September 15, 2018
Our Guide to Shopping in Sedona
Posted by: Lori Reinhold
Pack light when you come to Sedona because you’ll likely be returning home with your suitcases full. Sedona is an incredible place to shop, even if you don’t consider yourself a big shopper. Our favorite thing about shopping in Sedona is that you can buy things here that you simply can’t get anywhere else. From state-of-the-art hiking gear to handmade Native American jewelry, “energy empowered” beauty products to Western-inspired apparel, it won’t take long for you to find something unique and memorable with a truly “Sedona” flair. There are countless excellent places to shop in Sedona, but here are some of our favorites.
Sedona is an outdoor lover’s heaven. That’s why the town boasts some of the best outdoor and athletic shops in the Southwest. In Sedona, you will find everything you need to hike, cycle, practice yoga, rock climb, or whatever other adventure you prefer. Canyon Outfitters and Sedona Outdoors are our one-stop-shops for outdoor clothing, footwear, snacks, and gear. If you are strictly searching for hiking gear, head to The Hike House, a store dedicated entirely to Sedona’s intrepid red rock hikers. Here you will find excellent hiking gear as well as information on trails, guided hike opportunities, and tasty pre-hike fuel at their on-site eatery, the Energy Cafe. More of a cowboy at heart? Check out the Cowboy Corral, where you’ll find cowboy boots, Western shirts, vests, leather gun holsters, hats, and more. They have provided consulting for Walt Disney, Hollywood, and Civil and Indian War reenactors, so you know their stuff is the real deal.
A mecca for spirituality and wellness, Sedona has developed a thriving industry dedicated to helping both locals and visitors attain optimal health and inner balance. Located just two blocks from the Alma de Sedona Inn, Crystal Magic, is our favorite spot for books, crystals, tarot cards, incense, gifts, and more. In addition to selling a wide variety of metaphysical items, Mystical Bazaar also offers palm, chakra, and tarot readings and hosts classes on reiki healing, energy clearing, past life regression, and chakra awakening. Ramsey’s Rocks and Minerals has been selling rocks, gems, and jewelry since 1949. It is a great place to go to stock up on amethyst, turquoise, and silver as well as rarer stones like Carnelian Merkabah and Chrysocolla. They will even make you a custom piece of jewelry using your desired stone. For quality beauty products, head to Body Bliss Factory Direct. They sell locally made soaps, scrubs, lotions, essential oils, botanicals, and special “energy empowered” jewelery. All their products are made using organic and therapeutic grade essential oils, no parabens or other nasty. They also offer readings and healing services as well massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, and more.
Arts, Crafts & Native American Goods
It’s probably no news to you that Sedona is an incredible place to buy art, whether your preference is Native American artifacts or modern abstract paintings. Start at the Sedona Artist Market, a 8,000-square foot market selling goods from well over one hundred emerging and established artists. You’ll find jewelry, clothing, handmade baskets, photography, glass art, and an endless variety of fun and funky objects. As always, we also have to recommend Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, a beloved community space and shopping venue dedicated to Mexican, Southwestern, and Native American art. You could spend all day browsing their shops well-stocked with hand-crafted jewellery, folk art, fine rugs, kitchenware, music boxes, and more. It also boasts the greatest concentration of art galleries in Sedona. We like the Mountain Trails Gallery, Eclectic Image Gallery, and Andrea Smith Gallery. While you’re there, grab lunch at one of their great restaurants and spend the afternoon wandering its cobble stone pathways, charming arches, and bubbling fountains.
Every visitor to the Alma de Sedona Inn should also visit the Kachina House, our long-time friend and neighbor. As Arizona’s largest distributor of Native American art, Kachina House works directly with Native artists to bring the best local and handcrafted items to their shelves. Kachina deals directly with Native American artists and purchases nothing from Asia or non-native artisansHere you can purchase original Kachina dolls as well as beautiful jewelry, pottery, baskets, artifacts, rugs, and more. Even better, all Alma de Sedona guests get a discount on their purchase!
Planning a trip to Sedona? Book a stay at the Alma de Sedona Inn for warm service and unbeatable red rock views.