This November Bookmans stores across Arizona ask customers to be a part of our Shop Local, Give Local campaign. As all six of our entertainment exchanges partner with local commerce in our communities with the intent to promote shopping locally this and future holiday seasons. Bookmans Flagstaff has actively reached out to our friends in the form of book signings with local authors and partnering with Flag staple businesses like Animas Trading Co. It’s simple to shop and give locally. All you have to do is get out there and SHOP! Before fighting crowds at the mall and major retailers, take part in the experiences awaiting you in your own backyard. To help you get started, Bookmans Flag compiled a list of some of our favorite local businesses in this mountain oasis. From buying gifts at the Old Town Shops to getting drinks exclusively brewed in Arizona at The State Bar, this town is full of opportunities to support Flagstaff’s and Arizona’s local economy.

Shop Local Give Local 2014

The Sweet Shoppe and Nut House
Located at 15 East Aspen Avenue across form Heritage Square in the heart of downtown Flag, The Sweet Shoppe offers gourmet confections with an old timey feel. Offering an array homemade fudge, caramel apples and gelato, The Sweet Shoppe has something for everyone. Stocking Stuffers are made easy with all the delectable treats available. Heads up to our dear friends in Phoenix, The Sweet Shoppe just opened a second location in Tempe on Mill Ave.

Second Chance Center for Animals
A rescue that rescues from the rescues? Yup, that’s right. Second Chance rescues pets that are scheduled for euthanasia and offers these lovable pets a place to crash before finding them a forever home. Working with rescues in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, Second Chance is located at 11665 N. Hwy 89 and has become a huge part of the Flagstaff community. Celebrate the holidays by opening up your home to a loving pet in need of a family.

Flagstaff Jean Company.
Before you head to the major retailers in search of a pair of jeans, stop by Flagstaff Jean Company. Owner Andrea Labelle came up with Flagstaff Jean Co. after suffering through years of frustration trying to find a pair of jeans that fit properly. She created a business that offers a variety of jeans that fit any body shape and any budget. With the help of a well-trained staff, finding the perfect pair of blues is made easy at Flagstaff Jean Company.

Proper Meats + Provisions
From the wonderful people that brought you Criollo comes Proper Meats + Provisions. Located just south of the tracks in Flagstaff downtown, Proper Meats provides fine quality meats sourced exclusively from local farms in Arizona. Proper Meats also offers a full deli menu as well as whole cuts to take home. All meats sold at this throwback to old time butcheries are humanly and sustainably raised. Stop my Proper Meats for all your holiday dinner needs.

Wanderlust Brewing Co.
Would be a Shop Local, Give Local article for Flagstaff without a brewery mention? That wouldn’t be very Flagstaffarian of us, would it? Owned and operated by Nathan Friedman, Wanderlust offers regular and season beers brewed right here in Flagstaff and opens its doors three days a week to patrons. You can find Wanderlust brewed beers in a number of Flagstaff establishments. Stop by Wanderlust during its normal business hours Thursday through Saturday and enjoy the very Flagstaff feel of this local brewery.

There you have it, just a few of our favorite places to visit in Flag. But enough from us. What are some of your fave local businesses? Tell us in the comments below.