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Best Places To Buy Homemade Gifts In Las Vegas

May 29, 2012 6:00 AM

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Homemade gifts are not only fun and creative, they also show the recipient that you took extra care in finding that perfect gift. These unique gift shops offer customizable, handmade and one of a kind merchandise. Get something for the kids, or find something fabulous for the friend who has everything. You impress the one unwrapping your present and smile from ear to ear yourself.
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Rao’s Specialty Foods
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7731
www.raos.com

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to cook or is an Italian at heart, Rao’s Specialty Foods is a great place to shop. Located in Caesar’s Palace, Rao’s traditional sauces are made from natural ingredients, fresh vegetables, and whole peeled plum Italian tomatoes from the San Marzano region. The homestyle Italian favorites from recipes passed down for generations make amazing and unique gifts. You can also create your own marinades and dressings or find specialty oils and aged balsamic vinegars. The gift sets sold here are also a wonderful, homemade choice to give a friend or family member. Try the customized 3-pack gift box which includes three, 24 ounce jars of the sauce of your choice. Larger families will enjoy the dinner for eight or the pasta and sauce sampler gift box, while little ones can receive the Rao’s Little Chef gift for their very first Italian dinner at home.

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Studio 8 Ten
810 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 644-9418
www.studio8ten.com

Studio 8 Ten is located in the Downtown area and sells all kinds of handmade gifts. From bath and paper products to apparel, jewelry and home decor, everything sold here is created on the spot. If you’re shopping for someone who has a special connection with his or her pooch, the shop also sells handmade items for pets. Find natural dog shampoos, bones and treats, toys and organic catnip and pet beds. Each month, local Las Vegas artists can participate in “Studio 8 Ten Presents,” which is a guest artist program that features the work of one of more artists. Donations are accepted and classes and workshops are available.

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The Cookie Zoo
1525 E Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 361-8885
www.cookiezoo.com

At The Cookie Zoo, you’ll find deliciously fresh-baked homemade cookies. There is so much here to make a wonderful gift basket pop or to give a party or get together a little extra something. Get treats, gourmet food baskets, logo or photo cookies, fruit trays, party favors, and plush holiday items. You can even create cookie trays centered around a theme–think zoo animals for kids’ birthday parties or flowers for a thank-you gift basket. If you’re shopping with someone who is trying to surpress their sweet tooth, healthier fruit or veggie appetizer trays are available. The Cookie Zoo is located across from McCarran airport between Spencer and Paradise. Deliveries are available.

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Ripa de Monti
3355 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 733-1004
www.ripademontiglass.com

Ripa de Monti, located in the Venetian Hotel, makes beautiful, one-of-a-kind hand blown glass pieces perfect for those shopping for a housewarming gift. The vibrant and sleek creations are formed into gorgeous vases, unique and creative sculptures and adorable knick knacks. You can also find pretty jewelry in the form of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The jewelry can be sold alone or in a set, and are a perfect gift for all ages. The wonderful colors and shapes are fun, whimsical and sophisticated all at once. This shop also features the work of Livio de Marchi, a Venetian wood sculptor.

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Popped
9480 South Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 998-9234
www.poppedcornshop.com

This gourmet popcorn spot has the traditional tastes we’ve come to love over the years, with a futuristic technique of making it. Popped makes the first frozen popcorn in the world using molecular gastronomy, and also flavors not infused with nitrogen. Cups of popcorn start at $2 each, and for an extra dollar, customers can add frozen nitrogen, which drops the popcorn’s temperature to 300 degrees below zero. Only in Vegas will you find the Marilyn Monroe flavor, a blend of white chocolate, coconut and gold leaf. Or try the Chicago, a mixture of organic apple chips and premium caramel. Gift baskets are customizable sold in various sizes and styles. The flavors featured at Popped change daily, so there’s always something new and exciting to try when you pop in.

Elysha Perry is a freelance writer in Las Vegas. She covers Style & Fashion, offering personal tips and shopping guidance for every budget. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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