Guide to Shopping Local in Mesa, AZ | Visit Mesa

Posted By Visit Mesa Team
November 15, 2023

Mesa's Hidden Treasures: Your Guide to Shopping Local

Explore unique treasures with our guide to Mesa's year-round local shopping.

Mesa brims with unique shopping opportunities all year round. From everyday finds to special occasions like Mother's Day and holiday shopping, our local stores and markets provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Whether it's Small Business Saturday or any other day, Mesa's local gems make it a shopping paradise all year round.

Downtown Markets & Boutiques

Saturdays in Downtown Mesa buzz with life at the Farmers Market, where fresh tunes meet fresh produce. Then, every third Thursday evening, the Sunset Market lights up with artisan crafts and lively entertainment. December's markets shine with holiday spirit, offering festive treasures that embody Mesa’s community vibe.

Stroll down Main Street and discover the heart of Mesa's unique boutiques. From retro gems to chic fashion, these shops are not just stores; they're stories of Mesa's dynamic small business culture.

Local Gather

Local Gather is a celebration of all things Mesa. This boutique showcases a wide range of products from local artisans and makers. From handmade jewelry and home décor to artisanal foods and skincare, it’s a local shopping experience that truly reflects the heart and soul of Mesa.

Local Gather

Mesa Market Place Swap Meet

Don't miss the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet, a vibrant marketplace where you can find everything from crafts to collectibles. This local favorite is perfect for those seeking unique gifts and experiences.

Mesa Marketplace Swap Meet

Goldfield Ghost Town's Mother Lode Mercantile

Nestled in the Goldfield Ghost Town, an 1890's mining camp on the historic Apache Trail, Mother Lode Mercantile is a one stop shop for all unique and quirky southwestern souvenirs! With items ranging from their delicious gold nugget fudge (real gold flakes!), Arizona candies, or anything else you'd expect from a wild west town! Don't forget to take a break from shopping to enjoy the scenic views of the Superstition Mountains.

Motherlode Merchantile @ Goldfield Ghost Town

Did you know? In 2022, Mesa visitors spent over $115 million on retail purchases alone. By supporting small and local businesses, you can help make a greater impact on our community.

Source: 2022 Mesa Visitor Impact Report, Tourism Economics

The Store at Mesa Arts Center

Make sure to visit the Store at Mesa Arts Center, where art enthusiasts can find a myriad of one-of-a-kind treasures. This cultural hub offers an array of handcrafted items, from stunning artwork to creative crafts made by local artists. It's the perfect spot to find a piece that adds artistic flair to your home or a thoughtful gift for someone special.

Mesa Arts Center

Arizona Museum of Natural History Gift Shop

Explore the wonders of the past at the Arizona Museum of Natural History. More than just a museum, it's a treasure trove of unique gifts and souvenirs. From educational toys to books and artifacts, shopping here is a journey through history, offering something special for curious minds of all ages.

Arizona Museum of Natural History

Mesa Historical Museum Gift Shop

Discover Mesa's rich heritage at the Mesa Historical Museum. This charming museum not only provides insights into the city's past but also features a selection of locally-inspired gifts and memorabilia. Whether you're a history buff or just looking for something uniquely Mesa, this is your go-to destination.

Mesa Historical Museum

OliveSpa at Queen Creek Olive Mill

If you’ve heard of Queen Creek Olive Mill, then (hopefully) you’ve heard about their OliveSpa! Bath & body oils, soaps, essential oils, balms, butters, and more are made by the OliveSpa on location at the Queen Creek Olive Mill using all-natural ingredients. Extra virgin olive oil is the main ingredient, of course, and it’s a natural skin moisturizer, among other added benefits! A gift from the OliveSpa is fresh and unique, so be sure to add it to your list of small businesses to shop!

OliveSpa @ Queen Creek Olive Mill

Barnone at Agritopia

Talk about products that come straight from maker to buyer – Barnone at Agritopia is a community for skilled craftsmen to make and sell their handcrafted goods. You can experience 12 of Arizona’s best makers, from woodworkers to experimental winemakers, and more, up close! A special gift from Barnone and The Farm Store is sure to impress your friends and family.

Barnone @ Agritopia

Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms is Arizona's largest organic peach grower and they have some scrumptious items waiting for you. Get your fresh baked pies, cinnamon rolls, homemade fudge, and a variety of jams, salsa and preserve when you shop at Schnepf Farms onsite bakery!

Schnepf Farm Store

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