Arts & Culture Deal Family Food, Restaurants & Dining Spotlight Fara Illich November 12, 2009

With the holidays nearly upon us, money is getting even tighter. Here are some recommendations for gifts you can pick up Downtown for just a little cash.
A Little Goes a Long Way
Give the gift of a gift certificate to a local business. Just $20 can buy you 4 $5 gift certificates to local businesses like Lux, Red Hot Robot, Bunky Boutique or MADE. At each of these businesses, a little goes a long way.
Give the Gift of Membership–It Lasts All Year Long!
Navajo Storyteller Angels byMarilyn AtsoJust $40 at the AZ Science Center, $60 at the Heard Museum or $75 at Phoenix Art Museum gives the gift of membership all year long. Plus, at all of the above cultural destinations, members get 10 percent off at in-house cafes and shops. For instance, you can find the pictured Navajo Storyteller Angels by Marilyn Atso at the Heard Museum Shop.
Thoughtful Gifts
For a well-chosen bottle of wine, stop by Cheuvront on Central. They can help you choose something affordable and wonderful. Plus, they have a wide selection of cheeses to compliment your choice of wine. It is a gift someone will be glad you took the time to choose.
A simple handmade ornament makes a thoughtful gift. Pick up some handmade ornaments at the Heard Museum Ornament Marketplace November 27-29. Ornaments are unique and start at only $12. Speaking of handmade, MADE offers great jewelry at even better prices! 
For the ASU fan, stop in their Bookstore downtown to browse official merchandise.
For the Foodie
Stop by the Downtown Phoenix Public Market and pick up a mix of hummus, coffee, chocolate, fish, bread, eggs, chocolate, pasta and more! Your foodie friends will thank you, and you can make up a great basket for under $40.