Pulling out the same old chipped ornaments, ragged wreaths, snagged stockings and a tangle of rainbow-colored lights? This season, it’s time to ditch the what-was décor and visit four of our favorite festive local shops. They’re bursting at the seams with fresh finds to help you get your home haute for the holidays.
Don’t let the name fool you; this is much more than a garden store (though year-round, it’s a great resource for green thumbs). During the holidays, this is the go-to spot for fun and festive decorating ideas and gifts. Their themed holiday displays are among the best in the city, using unique decorations and seasonal foliage. 678 S. 700 East, 801-595-6622
Stock up on traditional holiday plants like poinsettias and Christmas Cacti. If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, choose white-flowering plants like phalaenopsis, hydrangea, azalea and paperwhites. Talented designers can create custom plant and floral gifts. And don’t forget to stop by the gift shop, offering a well-edited selection home and garden accessories. 2735 S. 2000 East, SLC, 801-485-2542; 12252 S. Draper Gate Drive, Draper, 801-676-0935
The charming Salt Lake boutique and floral shop—and a second Draper outpost—are filled to the brim with traditional favorites. Think glittering ornaments, candy cane-striped accessories, fluffy white-bearded Santa figurines and pine- and cranberry-scented candles and lotions, plus festive florals, great garlands and unique made-to-order wreaths.444 S. 700 East, SLC, 801-521-4773; 611 W. 12300 South, Draper, 801-542-7159
A holiday decorator’s paradise. Rows of tinsel-strewn trees, towers of twinkling lights and endless shelves of candy-colored ornaments make Modern Display a one-stop shop for holiday goods. For inspiration, check out their color-coordinated holiday vignettes. 424 S. 700 East, SLC, 801-355-7427