It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the season of giving (and getting). Las Vegas has plenty of great places to shop, from large malls to small locally owned stores with every gift you can imagine. But if you’re looking for a gift as unique as the city itself, check out our only-in-Vegas gift guide.
Chocolate and hockey: Making dentists rich since 1875
Las Vegas doesn’t have Willy Wonka, but we do have Ethel M Chocolates. The city’s hometown chocolate factory, 2 Cactus Garden Dr., Henderson, offers plenty of ways to sweeten up the holidays. Choose from a variety of fresh-crafted, small-batch, premium chocolates, including a 16-piece Collectible Vegas Golden Knights Tin for $30. Lots of VGK fans in the family? Knock out your holiday shopping all at once with the three-pack of the tins for $60.
Born and raised
Your Las Vegas lady will love showing off her sterling silver-plated 702 Charm Bracelet from Store702, 8866 S Eastern Avenue. The local shop creates a variety of Las Vegas-themed items including shirts, hats and accessories—plus lots of Vegas Golden Knights fan gear. As for the stainless-steel bracelet, three number charms boldly display “7”-“0”-“2” – the original Las Vegas area code. Cost: $20. Hometown pride: Priceless.
Champagne wishes and caviar dreams
Impress your foodie friends with the 30 grams of luxury Epicurean Atelier Caviar; the same caviar served at Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. Neighborhood hotspot Forte Tapas, seen on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, sells the caviar at its in-restaurant shop, 4180 S Rainbow Blvd. #806, for $85. You can also pick up a bottle of the eatery’s bespoke Forte & Friends wine for $18.
A high-octane gift
Coffee lovers will perk up on Christmas morning when they unwrap a bottle of Cannabrew by Hope Nevada. The cannabis-infused cold brew coffee offers a jolt of caffeine and 50-100 mg of THC, sourced from naturally-grown flower in Nevada. Plus, it tastes great with Santa’s leftover cookies. The 8 oz. bottle of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is available for purchase at The+Source dispensary, 9480 S. Eastern Ave. and 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd., for $15 to $25.
Viva vintage Vegas
Las Vegas has a colorful past, a glistening present and a bright future. Those who long for the good old days will find a rare assortment of collectibles at the Gambler’s Book Club, 800 South Main St. A Vegas institution with the widest selection of gaming titles and more, the store’s original vintage Vegas set includes three Barbary Coast matchbooks, a Desert Inn Casino wet wipe, a Dunes Hotel & Casino swizzle stick, an El Rancho Vegas swizzle stick, postcard, and deck of playing cards, a Nob Hill Casino matchbook, a Silver City Casino matchbook and a Thunderbird Hotel and Casino matchbook, all for only $9.99.
Now you’re chalking
The Las Vegas-based TV hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ended in 2015, but the crime drama lives on in syndication. We’re betting that fans would kill for a Chalk Outlined Towel from the Clark County Coroner’s Office in Las Vegas. The terry velour beach towel is the perfect way to show off your body of evidence. It’s sold online for $40, and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit Coroner Employee Wellness Program.
T&A 12 months a year
The 2019 Golden Goddesses of Fantasy calendar is the gift that keeps on giving–all day, every day, through next Christmas. Each month features the sexy dancers of the Las Vegas show Fantasy at the Luxor Hotel & Casino wearing nothing but gold tape. Better yet, the ladies of Fantasy will be hosting calendar signings throughout the holiday season. Cost for the calendar is $20, a portion of which will be donated to support the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in memory of Robin Leach.
Her heart has gone on in Las Vegas for 15 years, but Celine Dion’s critically-acclaimed residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is coming to an end on June 8, 2019. That means tickets to the Grammy-winning singer’s state-of-the-art Las Vegas show are a truly limited-edition Las Vegas gift.