Local Gift Ideas for the Mystical Healer who Reads Tarot and Talks to Plants
You certainly wouldn’t know it at first glance, but Salt Lake City holds a litany of gifts for your local witch and healer. Sacred symbols and sweet reprieves can be found right here in the valley with bubbles, botany and mystic baubles aplenty waiting for their next worthy owner. Come in closer, pull back the curtain and find three local harbors outfitted with any gifts you may need to celebrate the inauguration of winter with those who have you spellbound.
3834 S Main St, SLC, UT | Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. | croneshollow.com
Any local witch who is worth their salt knows Crone’s Hollow is the foremost galleria of witchy-goodness. Owned by practicing pagans from various local covens, the shop is home to enchanting splendors for every mage, from the curious to the learned to the local legend. Filled to the cauldron’s brim with various statuettes, crystals, tarot cards, books, hand-crafted incense and more, Crone’s Hollow boasts an assortment of affordable gifts perfect for any loved ones who could use some Yuletide cheer.
Offering classes, psychic/medium readings, custom-crafted spell candles and year-round guidance, this downtown storefront also holds bustling opportunities for non-traditional, experience-oriented gifts. If Store Manager Durriken Homewood could let Salt Lake residents know one thing about the local pagan community, it would simply and powerfully be: “We’re here.”
If you find that you’re behind on accumulating treasures for those near and dear this winter solstice, simply venture southbound on Main Street and let the warm, lightly scented threshold of Crone’s Hollow welcome you to a world of gifts you may have otherwise overlooked. You name it, they have it. As wintertime is the season of giving, Crone’s Hollow also donates all money offered at the feet of their deity statues. Previous recipients of their blessed donations have included The Trevor Project and the local unhoused community.
365 W 900 S SLC, UT | Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | orchiddynasty.com
As “purveyors of photosynthetic carbon-based lifeforms,” Orchid Dynasty is a mom-and-pop oasis nestled downtown. It’s no secret that blossoms and foliage are intrinsic to many spiritual practices, and from the everyday to the downright strange, Orchid Dynasty is guaranteed to have an orchid (starting at $40) or exotic plant (starting at $25) to suit any season’s greeting.
Renourish Kombucha Tap Room
1314 S 500 E Ste 100A, SLC, UT | Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m.–5 p.m. | renourishtaproom.com
A bubbling potion composed of locally-sourced spices, herbs, fruit and flora, kombucha is a great gift fit for any witching hour rendezvous. Owned and operated by Raquel Speroni, Renourish Kombucha Tap Room is a sweet Sugar House haven, stocked with seven frothy, fruity local brews on tap. The wide-ranging health benefits of kombucha transcend its reputation as a happy-hour glass of tea and launches the brew straight into the elixir category. Each glass is swimming with gut-healthy probiotics, aiding digestion with every tiny sip. If you have a loved one who is just starting to hone their craft, share with them the capabilities of kombucha to ensure that their energy and health is reserved for their magic.
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