It isn't tough at all to come up with gift ideas for people who live in the Phoenix area. If my 5 Local Gift Ideas - Part 1, 5 Local Gift Ideas - Part 2, Football Fans Gift Ideas or Baseball Fans Gift Ideas didn't work for you, maybe something on this list will be just what you were looking for.
Arizona Science Center
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- For the Soccer Lover
Mexico vs. Denmark (Buy Tickets Direct)
Soccer fans rejoice! The Mexican National Team last played here in 2009. They will kick off the 2013 U.S. Tour against Denmark on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Kickoff will be at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.
- For the Dinosaur Lover
Arizona Science Center
There's always exciting adventures going on at the museum in downtown Phoenix, but the Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs will only be in town through January 21, 2013. It is the largest touring collection of dinosaur skeletons and robotics. It costs between $19 and $24 to see the dinosaurs, and that includes General Admission to Arizona Science Center. If you want to visit the Planetarium or see the IMAX film there are additional charges. I recommend that you purchase tickets in advance, in case it sells out.
- For the Genealogy Lover
Family History Expo
A two day event in Mesa on January 18 and 19, 2013. Seminars, workshops vendors. $79 per person for both days, single day tickets also offered.
- For the Car Lover
Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction
January 13 - 20, 2013 in North Scottsdale. There are different prices for different days, day and evening sessions, packages, etc. Individual tickets for sessions range from $10 to $43 per person. All week passes start at $100.
- For the Golf Lover
Waste Management Phoenix Open
"The Greatest Show on Grass" will be held from January 28 through February 3, 2013 in Scottsdale. General Admission tickets are $25. You can buy them in advance with an extra fee if it's for a gift (Buy Direct), or you can purchase tickets at the gate.
- For the Flight Lover
Turf Soaring School
In Peoria there's a place where you can take either scenic or aerobatic glider rides. They are great fun! Prices start at $109. You can receive a gift certificate by email.
- For the Outdoors Lover
Urban Fishing License
Purchase a 2013 license for a family member or friend. An Urban Fishing Program (Class U) license for people age 14 and older is good for all 21 Urban Fishing Program lakes, and 16 of them are in the Greater Phoenix area. See them on a map. The cost of an urban fishing license is $18.50. Under age 14 a license is not required for urban fishing.
- For the Music and Garden Lover
Music in the Garden
On select Sundays the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix hosts live concerts by local bands. A ticket is $21 for adults and $8 for children 3-12, and includes garden admission.