Jolley's is the last of a dying breed, the mom and pop video store.
I can remember when I didn't know what a 'Blockbuster' or a 'Hollywood Video' was, but sadly those days are long gone.
Jolley's is one of the few places you can find with edited-for-content videos, but they also rent out the unedited versions.
Not just a rotating stock of the newest releases, Jolley's still has a substantial library of classic movies.
They'll even rent out a room in their SugarHouse location that seats about 15 to screen the old classics for about $50 dollars. Neat, huh?
Plenty of good family and LDS films, plus 50 cent rentals after nine.
Spoons and Spice is packed with kitchen items and a lot of the times I've visited (especially around the holidays) its also been packed with customers.
Carrying all the latest gadgets, cookbooks, cookie cutters, shot glasses, utensils, juicers and pots and pans and oodles more.
So much to see, so little space, but so much fun to shop in!
They have all the best in top quality cookware and also every random doodad and geegaw you can imagine.
I love this store!
The trademark of this cool store is a crate full of occasion appropriate and unusual gifts.
They have a fabulous website makes it easy to look like you are a caring, thoughtful and clever gift giver, but I prefer to putter around the retail store, myself.
There are flowers, the 'girlfriend crate,' quirky ideas such as the 'flirty feet crate' or crates full of sweets.
The store manages to be both cozy and contemporary, filled with not just their signature gifts and flowers but also hip home decor items.
Prices can get steep, especially with the flowers, but the quality is unbeatable.
The staff can be a bit standoffish, but that might have just been my visiting on an 'off' day.
You probably wouldn't think of the lobby of a law office when you're thinking about safety gear for your bike ride.
But this local law firm is the place to go for helmets at ridiculously low prices: $5 for kids' sizes, $8 for adults.
But there's got to be a catch, right?
Unless you count having a sticker with the office's phone number on the side of your helmet's cardboard box, nope, there's not!
Just a clever promotion combined with concern for safety, and the consumer is a winner.
I can't speak for their legal skills, but I am impressed with this service that they provide.
Every child (and adult!) who rides a bike needs to wear a helmet.
Graywhale is a great place to go if you love to peruse the racks for just the right addition to your record collection.
You can visit the listening area where any album may be reviewed before purchase. This is a fantastic idea, as it allows you to experience a wider selection of artists that you might otherwise overlook.
If you need any advice as to what's new or what you should check out, simply grab one of the good-natured employees for some knowledgeable advice.
If you aren't into conversing with the help, just keep to yourself.
The employees are just as happy to let you browse at your own pace. On occasion, you might encounter someone with a bit of a hipster superiority complex, but that's to be expected in an independent music store.
Fantastic used selection, not only of music but also movies and the prices are great.
Plenty of Hello Kitty and Sanrio character paraphernalia.
Lots of varied anime and manga comics.
Figurines,action figures, toys and other novelties.
A big selection of kimonos, sandals and Japanese health and hygeine products as well as candies and snacks, all hard to find in a city like Salt Lake.
They also carry authentic wares such as tea sets, origami paper and samurai swords.
Friendly but quiet staff and reasonable prices.
Located in a converted gas station, Liberty Heights Fresh has a great selection of gourmet items and organic or out-of-season fruits and veggies.
The produce is beautiful though it can be expensive. I think it's worth the price to support a local business and shop in such a fun and engaging environment.
If you're looking for a ripe, flavorful tomato out of season or berries any time of year, this is where you need to be.
A fantastic cheese selection and olive bar.
The staff is more than willing to give samples and their fresh bread is divine,
Parking can get a little hairy, but you can always park on a nearby residential street and take a little stroll.
Decades is another great local shop that you'll want to spend some time in.
Vintage finds galore, with reasonable prices for most items (although they can get pretty pricey for hot antiques and real 'finds'), you'll want to go back often as new stock is always arriving.
Lots of fabulous old costume jewelry, hats, shoes and purses.
Things are crammed sort of willy nilly, but that's part of the fun of vintage shopping.
A good selection of both women's and men's items, shopping here is a blast.
This is a really neat little store in St. George, offering amazing vintage furniture finds, new pieces, heaps of home accessories and some thrifted and locally designed clothing and accessories.
The layout is fun and funky if a little cluttered and you could spend a good deal of time picking up interesting trinkets and scoping out one of a kind pieces of furniture for your home.
Prices range from extremely reasonable to pricey depending on the item.
My only qualm has been that the staff has seemed rather aloof the few times I've asked questions.
Not what you'd expect in southern Utah and certainly worth a visit.
A novice hiker, I was overwhelmed when I first visited Kirkhams for my first pair of hiking boots.
The fabulous staff put me at ease, made me feel like they'd take all the time in the world to find just what I needed.
They had a huge selection and I ended up with a perfect pair of boots still serving me well 5 years later.
Also a great selection of outfoor guidebooks and camping cookbooks.
Stop by around the holiday season for unusual stocking stuffers from the warmest wool socks to funky fleece mittens, even kazoos, mini flashlights and outdoor themed cookie cutters.
A neat store to visit whether you're a mountain man or a weekend warrior.