For people having trouble finding the perfect Utah gift for their out-of-state friends, the University Mall has the answer - Made In Utah.
Made In Utah, a gift and souvenir shop, is full of products that are made, grown, caught or about Utah, said John B. Huntsman, store manager. Products reflect the Utah lifestyle and range from canned Utah trout to Kanab wonderstone and Provo-crafted nutcrackers.At the official grand opening Tuesday, Provo-Orem Chamber of Commerce President Steve Densley said he was impressed with the concept and gave his support to Huntsman.
"Our own state has a lot of terrific items for gifts or for your own personal use," Huntsman said.
The store welcomes the sale of commercially manufactured products as well as hand-crafted items. Made In Utah has about 150 suppliers, the majority of which are home businesses.
Huntsman said he got the idea from a similar store in Idaho and started searching in July for marketable Utah products.