When it comes to giving gifts during the holidays it’s the thought that counts, right? True enough, but you also want to get it right!
Whether you’re holiday shopping for a Bozeman family, significant other, friends or coworkers, you want to show people you care by giving them a holiday present they’re sure to remember. But sometimes that’s easier said, than done, especially for those hard-to-shop-for folks (and we all have a couple of those on our list!)
So how do you nail this holiday gift giving business and give a gift that doesn’t end up being re-gifted? Let us help eliminate the stress! We’ve found some of the coolest holiday presents, gadgets, and unique gift ideas in some of Bozeman’s trendiest shops and stores. We’ve even broken them down by interests. What could be easier?
Did you know that alpaca is one of the best natural fibers for cold weather? It’s softer than cashmere, warmer than sheep's wool, and super-resistant to water. Hand-knit, 60” scarves are available for $70.00 and come in 5 colors. Ranch-owners, James and Sara Budd raise alpacas in Bozeman, MT, shear them on site and hand-knit a variety of items including socks, scarves, hats and hanging globes. Available at DistinctlyMontanaGifts.com.
Mother and daughter team, Michelle & Brie, offers a huge selection (over 100!) of olive oils, vinegars, spice blends, rubs, and artisan salts, all the elements that can transform an ordinary dish into something spectacular. Their oil and vinegars are built around an on-tap concept where customers pick and choose what they want, creating a true customer shopping experience. Olivelle is located right in Bozeman and offers cooking classes, gift cards, dips, spreads, crackers, pasta, sauces and more. If you have a foodie on your list, you’ve got to give them a try.
Do you know somebody with an artistic flair who loves unusual, hand-crafted items for their home decor? If so, check out Indikoi, right in downtown Bozeman. They offer hand-crafted items for the home such as ceramic sinks, lighting, and pottery. But they also have a store where they offer smaller hand-craft art pieces, in-store demonstrations and classes in the studio. From picture frames to jewelry, candles to bowls, there’s something for everybody.
Intrigue Ink has it all! Located in historic Downtown Bozeman, Intrigue Ink features designs that are hand drawn, created, and screen-printed by two sisters. Their goal is simple-- to provide creative, unique, and funky clothing, accessories, jewelry, and home-wares at reasonable prices. T-shirts start at $25.00, hats at $20.00, and earrings at just $15.00. There’s too much to list. Next time you’re in historic Downtown Bozeman, stop in and check them out!
Fly Fishers (or Wanna-Be Fly Fishers):
Whether you have a seasoned fly fisher on your list, a beginner who wants to learn more, or somebody who has expressed in interest in fly fishing, Bozeman fly shop and outfitter, Fin & Feathers is stocked full of quality gear, flies, and accessories. They also offer rental gear, fly fishing classes, fly-tying clinics, and fishing licenses for Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Guided fly fishing trips in the Bozeman area range from day trips to all-inclusive lodging packages depending on your budget. Surprise someone on your list and get them interested in one of Bozeman’s best known sports—fly fishing.
We’ve given you five suggestions, but know there’s lots more. Everybody has their favorite “go-to” shops when it comes to gift giving. Where do you go to find unique holiday gifts in Bozeman? Leave your suggestions in the comments and share the holiday love!