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Silk Fringe Tassel Earrings ($31) - Anthropologie-esque earrings from Bess Blakey Design make a perfect gift for a stylish sister or, perhaps, yourself for an upcoming holiday party! (Image: Bess Blakey)

Shop Local: An Idaho Small Business Gift Guide

The Idaho Panhandle hugs Eastern Washington and in this great state, you’ll find a wonderful assortment of products ready to amp up your holiday gift giving.

The mountains and valleys of Idaho inspire so much. From art to jewelry to outdoor essentials, I’ve found that Idaho embodies a calm, therapeutic spirit. I’ve driven through a handful of times, and once, spent a long weekend in the greater Boise area. It’s truly a wonderful place and supporting the artisans and businesses who call Idaho home seems only natural during this holiday season.

When you choose to shop small from Northwest companies, you’re choosing to infuse funds, hope, and a future into families who call this land home. Let’s embrace Idaho with our dollars, I’m sure you’ll find something you adore!

Mountain Prints ($10+) - Idaho artist, Kara McCutchen, captures Pacific Northwest mountains in such a bright and beautiful way. Choose the one that speaks to you, or frame a series, to bring the great outdoors inside. Originals and commissions available.

Silk Fringe Tassel Earrings ($31) - Anthropologie-esque earrings from Bess Blakey Design make a perfect gift for a stylish sister or, perhaps, yourself for an upcoming holiday party!

Killer Creamery Keto Ice Cream ($36) - Shopping for a low-carb family member or friend? Surprise them with a few pints from Killer!

Lucky Bums Sled ($30) - Get ready for some winter fun with the classic saucer sled. They say it’s best for kids 8-108. Start praying for snow!

Virgo Darling Vintage (varies) - For those looking for a one of a kind gift, browse Virgo Darling’s Vintage offerings. This Boise cottage boutique is filled with absolute treasures my shopping cart is full! New items available as well.

Flying M Coffee ($10) - Years ago I visited Flying M in Nampa and to this day, I still adore that cup of coffee.

All the Music You Can Dream Of (varies) - The Record Exchange is Idaho’s largest independent music store. Shop through their online portals to find the music you need and if you’re ever in Idaho, pop into their retail location in BoDo (that’s Boise Downtown and it’s a must see!).

First Lite Outdoor Gear (varies) - If I’m going to purchase outdoor equipment, it only makes sense to shop from a shop with outdoor expertise. And, that’s exactly what the folks at First Lite have. Situated in Central Idaho near Sun Valley, First Lite’s mountain headquarters makes for the perfect landscape for testing, sharing, and educating about public lands, hunting, outdoor activities, and more.

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy ($14-43) - A favorite since the 80s, this lotion comes from the Camille Beckman factory, the first awarded “Green Building” in Idaho.

Idaho Spud Candy Box ($22) - Is this the year to make an Idaho Spud in your family’s stockings a tradition? Don’t worry, there isn’t actually potato in this treat :) Be sure to try Huckleberry Gems too!

Plant Therapy Essential Oils (varies) - Twin Falls, Idaho is home to Plant Therapy. Choose an assortment of oils from their top 50 list or opt for a curated set. They even have one tailored for kids!

Huckleberry BBQ Rub ($10) - Idaho is well known for their huckleberry harvest and although that normally elicits sweet notes, give this savory rub a try! Maybe the syrup too, nothing is better than huckleberry syrup on homemade pancakes.

Looking for more Northwest goods? We have similar posts featuring local gift ideas from Washington and Oregon too!