This holiday season, shop local for all your gifts!
By Liza Long
For the perfect holiday gifts this season, look no further than downtown Boise. A quick walk from BoDo to the Linen District to downtown 8th Street provides a plethora of options for every age and budget.
Boise Art Glass
Deck your halls with a hand-blown ornament from Boise Art Glass, or better yet, buy a gift certificate for a glass blowing class and learn to make them yourself.
1122 W. Front Street | 208.345.1825
www.boiseartglass.com | Instagram boiseartglass
All About Games
You’ll be seeing visions of sugar plums after spinning these colorful tops, the perfect stocking stuffer for kids of all ages, from All About Games. While you’re there, check out the new edition of Ticket to Ride as well as a wide assortment of board games and puzzles.
120 North 8th Street | 208.345.0204
www.aagboise.com | Instagram aagdowntown
Snake River Winery
Got holiday parties? Impress your hosts with a bottle of Snake River Winery’s locally grown, award winning Chardonnay, Cabernet, or Riesling. Or take a break from shopping by trying a flight of wines in their centrally located downtown tasting room, complimentary with wine purchase.
786 W. Broad St | 208.345.WINE
www.snakeriverwinery.com | Instagram snake_river_winery
R. Grey Gallery
With its wide selection of unique jewelry, art, home furnishings, and objets d’arte, R. Grey Gallery in BoDo has something for everyone on your list. These whimsical stuffed monsters hand-created from recycled materials will make children of any age—and the young at heart—laugh with joy.
415 S. 8th Street | 208.385.9337
www.rgreygallery.com | Instagram rgreygallery
For out of this world retro fun, stop by Atomic Treasures in Bodo. You know you have someone in your life who yearns to find these antique letterpress dies in his or her stocking. Make your holiday giving truly green with vintage finds.
409 South 8th Street | 208.344.0811
www.atomictreasures.com | Instagram #atomictreasures
Idaho Mountain Touring
Got someone on your list who’s been extra nice? Idaho Mountain Touring has a candy-colored, Greenbelt-ready bicycle with her name on it (hint, honey!). If a new cycle’s a bit out of your price range, they carry plenty of less expensive gear for fitness enthusiasts of all persuasions.
1310 W. Main St.| 208.336.3854
www.idahomountaintouring.com | Instagram Idaho Mountain Touring
Echelon Fine Home
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones we give ourselves. Give your home a holiday makeover with beautiful, timeless furnishings and accessories from Echelon. From candles to couches, Echelon carries everything you need to transform your house into a home that reflects your unique style.
1404 W. Main Street (free parking!) | 208-906-0500
www.echelonfinehome.com | Instagram echelonfinehome
What should you get for the person who has everything? He or she would probably appreciate pretty much any little luxury from a’Tavola, but you might consider this stylish gratitude gift pack, with thank you cards and a journal; for real gratitude, top it off with an exquisite handmade truffle.
1515 W. Grove St. | 208.336.3641
www.atavolaboise.com | Instagram atavolaboise
Need to put a holiday care package together for your relatives back East? Taters has got your spud-themed foods, t-shirts, and other tchotchkes to show your love of Idaho. They will even ship fresh potatoes!
249 S. 8th St. | 208.338.1062 | www.idahotaters.com
Sure, you could use an ordinary notebook. But don’t give one! Rediscovered Books carries a wide selection of Moleskins, the perfect gift for your favorite local writer this holiday season. While you’re there, consider giving local as well: Rediscovered’s expanded location offers a wide selection of books by Boise authors.
180 N. 8th St. | 208.376.4229
www.rdbooks.org | Instagram rediscoveredbooks
Are you looking for fabulous accessories at affordable prices? From hats to ties to handbags, The Crazy Neighbor is your partner in gift-giving treasures this holiday season. And their eclectic costume jewelry will make you the star at holiday parties.
1415 W Grove St. | 208.957.6480
www.crazyneighbor.biz | Instagram Crazy Neighbor
Fire Fusion Studio
If you’re looking for unique, Idaho-inspired jewelry, home décor, or souvenirs, Fire Fusion’s award winning artist Delia Dante creates handmade metal and enamel treasures sure to delight anyone on your gift list. She also teaches classes to aspiring makers.
1124 W. Front Street | 208.345.1825
www.firefusion-studio.com | Instagram firefusionstudio