Well, the weather outside is frightful, but our Montana-made gear is delightful! We are so proud of the small businesses and startups that are based in our home state, and we want to celebrate them this holiday season with our “shop small” inspired gift guide. Browse through our hand-picked gift ideas for the adventure junkies and mountain lovers on your list and enjoy!
The Bozeman-based company Sauce Headwear makes fun and functional apparel for elite winter athletes and outdoor enthusiasts alike. We chose the Polartec® Power Stretch® fleece-lined CHILL TOQUE; the unique swirl closure allows excess heat to escape, eliminates pointy seams and has a hole for the perfect high ponytail or braid! It comes in a large assortment of colors and patterns and makes the perfect gift for anyone that won't let the cold keep them indoors.
The Montana Shop is a great place to find one-of-a-kind, locally crafted goods that fully embody the Montana lifestyle. We particularly love their handmade salvaged wood signs, inspired by vintage trail and national park signs found throughout the state! They make the perfect “pièce de résistance” for the rustic home or snowbird’s cabin.
The makers of Adventurista Designs believe that you should be able to wear your favorite accessories anywhere and everywhere, from the slopes to the après ski party! Their lightweight, easy to wear baubles will give you the perfect pop of color. Have fun layering the delicate pieces together!
There’s nothing better than a stocking stuffed with delicious, specialty treats from Missoula-based companies Posh Chocolat and Black Coffee Roasting Co.! Posh Chocolat's handcrafted delicacies include everything from truffles and bars to drinkable chocolate! We love their fresh and unique flavors like Açaí Banana and Mojito - yum.
A bag of fresh beans from Black Coffee Roasting Co. is special because it is 100% organic. This local company is passionate about coffee, starting with how it is grown, roasted and blended to the sustainable packaging and delicious taste. Wake up and warm up with a serious cup of java.
Top off your Montanan-approved stocking with the handcrafted, organic and all-natural body care products from Sopeshop! They have everything from soaps, salves and body butters that moisturize and heal skin to arnica oil which helps reduce pain in muscles and joints. These soothing, locally-made products will make your skin happy, especially after a long day out on the slopes.
What are you favorite local goods?