Holiday Gift Guide: For the Local Lover

Thanksgiving has come and gone and it's time to start thinking about holiday gift-giving. While we believe in shopping locally year-round, we push for it even more during the holiday season. We'll be bringing you our gift guides for all the special folks in your life, so be sure to stop back and see what we think they'll love. To kick things off we're featuring gift ideas for the person in your life who loves to shop from local artisans and appreciates items made by hand.


Red Cedar Studio: Pick up a handmade wooden cutting board, serving board or wine stopper, made by Daleen Boe. She's taught herself everything she knows and she uses materials from Specialty Hardwoods here in Moscow.

Orchard Farm Soap: Made by hand in small batches by Kate Jaeckel, Orchard Farm Soaps are made with organic, fair trade and unrefined ingredients-- and they smell good too! According to Kate using her soap is easy as 1, 2, 3. Step 1: Get Soap. Step 2: Get Naked. Step 3: Get clean. Pick up individual bars or products that she's thoughtfully packaged together for gifts.

Mountain Blue Eye Jewelry: Stacy Boe Miller (sister to Daleen from Red Cedar Studio... so much talent in that family!) has been making jewelry for about ten years and her style suits a variety of tastes. She uses metals, that she hammers and solders by hand, and beads in blues and greens, which represent her love of the outdoors. Have an outdoorsy person in your life who also loves fun jewelry? Mountain Blue Eye is for you.

Jewelry by Kimberly Vincent: You might recognize Kimberly by her long, flowing white locks, but you'll recognize her thoughtfully made jewelry by the stones she uses (lots of turquoise) and hand-hammered silver and copper. Her earrings and necklaces are now available in the Wellness Department.

Meadowlark Heritage Farm Goat's Milk Soap: Gather 'round, kids. We couldn't resist a little goat humor... If you've never felt how luxurious goat's milk soap is, prepared to be pampered. Made from the milk of their Oberhasli goats, Meadowlark's soap comes in fun varieties like Camper Soap and Pumpkin Spice.

Nutritive Body Care: Made in small batches by Kristy Bonner, Nutritive Body Care makes products for the most sensitive of skin. Her products are all natural and free of harsh chemicals, so they're good for the planet too. Combating wrinkles has never felt better.

Woodland Apiaries: A jar of local honey (especially with the honeycomb in it) makes a wonderful holiday gift. Harvested from local bees, the honey from Woodland Apiaries is delicious and when paired with a custom tea blend made from our bulk teas and beautiful mug, nothing is lovelier.