More holiday gift ideas and shopping information

November 23, 2013 

Click to the gallery on the right to see more ideas from our 2013 Treasure Holiday Gift Guide.

Celebrate with gift items related to the sesquicentennial. In May, Treasure Magazine ran a feature about the T-shirts, artwork and more created in honor of Boise's 150th birthday. You can see those items here.

See the Nov. 24 Holiday Gift Guide in your Sunday Idaho Statesman for 96 pages of shopping ideas from Treasure Valley retailers.

See the Dec. 5 Idaho Outdoors section in the Idaho Statesman for gift ideas from Roger Phillips and Pete Zimowsky.

The Treasure Valley is home to many artist co-ops, galleries and stores, specializing in carrying the works of local artists. Here are some of them: including Rosie Made, Bee Wise Goods, Miss Courageous, Mixed Greens, Green Chutes, Art Source Gallery, Indie Made, NfiniT, Bricolage, Boise Art Glass, Boise Art Museum — all in Boise. Fusions Glass Studio is in Eagle. Enso Artspace is in Garden City.

Zoo Boise, the Discovery Center of Idaho, the Idaho Botanical Garden, the Idaho State Historical Museum Store, the Boise Art Museum, the Capital Gift Shop, the Old Penitentiary and more all have gift shops.

Head to the Canyon County Holiday Canyon County Christmas Show on Nov. 23 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Nov. 24 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Idaho Center. Admission: Adults $4, seniors $3, children 12 & under free.

From Dec. 6 to 8, check out the Boise Christmas Show at Expo Idaho.Show hours: Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, seniors $4, children 12 and under free. Buy 1/Get 1 coupons available at Quality Art near fairgrounds.

Eagle Country Christmas, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in Downtown Eagle.

Old-fashioned Christ Kindel Market on Dec. 13 and 14 in Eagle at Camille Beckman with many vendors.

Check out the searchable holiday bazaar database at Homemade gifts and goodies -- and lots of other treats.

Head down to the farmers markets:

Boise Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 21, Idaho Linen Supply building, 516 S. 8th St., Boise. 345-9287.

Capital City Public Market: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 21, 8th Street between Bannock and Main streets, Idaho Street between 9th Street and Capitol Boulevard and on The Grove plaza, Boise. 345-3499.

The Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees has a gift shop. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 27, 2 to 9 p.m. Nov. 28 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $7 general, $4 seniors ($2 senior day special Nov. 27) and children 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger; $30 family pass. 367-8733.

Find someone a special bowl at Empty Bowls: Select from handcrafted and hand-painted bowls and fill with soup donated by local restaurants. Benefit for The Idaho Foodbank. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29, The Grove plaza, N. 8th and W. Main streets, Boise. Bowls are $10 and up. 577-2698.

Wineries and breweries: From bottles of wine to beer growlers, you can find many ideas at our local wineries and breweries. Check out to learn more about the wineries and their locations.

The Sesqui-Shop at 1008 Main St., Boise ( has many of the sesquicentennial specialty items on sale right now.

Here are the addresses and information for the items featured in the 2013 Treasure Gift Guide

Editor’s note: We started shopping for this guide early in the month, so not all the items featured may still be available. The information below details the stores, artisans and companies featured in this issue. Note that not all artists’ contact information was available. And remember, many of these items may be available at other locations around the Treasure Valley.

Featured stores’ addresses

American Clothing Gallery: 100 N. 8th St., Boise, 433-0872

Bee Wise Goods: 3019 W. State St., Boise, 392-8493,

Bricolage: 418 S. 6th St., Boise, 345-3718,

Boise Art Museum Store: 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 345-8330,

Camille Beckman: 175 S. Rosebud Lane, Eagle, Also, an outlet at Boise Towne Square and in many area gift shops.

Dillard’s: Boise Towne Square,

Fusions Glass Studio: 135 N. 2nd St., Eagle, 938-1055, Also has a booth at the Capital City Public Holiday Market.

Heritage Reflections: 3175 E. Copper Point Dr., Meridian, 855-9885,

The Honeybaked Ham Co. and Cafe: 6103 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, 377-8664,

Idaho Candy Co.: 412 S. 8th St., Boise, 342-5505,

Idaho Humane Society Calendar: 4775 W. Dorman St., Boise, 342-3508, available at beginning Nov. 29. Calendar also available at PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center, Flying M and Flying M Coffee Garage.

Idaho State Historical Museum Store: 610 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 344-2120,

Idaho Statesman: 1200 N. Curtis Road, Boise, 377-6200, Idaho Statesman Store and

Jerry’s Rookie Shop: 3021 W. State St., Boise, 338-3828

Miss Courageous: 1148 N. Orchard St., Boise, 577-8921, and Also, has booth at Capital City Public Holiday Market.

Mixed Greens Modern Gifts: 237 N. 9th St., Boise. 344-1605;

Moxie Java: (IdaHo Ho Ho CD) Find a list of Treasure Valley stores at

New Balance: 4572 N. Eagle Road, 939-7463,

Portsche’s Jewelry Boutique: 9th and Bannock, Boise, 343-4443, Custom jewelry design available.

Roastere Specialty Coffee: 11875 President Dr., Boise, 377-9203,

Rosie Made: 2033 N. 35th St. (off State Street), Boise, 908-8232,

Sesqui-Shop: 1008 Main St., Boise, 384-8509,

Soda Works: 3017 W. State St., Boise, 392-8493, Shares space with Just Baked bakery,

The Mixing Bowl: 216 N. 9th St., Boise, 345-6025,

The Record Exchange: 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 344-8010,

Weiser Classic Candy: 449 State St., Weiser, (208) 414-2850,

Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe: 99 E. State St., Eagle, 938-2639, (custom holiday orders available)

Artisan & company contacts

Many have their items at more than one venue.

Anderson Supply Co.: Trish Anderson,,


Arno Chocolates: (208) 727-7088,


Brick Oven Bistro Cookbook:

Eagle Firefighters Calendar: Also available at Eagle fire stations, Wild West Coffee in Eagle, Eagle City Hall, Eagle Chamber of Commerce, Bella Beauty Supply and High Desert Harley.

Color Me Your Way: Pamela Smart,

Cowboy Tom’s flapjacks:

Dictionary Hill: Katie Jennings, 598-2756,

Dillys Pickled Vegetables:

DL Woodcraft: Dieter Leipf,

Fawn and Foal Designs: Julianna McLenna,

Flynn Day Pottery: Kevin Flynn and Amber Day,

Hen and Chick: Rachel Linquist,

Homemade by Dorothy: LadyBug Press: Angela R. Stewart, 433-8481,

Lazy Mondays: Rita Judd,

Lit & Co.: Kristen Jackson,

RiverWorks Imaging: Prints and print services, 340-8788,

Sueann Tanzer Roberts: 336-7557. At Canyon County Christmas Show (Nov. 23-24), Boise Christmas Gift Show (Dec. 6-8), Christkindel Market at Camille Beckman (Dec. 13-14), Stonehenge Produce (Overland/Columbus, Boise) in December. Also, baskets at Boise Art Museum.

Spools and Jewels: Jade Durham,

Stover Glass: Lisa Stover, Also at R. Grey Gallery and more.

Therese Patek (TT DESIGNS): 286-5608

TimberBeast: Ryan & Tess Smith, Tim Hays,

Twigs & Twist:

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