Editor’s note: This information accompanies two photo galleries of locally sourced items and feature products by local artisans and crafters, authors, musicians and more. (There is also a gallery featuring the 2015 gift guide at the end of slide show. Note that all those items may not be available this year, but we had requests to see that gallery again.)
We started shopping for this guide early, so not all the items featured may still be available, and some of the items may be one-of-a-kind pieces intended to acquaint you with an artist’s work.
And remember, many of these items are available at several Valley locations, so prices may vary by retailer.
Buy Idaho Inc.
Some of the vendors on these pages are members of Buy Idaho.
Find the showroom at 404 S. 8th St. in Boise. While it’s not a retail shop, you can learn more about Buy Idaho members and products. Visit BuyIdaho.org for information.
Idaho Ho Ho CD
“Idaho Ho Ho” CD with cover art by Ward Hooper ($15) and featuring 13 holiday songs from Idaho musicians. Proceeds benefit The Idaho Foodbank. Available at Moxie Java locations (moxiejava.com), The Record Exchange and A New Vintage Wine Shop in Meridian. .
Other gift stores
There are many other places to buy gifts made by Treasure Valley artisans — such as Art Source Gallery at 1015 W. Main St., Boise; Picture This at 215 N. 5th St., Boise; Fusions Glass Studio at 135 N. 2nd St., Eagle; and more. Many area museums and nonprofit groups have gift shops. Check out The Peregrine Fund at the World Center for Birds of Prey, the Boise Art Museum, Zoo Boise, The Discovery Center of Idaho, the Idaho Botanical Garden and others.
Don’t forget gift certificates
Some ideas: Tickets to The Flicks (TheFlicksBoise.com), The Idaho Shakespeare Festival (IdahoShakespeare.org), the Idaho Steelheads (idahosteelheads.com), Treefort Music Fest (treefortmusicfest.com) and more.