Buy local, be creative this holiday season with the 2017 Treasure Magazine guide guide

Treasure Magazine and several local stylemakers offer you loads of holiday gift ideas for 2017.
Treasure Magazine and several local stylemakers offer you loads of holiday gift ideas for 2017. Getty Images

With the holidays just around the corner, gift giving is on our brains. This year we asked some Treasure Valley taste-makers to offer a peek at their gift lists. You’ll find creative ideas to get you started and some delightful locally created, gift-worthy items.

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These little magnets are made from vintage yardsticks by artist Melisa James. $12 for a set of four at Home by Melisa James, 3109 W. State St., Boise.

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Boise’s Carl Darling makes leather leashes, harnesses and collars for dogs of all sizes in his Boise workshop. Leashes run $25 to $50 at Part of the cost goes to funding custom service-dog harnesses for members of the military, which he does for free. Provided by Natures Design

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Superfunky socks from Freak Feet, $15.95 at The Record Exchange gift shop The Edge, 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise.

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Keep someone warm and cuddly with American-made Woolrich blankets, $119 to $135 at Crazy Neighbor, 1415 W. Grove St., Boise. The leather blanket harness ($36.50) lets you tote it with you. Dana Oland Idaho Statesman file

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Wear your state proud with Boise-based Sage Woolen’s Idaho bag, $72.50 at Idaho Made and

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A fun holiday ornament is always a great gift, like this glittery glass fox from Midwest CBK at the Flying M gift shop, 500 W. Idaho St., Boise.

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Boise-based veteran-owned business New Man Revolution makes good-smelling men’s personal care products. $24.95 for a set at the Boise and Meridian co-ops and

Artistic touch

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Amy Pence-Brown offers her holiday gift ideas. Courtesy photo

This artist, curator, writer, mother, body-positive activist and preservationist gives gifts that connect with her personal values.

“When I give a gift it’s important for me to support local organizations and artists,” she says. “I really like to give a gift of an event or something you can do. Those are the gifts that keep on giving.”

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Give a touch of rebellion with New York artist Caroline Caldwell’s Rebellious Act T. $30 at DirtWorship. Fifty percent of the price goes to the National Eating Disorders Association.

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The 2018 Hiking Idaho calendar ($14) and The 2018 Hiking Idaho puzzle ($22.95), below, are created by photographer and author Scott Marchant. He also writes a series of Idaho hiking books.

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Boise artist Tara Dial makes all kinds of cool items that warm your heart, Brown says. “Hunker Down” and other wooden panels run $10 to $35 at and several Treasure Valley retailers.

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A big year is coming up for Zoo Boise, as its largest expansion to date is scheduled to start in mid-2018. It’s a great time to support its conservation efforts and enjoy some of the zoo’s fun family events with the gift of a membership. They run $45-$125 at

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You can share memories of the special locations and natural landmarks in your life, such as Payette Lake (pictured, $85), with artistic maps by Boise’s Paul Mitchell. You can find it at Flying M, Idaho River Sports, Rediscovered Book Shop, Mixed Greens and other shops. Mitchell

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Boise graphic designer Rachel Beth Davis’ seasonal watercolor sets run $6 to $28 at DesignsByRachelBeth shop on Courtsey photo

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Give the creative spirit on your list a subscription to locally produced Makers Unwound quarterly magazine. This family-owned business is closing its State Street storefront and will continue as an online business at $18 per issue and $72 for a year.

Eclectic ideas

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Jay Sáënz is the digital manager for Oliver Russell, a Boise advertising and brand management agency. “I have a very strict gift-giving policy. My choices are either really local or they’re made by a certified B-Corp.”

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Atomic Boomerang table in bamboo, $299, from architect Derek Hurd’s Garden City-based Studio 1212. You also can find smaller items at West Elm, 824 W. Idaho S., Boise.

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Hand-beaded earrings by Boise-based Kyra Bernauer’s Weave Gold. $100 to $150 at She also makes elegant necklaces. Courtesy photo

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Boise’s Kate Person, also known as the artist The Dapper Jackalope, created this workbook for you to use to explore your quirky side. Great for all ages.” $16. Tarcher Perigee

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“Why put an ordinary mailbox on a beautiful midcentury home,” Sáënz said. “Just make sure to check with your friends about color.” Modern Mailboxes are hand-built by Boise’s Carrie Quinney and Rob Baker. $175 to $225 at They also make cool switch plates ($12) and cuckoo clocks ($174). Courtesy photo

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Boise’s Alex and Mallory Jangard run their custom woodworking business out of their Boise garage. “Idahanger” $6 at

Fashion minded

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Boise-based style blogger Tanya Carnahan offers here fashion-inspired gift ideas. She is a former Treasure Magazine fashion columnist. Courtesy photo

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Pocatello’s Alliyah Huffman started knittingwhen she was 8. Now she has her own Etsy-based craft business TheYarnFox.“ I love that her cozy baby beanies are topped with cruelty-free faux-fur puffballs,” Carnahan says. $15 to 25. Find her on Tanya Carnahan

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Khristin Quigley of Twin Falls turns recycled metal, license plates and old coins into beautiful, adventurous pieces for her Unique Twist Jewelry. All items are hand-made with love, care and a touch of sassiness. Courtesy photo

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VSSL Portable Flasklight is $72 at KeystoneStation, 222 N. 9th St., Boise. The top two-thirds holds the beverage ofchoice. The bottom third holds a bottle opener and two collapsible shotglasses. It’s capped with a compass and has a flashlight. Other models run$49.95-99.50 at

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Peace Valley Dry Goods teamed up with Seattle’s vintage minor and major league hat company Ebbets Field to create a proud local baseball cap with minimal branding. $59 at Peace Valley Dry Goods, 418 S. 6th St, Boise.

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His & Her Craft Beer Growlers ($70), with the Keg Kit ($45) option that comes with alternate cap and hose, and two locking CO2 chargers. Get them at Cloud 9 Brewery, 1750 W. State St., Boise. Courtesy photo

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Check out these clever feminist holiday cards from Fourth Wave, $3.50 each or $25 for a 10 pack at The Boise company also makes “fierce vintage fashion for the modern feminist,” including T-shirts and totes. Courtesy photo

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