Gift Guide 2010
A collection of Boise's most unique, intriguing, unusual, fun, functional, ridiculous, beautiful, luxurious and hysterical holiday gift ideas.
W BOIS K EE LY GIFT guide H E LI O A D Y 20 10 DEC 10 / 11 / 12 TICKETS 343-0556 LIMITED TIME OFFER: 25% OFF SINGLE TICKET REGULAR PRICES WHEN PACKAGED WITH THE PIANO AND THE SLEEPING BEAUTY www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 5 B O ISE WEEK LY THE GIFT OF A GOOD DEAL If you're still looking for inspiration, may we be a bit self-serving and suggest a Boise Weekly Card, which you can load with value your friends and family can use at any of the dozens of participating restaurants or stores. BW cards can be recharged, always offer significant discounts (at least 40 percent) and can be spent in any amount at any participating business. BW cards can be purchased online at boiseweekly.com (just click on the BW Card button) or at BWHQ, 523 Broad St. For more information, call Office Manager Shea Sutton at 208344-2055. H GIFT uid OL I D AY 2 0 10 B oise Weekly has published holiday gift guides before but nothing like this. This year, the BW editorial staff was given a mission to spread across the Treasure Valley to find the most intriguing, unusual, fun, functional, ridiculous, beautiful, luxurious and hysterical things out there. In other worlds, we've assembled what we hope are some of the outright coolest gift ideas around. Out of hundreds of suggestions, we narrowed down the list to our favorite picks, ranging from tchotchkes, to games, to books, to food, to booze, to fashion. We've also included a hefty portion of what we like to call experiences: things you can give to the person who has everything but who is game to do anything. One thing all these items have in common is that none of them was selected because of advertising. Everything we chose to highlight was picked simply because we like it, regardless of whether a business bought an ad. Another factor they have in common is that they are all from local businesses, and many are even made locally. It's part of Boise Weekly's continuing commitment to the buy-local movement. If you need to know more about where to find these fabulous gifts, flip to the back of the section, where a full business directory will give you all the details. We hope we've just made your holiday shopping a heck of a lot easier. 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For more energy efficient gift ideas visit www.idahopower.com/eegifts. www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 7 B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL GIFTS FOR FAMILY 2 3 I D AY 2 0 10 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 Handmade silk bubble scarf $185-$210, Boise Art Museum Gift Shop robot doll/ amelie Poulain doll witH garden gnome finger PuPPet 3 MeMory Wall by antHony doerr $24, Rediscovered Bookshop and Hyde Park Book Store metalsmitHing classes $40-$150, Idaho School of Art and Craft 5 wine decanter and glass set $30, Sustainable Futures idaHo-sHaPed teetHing ring $12, Bricolage kala ukulele $35-$315, Dunkley Music 8 Home brewers starter kit $140, Brew Connoisseurs 9 10 Vario microfilter mug $89.95, Benchmark Adventures bungie surf board $299, Even Surf Shop 6 2 4 $40/$96, Hen and Chick at Idaho Indie Works 8 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly 7 www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 9 GIFTS FOR FAMILY 1 Custom birdhouses (Made by Idaho artists) 1 2 $59-$150, Birdhouse and Habitat 2 bogus basin PassPort Program (Four ski lessons plus season equipment rental) 3 Alpine: $249; Nordic: $119, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area 3 smoked turkey $3.89/lb., Smoky Davis 4 artistiC showCase PaCkage 4 5 (Lodging at Hotel 43, $75 gift certificate to Chandlers Steakhouse, two tickets to Boise Philharmonic, champagne, chocolates) $269, Hotel 43 5 6 bejeweled reading glasses $58, Mimi Marie 6 koenig huCkleberry vodka/ bardenay gin $19.95/$17.95, Idaho liquor stores 7 Cooking With italian 7 grandmothers by jessiCa theroux $20, Rediscovered Bookshop 10 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 11 B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL GIFTS FOR FAMILY 3 I D AY 2 0 10 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 Afternoon teA $28, Miss Tami's Tea Room and Cottage Expressions rody hippity-hop (Small holds up to 200 pounds) scottevest geAr JAcket 4 (24 pockets in model shown) $75-$225, scottevest.com idAho shAkespeAre festivAl tickets Start at $24.38, Idaho Shakespeare Festival wAsAbi (Build your own sushi game) 2 $50, Buns In The Oven hAndblown glAss chess set $600-$2,000, Boise Art Glass 5 dAte nAil cuff links for him And Antique key necklAce 7 with rose gold And chAmpAgne diAmond 8 for her Cuff links: $240; Necklace: $995, R. Grey Gallery The Buff 10 (Multi-form head covering) $13.95, Idaho Angler nike sport bAnd 3 6 9 $34.99, All About Games dolls mAde from found obJects $80, Boise Art Museum Gift Shop 11 (Running analysis system) $59.99, Bandanna Running and Walking 12 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com WWW.BOISEWEEKLY.COM BOISEweekly | GIFT GUIDE 2010 | 13 GIFTS FOR 1 FAMILY 1 EcoAquArium (Includes two live frogs) $27.99, Children's Store 2 2 cAshmErE hAt, scArf And glovEs Hat: $129; Scarf: $119; Gloves: $98, Mimi Marie 3 3 hAndmAdE childrEn's pursE by 52 frEcklEs $20, Idaho Indie Works 4 cindEr tEmprAnillo/ frAsEr vinEyArd cAbErnEt $32/$28.50, Boise Co-op Wine Shop 4 5 5 nEvEr summEr AssAult longboArd $200, Newt and Harold's boisE rock school (Music lessons/camps for kids) 6 $125 per month for afterschool program; $150 for camps, Boise Rock School 6 7 7 Zoo boisE AnnuAl fAmily pAss $79, Zoo Boise 8 9 dAncE lEssons 8 30-day beginner pass, $50, Heirloom Dance Studio firE powEr 9 (Supersoaking fire hose toy with backpack) $14.99, Children's Store 14 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 15 B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL GIFTS FOR FRIENDS 2 3 I D AY 2 0 10 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 Two-headed cow (deja Moo) plush Toy $12, Idaho State Historical Museum Gift Shop crafT classes aT puffy Mondaes $25-$58, Puffy Mondaes 3 Keg of beer $72-$125, Sockeye Grill and Brewery prayer candles $1.59, Campos Market chocolaTe high heel $23, Chocolat Bar holiday desserT plaTTer 6 (Shown here: pumpkin cheesecake, mini chocolate cupcakes, petite eclairs, lemon squares and fudge truffles. Feeds 10-12 people.) 8 save our soles running socKs $8.49, Shu's Idaho Running Company baby TaTToos (Temporary) $6, Flying M Coffeegarage 4 5 $70, Pamela's Bakery, Cafe, Espresso 2 7 (Fast-paced card game) Killer bunnies 9 $30, All About Games garden basKeT 10 $35 & up, Edwards Greenhouse www.boiseweekly.com 16 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL GIFTS FOR FRIENDS 3 4 I D AY 2 0 10 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 All My Friends Are deAd by Avery Monsen And Jory John $9.95, Rediscovered Bookshop scrAppet $70 and up, R. Grey Gallery The lonely PolygAMisT by brAdy UdAll $26.95, Rediscovered Bookshop and Hyde Park Book Store 4 GlAss ornAMents $10-$30, Boise Art Glass pebble-shAped sAlt And pepper shAkers $49, Latta 7 5 frAnk's virGiniA redskin peAnUts $3.69/lb., City Peanut Shop swiss ArMy Golfer's tool $49.97, Boise Army/Navy stAinless steel MArtini GlAsses $9.97, Boise Army/Navy 10 44 north vodkA/ 44 north MAGic vAlley cocktAil onions $24.80/ $4-$5, Idaho liquor stores boise conteMporAry theAter tickets Start at $15, Boise Contemporary Theater 2 8 3 The snArky hAndbook: insulT ediTion 6 by lAwrence dorfMAn $12.95, Rediscovered Bookshop 9 11 18 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 19 B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL GIFTS FOR FRIENDS 3 I D AY 2 0 10 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Bedrock pillowcases $25-$29, The Edge in Record Exchange Half-gallon flask $14.99, The Edge in Record Exchange 4 reuseaBle sHopping Bag $13, Cassis write-on, wasH-off placeMats for kids $15 each, Cassis the compLete new Yorker: eightY Years oF the nation's greatest magazine (With eight DVD-ROMs) 7 Vintage superHero postcards $18.95, Flying M Coffeehouse urBan pipeline water filtration straw $24.95, Benchmark Adventures snake riVer winery zweigelt $15.99, Boise Co-op Wine Shop 5 2 8 Look at this F*cking hipster By Joe Mande 3 $11.99, Rediscovered Bookshop 6 9 $100, Rediscovered Bookshop 20 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 21 B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL GIFTS FOR NEIGHBORS 3 I D AY 2 0 10 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 Table Topic conversaTion sTarTers $28, Good Goods & Co. WildfloWers of the Boise foothills by Karen Weinberg $12.95, Rediscovered Bookshop gourmeT popcorn 4 oz., 9 oz., 1 gallon, $2-$13, Cracklin' Gourmet Popcorn 4 HandbloWn glass Wine sToppers $25, Boise Art Glass moxie Java gifT card Varies, Moxie Java groWler of beer $8-$24, Brewforia pHoTo mobile $12.50, Dragonfly 8 5 idaho Wine Country by alan minsKoff and paul Hosefros $27.95, Rediscovered Bookshop coiled syraH/ vicKers vineyard cHardonnay $27/ $14.99, Boise Co-op Wine Shop 10 soy candles $8.50 each, three for $25, Idaho Glow at the Holiday Farmers Market 2 6 9 3 7 TomaTo cHuTney and blueberry caTsup $15 for two, Marjorie June's 11 Legacy Kitchen at the Holiday Farmers Market, Boise Co-op and various locations 22 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 23 B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL GIFTS FOR CO-WORKERS 3 4 I D AY 2 0 10 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 Traveling Tea Tumbler $14.99, Idaho Mountain Touring and assorTed loose Tea $3.95, from Boise Herb and Spice Company at Town and Country Farmers Market recycled Wrapper cosmeTic bag $12.95, Eyes of the World Imports 3 business card holder $75, Mimi Marie damned dollies (Each is unique) 6 TickeTs To The Flicks Start at $6.50, The Flicks Wall hanging cell phone charger holder $6.50, Flying M Coffeehouse red FeaTher and biTTercreek drinkbook FREE, Red Feather Lounge 9 vale Winery riesling $12.99, Boise Co-op Wine Shop 4 $45, R. Grey Gallery 7 2 The World's GreaTesT Book of Useless InformaTIon 5 by noel boTham $12.95, Rediscovered Bookshop handmade soap and soap dish 10 Soap: $5.25; Dish: $7 or $5 with soap purchase, Timber Mountain Soap at the Holiday Farmers Market handmade Wooden spoons $5-$35, Treeworks at the Holiday Farmers Market www.boiseweekly.com 8 11 24 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 25 B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL GIFTS FOR PETS 2 3 I D AY 2 0 10 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 RuffweaR K-9 float coat 1 (Life jacket for Fido) $69.99 (small), Idaho Mountain Touring light-up leash $3.97, Boise Army/Navy eggplant chew toy $15, Habitat 4 RetRactable dog leash with waste bag dispenseR 6 $26, Habitat 2 3 locally made, all-natuRal dog food 16 oz.: $6.25; 32 oz.: $11.50, Big D.O.G.S. at H3pets and Boise Co-op (also available by delivery) poop scoopeR seRvice (This one is for you pet lovers.) 8 cat toys Shiny fish and cat cell phone: $1.25; Mylar ball: $.99, Habitat pig eaRs oR bones Ear: 89 cents; Bone: $2.89, Choice Cuts 5 tazlab Rollable bowl $15.50, Habitat 9 7 $14.50-$36, Poop Scoopers Boise 26 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com B O ISE WEEK LY H GIFT guide OL SHOppIng DIRECTORY flyiNG m coffeehouse 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320 flyingmcoffee.com frAser viNeyArd fraservineyard.com Good Goods & co. 5865 N., Glenwood St., Ste. C, 208-377-3027 goodgoodsco.com hAbitAt 3082 S. Bown Way, 208-429-1818 habitatboise.com heirloom dANce studio 765 W. Idaho St., 208-871-6352 heirloomdancestudio.com hotel 43 981 W. Grove St., 208-342-4622 hotel43.com hyde pArk book store 1507 N. 13th St., 208-429-8220 hydeparkbookstore.com idAho ANGler 1682 S. Vista Ave., 208-389-9957 idahoangler.com idAho GloW Holiday Farmers Market Eighth Street, downtown idahoglow.com idAho iNdie Works 106 N. Sixth St., 208-342-0804 idahoindieworks.blogspot.com idAho mouNtAiN touriNG 1310 W. Main St., 208-336-3854 idahomountaintouring.com idAho school of Art ANd crAft theidahoschoolartandcraft. wordpress.com idAho shAkespeAre festivAl 208-336-9221 idahoshakespeare.org idAho stAte historicAl museum Gift shop 610 E. Julia Davis Drive, 208-334-2120 history.idaho.gov koeNiG WiNery koenigdistillery.com lAttA 350 N. Ninth St., 208-426-0040 lattashowroom.com mArjorie juNe's leGAcy kitcheN Holiday Farmers Market Eighth Street, downtown marjoriejunes.com mimi mArie 228 E. Plaza St., Ste. P, Eagle 208-939-1005 mimimarieboutique.com miss tAmi's teA room ANd cottAGe expressioNs 1031 N. Main St., Meridian 208-888-1770 misstamis.com moxie jAvA Multiple locations moxiejava.com NeWt ANd hArold's 1021 S. Broadway Ave., 208-385-9300 newtandharolds.com pAmelA's bAkery, cAfe, espresso 360 S. Eagle Road, Eagle 208-938-6585 pamelasbakery.com poop scoopers 208-703-6390 poopscoopersboise.com puffy moNdAes 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa 208-407-3359 puffymondaes.com r. Grey GAllery 415 S. Eighth St., 208-3859337, rgreygallery.com red feAther louNGe 246 N. Eighth St., 208-429-6340 justeatlocal.com/redfeather rediscovered bookshop 180 N. Eighth St., 208-376-4229 rdbooks.org scottevest scottevest.com shu's idAho ruNNiNG compANy 1758 W. State St., 208-344-6604 idahorunningcompany.com smoky dAvis 3914 W. State St., 208-344-1885 smokydavis.com sNAke river WiNery snakeriverwinery.com sockeye Grill ANd breWery 3019 N. Cole Road, 208-658-1533 sockeyebrew.com sustAiNAble futures 5238 W. Chinden Blvd., 208-322-8272 sustainable-futures.us timber mouNtAiN soAp Holiday Farmers Market Eighth Street, downtown timbermountainsoap.com treeWorks idAho Holiday Farmers Market Eighth Street, downtown treeworksidaho.com vAle WiNery valewineco.com vickers viNeyArd idahowines.org/vineyards.cfm Zoo boise 355 E. Julia Davis Drive, 208-384-4125 zooboise.org I D AY 44 North 44northvodka.com All About GAmes 7079 W. Overland Road, 208-343-5653 allaboutgamesboise.com bANdANNA ruNNiNG ANd WAlkiNG 504 W. Main St., 208-386-9017 bandannarunning.com beNchmArk AdveNtures 625 S. Vista Ave., 208-338-1700 biG d.o.G.s. Ilovebigdogs.net H3 Pet Food 1801 W. Cherry Lane, Meridian, 208-898-0008, h3petfood.com Boise Co-op 888 W. Fort St., 208-472-4500 boisecoop.com boise coNtemporAry theAter 10 20 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224 bctheater.org boise co-op WiNe shop 915 N. Eighth St., 208-472-4519 boisecoopwineshop.com boise herb ANd spice compANy Town and Country Farmers Market , 4380 E. Fairview Ave., 208-658-0055 boise philhArmoNic boisephilharmonic.org boise rock school 1187 River St., 208-559-0065 boiserockschool.com breW coNNoisseurs 3894 W. State St., 208-344-5141 brewcon.com breWforiA 3030 E. Overland Road, Ste. 100, Meridian 208-888-7668 brewforia.com bricolAGe 280 N. Eighth St., 208-345-3718 bricoshoppe.com buNs iN the oveN 413 S. Eighth St., 208-342-5683 labortolove.com cAmpos mArket 413 N. Orchard St., 208-658-0644 cAssis 819 W. Idaho St., 208-345-5501 cassiskids.com childreN's store 1346 S. Orchard St., 208-322-4366 childrens-store.com the chocolAt bAr 805 W. Bannock St., 208-338-7771 thechocolatbar.com choice cuts 12570 W. Fairview Ave., Ste. 101, 208-323-4554 choicecutsmeat.com ciNder WiNes cinderwines.com city peANut shop 803 W. Bannock St., 208-433-3931 citypeanut.com coiled coiledwines.com crAckliN' Gourmet popcorN 8101 Fairview Ave., 208-377-2100 cgpopcorn.com drAGoNfly 414 W. Main St., 208-338-9234 duNkley music 410 S. Capitol Blvd., 208-342-5549 dunkleymusic.com the edGe iN record exchANGe 1105 W. Idaho St., 208-344-8010 therecordexchange.com edWArds GreeNhouse 4106 W. Sand Creek St., 208-342-7548 edwardsgreenhouse.com eveN surf compANy 2709 State St., 208-713-5983 evensurf.com eyes of the World 1576 W. Grove St., 208-331-1212 eyesoftheworldonline.com the flicks 646 W. Fulton St., 208-342-4222 theflicksboise.com flyiNG m coffeeGArAGe 1314 Second St. S., Nampa 208-467-5533 flyingmcoffee.com birdhouse ANd hAbitAt 12598 W. Fairview Ave., 208-375-8051 birdhouseandhabitat.net boGus bAsiN mouNtAiN recreAtioN AreA 2600 N. Bogus Basin Road, 208-332-5137 bogusbasin.org boise Army/NAvy 4924 Chinden Blvd., 208-322-0660 boise Art GlAss 530 W. Myrtle St., 208-345-1825 boiseartglass.com boise Art museum Gift shop 670 Julia Davis Drive, 208-345-8330 boiseartmuseum.org ADvErtISEr bAllet idAho the bAsque mArket boGus bAsiN mouNtAiN recreAtioN AreA boise Army/NAvy boise Art GlAss boise Art museum boise Weekly cArd buffAlo Wild WiNGs cAt doctor cherellA dorsey music DIRECTORY 5 19 25 14 13 9 30 23 29 25 25 doWNtoWN NAmpA drAGoNfly dry fly duNiA mArketplAce emilio's flAtbreAd commuNity oveN the flicks floAtiNG feAther flyiNG m coffeehouse GreeNWood's ski hAus Grove hotel homelANd reAlty 15 14 10 29 5 27 7 4 13 29 5 10 hyde pArk book store idAho botANicAl GArdeNs idAho poWer idAho shAkespeAre festivAl iNdiA Gift shop jim beAm blAck koeNiG distillery ANd WiNery mAdhubAN mAZZAh moxie jAvA iNterNAtioNAl NeWt ANd hArold's 19 23 7 2 21 17 9 21 10 31 13 & 21 oGdeN's oWN distillery record exchANGe reNeWAl rum chAtA sereNity retreAt the shAbby house sierrA trAdiNG post tAco bell AreNA tree city juice volksWAGeN/Audi of boise Zip idAho 7 15 23 19 29 21 11 3 20 32 25 28 | Gift Guide 2010 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2010 | 29