Gift Guide 2011
Boise Weekly's second annual collection of Boise's most unique, intriguing, unusual, fun, functional, ridiculous, beautiful, luxurious and hysterical holiday gift ideas.
www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 5 D Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s on’t look now, but the year is nearly over. If you’re like most of us here at Boise Weekly, you could have sworn it was July just the other day and have no idea where September went. Here’s an even more sobering thought: The holidays are roughly one month away. Calm down and keep breathing—Boise Weekly has your back. You just happen to be holding the official BW guide to holiday gift buying. That’s right, we’ve once again set out on a mission to bring you some of the most fantastic/ unusual/interesting/beautiful/useful/tasty/fun/wacky gifts to be found in the Boise area. From toys and games to clothing and home decor to experiences for those who have everything to charities that help those who have nothing, we’ve done all the hard work for you. As usual, we assembled a long list of worthy gift ideas, but after much consternation, we were forced to winnow it down to our top picks representing a wide range of interests to help you find something for everyone on your list. Just like last year, this list of gift ideas was complied by the BW editorial staff, which means whether a business placed an ad in this section had nothing to do with what we chose to include. And as usual, all of these gifts are available at locally owned and operated businesses, continuing BW’s dedication to the buy-local movement. If you need more information on where you can pick up these fabulous gifts, turn to the back of this guide to find a business directory chock-full of all the details you need to complete your holiday shopping. Now go forth and start checking things off your list. —Deanna Darr 8 Home Accessories Food & Drink 12 Reading 16 Recreation 20 Entertainment 22 Body Accessories 26 Experience & Giving 28 D i r e c to ry 30 6 | Gift Guide 2011 | BOISEweekly PUBLISHER: Sally Freeman Sally@boiseweekly.com Office Manager: Shea Sutton Shea@boiseweekly.com EDITORIAL Editor: Rachael Daigle Rachael@boiseweekly.com Managing Editor: Deanna Darr Deanna@boiseweekly.com Proofreaders: Sheree Whiteley Shoppers: Sarah Barber, Andrew Crisp, Rachael Daigle, Deanna Darr, Josh Gross, Heather Lile, Tara Morgan, Sheree Whiteley CREATIVE Art Director: Leila Ramella-Rader Leila@boiseweekly.com Graphic Designers: Jen Grable Jen@boiseweekly.com Adam Rosenlund Adam@boiseweekly.com CIRCULATION Shea Sutton Shea@boiseweekly.com Man About Town: Stan Jackson Stan@boiseweekly.com ADVERTISING Advertising Director: Lisa Ware Lisa@boiseweekly.com Account Executives: Sabra Brue Sabra@boiseweekly.com Jessi Strong Jessi@boiseweekly.com Doug Taylor Doug@boiseweekly.com Nick Thompson Nick@boiseweekly.com Jill Weigel Jill@boiseweekly.com Boise Weekly prints 30,000 TO CONTACT US: Boise Weekly was founded copies ever y Wednesday and Boise Weekly’s office is located in 1992 by Andy and Debi is available free of charge at 523 Broad St., Hedden-Nicely. 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G U I D E Beeswax Candles $8.95 and up Heritage Reflections Picture Frames $18.95 each Eyes of the World Cards Price Varies Craig & Co. G I F T Pewter Salt and Pepper Shakers $198 R. Grey Gallery Pee Post $10.99 Zamzows Pizza Pi Cutter $20 Dragonfly 8 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly Pewter Exuberance Menorah Approximately $1,200 R. Grey Gallery www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 9 H O M E A C C E S S O R I E S Wooden Possibility Boxes $45 R. Grey Gallery Tea Pots $15-$50 Morning Glory Teahouse Blank Journals $16-$19 Croneâ€™s Cupboard Glass Flower Bouquet $115 R. Grey Gallery Fisticup Coffee Mug $16.50 Flying M Coffeehouse Glass Ornaments $12-$25 Boise Art Glass 10 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com F O O D Boise Beer Price Varies Highlands Hollow, Payette Brewing Company, Sockeye Brewery, and Tablerock BrewPub and Grill & D R I N K | B O I S E Truffles $2 each The Chocolat Bar W E E K LY G I F T G U I D E 2 0 1 1 Garlic Twists Grinder $17.99 Boise Co-op Boise Weekly Card $39 Boise Weekly Cake Balls $5 for four The Cake Ballers Imported Beer Missing Elf Double Bock from Lithuania, $2.75; Golden Draak from Belgium, $12 Tres Bonne Cuisine Idaho Wine Available at Boise Co-op Wine Shop, A New Vintage Wine Shop, Bueno Cheap Vino, Helina Marieâ€™s Wine Bar Basque Cider Kit $35 The Basque Market 12 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com GH_BOISE_AD_4.75x11.pdf www.boiseweekly.com 1 9/16/11 2:05 AM boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 13 F O O D & D R I N K The Flexicado $5.99 Boise Co-op Loose Teas $7-$10 Shangri La Tea Room Wildflower Cookies $3.99 for four or $7.69 for eight Boise Co-op Bread Price Varies Zeppole Baking Co. 14 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly Idaho Dish Towels $5.99 Boise Co-op www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 15 16 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 17 R E A D I N G | B O I S E W E E K LY G I F T G U I D E 2 0 1 1 Available at Rediscovered Bookshop and Hyde Park Books The Wikkeling, by Steven Arntson, $17.95 Churchill Defiant, by Barbara Leaming, $15.99 Ethnic Landmarks, by Todd Shallat, $10 Bike Snob, by Bike Snob NYC, $16.95 Franklin and Eleanor, by Hazel Rowley, $18 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, $14.95 What It’s Like to Go to War, by Karl Marlantes, $25.95 God’s Dogs, by Mitch Wieland, $22.50 Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick, $29 Lions of the West, by Robert Morgan, $29.95 The Wizard of Oz, Scanamatron, by Rufus Butler Seder, $14.95 The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern, $26.95 The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, by Dr. Seuss, $15 Women Helping Women, by Sarah Nash, $34.95 The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides, $28 Moby-Dick in Pictures, by Matt Kish, $69.95 Press Here, by Herve Tullet, $14.99 The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman, $15 Volt, by Alan Heathcock, $15 Bumble-Ardy, by Maurice Sendak, $17 Every Thing On It, by Shel Silverstein, $19.99 Available at Captain Comics The Walking Dead, $9.99 The Dark Tower: The Long Walk Home, $22.50 The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger is Born, hardcover $29.99 Available at Buns in the Oven Chewy, Gooey, Rumble, Plop, by Steve Alton, $17.99 Little Miss and Mr. Men, by Roger Hargreaves, $3.99 each The First Forest, by John Gile, $14.95 signed copy Available at Flying M Coffeehouseand Coffeegarage You’ll Love This Book More Than You Hate Your Job: 45 Ways to Decorate Your Cubicle, Insulting Coworkers, and Justifying Your Excessive Drinking, by Brook Lundy, $15 Available at Limberlost Press Dogwood, by William Johnson, $15 Wild Dog Days, by Gino Sky, $15 Prairie Prescription, by Kim Stafford, $15 Juniper, by Nancy Takacs, $15 This Morning’s Joy, by Edward Sanders, $15 18 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 19 R E C R E A T I O N Carbon Comfort Bike Seat $85 McU Sports | B O I S E W E E K LY G I F T G U I D E 2 0 1 1 GoPro Helmet Cam $299.99 Newt and Harold’s and Idaho Mountain Touring Knog Party Frank Bike Lock $22.99 Bikes2Boards Yurbuds $19.99-$49.99 Shu’s Idaho Running Company GoPro 3D Hero System $99.99 Idaho Mountain Touring Build Your Own Goggles Bar Starting at $120 Greenwood’s Ski Haus Shop Skateboard and Bag $34 and $24 Prestige Skateboards Dutch Oven $40-$115 Boise Army/Navy LED Lenser Four-in-One Headlamp $150 Benchmark Adventures 20 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 21 E N T E R T A I N M E N T Pirate Sudoku $14 Buns in the Oven Zoobies $27-$39 Buns in the Oven Hot Hugs $24 All About Games Rubber Band Guns $7-$35 All About Games | B O I S E W E E K LY G I F T G U I D E 2 0 1 1 P’kolino Book Buggee $39.99 The Children’s Store CDs from Local Musicians $10-$20 The Record Exchange Trigger $12.99 Penny Lane Kids Haba Wood Block Sets $20-$70 Buns in the Oven Pizza Pi Cutter $20 Dragonfly 22 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 23 E N T E R T A I N M E N T USB Gargoyle Speakers $39.95 Great Gargoyles Fastrack $19.99 Penny Lane Kids Forbidden Island $17.99 All About Games | B O I S E W E E K LY G I F T Gobblet Gobblers $22 Cassis Kids G U I D E 2 0 1 1 Zibits $15 All About Games Mexican Westling Masks $19.97 Boise Army/Navy P’Kolino Chalkboard Table $100 Buns in the Oven Thumb Wrestling Masks $8 Flying M Coffeehouse Pewter Exuberance Menorah Approximately $1,200 R. Grey Gallery 24 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly Alien Spy $17 The Children’s Store www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 25 B O D Y A C C E S S O R I E S Sunglasses $7.50 Boise Co-op | B O I S E W E E K LY Coobie V-Neck Bra $20 Piece Unique G I F T G U I D E 2 0 1 1 Metal Belt Buckle $25 Indie Made Lightup Reading Glasses $14.99 Rediscovered Bookshop Flip Flop Gloves $11.75 Barbara Barbara and Co. Felted Scented Soaps $12 Good Goods and Co. Maruca Purses $86 and $57 Dragonfly Novelty Moleskins $12-$14.95 Flying M Coffeehouse Scent of Scandal Candles $15 The Lunchbox Glo Nightgown $98 Ellaâ€™s Room Alex & Ani Initial Bracelets $21 Piece Unique 26 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly WeWood Watch $119 Piece Unique www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 27 E X P E R I E N C E S Tickets to performances of: Boise Philharmonic Opera Idaho Ballet Idaho Boise Contemporary Theater Membership to Boise Art Museum $35-$2,500 | B O I S E W E E K LY G I F T G U I D E 2 0 1 1 Membership to Idaho Botanical Garden $35-$1,000 Car Washes Price Varies Metro Car Express Wash Sushi Rolling Classes $45-$80 Superb Sushi and Raw Sushi Cooking Classes Price Varies The Basque Market and Locavore Season Tickets to Idaho Shakespeare Festival Price Varies Crafting Classes Price Varies Puffy Mondaes G I V I N G Beading Supplies Price Varies Need to Bead Shop and Donate to Charity Social Good Network Food for the Hungry Idaho Foodbank 28 | Gift Guide 2011 | BOISEweekly Gifts for Those in Need The Giving Tree for the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, located on Grove Plaza Supplies for Those in Need Boise Rescue Mission B A C K Helping Kids Who Need It Idaho Children’s Trust Fund Corpus Christi House Boys and Girls Club of Ada County YMCA Scholarships for Kids and Families www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 29 S H O P P I N G D I R E C T O R Y A New Vintage Wine Shop 1400 N. Eagle Road, Ste. 104, Meridian, 208-855-9230 anewvino.com Boise Rescue Mission 308 S. 24th St., Boise, 208-343-2389 boiserm.org Dragonfly 414 W. Main St., Boise, 208-338-9234 dflyboise.com Hyde Park Books 1507 N. 13th St., Boise, 208-429-8220 hydeparkbookstore.com Boise Weekly 523 Broad St., Boise 208-344-2055 boiseweekly.com Ella’s Room 413 S. Eighth St., Ste. D, Boise, 208-331-3552 ellasroom.com Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, 208-343-8649 idahobotanicalgarden.org Eyes of the World 1576 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-331-1212 eyesoftheworldonline.com Idaho Children’s Trust Fund 304 W. State St., Boise, 208-386-9317 idahochildrenstrustfund. idaho.gov All About Games 7079 Overland Road, Boise, 208-343-5653; 120 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-345-0204 aagboise.com Boys and Girls Club of Ada County 208-376-4960 bgclubidaho.org Barbara Barbara and Co. 834 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-342-2002 Bueno Cheap Vino 770 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-336-1930 buenocheapovino.com The Basque Market 608 W. Grove St., Boise, 208-433-1208 thebasquemarket.com Buns in the Oven 413 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-342-5683 labortolove.com Benchmark Adventures 625 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-338-1700 Flying M Coffeehouse 500 W. Idaho St., Ste. 100, Boise, 208-345-4320 flyingmcoffee.com The Cake Ballers 720 W. Idaho St., Ste. 40, Boise thecakeballers.com firstname.lastname@example.org Bikes2Boards 3525 W. State St., Boise, 208-343-0208 bikes2boards.com Boise Army/Navy 4924 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, 208-322-0660 boisearmynavy.org Boise Art Museum 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, 208-345-8330 boiseartmuseum.org The Chocolat Bar 805 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-383-7771 thechocolatbar.com Boise Co-op 888 W. Fort St., Boise, 208-472-4500 boisecoop.com Corpus Christi House corpuschristi.wordpress.com Boise Co-op Wine Shop 915 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-472-4519 boisecoopwineshop.com Craig & Co. 1414 Grove St., Boise, 208-433-9691 craigerton.com Boise Philharmonic 208-344-7849 boisephilharmonic.org A D V E R T I S E R Paisley Roberts 237 N. Ninth St., Boise, 208-345-5015 paisleyroberts.com Idaho Foodbank 3562 S. TK Ave., Boise, 208-336-9643 idahofoodbank.org Helina Marie’s Wine Bar 11053 Hwy. 44, Star, 208-286-7960 helinamaries.com The Lunchbox 104 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise, 208-333-1444 lunchboxwax.com Heritage Reflections 3175 E. Copper Point Drive, Meridian, 208-855-9885 heritagereflections.com McU Sports 822 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-342-7734; 2314 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-336-2300 mcusports.com Penny Lane Kids 1778 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-5437 pennylanekids.com Prestige Skateboards 106 S. 11th St., Boise, 208-424-6824 prestigeskateboards.com Shu’s Idaho Running Company 1758 W. State St., Boise, 208-344-6604 idahorunningcompany.com Sockeye Grill and Brewery 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise, 208-658-1533 sockeyebrew.com Superb Sushi 280 N. Eighth St., Ste. 104, Boise, 208-385-0123 superbsushidowntown.com Treasure Valley YMCA ymcatvidaho.org Tres Bonne Cuisine 6555 W. Overland Road, Ste. 104, Boise, 208-658-1364 tresbonnecuisine.com Puffy Mondaes 200 12th Ave. S., Nampa, 208-407-3359 puffymondaes.com Metro Express Car Wash 1300 Front St., Boise, 208-331-1301; 3296 E. Pine St., Meridian, 208-888-0693; 1701 Caldwell Blvd., Nampa, 208-331-1301 metroexpresscarwash.com Shangri La Tea Room 1800 W. Overland Road, Boise, 208-424-0273 shangri-latearoomandcafe.com TableRock Brewpub and Grill 705 W. Fulton St., Boise, 208-342-0944 tablerockbrewpub.com Piece Unique 405 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-387-0250 pieceuniqueshoez.com Locavore 3110 S. Bown Way, Boise, 208-338-8887 Rediscovered Bookshop 180 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-376-4229 rdbooks.org Social Good Network socialgoodnetwork.com Payette Brewing Company 111 W. 33rd St., Garden City, 208-344-0011 payettebrewing.com Limberlost Press 208-344-2120 limberlostpress.com Highlands Hollow Brewhouse 2455 Harrison Hollow Lane, Boise, 208-343-6820 highlandshollow.com Crone’s Cupboard 712 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-333-0831 crones-cupboard.com Opera Idaho 208-345-3531 operaidaho.org Indie Made 108 N. Sixth St., Boise, 208-342-0804 Greenwood’s Ski Haus 2400 N. Bogus Basin Road, Boise, 208-336-4445 greenwoodsskihaus.com The Children’s Store 1346 S. Orchard St., Boise, 208-322-4366 childrens-store.net Newt and Harold’s 1021 Broadway Ave., Boise, 208-385-9300 newtandharolds.com Idaho Shakespeare Festival 208-336-9221 idahoshakespeare.org Great Gargoyles 295 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-375-5050 greatgargoyles.com Cassis Kids 819 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-345-5501 cassiskids.com Need to Bead 1100 N. Orchard St., Boise, 208-384-0404 needtobeadboise.com Idaho Mountain Touring 1310 W. Main St., Boise, 208-336-3854 idahomountaintouring.com Good Goods and Co. 5865 N. Glenwood St., Ste. C, Garden City, 208-377-3027 goodgoodsco.com Captain Comics 710 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-336-2333 captain-comics.com Boise Art Glass 530 W. Myrtle St., Boise, 208-345-1825 boiseartglass.com 36th Street Garden Center Flying M Coffeegarage 1314 Second St. S., Nampa, 208-467-5533 flyingmcoffee.com Morning Glory Teahouse morninggloryteahouse.com R. Grey Gallery 415 S. Eighth St., Boise, 208-385-9337 rgreygallery.com Women’s and Children’s Alliance 720 W. Washington St., Boise, 208-343-3688 wcaboise.org Raw Sushi 2273 S. Vista Ave., Boise, 208-343-0270 rawsushiboise.com Zamzows Multiple Treasure Valley Locations zamzows.com The Record Exchange 1105 W. Idaho St., Boise, 208-344-8010 therecordexchange.com Zeppole Baking Co. 983 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise; 217 N. Eighth St., Boise, 208-338–1499 zeppolebakery.com D I R E C T O R Y 7 Boise Contemporary Theater 17 Addie’s Restaurant 13 Boise Factory Outlet 31 All About Games 17 The Children’s Store 23 Ballet Idaho 29 Dorsey Music 25 The Basque Market 14 Dragonfly 25 The Board Room 21 Dunia Marketplace 19 Boise Army/Navy 23 Edwards Greenhouse 10 Boise Art Glass 25 Boise Art Museum 29 Flatbread Community Oven 30 | Gift Guide 2011 | boiseweekly 5 The Flicks 13 Floating Feather Day Spa 27 Flying M Coffeehouse and Flying M Coffeegarage 11 Great Harvest Bread Co. Green Chutes Greenwood’s Ski Haus Homestead Natural Meats 13 18 21 23 Hyde Park Books 10 North End Organic Nursery 18 Puffy Mondaes 18 23 Idaho Power 9 Idaho Shakespeare Festival 7 The Record Exchange Impact Imports 9 Rediscovered Bookshop 17 In Retrospect and Picture Show Vintage 18 JacksonHoleWy.com 15 Lunchbox 27 Newt and Harold’s 7 & 25 Renewal Consignment Homewares 21 Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery 14 Spectra Productions 15 Thunder Mountain Line 5 Tres Bonne Cuisine 18 Tobacco Connection 17 Ward Hooper Art Gallery 19 The Weekend Gallery 19 Wings Center The Shabby House 19 Zip Idaho Sierra Trading Post 32 Zoo Boise 3 21 17 www.boiseweekly.com www.boiseweekly.com boiseweekly | Gift Guide 2011 | 31