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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.

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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. You’re welcome. —Deanna Darr

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Handmade silk bubble scarf $185-$210, Boise Art Museum Gift Shop robot doll/ amelie Poulain doll witH garden gnome finger PuPPet

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MeMory Wall by antHony doerr $24, Rediscovered Bookshop and Hyde Park Book Store metalsmitHing classes $40-$150, Idaho School of Art and Craft

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wine decanter and glass set $30, Sustainable Futures idaHo-sHaPed teetHing ring $12, Bricolage kala ukulele $35-$315, Dunkley Music

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Vario microfilter mug $89.95, Benchmark Adventures

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bungie surf board $299, Even Surf Shop

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Custom birdhouses (Made by Idaho artists)

$59-$150, Birdhouse and Habitat

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bogus basin PassPort Program (Four ski lessons plus season equipment rental)

Alpine: $249; Nordic: $119, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area

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smoked turkey $3.89/lb., Smoky Davis

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artistiC showCase PaCkage

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(Lodging at Hotel 43, $75 gift certificate to Chandlers Steakhouse, two tickets to Boise Philharmonic, champagne, chocolates)

$269, Hotel 43

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bejeweled reading glasses $58, Mimi Marie

koenig huCkleberry vodka/ bardenay gin $19.95/$17.95, Idaho liquor stores

Cooking With italian 7 grandmothers by jessiCa theroux $20, Rediscovered Bookshop

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Afternoon teA $28, Miss Tami’s Tea Room and Cottage Expressions

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(Small holds up to 200 pounds)

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scottevest geAr JAcket

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rody hippity-hop $50, Buns In The Oven hAndblown glAss chess set $600-$2,000, Boise Art Glass

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(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)

$34.99, All About Games

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

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dolls mAde from found obJects $80, Boise Art Museum Gift Shop

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The Buff

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(Multi-form head covering)

$13.95, Idaho Angler nike sport bAnd

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(Running analysis system)

$59.99, Bandanna Running and Walking

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EcoAquArium (Includes two live frogs)

$27.99, Children’s Store

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cAshmErE hAt, scArf And glovEs Hat: $129; Scarf: $119; Gloves: $98, Mimi Marie

hAndmAdE childrEn’s pursE by 52 frEcklEs $20, Idaho Indie Works

cindEr tEmprAnillo/ frAsEr vinEyArd cAbErnEt $32/$28.50, Boise Co-op Wine Shop

nEvEr summEr AssAult longboArd $200, Newt and Harold’s

boisE rock school (Music lessons/camps for kids)

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$125 per month for afterschool program; $150 for camps, Boise Rock School

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Zoo boisE AnnuAl fAmily pAss $79, Zoo Boise

dAncE lEssons 8 30-day beginner pass, $50, Heirloom Dance Studio

firE powEr

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(Supersoaking fire hose toy with backpack)

$14.99, Children’s Store

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Two-headed cow (deja Moo) plush Toy $12, Idaho State Historical Museum Gift Shop crafT classes aT puffy Mondaes $25-$58, Puffy Mondaes

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Keg of beer $72-$125, Sockeye Grill and Brewery

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prayer candles $1.59, Campos Market

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chocolaTe high heel $23, Chocolat Bar

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(Shown here: pumpkin cheesecake, mini chocolate cupcakes, petite eclairs, lemon squares and fudge truffles. Feeds 10-12 people.)

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$70, Pamela’s Bakery, Cafe, Espresso

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Killer bunnies

(Fast-paced card game)

$30, All About Games

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save our soles running socKs $8.49, Shu’s Idaho Running Company baby TaTToos (Temporary) $6, Flying M Coffeegarage

garden basKeT 10 $35 & up, Edwards Greenhouse www.boiseweekly.com


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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

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GlAss ornAMents $10-$30, Boise Art Glass pebble-shAped sAlt And pepper shAkers $49, Latta

The snArky hAndbook: insulT ediTion 6 by lAwrence dorfMAn $12.95, Rediscovered Bookshop

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frAnk’s virGiniA redskin peAnUts $3.69/lb., City Peanut Shop

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swiss ArMy Golfer’s tool $49.97, Boise Army/Navy

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stAinless steel MArtini GlAsses $9.97, Boise Army/Navy

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44 north vodkA/ 44 north MAGic vAlley cocktAil onions $24.80/ $4-$5, Idaho liquor stores

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boise conteMporAry theAter tickets Start at $15, Boise Contemporary Theater

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Bedrock pillowcases $25-$29, The Edge in Record Exchange

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Half-gallon flask $14.99, The Edge in Record Exchange

Look at this F*cking hipster By Joe Mande 3 $11.99, Rediscovered Bookshop

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reuseaBle sHopping Bag $13, Cassis

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write-on, wasH-off placeMats for kids $15 each, Cassis

Vintage superHero postcards $18.95, Flying M Coffeehouse

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the compLete new Yorker: eightY Years oF the nation’s greatest magazine

urBan pipeline water filtration straw $24.95, Benchmark Adventures

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snake riVer winery zweigelt $15.99, Boise Co-op Wine Shop

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(With eight DVD-ROMs)

$100, Rediscovered Bookshop

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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

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HandbloWn glass Wine sToppers $25, Boise Art Glass

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moxie Java gifT card Varies, Moxie Java

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groWler of beer $8-$24, Brewforia

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pHoTo mobile $12.50, Dragonfly

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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

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soy candles $8.50 each, three for $25, Idaho Glow at the Holiday Farmers Market

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

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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

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business card holder $75, Mimi Marie (Each is unique)

$45, R. Grey Gallery

The World’s GreaTesT Book of Useless InformaTIon 5 by noel boTham $12.95, Rediscovered Bookshop

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TickeTs To The Flicks Start at $6.50, The Flicks

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Wall hanging cell phone charger holder $6.50, Flying M Coffeehouse

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red FeaTher and biTTercreek drinkbook FREE, Red Feather Lounge

damned dollies

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vale Winery riesling $12.99, Boise Co-op Wine Shop

handmade soap and soap dish 10 Soap: $5.25; Dish: $7 or $5 with soap purchase, Timber Mountain Soap at the Holiday Farmers Market

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handmade Wooden spoons $5-$35, Treeworks at the Holiday Farmers Market www.boiseweekly.com


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RuffweaR K-9 float coat

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(Life jacket for Fido)

$69.99 (small), Idaho Mountain Touring

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light-up leash $3.97, Boise Army/Navy

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eggplant chew toy $15, Habitat

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RetRactable dog leash with waste bag dispenseR

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$26, Habitat

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tazlab Rollable bowl $15.50, Habitat

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

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(This one is for you pet lovers.)

$14.50-$36, Poop Scoopers Boise

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cat toys Shiny fish and cat cell phone: $1.25; Mylar ball: $.99, Habitat

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pig eaRs oR bones Ear: 89 cents; Bone: $2.89, Choice Cuts

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boise coNtemporAry theAter 10 20 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224 bctheater.org

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 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

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

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choice cuts 12570 W. Fairview Ave., Ste. 101, 208-323-4554 choicecutsmeat.com ciNder WiNes cinderwines.com

flyiNG m coffeehouse 500 W. Idaho St., 208-345-4320 flyingmcoffee.com

city peANut shop 803 W. Bannock St., 208-433-3931 citypeanut.com coiled coiledwines.com

Good Goods & co. 5865 N., Glenwood St., Ste. C, 208-377-3027 goodgoodsco.com

frAser viNeyArd fraservineyard.com

hAbitAt 3082 S. Bown Way, 208-429-1818 habitatboise.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

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

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

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

eyes of the World 1576 W. Grove St., 208-331-1212 eyesoftheworldonline.com

idAho mouNtAiN touriNG 1310 W. Main St., 208-336-3854 idahomountaintouring.com

the flicks 646 W. Fulton St., 208-342-4222 theflicksboise.com

idAho school of Art ANd crAft theidahoschoolartandcraft. wordpress.com

flyiNG m coffeeGArAGe 1314 Second St. S., Nampa 208-467-5533 flyingmcoffee.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

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

mArjorie juNe’s leGAcy kitcheN Holiday Farmers Market Eighth Street, downtown marjoriejunes.com

shu’s idAho ruNNiNG compANy 1758 W. State St., 208-344-6604 idahorunningcompany.com

mimi mArie 228 E. Plaza St., Ste. P, Eagle 208-939-1005 mimimarieboutique.com

smoky dAvis 3914 W. State St., 208-344-1885 smokydavis.com

miss tAmi’s teA room ANd cottAGe expressioNs 1031 N. Main St., Meridian 208-888-1770 misstamis.com

sNAke river WiNery snakeriverwinery.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

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

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boGus bAsiN mouNtAiN recreAtioN AreA

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boise Army/NAvy

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boise Art GlAss

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buffAlo Wild WiNGs

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cAt doctor

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hyde pArk book store

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oGdeN’s oWN distillery

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