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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

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Funny Fridge Magnets $4 and up Flying M Coffeehouse

Stationery Price Varies Paisley Roberts

Flying Wish Papers $15.99 Good Goods and Co.

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Beeswax Candles $8.95 and up Heritage Reflections

Picture Frames $18.95 each Eyes of the World

Cards Price Varies Craig & Co.

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Pewter Salt and Pepper Shakers $198 R. Grey Gallery

Pee Post $10.99 Zamzows

Pizza Pi Cutter $20 Dragonfly

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Pewter Exuberance Menorah Approximately $1,200 R. Grey Gallery

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Wooden Possibility Boxes $45 R. Grey Gallery

Tea Pots $15-$50 Morning Glory Teahouse

Blank Journals $16-$19 Crone’s Cupboard

Glass Flower Bouquet $115 R. Grey Gallery

Fisticup Coffee Mug $16.50 Flying M Coffeehouse

Glass Ornaments $12-$25 Boise Art Glass

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Boise Beer Price Varies Highlands Hollow, Payette Brewing Company, Sockeye Brewery, and Tablerock BrewPub and Grill

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Truffles $2 each The Chocolat Bar

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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 Marie’s Wine Bar

Basque Cider Kit $35 The Basque Market

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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.

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Idaho Dish Towels $5.99 Boise Co-op

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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

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R E C R E A T I O N

Carbon Comfort Bike Seat $85 McU Sports

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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

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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

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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

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USB Gargoyle Speakers $39.95 Great Gargoyles

Fastrack $19.99 Penny Lane Kids

Forbidden Island $17.99 All About Games

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Gobblet Gobblers $22 Cassis Kids

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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

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Alien Spy $17 The Children’s Store

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Sunglasses $7.50 Boise Co-op

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Coobie V-Neck Bra $20 Piece Unique

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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 Ella’s Room

Alex & Ani Initial Bracelets $21 Piece Unique

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WeWood Watch $119 Piece Unique

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 cakeballers@yahoo.com

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

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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

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Boise Contemporary Theater

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Addie’s Restaurant

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Boise Factory Outlet

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All About Games

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The Children’s Store

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Ballet Idaho

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Dorsey Music

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The Basque Market

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Dragonfly

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The Board Room

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Dunia Marketplace

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Boise Army/Navy

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Edwards Greenhouse

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Boise Art Glass

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Boise Art Museum

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Flatbread Community Oven

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The Flicks

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Floating Feather Day Spa

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Flying M Coffeehouse and Flying M Coffeegarage 11 Great Harvest Bread Co. Green Chutes Greenwood’s Ski Haus Homestead Natural Meats

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Hyde Park Books

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North End Organic Nursery

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Puffy Mondaes

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Idaho Power

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Idaho Shakespeare Festival

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The Record Exchange

Impact Imports

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Rediscovered Bookshop 17

In Retrospect and Picture Show Vintage

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JacksonHoleWy.com

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Lunchbox

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Newt and Harold’s 7 & 25

Renewal Consignment Homewares

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Salt Tears Coffeehouse and Noshery 14

Spectra Productions

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Thunder Mountain Line 5 Tres Bonne Cuisine

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Tobacco Connection

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Ward Hooper Art Gallery

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The Weekend Gallery

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Wings Center

The Shabby House

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Zip Idaho

Sierra Trading Post

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Zoo Boise

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