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love planning this annual holiday gift guide. Working with our artists, furniture makers, farmers and craftspeople brings back wonderful memories of Christmases past. We always went to my grandparents’ farm near Eden in South Dakota’s lake country. My grandfather would play his old squeeze box while the rest of us tried to polka. We cracked nuts and waited for an appearance from Santa. The talented entrepreneurs featured in our gift guide have their own holiday memories. What a treat it is for me to learn their stories … and to discover that for many, if not most, their South Dakota upbringings shaped what they do today. Please enjoy our 2018 gift guide. It’s more than just a collection of products. This is a reflection of who we are in South Dakota, and I kinda like who we are! — Jenessa Kniffen Advertising Director

Our advertising and marketing team: Jenessa Kniffen, Andrea Maibaum, Laura Johnson Andrews and Jessica Anderson.



from Prairie Edge The culture and craft of the Northern Plains are celebrated every day at Prairie Edge Trading Company & Galleries in downtown Rapid City. Each object for sale in their rich selection of South Dakota-made art and ceremonial items tells the story of a proud history and a beautiful land. Native American star quilts, jewelry, pottery, beadwork, music, books and original art (both contemporary and traditional) are just a few of the treasures you’ll find at Prairie Edge. Prairie Edge: 606 Main St., Rapid City, SD 57701; (800) 541-2388;; Fairburn agate pendants by Frank’s Fairburn Jewelry $134; Cathedral by Cristen J. Roghair (18" x 12") $295; Red Aspens #2 by Jennifer Braig (18" x 16") $430; Eagle warrior (Badlands clay) by Robert Stroup $244; Nine-piece nativity set (South Dakota Alabaster) by David Little Whiteman $249; Mesquite vessel with turquoise and brass inlay by Jerry Green $500 64 • South Dakota Magazine

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LEARNING BUSINESS FROM THE BEES from Honey Lodge In Lakota, honey is called wanahca hanpi, or flower juice, and the kids of Honey Lodge know that there are many lessons to be learned from the makers of that sweet nectar. To help the bees, Rosebud Indian Reservation youth founded Honey Lodge, but the bees are also teaching them — entrepreneurial skills, the importance of working together and how to reconnect with nature and their traditional culture. Proceeds from honey sales will help fund other Lakota youth projects. Honey Lodge: 30122 352nd Ave., Herrick, SD 57538; (605) 654-2050;; Honey (2 oz. to 32 oz.) starts at $5; Wooden effigy (bison or horse) $35; Traditional Lakota Maske dolls $350; T-shirt (s–3xl) $22-25 ; Hat $15; Blanket (6' x 7') $40 plus s/h; Candle $7; Calendar $15

MONUMENTAL STORIES from Mount Rushmore Bookstores


These books from the Mount Rushmore Society will enhance your appreciation for the national memorial. In their children’s book Four Famous Faces a young prairie dog sets out across the South Dakota plains, hoping to discover the likenesses he’s heard so much about. Cooks in Parks is a collaborative book that shares recipes from those who love national and state parks in South Dakota. Both books can be purchased online, at the Mount Rushmore Bookstores at Mount Rushmore or the Mount Rushmore Memories Airport Store. Mount Rushmore Bookstores: (605) 574-1333; Cooks in Parks $14.99 Four Famous Faces $16.99

A STRESS-FREE GIFT FOR YOU AND THEM from Akela Spa Akela Spa of Deadwood infuses therapies to relax, rejuvenate and heal as you experience Abla Kela (“calm” in Lakota) in the serene Black Hills. Worry slips away with their Stress Relief Anti-Aging massage. The Dakota Bliss massage is heavenly, and the Signature Power Lift facial invigorates sun or wind damaged skin. Breathe fresh mountain air in the Akela Garden, a year-round outdoor relaxation area featuring native grasses, shrubs and a dry sauna housed in a tipi. Soak in a hot tub, let the far infrared sauna soothe your weary muscles, or mist in the steam room with European Eucalyptus. Akela Spa: 11842 US 14 (located 1 mile east of Deadwood), Sturgis, SD 57785; (605) 578-1180;; Gift certificates available 66 • South Dakota Magazine

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GEN5 WINE CLUB from Prairie Berry Winery This year, give them the gift that lasts with a Gen5 Wine Club membership from Prairie Berry Winery. Handselected each quarter by the winemaker, each Gen5 Wine Club pack includes four bottles of award-winning wines, all handcrafted onsite in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Choose between a Gen5 Sweet or Gen5 Mix pack that can be shipped across the country including South Dakota. Join the Gen5 Wine Club at or call (605) 574-9645. Prairie Berry Winery: 23837 Hwy. 385, Hill City, SD 57745; Miner Brewing Co. and Prairie Berry Winery Taproom, 2101 W. 41st St. Ste. 25, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Some state wine shipping restrictions apply.

BUFFALO LEATHER FURNITURE from Dakota Bison Furniture The Stone family has been making furniture in the Black Hills of South Dakota for three generations. Greg Stone and his staff have developed comfortable chairs, loveseats and sofas wrapped in genuine buffalo leather and handcrafted with top quality construction. Mother Nature has her hand in making each unique piece of buffalo leather.

Camelback rolled armchair starting at $2,100 Diamond tufted sofa starting at $3,800

Dakota Bison Furniture: 2511 W. Chicago St., Rapid City, SD 57702; (888) 342-2202; (605) 342-2202;; November/December 2018 • 67

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GIFT BASKETS WITH GARDEN-FRESH FLAVOR from Char’s Kitchen The fruity, just-picked flavors in Char’s Kitchen jams, jellies and syrups are a celebration for the senses; you’ll want to spread them on everything. Mix traditional preserves like chokecherry and wild plum with spicy-sweet jalapeño jams, then throw in Char’s honey, mediumhot salsa, watermelon rind or old-fashioned bread & butter pickles for a Christmas gift basket bursting with the taste of South Dakota. Call to receive a brochure. Order by December 1 for your holiday gifts. From Char’s Kitchen: 40905 162nd St., Turton, SD 57447; (605) 897-6676;; Gift baskets start at $17.40

COUNTRY LIFE SIGNS from Innovative Fabricators Put your rural pride on display with a durable, laser-cut metal sign for your farm or ranch. Crafted from 10 gauge or 3/16" steel with a black powder coat finish, Country Life Signs are fully customizable — choose your design, size and lettering. These designs are meticulously sketched by hand before going into production, making your sign a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that your family can display proudly for generations. Post frames and hanging systems are also available. Nationwide shipping.


Innovative Fabricators: PO Box 166, Watertown, SD 57201; (605) 886-7717;; Signs start at $429

DAKOTA CARE PACKAGES from Clark Flower & Gift Shop Linda Seefeldt and Melanie Smith invite you to try the best of South Dakota with their Dakota Care Packages. Available products include soup mixes, Indian fry bread mix, noodles, taffy, Sturgis jerky, coffee, cheeses, natural and flavored honey, Native American tea, jams and jellies, popcorn, cocoa mix, toffee, syrup, bison-beef sausage, beef-pork sausage, candies, barbecue sauce and more. Clark Flower & Gift Shop: 102 N. Commercial St., Clark, SD 57225; (800) 658-3966; (605) 532-5541;; Prices and assortments available online 68 • South Dakota Magazine

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UNWRAP THEIR WILD SIDE from South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks A state park gift card from South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks is a choose-your-own-adventure ticket to the best of our state’s outdoor life. Your loved ones can use it to head into the wild with an annual park entrance license, immerse themselves in a statewide story with a subscription to the GF&P magazine, Conservation Digest, or rent park equipment — nothing beats a park view from a canoe! Makes a great gift for the families and outdoorsmen and women in your life. South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks: (800) 710-CAMP;; State park gift cards, prices vary; Conservation Digest subscriptions (1 year — 4 issues) $5, (3 years — 12 issues plus calendar) $12

FUSED GLASS CREATIONS from PrairieFireFlies, a trademarked division of Studio 66 Custom Design Stained Glass “At times our light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer The people who share Jerry and judie De Wald’s moments are those lights, like little fireflies coming to life in their hearts. Allow them to share the classic beauty of glass with you. They offer custom design art panels, repair, restorations, jewelry, home décor, private showings, Fab Fun Fusing sessions, PFF fundraisers and online shopping. Open by appointment. PrairieFireFlies and Studio 66 Custom Design Stained Glass: 1166 Skyline Dr., Watertown, SD 57201; (605) 886-6767;;;; Stained glass custom designs begin at $105 per square foot; Stained glass garden decor (8.25" diameter) $85; Link bracelet in hues of dichroic glass $40; Earrings $25; Dichroic glass pendant $40; Fused glass scenes (3" x 4") $25; Fused glass snowman scene (5" x 7") $40; Selection of glass pendants $35 each November/December 2018 • 69

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INSPIRATION IN FABRIC from The Pin Cushion Explore the fun world of color, design and craft — join the friendly quilting community at The Pin Cushion in Mitchell. With a large variety of 100% cotton quilting fabrics by today’s fabric designers, notions, books and patterns, you’re sure to find something that will inspire you. Sign up for clubs and classes, learn about Pfaff sewing and embroidery machines, take advantage of the edge to edge longarm quilting service, or pick up a gift certificate for your favorite quilter. The Pin Cushion: 117 N. Lawler St., Mitchell, SD 57301 (605) 996-0947;; Christmas gift certificate special (valid December 1-24): purchase a $100 gift certificate and receive an additional $20 gift certificate, or purchase a $200 gift certificate and receive an additional $50 gift certificate.



from The James Valley Company Give your favorite four-legged friend premium dog treats created with your dog’s well being in mind! Doggy Pops combine peanut butter and rawhide. These treats are designed to keep dogs’ teeth clean and fresh while giving them the tastes they love. For bold, genuine, over-the-campfire flavor, open up a bottle of Big John’s Ol’ West BBQ & Dippin’ Sauce. This blend of ripe tomatoes, brown sugar, natural hickory smoke and secret spices tastes great on chicken, pork, beef, venison, baked beans, spaghetti, fries…even salads! Ol’ West also serves as an excellent dipping sauce for many foods, including shrimp and onion rings. The James Valley Company: 38853 SD Hwy. 20, Mellette, SD 57461; (605) 887-3125;; Doggy Pops (peanut butter or bacon, 12 single packs) $13.68, (12 triple packs) $37.68 Big John’s Ol’ West BBQ & Dippin’ Sauce (20 oz.) $4.25, (1 gallon) $21.25

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WEARABLE LAKOTA TRADITIONS from the Akta Lakota Museum Honoring the people — that’s what the “Akta Lakota” in the Akta Lakota Museum means. And that’s what the museum’s been doing since 1991 — honoring and preserving Lakota culture with a blend of history and exciting contemporary Sioux art. Mitchell Zephier, a Sicangu Lakota, is one of the artists that exemplifies this tradition, using the gifts of the earth — silver, copper and stone — to create jewelry steeped with the symbolism and cultural values of the people of the Northern Plains. Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center: St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325; (800) 798-3452; (605) 234-3452;;


Medicine Wheel and Eagles bracelet $440; Running Horses sterling silver ring $180; Three Standing Buffalo brass necklace $240; Sitting Bull Shield necklace with inlaid turquoise $180

SOUTH DAKOTA STORIES from SD Humanities Council Stories of South Dakota are at the heart of the South Dakota Humanities Council’s one-of-a-kind series, featuring the words of your South Dakota friends and neighbors. The award-winning What Makes a South Dakotan? tells first-person stories of 165 present and former South Dakota residents as they answer the question: What makes a South Dakotan? Other titles in the South Dakota Stories series include: One-Room Country School, On the Homefront, Country Congregations and Life on the Farm & Ranch. South Dakota Humanities Council: 1215 Trail Ridge Rd. Suite A, Brookings, SD 57006; (605) 688-6113;; Holiday Special: South Dakota Stories series (All five) $40 plus s/h (Any three) $25 plus s/h

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CAMPING IN SODAK STYLE from Oh Geez! Design Headquartered “somewhere in the black mining hills of Dakota,” Becky Tomac’s quirky creations include a whimsical line of greeting cards, colorful tote bags, pinback buttons, koozies, screen-printed onesies, T-shirts and hats. Her new retro hoodie and SD Sunny and Camp SoDak trucker hats will lend a little vintage flair to your next outdoor adventure. Whether you’re roughing it in the Hills or lounging by the lake, Tomac’s gifts are an easy way to show your love and pride for South Dakota. Oh Geez! Design: Sturgis, SD; (605) 209-7088;; SoDak retro hoodie $48; Camp SoDak 7-panel hat $32; SD Sunny trucker hat $26

PASTURE-RAISED, SD BEEF, DIRECT TO YOUR DOOR from The Neighborherds Tender, juicy and flavorful South Dakota beef is a treat for the taste buds. Delight the beef lover you know with a bundle from The Neighborherds, a start-up that lets customers buy the cuts of beef they want online directly from South Dakota family farms. Learn about the ranchers and your beef. Bundles ship frozen from the farm to your door, to select Midwestern states. If you’re in the greater Yankton area, save 20% when you pick it up. Gift cards also available. The Neighborherds: Yankton, SD; (208) 251-9378; info@theneighborherds. com; Beef bundles start at $60.99

SIGNS OF PRIDE from South Dakota Baskets Unlimited South Dakota Baskets Unlimited offers a unique, stress free gift-giving opportunity — whether it is a personal gift or corporate gift — using products from all over our great state. Customize your own basket with the products you like or choose one of the pre-designed gift baskets. View their large selection of art and collectibles by Terry Redlin and Rosemary Millette online. South Dakota Baskets Unlimited: 127 Lucinda Ln., Mina, SD 57451; (800) 809-8595; (605) 225-3599;; Terry Redlin & Rosemary Millette tin signs $13.95; Terry Redlin puzzles $18.95 - $26.95; New serving trays $59.95; Series of plates $32.95 - $39.95 November/December 2018 • 73

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EXAMINING SOCIETY, LEARNING AND CULTURE from GWW Books Many wonder and worry about our changing society. In his two intriguing nonfiction books, Learning as It Influences the 21st Century and Culture and the Mysterious Agent Changing It, Ipswich native Gary Wietgrefe examines our changing world. Using knowledge gleaned from his South Dakota background, extensive travels, volunteer activities around the globe, international research and other personal experiences, Wietgrefe takes the reader on a journey that reveals how ancient culture and learning followed nature, unlike today’s technology and systems of questionable endurance. These easy reading books make great gifts for parents, grandparents and teachers. GWW Books: (800) 431-1579; Relating to Ancients series: Learning (440 pages) $27.95 plus s/h; Culture (320 pages) $24.95 plus s/h

GIFT BOXES from Calla English Toffee Vicki Rothstein has finessed one of the world’s most delightful confections to create the ultimate homemade English toffee with all natural ingredients and no preservatives. Customized gift boxes are available. Other delicious Calla products include handblended spices, macadamias and cashews dipped in light or dark chocolate and pastels in lemon shortbread, cherry and blueberry flavors, enrobed in milk chocolate. Specializing in corporate gifts.


Calla English Toffee: 115 W. Fourth St., Mobridge, SD 57601; (605) 845-2914;; English toffee (1.41 lbs.) $28, (0.75 lbs.) $18, (2.5 oz.) $6; Pastels (0.75 lbs.) $15; Light & dark chocolate cashews & macadamias (1 lb.) $22; Calla Cajun Spice $12; Calla Spice $12; Rick’s Salt $12

PRAIRIE CALENDARS from Christian Begeman Christian Begeman captures the beauty of South Dakota in two breathtaking wall calendars for 2019. Prairie Sanctuaries takes you to 12 rural churches photographed against nature’s wonders: sunsets, thunderstorms or the expansive Dakota night sky. The View from South Dakota showcases the state’s gorgeous landscapes and rural scenes near to every Dakotan’s heart. Begeman works at Midco in Sioux Falls, but he’s just as often exploring his home state’s back roads in search of the timeless images he’s grown to love. Christian Begeman:; 2019 Calendar (12" x 9") $18 each 74 • South Dakota Magazine

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NATURALLY ELEGANT from Roger Wagoner Designs When designing and creating jewelry, Roger and Ildiko Wagoner of Black Hawk let nature be their guide. Flowers, leaves and swirls are common motifs, worked in sterling silver and 10K gold to provide an elegant frame for elk ivory and the rich colors of genuine gemstones. All pieces come with a lifetime guarantee. Custom orders welcomed! Free shipping. Roger Wagoner Designs: 7890 Terry Ave., Black Hawk, SD 57718; (605) 787-6228; Apache tears obsidian ensemble $340 Elk ivory earrings & pendant $280 Montana agate ring $280 Bear claw pendant $180 Amethyst & pearl dangle earrings $80 Owyhee jasper & turquoise necklace $800

ABOVE IT ALL from Jon Crane Watercolors

Above It All (950 — 40" x 13" limited edition prints) $200; (95 — 46" x 15" artists proofs) $300; (10.75" x 3.5" open edition miniature) $12.50

Watercolor artist Jon Crane has long found artistic inspiration in the Black Hills. In 2018, he put brush to paper to depict two of South Dakota’s most beloved landscapes — Sylvan Lake and Black Elk Peak. Above It All, the seventh image in the series, shows our state’s tallest mountain from an aerial perspective and in a monumental size. The carefully-detailed granite outcroppings stand proud before the undulating hills that take you off into the horizon. Call to find a dealer near you. Jon Crane Watercolors: (888) 948-1948; November/December 2018 • 75

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A TOUGH BENCH FOR THE TOUGHEST JOBS from Lee Unlimited Power Bench® Why work on your knees when you can stand using the Lee Unlimited Power Bench, an amazing tool invented and built in South Dakota? The power bench stores like a handcart, rolls on wheels and sets up in less than a minute. Its portability allows for use with wood miter saws, metal chop saws, table saws, workbenches, mechanic’s tables and camp tables. Designed for pros and do-ityourselfers alike, the Lee Unlimited Power Bench saves time, space and your body. Add Code SDM18 at checkout to receive $100 off and free shipping on the Power Bench packages.See pricing on the “SHOP” tab at Lee Unlimited: PO Box 336, Dupree, SD 57623; (866) 299-2371; (605) 365-6968;; Power Bench starts at $549 (price reflects code SDM18)

MOUTH-WATERING FUDGE from Young & Richards


Young & Richards has been a floral shop in downtown Sioux Falls since 1947, but owners Cindy and Jerry Palleschi now also offer delicious fudge. Using real cream, butter and the finest natural ingredients, the Palleschis create a creamy, mouth-watering confection sure to delight even those who don’t believe they are fudge lovers (yet!). Customer favorites include chewy praline, caramel chocolate peanut, Heath English toffee, peanut butter chocolate, cookies ’n‘ cream and mint chocolate swirl plus many more. They ship nationwide!  Young & Richards: 222 S. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104; (605) 336-2815;; Buy one pound for $15 and get a half-pound free

BLACK HILLS ART COLLECTION by Dick Fort Dick Fort didn’t like to be pigeonholed. A prolific artist, he painted in a variety of styles — landscapes, portraits, abstracts, surrealism, still life, mandalas, cartoons, silkscreen prints and watercolors — everything from Chicago nightclub scenes to vistas of the Black Hills he loved, all depicted with a keen eye for the nuances in nature and people. Fort died in 2016, but his family and friends have generously offered a selection of his works for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Dakota Rural Action and the Eagle Cliff Ski Area, two organizations dear to Fort’s heart. Dick Fort Art: (605) 920-1084;; Cowboy; Farmer; Michele on Chicago Lake Front III; Little Spearfish Canyon 76 • South Dakota Magazine

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PIERRE’S CHARMING CAPITOL CHRISTMAS from Jim and Sandy Szana For one special month, the hallowed halls of South Dakota’s seat of government are decked with the soft glow of holiday lights, the scent of pine and the sweet sound of carols. Christmas at the Capitol is one of Pierre’s most beloved holiday traditions. Jim and Sandy Szana have created the best and only souvenirs available of the Capitol Christmas trees in Capitol Christmas: South Dakota Reflections, a collection of photography and quotations about life, and Capitol Christmas SD Gem, a companion DVD of photos paired with Christmas music by the Jim Szana Trio. Share Pierre’s holiday cheer with others! Available at the Capitol and South Dakota Heritage Store. Jim and Sandy Szana: (877) 731-9330; Capitol Christmas: South Dakota Reflections $29.95 plus s/h Capitol Christmas SD Gem DVD $19.95 plus s/h

REGIONAL ART from Signature Gallery You’ll find hospitality, passion and inspiration in abundance at Signature Gallery of Watertown. A showcase for exceptional talent, the gallery offers area artists a space to display and sell their original work. Art classes and workshops available. Signature Gallery: 1300 9th Ave. SE, Ste #78, Watertown, SD 57201; (605) 237-8864;; SG.Loving.The.Arts Necklace $85; Wooden bowl with lid $160; Bronze sculptures start at $850; Pepper grinder $160; Cutting board $38; Stone Santa $2,700; Canvas art prices start at $50

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POPPING WITH SD PRIDE from Gaylen’s Homegrown Popcorn Whether your tastes run savory or sweet, Gaylen Backus and family of Wentworth has a popcorn flavor for you. Choose a bag of Cheddar, Bacon & Cheese, or Dill Pickle popcorn, Caramel Sunrise, Vanilla Mint Drizzle or their holiday flavor, Santa’s Snack. And don’t miss their incredible homemade caramel corn! Order online, gift notes available! Gaylen’s Homegrown Popcorn: 23546 462nd Ave., Wentworth, SD 57075; (605) 483-3324;; Bag of popcorn (4-5 cups, assorted flavors) $3.50-$7; Popcorn ball $2; Popcorn cake $6

MIXED MEDIA ART & PHOTOGRAPHY from White Owl Wings Something special flies into your soul with Jodene Shaw’s captivating art pieces and her online and in-person creative events. Shaw’s artwork intertwines meaningful layers of vintage papers, paint and ink and features her photos, sketches or clay impressions. Themes include faith, authenticity, courage, deep truths, prayer, gratitude and beauty in ordinary life. It’s all creative goodness for your heart.


White Owl Wings: (605) 985-5489;;; Trust (4.5" x 5" x 1.5") $22.50; Praying For Rain & Making Hay (7" x 10" x 1.5") $40; Luxury of Sunbeams (8" x 10") $69

PLAY AND LEARN KITS from Stages of FUNdamentals Stages of FUN makes shopping for your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews EASY! Go to and select your child’s age. They do the rest! Age appropriate toys and books along with education and FUN activity ideas on how to help your little one meet their developmental milestones will be delivered to your door. One stop shopping and you’re done! Stages of FUNdamentals: Aberdeen, SD;; Single kit $54.99; Two kits $105.98; Three kits $155.97 78 • South Dakota Magazine

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SOUTH DAKOTA CHEESE from Dimock Dairy Dimock’s farmers organized a cheese cooperative in 1931, and the little town of 150 people is now known far and wide for its excellent cheeses. Each batch is still handmade the old-fashioned way. Dimock Cheese is so fresh it squeaks in your mouth. Sold in gift boxes, blocks, horns and cheese spreads. Choose from 23 varieties including cheddar, jalapeño pepper, garlic & parsley or bacon & onion and check out our new flavors: horseradish cheddar and garden medley! Dimock Dairy: 400 Main St., Dimock, SD 57331; (605) 928-3833;; Cheese box (three, 8 oz. pcs.) $15; Spread gift box (3 spreads and crackers) $25; Combo gift box (two spreads & six, 8 oz. pcs.) $36; Small gift box (four, 1 lb. pcs.) $29; Large gift box (six, 1 lb. pcs.) $36; Variety pack (nine, 8 oz. pcs.) $39; Variety pack (twelve, 8 oz. pcs.) $46

PHEASANT PRIDE from Sall Farm “People are friendly, pheasants are plentiful.” When Steve & Lisa Sall found a plate with that motto in an old garage, they knew they’d discovered something special, something that would resonate with other South Dakotans who love pheasant hunting, trusty dogs and outdoor traditions. These replica license plate toppers are printed on heavy-gauge metal and can be personalized with your favorite pheasant hunter’s name, town or lodge name.


Sall Farm: Wessington, SD; (605) 539-9363;; South Dakota license plate topper $20 Personalized license plate topper $35

THE SWEETEST GIFT IDEA from Quail Honey South Dakota is one of America’s top honey-producing states, thanks to folks like the Quail family of Brandt. With more than six decades of beekeeping experience under their buzzy belts, the Quails have learned to extract that sweet flavor in everything from clover, buckwheat and raw honey, whipped honey, honey candies, beeswax lip balm, goatsmilk and honey lotions — even fizzy honey bath balls! $5 flat shipping for all orders. Quail Honey: Brandt, SD; (605) 695-1587;;; Honey (2 to 80 oz.) starting at $1.50; Honey candy (16 pieces) $2; Goats milk & honey lotion (2 or 4 oz. in assorted fragrances) starting at $3; Beeswax lip balm $1.25; Honey soap (4 oz.) $4.50; Gift packages starting at $6 80 • South Dakota Magazine

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NORTHERN PLAINS EXPLAINED from The Center for Western Studies The Center for Western Studies Publications continues to tell the story of the people, places, and history of the Northern Plains. From Herbert Krause’s groundbreaking novel The Thresher which sowed the seeds of farm life as we know it today, to Wayne Fanebust’s wild west historical tale of Judge Shannon in Outlaw Dakota, CWS seeks to celebrate where we came from.  It’s this shared past that helps define the future we leave for our children. In Conservation on the Northern Plains: New Perspectives, 10 authors explain how we can maintain this land we love so dearly. And for a more in-depth examination of the region, look for The Interior Borderlands: Regional Identity in the Midwest and Great Plains, coming in the spring of 2019.   You can find these CWS publications and more at the Center for Western Studies gift shop: 2121 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197; (605) 274-4007;; Conservation on the Northern Plains: New Perspectives (215 pages / 16 photographs) $12 plus s/h; Outlaw Dakota $14 plus s/h; The Thresher $10 plus s/h

AURORA COUNTY AROMAS from Prairie Artisan Fragrances Located in the heart of South Dakota, Prairie Artisan Fragrances is a small perfumery specializing in fine perfumes, colognes and scents for the home and special events. Jennifer, our perfumer, trained at the world-renowned ISIPCA fragrance school in Versailles, France, where she learned to craft each perfume with the finest ingredients and care. Choose one of her 31 fragrances or ask her to create a special scent for you. Prairie Artisan Fragrances: 37377 US Hwy. 16, White Lake, SD 57383; (605) 323-7563;; Perfume & cologne (1 oz.) $45, (2 oz.) $60; Candles (8 oz.) $20; Purse perfume & cologne spray (9 ml) $18; Whipped body butter (4 oz.) $16; Hand & body polish (8 oz.) $14

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THE VIEW FROM ABOVE from South Dakota Magazine A snow-feathered landscape. The broad swath cut by a team of combines at harvest time. A cluster of canoes breaking up sun-dappled river waters. See these familiar scenes and more from a new vantage point in Sky High South Dakota, a book of aerial photography by Yankton pilot Dave Tunge. A collaboration with South Dakota Magazine, this beautiful hardcover book makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves this state. South Dakota Magazine: 410 E. 3rd St., Yankton, SD 57078; (800) 456-5117; Sky High South Dakota (hardcover, 208 pages) $39.95

MUSIC FOR YOUR EYES from Artistic Instruments


When a trumpet has tooted its last blast, it’s time for Patty Kolke to step in. For the last four years, the Sioux Falls woman has collected broken and unused musical instruments and given them new lives as lamps, clocks, vases, candle holders and more. Choose one of her existing items or ask her to work with an instrument of your own to create a functional, meaningful work of art in tune with your own décor. Artistic Instruments: Sioux Falls, SD; (320) 766-2223;; Instrument lamps $45–$175; Music lyre photo holders $8.95–$12.95; Instrument candle holders $15–$20

GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS from South Dakota Magazine Skip the Christmas sweaters this year. For a holiday gift with year-round appeal, you can’t beat a subscription to South Dakota Magazine. Your gift recipient will receive six issues filled with the state’s culture, history, sports, foods and outdoor life. Makes a great gift for newcomers to the state or outof-staters with South Dakota roots. Best of all — gift subscriptions don’t itch, nor will they shrink in the wash. South Dakota Magazine: 410 E. 3rd St., Yankton, SD 57078; (800) 456-5117; 1 year (6 issues) $25; 2 years (12 issues) $45; 3 years (18 issues) $59

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2018 South Dakota Made Gift Guide  

South Dakota Magazine's annual guide to foods, furniture, art, books and other products proudly made by South Dakota artists and craftsmen.

2018 South Dakota Made Gift Guide  

South Dakota Magazine's annual guide to foods, furniture, art, books and other products proudly made by South Dakota artists and craftsmen.