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GIFTS THAT SAY ‘SOUTH DAKOTA!’ The fun part of publishing South Dakota Magazine is our opportunities to poke around this beautiful state, meeting interesting people and seeing fascinating things. Our annual holiday gift guide is a joy for that very reason. I’m always amazed at the creativity and resourcefulness we find in shops and businesses everywhere. A few weeks ago I met a very successful woman who makes lovely clothing from recycled fabrics, and designs dresses for beauty queens across the United States. I also met a young man from Tabor who builds guitars and mandolins from scratch, and recently recorded a CD in Nashville. Like many of our artisans, both are hardly known here in their home state. If one word describes the South Dakota business community, it must be “makers.” We’ve become friends with candymakers, cheesemakers, furnituremakers, soapmakers, winemakers, rugmakers and toymakers. Every one of them has a story. Most of the products you’ll see in the following pages are the work of small business owners with big dreams. All the products are made and offered by South Dakotans

Our gift guide “makers” include (from left) Heidi Marsh, Andrea Maibaum and Laura Johnson.

engaged in labors of love. We all want to support home-state businesses when we can. Here are dozens of unique products that might solve our gift-giving dilemmas in the holidays and other times through the year. We hope you enjoy learning about their “makings” as much as we have. Heidi Marsh Advertising & Marketing Director


Gift Guide

The Art of Jon Crane

This coffee table book documents Jon Crane’s art and many stories behind the man. Jon Crane Watercolors, Inc.: (888) 948-1948; jcw@joncranewatercolors.com; www.joncranewatercolors.com Heartland Legacy $75

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GOLD MOUNTAIN MINE from Jon Crane Watercolors

Standing on National Forest Service land in the Black Hills, the Gold Mountain Mine reminds us of South Dakota’s rich mining history. The Black Hills Historic Preservation Trust, in partnership with the National Forest Service, has effectively preserved this site for future generations. In addition to donning a hard hat and pounding nails, Jon Crane has applied his artistic talent to help preserve this significant piece of our history. Gold Mountain Mine: (18.5" x 13" 195 S/N giclée on paper) $150, (20 artist proofs) $200, (7" x 5" open edition miniature) $12.50; original watercolor available


Folklore Foods is the only gourmet syrup company in the Midwest! Their 65 flavors — for use in coffee, teas, Italian sodas, oatmeal, pancakes or over ice cream — have been awarded top brand by baristas and barkeepers. Folklore Foods: 2011 Hwy. 12 & 83, PO Box 104, Selby, SD 57472; (605) 649-1144; dakotamaid@ midconetwork.com; www.folklorefoods.com Gift Boxes: 8, 150 ml bottles $20; 750 ml bottle $7; 750 ml bottle sugar-free $8 (plus tax & shipping)


Experience the feel and fragrance of summer in Indian country with sweet grass earrings, hand-braided by Lakota artists and available only at Prairie Passions, your one-stop online shopping source for beautiful, handmade traditional Lakota artwork, jewelry and clothing. Prairie Passions works with Lakota artists from South Dakota to create one-of-a-kind gifts, including Lakota shooting stars, which feature a morning star design in satin, encircled by a leather band. They are perfect as stand-alone ornamental accents or grouped in a glass bowl. Prairie Passions also works with Native Life Designs, offering arts and crafts that give you a taste of Native culture. Prairie Passions: (605) 939-0335; info@prairiepassions.net; www.prairiepassions.net Sweet Grass Earrings $13.99; Lakota Shooting Star $38; Lakota Beaded Bracelet $15


Just released by photographer Paul Horsted, Yellowstone Yesterday & Today is a stunning view of past and present in our first National Park. This oversize full-color book is beautifully designed in the style of Paul’s popular book The Black Hills Yesterday & Today. More than 100 rare historic images are carefully matched with modern views of geysers, waterfalls, mountain lakes and more. All books are signed by the author. Add $5 shipping per order (any quantity, USA only); S.D. residents add 4% sales tax. Golden Valley Press: 24905 Mica Ridge Road, Custer, SD 57730; (605) 673-3685; editor@dakotaphoto.com; www.dakotaphoto.com

Yellowstone Yesterday & Today (160 pages, 11" x 12" hardcover) $45 The Black Hills Yesterday & Today (300 pages, 11" x 12" hardcover) $65 November/December 2012 • 41

TEE PEES FOR CHILDREN from M&J’s Originals

Looking for a great gift for the kids or grandkids in your life? Tee pees from M&J’s Originals connect kids with the outdoors and our nation’s early heritage. Built with heavy cotton duck, each tee pee is hand painted with beautiful designs incorporating Native American symbols and features. Sturdily built with six supporting poles, they are also simple to set up and collapsible for easy transportation. Tee pees measure 6 feet on the slant and 80 inches across the bottom. Credit cards welcome. M&J’s Originals: 904 S. Kiwanis Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104; (605) 338-4069; teepeemarg@aol.com Tee Pee $69

MOUNT RUSHMORE MEMORIES from Mount Rushmore Bookstores

The Mount Rushmore Memories project began in December 2010 when an appeal was sent across the nation, requesting people to submit a memory that encapsulated what Mount Rushmore meant to them. Approximately 100 people offered memories, including visitors, employees, local residents, politicians, a former Rushmore carver and the grandchildren of Doane Robinson, Charles Buell and Gutzon Borglum. The result is a visually stunning book, full of personal pictures, historic photos and memories that connect readers to the Mount Rushmore story. Mount Rushmore Bookstores, Mount Rushmore National Memorial: 13036 Hwy. 244, Keystone, SD 57751; (605) 574-3142; bookstores@mtrushmore.org; www.mountrushmoresociety.com

Gift Guide

Mount Rushmore Memories $14.99


from Heartland Hand-Crafted Rugs

Beautiful but rugged enough to use. Helen Thullner and Darlene Bates of Herreid, a little town in northern South Dakota, design and loom these beautiful throw rugs. They use recycled denim, cotton, polyester, T-shirts, sweatshirts or new fabric to produce rugs up to 36 inches wide. Lengths vary by fabric type and color. Custom orders welcome. Heartland Hand-Crafted Rugs: 10589 US Hwy. 83, Herreid, SD 57632; (605) 437-2620; hrthullner@valleytel.net Rugs start at $30

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The Henschel family of Faith uses innovative designs to create durable but lightweight hardwood folding steps, stools and tables that serve a wide range of purposes. A unique brass hinge and side lock system allow Tower Stool® products to open and close instantly for easy storage. Tower Stool® offers folding stools, RV steps, benches, utility tables, lecterns, pedestals for heavy sculptural artwork, portable sales counters, trucker’s tables, shooter’s benches and other items. Custom orders available. Tower Stool® LLC: PO Box 337, 219 Main St., Faith, SD 57626; (605) 967-2418; (800) 568-4228; towerstoolco@gwtc. net; www.towerstool.com 8" Stool $34.50 RV Step $52


Remember the good old times, when folks still knew their neighbors, with Watertown artist Terry Redlin’s image, Harvest Moon Ball. Redlin captures the barn dance, a rural American ritual, with all its color, excitement and bustling activity. Harvest Moon Ball is available in a limited edition of 1,950 signed and numbered canvases that come with a certificate of authenticity. Redlin Art Center: 1200 33rd St. S.E.,Watertown, SD 57201; (605) 882-3877; redlinac@redlinart.com; www.redlinart.com

Gift Guide

Harvest Moon Ball Master Canvas $700

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Image size: 18.5" x 32"; Frame size: 27" x 40"


from The Center for Western Studies

A Harvest of Words — For the first time some of South Dakota’s best poets have been gathered together into one book, offering an excellent snapshot of poetic life as it currently exists in the state. Special holiday price $20 plus s/h. Combine with A New South Dakota History (regularly $35) for $45 plus s/h. Fort Sisseton — Now Available! Harold H. Schuler’s new book is the only comprehensive history of Fort Sisseton.The book recounts the fort’s history including the activities of the Frontier Indian Scout Force and the midnight ride of Samuel J. Brown in 1866 to warn of an impending attack. $22.95 plus s/h. Visit the gift shop at 2121 S. Summit Avenue in Sioux Falls. The Center for Western Studies: Augustana College, 2001 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197; (605) 274-4007; cws@augie.edu; www.augie.edu/cws


Dimock’s farmers organized a cheese cooperative in 1931, and the little Hutchinson County 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 or horns. Choose from 21 different varieties including cheddar, jalapeño pepper, garlic & parsley or bacon & onion. Try their six new cheese spreads too! Dimock Dairy: PO Box 26, Dimock, SD 57331; (605) 928-3833; dimockdairy@santel.net; www.dimockdairy.com Cheese Tray (16") $25 Gift Box (four, 1 lb. pieces) $25, (six, 1 lb. pieces) $35 Variety Pack (nine, 1/2 lb. pieces) $35, (12, 1/2 lb. pieces) $40 Cheese Spread Gift Box (four, 12 oz. tubs) $25


Looking for a unique gift for the musician in your life? Jared Finck is a 19-year-old craftsman from Tabor who puts love into every custom mandolin, guitar, banjo and dobro he builds. In addition to spectacular bluegrass instruments, Finck constructs one-of-a-kind furniture sure to become the focal point of any living room. Jared Finck: Tabor, SD; (605) 760-1676; finckinstruments@gmail.com; www. jaredjfinck.com Instruments start at $2,000 Handcrafted Chair $450


The just-picked flavor and aroma of the fruits used in Char’s Kitchen jams, jellies and syrups are a celebration for the senses; you’ll want to spread them on everything. Char’s offers honey, five jam flavors with rhubarb, 10 without rhubarb and five sugar free. Syrups come in eight fruit flavors and hot fudge. Gift baskets or boxes shipped directly to your location. Call for a brochure. From Char’s Kitchen: 40905 162nd St., Turton, SD 57447; (605) 897-6676; charsjam@nvc.net Gift Baskets start at $14.75

ART, JEWELRY & HOME DECOR from Prairie Edge

Prairie Edge features stunning Native American art, jewelry, books, music, pottery, ceremonial items and much more. C.L. Ramsdell’s dramatic monochromatic buffalo hair pots (also on our cover) are a modern interpretation of Apache tradition honoring a fallen warhorse. The buffalo hair is incorporated into the vessel, so the spirit of this Great Plains animal is always present. The pots are finished with wax to protect the surface and provide a soft glowing patina that gives the appearance of wood or marble. Star quilts honor a rich Native tradition as symbols of the morning or dawn star. Paul Szabo’s sterling silver jewelry utilizes two animals respected in Native culture: dragonflies indicate thoughts and prayers have been passed along to loved ones recently departed to the spirit world, and buffalo were the life givers of the Northern Plains, providing food, shelter, toys, weapons and medicine. Prairie Edge: 606 Main St., Rapid City, SD 57701; (800) 541-2388; dan@prairieedge.com; www.prairieedge.com Star Quilt $370; Paul Szabo Sterling Silver Jewelry: Dragonfly Earrings $75, Pendant $90; Buffalo Bracelet $140, Ring $90; Fall Pines by Jennifer Braig (oil on canvas) $3200; Buffalo Hair Pottery: Bowl $150, Small Vase $56, Large Vase $132


Gift Guide

from USD Alumni Association

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Coyote fans everywhere will love a gift commemorating the University of South Dakota’s 150th birthday. Pride, Persistence and Progress is a 200-page coffee table style book full of history, legendary stories, photos and memories.The Vermillion campus’ newest landmark is Legacy, a sculpture of a howling coyote by 2010 graduate Cameron Stalheim. The USD Alumni Association is offering a limited edition numbered series of 150 bronze replicas that are sure to become family treasures. The Alumni Association is also exclusively offering stylish custom couches or chairs featuring removable USD logos. They are the perfect addition for your home or office. Use the code USDAA for free shipping. USD Alumni Association: (800) 655-2586; alumni@usdalumni. org; www.usdalumni.com Pride, Persistence and Progress $40 Legacy (10" x 8.5" x 3") $1,000 USD DreamSeat Office Chair $349


Spend a romantic weekend in the Black Hills at the Black Forest Inn. Enjoy a one night stay for two in a deluxe King suite, with a relaxing whirlpool or hot tub, a gourmet fourcourse dinner for two specially prepared by your host and hostess, a complimentary bottle of wine and a delectable Black Forest Inn breakfast. The Black Forest Inn is nestled among the Ponderosa pines between beautiful Pactola and Sheridan lakes near all the major Black Hills attractions. Receive a gift card to place under the tree. Black Forest Inn: 23191 Hwy. 385, Rapid City, SD 57702; (800) 888-1607; info@ blackforestinn.net; www.blackforestinn.net Getaway Package $250 excluding tax & gratuity


South Dakota’s pioneer history was rich with horse thieves, con artists, snake oil salesmen and the like. Whether from necessity or orneriness, some of our first citizens felt they needed to break laws to claw out a living on the prairie. Our ancestors who lived outside of polite society’s expectations make for some of South Dakota’s best stories. The writers of South Dakota Magazine compiled these favorite stories in a new book, Outlaws and Scofflaws. South Dakota Magazine: PO Box 175, Yankton, SD 57078; (800) 456-5117; www.southdakotamagazine.com Outlaws and Scofflaws $14.95 plus s/h


Help support South Dakota’s No. 1 industry by giving Beef Bucks this year. Beef Bucks are pre-paid checks (available in $5, $10 and $20 denominations) or VISA debit cards ($25 to $500) that can be used to buy beef in grocery stores, locker plants or beef meals in restaurants. No worry about shirt sizes or colors. And every time they slice into a perfectly cooked prime rib, they’ll thank you. Beef Bucks: (888) 640-6328; nancy@ beefbucks.org; www.beefbucks.org

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WINTER READS from Steve Riedel

Books make great holiday gifts. The down-to-earth characters in Steve Riedel’s novels are based on his SD family farm experience and his career in human services. In A Homestead Holiday, James and Faye Hammer face their first empty-nest Christmas. They hope that a country getaway to Gus and Sophie Frost’s farm will cure their holiday blues, but they discover an ulterior motive behind the Frosts’ invitation. In Dr. Joe and the Snowman, Joseph Doyle seeks to rebuild his life as a clinical psychologist in Dakota City, but he soon discovers someone dark and disturbed preying on the citizenry. Riedel’s tale keeps you guessing until the very last page. Steve Riedel: 1275 Iowa Ave. S.E., Huron, SD 57350; (605) 461-8078; smriedel@midco. net; steveriedel.tateauthor.com A Homestead Holiday $16.99; Dr. Joe and the Snowman $21.99


Loretta Meyer-Furrey’s art is stunning, yet functional. She currently resides in Arizona, but returns to South Dakota every fall to gather with friends and family for hunting season. She knows the important connection families have with the fall pheasant tradition, so she created a graphic watercolor of a pair of pheasants that are screen printed on a variety of kitchen items such as placemats, napkins, towels and aprons. Shop FallPheathers on Etsy. com. Available in Dijon or cream colors. FallPheathers: fallpheathers@gmail.com

Gift Guide

Napkins (set of 4) $30; Placemats (set of 4) $40; Potholder $8; Apron $30; Dishtowel $12; Notecards (set of 8) $8


from South Dakota Baskets Unlimited

Gift giving can be easy and stress free! South Dakota Baskets Unlimited offers a unique gift giving opportunity using South Dakota products from all over our great state. Customize your basket using a variety of products or choose one of the predesigned gift baskets. Nationwide shipping. South Dakota Baskets Unlimited: 127 Lucinda Lane, Mina, SD 57451; (800) 809-8595; (605) 225-3599; southdakotagifts@ gmail.com; www.sdbaskets.com Dakota Gourmet Basket $119.95

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BUFFALO LEATHER FURNITURE from Dakota Bison Furniture

Pillow Back Chair $2618 Square Arm Chair $1985 Seamed Club Chair & Ottoman $2853

The Stone family has been making furniture in the mountains of South Dakota for three generations. Greg Stone and his staff have developed comfortable chairs, love seats 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. Mention you saw Dakota Bison Furniture in South Dakota Magazine for a 10 percent discount through 2012. Dakota Bison Furniture: 2511 W. Chicago St., Rapid City, SD 57702; (605) 342-2202; dakotabison@gmail.com; www. dakotabisonfurniture.com


Roger and Ildiko Wagoner create vivid statements inspired by nature. Every piece of jewelry is handcrafted from Black Hills gold on sterling silver and has a lifetime guarantee. Roger Wagoner Designs is a family owned and operated business located in Black Hawk. Free shipping. Roger Wagoner Designs: 7890 Terry Ave., Black Hawk, SD 57718; (605) 787-6228; www.rogerwagonerdesigns.com Sterling Silver Roses & Montana Agate Ring $300 Sterling Silver Forget-Me-Not Montana Agate Necklace (pendant is 3.5") $380 Black Hills Gold on Silver Bighorn Jasper Ring $300 Bronze Cast Elk Relief & Elk Ivory Belt Buckle $450 Black Hills Gold on Silver Forget-Me-Not Pendant, Earrings & Ring $250

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from the Old Courthouse Museum Store

A beautiful series of ornaments depicting historic buildings and scenery of Sioux Falls! These three-dimensional, 24-karat gold finished ornaments represent everything you know and love about Sioux Falls’ first courthouse and the home of South Dakota’s first U.S. Senator Richard Pettigrew, which are both on the National Register of Historic Places. The newest depicts a scene of the Falls on the Big Sioux River. Collect these and a variety of other holiday ornaments. Old Courthouse Museum Store: 200 W. Sixth St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104; (605) 367-4210; museum@minnehahacounty.org; www.siouxlandmuseums.com Ornament (each) $16.95


Heritage rifle offered only for South Dakota! Vic Carter of Kones Korner teamed with Browning Arms to design a limited edition .222 caliber rifle for people who love South Dakota. It’s a classic Browning Lever-Action with a fast handling straight-grip stock. From varmints to deer, this BLR remains the first choice of those who favor the lever action. Only 100 were built; years from now they will be family heirlooms. Kones Korner is also taking deposits for a limited production run of BLR Takedown .25-06 Rem scheduled for the summer of 2013. Rifles are available for pick up or can be shipped to your local dealer. Kones Korner: 18299 US Hwy. 81, Castlewood, SD 57223; (605) 793-2263; koneskorner@itctel.com; www.koneskorner.com

Gift Guide

.222 BLR $850 .25-06 Rem $950

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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 confections include pastels in lemon shortbread, cinnamon, cherry and blueberry flavors, enrobed in milk chocolate. Specializing in corporate gifts. Calla English Toffee: 115 W. 4th St., Mobridge, SD 57601; (605) 845-2914; info@callacandy.com; www.callacandy.com English Toffee (1.41 lbs.) $28, (0.75 lbs.) $17, (2.5 oz.) $6; Pastels (8 oz.) $12; Cinnamints (8 oz.) $12; Calla Cajun Spice $12; Calla Spice $12; Rick’s All-Purpose Grilling Spice $10



HESE ARE JUST A FEW excerpts taken from stories included in the fifth edition of the South Dakota Humanities Council’s “South Dakota Stories” series. The book, created to celebrate our 40th anniversary, answers the question “What Makes a South Dakotan?” “Ideally, this sense of being a South Dakotan isn’t tied to a street address or occupation. It stems from a succession of experiences that foster familiarity and make you feel right at home, regardless of where you started.” — From My Life: Time to sum up 20 years in S.D. by Stu Whitney (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)

The South Dakota Humanities Council proudly introduces the new book What Makes a South Dakotan?, the latest volume in its “South Dakota Stories” series. To celebrate its 40th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the South Dakota Community Foundation, the Humanities Council sought to do a project by South Dakotans, for South Dakotans. The resulting book contains more than 200 stories, poems and photos from current and former residents of the state who share what they believe it takes to be a South Dakotan. The new book costs $19.95 each plus s/h. Other titles in the “South Dakota Stories” series include Life on the Farm & Ranch ($17 plus s/h), On the Homefront ($15 plus s/h), Country Congregations ($15 plus s/h) and One-Room Country School ($15 plus s/h). To order call (605) 688-6113 or email info@sdhumanities.com.

“In winter, South Dakota takes endurance. Some say it keeps out the riff-raff, but it might be what forges our social consciousness. The cold weather tests its inhabitants, and guides us to value and protect those within reach.” — From An Icy Welcome by Mary Flemmer Husman “In South Dakota, getting the guyshed is pretty much a prerequisite for getting your mancard punched. It’s sort of a shedmitzvah.” — From The Guyshed: a South Dakota Institution by Lee Schoenbeck

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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. Products available in the care packages are oat products, 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, soybean snacks, bison jerky, lamb-bison sausage and more. Clark Flower & Gift Shop: PO Box 214, 102 N. Commercial St., Clark, SD 57225; (800) 658-3966; (605) 532-5541; clarkflo@itctel.com; www.clarkflower.com Prices and assortments available online

CREATE YOUR OWN BARSTOOL from Innovative Fabricators, Inc.

One-of-a-kind bar stools feature laser cut designs in backrest. One hundred percent genuine bison hide covers the swivel seat and is woven through the backrest. Stools can be customized — choose your height, chair back design and accent options. A wide range of custom work is also available. Innovative Fabricators, Inc.: PO Box 166, Watertown, SD 57201; (605) 886-7717; info@innovativefab.com; www.innovativefab.com

Gift Guide

Barstool $350

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PHEASANT BROOCH from Mike Heintz

Mike Heintz is a South Dakota-born silversmith who specializes in contemporary jewelry. He was raised in central South Dakota near Harrold, and visits his home country often for inspiration. Mike’s newest creation is a beautiful sterling silver brooch of the graceful ringnecked pheasant, our state bird. This is an heirloom that will be treasured in your family for generations. Mike Heintz, 34051 Alcazar, Dana Point, CA 92629; (949) 497-2986. Pheasant Brooch $245

DELICATE MASTERPIECES from Wonderful Wire Jewelry

Whether the special woman in your life prefers bold colors or understated elegance, Anita Paige has one-of-a-kind jewelry that will wow her this season. These delicate masterpieces are created using the centuries-old technique of wire wrap. Each unique gemstone speaks to Anita as she uses wire to bring out the stone’s own beauty. No two pieces are the same. Choose from handmade earrings, pendants or bracelets — or better yet — choose all three. Wonderful Wire: 2121 W. St. Anne, Rapid City, SD 57702; (605) 355-9208; apaige2864@gmail.com; www.wonderfulwire.com Green Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet $79; Green Turquoise Pendant $55; Sterling Silver Bracelet $80; Gold & Silver Bracelet $95; Azurite Bracelet $119; Azurite Pendant $210; Blue Lace Agate Pendant $93; Blue Lace Agate Bracelet $67; Druzy Quartz Pendant $91; Chains are sold separately


Lori Armstrong is a fourth-generation South Dakotan who spent 10 years working in the firearms industry before becoming a full-time writer. Her sharp and gritty Mercy Gunderson novels have kept readers awake late into the night, unable to put their books down. Armstrong’s newest novel, Merciless, follows Gunderson, the Black Ops Army sniper-turned FBI agent, on her quest for vengeance when a killer narrows his sights on her and her family. Merciless hits shelves in January 2013. Previous Mercy Gunderson titles include No Mercy (2010) and Mercy Kill (2011). Visit her website for preorder information or to download her free digital short story, Silent Mercy, available in December. Armstrong won two prestigious Shamus Awards and the Willa Cather Literary Award for her books. These books are also available at amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. Lori Armstrong: www.loriarmstrong.com Merciless $15 No Mercy $7.99 Mercy Kill $15 Silent Mercy free download November/December 2012 • 53

WESTERN ART SCULPTURES from Incredible Metal

Brett and Tammy Prang transform metal into the most unique works of art you’ll ever see. A 38-foot cross stands on a hill at their ranch overlooking the Badlands southeast of Kadoka, and they’ve built life-size bison. But their smaller sculptures and wall art will add a splash of Western creativity to your home. Visit their gallery to see more of the Prangs’ artwork or stay in their guesthouse. Incredible Metal: 23195 Swift Horse Rd., Kadoka, SD 57543; (605) 462-6373; bantam@gwtc.net; www. incredible-metal.com Feather (6" – 12" long) $25 – $55 each; Buffalo Mirror (20" Diameter) $135; Buffalo (12" x 15" x 6") $495; Cactus “Poker” (8" x 8" x 3") $325


Remember the good times and good company with a guest book from jemLeathers. Their handmade books are crafted with high quality book board covered in beautiful leather. The cotton rag paper pages contain room for 360 names. Each guest book is custom made — you pick the leather, choose between a magnetic snap, wrap-around or antler button closure, and select a standard or personalized cover page. Other custom journals and sketchbooks are available. jemLeathers: PO Box 1182, Mitchell, SD 57301; (952) 200-2075; jemleathers@yahoo. com; www.jemleathers.com

Gift Guide

Guest book (5" x 9.5") with straight-edged pages $30 Guest book (5" x 9.5") with hand-torn pages $60

JUNIOR ADIRONDACK CHAIR from Red Barn Woodworking

Destined to become a family heirloom, your children or grandchildren will love their own junior Adirondack style chair. (Also available as a rocking chair). Made from 100% Western Red Cedar, each chair is handcrafted in Rapid City. Red Barn Woodworking builds a full line of Adirondack style outdoor wood furniture, all handcrafted and built with the same quality as this junior chair. Red Barn Woodworking: 5360 Greenwood Lane, Rapid City, SD 57703; (605) 209-8466; david@redbarn-woodworking.com; www.redbarn-woodworking. com Junior Adirondack Chair $97

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HOLIDAY GIFT BASKETS from Home Porch Home Porch’s selection of South Dakota-made products ranges from food, bath & body and souvenir keepsakes to books, blankets, pottery and many others. South Dakota-made gift baskets and boxes are available in any price range. Customize the perfect gift for your clients or loved ones. You are welcome to visit the Home Porch store located in historic downtown Sioux Falls, or shop online. Home Porch: 217 S. Phillips, Sioux Falls, SD 57104; toll free (866) 738-0026; email: home@homeporchgifts.com; www. homeporchgifts.com Gift Baskets starting at $25

FUSED GLASS CREATIONS from Prairie Fire Flies®

Five years ago Judie De Wald started designing classic fused glass jewelry and home decor using hand-cut and kiln-fired glass to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Judie loves to share this art form with others. Call Prairie Fire Flies to schedule Fab Fun Fusing or personal shopping sessions. Prairie Fire Flies: (605) 886-6767; prairiefireflies@ earthlink.net; www.prairiefireflies.com Black & White Pendant & Earrings $55; Proud to be American Pendant $50; Flower Pendant Set $55; Floral Glass Scene (4" x 6") $25; Cross (3" x 5") $25; Sunshine Makes Me Smile (6" x 6") $35; Ring $25


from Studio 66 Custom Design Stained Glass

Self-taught artist Jerry De Wald creates beautiful glass art in his home-based studio for churches, homes and businesses. Call or visit his website or Facebook pages for custom design, repairs, restoration, classroom instruction or to schedule an appointment. Studio 66 Custom Design Stained Glass: 1166 Skyline Dr., Watertown, SD 57201; (605) 886-6767; studio-66@earthlink. net; www.stainedglasscustomdesign.com Custom Stained Glass (per sq. foot) s tarts at $105 Culture de la Prairie $750 (shown above, ready to hang) November/December 2012 • 55

FEATURING SOUTH DAKOTA… from SD Historical Society Foundation

The Heritage Stores offer a variety of items made by South Dakota artists, including pottery, jewelry, fine art, photography and glassware. A large selection of books by South Dakota authors or about South Dakota are available along with those published by the State Historical Society Press. Items bearing the official State Seal capture South Dakota’s best and make a great gift for anyone who wants to proudly wear or display this symbol of our state. The Heritage Stores are located in the State Capitol and the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. All proceeds benefit the South Dakota State Historical Society. South Dakota Historical Society Foundation: 900 Governors Dr., Pierre, SD 57501; (605) 773-3458; info@SDHSF.org; www.sdhsf.org Cherry Wood Box (felt-lined, 8" x 6") $49.99; Pen & Letter Opener Set $29.99; Water Glass $9.99; Jeweled Pin $30


Deborah Casey has been sculpting for only three years, but her abstract bronze pieces, created in the heart of the Black Hills, are the work of a true artisan. Her Mona Lisa is based on the recently restored portrait painted by Leonardo da Vinci during the Italian Renaissance. Out World Climber is Casey’s rendition of an ascent among the beautiful cathedral spires of the Black Hills. Casey’s Castle Art Studio: Hill City, SD 57745; (605) 415-9234; www.DeborahCasey.com

Gift Guide

Mona Lisa (11.5" x 15") bronze $2,400, cold cast bronze $900; Out World Climber (8" x 10") cold cast bronze $450

A UNIQUE GIFT OF ART from South Dakota Magazine

Mike Reagan, one of America’s top map artists, created the watercolor map that appears on South Dakota Magazine’s table of contents page. You can now own a 20" x 16" art print of Mike’s illustration, suitable to be framed for your home or office. South Dakota Magazine: PO Box 175, Yankton, SD 57078; (800) 456-5117; www.southdakotamagazine.com Map print $24.95, unframed, plus s/h

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Flax seed is an ancient grain that has been used in the diets of humans for thousands of years. Both modern day nutritionists and scientists are re-discovering the tremendous health benefits of flax. Whole flax seed available in 1 lb., 2 lb. and 25 lb. bags. Ground flax available in 1 and 1.5 lb bags. Please call to inquire about bulk prices. Purity Seeds LLC: 41247 178th St., Raymond, SD 57258; (605) 532-7333; puritysd@itctel.com; www.purityseedsusa.com Whole flax seed six 2 lb. bags (free shipping) $35.95

SOUTH DAKOTA CURIOSITIES from South Dakota Magazine

Head “off the beaten path” with South Dakota Magazine editor Bernie Hunhoff as he explores unusual places and characters worth seeing across the state. Take this fun travel book with you on your explorations of South Dakota or give it as a gift. South Dakota Magazine: PO Box 175, Yankton, SD 57078; (800) 456-5117; www.southdakotamagazine.com South Dakota Curiosities (newly revised!) $15.95 plus s/h

TAILOR-MADE MEN’S SHIRTS from Dakota by Design

Try on one of these individually tailored or bespoke shirts offered by a South Dakota designer and her small staff who create each shirt to custom fit. Offering sustainable and natural fibers — the finest in cotton textiles, hemp, linen and wool. Dakota by Design also designs couture for business, casual and special event wear for men and women. The man in your life will love these custom fit shirts. Dakota by Design: Sioux Falls, SD 57104; (605) 336-6061; info@dakotabydesign.com; www.dakotabydesign.com Men’s shirt $85 to $185 November/December 2012 • 57

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2012-2013 South Dakota Gift Guide  

South Dakota Magazine's annual collection of South Dakota-made and South Dakota-inspired gifts.

2012-2013 South Dakota Gift Guide  

South Dakota Magazine's annual collection of South Dakota-made and South Dakota-inspired gifts.