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2017 Gift Guide

Don't let this Christmas shopping season fall flat

Season’s tidings, and welcome to this year’s edition of the Flathead Beacon Gift Guide, an annual offering of wintery wares and custom crafts all stocked by local vendors and on prominent display in the frost-framed windows of Flathead Valley’s storefronts.

The Beacon staff has assembled this guide to giving as a convenient compass to help you navigate the holiday hustle just as the festive shopping season begins in earnest.

We’ve selected an eclectic grouping of gifts that ranges from stocking stuffers to big-ticket buys, booze to blankets, custom-made totes to toys for the tots, so holiday shoppers are certain to find something that suits everyone this gift-giving season.

From presents that stand the test of time to others that are mutable and melt-y, we hope these gift ideas make holiday shopping fun and easy this season.

Enjoy your time exchanging gifts and gratitude with friends, family and loved ones while supporting local businesses.

Happy holidays from the Flathead Beacon.



1. Olive oil sample pack,
6 60mL bottles


Genesis Kitchen, Whitefish

2. Cold Brew Coffee with Milk


Kalispell Kreamery, Kalispell

3. Huckleberry Peach wine, 750 mL


The Apple Barrel & Glacier Sun Winery, Kalispell

4. Macaroon

$1.75 / piece

Fleur, Whitefish

5. Peppercorn seasonings


Gandy Dancer Pepper, Kalispell

6. Spotted Bear Spirits Miniatures


Spotted Bear Spirits, Whitefish

7. Basket with assorted beer, bottle opener, sausage and “Grunge Sponge”


Brix Bottleshop, Kalispell

8. Ice cream toppings, sprinkles, huckleberry jam, chocolate sauce


Sweet Peaks, Kalispell & Whitefish


Health Conscious

1. Spa package


Firebrand Hotel, Whitefish

2. Gypsy Cream, 8 oz.


Good Stuff Botanicals, sage & cedar, Kalispell & Whitefish

3. Gift box


Kettle Care Organics, Kalispell

4. Water bottle


Exhale, Whitefish

5. doTERRA essential oils


Yoga Hive, Whitefish & Kalispell


Happy Campers

1. Waterworks-Lamson reel and 2 extra spools


Mystic Fly Shop, Kalispell

2. Assorted fly boxes


Lakestream Fly Shop, Whitefish

3. MSR Snowshoes


Rocky Mountain Outfitters, Kalispell

4. Grand Trunk hammock


Sportsman & Ski Haus, Kalispell & Whitefish

5. Camp Chef Explorer camp stove


Cabela’s, Kalispell

6. Coozie


Meriwether of Montana, Whitefish


Art Enthusiasts

1. Limited Edition Print


Nancy Cawdrey

2. Glacier National Park commemorative poster


Flathead Beacon, Kalispell

3. Earrings


Chelsea Martini, at The Toggery, Whitefish

4. Assorted pottery


Whitefish Pottery

5. Frames

Call for pricing

Frame of Reference, Whitefish


Travel Junkies

1. T Bird Leather Satchel, Olde Stash Bag


The Toggery Montana, Kalispell & Whitefish

2. Toasty Tumbler and coffee


Montana Coffee Traders, Kalispell & Whitefish

3. Ski hat


Kalispell Brewing Company

4. Belt buckle


Western Outdoor, Kalispell

5. Sperry Chalet Blanket


Glacier National Park Conservancy, West Glacier

6. Tote bag


Corvidae Drawings and Designs, Kalispell


Little Adventurers

1. Warmie stuffed animal


Nature Baby Outfitter, Kalispell

2. Hoody


Made of Mountains, Bigfork

3. Haro PreWheelz strider bike


Wheaton’s Cycle, Kalispell

4. Alpine Baby pants, T-shirt

$32, $24

Montana Scene, Kalispell, Whitefish & Bigfork

5. FAO Schwarz foot piano


Herberger’s, Kalispell

6. The Pom Owl Kit


Imagination Station, Kalispell



1. Socks


Flair Boutique, Kalispell

2. Hooded Robe


Naked Princess, whitefish

3. Holiday bouquet


Woodland Floral & Gifts, Kalispell

4. Pillows


Beckman’s, Kalispell

5. Anomia Party Edition


Imagination Station

6. Horse Sculpture

$900 set of two

Sage Interior

7. Cigar box

Call for pricing

Montana Cabinet and Canoe, Bigfork

8. Hudson Bay blankets


Southside Consignment, Kalispell

9. Body Scrub,
Rosy Rings candle

$24, $44

Sage & Cedar, Whitefish and Kalispell

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