Keep it Local: The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide to Missoula

Keep it Local: The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide to Missoula

"Local" is kind of our thing here. We eat local, drink local and shop local every chance we get, and the holidays are no exception. In fact, we like to think we're spreading double the holiday cheer by giving quality gifts AND supporting local businesses at the same time—it's a win-win, right?

Our continued support is more important than ever this holiday season, and local businesses are doing everything they can to accommodate their customers as safely as possible. Many have started offering online shopping, curbside pickup, and even by-appointment shopping for small groups. Between all of the incredible local goods and safe new ways to find them in Missoula, your holiday shopping list has met its match. Don't know where to start? We created a local holiday gift guide with something for everyone on your list, from the outdoor lover to the person who has everything.


The Outdoor Adventurer

Gift card to Bob Wards
Cross country ski or snowshoe rental from Trailhead
Cross Country ski adventure with Montana Adventure Shuttle
Growler fill from Dram Shop
Guided whitewater river trip with Montana River Guides

The Gamer

Imagination Station board game
Tokens for Gild’s arcade
Gift card to Big Sky Arcadia in Southgate Mall


The Foodie

Gift card to your favorite Missoula restaurant
Bottle of Montgomery Distillery spirits
Montana tea towel from Noteworthy Paper & Press
Cookbook from Fact and Fiction
Gift card to Good Food Store (or really anything from NEST, located inside the Good Food Store)
● Arthur Wayne Hot Sauce from Rockin' Rudys, and most local grocers


The Sports Fan

PaddleHeads baseball hat from the MSO HUB
Griz gear from the M store
Tickets for a University of Montana sporting event
Glacier Ice Rink skate rentals


The Morning Person

Gift card to Le Petit Bakery
Gift card to a favorite local coffee shop like Break Espresso, Bernice’s Bakery, Liquid Planet, Clyde Coffee or Black Coffee Roasters (we can go on and on)
Mug from Smooch Cosmetic
Bag of Drift from Black Coffee Roasters
Subscription to the Missoulian


The Sweet Tooth

Gift card for Sweet Peaks or Big Dipper
Ducrey chocolate bar
Posh chocolate truffles
Black Cat Holiday Stollen
Gift card to the Sweet Palace
● Gourmet cookies from Mary's Mountain Cookies

The Pet Lover

Gift card for grooming at Dee-O-Gee
Dog ice cream from Sweet Peaks
Pet treats from The Holistic Pet Nutrition Center
● Dog bandana from Noteworthy Paper & Press


The Curl-Up-By-The-Fire Person

Tea from Lake Missoula Tea Co, Soul Tea by Sisters United or Montana Tea & Spice Co
Gift card to Fact and Fiction, Shakespeare & Co or Book Exchange
● Baby Alpaca wool hat from the General Public
Record from Ear Candy Music or Rockin' Rudys


The Angler

Guided fishing trip with Blackfoot Outfitters
Set of waders from Grizzly Hackle
Fly tying supplies from Kingfisher
Sun protective hat from Trailhead

The Crafter

Gift card to CREATE art bar
● Gift card to paint your own pottery at the ZACC or Hearts Afire
Yarn from Joseph's Coat or fabric from the Confident Stitch
Gift card to Bathing Beauty's
Ceramic classes from the Clay Studio of Missoula


The Wellness Seeker

Gift card for a massage
Float session at Enlyten Labs
Workout to your favorite Missoula gym or yoga studio
Workout gear from Runners edge (or Athleta, Bob Wards, Trailhead, HypeHouse, Sobba Cycle, etc)
Essential oils from Butterfly Herbs or Meadowsweet Herbs


Last But Not Least: The Person Who Has Everything

Float session or infrared sauna session at Float Missoula
Indoor plant from Leaf and Quiet or flower bouquet from Habitat Floral
Donation to a local Missoula nonprofit
Missoula Downtown gift card

If you're giving dry a try this month, Missoula has plenty of spots for mocktails. Check out some of our favorites

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