If you are anything like me, your gifting gets done at the absolute last minute as you struggle to find the perfect gift for each and every person on your list. There are of course those on the list that tell you exactly what they are looking for … if only everyone was that easy! On the other hand, there is something so special about picking out that perfect gift for a loved one and seeing their face light up as they unwrap something they weren’t expecting. As I mentioned in the Baking with Wheat Montana post, there is pride to be found in shopping local and when possible taking that one step further to purchase Made in Montana products. Luckily for us, there is an extensive list of these products as well as local gift shops that can be found throughout Southwest Montana which offer the perfect gifts!
Most of these shops offer online ordering options, so don’t worry if you are not able to make it into the store! You’ll find everything from Montana designs and clothing to candles and pottery. You’ll even find some jerky, craft spirits and candy on the list!
Where to Shop for Montana Gifts
My Home in Montana – Ennis
My Home in Montana takes careful care in selecting each and every product featured in their store. You’ll find treats for your furry friends, warm winter gear for all ages, artwork, toys, jewelry, tumblers and more!
Beautiful Butte and Beyond – Butte
Beautiful Butte and Beyond is a Butte, Montana family-owned creative online photography gift shop. They design unique gift items from our digital photographic portfolio, focusing on the beautiful scenery throughout the city and surrounding area. Enjoy their photography and so much more!
Latigo & Lace – Augusta
Latigo & Lace offers everything you would expect from a boutique and in the unexpected location of Augusta, Montana (which has some of the most incredible scenic vistas). Latigo & Lace offers visitors a coffee shop while serving as a gallery to support local and regional artists. If that wasn’t enough, you will also find books, jewelry, clothing and more!
Wild Child Collective – Helena
If you have a number of people left on your list, spanning the age ranges, this is the place for you! Wild Child Collective is located in downtown Helena and they have everything you are looking for! Gifts for children and adults, even some perfect stocking stuffers!
406 Mercantile – Lincoln
All local, all Montana products. Come check out local artists, MT made jewelry, MT shirts and hats, pottery and best of all HUCKLEBERRY products!
Birds & Beasleys – Helena
Birds & Beasleys is a true Montana shop. As you peruse the store, you’ll find Montana-made art and gift shop and wild bird care supplies. Browse their carefully curated collection of paintings, pottery, gifts, and toys.
Leslie’s Montana Shop – Helena
Leslie’s Hallmark has locations in Helena, Great Falls, Bozeman and Billings. If you ask a local where to find Montana Made products, it is more than likely that they will rattle off Leslie’s in their list of go-to destinations. Leslie’s offers a diverse catalog of products and is sure to have something for everyone on your list.
Hi-Country Trading Post – Lincoln
Hi-Country Trading Post is known for their beef jerky and wild game seasonings, but their shop is so much more! Featuring Made in Montana items, including huckleberry products, homemade fudge, pet treats, gift boxes, they have you covered!
Meadowlark Moose – Philipsburg
Meadowlark Moose, like so many of these stores, at the surface may seem like an eclectic collection of items. But this store is full of heart, and if you take a minute to soak in what may only seem like differences, you’ll find that each of the products available for sale are tied together as the product of local artists and Montana Made products! This store offers some of the best and most unique finds!
Butte Stuff – Butte
Located beside the Miner’s Boutique Hotel on Park Street, Butte Stuff focuses its store on items that highlight Butte’s colorful history. They have expanded to include Montana made jewelry, hats, & apparel from local craftsmen and artists, and continue offering custom gifts!
Missouri River Trading Post – Townsend
Missouri River Trading Post is a unique little variety gift shop in Townsend Montana with thousands of Made in Montana products, antiques, houseware items, tools and furniture. There’s a little bit of everything.
Eureka! – Helena
Eureka! prides themselves on offering an array of unique finds in the heart of Helena. You’ll find Eureka! settled along the Walking Mall across from Lasso the Moon Toys (another great place to find gifts for the kiddos and game lovers in your life). In addition to a store chalked full of Made in Montana products which make great gifts and stocking stuffers, they are offering a number of pre-made gift bundles that you won’t want to miss.
5518 Designs – Butte
Located at 27 N. Main Street, 5518 is a unique shop you won’t want to miss. Their retail shop offers an array of outdoor and recreation inspired graphics and prints, clothing, gifts, and even some of the leading outdoor recreation brands.
Sage & Oats Trading Post – Helena
Their tagline is “Let’s be Different Together” and the carefully curated shelves of Sage & Oats help tell that story. The gift shop offers handmade gifts from Montana’s Native American/tribal communities, features Made in Montana Artists and stocks quality gifts from the Northern Isles, Scandinavian, Asian and European countries.
Southwest Montana Distilleries
Southwest Montana is home to four craft distilleries: Stonehouse Distillery, Headframe Spirits, Gulch Distillers, and Willie’s Distillery. Check out our post on our Southwest Montana Distillery Tour for more information about each of the businesses.
Candy Shops in Southwest Montana
Maybe a nice box of chocolates or caramels is what you had in mind? Contact the Sweet Palace in Philipsburg, Helena’s The Parrot, or Shepperd’s Candy (ordering ahead is recommended) in Butte! If you find yourself looking for candy during the summer months, don’t miss Virginia City’s Cousin’s Candy Shop!
Not to tease an upcoming blog, but we are excited to dig deeper into Southwest Montana’s candy shops at the beginning of next week as we build some Gingerbread Houses!
This is by no means an exhaustive list! Learn more about the Made in Montana program here.
If you choose to travel through Southwest Montana, make sure you are up-to-date on the latest travel information for the State!