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01Dec

Small Boise Businesses To Support This Holiday Season

The holiday season has come to the Treasure Valley, and that means parties, dinners, and family gatherings. If you’re wondering what gifts are a must-buy this year for your loved ones and want to support some of Boise’s local businesses, we’ve got the gift guide for you.

A New Vintage Wine Shop

The Ultimate Wine Basket

Locally owned by a passionate wine expert, A New Vintage Wine Shop stocks and serves both Idaho, regional, and international wines. You can stop by any time and discover new wines or get excellent recommendations for food pairings. If you’re looking to sample a glass of the extensive collection, take a seat and a sip! This year, you can pick up The Ultimate Wine Basket as a gift, which features an assortment of quality crackers, cheese, cookies for $45 plus your choice of wine. Baskets are customizable to ensure the perfect holiday gift!

Learn more about A New Vintage Wine Shop Here:

A New Vintage Wine Shop, A Locally Owned Storefront

A New Vintag Wine Shop Gift Basket | Totally Boise Winter Gift Guide

Boise OG

Boise-rific Merch

The sibling duo behind the brand Boise OG knows exactly what to get for your proud-Boise resident. If you’ve lived in the Treasure Valley as long as they have, there are some beloved stories, businesses, or events that make up our city’s lore. A few of their highest-selling designs include the Bogus Basin Road Trolls, “I Survived Camel’s Back Park”, Skate World, and the more scandalous Hidden Springs Pineapple merch. Each design has been made into hats, shirts, jackets, stickers, and patches. They make the perfect stocking stuffer, birthday, anniversary, or a just because gift for that special Boise lover in your life. 

Read their full story here:

Boise Artists Testing Your Local History Knowledge

Learn the story behind some of their most popular designs here:

Boise OG Shares Their Knowledge On Boise’s Most Iconic History

Boise OG Assorted Gifts | Totally Boise Winter Gift Guide

The Vervain Collective

Holistic Healing Stocking Stuffers

Informed by nature, powered by community, The Vervain Collective seeks to show the Treasure Valley the healing powers of plants and holistic healthcare. If you’re holiday gift shopping and want to support someone’s health and well-being, The Vervain Collective has you covered with a wide range of beautiful and healing stocking stuffers. These items and customizable packages come in a variety of price points - starting at as little as $6 and ranging up to $60. They feature a variety of locally made teas, healing tinctures and oils, skincare products, books, and more. You can pick up a pre-made package or customize your own at The Vervain Collective in Garden City. It’s the perfect gift for everyone in your life, from the curious to the experienced herbalist!

Location: Inside Roots Zero Waste Market, 3308 W Chinden Blvd, Garden City, ID 83714

Website: www.thevervaincollective.com

Learn more about The Vervain Collective:

Self-Care Made Easy With The Vervain Collective

Vervain Gifts | Totally Boise Winter Gift Guide

Van Lith

Assorted Holiday Beef Packs

Calling all beef lovers, these expertly curated packs are made with locally grown cuts of beef from Van Lith Ranch. Each package is available for delivery or pick-up at their new brick and mortar store in Fruitland, ID. The boxes feature USDA choices, brisket, ribs, steaks, tenderloins, filets, roasts, and ground options. Boxes are priced as low as $75.95 and go up to $136.95. They make the perfect hostess gift, holiday party surprise, or a gift for the grill master in your life.

Location: 200 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Fruitland, ID 83619

Website: www.vanlithranch.com

Learn more about Van Lith Ranch:

Van Lith Ranch - A True Idaho Family Run Ranch

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Van Lith Gifts | Totally Boise Winter Gift Guide

Photo Credit: Van Lith

Beauty Mark Ink

Brow Appointment Gift Card

Elevate your brows with Boise's brow expert, The Beauty Mark Ink. Making the perfect gift for your daughter, mother, or wife, purchase a gift certificate for Microblading, Powder Brows, Permanent Eyeliner, or even Microneedling. Courtney at Beauty Mark Ink is pleased to welcome new clients who are looking to have perfect brows by Spring. With over 15 years in the cosmetic industry, The Beauty Mark Ink is one of the most experienced brow artists in the Valley. Check out The Beauty Mark Ink’s website and social channels below to see for yourself.

Location: 7971 W Marigold St, Garden City, ID 83714

Website: www.thebeautymarkink.com

Instagram: @thebeautymarkink

Learn more about Beauty Mark Here:

Get the Best Brows in Boise With Beauty Mark Ink

Beauty Mark Inc | Totally Boise Winter Gift Guide

Ash + Jack

Perfect Holiday Cocktail Kits or Teaspressa Cocktail Kits

Looking to craft new and exciting drinks for your holidays? Ash + Jack Supply Co. has just what you need. The $30 kits add unique flavors, a hint of sparkle, and some real sweetness to any mimosa, latte, or cocktail. Made by Teaspressa, the mimosa set can give your bubbly an orange, grapefruit, or lemon flavor. The cocktail set is perfect for a manhattan, Old Fashioned, or Moscow Mule, and the Latte set has both rose flavor and decor as well as vanilla. They make the perfect stocking stuffer, host gift, or treat for yourself. 

Location: 133 E Idaho Ave, Meridian, ID 83642

Website: www.ashandjackpartysupply.com

Learn more about Ash + Jack Supply Co.: 

Rocky Mountain Balloons Expands into Ash + Jack Supply Co.

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SHIFT Boutique

Fresh Holiday Threads 

SHIFT Boutique in downtown Boise has something for every age and every budget! Read their blog to discover why this local women's boutique is your place for fresh holiday outfits, and so much more.

SHIFT boutique Keeps Boise Dressed at Its Best

SHIFT boutique | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag

Finding the right gifts can be tricky but you can never go wrong with buying local. Each gift listed above has been created with love from a local business owner to be the perfect gift for someone in your life. Totally Boise loves to show our readers the easy holiday shopping can be while supporting our talented and passionate community.

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