2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Are you looking for a gift for the person in your life who loves all things local? Check out our top picks from local businesses around the state!


 

If you have a knitter, crocheter, or weaver on your Christmas list, a locally-grown and produced yarn from our small family farm is a beautiful and thoughtful way to connect them to the people and sheep behind the fiber that they love to work with! Roving Ram Ranch, has yarn made from their Icelandic, Icelandic-Friesian and Lincoln Longwool sheep. All of their yarns are 100% wool, sourced only from their sheep raised in northwestern Montana. They do the shearing, and the wool is then processed a few hours away in Cardwell, MT. These gorgeous yarns come in a range of yarn weights and natural colors, including cones of sport weight and bulky Lincoln for weavers. Yarn is $28/skein or $40/cone. Find yarn and other fiber products on their website.

Do you have a tea lover on your holiday gift list? Awesome Herbs is a small family farm in St. Ignatius, Montana. They harvest, dry, process, mix, and package herbs in small batches, providing the freshest and highest quality herbal products possible. They follow organic practices by applying compost, cover-cropping, and rotating crops, and don’t use any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Have a cup of their prettiest tea and say “Goodnight!” Ginger, chamomile, holy basil (Vana & Temperate varieties), milky oats, clover blossoms, lemon balm, skullcap, peppermint & spearmint, bee balm (monarda), marigold, anise hyssop. The canister holds 1.5 oz of dried tea (or 1.5 cups by volume) and will make approximately 24 cups of tea. Price is $18. Buy it on their website.

Looking to fill your freezer for the winter? Consider buying a quarter of Montana-raised, grass fed, field-harvested bison meat from North Bridger Bison delivered or shipped (for free) to your doorstep. This meat is as healthy and delicious as it gets. $17.99 /lb and is usually 80-90 lbs. Place your deposit on their website.

Montana Grown Locally Crafted Cider! Share the distinctive beloved flavors of Lockhorn’s Montana McIntosh, Flathead Cherry, & Bittersharp ciders. $22.50 for 3. Available exclusively at Lockhorn Cider House and through their online store.

Hindu Hillbilly Honey is pure 100% raw Montana honey, made from nectar collected in the beautiful mountains of western Montana in the Clark Fork River Valley. Their honey is extracted and bottled into glass jars with minimal processing. It is unfiltered and unpasteurized, straight from the hive to you. Find their honey online at their website, at Missoula and Alberton farmers markets, or in select stores in Montana.

Triple Divide Organic Seed Cooperative offers certified organic seed online and in stores around Montana. Their mission is to develop plant varieties that grow well in Montana and other northern latitudes. Our co-op members are committed to improving and adapting open-pollinated, locally resilient seed crops using organic practices. Find their seeds at their website.

For the person in your life who hates waste: Give the Gift of Composting! Sign up your loved ones for YES Compost residential food-scrap collection service, plus FREE compost in the Spring!⁠ 3 mo – $51, 6 mo – $102, and 12 mo – $204. To purchase, visit their website or call Karl at (406) 219-7011.⁠

Consider buying from local food and farm businesses! Support your neighbors’ business, keep your money local, and contribute to a more sustainable Montana.

Abundant Montana is a Program of AERO (Alternative Energy Resources Organization), a 501(c)3 Non-Profit

Mailing address: PO Box 1558, Helena, MT 59624
Physical address: 32 S Ewing St #333, Helena, MT 59601