It's not even Thanksgiving yet, but it already feels like Christmas is bearing down on us unprepared shoppers like a gift- and cookie-laden freight train. Thankfully, if the deluge of digital and big box store ads is getting you down, Boise Weekly is here with a shopping guide filled with beautiful, practical and quirky presents that hail right from your own backyard.
We've said it before and we'll say it again—shopping locally is more than a trend, it's a best practice for supporting your friends and neighbors, and keeping funds close to home. Plus, we're making it easy!
We've split the gifts in this year's guide into five categories:
- The Adventurer (for thrill-seekers)
- The Idahomebody (for the Boise-proud)
- The Culture Junkie (for fans of the arts, pop culture and more)
- The Family Plan (for those with a full house)
- The Friend Who Has Everything (for—well, you get it).
Simply pick the description that best fits your giftee, whether they're a friend, co-worker or member of the family, and flip to it to get shopping!
We've also got one more trick up our sleeve to streamline the experience, just in case you're short of time for browsing. Inside our Gift Guide on page 7, you'll find a flowchart designed to direct you to the perfect gift in your price range based on who you're shopping for. The process couldn't be simpler, and it will offer you three ideas in a snap. That said, we'd of course love for you to check out every page of this guide. From Flying M's unicorn-shaped neon desk lamp and Re-Pop Gifts' package of all things Harry Potter, to Ballet Idaho's The Nutcracker tickets and Snake River Farms' baskets of steaks (yes, you read that right), you're sure to find something perfect that you didn't even know to look for.
You'll be able to find the Gift Guide at your favorite Boise Weekly newsstand or, if you prefer a digital version,click here.