The 7 Best Idahoan Gifts to Give this Christmas Season
Christmas is fast approaching and you have less than a week to finish your shopping. Many are done, while some are finalizing this week, with a select few that will begin and finish in less than a week. If you looking to finish shopping soon and need a few ideas to send friends and family members something that represents the state of Idaho, make sure to send them one of these gifts. Here are some Christmas ideas that represent Idaho and that most Idahoans would enjoy getting for the holiday.
Boise State Gear for Christmas
When it comes to buying something for someone that lives in Idaho or represents Idaho, Boise State is one of the first things that come to mind. For those that do not live here and have never visited, odds are high that Boise State is one of the few things they know about the state. Getting some Bronco gear is never a bad way to go. With no professional sports teams, BSU is the closest thing Idaho has. Most true, born and raised Idahoans are Boise State fans.
Idaho Spuds for Stocking Stuffers
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer to get someone that represents Idaho? Look no further than an Idaho Spud. People either love them or hate them, but they are worth a try at least once. They are affordable, small, and will fit perfectly into a stocking this Christmas while letting someone get a unique taste of Idaho.
Idaho Potatoes Make Great Stocking Stuffers and Gifts
For those that have never visited the state, as mentioned above, Boise State is one of the few things they know about Idaho, and the other is of course potatoes. If you want to get something for someone that screams Idaho, look no further than giving them a true Idaho potato, and see if they taste or sense any difference. They can make for a good stocking stuffer or a good gift in general.
Guns Make Great Christmas Gifts in Idaho
This may be more of a gift for an Idahoan than a gift from Idaho, but giving somebody a gun in the Gem state will make any Christmas better. Most residents of Idaho enjoy hunting or are active gun enthusiasts. Getting somebody a new rifle to hunt with, or a new gun to add to their collection is an ideal gift for any Idahoan and getting one for someone outside of the state, will encourage them to visit and want to use it.
Buy Someone a Literal Gem from Idaho
You can't be called the Gem State and not have some amazing rocks and gems in the area. People in Idaho love their gems, and there are some unique and beautiful ones scattered throughout the state. Buy somebody a gem from Idaho and they will likely enjoy it and display it proudly. If you want to get something that represents the state, outside of a potato, a gem is the best gift to get them and easily fits into a stocking.
Cloverleaf Milk, Ice Cream, or a Gift Card for Christmas
Anyone that lives in the Twin Falls area knows about Cloverleaf, and anyone that has had it knows it is some of the best ice cream around. When people visit, it is a must to take them, which is why getting someone a gift card, a pint of ice cream or even a bottle of milk or eggnog makes for a great Christmas present. You can't find Cloverleaf anywhere outside of Buhl and Twin Falls, which is why it makes a great gift that represents Idaho. Getting milk or ice cream to somebody outside of the area could be difficult, but it is doable.
Perrine Man Press Clothing from Twin Falls
Any resident of Twin Falls has either been to the store or has seen somebody wearing a shirt from Perrine Man Press. While these shirts are more Twin Falls based than Idaho, that doesn't mean they don't make great gifts to represent the state. These shirts and clothing options are popular in the area and make for great Christmas presents. Most people won't know what the shirt is or where it comes from, but they don't have to to enjoy it.
Camping Gear Makes Great Christmas Presents
Anyone that lives in Idaho and enjoys the outdoors, knows nothing is more Idahoan than camping. Idaho is home to some of the best camping areas in the country, and there are some incredible streams, lakes, and areas to pitch a tent or pull up an RV for the night and enjoy a night away from town in the wilderness. Buy someone some camping gear and encourage them to visit and use it for a weekend in Idaho, or if the person lives here, they will know a place to take it and use it.
As you look to wrap up your Christmas shopping this week, make sure to look at some of these gifts to give your friends and family something that most Idahoans would enjoy and some things they can only find in the Gem State. Time is running out, so buying things from Idaho may be the smart and quick way to go to make sure you get everything possible this holiday season. Good luck and happy holidays.