8 Cool Montana Gifts for Holiday Shopping

October 30, 2018

Thinking of what makes the "perfect" Montana gift.  We are here to help.  Not only to put the spotlight on talented artisans within DistinctlyMontanaGifts.com but also to our artisan friends who follow the beat of a different drummer.  We guarantee you fresh, funky, awesome, delicious gifts, handmade by Montana artisans and producers.



Nothing is more Montana made than Yogo and MT Sapphires.  First the stones are mined here and Montana artisans polish, refine and set the stones.  Yogos tend to be small and more limited in supply.  Yogos with their distinctive cornflower blue color are never heat treated. They are truly natural  T  MT Sapphires come in a variety of colors and processes are used to bring out the radiance of their color.  Montana is unique in offering such abundance of sapphires.  We think they make the perfect Montana gift and the artisans that sells in our store, Deb McClain and Tammy Denmark, have a beautiful and affordable assortment to choose from.





Hard to find a belt buckle as cool as those made, one at a time, from Marty Kent of Bozeman, MT.  All 100% US steel and powder coated.  He puts love into his work and it shows. The only trouble is deciding which design to choose.  He has a design that just about anyone would love to receive as a gift.




The majestic elk and deer she their antlers once a year and what better use than to make them into beautiful gifts.  For over 20 years Kim Nash has been creating elk and deer antler gift such as pens and a variety of items for the home such as salad serving sets, cheese sets and letter openers. Russ Freide creates antler lamp bases, antler candle holders and more.  Both craftsmen are meticulous about which portion of the antler is chosen to insure the most beautiful design.





Favorite as a gift or souvenir is a T Shirt or even a "T" Towel that gives you that Montana vibe. INTRIGUE INK makes the designs and the printing of each of these unique gifts. Their products are unique and in our opinion a the best of what Montana has to offer. Here is how two sisters describe their store in this fun video:





Enjoy fine art paintings of wildlife from Montana and beyond?  Look no further than award winning Dan Smith who paints with minute detail such that you think you are looking at a photograph.  From his studio in Bigfork, he creates magnificent action in his wildlife.  His vision and talent are something you have to see to believe.  





Capturing wildlife in such a vivid and creative way, Denver Bryan is an internationally published photographer whose work has appeared on more than 400 magazine covers.  






Casting in bronze is a multi step process and for Amber Jean, bronze work is just one of the many crafts she in which she excels.  The mini animals that are palm size are adorable and make the perfect Montana gift.  From her studio near Livingston she creates art items from tiny to VERY large.  



Montana has some of the finest jewelry makers and whether using beads, stones, leather, glass, elk ivory, silver, copper or any number of other materials....the results are awesome. The jewelry makers we represent in our store are some of the very best and we invite you to find the perfect and unique gift in our selection of jewelry makers. 


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