It may only be a tiny village, but Bigfork is full of unique makers and shops, perfect for your holiday gift giving. Here are our picks for everyone on your shopping list!
Be sure to visit many of these shops on Small Business Saturday. Learn more about the event and two unique pop-up shops.
Many will also be open for Bigfork’s Shopping Spectacular on December 13 so make your list, check it twice and shop local this year!
Very Montana Gifts
Want to gift a little piece of Montana to someone special? Visit these unique shops for the perfect gift.
Electric Avenue Gifts is packed full of two floors of gifts. From mugs and tea towels to vintage inspired signs and puzzles and games for kids, you’re certain to find just the right thing you didn’t know you were looking for! We always head straight to the back of the shop and down the stairs to a Christmas wonderland full of holiday décor.
If you’re looking for a special piece of jewelry, be sure to take a short detour out of town to Kehoe’s Agate Shop. From gemstones and agates to Montana sapphires and engagement rings, let the friendly staff help you select the perfect gift. When you’re done shopping, peek around the end of the building and you’ll find a historical display about the long-gone town of Holt, right along the Flathead River.
Located in the Branding Iron Station as you first enter town, Nancy O’s Interiors is the perfect shop for home décor. Find specialty pillows, candlesticks, wreaths and table settings. Check out their battery-operated Christmas water lanterns, a fun twist on a snow globe!
Apparel & Accessories
Bigfork has some amazing makers and specialty shops for men, women and kiddos!
The Montana Scene offers locally made and Montana-centric t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, mugs and stickers. Browse their collection at their shop on Electric Avenue or shop online. We love their colorful cable-knit beanies for the chilly winter months.
All of the shirts, hats and jewelry from Made of Mountains are designed and hand made by the owner. The mountain-inspired graphics are perfect for the adventurer in your life. Check out their kids line for your little hiking buddies.
Speaking of the littles in your life, visit Mady & Max on Electric Avenue for the most adorable children’s clothes. Pickup Christmas pajamas, rompers, booties, books, games, puzzles and toys.
Also on Electric Avenue, SM Bradford Co. is the place to shop for Western hats, trendy boots and jeans for men and women. You’ll also find the perfect accessory or western décor item for the cowboys and cowgirls on your list.
A Montana-Sized Adventure
Book an adventure your family will never forget!
Drive your own team of Inuit Sled Dogs this winter with Base Camp Bigfork. Book a full or half-day adventure, or an overnight backcountry sled trip.
Rent snowmobiles or let Swan Mountain Outfitters guide you on an all day trip on the Crane Mountain Trail System. From two hour “quickie” tours to all day excursions or trips with a ranger or naturalist, explore our areas beautiful mountains and vistas on a snowmobile.
Learn how to fish our local rivers with the Bigfork Anglers Fly Shop. Book a day trip or a multi-night package including lodging and fish the Flathead or Missouri rivers or swing by their shop in downtown Bigfork to gift gear to the fisherman (or woman) on your list.
For a truly unique experience, gift a tour with Air Therapy Aviation to a special person this holiday season. More than a tour, they will teach you how to pilot a light-sport aircraft while flying high over the Flathead Valley.
Specialty Eats & Drinks
Stock your kitchen with these locally made treats or send them as a gift to someone missing Montana over the holidays.
Eva Gates Homemade Preserves is a Bigfork tradition. In 1949, Eva used her grandmother’s recipe and her wood cook stove to make preserves from her strawberry patch. Six kinds of preserves and three syrups are still offered by Eva’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pickup a gift basket or box to share a taste of Montana with friends and family.
Brew a pot of locally-roasted coffee from Fieldheads Coffee Roasting for your holiday guests or order a bag online to ship to someone on your Christmas list. Visit their shop on Osborne Avenue and sign up for one of their regular cupping events.
Beer, Wine & Spirits
Frozen nose and toes? Warm up with these local spirits.
Stop into the Whistling Andy distillery or find their handcrafted whiskey, gin, vodka or rum in liquor stores across Montana. Try out the Spirit of Sperry Huckleberry Vodka. All proceeds from sales help rebuild Glacier National Park’s Sperry Chalet after the 2017 Sprague Fire.
Need some beer gear? Flathead Lake Brewing Company will stuff the stockings of the beer lovers on your list. Stop by the pub for a bite to eat on a busy day and pick up a growler of their Bluff Charge Oatmeal Pale Ale before a party as a perfect hostess gift.
Woods Bay Wine will help you find an unusual variety of wine from around the world. Their bottle shop also has cold beer and cider if you’re headed to a special event.
For unique gifts and accessories or a special bottle of wine or spirits, the Jug Tree on Electric Avenue will fill all your needs. We love the rose gold champagne bucket with four flutes they have on display at the moment. Perfect for your New Year’s Eve party!
Only in Bigfork
All of the gifts on this list are unique to Bigfork, but here’s a few ideas that can truly only be found in Bigfork.
Vintage and boutique guitars amps and effects can be found at Roadhouse Vintage Guitars. They love finding out of the ordinary gear and say that if it’s not cool, they don’t sell it.
Artists Thomas and Aspen opened Cutthroat Tattoo downtown a year ago and it’s quickly becoming a destination for people seeking their custom work. Pick up a gift certificate for someone who’s been thinking about a new tattoo.
Wildcrafted herbs, tinctures and other healing plants are offered at Swan Valley Herbs. Tom will help you find the perfect healing gift.
Bigfork’s most famous healing salve can be found in Good Stuff Botanicals’ Gypsy Cream. This all-natural, organic crème is a favorite among locals as a magic miracle treatment for anything skin-related.