Local Artisans We Love at Montana Gift Corral

After 30 years of business, our small gift shop has grown alongside the growth of our Bozeman community. Throughout the years, bringing Montana Made vendors into our store for the Bozeman community to discover has always been our priority. Through these partnerships, we've watched small, local artisans grow their business, and we are proud to keep entrepreneurship in the hands of our community. Not only do our vendor partnerships with local Montanans help them grow as businesses, their business has helped us grow and maintain our love for Montana gifts and souvenirs over the past 3 decades. We love sharing their talents, skills, and beautiful artistry with Bozeman and our online shopping world and that is why we have compiled a list of Local Artisans we LOVE at the Montana Gift Corral. 

Lester Lou's Designs

Montana Made kitchen and glassware is a Montana Gift Corral favorite thanks to our vendor Lester Lou! Known for excellent design work using glass etching techniques and Montana inspired details, this Bozeman local's personal etching designs hit our store as Montana Made whiskey glasses, enamel coffee mugs, etched wine glasses, and matching pilsner glasses. We love Lester Lou because of their commitment to beautiful designs, upscale glassware that is personalized, and most of all, we love that Lester Lou is a business right out of Bozeman! Support our local community and improve your glassware with this Montana Maker!

Lester Lou

Blue Moose Metals

Small yet mighty, Blue Moose Metals is a talented vendor that utilizes craftsmanship and technique to create handy bar tools. This Missoula, Montana based vendor creates Montana Made bottle toppers and bottle openers that are technically useful and artistically beautiful. Designed from sketches and brought to life through metal art, Blue Moose Metals' bar tools are rustic, unique, and totally Montana. These 100% steel, metal bar tools add an elegant feel to your mundane tasks ahead and really upgrade your at home mixology. Plus, these gifts are small enough for a carry-on or stocking stuffer which is why Blue Moose Metals is our go to for traveling customers. Bringing home a unique Montana Made gift is a great way to support our Big Sky State while impressing those awaiting a surprise! 

Blue Moose Metals

Montana Leather Designs

When it comes to talent, Montana Leather Designs has it! We love this Montana Made, leather jewelry artist because of the technique behind their craftsmanship. Montana has a long history with using leather as a material and it is tradition to honor that legacy, but what happens when you combine traditional leatherwork with jewelry design? The answer is in the beautiful designs of Montana Leather Designs! Carrying the Montana Leather Designs collection means offering our community jewelry that honors traditional Montana leatherwork. From their choice of leather bracelets with unique, copper bearding, to fine-leather necklaces, carrying Montana Leather Designs allows our community to continue supporting Montana while adding unique, creative jewelry pieces to their collection!

Montana Leather Designs

Béquet Caramel

From all of our amazing, local, Montana vendors, Béquet Caramel has to be the most delicious! We love carrying this local favorite and the many flavors they craft. From traditional to Celtic Sea Salt Caramel, with this Montana Made delicacy you can't go wrong! You don't want to miss this Montana caramel! Their buttery caramel recipe has been perfected over the years by Bozeman artisan caramel makers and they only use high-quality ingredients without all those yucky additives! Enjoy the taste of Bozeman through the smooth, creamy texture and vibrant, buttery taste of this Montana Made caramel!

Bequet Caramel

Huckleberry Haven

Now that you're taste buds are screaming, let us help satisfy that delicious craving with the exquisite taste of Huckleberry Haven! When it comes to a Montana fan favorite, Huckleberry Haven has to take the gold. Montana Gift Corral has a long-standing vendor partnership with this Kalispell, Montana based company. Well known for their perfected Huckleberry recipes, Huckleberry Haven has to be mentioned on this list. From Huckleberry Jam and Huckleberry chocolate bars, to Huckleberry Syrup and Huckleberry Pie Filling, you can find all things Huckleberry in our store and online. 

Huckleberry Haven

Boondocks Candle Co.

This list wouldn't be complete with out mentioning a Montana Made candle company! We wanted to highlight the local Ennis, Montana candle company, Boondocks Candle Co. Not only is this company locally made, they are also one of the most creative vendors we carry. With their wide selection of candle scents and their use of local ingredients, you will feel Montana inspired after lighting one of their signature Montana scents. One of our favorites is the Big Sky Chai scent, but the list goes on and one with how many options we carry from this Montana candle company. One of our favorite features is that all of the Boondocks Candle Co. candles are made from soy wax, so burning them doesn't impact the air quality. Get your home smelling like Montana with one of their signature Montana scents, like the Flathead Lake Cherry or the Fairy Lake Candle all while supporting this awesome Montana based vendor!

Boondocks Candle Co.

 

Written and Photographed by: Haven Arnold, MGC Content Creator

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