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About Montana Gift Corral

 

 

The story of Montana Gift Corral is rooted in the act of giving a gift. It's a simple gesture with an often deep impact. When Sharon and Bert Hopeman traveled to Bozeman, Montana, they wanted to take home a part of their experience for their family. Sadly, they just couldn't find the perfect Montana gifts.

That's when an idea was born.What if they could provide those gifts for people? What if they could help travelers share with others through gift giving? And so, the idea came to life. In 1993, the Hopemans opened Montana Gift Corral in beautiful downtown Bozeman.

For over 30 years, we've worked to build a space for all who love Montana, a place where travelers can find Montana made and inspired gifts to share and where locals can find consistent and high-quality goods for all occassions. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and look forward to celebrating the act of gift giving for many years to come!

Made. In Montana.

While our story doesn't begin until 1993, our flagship location at 237 E. Main St. has much older roots. As the 2nd oldest building in Bozeman, it was constructed in 1873 by Frank Harper as the first blacksmith in town. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Main Street Historic District and the brick front is original save for a few minor repairs through the years. A symbol of hope for prosperity in the Western outpost, we carry on the legacy as a Downtown Bozeman icon.

A Love of Community.

Our love of Bozeman and Montana is exemplified through our relationships. Our greatest honor is to serve our customers every single day. We value being members of local Chambers of Commerce, the Downtown Bozeman Association, and sponsors of the annual Downtown Bozeman Christmas Stroll, and we deeply love working with the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport as well as Montana State Parks and Yellowstone Forever. We are also proud to have given over $60,000 to local nonprofits and charities over the last 5 years.

Celebration of the Gift.

Service is our specialty. But, we can't offer exemplary service without the best Montana gifts and other goods provided by local and regional vendors. For our 30th anniversary, we designated our Montana Legacy Vendors who have been with us virtually since the beginning, which you will see on our website represented with a badge of honor. With their high-quality work in hand, we complete what we call "the exquiste finish", offering services like free gift wrap, custom gift messages, free local delivery, and a desire to help with whatever customer need must be met.

Big Sky. Big Future.

Because we believe so deeply in what we do in Montana, we constantly look for ways to improve. From compostable bags and to-go containers in our stores, to self-evaluation of how we can serve and train our dedicated teams, we always want to do and be better. We also look for opportunities to expand our impact into other regions across the state, because we want to be able to connect with people and communities throughout Big Sky Country in the most meaningful ways. Our bright future is only made possible by the people who graciously support us.

The Kindness of Our Customers

"What a great place to buy a gift or a souvenir. They have so many wonderful things here. Everything from keychains and t-shirts to pottery and purses. And all sorts of themes: bears, moose, fishing, flowers, nature, travel and more. They have all things huckleberry if that’s what you’re looking for. They gift wrap and they will ship. Super nice staff, very clean and tidy and easy parallel parking in front." - Denise

"I recently purchased a Christmas ornament called 'The Tree of Kindness.' It was packed and shipped with loving care. The ornament itself exceeded my expectations! Worth ever penny spent! Nice to do business with a company with integrity!" - Patricia

"Montana Gift Corral has something for everyone and are the go to resource for anything 'Montana'. They offer gift boxes and wedding welcome bag items, unique Christmas ornaments, souvenirs, local goods from coffee to soap to sweets, and everything you can imagine in between. Such a fun shop." - Chanda

"If you're looking for the perfect Montana-made gifts, look no further than this amazing gift shop located right in the heart of Bozeman! With a wide selection of unique and high-quality gifts, you're sure to find something special for everyone on your list. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to help, making your shopping experience a breeze. And the best part? They offer free gift-wrapping services with a fantastic selection of wrapping paper to choose from, so you can make your gifts look as amazing as they are. Don't miss out on this must-visit destination for all your gift-giving needs - I would highly recommend this shop to all my friends!" - D.H.

"Montana Gift Corral has always been my go to place anytime I need a unique gift. They have wonderful made in Montana gifts and have something for every member of the family. It’s a great place to take out of town guests for their souvenirs. If you can’t decide what to get for that special occasion or special someone their wonderful staff is there to help and will gift wrap for you." - S. Hill

"I have been in the Bozeman area since 1996, and the Gift Corral has consistently been an icon of downtown culture. I have always found their associates to be helpful and their management to be willing to go above and beyond to help me find something or to answer questions. When we have guests visit us from other places, we like to put together little Montana souvenir packages, and the GC has all the right things. I also like their Christmas ornaments. Bozeman has changed so much, and not all of it is for the better. So, thank you for staying just the way you are!" - Lee

"My brother told if looking for a gift for a friend of ours anything huckleberry would be perfect as she loves huckleberry. So I found your website ordered jam, tea, and candy. Your service was super fast...and it was the perfect gift. A taste she grew up with sparking wonderful memories. I will be ordering again and this time order some items for myself also. Thank you for making my friends Christmas so special. And Merry Christmas to you." - Janet

 
 

"Wanted a standing cinnamon bear that was out of stock. I emailed asking about the item and was told more would arrive in October. They kept me updated and I got my bear! Love him and gave him a name even. 💕 Great customer service!" - Mickie

"The huckleberry vinaigrette is so tasty. I'd never had anything by Huckleberry Haven, but it was delicious like the other brand I'd had before. Delivery was timely and so well packed to protect all 4 bottles on their trip to the Midwest." - Rob

 
 
 

"I bought several of these wonderful dark chocolate bars at the Bozeman airport. Gave them out to friends. All were in agreement BEST Chocolate Bars EVER. So I ordered online from your website. Arrived on time and delicious. Also tried the sour gummies. Grandkids loved. Don’t ever change a thing." - Margaret