Have you completed your Holiday Shopping? Here at the Helena Tourism Alliance we are still working on all our gift buying. To make things easier on you (and us), we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Greatest Helena Gifts.
10. Helena: The Town That Gold Built or Haunted Helena by Ellen Baumler from the Montana Historical Society
Historian Ellen Baumler is a true Helena expert. She’s a captivating speaker and a talented writer. This year she released two new books – Haunted Helena, all about the spirits that haunt the Queen City, and Helena: The Town That Gold Built, following Helena’s story of becoming Helena. Both books are available at the Montana Historical Society. The Town that Gold Built is also available at the Helena Chamber. Purchase available online by following the links.
9. Gift Certificate for Cross Country Skis or Snow Shoe Rental from the Base Camp
Next on our top ten list is an outdoor experience. Sometimes to get someone try something new, you need to give a little encouragement. Give a gift certificate for a cross country ski or snowshoe rental and the recipient will have to get out and enjoy some crisp Montana winter air. The Base Camp is online at www.thebasecamp.com or via phone at 406-443-5360.
8. Blackfoot River Brewery Swag or Beer Tokens for the Stocking
Wanna talk about decking the halls!? Blackfoot has rolled out some specialized Christmas decor along with all their great Blackfoot themed clothing. You can also purchase beer tokens – they make the perfect stocking suffers. Check out the merchandise at www.blackfootriverbrewing.com/merchandise. To place an order call 406-449-3005 or email [email protected].
One of the greatest gifts that we have here in Helena is being able to experience our easily-accessible and well-maintained open spaces. You can give the gift of an annual membership to the Prickly Pear Land Trust. Memberships are available in amounts from $35 up. Click here for all the details.
6. Get Lost Gear from Leslie’s Montana Store
Get Lost (in Montana) gear is a popular gift to give. Leslie’s Montana Store, associated with Leslie’s Hallmark, sells the gear – including t-shirts, mugs, water bottles, magnets, key chains and more! Shipping is available. The store is located at 1600 11th Avenue and can be reached at 406-443-3933.
5. Great Divide Half Price Passport
This gift appeals to the outdoor person you know and your holiday budget. The Half-Price Passport is a 10-punch card. Each punch allows the holder to purchase a lift ticket at half the regular price at that time. An adult will pay half the adult price, A student will pay half of the student price, and a child will pay half of the child price.
The Passport is transferable, so anyone can use it. There is no daily use limit, so 10 friends could get 10 half price tickets on the same day. This is a great idea for small groups.
The Passport is a tremendous value at Just $59! Click here to order online or call the Great Divide at 406-449-3746. It is also sold in town at The Base Camp, Capital Sports and Western and Bob Wards.
4. Candy from the Parrot
Need I say more – C A N D Y – from the Parrot. They’re really busy this time of year, so place your order now! You can order online or call 406-442-1470.
Copper Mugs, Ginger Beer and Triple Divide Vodka – this is the perfect hostess gift or the ideal treat for the vodka-lover in your family or among your friends. Enjoy a cocktail while you pick up the gift basket so you’re sure to have some pleasure from giving! The distillery can be reached at 406-449-2393 and online at www.tripledividespirits.com.
2. An Ornament made by YOU at the Painted Pot
Every year when we decorate our Christmas tree it’s always a treat to see the boys’ ornaments that they’ve made through the years at the Painted Pot. Create a unique work of art you can give to someone special. Adding to the Holiday Cheer is the fact that the Painted Pot has all the paints and cleans up your mess! Where were the Painted Pot girls when I was making cookies last weekend?! The Painted Pot is located at 333 N. Last Chance Gulch and can be reached at 406-443-3799.
And, the Number One gift of the holiday season, is the dinner and show package from Grandstreet Theatre. This gift is the perfect gift for your spouse or that hard-to-buy-for couple. Chose from five downtown restaurants and receive a voucher for theatre tickets so you can later pick the date that works best for you. At a cost of $75, you’ll receive a $50 restaurant gift card at two tickets to the show of your choice during the 2014/2015 season. This is a heck of deal! The package can be ordered from the box office by calling 406-447-1574. Option: Also book a night at your favorite Helena Hotel for not only a date night, but a date weekend!