Maybe you have yet to purchase the perfect present for your great-aunt, coworker, sibling, or significant other. Shipping is no longer an option, Christmas is within sight!! Thank goodness for local businesses, for you still have a few days to get some last-minute shopping in while supporting your community. Below is a list of five different shops in a variety of Alaskan communities. Support local and get that shopping done, then treat yourself with some Alaskan-made craft beer or chocolate afterward!
Find what you’re looking for at Anchorage’s premier libations shop. With their vast collection of craft beer and wine and specialty spirits from around the globe, you’re destined to find what you’re looking for. They also carry locally made Chugach Chocolates and Wild Scoops Handcrafted Ice-cream. So swing by and pick up some tasty treats for all ages. Visit them locally at one of their two Anchorage locations or at their Girdwood location next to the Bake Shop, or online.
Blue Market AK
This refillery has products for everyone, including food, tea, oil, soap, towels, and much more. Supporting this store is not only important for local business but also for the environment! You can shop online or in-store at their location in Spenard.
Skinny Raven Sports
Are you shopping for your favorite outdoor enthusiast? Well, Skinny Raven Sports has you covered. Shop their collection of running gear, women’s and men’s apparel, lifestyle shoes, and more! There is something here for the whole family to enjoy. Visit them at one of their two Anchorage locations or online.
That Feeling Co
You don’t need a green thumb to shop here, but after seeing what That Feeling Co sells you might want one! Plant lovers will enjoy anything from this shop, they offer plants, pots, books, coffee, and other accessories. Purchase your gifts online and pick them up curbside to save yourself time to buy more gifts!
Mountain View Sports
Mountain View Sports specializes in fly fishing and outdoor clothing. They’ve got you covered from fly fishing gear to men’s and women’s apparel. Quality gear and apparel is always a great gift for that adventurous one in your life. You can call in and order or shop in-store, for more information check out their website.
SkiAK is your local, full-service ski shop serving all alpine and backcountry skiers. With the most knowledgeable staff, they are ready to help you find gifts for all of the recreational or competitive skiers in your life.
REVIVE is a quaint, vintage home market that features all locally made decor, art, gifts, and more. Be sure to follow their Instagram and Facebook pages at @revivehomemarket to find out when their next market days are happening.
Not only does Trustworthy Hardware sell all sorts of products for your favorite handyman, but they also have stocking stuffers for the whole family. They carry brands such as Duke Cannon, Traeger, Gerber, and Black Rifle Coffee Company.
Looking for last-minute gifts that everyone will love? Well, look no more. Picture This, located in the heart of Eagle River, has gifts for everyone of all ages. This unique gift boutique offers everything from jewelry to gifts to home decor and everything in between. Visit them locally or shop online.
All Life Is Yoga
You do not need to be a yogi to shop here! All Life is Yoga offers a variety of yoga classes that are great for beginners and experienced yogis. They also sell fun workout clothing, Goodr sunglasses, jewelry, headbands, yoga mats, and books. To shop at All Life is Yoga, contact them via their website or Facebook.
Poppy Lane Mercantile
A collection of Alaskan vendors make up this cute shop. Located right by downtown Palmer, you can find Alaskana gifts such as stickers, clothing, home decor, lotions, and more at Poppy Lane Mercantile. They have such a variety of products that you can find something for everyone left on your list!
All Seasons Clothing Company
Outerwear for everyone left on your list can be found at All Seasons Clothing Company. They sell high-quality brands such as Arcteryx, Mountain Hardwear, The North Face, Xtratuf, Columbia, and more. They also have wool socks, hydro flasks, hats, and gloves that make for great stocking stuffers.
Hello Skin Esthetics
Brow waxes and Facials make great holiday gifts, and Ashley Dolfi of Hello Skin Esthetics offers both. Check out her Instagram @helloskinesthetics for gift cards and services. Give your loved ones the gift of glowing skin this winter!
The aviation enthusiasts in your circles will love a shirt from Alaska Airframes. They have fun designs that showcase the Alaskan aviation community. For stocking stuffers, Alaska Airframes sells water bottles and cool stickers! Check them out in Palmer at their headquarters or online.
Live Breathe Alaska encourages you to shop locally this holiday season. Support your community and have a wonderful Christmas full of family and friends (in person or on zoom :)). Let us know what you’re doing to have healthy and happy holidays by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook!