Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Unique Gifts

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are so many good reasons to shop locally for the holidays. We’ve compiled a wide range of unique and useful gifts that just might cover every name on your list. Thank you for shopping locally and for supporting the Out There Monthly advertisers who make each issue possible! (EG)

Vintage Spokane Calendar

Spokane native Chris Bovey’s Vintage Spokane Calendar, (only available at Boo Radley’s and Atticus Coffee and Gifts), captures the heart of Spokane with prints of iconic places that we have all come to know and love. Perfect for those who were born and raised here, or for those who have only recently come to call Spokane home ($14.99). (EG) 

Makala Ukuleles


For the music lover in your life, try a ukulele. Perfect for playing around the campfire or on the patio, Makala Ukuleles from Wollnick’s are perfect for those just starting out. With a fantastic sound and classic look, they are a fun way to get started playing. $49.95- $139.95 depending on style, size, and finish. (EG)

Map Art

Priest Lake ID 11x17 LARGE

Lakebound maps capture exactly what it is that you love about your favorite lake, whether it be Lake Coeur d’Alene, Priest Lake, Pend Oreille, or Hayden Lake. The maps have a vintage, old-timey feel, and are sold as framed prints, wood or metal signs, and barrel ends. Don’t see your favorite lake in the mix? Just ask. They do custom orders. Prices range from $25 to $112. (EG)

Sweater/Jacket (Swacket)

Figuring out how to layer in the fall/winter without looking bulky can be a challenge. The Swacket from Title 9 makes it easy. With the warmth and easy layerability of a sweater, the Swacket’s dense knit construction hits thigh length, and has all the easy style of an urban jacket. Complete with a lined snap collar and hand warmer pockets, it will keep you toasty and fashionable. Available in two colors for $159.  (EG)

Pacific NW Pride Apparel

Founded by accomplished artist Joel Barbour, The Great PNW might be one of the fastest-growing lifestyle brands in the area. His creative genius sparks a dozen iconic t-shirt designs every season, and this holiday season is no exception. Check out the Roskelley tee named after world famous climbers John and Jess Roskelley. The All Good tee is a crowd pleaser for guys and girls. They also offer hoodies and jackets. (JJ)

Ninja Hoodies 

Local Knit’s Ninja Hoodies allow you to skate, snowboard, and stroll the urban wilds in style. The unique hoodies feature a fully detachable ninja face mask with a native print, and a matching fabric pocket. Custom options are available. Hoodies range from $65-$70. (EG) 

Spokane River Soy Candles

Kizuri, which sells fair-trade gifts and clothing, is having a fundraiser in collaboration with female refugees who will pour environmentally friendly soy candles in tins with pictures of the Spokane River. A portion of the funds raised will be donated to the Spokane River Keeper. Stop by Kizuri on Main Street downtown Spokane to check them out. (EG)

Local Coffee 


Share the love of your favorite local roaster with a pound of whole bean coffee and a branded mug, java travel container, and/or t-shirt. Roast House in Spokane, DOMA in Post Falls and Evans Brothers in Sandpoint top our list of roasters that bag up delicious beans and represent and support the outdoor lifestyle we love. (DK)

Outdoor Advocacy

We need the trails, wildlife and public lands that fuel our outdoor pursuits to thrive and survive. Help kick start a surge in advocacy for the great outdoors by giving a gift membership to a regional or national non-profit. Here are a few recommendations: Washington Trails Association, Conservation Northwest, Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, Friends of the Centennial Trail, The Lands Council, Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance, Dishman Hills Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, The Wilderness Society, Natural Resource Defense Council, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. (DK) //

Contributing Writers: Amy Silbernagel McCaffree, Derrick Knowles, Elena Gardner and Jon Jonckers


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