Holiday Shopping When Visiting Montana


Shopping local for the holidays in Montana is a treat. With local shops filled with unique gifts and stocking stuffers to make the holidays shine for your loved ones, check off your list with some holiday shopping in Big Sky Country. Here are a few of our favorite stops around Montana to get your holiday gift list taken care of.


Bozeman holds a whole host of boutiques, art galleries, outdoor outfitters, and home goods shops for your holiday gifting. Here is a sampling of some favorites, but you can’t go wrong with a stroll down Main Street, popping in whatever store strikes your fancy.


Heyday stocks home goods, accessories, and more in their downtown shop that’s filled with charm and warmth. Fall in love with this boutique, and share the love when you gift for the holidays.


Schnee’s is a Bozeman staple for gear that gets you outside. Get sturdy boots, cozy socks, and backpacking gear to gift meaningful time in the outdoors this winter.

Montana Gift Corral

For classic Montana stocking stuffers, the Montana Gift Corral has a little something for the souvenir lover. Highlight Big Sky Country with gifts from their downtown store, or shop online or in their airport storefront.

Country Bookshelf

Shopping Bozeman’s Country Bookshelf is a great way to bring new titles to a reader near and dear to you. You can buy in person or online, supporting their business and bringing the joy of crisp spines and captivating page-turners.

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When you’re shopping in Livingston, you have a lot of options in this small town at the northern end of the Paradise Valley. As the epitome of the Wild West, you’ll undoubtedly find outdoor gear and western antiques, but there are plenty of high-end boutiques and bookstores to explore as well. Check out these shopping spots to get in the spirit of gifting this holiday season.

Dan Bailey’s Outdoor Co.

Dan Bailey’s is Livingston’s destination fly shop, selling everything a fly fisherman or woman needs to get casting out on the river. You can also pick up apparel and outdoor essentials.

Out of the Blue Antiques

Out of the Blue Antiques sells funky and fun treasures for the vintage and antique junkie. You never know just what you’ll uncover here, so it’s well worth spending the time to explore.

Wheatgrass Gifts & Green Door Gallery

Wheatgrass Gifts & Green Door Gallery focuses on Montana-made goods with a handmade emphasis, so you can find something one-of-a-kind and completely unique when you shop here for the holidays.

Elk River Books

Elk River Books is a pillar of the Livingston literary community, selling used and antiquarian books. They are also behind the nonprofit Elk River Arts and Lectures, which promotes and fosters the literary heritage of Livingston. Gift for a cause and pick up a literary treat for your favorite bookworm here.

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As the northwestern gateway to Yellowstone, Gardiner has plenty of cozy holiday atmosphere. Between shops and cafes, snow flurries and bison crossings, and of course the natural beauty of Yellowstone, you can get in the holiday spirit as you’re shopping and making memories at the same time. Here are a few stops to make while you’re checking off your gift list.

Gardiner Gifts

Gardiner Gifts has unique souvenirs and stocking stuffers to share the gateway to Yellowstone with all your favorite people. Commemorate and share memories of your trip with apparel, treats, and other souvenirs here.

Parks’ Fly Shop

This fly shop can help you outfit the fishing contingent on your gift list, on top of giving top tips and recommendations for flies to throw and holes to hit in the area.

Tumbleweed Bookstore & Cafe

The best places to shop are ones where you can enjoy a treat along the way, and Tumbleweed Bookstore & Cafe fits the bill. Enjoy a tasty treat and a latte before you peruse the book selection to get gifts that expand horizons and encourage learning.

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The Flathead Valley

The Flathead Valley holds the communities of Whitefish, Kalispell, and Columbia Falls at its heart. And within such a diverse grouping of towns, you’ll find plenty of treasures to gift (and maybe hint at for yourself). Here are some highlights, but you’ll definitely want to peruse these three communities for holiday gifting galore.

The Shops at Station 8

In Columbia Falls, The Shops at Station 8 give a quirky and distinctive gift boutique atmosphere, with vintage and antiques mixed in with stylish modern pieces large and small.

Rocky Mountain Outfitter

Outdoor gear needs in downtown Kalispell default to the experts at RMO. And if you need recommendations for the outdoor adventurer in your life, seasoned staff can help you out.

Honey Home & Design

Antique statement pieces meet modern home decor at Honey. The best part is, if home design and decor draw you, antique stores and gift shops line this section of Main Street Kalispell. Stop in, and see what you can discover on this popular shopping street.

Downtown Whitefish

Whitefish is essentially a holiday shopping destination in and of itself. Find stores like the Montana Scene, Sage and Cedar, and the Toggery, that have locations both in Whitefish and in Kalispell. And all in a few convenient blocks, you can also discover art galleries, book shops, dining, and more local spots that make holiday shopping almost as much fun as the gift-giving itself.

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