Alaska-Made Gift Guide

For the home

Need some gift-giving inspiration this holiday season? We at ALASKA HOME did the shopping for you and rounded up a variety of fantastic gifts for the homeowner on your list – from culinary must-haves to unique handcrafted décor items. We hope this feature will encourage you to turn to Alaska businesses for all your holiday gifts and shopping needs. Now let the giving begin!

Wooden Tea Infusers $14.99
Prepare your tea in these nature-inspired handmade tea infusers featuring easy-to-clean stainless steel baskets. Available at Sipping Streams Tea Company or visit sippingstreams.com.

Frasier Fir Candles Set of two: $35
These festive scented candles from Thymes will help set the holiday mood with crisp, just-cut forest fragrances. For a list of local retailers, visit thymes.com.

Handcrafted Mugs Prices vary
Family and friends will love these whimsical Alaskan-themed pottery pieces created by Fairbanks artist Heidi Morel. To find her work, visit morelpottery.com.

Glass Vase $350
Your gift recipient will love displaying flowers in this beautiful hand-blown glass vase by artist Henry Levine. Available at Expressions in Glass.

Eagle Antler Carving $1475
A unique decoration carved from a moose antler by Nome woodworking artist Karen Olanna. Available at ZoeZ Window Gallery.

Christmas Ornaments $12
These ornaments by artist Rico Worl represent gathering together for the holiday season. Designs include birds, people, bears and fish. Visit trickstercompany.com.

Cardboard Bear Head $45-$85
Created with cardboard custom printed with an Alaska map, this mount makes the perfect gift for any eccentric Alaskan. Plus, it’s cruelty free. Available in the Anchorage Museum gift shop or visit museumstore.anchoragemuseum.org.

Glass Frog Prices vary
Any nature fan will love the whimsy and beauty of this glass frog sculpture. Available at Expressions in Glass.

‘A Woman of All Seasons’ $5400
Artist Marilyn Miller draws on many mediums – from clay to metals – to create this stunning representation of the Sleeping Lady. Available at ZoeZ Window Gallery.

Dutch Oven $370
Every cook needs a Dutch oven and this 7.25 qt enameled cast-iron pot from LeCreuset makes the ultimate gift. Available at MetroCooks.

Fish Grilling Gift Pack $29.99
A great gift for seafood lovers, this grilling pack includes two custom cedar grilling planks, a “Fillet a Fish” towel, locally made spices and engraved grilling instructions. Visit samon-sisters.myshopify.com.

Japanese-Inspired Knife $229.95
Light, easy to maneuver and beautifully hand-forged with at least 100 steps to complete, this Shun Santoku knife will be a welcomed addition to any kitchen. Available at MetroCooks.

Poinsettia Keepsake Tin $27
A delectable assortment of truffles with nuts, caramel, soft centers and two seasonal egg nog truffles all in a festive keepsake tin. Available at Bell's Nursery.

Outer Coast Calendar $15
Get ready for the New Year with this beautiful calendar featuring local artwork plus poetry and quotes by Alaskan poets. Visit theoutercoast.com.

Assorted Tea Gift Box $89.99
Inspired by and made for tea enthusiasts, this BeauTEAful Escape Deluxe Crate includes six tea blends, tea mints and an orange tea cup. Available at The Spice & Tea Exchange.

Wine Holder $69
Available in multiple sizes and colors, this Arrowhead wine holder is available with a 15-character customization option. Find it at Great Alaskan Bowl Company.

Recliner with Ottoman $2066 and up
Give the ultimate gift of comfort this season with the Ekornes Stressless Live recliner and free-standing ottoman. Available in different sizes and colors, and includes a full 360-degree swivel. Available at Treeforms Furniture Gallery.

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Upcycled Rope Decor

Made from locally recycled fishing rope, Alaska Rug Company creates one-of-a-kind décor pieces, including this unique bread basket bowl and non-slip coasters. Perfect for adding a nautical feel to any room. $30 and up. Sold at Love it Again Consignment, Non Essentials, Annie Kaill's and Monks Rock Bookstore & Cafe. alaskarugcompany.com

Birch Bowls

Serve a family-sized portion of salad or fruit in this hand-turned bowl accented lightly with green and red dyes and a band of birch leaves. $90 and up. Sold locally at Artworks. birch-grove.com

Quilted Table Runners

From the patterns to the fabric, Wildfire Designs provides everything you need to create a beautiful quilted table runner. Easy enough to complete in one day, the table runner (or the kit itself) makes a great gift. $44.95 and up. wildfiredesignsalaska.com

Decorative Platters

Use this vibrant fish platter to decorate your home or serve your food – guests can uncover the artwork as they take seconds. $135. artshopgallery.com

Hand-painted Ornaments

Decorate your tree with some of your favorite Alaska memories or give visiting relatives a festive memento of their time in the state. Each ornament is hand-painted by Juneau artist Cindy Wortman-Ziel. $35-55. alaskaballs.com

Handmade Metal Spoons

With their Celtic air and fine detailing, Roger Williams’ hand-made metal spoons and ladles are beautiful and practical. Prices vary, $36 and up. etsy.com/shop/alaskametalsmiths

Etched Glassware

Give your holiday sips some Alaska flair with these etched wine glasses designed by Brecht Studio. Available in sets and in different designs. $20. Sold locally at Cabin Fever, Scanlon Gallery, If Only… A Fine Store and more. brechtstudio.com

Burl Bowls

Created from the burls found on fallen trees, each bowl from Alaska Burls and Bowls is one of a kind. Shown here with turquoise inlay. The bowls are available in a variety of sizes and woods. $20 and up. arcticburlsandbowls.com

Glass Wine Stoppers

Keep wine fresh and ornamented with an original piece of art from Expressions in Glass. These fused glass wine stoppers, along with similarly made plates and nightlights, are available in many designs. $28.95. expressionsinglass.net

Handcrafted Coffee Cups

Give a taste of Alaska with a Brecht Studio mug, perfect for filling with locally made coffees and teas. Available in three colors and different designs. $25. Sold locally at Cabin Fever, Scanlon Gallery, If Only… A Fine Store and more. brechtstudio.com

Suspended Glass Jellyfish

Bring a piece of the ocean into your home with these fused glass works by Spiral Studio. Available in large, medium or small sizes in many colors. $69, $89 or $169 depending on size. Sold locally at Juneau Artist Gallery, Soho Coho and A Fine Line: Alaskan Gifts. spiralalaska.com

Ceramic Housewares

Clay Creek Pottery’s ceramic jars, bowls and plates often feature imprints from local flora and fauna, making them truly unique. $35 and up. Available locally at Norman’s on the Mall, Java Flats and Joyful Creations. claycreekpottery.com

Glass clocks

Cold Rose Creations transforms glass into artwork that is elegant, functional and fabulous with her free-flowing abstract clocks. $75 and up. coldrose.net

Carving Sets or Knives

Alaska Rod’s handcrafts beautiful, high-quality knives and carving sets with wooden handles in a variety of colors. Give them as a hostess gift and help break them in over dinner. $91. alasksarods.com

Wooden Cutting Boards

Add a functional piece of art to the kitchen with any of John J. Combs’s cutting boards. $55. pjswoodcrafters.com

Pine Needle Baskets

Expertly woven by Jeannie McFarland, these pine needle baskets are crafted with local, sustainable materials and provide unique place to set keys and other items that would otherwise float around the home. Kits to make your own basket are also available for sale. $38 and up. basketsandbullets.com

Birch Vases

Turned with wood from local sawmills, windfalls and sometimes firewood piles, George Overpeck’s hollow forms will make a statement in any home as a stand-alone piece or for housing dried flowers. $80 and up. Sold locally at Ptarmigan Arts, the Anchorage Museum Gift Shop and Spirit Mountain Artworks.

Raven Calendar

Get ready for the New Year with this beautiful Raven Calendar. Each month displays a taste of local Alaska artists’ work featuring one of Alaska’s most fascinating year-round residents: ravens. Sold locally at Taku Graphics. $10. takugraphics.com

Glass Bowls

Forget boring brand-name glass bowls. Purchase a colorful, original patterned work of art by Cold Rose Creations. $155 and up. coldrose.net