Round Up: Gifts of the West

Mountains Rising Collection by Marina Kessler

For those drawn to the Northern Rockies by the alpine landscape and recreational opportunities, a piece by Marina Kessler can serve as a symbol of that allure. The jewelry designer has created the Mountains Rising Collection for women who enjoy the great outdoors as much as she does. Her cuff bracelets feature a variety of panoramic scenes in 14-karat gold or sterling silver; the “Sophisticated Snowflake” pendant and earrings highlight the beauty of snowflakes; and the variety of other pieces — many adorned with gemstones — also creatively reflect scenes from the great outdoors. Kessler, who has studied metalsmithing since high school, also works with clients to create one-of-a-kind custom pieces from her studio in downtown Bozeman, Montana.

Keepsake Boxes by Mad Tree WoodCrafts

After their beloved dog passed away, Christy and Tyler Hall combined their skills — her business savvy and his master craftsmanship — to create a pet urn, and it wasn’t long before they realized they were onto something. after starting Mad Tree Woodcrafts, the duo expanded into handcrafted memory boxes, building the perfect vessel for the most treasured mementos. We love the quality that’s put into each wooden box, and buyers can personalize them by choosing the size, woods, locks, and engravings, making the perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, baby showers, and more.

Fleece-lined Wrap by Puffer Hug

 Part scarf, part wrap, this puffy piece of outerwear is perfect for the Northern Rockies climate. While the nylon outer shell wards off the wind, the polyester filling traps heat and the fleece inner lining adds a soft, cozy touch. Best of all, its deep, fleece-lined pockets are perfect for keeping digits warm as well. Available in a variety of colors for men, women, kids, and, most recently, dogs, the wrap is easy to pack for travel and designed to deliver the feeling of a big warm hug.

 National Park Blankets By pendleton

It’s fitting that a company with a history dating back to the frontier trading post days has created a series honoring America’s national parks. In fact, when Glacier was established in 1910, Pendleton Woolen Mills was commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind blanket for the park’s lodges. Today, the series captures a similar feel for Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite, among others. Made in their Pacific Northwest mills, the blankets feature the brand’s iconic stripes in colors representative of each park’s particular region and landscapes, along with a vintage label. We love how these can be passed down through generations and that a portion of each blanket sold goes toward National Park Foundation restoration projects.

 Adventure dog bowls by Planetary Design

Known for their innovative, durable coffee gear and drinkware for outdoor lovers, the Bonner, Montana-based company Planetary Design has extended that knowledge to create rugged products for your canine companions. Like their popular BruTrek line, which includes French presses, water bottles, and mugs, the new BruTrek Dog Bowl is made of double-wall insulated stainless steel with a nonslip rubber-padded base, so it’s sturdy enough for any adventure with your pup, inside or out. Available in four nature-inspired colors and two sizes (4 cup and 6 cup).

 Water Painting by Buddha Board

In today’s crazy world, everyone could use a little peace of mind. The Buddha Board is a mindfulness tool that offers a screen-free way to tap into your inner Zen and creative abilities. As a reusable canvas that employs water as “paint,” there’s no mess, ink, or chemicals, and designs disappear within minutes. And, with a sleek, modern aesthetic available in a variety of sizes, the board can fit right into a home or office. The Mini would make for a perfect stocking stuffer.

 Custom Hats by The Montana Territory Hat Company

Courtney Green founded The Montana Territory Hat Company with a mission to create timeless products that feel like works of art, but are also “grounded in life and built for purpose.” After a childhood spent riding horses and making art, Green went to work in the fashion industry as a designer and buyer, but the mountains beckoned. Now based in Bozeman, Montana, she handcrafts cowboy hats that feature classic designs, quality construction, and thoughtful details, representing the preservation of a place, culture, and way of life. Choose a style from her gallery of existing designs, details, and colors, or draw inspiration from those to have her create a one-of-a-kind cowboy hat to suit your specific tastes and functional needs.

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