RED LODGE POST
Besides having fun in the great outdoors, tourists often shop at local gift stores. Merchants offer lots of interesting things to buy, saying I’ve been to Montana. You can find a nifty t-shirt with a picture of native wildlife, a beer mug from a local craft brewery, a baseball cap embroidered with a bear and the name of a quaint small town, say Bigfork. A jar of huckleberry preserves is another favorite delight made locally. Choices are many.
A souvenir of some sort is always nice. Bring back memories of fun and experiences had on your trip to Montana, even years later.
In case you cannot find a special gift for yourself or family and friends back home, consider that digital shopping is only a click away. All kinds of things that say “Montana” can be purchased online.
Montana businesses have great Web sites for buying everything from art to food from Montana kitchens. Eva Gates will send you huckleberry preserves. Randy McIntyre offers art for your den and more delights. Many “Made in Montana” e-merchants are waiting for your order.
Etsy.com is always good option as this shopping Web site has a huge inventory of Montana stuff to choose from. Maybe best though, when you shop at a local gift shop, say in Red Lodge or Bigfork, you can immediately enjoy, especially local food products or clothing items.
Absaroka Mountain, Mont.
© 2021 John Sandy