Alaska is a place that you can never fully leave. A piece of your heart remains here and pulls at you. There’s just something about it. The vastness, the wildness, the larger-than-life animals, the beauty. It can be hard to describe until you see it in person, but once you do, it will always be a part of you.
Instead of a traditional bottle of wine or box of chocolates, personalize your gift with an Alaskan twist.
Here are 19 gift ideas that everyone will love.
1. Alaska “Home” Wooden Sign
Chelsea creates beautiful handmade signs to fit your needs. This would make a lovely gift for a little Alaska decor in the home.
2. Alaska Bracelet
This cute bracelet is made on a metal blank and fits any size wrist. For under $10, this is a great gift for any Alaska lover.
3. Alaska Scented Candle by ChiCandle
“Travel through the Last Frontier State with our custom blend of evocative scents reminiscent of mountain spruce, winter frost & snowdrops, fresh air on an evening with a touch of night musk.”
This candle has rave reviews and a fresh mountain scent to remind you of the last frontier.
4. Mountain Men of Alaska Calendar
The mountain men calendar features men in all shapes and sizes. It’s a playful and hilarious calendar with men posing all over the state. According to the page, this item is “bound to be a hit at white elephant gift exchanges, and it’s always the best Christmas present for your Alaska loving friends. It’s been sold all over the world and puts the hot firefighter calendars to shame.”
Xtratufs are an Alaskan staple. Their slogan even says “Alaska Proven” on it. People use these for fishing, hunting, and everyday life. Their full store has tons of options with different liners and styles. Click here to see all of the options.
6. “Isn’t Texas Cute” Mug
If you’re moving to Alaska (or already live here), then you’ll quickly learn there are many jokes about the size of Alaska vs Texas. Any Alaskan is sure to love this mug.
7. Alaska Animal Christmas Ornaments
8. “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” Book
This adorable book, written by the authors of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”, follows a similar story but with a moose and makes a great gift.
Another great collection of books is the Molly of Denali series. Along with books, there’s also a PBS show about Molly of Denali as well. She’s an Alaska Native girl who adventures around Denali and Alaska. There are a lot of books available on Amazon like this “Party Moose” book.
9. Ice Bugs
Ice bugs are a popular winter boot for many Alaskans. They have built-in studded soles so you don’t slip on the snow and ice. If you’re looking to splurge, these are a great purchase!
Here is a link to their main store on Amazon.
10. Xtratuf Baby Booties
These adorable baby Xtratufs will have any little one looking Alaskan.
11. Alaska State Necklace
Check out this beautiful necklace made by MacyAnne Designs. Everything is hand stamped so each item is slightly different.
12. Fireweed Alaskan Glass Mosaic
This beautiful stained glass ornament is made locally by an Alaskan.
“All of my Mosaics are hand made by myself in my home studio in Two Rivers, Alaska. Each mosaic is made with beautiful pieces of stained glass. I hand cut/ chop each piece then place them all by hand on a thin wood backing. They are then set with a dark chocolate or Charcoaled colored grout. Each piece has a hanger placed on the back so they can be used as a piece of wall art. 4” magnets also have a hook on the back to hang on the wall or attach ribbon for an ornament!” – LolaBug Creations
13. Moose Whiskey Glass
Why not drink in Alaska style with these awesome whiskey glasses?
Here’s some more Alaskan inspiration: