Holiday Gift Guide – Perfect gifts for their home


locally owned stores in Downtown Helena

Downtown Helena has so much to offer when it comes to finding gifts for all of the special people in your life. Plus, it feels so good to support our community’s small business owners. They are all wonderful people and show up everyday with passion and heart. When you are shopping from block to block you’ll find thoughtful gifts, yes, but also warmth, personal connection and stellar customer service.

The 100 Block 

  • Lasso the Moon Toys

    • Not just your average toy store, Lasso the Moon Toys is carefully curated to bring you the most high-quality, sturdy, engaging toys, books, puzzles, games and more! This shop is all heart and you’ll feel the love as you shop, purchase and give gifts that light up the imagination and engage the kiddos in your life!

  • Eureka

    • Eureka is one of Helena’s go to spots for gifts of all kinds! Step inside this charming shop and you’ll find unique and quality presents for many of those on your list: babies and kids, pets, guys and gals, even dads (arguably the toughest to shop for). Most of the items offered are locally made which means everyone wins! Fair warning, it can be quite hard not to shop for yourself here but we say why not?! You deserve a victory gift – shopping is hard work!

  • Birds & Beasley’s 

    • Birds & Beasleys is a great place to shop for the nature lover in your life. Whether you choose a new bird feeder for them to post in their yard and enjoy their beloved feathered friends for years to come, or a locally crafted work of art featuring their favorite Montana creature, scene or element, you’ll be sure to warm their heart with a unique and personal gift. 

100 Block Adjacent 

  • The Base Camp

    • The Base Camp has all you need and more when it comes to embracing the elements. You’ll find adventure gear, jewelry and accessories, trail maps and books, and clothing that is quality, comfortable, and sure to let those you love walk through town with full Montana swagger. If you’re looking for style and function, head to The Basecamp and pick up the perfect gift for those who like to live each season to the fullest! 

  • Park Avenue Bakery

    • Park Avenue is Helena’s European Style Bakery and Eatery and one of the most beloved spots in town. Stop in and enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread while you shop their selection of exquisite dips, sauces, cheeses and pastas. Choose from an assortment of artistically made treats to bring home and share with those you love. Some are almost too pretty to eat and the Earl Grey Chocolate Cake is to die for!

The 200 Block 

  • Hawthorn Wine & Tasting Room 
    • The Hawthorn is easily one of the hottest spots in town and because it’s both a bottle shop and tasting room you could choose to give the gift of a night out with friends or a special date night or a beautiful bottle of wine along with specialty meats and cheeses, olives, nuts and tin fish for a cozy night in. Or, you could even do both! Plus, this would be a perfect place to take a little shopping break, if you know what we mean.
  • Ten Mile
    • You could say that Ten Mile Creek Brewery is a lot like the Cheers of Helena, “where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came.” Whether you choose a gift card, some sweet merch, or a delicious batch of fresh beer you’ll be giving a gift that satisfies and honors one of the most caring and invested businesses in all of downtown.
  • The Parrot Confectionery
    • The Parrot is a true Helena gem. This family-owned business has been located downtown since 1922. Unwrapping a box of their hand-dipped chocolates or made from scratch chewy caramels is a special feeling and evokes a sense of history and tradition. Other favorites include a turtle like confection called a parrot, almond butter toffee and other delectable creams, nuts and chews.


  • Ho Co 
    • Heavenly Occasions (H + O) Co. is brand new to town and they are bringing the goods! Shop here for stylish Montana boho options in several categories: home goods and decor, clothing, shoes and accessories, and even beauty and perfume. Check it out!
  • Bella Roma Market
    • This market is small but mighty and unlike any other you’ll find downtown. Shop here for the foodie in your life and pick out a gift (or give them a gift card) that will light up their senses! Choose from made-from-scratch Italian goodies like ricotta and chocolate pie, Tartufo al pistacchio, lasagna or canneloni and other sauces, meats and cheeses.
  • Martin’s Wines 
    • The most special thing about Martin’s wines is, well, Martin. With decades of experience tasting, serving, selling and studying wine, his help in selecting the perfect bottle for every wine lover on your list is invaluable. This would also be a lovely spot for a gift card so that whoever you’re gifting can experience Martin’s expertise for themselves

300 Block – Coming Soon!

400 Block – Coming Soon!

We know that gift giving can be hard and stressful. That’s why we’ve gathered our favorite gifts and created this guide for you to get you started, get the juices flowing. Keep an eye out for items like these at your favorite local stores or check out the links to purchase online! 

Perfect Gifts For The Pet Lover’s Home 

We know pets are a huge part of our lives. They’re important furry little beings in our families and in our homes. We all have those people in our life that we would consider “pet lovers”. Here are some gift ideas for those special people. 

  1. Pet basket – A new take on the traditional bed pet, this beautiful basket would look good front and center in any room of their home. 
  2. Pet bowls – Cute food and water bowls are perfect for a functional gift! Bonus: It’s an item that they and their pets will use every day! 
  3. Pet blanket – This protective blanket means that you don’t have to give up on style with a pet in the house. Just toss it on furniture, in the back of the car, or bring it on an adventure for protection and coziness for your four legged friend.

Perfect Gifts for the Plant Lover’s House 

Plants can add life to any space and some of us have that notorious green thumb. You might know a plant lover, and if you’re looking for gift ideas, we’ve got some! 

  1. Propagation stationThese aesthetic propagation stations are super easy to use. The gift receiver just cuts off leaves from their existing plants, places them in the small glass vessels, and watches their cuttings grow new roots! Then, those propagations can be replanted and *wallah* they have a whole new plant.
  2. Plant Spritzer These cute little spritzers are perfect for tropical houseplants and plants that love high-humidity. Zebra plants, orchids, arrowhead plants, Chinese Evergreen, Boston Fern, Majesty Palm, and begonias are just a few that love mist.
  3. Edible herbsWe love an edible garden, especially indoors during the winter season! Not only do edible herbs add greenery to the kitchen, but they also add freshness and flavor to a home cooked meal! We love a kit that comes with pots and seeds that the gift receiver can plant themselves. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Perfect Gifts for the Party Lover’s House – Coming soon!

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