SFM’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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We’ve partnered with local business to provide you with gift ideas as exceptional as everyone on your list! 

The key: $ under $20 | $$ under $50 | $$$ under $75 | $$$$ over $100

Who made you a reader?

Honor the person who taught you to read by making a gift in their honor. Your investment will ensure a brighter future for thousands of children in our community. Your monthly or annual gift to the Billings Public Library Foundation’s First Chapter Society is life changing. Honor, invest, change!

TO BUY: Billings Public Library Foundation, 510 N. Broadway, 406. 237.6149, www.billingslibraryfoundation.org

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Gift of health

Give the gift of health this holiday season with a Granite Health & Fitness gift certificate. Customize the gift card to fit the needs of your loved ones. The amount can apply to a membership, personal training, equipment, clothing, and so much more!

TO BUY: Granite Sport- 3838 Ave. B Ste. 406.294.5040, Granite Express- 15 Avanta Way Ste. B 406.294.1900, Granite Fit- 1323 Main Street 406.252.7737 www.granitebilings.com

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Get Lost

Give a gift that celebrates the beauty of the Big Sky State. The Lost in Montana Coffee Table Photography Book is filled with stunning landscapes in which you’ll see little or no human influence. This is a book about the “nowheres,” the forgotten or undiscovered, and the untouched.

Order a copy today at www.lostinmt.com.

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Scents of the season

Give the gift of botanical candles, made from all natural products and hand poured in Denver, Colorado. Fresh scents of the season include Forest, Spicy Apple, and Oak Moss & Myrrh. These, and many more, unique pieces are sure to “wow” the recipients.

TO BUY: Gallery Interiors, 2814 2nd Ave. North, 406.248.2001, www.galleryinteriorsmt.com

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Nature Exploration

Get some outside time during the holidays — and year-round! — with a family membership to the Montana Audubon Center. Membership not only supports the region’s only Nature Center, but also gives access to free and discounted programs throughout the year; from Nature Nuts for the littlest explorers to summer camp for the kiddos, to bird walks and the Montana Master Naturalist program for adults. An honorarium gift is also a great way to recognize someone in your life who loves to spend time outside. Also available at the Center are native wildflower seed packets and custom gift cards from local artist Barbara Garrett.

TO BUY: Montana Audubon Center, 7026 South Billings Blvd., 406.294.5099, www.mtaudubon.org/center

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Raise the Barre

Transform your body and mind with this special holiday introductory offer of one month of unlimited classes and a complimentary pair of sticky socks for $99. This versatile, high performance ensemble will take you from your favorite workout to running errands around town. After an intense barre session, pamper yourself with the light and soothing scent of Kai perfume oil and body lotion, praised as one of Oprah’s “favorite things.” Finally, you can relax with a Nest candle available in the festive scents of the season; Birchwood Pine, Sugar Cookie, and Pumpkin Chai. The Barre has what you need for yourself as well as those on your gift list.

TO BUY: Pure Barre, West Park Plaza, 1595 Grand Ave. Suite 205, 406.534.2883, www.purebarre.com/mt-billings

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The joy of us

This season, celebrate the one you love with a sparkling gift from Riddle’s Jewelry. The 2BeLoved ring with two center diamonds symbolizes each of you. Come in and view the collection along with many more unique gift ideas for everyone on your list.

TO BUY: Riddle’s Jewelry, 300 S. 24th St. W. Rimrock Mall and 1002 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. #1, 406.655.0834, www.riddlesjewelry.com

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Accessories aplenty

Give the gift of convenience! From fog lamps to remote starts, to cargo box carriers, and everything in between; Rimrock Subaru’s Accessories Department has UNIQUE and customized gift ideas for all Subaru owners. LOVE. It’s what makes a Subaru, a Subaru. So Share the Love this season!

TO BUY: Rimrock Subaru, 2540 Phyllis Lane, 406.651.5200, www.rimrocksubaru.com

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Smart smile

Now you can stay tech-savvy while brushing your teeth with the Oral-B Genius PRO 8000 with Bluetooth® Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush, designed to help you brush like your dentist recommends with Bluetooth communication between brush and smartphone. Real-time feedback with the Oral-B app focuses brushing on your most important areas, tracks habit over time, motivates with helpful oral care tips, and senses when you brush too hard.

TO BUY: Pediatric Dental Specialists, 2700 Grand Ave Ste B, 406.652.5550, www.pediatricdentalspecialists.org

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Wine and dine

Give the gift of a delightful dinner date in downtown Billings at Seva Kitchen. The atmosphere is amazing, the food is divine, and there are always wonderful in-house specials. A gift card is sure to be a welcome way to escape the holiday stress and relax with loved ones.

TO BUY: Seva Kitchen, 313 North Broadway, 406.969.2221, sevakitchen.com

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Clean as new

Hizero integrates sweeping, mopping, drying, and self-cleaning all into one. In approximately 8 minutes you can clean 1,076 square feet leaving time for all of your holiday festivities. Give the gift of cleaning convenience from Stuart’s House of Vacuums.

TO BUY: Stuart’s House of Vacuums, 3127 Central Ave., 406.656.8681, stuartshouseofvacuums.com

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Be a Wise Owl

Give the gift of discovery with an annual Household (2 guardians and all children under the age of 20 in the same household) or Grandparent membership (2 grandparents and all grandchildren) to Wise Wonders Children’s Museum. Membership includes unlimited access to the museum during regular hours and two single-use guest passes. Add a nanny or grandparent for an additional $10/year per person. Feeling generous? Donate above and beyond the price of your membership or give a “pay it forward,” tax-deductible membership.

TO BUY: Wise Wonders Children’s Museum, 110 N. 29th Street, 406.702.1280, www. wisewonders.org

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Postal Surprise

Surprise your friends and family (local or out-of-town) with their favorite magazine subscription. 12 issues of Simply Family Magazine delivered right to their mailbox each month! This is sure to be a gift they will look forward to all year long.

TO BUY: Simply Family Magazine, www.simplyfamilymagazine.com

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See clearly

Give the gift of sight this season with a gift certificate to Heights Eyecare. Featuring the largest selection of eyewear in Billings, 2-year warranty, and exclusive eyewear brands. Stop by today to grab the gift that’s both practical and stylish!

TO BUY: Heights Eyecare, 430 Lake Elmo Dr., 406.252.9927, www.heightseyecare.com

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A kickin’ deal for a summer of memories

Already daydreaming about the lazy days of summer? It’s time to float this idea by the kids…A family season pass to Oasis Water Park! The pass offers unlimited access to the entire water park and has something for all ages. Get it while it’s hot! $199 for a 2018 Family Pass (a $50 savings) through December 31, 2017 (Regularly $249). Additional pass benefits:

  • $10 off swimming lessons
  • $5 off parent/child guided lesson
  • $5 off Super Sipper refillable cup
  • 20% off Oasis awesome merch!

TO BUY: Oasis Water Park, www.billingsoasis.com or call 406.969.3131

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Fitness on the Go

Don’t let vacations and family trips keep you from your fitness routine. Workout wherever you go with Granite Health and Fitness Travel Workout Kits. These kits include a high quality jump rope, resistance band, and a neoprene case to hold it all and fit inside your luggage. View video on-demand workouts online at https:// granitebillings.com

TO BUY: $30.00 Granite Sport- 3838 Ave. B Ste. 1 406.294.5040, Granite Express- 15 Avanta Way Ste. B 406.294.1900, Granite Fit- 1323 Main Street 406.252.7737

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Timely gift

Give a loved one the gift of time because there’s more to life than laundry! Valet Today gift certificates can be used on any dry cleaning, laundry, alteration, leather cleaning, or restoration services. This would include any household items such as comforters, drapes, sleeping bags, and more!

TO BUY: Valet Today Cleaners, at three convenient locations to serve you. 2434 Grand Ave., 524 Liberty St., and 2474 Enterprise Ave. 406.655.9420, www.valettoday.com

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Java + art

Give an experience this year with a gift card to Yellowstone Coffee & Canvas. An inviting place for friends to gather, enjoy espresso, and recharge their creativity through art. With many creative classes to choose from, this is sure to be the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

TO BUY: Yellowstone Coffee & Canvas, 2860 Old Hardin Rd., 406.894.2073, www.yellowstonecoffeeandcanvas.com 

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Hoop it up

Basketball season is in full dribble! Get your family active and unplugged with a hoop from Goalsetter and Full Court Athletics, a Montana family owned and operated business. Free delivery and ball on select Goalsetter hoops ordered by January 15, 2018 (installation not included).

TO BUY: Full Court Athletics, 406.600.3337, www.shopfullcourtathletics.com 

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Skin Perfecting Package

Treat the hardworking woman in your life to the pampering she deserves. Enjoy three separate treatments, which help brighten complexion and even skin tone and texture. It’s the perfect solution to dull winter skin. She’ll leave each treatment feeling like she’s glowing inside and out.

TO BUY: Billings Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa, brand new location at 2675 Central Ave., 406.657.4653, www.billingsclinic.com/facialplastics 

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Spirit Wear

Keep your biggest and littlest Billings Central Catholic High School and Saint Francis Catholic RAMS fans cozy and warm this winter with RAMS spirit wear! A variety of items are available, from hats and gloves to sweatshirts, to water bottles and coolers. Items are available in sizes from infant to adult. Get your holiday shopping done early at the BC Scrip and Spirit Wear Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 5, from 6-8pm at Billings Central Catholic High School.

TO BUY: BCCHS, 3 Broadwater Avenue, 406.867.8043

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Give to those in need

This season give the gift of food baskets and support those in need within our community through Harvest Food Ministry- Vicki’s Pantry. Purchase items from a shopping list and shop as a family or team up with your small group to share costs. Drop them off in the Heights/Lockwood kitchen. You can also volunteer to assemble and deliver boxes.

TO BUY: Harvest Church, Susanne.moran@harvestchurch.tv, 406.259.5648

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Touch of cozy

As winter comes to Montana for the holidays, add a touch of coziness with a beautiful and chic fur pelt to the back of a chair or the floor! Offered in several warm, rich colors!

TO BUY: Davidson Designs, 2228 Grand Avenue, 406.656.9540 

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Love your landscaping

Commemorate the life of a loved one with a tree planted in their honor. This is a gift that will continue growing for years to come. The professionals at Billings Nursery & Landscaping are here to assist you in choosing the perfect tree to fit the needs of your space. Gift certificates are also a great choice for new or existing homeowners.

TO BUY: Billings Nursery & Landscaping, 2147 Poly Dr. (406.656.5501) and 7900 S. Frontage Rd (406.656.2410), www.billingsnursery.com 

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Poolside

Get a head start on the swimming season with a 2018 Swimming Pool Season Pass from Billings Parks and Recreation. The pass is good for Rose Park or South Park swimming pools and includes Family, Adult, or Youth. This is the perfect gift for the entire family (grandparents, too)! Receive a 25% discount if purchased between December 1-31, 2017. 

TO BUY: Billings Parks and Recreation Office, 390 N. 23rd St., 406.657.8371, www.billingsparks.org

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Got it covered

Spruce up those floors with a gift from Carpet Barn. Voted Best Rug Store 2 years in a row. They have a large selection of NFL team rugs in stock at prices lower than Amazon. They can also custom create area rugs in any size and style. Get a special deal of 20% off any in-stock area rug or 15% off any special order or custom-made area rug.

TO BUY: World Famous Carpet Barn, 2032 Grand Avenue, 406.656.2824, www.cbarn.com

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Adopt an animal

Give a unique gift this year, a ZooMontana Animal Adoption! Help provide for their care, enrichment, wildlife education, and habitat improvements by symbolically adopting one of your favorite ZooMontana residents. All adoptions are valid for one year and there are several levels of adoption to choose from.

TO BUY: ZooMontana, 2100 South Shiloh Rd., 406.652.8100, www.zoomontana.org

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Merry and Brighton!

Neecee’s carries a delightful collection of Brighton that will put more happy into anyone’s holidays! These ready-to-delight gift sets make your shopping even easier. So, don’t worry, Neecee’s has a sleigh full of options to fill your gift giving needs!

TO BUY: Neecee’s, 1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd., 406.294.2014, Neecees.com

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Treat yourself

Give yourself the gift of a straight, beautiful smile with $200.00 off Invisalign treatments at Bennion Lambourne Orthodontics through January 31, 2018. Invisalign is the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, made of comfortable and virtually invisible plastic. Go ahead, smile with your teeth!

TO BUY: Bennion Lambourne Orthodontics, Westend-152 S 32nd St., Heights- 711 W. Wicks Ln., 406.245.4414, www.billingsorthodontics.com

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Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season!

Purchase a Y gift card in the amount of your choice:

  • Membership
  • Personal Training
  • Youth Programs and Sports
  • Swim Lessons
  • Camp
  • And so much more!

Make shopping easy and surprise your family with a gift of health. Y gift cards never expire! The Y…for a better Us!

TO BUY: Billings Family YMCA, 402 N 32nd Street, www.billingsymca.org, 406.248.1685

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Originally printed in the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s December 2017 issue.
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