If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time coming up with gift ideas for the men in your life. Whether it’s your father, brother, or husband, it can be tricky finding the perfect gift. I put together a few recommendations to make it a little easier to come up with the perfect Montana made holiday gift this season—here are three great Christmas gift ideas for the man (or really anyone) in your life.
Huckleberry BBQ Sauce from Red Rooster Kitchen in Laurel, Montana
I know, maybe you’re tired of seeing huckleberry everything, everywhere, but this Huckleberry BBQ Sauce from Red Rooster Kitchen in Laurel, Montana is a seriously delicious sauce. Donna at the Red Rooster Kitchen makes this huckleberry bbq sauce with hand-picked huckleberries from the western part of the state. This sauce is bold, rich, and thick, and as their website says, “will compliment any meat that has the privilege of being chosen for the grill.”
Sold on the BBQ sauce, but not huckleberry? They have a Chokecherry BBQ Sauce that is just as good, as well as a whole collection of savory jams and jellies made right here in Montana. Take a look through their product selection on their website, because you really can’t go wrong with anything that they make.
Montana Cribbage Board from SMW Designs in Billings, Montana
SMW Designs is a custom woodshop located in Billings, Montana and not only do they do larger pieces like custom furniture and countertops, they also sell smaller retail items that make perfect gifts. For the man in your life, I recommend one of their Montana shaped cribbage boards, of which they have a whole selection made with different hardwoods. You can also get these custom engraved, which really makes for the perfect, personalized gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. Each of their standard three-track cribbage boards comes standard with 6 pegs.
They also have a great selection of cutting boards, and all of their products can be custom engraved and personalized. Right now, they are even offering a buy-one-get-one 50% off deal on their cutting boards and cribbage boards, a great deal on their products! You can look through their entire selection on the SMW Designs website.
Alpine Touch: Montana’s Special Spice from Choteau, Montana
If you haven’t tried the Alpine Touch all-purpose seasoning, well, you need to! When they say all-purpose, they mean it—you can put this stuff on anything, and it tastes amazing. Alpine Touch is the perfect blend of salt, onion, garlic, and pepper that, in my opinion, goes especially well on meat like beef and chicken, but according to them people use it in stews, on potatoes, and even on pasta! Any Montana man ought to be armed with this seasoning in their grilling arsenal, and hey, you might end up using it too! Alpine Touch is available at most grocery stores around the state, as well as online through their website.