Would you like to give something unique and special all while supporting small businesses? This Alaskan Gift Giving Guide is filled with one of a kind ideas for everyone on your list. Give something from the Great North this holiday season and support small Alaskan businesses

Please note: I have not been paid by any of these companies to include their information here. Furthermore, I do not receive any payment for purchases through the links in this Alaska gift giving guide.

Why not support the small businesses of Alaska with your holiday purchases this year? Alaska boasts a wide array of unique gifts for everyone on your “Nice List”. Whether it’s a quivet hat made from musk oxen or birch syrup to enjoy on your pancakes Alaska offers items you simply can’t find anywhere else. This Alaska gift giving guide will help you find the perfect something for everyone this year all while supporting the small businesses of Alaska.

Great Alaskan Gift Ideas

The Ulu Factory:

The Ulu is a special kind indigenous Alaskan knife developed by Eskimos. It’s really an incredibly useful tool in the kitchen for chopping almost anything. Furthermore, it’s very easy on the hands making it especially helpful for those with arthritis.

Alaska Home Pack:

Nothing beats the gift of Alaskan seafood and Alaska Home Pack offers the best of the best. From crab to halibut and salmon this Juneau based company ships nationwide.

Summit Spice and Tea Company:

Offering a wide variety of items their Alaska Artisanal Boxes are filled with Alaskan delights. Sockeye salmon strips, birch syrup caramels or dark chocolate with Alaska sea salt are just a few of the great tastes of Alaska. The wide variety of unique items will impress even the most sophisticated foodies on your list.


This store is an Alaskan tradition with a mélange of items available. From tea blends mixed in store to Alaskan made soaps there is something for everyone in this interesting shop!

Sevigney Studio:

This collection of items from Alaskan artisans offers a wide variety of items. You will find soaps, clothing, ceramics and jewelry. Particularly if there are any art lovers on your list this year please check out their visual art offerings.

The Quilted Raven:

If anyone you know is a crafter you are sure to find some great gifts at The Quilted Raven. From Alaska style fabrics and kits to finished quilts this place is a crafter’s paradise!


Most people have never heard of Qiviut, the super warm underwool of the musk ox. It’s pretty amazing stuff! This cooperative of native Alaskan women sells beautiful handmade qiviut items that are sure to keep your family warm.

Give the Gift of Alaska 2021

These are just a small sample of the many great Alaskan shops offering unique items for your holiday gift giving. Additionally, there is one more great Alaskan gift idea. How about a trip to the Great North with your family for 2021? Give your family an Alaskan family adventure in summer 2021. Alaska is waiting for you. Eventually, when it is time to travel again Christopher Travel will plan you the adventure of a lifetime. In the mean time enjoy this Alaska Gift Giving Guide and savour a taste of the Great North this holiday season!

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About Mary

Mary Stephens holds a degree in international affairs from Georgetown University and a Masters in Teaching from the American University. Mary spent almost twenty years homeschooling her four children and is now navigating post homeschool life in Alaska. She offers personal insights, recipes, homeschooling tips and tricks and travel advice on her website penciltreks.com. Mary also owns Christopher Travel, a luxury travel company specializing in exquisite vacations around the globe.


  1. Aparna Verma on November 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Superb gifting ideas!

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