The 2021 Jackson Hole Gift Guide
by Kate Ready
The definitive guide to all Jackson Hole gifts for the holidays and beyond.
The 2021 Jackson Hole Gift Guide is here! We’ve rounded up the locally handmade staples that have become synonymous with the Jackson Hole lifestyle and trust us, these one-of-a-kind keepsakes will transcend time (and weather). From stocking stuffers to statement pieces, these are the iconic Wyoming gifts that Teton enthusiast in your life is guaranteed to love.
The popular Persephone Bakery creates artisanal bread and pastries using the highest quality ingredients and traditional processes. You can share this quaint piece of Jackson Hole with a variety of holiday gifts such as cookie decorating or mini gingerbread kits (pictured), or holiday ornaments for the baker in your life, including “Baguettes in Love.” You can also curate your Persephone favorites in a customizable gift box featuring the bakery’s favorite yummies. Where to buy: persephonebakery.com
“The Last Great Wild Places,” by Tom Mangelsen
For the nature lover or photography enthusiast in your life, bring the splendor of wild places and intimate moments with animals to them. Chronicling Jackson Hole-based legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen’s adventures in the field, this National Outdoor Book Award winner contains more than 150 of Mangelsen’s most important images. Where to buy: mangelsen.com
Give’ r all-leather Frontier Mittens are 100% waterproof and built for sub-zero temps and can even be used to handle a burning log! Add a special touch by customizing them with your friend or family’s initials branded into the leather. The company now sells fan-favorite Frontier Mittens for kids with an extra boost of security with an ultra-strong velcro strap! Give’r also has a line of comfortable clothing and practical accessories, such as T-shirts, hats and beanies. Where to buy: give-r.com
Sarah Kjorstad, a multi-generational Wyoming girl, is the founder of the Western hat company JW Bennett. Her classically styled hats reflect the passion that fuels their creation and the beauty of cowboy heritage. Sarah loves helping her customers find a hat that expresses their character, which may be anything from a simple leather accent, vintage ribbon, feather, or a more intricate and ornate hand-beaded hat band. Where to buy: jwbennett.com
Mountain Man Toy Shop
The name pretty much says it all. Located under the same roof as New West Knifeworks, Mountain Man Toy Shop — which bills itself as “Dangerous Toys For Big Boys” — features Damascus axes, hand-forged tomahawks, hunting knives and other unique sharp objects for the modern-day mountain man. Where to Buy: mtnmengifts.com
What better way to remember your epic vacation to Jackson Hole than gazing at the iconic trail map every time you jump in the shower. Powder Curtains are made by a local ski patroller and will keep you thinking of your next ski adventure with every trip to the bathroom. Where to buy: powdercurtains.com
Experience a delightful look into the world of gems—especially those from the West—with designs that have truly been inspired by living and loving life at 6,000 feet. The beauty of the Grand Tetons and the Jackson Hole valley is what fuels DanShelley’s gorgeous jewelry. We recommend gifting a unique necklace from their Tetons Jewelry collection. Where to buy: danshelley.com
Copperdot Leather Goods
Inspired by the rugged unencumbered Wyoming terrain, each Copperdot bag is hand constructed in Jackson Hole. The exquisite leather, solid hardware and hand-hammered copper rivets yield a distinctive look that is a blend of fine equestrian tack and luxury handbag. Where to buy: copperdotleather.com
JACKSON HOLE STOCKING STUFFERS
If you’re looking to spice up your stocking stuffer game this year with some truly unique and unforgettable items (while supporting small businesses), these will surely delight, leaving you with an authentic taste of Jackson Hole.
• Cafe Genevieve Pig Candy
The name says it all: candied bacon. We suggest using it as an appetizer, in a salad, or topping your Bloody Mary. Expertly made in-house daily, Cafe Genevieve coats thick, applewood-smoked bacon with a blend of dried sugars and spices, then bakes it low-and-slow for the perfect bite. Is your mouth watering yet? Where to buy: genevievejh.com
• Trilipiderm Lotion
Trilipiderm’s line of dry skin-nourishing products was born in Jackson Hole where nature is at once most amazing and most harsh. Rehydrate your skin with Trilipiderm’s All-Body Moisture Retention Crème, night crème, broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen, and more, all created utilizing natural, plant-derived botanical ingredients. Where to buy: trilipiderm.com
• Snake River Roasting Coffee
You can never go wrong with coffee, especially these blends born and raised in Jackson Hole. Snake River Roasting Company reflects the spirit and culture of Wyoming in each of its coffees. Adventurous. Dynamic. Accessible. As much at home on a mountain, river, or backcountry as in a coffee bar, give the gift of award-winning craft roasts. Where to buy: snakeriverroastingco.com
• Jackson Hole Winery Gift Card
Jackson Hole Winery is a small, award-winning, family-owned winery that produces its wine with the finest grapes from California’s Sonoma and Napa valleys. The winery bottles dynamic blends, including Catch and Release Zinfandel and Rendezvous Red, a marriage of Cabernet Franc and Syrah, and several more. For the wine connoisseur in your life, a gift card will be something they’ll toast to. Where to buy: jacksonholewinery.com
• Noso Patches
These small patches have a big impact by extending the lifespan of your gear; perfect for the adventurer in your life to add flair or repair the gear they love most. Bonus: each patch is made of fabric, so no sewing is necessary. Just peel, stick and set. Goodbye duct tape, hello Noso. Available in a variety of colors and styles. Where to buy: nosopatches.com
About the writer: Kate Ready is a freelance writer for Jackson Hole Traveler and an enthusiastic new resident of Jackson. Curious and passionate for storytelling in all its forms, in her free time you can find her reporting for the Jackson Hole News & Guide or drooling over Steinbeck.