Specialty Gifts

Something for everyone on your list

click to enlarge Locally made soaps by Bon Logic at displayed at TO MARKET. - EMMA ROGERS
Emma Rogers
Locally made soaps by Bon Logic at displayed at TO MARKET.

All Things Irish Can't afford a getaway to Ireland right now? Coeur d'Alene's All Things Irish is the next best thing, with imported gifts and clothing like claddagh rings, Celtic crosses, Aran sweaters and authentic kilts for purchase or rent.  315 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-667-0131

Atticus Atticus is an excellent place to stop for a strong cup of coffee and a locally baked maple scone, but it's an even better place to find unique gifts, like quirky books, local art, handmade soaps and kitchen items. If you happen to pick something from their huge selection of coffee beans and loose-leaf teas, they have a great selection of mugs, teapots and coffee-making contraptions to pour them into.  222 N. Howard St., Spokane, Wash. • 747-0336

Boo Radley's Boo Radley's has long been the primary source for white elephant gifts and presents for that hard-to-shop-for eccentric friend. Although silly items are in high supply here, they're all intriguing enough to not be too tacky, which is probably why Inlander readers vote it Spokane's best gift store year after year. Stop by for an intergalactic space cat coffee mug, a bacon-scented candle, or a sweet Spokane-inspired graphic tee.  232 N. Howard St., Spokane, Wash. • 456-7479

Jake's Dry Dock Having a bad day? Life is always good at Jake's Dry Dock. This cheery little shop carries the full line of Life is Good merchandise, like mugs, towels, totes, and lots of apparel.  6424 N. Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho • 208-772-3874

Ferrante's Marketplace Stop by Ferrante's for dinner, and you'll probably leave with a scoop of homemade gelato and a shopping bag of artisan-crafted jewelry, soy candles or tea towels almost too pretty to use. The marketplace at this unassuming but popular restaurant is a great spot for unique yet reasonably priced gifts.  4516 S. Regal St., Spokane, Wash. • 443-6304

Paper Nerd Stationery Co. Paper Nerd Stationery Co. is just one of a handful of endlessly charming shops in Steam Plant Square. It's a haven for all things paper, and it reaches far beyond the realm of stationery sets — they have custom wedding invitations, whimsical old-school party supplies and office supplies from brands like Kate Spade, Meri Meri and Rifle Paper Co.  Steam Plant Square, 159 S. Lincoln St., Spokane, Wash. • 315-8200

Pottery Place Plus You're likely to meet a new artist each time you shop at this co-op, and they're all equally willing to share their knowledge about the art in the store. It houses items from more than 25 resident local artists, and there's also a new visiting artist each month. Items range from handmade metal jewelry to soaps and handcrafted wood cutting boards.  203 N. Washington St., Spokane, Wash. • 327-6920

Rusty Moose Country Gifts This shop is chock full of charming home décor with a rustic touch, dainty jewelry and delightful candles in season-appropriate scents, like yuletide berry in the winter and sweet tea in the summer.  3028 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane, Wash. • 747-8789

TO MARKET TO MARKET is packed with carefully chosen home décor and gifts, including many handmade local items. Pick up a perfect teacher appreciation gift, some Zags- or Cougs-themed items, or browse through the many wall hangings painted with quotes ranging from silly to sassy to sweet.  River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 990-6305

Wollnick's General Store The merchandise at Wollnick's is always changing, but the shop never ceases to fill its shelves with unique items, like old-school kids' toys and games, all-natural beauty and cleaning products, innovative kitchen gadgets and popular brands like Petunia Pickle Bottom and Beardbrand. It's a modern take on the classic general store, and they're doing it right.  421 W. Main Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 315-5047

Wonders of the World The owners of Wonders of the World say it's like a museum where everything's for sale — and for prices ranging from 25 cents to $25,000. It'd be easy to spend hours browsing the eclectic collection of real gemstone jewelry, artifacts and fossils, blown glass and minerals imported from all over the world.  The Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Spokane, Wash. • 328-6890


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