Unique Christmas Gift Ideas from South Dakota
Are you looking for a unique gift idea for this Christmas? Then look no farther than your own state. Check out some unique gift ideas homegrown in the state of South Dakota.
Black Hills Gold & Jewelry
Black Hills gold jewelry was first created in the 1870s during the Black Hills Gold Rush by a French goldsmith named Henri LeBeau. Black Hills gold jewelry depicts leaves, grape clusters and vines, and is made with alloys of gold with standard yellow gold and also the signature green and pink gold. In the 1980s, the 8th Circuit affirmed an injunction ruling that if a manufacturer was to call its jewelry Black Hills Gold, then it must be made in the Black Hills. – Wikipedia
Wall Drug Jackalope
The jackalope is a mythical animal of North American folklore (a so-called “fearsome critter”) described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns or deer antlers and sometimes a pheasant's tail (and often hind legs). The word “jackalope” is a portmanteau of “jackrabbit” and “antalope”, an archaic spelling of “antelope”. It is also known as Lepus temperamentalus. It is possible that the tales of jackalopes were inspired by sightings of rabbits infected with the Shope papilloma virus, which causes the growth of horn- and antler-like tumors in various places on the rabbit's head and body. – Wikipedia
South Dakota Popcorn
The South Dakota Popcorn Co., Inc. started in the 1970s, Since then, they have continued to grow. SDPC is the oldest and largest company of its kind in South Dakota! All their products are made in South Dakota. Let us do your gift-giving.
Terry Redlin Prints
Terry Avon Redlin (born July 11, 1937) is an American artist popular for painting outdoor themes and wildlife, often pictured in twilight, as widely collected as prints. For eight consecutive years, 1991 through 1998, Redlin was named America's Most Popular Artist in annual gallery surveys conducted by U.S. Art magazine. Redlin was born and raised in Watertown, South Dakota. – Wikipedia
Corn Palace Popcorn & Merchandise
The Corn Palace serves as a multi-use center for the community and region. The facility hosts stage shows, as well as sports events in its arena. The Corn Palace was completed for it first festival at the present location in 1921. The exterior decorations are completely stripped down and new murals are created each year. The theme is selected by the Corn Palace Festival Committee and murals are designed by a local artist.
Canned Buffalo Meat
The Triple U Buffalo Ranch has been raising American Bison, better known as Buffalo, since 1959. It is home to 2500-3000 head which roam on 50,000 acres of pure natural prairie in central South Dakota. The buffalo are strictly grass fed. The meat products are all natural and very healthy and nutritious. The ranch and the buffalo herd have been featured in many commercials and film documentaries worldwide. Much of the award winning movie “Dances With Wolves” was filmed on the ranch, including Fort Sedgewick and the buffalo.
Black Hills Wilderness Survival Kit
SURVIVAL-ARE YOU PREPARED? Why do I need a survival kit? Whether you hunt, fish, hike, ski, snowshoe, ride ATV's, trail ride or spend any amount of time in the great outdoors, you are well aware that things can go seriously wrong at a moments notice. Your chances of survival will depend on your skills and the resources available to you. You can stack the deck in your favor by having these essential items to help keep you alive. Your skills, imagination, and the items in this kit can better your chances of survival and rescue.
Sioux Falls Places Throw
Get cozy! Featured on this 100% cotton throw are the Old Courthouse Museum, the Pettigrew Home and Museum, the Statue of David (located in Fawick Park), St. Joseph's Cathedral, the Japanese Gardens in Terrace Park, and McKennan Hospital. Makes a great gift for friends or family who love Sioux Falls!
Schadé Vineyard & Winery is the third bonded farm winery in South Dakota. The winery is owned and operated by Jim & Nancy Schade at Volga, SD. Their goal is to produce a wine that is made from SD grown products. Currently wines are produced periodically throughout the year. These consist of Oakwood Red Table Wine, Prairie White, Dakota Red, Plum, Chokecherry, Rhubarb, Strawberry Rhubarb, Goldsmith, Raspberry Apple, Honey, and Tawny which is a port style wine.
Dimock Dairy Cheese
Dimock Dairy Co-op, located in the heart of pheasant country, is the oldest cheese plant in South Dakota, opening its doors in 1931. Throughout the years Dimock Dairy has changed little in its cheese production processing, we still make our cheese by hand!