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South Dakota Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Gifts from the heart (and the state) are special ways to show your love this holiday season. Support your South Dakota manufacturers by purchasing your gifts locally this year. Don’t know where to start? That’s okay! We’ve got you covered with our 2018 Holiday Gift Giving Guide!

Hunting season is awesome and many proud South Dakotans know Boyd’s Gunstock offers top-grade hardwoods with durable finishes. Be sure to swing by Mitchell to design, shape, or engrave his pride and joy. Watch out birds, there’s a new gunstock in town!

Everybody enjoys a night off from cooking. Give the gift of flavorful meat and a break from cleanup duty! Honey Baked Ham is smoked locally at Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Allow your friends more time to celebrate with their loved ones and less time stressing in the kitchen. A juicy, tender ham is waiting; reserve yours today!   

Do you have an athletic friend or ambitious relative who loves training for triathlons? If so, consider purchasing a Quarq power meter.  This brand is top of the line in accuracy and innovation. Designed and manufactured in Spearfish, South Dakota this accessory is a powerful player for measuring pedal strokes and increasing your speed! When in doubt, pedal it out and buy an awesome power meter.

Baking is one of the truest ways to show your love during the holiday season, and purchasing ingredients like Ritz Crackers, Blue Bunny, or Keeber Vanilla Wafers show you are supporting manufacturing in South Dakota too! Bell Inc. located in Sioux Falls, provides packaging and folding for brands across the country.

Amp up your holiday traditions this year by ordering matching sweaters for the whole fam!  Choose between a variety of brands, colors and embroidery at EASW in Yankton. You may only wear the sweater once, but surely, friends and family will be talking about your epic Christmas card all year round.

Get on the nice list this year by purchasing your special someone a thoughtful accessory. Founded in 1959 in Rapid City, Riddle’s Jewelry is the largest manufacturer of Black Hills Gold jewelry. The family-owned and operated shop prides themselves in offering excellent customer service and exceptional design and value. Go ahead and give the gift of gold to your gold.    

Post-its, Command Strips, and Scotch (tape, that is) are essentials for any college student. Replenish their stash by sending them a finals care package full of office supplies, love, and encouragement. What student wouldn’t want that? Better yet, did you know your office supplies needs may be manufactured in South Dakota’s 3M plant in Aberdeen? 

If you are looking to give your home a facelift, look no further than Graco’s Ultra Airless Handheld Sprayer.  This sprayer offers smooth, even spray patterns on all architectural coatings. Get motivated to tackle your home improvement projects by purchasing a new paint sprayer like this one at Home Depot!

Sometimes family gatherings are better with a beverage. Consider mixing up your traditional holiday refreshments by purchasing a local lager favorite.  Fernson offers a variety of unique flavors and undertones. Created with wisdom and designed to perfection, their brews are a delicious deflection you can bring to the table when asked about your dating life.


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