The Holidays are just around the corner, and if you haven't started your Holiday Shopping, this year could be a challenge.

If you haven't watched the news or read any news articles online or on social media, there are thousands and thousands of cargo ships out in the ocean filled with merchandise and they're just sitting there...on a ship...in the ocean.

That got me thinking, instead of doing the whole "Box Store Christmas", or "Amazon Prime Christmas", why not do a "Montana Made Christmas"?

Montana is filled with folks that make, bake, and create wonderful one-of-a-kind items that would make perfect gifts this Holiday Season.  Think about it, what could be better?  That gift that is massed produced in some overseas factory, or something that was made right here in Montana.

If you haven't checked out the Made In Montana website, you really should.  There are tons of different products that you can purchase for those on your gift list this year. Oh and here's even better news, there is something no matter what your budget is.  From handmade crafts, to delicious meats, to soaps, whatever you're looking for, chances are someone in Montana is making it.

Photo by Sandra Seitamaa on Unsplash

I love giving and getting unique gifts, throw in the fact that they are local and made by people that have a real passion for what they do, and that is just the icing on top. Plus, it's money that stays here in Montana and everybody wins when that happens.

Oh and just in case Santa is reading this, I've been pretty good this year and everything on my Christmas Wish List can be found here in Montana starting with a Gibson SJ-200 ( I'm not picky, so I will take either the natural finish or the sunburst)

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