If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for your family and friends, look no further than the eclectic mix of local shops right here in the Black Hills. Visit the following stores during your stay to browse everything from one-of-a-kind trinkets to award-winning wines that will wow your loved ones.
While you’re strolling through downtown Rapid City, a must this time of year for some festive fun while you shop, make sure to pop into Prairie Edge, a rustic shop selling items made by local Native American artists. A fine art gallery is contained within the store and displays traditional and contemporary works that are available for purchase, including delicate paper sculptures, jaw-dropping paintings, and even art pieces made from colorful insects from all over the world. Beautiful handcrafted jewelry, intricately beaded bags and purses, and gorgeous star quilts are just some of the other items that would make great presents for your loved ones back home. Educational gifts, such as books covering Native American history, language, and culture, are also available and make an ideal gift for those on your list that are continually seeking out enriching cultural experiences.
Black Hills Gold Outlet
Head over to the Black Hills Gold Outlet on Mt. Rushmore Road to look through their extensive collection of stunning rings, bracelets, and other Black Hills Gold jewelry that is sure to make your loved one’s eyes sparkle. As South Dakota’s official jewelry since 1988, Black Hills Gold is made right here in the area and features gold in brilliant pink and green hues. A visit to Black Hills Gold Outlet is a must if you want to take home some stunning Black Hills Gold jewelry without breaking the bank.
A stop into Prairie Berry, a winery located just outside of Hill City, is a must if your gift list includes wine aficionados. They offer a diverse selection of wines to suit any palate, from the deep, plum taste of 3Rednecks, a cabernet sauvignon, to the semi-sweet Gold Digger, a pear-flavored pinot gris. If you’re having a hard time narrowing down which of the 18 delicious varieties of wine to purchase, Prairie Berry’s Gen5 Wine Club allows your gift recipient to taste a new selection of four wines every three months. Two Gen5 club options are available: Gen5 Sweet, containing sweet and semi-sweet wines, and Gen5 Mix, a great pick for those who love all wines, from dry to sweet. Don’t forget to pick up an extra bottle to savor while you’re wrapping holiday presents!
Mostly Chocolates’ decadent truffles, delicious fudge, and other gourmet chocolates and treats make a great addition to a Prairie Berry wine gift basket, or stand out on their own as an indulgence anybody with a sweet tooth will love. Only the best ingredients are used to craft their delectable chocolates, which are a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Browse their selection of gift boxes containing an assortment of treats, or create a custom box suited just for your loved one.
Dahl’s Chainsaw Art
Watch as pieces of wood get meticulously carved into eagles, bears, and even Ninja Turtles at this unusual art gallery, located in Hill City. Jarrett Dahl uses a chainsaw to sculpt his extraordinary works of art that are on display and for sale, and even takes requests so that you can have a sculpture made that is truly one-of-a-kind. Make sure to pay a visit to this gallery to find a gift you can’t get anywhere else, as well as an unparalleled art experience for yourself.
Shop local while on your stay in Rapid City for a fun, easy day of crossing names off of your holiday list. And while you’re at it, make sure to pamper yourself by snagging a few treats of your own!