BLACK FRIDAY CULINARY GIFT IDEAS
If you live in the Flathead Valley area, one of the best places to buy a culinary gift is T.J. Max. They sell everything from glassware to candles. The store sells primarily clothes, but along the back wall culinary items abound at fantastic prices. Name brand high quality cookware in the latest designs is available at super prices. It is definitely worth looking at what this store has to offer. They don’t sell junk and they are located on Hwy. 93 North just outside of Kalispell.
Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday 11a.m. to 8 p. pm.
Another good place to shop on Black Friday is Costco located just north of Kalispell. If you’re looking for a gift for a baker, this is where to shop. The huge bags of walnuts and pecans and even pounds of butter would make a great gift for the baker on your Black Friday list. Costco has marvelous prices for practical items like this.
Costco’s hours of operation are:
Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A culinary gift which is very appreciated but often over-looked is spices or herbs or real vanilla. The spices and herbs are so much fresher than the pre-packaged products available in a typical grocery store. Culinary experts will tell you there is a huge difference!
The place to buy these things is at the local health food stores located in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Columbia Falls. In these tough economic times an ounce or less of high quality spice can be purchased for very little at a health food store. Small decorative jars are available everywhere. Just add the spice, a touch of ribbon and voila! a thoughtful culinary gift can be created – cheaply.
The health food stores in the Flathead are open six days a week (Mon-Sat) from 8:30.m. – 7:00 p.m.