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You don’t have to get on a plane to purchase the perfect Alaska gift for your loved ones. Aunt Phil’s Trunk has scoured the internet to find authentic Alaska gift ideas for the whole family. Whether you are shopping for someone who is planning to travel to Alaska, an Alaskan who recently moved and misses the last frontier, or someone who simply loves this great state, we’ve got you covered!
This gift box trio of premium wild Alaska smoked sockeye, coho, and pink salmon from SeaBear Smokehouse will be shipped directly from their smokehouse to your loved one. This delicious fish is vacuum-sealed and shelf-stable for up to four years until the pack is opened. It makes a wonderful gift for a hiker, camper, or anyone who wants to enjoy wild-caught fish at home from Alaska at home. Visit SeaBear Smokehouse store to shop their gift boxes.
Ulu and Cutting Board Set
The ulu is an all-purpose knife that has been used by Alaska Natives for centuries. It’s the perfect tool for skinning and cutting fish, chopping vegetables, slicing pizza, and more. This handmade Inupiat-style ulu is made of birch wood and stainless steel. This particular gift set received excellent reviews on Amazon, however; one reviewer recommended purchasing a sheath to go with the knife because it is quite sharp. Stop by Amazon to purchase this gift set from The Ulu Company.
Alaska Sourdough Starter Gift Set
Give a piece of Alaska to that special baker in your life. The Sourdough Cookery Kit includes a handmade sourdough pot from Doin’It Alaska Style, an autographed copy of Sourdough Cookery cookbook written by me (Laurel Downing Bill), a sourdough starter from my great-grandfather that dates back to 1896 Hope, Alaska, a wooden spoon and a jug of birch syrup from Kahiltna Birchworks of Talkeetna, Alaska, for the first batch of sourdough pancakes made from this gold-rush starter. Learn more about the Sourdough Cookery gift set here.
A classic Alaska souvenir is a locally made, hand-carved totem pole. Alaska Natives traditionally created totem poles to symbolize the values, traditions, and history of a community or to tell stories passed down from generation to generation. This Ketchikan totem pole titled Eagle Boy was carved by artist Patrick Seal. You can purchase this and many other handmade Alaskan gifts here.
Alaska Airlines Playset
Do you need a gift for a little one who is planning to hop on a plane and visit Alaska for the first time? This Alaska Airlines playset makes a fun gift that will make your little traveler even more excited for the upcoming flight. The set includes an aircraft, ground service vehicles, and assorted signs. Visit the Classic Toys website to purchase this and other Alaska-theme toys straight from Anchorage.
I Love Alaska Mug
This I Love Alaska Mug is available in both 11- and 15-ounce sizes. We offer dozens of designs to represent your love of Alaska, including this lovely shot of Denali. Made of white ceramic, this mug is dishwasher and microwave-safe. You can see all of the design options at www.etsy.com/AuntPhilsTrunk
I hope that you enjoyed this list of authentic Alaska gifts. Take a moment to visit the websites on this list and support Alaska businesses. If you are looking for more gift ideas, consider sharing Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series with your loved ones.