Nothing makes a trip more special or unique than bringing home something awesome from your favorite trip! Alaska is one of my favorite places to travel in the world due to the animals you can encounter and the untouched beauty of the state! When I travel, I look for unique and authentic merchandise to bring home! When I was at Icy Strait Point, the place for me that I recommend the most would be Brenner’s Fine Clothing and Gifts!
The shop, which was opened in 1967 is a third-generation store that is owned and operated by Stephanie and her husband and showcases some of the most unique and beautiful gifts that I have seen at a port of call!
What sets this place apart you ask? Well First, I was attracted to their knives! The knives were made from different materials such as fossilized walrus ivory from Lawrence Island which is located in the heart of the Bering Sea in Alaska! These handles are fabricated by Stephanie’s husband and teamed up with local knife maker artisans from Alaska to really bring home not only the beauty of these hand-crafted knives but also support local companies and families in the Hoonah Alaska community!
These knives pair top-quality materials, handmade craftsman skills, and family history to the community that calls Icy Strait Point their home! I have to say, that I am eyeing some of their killer knives and quality Ulus.
Ladies, you know I can’t forget you! Not only do they have a great selection of awesome clothing but also handmade jewelry from Walrus Ivory found at the same location as the knife handles above!
No matter what you are looking for, make sure you support locals when you travel! They are the heart and soul of the community and the money goes directly to supporting themselves and their families! Make sure when you go to Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska on your next trip, get something authentic and unique from my friends at Brenner’s Fine Clothing & Gifts!