A Little Birdie Told Me

Santa’s techy elves are following Eagle Magazine’s Twitter feed to find all things nice this holiday season.

By Liza Long

Looking for the perfect gift? Want to buy local? Well, if you live in Eagle, Idaho you’ve got plenty of options. Follow our Twitter #GiftGuide to find the perfect present for all the nice people on your list.


FusionGlass-webFusion Glass Studio 

@FusionsIdaho where artists of all ages and abilities make their #handmade world beautiful through multi-colored glass

Fusions Glass Studio is a place to learn, shop, and create with kiln glass. They teach classes for everyone from beginners to budding Chihuly’s and offer simple walk-in projects as well. The studio also represents the work of over 20 local artists, creates custom work, and features a different Northwest artist in its gallery space every month. Shop Local or make local this season! Give the gift of making – take a class, gift a class, or drop in anytime to make a walk-in glass project.

Fusions Glass Studio

135 N. 2nd Street

(208) 938-1055

HYPERLINK “http://www.fusions-idaho.com/” \t “_blank” \o “http://www.fusions-idaho.com CTRL + Click to follow link”www.fusions-idaho.com

FB – FusionsGlassStudio

Twitter – @FusionsIdaho


Idaho Martial Arts martial_web

@IDMartialArts gift certificates put a #kick back in your step this holiday season

Give the gift of fitness with Idaho Martial Arts’ positive and exciting Karate Kickstart Program for only $99. Six weeks of karate classes are taught by professional, certified instructors. New students receive a free uniform. Earn your first belt through Idaho Martial Arts, which has 16 years of success in Eagle. Fitness with a Purpose!

1580 E. State St., Ste. 102

(208) 863-3673
HYPERLINK “http://www.idahomartialarts.com/” \t “_blank”www.IdahoMartialArts.com
Facebook – Idaho Martial Arts
Twitter – @IDMartialArts


Mill-Park-Publishing-webMill Park Publishing 

@AmbroseElaine Eagle’s own award-winning Mill Park Publishing decks halls and stuffs #stockings with sassy #local women authors!

Mill Park Publishing is Eagle’s own national award-winning publisher, owned by Elaine Ambrose, acclaimed author and blogger at Midlife Cabernet. For local deliveries, Elaine is offering a free bottle of wine with a total purchase over $75 until December 31. Stuff all your stockings with award-winning books by local women authors and a sassy 2014 calendar featuring Elaine’s words of wisdom for just $12.95.

Email: HYPERLINK “mailto:elaine@millparkpublishing.com”elaine@millparkpublishing.com

HYPERLINK “http://www.millparkpublishing.com/”www.MillParkPublishing.com.
Facebook – Mill Park Publishing
Twitter – @AmbroseElaine


Second AvenueSecondAve2-web

@SecondAvenueEagle #Boma sterling and gemstone #jewelry puts a sparkle in her eye this season.

Second Avenue is excited to introduce The Boma Jewelry Collection for gift giving this holiday season! The Boma Collection is inspired by today’s fashion trends, drawing from the rich tradition of sterling silver classics and colorful organic gemstones. Simplify your life with one stop shopping at Second Avenue. Shop our unique selection of gifts, greeting cards, and holiday decor!

222 E. State St., Ste. A
(208) 938-4383

HYPERLINK “http://www.shopsecondavenue.com”www.shopsecondavenue.com

Facebook – HYPERLINK “http://facebook.com/secondavenueeagle” \t “_blank”secondavenueeagle

Twitter – @SecondAvenueEagle


Vila-1_webVilla Lifestyles 

@VillaDecorBoise stuffs her stocking with vintage-styled @wardhooperart original #Bronco tee or under the tree blinged #Vandal denim jacket

For fabulous fan fashions, Villa Lifestyles is your destination. The store carries both Bronco and Vandal fan-wear, and also works with seven sororities. A percentage of each sale goes back to the organization. They can custom-design logo tees and other items for high schools and organizations. For fans with a sense of style, Villa Lifestyles provides fan fashion couture.

228 E. Plaza St.

(208) 938-6062


Facebook – VillaDecorDesign
Twitter – @VillaDecorBoise


Eagle Vision OneEagle-Vision-1-web

@eaglevision1 the #PROOF of her love is in the recycled #skateboard wood #sunglasses @iwantproof

Eagle Vision One is proud to serve the Eagle community’s vision and eyewear needs. We’re also your local contact for the season’s coolest handcrafted shades and frames from local Idaho company, Proof Eyeware. Started by three brothers in an Eagle garage in 2010, Proof is proud to use sustainable materials and practices, exemplified by their signature sunglasses made from upcycled skateboard decks. Be a smart Santa: use your end-of-year flexible spending account for some stylish new frames!

408 S. Eagle Rd. #100

(208) 939-2773

HYPERLINK “http://www.eaglevisionone.com”www.eaglevisionone.com

Twitter – @eaglevision1


LARSON-frame-photos-009-webFiner Frames 

@FinerFramesID preserve a memory this holiday season by giving a #gift to last a lifetime. 

Treasure this holiday with a shadowbox carefully designed and constructed to preserve a piece of family history, sport memorabilia or other treasured mementos. Our award-wining designers at Finer Frames are trained in preservation framing and will create a one-of-a kind gift that will last a lifetime.

164 E State St. Ste. B

(208) 888-9898

HYPERLINK “http://www.finerframes.com/” \t “_blank”www.finerframes.com

Facebook – Finer Frames

Twitter – @FinerFramesID


My Masterpiece Parties  martialarts_web

@MyArtParties give the gift of fun #art, not fine art, with gift certificates to My Masterpiece Parties, LLC

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” My Masterpiece Parties could not agree more. Their painting classes are fun art, not fine art! Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush, instructors walk you through the process step-by-step to make your own painting that’s ready to display. Whether it’s a date night, girl’s night, birthday or anniversary celebration, you can come eat, drink and be creative at the Treasure Valley’s only BYO paint & party place!

603 East State St.

(208) 631-4134

HYPERLINK “http://www.mymasterpieceparties.com/” \t “_blank”www.MyMasterpieceParties.com

Facebook – My Masterpiece Parties

Twitter – @MyArtParties


RubyLou2-webRubyLou Boutique 

@RubyLouStyle dishes up the good stuff with whimsical tableware from #PIP

Who is PIP? She’s a Dutch artist who believes in creating “happy products for happy people.” Her whimsical, colorful designs grace porcelain dishes and table linens at Ruby Lou Boutique in Eagle. Who is Ruby Lou? Owner Louise Russell loves to outfit her clients head to toe in style, and she is thrilled to add PIP products to her already eclectic and delightful mix of clothing, scarves, jewelry, and home products.

164 E. State St.

(208) 939-8757

HYPERLINK “http://www.shoprubylou.com”www.shoprubylou.com

Facebook: Ruby Lou Clothing Boutique
Twitter: @RubyLouStyle


Simmons Fine JewelrySimmons-web

 @SimmonsFJ puts #bling on her finger, bells on her toes, and love in her heart #EngageIdaho

For the woman who makes your heart skip a beat, give her the most exquisite gift this year: Hearts On Fire, the world’s most perfectly cut diamond! Perfectly engaging, perfectly timeless rings, pictured starting at $4,500.00. Find a large selection exclusively at Simmons Fine Jewelry, where Idaho gets engaged.

Simmons Fine Jewelry

1220 N. Olive Ave.

(208) 888-2799

HYPERLINK “http://www.simmonsfinejewelry.com”www.simmonsfinejewelry.com

Facebook – Simmons Fine Jewelry

Twitter – @SimmonsFJ



@RiceEagle Thai meets west in a sumptuous #FusionCuisine explosion in downtown Eagle

Give the gift of a fine dining experience right outside your door. Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine serves up delicious Thai-inspired fusion food, paired with 16 taps, Asian beer and sake, premium wines, and handcrafted cocktails. This holiday season, they are offering a $35 gift certificate for just $30.

228 E. Plaza St.

(208) 939-2595
HYPERLINK “http://www.riceeagle.com/” \t “_blank”http://www.riceeagle.com/

Facebook – Rice Eagle

Twitter – @RiceEagle


Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe YeOldeSweets2-web

@YeOldeSweets Visions of #DreamChocolate #organic #huckleberry bars are dancing in our heads!

From nostalgic treats to organic sweets, Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe in the heart of downtown Eagle can make everyone’s sugarplum dreams come true! Look for creative stocking stuffers, or bring a unique treat to a holiday work party. If you’re craving candy, chances are good you’ll find something to satisfy you. It’s also a Toys for Tots drop off spot.

99 E. State St. (The old Eagle Hotel)

(208) 938-2639

HYPERLINK “http://www.yeoldesweetshoppe.net”www.yeoldesweetshoppe.net
Facebook – Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe Eagle

Twitter – @YeOldeSweets


AthletesFoot2-webThe Athlete’s Foot 

@AthletesFootID @SoleusRunning watches wrap up nicely under the tree, keep #runners on time and in style.

The Athlete’s Foot is Eagle’s store by runners, for runners. Using the patented Fit Print system, they can help you find the right shoe for your specific needs. And they also carry accessories, including Soleus watches, an Austin, Texas based company that makes timing devices good enough to keep even Santa Claus on schedule.
228 E. Plaza Dr. Ste. J

(208) 939-6757
Facebook – The Athletes Foot Eagle Idaho

Twitter – @AthletesFootID


What is Twitter?

Twitter is a free social media platform that allows you to share real time information and follow friends and businesses. As Shakespeare said, “Brevity is the soul of wit;” Tweets (status updates) are limited to 140 characters. Your Twitter feed can become your own “personalized” virtual newspaper. Eagle Magazine encourages readers to follow Eagle businesses and build on-line support for our amazing local community!









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