From gorgeous, one-of-a-kind crafts to delicious, homemade treats, a variety of wonderful products are created right here in Wyoming. Check out this sampling of gift and souvenir ideas and browse more than 250 foods, crafts, home décor items and more at www.wyomingfirst.org.
Table Mountain Vineyards
Wine in Wyoming? Yup, and really good wine at that. The grapes, raspberries and other ingredients are all grown in Wyoming, where the soil and growing conditions help create unique, delicious flavors.
Lucy’s Sheep Camp
When you pick up Wyoming’s most colorful yarn, you also get a chance to take a gander at the pampered Teeswater and Rambouillet sheep who made it. Billie Jo Norsworthy, whose family has been ranching on Copper Mountain for generations, hand colors all the wool with natural plant dyes that have names like robin’s egg blue, Aztec gold and turkey red.
Champagne truffles, chocolate-dipped marshmallows and mini Devil’s Towers made of Belgian chocolate and filled with cream make Meeteetse Chocolatier one of the busiest stops in this tiny town. The delectables are handmade by Tim Kellogg, a northern Wyoming local whose initial goal of raising money for a new bronc saddle has long been surpassed.
Chugwater Chili Corp.
The six-spice chili concoction that put Chugwater on the map is also the Wyoming State Championship Chili Recipe. In 1982, five local farm and ranch families bought the recipe to make it available to everyone. Today, those who pass through town can stop in for a tub of the original blend as well as other products, such as dips and jellies, derived from it.
John Frechette’s handmade wearable art can be found at MADE, a Jackson store he’s devoted to selling the works of more than 50 other artists. His personal Strapped Belts line includes unique belt buckles, earrings, cufflinks, pendants and tableware, all made from colorful fused glass. The Wyoming flag belt buckle is a souvenir you can’t leave the state without.