You know how our hours get a little funky each January? How we take a little break, and because, you know, it’s January in Alaska? Well, this is the breakdown for this year! 


While our fearless leader runs off for a little r&r, awesome shopgirl Jackie will be holding down the fort! 

Regular non-holiday hours – Tuesday to Saturday 11-6 (closed Sunday & Monday) – resume in February. But note we are still here 7 days a week until January 15th! Stop by and say hi!

I know…I know…It’s only September. But that holiday season is screaming towards us like a freight train and we want to make sure you’re ready for the annual Handmade Holiday Gift Swap! Woo hoo!!

If you haven’t joined us for one before, the rules are simple….Bring a wrapped handcrafted gift (it can be made by you or someone else, but it must be handmade) worth approximately $50. Now, we know it’s hard to gauge the value of a handmade item…so use your best guestimating skills. We want this to be as fair as possible so please keep in mind that many people will spend hours and hours on their gifts – a dozen cookies won’t add up and we don’t want anyone to feel like they lost out. (If baking is your thing, make it a basket! Cookies, jams, breads…).

The date is to be determined, so this is just a heads up. But get started or get thinking…It’s always a ton of fun with snacks and bubbly.

** Not in town? No worries!!! You can always mail your gift and we will mail your swap item back to you!! **

No kiddos please.

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It may seem early to be talking about holiday gifts, but definitely not when you’re talking about the annual Bella Boutique Handcrafted Holiday Swap! It has been so much fun in years past, that we just can’t wait to do it again.

How it works: Bring a wrapped item worth no more than $50 retail (use your best guesstimating skills) that has been handmade/crafted. It doesn’t necessarily need to be made by you, but definitely handmade in some way. Jams and jellies from the farmers market with a loaf of homemade bread? Hand spun yarn? A scarf you knit yourself? The sky is the limit! Your wrapped gift will be placed on a table and numbers will be drawn for folks to one at a time pick the package they like. After everyone has chosen a gift, they are unwrapped, the maker unmasked, and you are more than welcome to swap or steal as you please. It’s a lot of fun with munchies and bubbly. So start working on your swap item now! The swap is right around the corner:

When: Sunday December 8th, 2012  6 – 8ish

Where: Bella Boutique, 2601 Spenard Rd (between N. Lights and Fireweed), Anchorage

Who: 18 and over please. Sorry, no kiddos.

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Feel free to RSVP on the Facebook event page!