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I am the OP, and can’t believe cruise is just 10 days away!!! I want to buy my future SIL an ULU knife... should I also get the bowl or plate with it? Where is the best place to buy, and what is a fair price?


Ulu knives are a bit trickier than other knives to use. The bowl is a nice touch, especially if someone is going to use it mainly as a chopper, for rolling cuts it is kind of annoying.


Price for a basic Ulu is going to be cheap, if you want something really nice though you can actually get her something with a custom handle. Price range is anywhere from $50 on up depending on the material and carving. DW found a nice horn one she liked that fit her hand well in a small shop in Juneau called Caribou Crossing, 100% local artists, and checking prices at other places for similar it came up a little less money at $80. A lot more than the basic but beautiful work and came with a matching horn stand the it sits in on the counter.

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Definitely stop in Bearhead Photography in Skagway! It's on the corner before Skagway Brewing. The photos are gorgeous and if Barrett's around, he's interesting to talk to. I also second Annabelle's in Ketchikan, the seafood chowder was good too, along with the Dungeness crab!


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I haven't been to Bearhead Photography yet, but I've shared the link so many times I think I've sold more calendars then the store. I can't wait to go there.

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I buy magnets everywhere I go. I know, I know, made in China. But, I have a whole display of them and I love seeing all the places I've been. Other than that I'm prone to t-shirts and sweatshirts.


However, I also like to get jewelry. Earrings mostly, sometimes rings. And I try to get locally made. In Ketchikan there is a jewelry store on Creek Street. Pretty sure it's local. I bought a ring there with little gold nuggets and it's the only piece of jewelry I wear every day. I really love it. So, in Ketchikan, I always head straight to that store.


In Juneau it's the Alaskan Fudge store for sure. Of course, the souvenirs I buy there don't last til I get home.


Since I've been a few times I don't need any more magnets or sweatshirts. I don't need jewelry either but that's another story. Anyway those puzzles sure look interesting. I think I'll check out that store.


Hi, I agree with Blondilu, I buy magnets too. Used to work with this lady, wherever I cruised to, I would bring her a magnet, I would buy myself t shirts, but they would wear out. So now, I buy magnets, they are covering the refrigerator & freezer, also got a bag full on the floor next to the frig.

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Wonderful Thread ! So great to hear about the best places to visit for goodies ! Looking forward to our trip on Solstice on June 29!

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