Rhonda runs an eclectic shop, with books, clothing, beads, internet lounge, phone cards, and local art. This is a neat place.
What to buy: Besides cards and gifts, Travelers often want to get phone cards to call home cheaply. The experts at the Treasury will guide you through the hidden costs and fees to get the right product.
Get the best in sports paraphernalia and hip-hop fashion at Bases Loaded down by St Paul's Harbor. While you suck on a cool Otter Pop or an icy cola and glance through the latest in urban sports apparel (including T-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, shoes and ball caps), you can hear the latest gossip about town and the island by talking to the owner, our very own herzog63. Expect him to show you every nuance of Kodiak hospitality, but don't expect him to give up tips on the best fishing spots.
What to buy: Professional sportswear is the main inventory at Bases Loaded, but other sports accessories and collectibles are also available.
It's 3am, you've just been kicked out of the Mecca (see my other tips if you don't already know about the Mecca) and you are hankering for a liquid takeout to cap the night off. Where do you go? To Safeway Liquor! Available to Fisherman, Coasties and imported drinkers alike, they are your one stop, short distance stumble from the local bars!
What to pay: Expect to pay and arm and a leg: thank god you are self medicated enough not to care.
This is a neat store, besides footwear, there is some wonderful jackets to keep you warm. One thing I like about Kodiak is that the shops have wonderful signs to welcome you. So keep your eyes open. No gaudy light filled plastic. Real artwork.
Ben is a big supporter of music in Schools, and his store is full of wonderful gifts. Besides a music shop, there are kitchen and bath items and many surprises.
What to buy: This Kodiak Tapestry is very high quality and is a wonderful keepsake of your visit, and it will keep you warm if you are not used to Alaskan nights.
Get your knitting and cross-stitch supplies. They have lot's of fabric and other supplies. They specialize in quilt making and sponsor quilt making classes from time to time!
This is a picture of the Kodiak Mall which is a horse-shoe shaped area. There are a few small shops where you can pick up the usual tourist stuff and some nicer gifts too.
If you arrive in season, feel free to go down to the boat harbors and try to buy fish directly from the commercial fisherman. You might even be able to trade fresh salmon for beer, or baked goods!
Normans always has an interesting selection of gifts, from ivory cribbage boards and art to fish plates.
What to buy: Cook your fish on wood!! Fish cooking planks add a real flavor to your fresh Alaskan food.
Bases Loaded carries a Great Selection of Kodiak Hats and T-Shirts.
What to buy: Souvenir T-Shirts and Hats
What to pay: $15.99 for a real good quality hat!