First Friday Event

Candlelight Shopping Event December 2, 5-8 pm

Oh Happy DaysJoin us First Friday for our annual Candlelight Shopping Event.  We’ll light candles galore to add festive ambiance to your shopping experience.  Sip hot spiced cider, visit with friends, share laughter and good times while getting special items checked off your holiday list.  Be sure to check out our handcrafted jewelry by Jeff McKenzie, Michael Michaud, and J & I for the special people on your list!

Gather Round

IMG_3634On this mild November day, I am preparing to think of thanksgiving and peace.  As the sun sinks lower on the horizon, I am reminded of how the light bends and falls at this time of year, of the glorious sunrises and sunsets, of the moon, edging ever so close to the earth in this, of all years.  I am reminded of our continuing need to support each other, to allow wounds to heal, to be still, to listen.  I hope you can take time out from all that is busy to tune in to what is around you, to offer kindness, to love and be loved.

As the seasons change, so does If Only.  The staff enjoys preparing for this time of year and over the past week, they have transformed the store into a holiday delight.  The items in the 2016 Holiday Collection will make you feel at home.  I invite you in to our If Only home.  It is created for you.

Read Martha's Diary

My Name is Martha

IMG_2504My name is Martha and I stand by the entrance of If Only…a fine store greeting everyone who enters and those who pass on the street or sidewalk.
I’m on the street during the hours the store is open, rain or shine, 90 degrees or 45 below zero.  I’ve become a Fairbanks icon!  In 2006, I received the Visitor Ambassador of the Year Golden Heart Award from the Fairbanks Downtown Association.  I see and hear a lot, and people from all over the world have their photo taken with me.

Compliments of If Only…

We aim to make shopping at If Only…a fine store a stellar experience. We provide complimentary packing and shipping at your request. You pay only the postage and insurance.

Upon your purchase of wrapping paper from our exquisite paper selections, we provide complimentary wrapping services and ribbon for your package.

We are happy to provide a private shopping experience for your club, organization, or office. Call us to schedule a time. We also provide personal service for weddings, special events, and information on pens and inks by special arrangement or appointment.