The holidays are right around the corner! There are plenty of local options for you to find the perfect something for everyone on your list. The problem is knowing where to look! The YPN Hidden Gem Holiday has you covered with options for the foodie, book lover, artsy friend and so much more.
Whether you need a gift set for the foodie on your list or need something to bring to the office holiday party, consider Yoder's Meat and Cheese in Shipshewana or Macri's Italian Bakery in South Bend. If you know someone who loves to cook or someone who is just getting started in the kitchen, purchase a gift card for them to sharpen their culinary skills at Martin's School of Cooking at Martin's Super Markets. They have classes for all ages. If the foodie on your list loves trying local restaurants while supporting a great nonprofit, purchase them a gift card from South Bend Brew Werks where they support Neighborhood Resource Network, La Casa de Amistad and The Music Village.
Know someone who can't put down a good book? Look no further than Idle Hours Bookshop and Griffon Bookstore both located in South Bend. If you want to travel to find a good book, check out The Next Chapter Bookseller & Buffalo Street Emporium in Warsaw.
We all know someone who can't get by without their morning coffee. There are some great regional coffee shops that will keep your coffee lover awake all daylong. Get them a gift card or coffee set to the French Press in Plymouth, Culver Coffee Co. in Culver or Little Black Dog 101 in Mishawaka. If you know someone who wants their fresh cup of coffee while supporting their neighbors in need, head over to Chicory Café and pick up a bag of SOUL Coffee which is roasted by Bendix Coffee and proceeds go to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
There are plenty of gifts to purchase for the art lover in your life. If they enjoy the theatre, consider purchasing them tickets to a show at South Bend Civic Theatre, the Morris Performing Arts Center, the Lerner Theatre or the Round Barn Theatre. If drawing or painting is for them, consider purchasing a class at South Bend Museum of Art, Make South Bend, or Heartland Artist Galleries.
End the year by dressing to impress and purchase the fashion lover in your life a new outfit. There are hundreds of stores in Northern Indiana that have the most up-to-date styles. Check out Diva in Culver, Inspire Me in South Bend and Snyder's Men's Shop in Granger or Goshen. Because of you, your fashion lover will steal the spotlight at all the holiday and New Year's Eve parties.
In the cold winter months, sometimes your space needs to be refreshed. Those who love updating their home décor will love Indiana Rug Company in Mishawaka, 820 Antique in Elkhart, or South Bend Woodworks in South Bend. Give them a gift that keeps on giving by buying a custom-made home décor gift from Goodwill Rocks to change the lives of those seeking employment in our community.