YPN Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season but want to shop local? Well you are in for a treat! We have compiled many options for every person on your list! From the book lover to the ones in your life needing a serious pampering, get your shopping done early and take advantage of local deals from these businesses!
FOR THE AVID READER
South Bend is lucky to have some amazing local bookstores to choose from in this category! Griffon Books and Games is a great choice because on top of the huge selection of books they carry, they also have a ton of board games to choose from! For the children in your life, The Brain Lair has a ton of books specially curated just for kids. Need some book inspiration? Check out the YPN Question of the month section below! We have some great book recommendations listed there. Once you pick your new favorite book, plan on stopping by the newly opened Half Price Books in Mishawaka! Friday they will be running a special for 20% off AND the first 100 book-lovers through the door receive a tote bag and a $5 gift card. One lucky person will receive a $100!
FOR THE COFFEE CONNOISSEUR
Want a gift that keeps the energy flowing right into the New Year? Try Embassy Coffee Company in Goshen. This new place has such a special feel and the coffee is always amazing. Pick up a gift card and treat them to a coffee experience. If Goshen is a little far for you, no fear, there is always the staple to the South Bend Region available right around the corner. Run in to pick up a specialty blend from the South Bend Chocolate Café located downtown South Bend on Michigan St. They have so many different flavors, treats and candies that you might have a hard time not getting a gift for yourself!
FOR THE ASPIRING ARTIST
MAKE SOUTH BEND offers all sorts of classes and workshops that would be a perfect gift for someone looking for a new creative outlet. Try anything from knitting a scarf and making jewelry to pour painting and calligraphy. Feel free to grab gift cards and/or items for sale right inside their doors! Looking for an experience for you AND a friend? Wine and Canvas is always a great option for a really fun and artsy night out!
FOR THE SPORTS FAN
Hammes Bookstore located on the Notre Dame campus not only has textbooks for the students but also is also packed full of apparel and gifts. Literally anything you can think of with a Notre Dame logo, this store has it! Perfect for all the Fighting Irish on your list. Looking for outdoor sports gifts? Outpost Sports has many options for you and your favorite person, but this Friday, you can save up to 25% off select gifts and items! The earlier you show up, the more you save.
FOR THE FOODIE
Insomnia Cookies located at 2130 South Bend Ave., South Bend, is perfect for the person with a sweet tooth in your life! Get a selection of every single flavor. They will absolutely melt in your mouth. Another SWEET option is Love & Macarons! This young professional provides delicious desserts for all occasions. Specialties include French macarons, cakes, tarts, and candies. Friday Love & Macs will have a Black Friday launch at Ironhand Winery from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Buy a glass of wine and get a free mini macaron! Have someone who prefers salt to sugar? No worries there, Oh Mamma’s located on Mishawaka Ave., is an amazing place to pick up specialty meats and cheeses for the holidays! Get your holiday party platter there without any stress or worry. The Ragamuffin creates wholesome baked goods while promoting a sense of community committed to using all-local ingredients. Pies, cookies, croissants, apple pear cranberry turnovers and molten caramel chocolate chip cookies are just a few of the favorites. Be sure to get your order in for December holiday parties and gifts now!
FOR THE ONE WHO LOVES TO GET PAMPERED
DeNolf’s Barbershop is a brand new but totally old-school barber shop located in downtown South Bend. They offer the coolest looking gift cards in town. Treat the guy in your life to a special close-razor shave or a beard trim. They have special evening and weekend hours to accommodate the professional in your life needing a trim. Looking for special massage and spa packages? Therapeutic Indulgence is a great place to find all that and more. Their Black Friday deals include 20% off gift cards, and discounted retail and BOGO 50% off select items including DoTerra essential oils. Don’t let your favorite person start the year stressed out. Another relaxation destination is Woodhouse Day Spa in Granger. This is a great option for a couple’s massage or even a chance to spoil your employees with gift cards. Call and ask about their corporate pricing!
FOR THE FASHION LOVER
Talk about options!! Cambria Boutique located in the Emporium Building in South Bend is offering 20% off for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. On top of that they will be doing gift card giveaways, so you can also get yourself something fun! Pink Pineapple Boutique in Granger is also a great choice for the trendiest of fashions and unique options. Stocked with Spanx, Comfort Colors, and many more, you won’t go wrong spoiling your someone special here. Another option in Granger is Satori Boutique. Satori specializes in unique apparel, jewelry and accessories. Your fashion-forward gift recipient will surely love any item or gift card from any of these locations.
FOR THE HOME DÉCOR LOVER
Ten Thousand Villages Mishawaka will have a BOGO 50% off sale on jewelry and ornaments on Black Friday. They have so many one-of-a-kind options sure to stun and wow…not to mention they are a fair-trade business providing jobs and opportunities for people around the world. Board and Brush is another great local option! Buy a gift card and treat them to a truly unique experience of building and painting their own perfect home décor item. Perfect for someone who might be picky about their home décor, they get to customize their piece to their specific tastes! Friday they are even doing a family friendly Black Friday class with special drawings and prizes. The House of Andala Lamp Shoppe in South Bend is also a great choice! Have a custom piece built specifically for someone you love. Making lamps from camera parts and tripods, old chandeliers, or even from a blow torch is just scratching the surface on what they like to create for their clients.