Looking for holiday gift ideas and unique one of a kind places to shop in Lafayette-West Lafayette? Local shops offer holiday cheer and the perfect gift or compliment to a holiday party! Shop local and support local businesses! Check out this list of unique holiday gift ideas from our recent holiday family shopping day out exploring the community! These are the awesome purchases:

Boutiques/Gift Shops

Artists Own

Design Nook

Specialty Stores

  • A new camera from Camera Outfitters for my husband who loves photography
  • My nephews are really into records. Stopped by Black Wax Records, and JL Records to find the perfect record to fit their musical style
  • "Trimming the Tree" candles from Flora Candle Co. for teachers' holiday thank you's
  • Hoosier Candle Co. scented soy wax melts as extra stocking stuffers
  • A set of romance novels from Main Street Books for my mom
  • Hodson’s Bay Company has so many bicycle gift ideas. We picked a bike rack for my husband as we purchased him a bike from Hodson's for his birthday in June and the bike didn't have a kick stand
  • Halsema Custom Crafts does custom woodwork and refinishing and we had an antique side table refinished
  • A guitar case for my son who is just learning to play the guitar at McGuire Music and Sound
  • A small house plant from Green Leaf Botanicals for my 85 year old neighbor to brighten up her home
  • A Pokemon Pop Funko for my son from Infinity Toys & Collectibles
  • My son has a really cool Cleary bike from Virtuous Cycles, so we purchased some fun gear (helmet, water bottle and bell) to go with it
  • Watches are the way to my husband's heart, and we picked out a fabulous Citizen's watch for him at Trifecta Watches

Candy Stores

McCord Candies

Clothing Stores

  • Handcrafted, vintage-inspired hand warmers and hats for my daughter (and myself!) from French Knot
  • A cute romper to wear on our spring break vacation from Dawson & Daisy
  • Two Tulips had the cutest child’s Purdue cheerleader outfit. I purchased one for one of my girlfriends who just found out she was having a girl
  • A vintage Purdue sweatshirt from Rags to Riches for my father in-law
  • My sister is literally a fashion trendsetter so to get her clothing is almost impossible, but a trip to Maren and More was perfect as we found her a fabulous set of jean capris and crop top and jacket
  • Purdue t-shirt for my brother in-law, a Purdue Grad, at Follett's Purdue Bookstore
  • I must confess! I purchased the most fashionable outfit from Boutique LoriAnn and a "yes she can" sign from Scout for myself!

Boutique LoriAnn Scout

Local Grocery Stores

Rose MarketRose Market Donut Holiday Tree

Oh, I love the holidays! The holidays are a time to be merry. Please share your favorite shops and purchases in Lafayette-West Lafayette on our social sites and tag #homeofpurdue!

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