Local shops offer holiday cheer and the perfect gift or compliment to a holiday party! Looking for holiday gift ideas in Lafayette-West Lafayette? Shop local and support local businesses! Check out this list of unique holiday gift ideas from our recent holiday family shopping!

This past Saturday I spent the day with my daughter shopping for the perfect gifts while also picking up some much needed items for our family Christmas this year. We are hosting my sister and her family for a small family dinner, and I picked up some delicious food items as well! I got all our Christmas shopping done at local shops and I feel so thankful I have everyone crossed off my family's list. I would like to share my fun and unique buys, and maybe it will inspire you to head out and finish your shopping at our great local businesses. And remember, shop and support local! These are the awesome purchases:

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  • Candy Canes for everyone’s stockings from McCord Candies
  • A clay baking dish for my Aunt Sally, the baker of the family, from the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
  • A new camera from Camera Outfitters for my husband who loves photography
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  • A lovely scarf for my mother in law at Gretel’s
  • My nephews are really into records. Stopped by Black Wax Records and JL Records to find the perfect record to fit their musical style
  • A set of romance novels from Main Street Books for my mom
  • More stocking stuffers - fizz bath bomb gift sets from Essentially Aqua
  • 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
  • Hodson’s Bay Company has so many bicycle gift ideas, but I picked a light rack for my Dad to add to his bike for his bicycle excursions
  • A case of Root Beer from Triple XXX for my Great Uncle Harry
  • Retail Therapy had the cutest ear warmers- grabbed a few for fun stocking stuffers

Retail Therapy Ear Warmers

  • A guitar case for my brother in-law at McGuire Music and Sound
  • Snuck a homemade slime gift past my daughter at Flourish Studio as well as picked out the cutest holiday outfit for my son at Bloom Kids Collection
  • A rustic antique table for my mom from Leaping Leopard Antiques
  • I must confess! I purchased the cutest outfit from Boutique LoriAnn and a "yes she can" sign from Scout for myself!

Boutique LoriAnn Scout

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  • Two Tulips had the cutest child’s Purdue cheerleader outfit. I purchased it for one of my girlfriends who just found she was having a girl
  • Bohemian style sweaters from Von's for our 2 Purdue University student nannies
  • A new sweatsuit from Old Navy at the Tippecanoe Mall to wear when I head to the West Lafayette Wellness Center to work off all the holiday calories
  • Even a holiday pillow for a co-worker that reads "Jingle" at Design Nook Interiors

Design Nook

Oh, I love the holidays! The holidays are a time to be merry! Please share with us at #homeofpurdue your favorite shops and purchases in Lafayette-West Lafayette! And enjoy this festive holiday video and photos!