2 Great Cities, 1 Great University, Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard! There are so many fun specialty shops right here in Lafayette-West Lafayette and this holiday season we recommend heading downtown for a day of shopping to purchase one of a kind, unique items for your loved ones.
Shop Small Saturday - did you get out and shop during this special event last month? I did and I had a blast going door to door searching and finding the perfect holiday gifts. I headed downtown and spent the day shopping with my 16 month old daughter (who loved to run everywhere and touch and see everything..she kept me on my toes!) and my sister, Jen. At every location, I took photos of holiday decor, original pieces of art, lovely, handmade jewelry and more. I am sending my husband a photo every day with a little hint (ha!) of my holiday shopping wish list! I want to share with you a few items that are wonderful holiday gift ideas.
Two Tulips- specializes in wedding invitations, wedding shower invitations, baby announcements, shower invitations, personalized baby gifts, baptism gifts and piggy banks too!
[caption id="attachment_5762" align="aligncenter" ] Piggy Banks at Two Tulips - which one should I buy for my daughter this holiday season??[/caption]
Grateful Heart - One-of-a-kind art and fine hand-crafted gifts created by 5 local artists.
[caption id="attachment_5763" align="aligncenter" ] If you know my husband please share I LOVE this from Grateful Heart Gallery! Created by Diane Gee![/caption]
One Earth Gallery - Shop for authentic handmade American Indian art. Each piece is hand-picked by American Treasures founder David Kurtz on frequent trips around the U.S.
[caption id="attachment_5764" align="aligncenter" ] My sister loves Native American Art - She will love this one of a kind piece![/caption]
Randy Ross Framing - Custom Framing and artwork.
[caption id="attachment_5765" align="aligncenter" ] My Mother-In-Law has a family photo from the early 1900s she wants to frame - Definitely heading back to Randy Ross Framing![/caption]
JF & Company- Children's boutique for your little rock star!
[caption id="attachment_5767" align="aligncenter" ] We have a family divided - my sister's family is pro IU and my family is true Boilermakers! JF & Company is perfect because they offer both!! (Although please note the abundance of Gold & Black - BOILER UP!)[/caption]
Camera Outfitters- Can "OUTFIT" you and your camera so you are ready for every photo opportunity.
[caption id="attachment_5768" align="aligncenter" ] My husband loves photography - Camera Outfitters has professionals to help find the perfect camera and accessories![/caption]
Something Special-11 local artists create art and unique gifts that flourish inside the walls of their quaint gallery.
[caption id="attachment_5770" align="aligncenter" ] My parents have been married for almost 40 years - I am keeping this in mind for their 40th wedding anniversary next year! Linda Elmore creates these one of a kind pieces at Something Special[/caption]
For more information about these shops and others in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com