Shop at Home for the Holidays
The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming! Pella’s stores are decked out in their Christmas finest with decorations and gifts for every person on your shopping list. Check out the below gift ideas to inspire your Christmas shopping and spread the local love by supporting Pella businesses. Then on Thursday, November 19 – Saturday, November 21, jump start your Christmas gift shopping during Pella’s de Kerstdagen Tour of Stores. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, scenic carriage rides and extended store hours. And of course, tons of holiday shopping!
And these ideas are just the tip of the iceberg! Visit in person or shop local online this entire holiday season to see the bounty of awesome gifts available. Oh, and if your name sneaks its way to the top of your shopping list…we won’t tell anyone. Promise. 😉
Tip: Don’t miss Marion County Bank’s Pella bucks on sale Thursday, November 19 and save 10% at participating businesses Nov 19 – 25!
For the friend with incredible taste (literally!). Appeal to their refined taste buds with a food-themed gift. From unique flavored novelties, to gift cards to their favorite restaurants, to stylish kitchen accessories to step up their hosting game, your thoughtfulness will warm their hearts (and bellies).
2. Holiday Enthusiast
For the person that cranks up Christmas music in September, puts up holiday lights in October and watches Christmas movies year-round, show them you get their love for all things Christmas with a holiday-themed gift. You won’t have any trouble finding unique and charming Christmas-y gifts in Pella, as the stores are decked out!
There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home! For that person whose home is their happy place, give them a home-worthy gift they’re sure to love.
4. The Fashionista
Channel your inner fashionista and compliment your loved one’s sense of style with a chic gift from one of Pella’s fashion boutiques. The trickiest part will be narrowing down what to buy – for your friend…and you!
For the love of wine, chocolate and cheese! Dabble in the delicious and seek some insider knowledge into what makes these local treats so awesome.
6. Stocking Stuffers
Step up your stocking game! Unique gifts abound in every price point, for every age, at every store. Grab a memorable stocking-sized gift that won’t get regifted.
7. For Her
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Demonstrate your love with a gift that will pamper and daily remind her how you feel. There’s nothing that can replace the words themselves…but a sweet gift is a close second. 😉
Shop for her: Expressions by design, Blackstone Salon, The Funky Zebras, emBellish, Luv Cole Boutique, Blush by Simple Treasures, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, Silver Lining, The Wijn House + MANY MORE!
8. For Him
Treat him to a local brew, spiffy new do, something for his ride, and more! Whether it’s a gift to enjoy now (bloody mary gift basket from The Cellar Peanut Pub) or later (bike accessories for Iowa Bike Co.), take your pick for things he’s sure to love.
9. For the Kids (& fur babies!)
Cuteness abounds for kid gifts in Pella! From babies to tweens – and even your pup – find gifts (and clothes!) for any age and interest. Tip: head to the back on the second floor in Simple Treasures for a room dedicated just for little ones!
Shop for the kids: Simple Treasures, de Bloemen Hof, 836 Main Street Boutique, Earthwise Pet Nutrition Center & Wellness Spa, Hartgers Doll Store, Silver Lining, The Funky Zebra, Little Wardrobe, Luv Cole Boutique
10. Artisans & Vintage
Looking for vintage women’s clothing? Head to 9Lilas. Love to quilt? The Quilted Windmill is your wonderland. Searching for mid-century modern treasures? Check out Curious Rebellion. Want a variety of local artisan-made finds? You’ll love Makers on Main. And we could go on and on. Have a hayday with unique finds of a vintage or artisan kind!
This post is a series by guest blogger and Pella native, Melanie (De Nooy) Mapes, who recently moved back home from the Chicago area with her husband and two children. Melanie has joined Century 21 Signature Real Estate and is a licensed realtor.