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Ottumwa Stories: Local Gift Guide

Published December 1, 2023

The holiday season is a special time of year that often involves gift-giving to show appreciation towards loved ones. One way to make your gift-giving even more memorable is by shopping local. Ottumwa is a great place to find unique gifts that your loved ones won't be able to find anywhere else.We’ve made a list, and checked it twice, with the best local shops to check out this holiday season.

Antiques & Uniques - Antiques & Uniques boasts a vast array of antique treasures, collectibles, and gift ideas. Whether you are a seasoned collector or simply looking for a unique gift, Antiques and Uniques has something for everyone.

Appanoose Rapids Mercantile - The Appanoose Rapids Mercantile offers a wide range of high-end gifts that are perfect for the holidays. From bar accessories and glassware to gourmet food options, Appanoose Rapids has got you covered.

Be Shabby - Be Shabby specializes in upcycled furniture. They also offer ceramic painting so that you can create your own masterpeice.

Bliss Junkie - Bliss Junkie is a one-stop-shop for all things bohemian. From clothing and jewelry to crystals and sage, they've got you covered.

C & L Cozy Critters - C & L is a one-stop-shop for all your pet needs. They offer a wide variety of pet supplies, food, and even animals looking for their forever homes.

Candy Caboose - Candy Caboose is bursting with nostalgia and offers a variety of candies and treats that will take you back in time.

Corner Collectibles - Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, Corner Collectibles has something for everyone. With an impressive selection of toys, records, and comics, you are sure to find something that catches your eye.

Double C Cowboy Country - If you're shopping for a fan of western apparel, Double C is a must-visit destination. With their extensive selection and helpful staff, you're sure to find the perfect gift.

Edd the Florist - Edd's goes beyond being just a florist. In addition to offering beautiful flowers and plants, they also provide a wide range of other products like kitchenware and home decor.

Flea Market on Main - The Flea Market is a wonderful place to discover unique and fascinating items. With its vast selection of antiques, thrifts, and one-of-a-kind items, the market is a treasure trove of gift ideas.

Gardner-Collier Jewelry - Gardner-Collier specializes in providing high-quality jewelry that is both timeless and elegant. They also offers repair services to help clients fix any damaged or broken pieces.

HeronKross - HeronKross is a unique store that specializes in vintage clothing, furniture, and artwork. Their collection is carefully curated to include only the most unique and interesting pieces from different time periods.

Iowa BBQ Store - The Iowa BBQ Store is a haven for barbecue enthusiasts. Whether you're shopping for a seasoned pro or someone who is just starting out, this store has everything you need.

Klassi Kloset - Klassi Kloset offers a wonderful selection of donated women and children's clothing, as well as home goods.

McKee Coins - McKee Coins specializes in buying, selling, and appraising coins.

Mustard Seed Co. - Mustard Seed is a one-stop-shop for all your home decor and furnishing needs. They offer a wide range of unique and stylish home furnishings that are sure to complement any interior decor.

My Chic Boutique - My Chic Boutique is a premier consignment store that offers a wide variety of clothing, purses, shoes, and tuxedo rentals. Their collection is top-notch and always up-to-date with the latest fashion trends.

Riverside Cyclery - Riverside Cyclery is a beloved bike shop that has been serving the local community for many years. Whether you're buying for a seasoned cyclist or someone just starting out, Riverside Cyclery has everything you need to get rolling.

Sassy Sunflower - The Sassy Sunflower is a fabulous boutique offering a wide range of women's clothing and Ottumwa Bulldog attire.

Sewing House & Main Street Vacuum - The Sewing House is a one-stop-shop for all your sewing needs. With a wide selection of fabrics to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect material for any project.

Spud's Emporium of Comics & Games - If you're looking for comics, tabletop gaming, orcard games, Spud's is the place for you. They have an extensive collection of comics as well as a variety of tabletop and card games to choose from, including classics like Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering.

The French Flower - The French Flower is the perfect destination for those looking for a one-stop shop for clothing and gift needs. The store offers a wide range of options for women and children, ensuring that you can find something that everyone will love.

The Stitch Doctor -The Stitch Doctor is a top-notch embroidery shop that provides a wide range of customization services for businesses and individuals alike.

The Antler Guys Mercantile Co. - The Antler Guys pecialize in providing customers with a range of high-quality antler and animal hide products. Their offerings include furniture and decor, as well as various animal hide products such as bags and wallets.

Whitetail Outdoors - Whitetail Outdoors offers everything the hunter in your life may need. From bows and targets to apparel and more.

ZenVibes Specialty Shop - ZenVibes offers a wide range of products that promote health and wellness. Their selection include crystals, essential oils, plants, jewelry, and even some home decor.

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