Awesome Local Iowa Businesses to Shop This Holiday Season [LIST]
Here in Eastern Iowa, there are some wonderful locally-owned shops that could use your business this holiday season! Using Yelp and Facebook, I came up with a list of some of the unique places you can shop in the Corridor, no matter what you're looking for!
We couldn't include every Eastern Iowa business on our list (there are SO MANY!), so if there's a local place you love to shop, be sure to give them a shout out in the comments. Happy shopping!
Almost Famous Popcorn Company
1121 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
With locations in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Almost Famous Popcorn is a POPular gift choice! In addition to standard flavors, they also offer gourmet flavors like Dilly Dilly, Birthday Cake, Monster Cookie, White Chocolate Nutella, Pizza Roll, and Parmesan Garlic.
Amana General Store
4423 220th Trail, Amana
The Amana Colonies has tons of adorable shops, but the General Store offers shoppers a little bit of everything! Food, drinks, home decor, kitchen goods, furniture, toys, and a MASSIVE Christmas Market are all features of the shop, which is one of the oldest general stores in the state of Iowa!
215 11th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
For the music lover in your life, check out Analog Vault! The locally-owned shop in the NewBo District specializes in vinyl records and vintage equipment.
DOBRY Gift + Home
101 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
DOBRY Gift + Home just opened recently in the Czech Village. The shop has a wide selection of clothing, accessories, home decor, art, wine, food, and more.
Dot + Dash Boutique
420 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
Founded by Ashleigh Derby and her dog Hayden, Dot + Dash Boutique offers clothing, jewelry, candles, bridal accessories, "Mystery Grab Bags," and more.
The Downtown Dachshund
1655 Dows St, Ely
Named after the owners miniature dachshund Cuddles, the Downtown Dachshund has lots of gift options including clothing, accessories, home decor, and more.
109 E Washington St, Iowa City
Hands Jewelers is a family-owned business and the oldest jewelry shop in Iowa, first opening in 1853! The shop has a "diverse selection of practical and splendid gifts for every occasion and items to adorn your home, crafted by designers from all over the world."
The Haunted Bookshop
219 N Gilbert St, Iowa City
Open since 1978, the Haunted Bookshop "carries over 50,000 used, rare, out of print and antiquarian titles in over 50 different subject areas." They also have toys, puzzles, and games for all ages!
The Marion Chocolate Shop
1244 7th Ave, Marion
Know a chocolate lover? The Marion Chocolate Shop has got you covered with homemade treats. Their creams, caramels, truffles, toffees, and gourmet hot fudge are all made in-house.
Moss Plant Shop
74 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
For the plant lover in your life, check out Moss Plant Shop in Cedar Rapids! They have all types of plants, plant accessories, pots, jewelry, candles, personal items, and more.
NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
NewBo City Market is home to a number of locally-owned shops and restaurants. Check out Artisan's Emporium, Not Anything Specific, Rare Bird Soap Shop, and Lori Ann's Candies, plus other rotating guest vendors.
1028 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids
132 E. Washington St, Iowa City
Founded by Van Meter, Iowa native Mike Draper, RAYGUN grew from a small shop in Des Moines into a Midwest staple! With locations in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, RAYGUN offers unique clothing, accessories, home decor, artwork, and more.
Rustic Chic Boutique
77 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
Rustic Chic Boutique supports "over 20 local vendors and artisans by giving them a home to sell their items that they make, repurpose and upcycle." Products include jewelry, diamond painting kits, art, hand sewn items, refurbished furniture, clothing, pet items, and more.
SCOUT of Marion
725 11th St, Marion
SCOUT of Marion offers "a curated selection of beautiful, quality items that come from companies that care." Some of the products include bath/beauty items, food, kitchen goods, home decor, candles, and accessories.
117 1/2 1st St NW, Mount Vernon
Silver Spider in Mount Vernon offers "fresh, funny & unique gifts" like clothing, jewelry, toys, mugs, books, accessories, art, and more!
76 2nd St SE, Swisher
Owned by a mother daughter team, Vault Boutique in Swisher has a variety of clothing, hats, beauty products, shoes, home decor, and more.
112 S Linn St, Iowa City
White Rabbit is a unique store in Iowa City with t-shirts, new and vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, books, art, and more.
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