Tuesday Dec 14 2021
With Christmas just over a week away, Gardner Village is THE place for those in full gift-finding mode. With a variety of locally-owned shops offering something for everybody, it makes holiday shopping an enjoyable experience. Of course, the carols in the air, holiday lights, and magical décor seal the deal. It’s ease. It’s ambiance. It’s FUN. Here’s a bitty sneak peek of what you’ll discover:
FOR THE KIDDOS
Santa can't be expected to do it all. Lend him a hand and stop by Storybook Nook. You'll find a large assortment of holiday must-reads, as well as unique toys your children will cherish!
Of course, nothing says "Christmas" quite like a train beneath the tree. The Train Shoppe has toys for the young conductors, as well as numerous specialty items for the kid-at-heart model railroad enthusiast.
The Train Shoppe is also your ticket to ride if you're looking for something off the rails that will make your #1 train fan happy. Aren't these puzzles fun?
We don't want to forget the wee ones. Spoiled Rotten Children's Boutique has unique clothing for all children (and some adult options), including infants. Surprise the new mama in your life with something beautiful for baby's first Christmas!
FOR THAT EXTRA SPECIAL SOMEONE
Wow your special someone with a treat for the home. Our friends at Down to Earth say this beauty is one of their top sellers, making this an easy choice.
For more home happiness, check out CF Home Furniture & Design, where the store still has a broad variety of holiday decor available, as well as everyday treasures and unique furniture pieces!
FOR THE FASHIONISTA
If fashion is what you seek, Boda Bridal is the place to be. Wait! What?! Boda... BRIDAL?! That's right! It IS the best in wedding dresses, but it's also fashion for the everyday. Stop in for a gift or to take your holiday party look up a notch!
FOR THE HOLIDAY LOVER
We all have that someone in our lives whose holiday flair takes a page right out of the North Pole's book. Treat your Christmas crazed friend to a unique decor piece, like this detailed wood scene from Seven Gables Mercantile.
Their eyes are sure to light up when you flip the switch on the bottom and bring it to life!
Complete the holiday vibe with a Christmas throw from Layers Bedding. Who can resist wrapping up in one and soaking in the tree lights on a cold winter's night?
FOR THOSE WHO DO
Give the gift of adventure with a gift card to any of our unique stops. Mystique Dining and The Prestige: Parlour of Magic take dinner and a show to new heights with top tier magic and fabulous food. Soulstice Day Spa & Salon offers the ultimate in relaxation. A Great Escape is a fun gift for the family who loves a challenge! Treat friends to a country Christmas at The Farm, where they can enjoy a horse-drawn buggy ride throughout The Village (during December), spend time with a wide variety of rescued animals, and more! And Archibald's Restaurant is always a winner for someone who simply wants a night off/out with some classic comfort food!
FOR THE CREATIVE
The Art Cottage offers more than just art lessons (though a class IS an excellent gift idea!). You'll also find high quality art supplies, whether you're shopping for a dedicated artist or someone just dabbling in a little paper play.
Willow Hill Yarn Company is the place for those who yearn for yarn. There isn't a bad ball in the bunch. Only the finest for those who love to crochet and knit. Plus, the shop carries numerous yarn-friendly supplies (books, tools, patterns, and more)!
For the friend who fancies fabric, visit Pine Needles. They have quilt kits, cross stitch patterns, everything to make the cutest pom garland in town, and more!
For one-of-a-kind finds and plenty of positive energy, set your sights on The Crystal Fairy. From oracle decks to hand-crafted jewelry and keepsakes, the gift ideas really take flight in this charming shop!
FOR THE NEIGHBOR, HOSTESS, TEACHER, ETC.
So many people make up that supportive list of helpers. Whether you're leaving a little hello in the mailbox for your mail carrier or surprising the bus driver with a sweet something, these ideas will get noticed without breaking the bank.
Oh, sure, Chocolate Covered Wagon is known for its handmade chocolate, freshly pulled taffy, and carefully crafted caramel apples, but did you know they also carry a bunch of other pre-bagged delights, like this mouth-watering toffee 'corn? Yup, they cover the treat AND the wrapping. Pretty, ahem, sweet!
Want to complete the taste experience? Pair your toffee 'corn with a bag of cocoa from Lulu's Boutique. As if the delicious flavor weren't enough, it even comes with a bitty whisk. Cutest!
If giving the gift of laughter is more your speed, Lulu's doesn't disappoint in the funny department!
FOR THE HOSTESS
Yes, Simply Flowers is your go-to for fresh floral arrangements, but it also offers a magnificent assortment of gift ideas and home decor. Show the party host you appreciate all they do with something from this enchanting display.
Does the party prep include bringing a treat to share? The Happy Camper Deli & Bakery has freshly baked beauties that will only look like they took you hours to prepare. You might want to splash a little flour on your nose to add to the slaved-all-day-in-the-kitchen effect. ;)
FOR THE SCREEN FATIGUED
This doesn't begin to unwrap your gift options at Gardner Village. Why sit in front of a life-sucking screen and shop when you can bring that experience to life with ambiance and memories made? After all, truly experiencing the holidays adds meaning and is a gift in of itself. Treat yourself to some time away today!