Are you an off-the-beaten-path shopper? If you need a unique gift, we know just the place! While the mall is a perfect one-stop holiday shopping spot, you can find many local mom-and-pop shops throughout Sioux Falls that feature some great finds.
Here’s our insider’s scoop on just a few of the unique stores we have in town.
Men’s & Women’s Apparel
Started by a Sioux Falls native who brings both her passion for fashion and love for Jesus to the market, AMaVo Boutique has bohemian chic shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, and jewelry for the fashionable gal on your list.
Exclusively for men, Man Code has all the modern staples of male fashion. From casual city wear to office appropriate attire, you’ll find everything a guy needs to look sharp, including shave kits and hair products. You can also nab a gift card and let the man in your life shop while sipping a chilled refreshment.
Duluth Trading Company
This store doesn’t sell just any kind of clothing, shoes, and gear. They sell solutions to problems that the everyday blue collar guy or gal faces. In addition to their famous elongated shirts for plumber’s butt, Firehose Pants that are “stronger than a grizzly’s grope,” and an array of unique products, you’ll find the quality craftsmanship that hard-working outdoorsmen and women expect.
The Great Outdoor Store
If you know someone with an adventurous spirit, then this is their dream store. Locally owned and operated, the staff at the Great Outdoor Store can provide gift recommendations for every outdoor enthusiast, from camping and rock climbing gear to yoga and outdoor apparel.
Old Made New
Looking for vintage women’s clothing and accessories from or reflecting major fashion areas before the 1970s? Aviena Vintage is the best consignment shop in town for modern and retro attire. The store also features refurbished, distressed chalky paint furniture by ReBorn Home Furnishings.
Browse this downtown antique and vintage shop’s unique collection of furniture, jewelry, and all types of odds and ends. The owners pride themselves on giving blasts from the pasts new life and happy homes. You never know what treasures you might find.
Learning can be fun—especially with toys from Kidtopia. Locally owned by a mother of three, both Sioux Falls locations have something for kids of all ages. After Black Friday, you’ll also find specials, like Stocking Stuffer Sundays, leading up to Christmas.
Child’s Play Toys
A unique downtown toy shop for curious kids (and grown-ups), this store carries only the highest-quality children’s toys, books, and clothing. From old-school wooden blocks to charming puppets, this independent shop features delightful toys sure to inspire any age.
Painted by Prairie
Create a personalized keepsake or ornament for a family member or friend. Located right in the Empire Mall, Painted by Prairie can add names to jewelry boxes, signs, pictures, frames, piggy banks, and a plethora of other trinkets.
This adorable store and workshop features handmade gifts by regional artists, including jewelry, prints, cards, clothing, cupcakes, and do-it-yourself craft kits. You can also sign up for one of their classes where you can make your own gift (or keep the craft for yourself).
Amish Furniture at its finest, Holz Haus sells handmade, sturdy furnishings that can be passed down from generation to generation. Using solid Appalachian hardwood, every bed, dresser, table, and chair is completed with quality finishes that complement the fine craftsmanship.
While you grab a decadent cheesecake or seasonal tart for yourself, pick up some beautifully packaged French macarons for the person with the insatiable sweet tooth on your list. Choose from almost a dozen flavors of macarons (sometimes more).
What’s better than a South Dakota wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert at the coziest tasting room in the country? How about all of that paired with a helicopter flight to view holiday light displays around Sioux Falls? Strawbale’s Twilight Flights run three weekends prior to Christmas and make a fantastic gift for the person who has everything.
Who couldn’t use a little rest and relaxation—especially right after the holidays? Located in downtown Sioux Falls, Spa 2000 offers day spa services including body wraps, massages, a full-service hair salon, manis and pedis, and more in a tranquil atmosphere. Just stop in and pick up a gift certificate for any amount.
Just for Pets
Shop Dog Boutique
Shop an array of unique treats for your best friend. This store carries only the best quality food, grooming, and toys for dogs of every shape and size. You’ll even find frosted cupcakes and gourmet biscuits for pooch.
Your Pet Stop
Family owned and operated, the trained staff at Your Pet Stop can recommend quality food and accessories for your dog, cat, and other unique pets. Their specialty is finding nutrition with wholesome ingredients that pets love, but they also carry leashes, shampoo, toys, and treats.
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