BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Commerce is encouraging shoppers to purchase what is locally grown or homemade in North Dakota this holiday season. To help shoppers do this, the department recently released the Holiday Gift Guide below:
Beginning in Watford City,
will welcome you with candy, gift items and home decor before shopping the trendy women’s clothing and accessories shelves at
is a must stop for coffee, local art, and regional gifts.
Head to Williston for antiques, collectibles, crafts and more at
can satisfy any sweet tooth with holiday food orders or personalized cakes and cupcakes. AT
, browse original artwork and crafts from local artists and artisans – they also offer classes if your gift likes a bit of DIY.
Start your shopping day in Minot with a morning beer from
and browse to see if there is a plant available for the plant’s parent on your list. AT
you will find popular toys and activities while shopping for your avid reader’s next trip. Fans of modern, rustic and vintage-inspired farmhouse styles will appreciate the interior design pieces of
Devils Lake is well known for its all season fishing. Prepare your fisherman for the ice and enjoy the outdoors this winter with a trip to
offers bespoke and personalized metal decorations and ornaments. Complete lakefront living with personalized surroundings and decor from
No trip to the Northeast would be complete without a visit to
. in Grand Forks. Stuff the stockings or wrap a package full of gourmet chocolates and their classic “chippers”. Stop at
showroom to watch David and his team craft limited edition jewelry, home décor items and holiday ornaments.
Nearby, the town of Langdon is known as the western gateway to the Rendezvous region of North Dakota.
can prepare a beautifully designed arrangement for you to enjoy long after you’ve unwrapped the last gift. Visit
for fabrics, kits, patterns and books for any quilting fanatic to enjoy for years to come.
Downtown Fargo specializes in funky rocket with stores like
where you can find unique treasures in the form of records, books, crafts and gift items imported from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Mint + Basil specializes in modern and whimsical homeware while
can provide fun clothing options.
Don’t forget the hometowns of Wahpeton, Valley City and Oakes. In Wahpeton you will find shops in small towns like
and the rule of thumb wearing clothes and gifts for the whole family. Go in
in Valley City for an espresso or specialty drink and a pastry. So venture downtown to shop the range of styles at
, Blush Shop,
and more. Oakes ‘must-see stop includes books, ice cream, and homemade fudge from Sweets n’ Stories.
Start visiting this region in Bismarck at
gift shop that houses a wide assortment of North Dakota-related merchandise, including clothing, books, children’s items, and souvenirs. Browse Stella’s Décor’s carefully selected collection of home items and world-class amenities for cyclists, swimmers, runners and adventurers from all walks of life from
Enjoy Jamestown by shopping for used books and everything North Dakota has made at the AAUW Second Hand Bookstore and the Dakota Store or indulge in all things bison at the National Buffalo Museum gift shop. For a one-stop-shop, discover the specialized products of
Inc. and the Photo Frame Gallery, all in Warehouse West. The small town atmosphere of Carrington features handmade products from the Garden Gate, Designer Fabrics Quilt Shop, and Rose Garden Floral and Greenhouse.
Enjoy the Café Cruise throughout this region by visiting from store to store. After a cup of coffee at Dickinson, visit
for certain salted meats and cheeses. Enjoy a selection of North Dakota-grown wines, beers and a variety of spirits from Fluffy Fields Vineyard & Winery.
offers craft supplies, home decor, and machine embroidery items and clothing.
While Medora Musical’s show times are reserved for the summer season, you can still enjoy the stars of the show in December with tickets to A Magical Medora Christmas. Find a city near you to catch the traveling show or purchase a season pass for next summer. Continue west to Beach, a quaint town with lots of character at stores like Golden Salon and Boutique, Wild Vines Market, and Prairie Fire Pottery.
Wherever you plan to shop, the Commerce Department encourages shoppers to stop by the local visitor center to learn more about the deals and deals going on in each community. Many local businesses and visitor centers carry selections of Pride of Dakota products. To see the full list on
. For more information on purchases and announcements, visit