Commerce Department Releases Holiday Gift Guide Showcasing North Dakota Businesses – InForum


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,

Barrett Pharmacy and Variety

will welcome you with candy, gift items and home decor before shopping the trendy women’s clothing and accessories shelves at

Rhianna’s shop


Gate 204 Cafe

is a must stop for coffee, local art, and regional gifts.

Head to Williston for antiques, collectibles, crafts and more at

Crocus N Flair


Pour personalized sugar cakes

can satisfy any sweet tooth with holiday food orders or personalized cakes and cupcakes. AT

Hansen unlimited

, 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

With Chamber Coffee

and browse to see if there is a plant available for the plant’s parent on your list. AT

Main Street Books

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

The market on the 4th


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

Ed’s Bait Shop


Gerrells Sports Center


Lonely tree designs

offers bespoke and personalized metal decorations and ornaments. Complete lakefront living with personalized surroundings and decor from

LaMotte paint and glass


No trip to the Northeast would be complete without a visit to

Widman’s Candy Company

. in Grand Forks. Stuff the stockings or wrap a package full of gourmet chocolates and their classic “chippers”. Stop at

Badman design

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.

Langdon Floral

can prepare a beautifully designed arrangement for you to enjoy long after you’ve unwrapped the last gift. Visit

Sew & Sew North

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

Giant vinyl records




Taken off


Scandinavian imports Stabo

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

PrimRose Shop


Family people

can provide fun clothing options.

Erica Sponsler, left, and Aaron Swinkels co-own the Game Giant and Vinyl Giant stores in downtown Fargo. The store was included in a recently released Holiday Gift Guide by the North Dakota Department of Commerce. Helmut Schmidt / The Forum

Don’t forget the hometowns of Wahpeton, Valley City and Oakes. In Wahpeton you will find shops in small towns like

Indigo Life + Style

and the rule of thumb wearing clothes and gifts for the whole family. Go in

Aisle Beans

in Valley City for an espresso or specialty drink and a pastry. So venture downtown to shop the range of styles at

Urban Couture

, Blush Shop,

Bong’s Bootery

and more. Oakes ‘must-see stop includes books, ice cream, and homemade fudge from Sweets n’ Stories.

Start visiting this region in Bismarck at

North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum

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

701 Cycling and sport


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

Blessings by Carla

, Comfort,

Ladies See Shop


Wild flowers

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

The Wurst Shop

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.

The sweet mix

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



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