Commerce Department Releases Holiday Gift Guide Showcasing North Dakota Businesses


From Watford City, Barrett Pharmacy and Variety will welcome you with candy, gift items and home decorations before shopping the shelves of trendy women’s clothing and accessories at Rhianna Boutique. Door 204 Coffee is a must stop for coffee, local art, and regional gifts.

Head to Williston to find antiques, collectibles, crafts and more at Crocus N Flair. Vers Some Sugar personalized cakes can satisfy any sweet tooth with holiday meal orders or personalized cakes and cupcakes. At Hansen’s Unlimited, browse original artwork and crafts from local artists and artisans – they also offer classes if your gift likes a bit of DIY.

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Start your day of shopping in Minot with a morning brew of With Room Coffee and browse to see if there is a herb available for the plant’s parent on your list. At Main Street Books, you’ll find popular toys and activities while shopping for your avid reader’s next trip. Fans of modern, rustic and vintage country-inspired styles will appreciate the home décor pieces from The Market on 4th.

Devils Lake is well known for its all season fishing. Prep your angler for the ice and enjoy the outdoors this winter by visiting Ed’s Bait Shop and Gerrells Sports Center. Lone Tree Designs offers bespoke and personalized metal decorations and ornaments. Complete lakefront living with custom frame and decor from Paint & Glass by LaMotte.

No trip to the Northeast would be complete without a visit to Widman’s Candy Co. in Grand Forks. Stuff the stockings or wrap a package full of gourmet chocolates and their classic “chippers”. Stop by Badman Design’s 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 whip up a beautifully designed arrangement for you to enjoy long after unwrapping the last gift. Visit Sew On & Sew North for fabrics, kits, patterns and books for any quilting fanatic to enjoy for years to come.

Downtown Fargo specializes in funky shine with stores like Vinyl Giant Records, Zandbroz, Unglued and Stabo Scandinavian Imports 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 Boutique and Kindred People can have 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

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’ll find small town shops like Indigo Life + Style and The Golden Rule with clothes and gifts for the whole family. Step into Alley Beans in Valley City for an espresso or specialty drink and pastry. Then venture downtown to shop the range of styles at Urban Couture, Blush Boutique, Bong’s Bootery and more. Oakes ‘must-see stop includes books, ice cream, and homemade fudge from Sweets n’ Stories.

Start touring this area in Bismarck at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum Gift Shop, which houses a huge assortment of North Dakota-related merchandise including clothing, books, children’s items, and memorabilia. Browse Stella’s Décor’s carefully selected collection of home items, and world-class gear for cyclists, swimmers, runners and adventurers at 701 Cycle & Sport.

Enjoy Jamestown by shopping for used books and everything made in North Dakota at the AAUW Secondhand Bookstore and the Dakota Store or enjoy all things bison at the National Buffalo Museum gift shop . For a one-stop-shop, browse specialty products from Blessings by Carla, Comfort, Ladies View Boutique, Wildflowers 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 savory meats and cheeses. Enjoy a selection of North Dakota-grown wines, beers and a variety of spirits from Fluffy Fields Vineyard & Winery. The Sweet Melange 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 a full list at For more information on purchases and announcements, visit


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