Still have some Christmas shopping to do? Don't go online, go to town! Across the Whitefish Chain, you'll find fantastic gifts for everyone on your list from local retailers filled with holiday cheer. Today we're featuring a few local stores, including some you might not expect, filled with great gifts.
Crosslake Ace Hardware Store
While Crosslake residents know it as their go-to for appliances, gardening supplies and household tools, the Crosslake Ace is much more than a hardware store. Ace has a wide seasonal selection of goods and has a great selection of home goods, including kitchen gadgets and much more. You'll even find a selection of clothing. And if you need to replace any of your Christmas lights at the same time, you're in the right place.
Location: 35992 Pioneer Drive, Crosslake. 218-692-1230
Seeds of Sommer
Pequot Lakes' health foods store has more than just health foods. Located in the Jack Pine Center, Seeds of Sommer is home to not only organic, non-GMO foods but also great gifts. The store has jewelry, candles, crystals, t-shirts, pottery and much more. If you want to stuff a stocking organically, pick up some of the delicious organic gummy worms or organic chocolate bars.
Location: 4464 Main Street, Pequot Lakes (inside the Jack Pine Center). 218-568-8288
The Plaid Duck Art Mall
Local artisans have gathered their creations at the Plaid Duck in Downtown Pine River. You'll find one-of a kind paintings by local artists, furniture made from reclaimed barn wood, hand-painted ornaments, wooden signs for your cabin, handmade doll clothes and much more. The store showcases the talents of the local community, including that of 19 local artists who specialize in woodworking, fine art, quilting, sewing, jewelry making, and more.
Location: 218 Barclay Avenue, Pine River. 218-587-2369
Ideal Green Market Cooperative
Make your own lovely holiday basket of local and organic foods at the Ideal Green Market Co-Op. Staff are ready and willing to help you put together a gorgeous gift basket. Or, check out gifts made by local artisans, including some made by the co-op's own members. Gifts include jewelry, art note cards, mosaics, pottery, hand-knit dishcloths, collapsible market baskets and much more. Plus, stop by on Saturday, Dec. 23 for the special Holly Days Sampling of Fancy Pants Chocolates. The chocolates are locally made and available in small and large gift baskets.
These are just a few of the stores around the Whitefish Chain that have the perfect present just waiting for you. We could go on all day naming great stores, but it's better if you spend the day exploring them! You won't regret it.