Gift Giving Made Easy

Socks? Underwear? C'mon, there's a unique North Dakota gift out there made just for you and yours.

Santa can't be everywhere this holiday season, so do your part to help him out. And don't disappoint the big elf with the basic cookie-cutter offerings: "Hey look, I got socks and underwear, it's gonna be a good year."

Look for something truly different this holiday season. Giving is easy. Giving something one of a kind or different takes a little extra time but it's worth it to surprise loved ones. Let these places put the fun in the holiday gift-buying experience, or visit the local CVB website for more shopping opportunities around North Dakota.



Capital Gallery (Above left)
109 Fourth St.
Take a stroll through North Dakota’s newest fine art retail gallery in downtown Bismarck that features local and regional artists in a variety of art forms. The gallery store offers a unique selection of gifts – from Jon Offutt blown-glass and handcrafted jewelry to copper wall décor and soy candles.


Zandbroz (Above middle)
420 Broadway N.
A one-stop downtown destination for all Christmas shopping. Housed in a cool old building on the main drag, shelves are filled with eclectic goodies and hidden gems. And instead of Black Friday, it celebrates "Plaid Friday" so visitors can wear plaid and be rewarded with discounts. Every Friday in December is "Festive Friday," each with a different theme.

Grand Forks

Curious Gifts (Above right)
3750 32nd Ave. S.
Curious carries quirky one-of-a-kind gifts, artwork, home decor, jewelry, women's accessories, unique baby and kids' items, plus kitchen accessoriesand much more.

Devils Lake

Rue 54 (Below left)
405 Fourth St. NE
Sip on a cup of their gourmet coffee while you shop, or once you are done, stop at wine bar and sip a glass with your friends and consider the store's home decor, unique gifts, jewelry. Decorated and refurbished "junk" with a vintage flair.


Salt Kitchen & Co. (Below middle)
46 First Ave. W.
Foodies will fall in love with the infused olive oil and vinegars, as well as quality cookware, cutlery and trendy kitchen gadgets. Can anyone say Charcuterie Cheese Board?


RSVP Dakota Store and AAUW Used Bookstore (Below right)
601 First Ave. S.
Unique North Dakota-made gifts and grub. All housed under one roof, the store is operated by volunteers and offers Dakota-made and Dakota-themed gifts. The used book sale proceeds benefit many great causes, including educational funds and community-centered projects.



Market on Fourth (Below left)
1900 Fourth Ave. NW
For lovers of repurposed furniture, home decor, handmade crafts, gifts and vintage goods. More than 40 makers sell handmade and local goods. This store is completely rebuilt every two weeks, so every time you go, it’s like a whole new store.

Valley City

Quilted Ceiling (Below middle)
316 Central Ave. N. #1
We know from our guest book that we are a destination stop in Valley City; part of a great downtown that features personal service for anyone that comes in the door.  More than 100 quilt samples give you an idea of the culture of the valley. Don’t forget to look up and see the unique quilt work on the ceiling.  If you want a cup of coffee or just a table to sit, you can find a friendly group twice a day (10 a.m. and 3 p.m.). 

Watford City 

Door 204 (Below right)
204 Main St. N.
Door 204 was the town's first lounging spot. Located on Main Street next to Meyers Department Store, it is the perfect place to have a nice cup of espresso (or your favorite drink), check your social media, relax or peruse all the local art. In addition, this small boutique offers a nice variety unique Christmas gifts.


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