Shop INDY: A Local Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s that time of year again – the holidays are upon us! Indianapolis Moms are a strong supporter of our local businesses and want to encourage you to shop small this season. We have rounded up a list of our favorite shops and businesses in and around Indianapolis to help you find that perfect gift for your friends and family this holiday season. This year has been a hard year, so make an effort to buy local holiday gifts for friends and family! And be sure to post your purchases on social media and use the hashtag #shopINDY to show your love to these brands!

Special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Lark & Lily Boutique along with the other amazing sponsors that made this guide possible!

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Lark & Lily Boutique truly believes that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look amazing. That’s why they strive to not only offer high-quality clothing at affordable prices, but ones that are easy to mix and match, and create an effortless style. Whether you’re in the office, at brunch with your friends, or at home on the couch, you’ll look your best in anything you get at Lark & Lily.

 

Address: 6358 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Lola Blu Boutique is a little hidden gem located in the heart of Broad Ripple Village along the Monon Trail. They offer a wide variety of affordable bohemian-inspired women’s clothing, soft comfy basics, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and gifts.
 
Address: 6350 Cornell Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

 

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The ultimate, highest-performing, and safe self-care around – Connie provides customized better beauty concierge services for you and those you love. Either by using Beautycounter products or one-on-one makeup or skincare consultations, she’s on a mission to educate others about Beautycounter’s mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Advocacy at its most flattering state: you get products and services that care ultimately about one thing – your health! Connie provides corporate gifting options (one-stop shop!), holiday event or shopping concierge services, or individualized skincare/makeup recommendations and personalized routines to help you feel your best on all levels. All you have to do is reach out; she’ll take care of the rest!

Step into their European-inspired toy shop filled with back-to-basic toys made from wood to sustainable materials that feel good and can withstand years of exploration and play. From puzzles and games for the whole family to building sets, pretend play, and crafts, there’s something at Kits & Kaboodle for every age.
 
Address: 723 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032

Roman & Leo is the only all-boys boutique in the Midwest, providing on-trend apparel and accessories for little guys! Their store opened five and a half years ago when they saw a need for cool clothes for boys in our area! With so many stores catering to girls, and being a boy-mom herself, Angela knew she wanted to bring the unique and trendy styles that she was purchasing for her kids online to Indiana!

 

Address: 8800 North Street #115, Fishers, IN 46038

Bath Junkie is a custom-blend, handmade bath & body boutique. You pick the products, create a scent & they mix it up for you!

Address: 741 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032

At Aqua-Tots North Indianapolis, children of all abilities from 4 Months – 12 Years old become safe and confident swimmers in our indoor, 90-degree pool. This year, give the special child in your life the gift of lifesaving skills! The Holiday Swim Bundles are the perfect gift to bring your family peace of mind. Purchase yours today by calling 317-559-3210.

Address: 4825 E 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240

State of Grace was created as a store intended to fill a gap in the fashion market: bringing women of all backgrounds, shapes and sizes together to celebrate each other. Founded by Indianapolis native, Libby Springer, State of Grace was designed to be a little different than your “typical” clothing store as a place founded on the belief that true success is found in empowering each other and giving back to the community.

Address: 11679 Olio Rd, Fishers, IN 46037

Dr. Doug originally created this company to help people that he’s encountered throughout his OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) journey. As the idea blossomed into the Dr. Doug’s Miracle Balms brand, Doug continued wanting to help people. Thus, he created different lines of balms with different ingredients to help achieve the three main goals of Dr. Doug’s Balms: Protect, Heal, & Restore.

Support Local Non-Profit Organizations

If you are looking to give this holiday season, here are a few local nonprofit organizations that would be great options to provide to this holiday season!

Cocktails and Chemo

Through care cards, social support groups, and grants, Cocktails & Chemo is reaching out to caregivers, creating a soft place for them to land on the hard days. 

The O'Connor House

The O’Connor House Mission is to provide a Christian home to help single, pregnant, homeless women improve life for themselves and their children.

The Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition

The mission is to promote, empower, embrace, and encourage African-American women to breastfeed. Our vision is for all babies who possibly can to start breastfeeding within the first hour of birth.

Indianapolis Humane Society

As a limited-admission shelter, they take in as many cats and dogs as they can save every day, week, month, and year, and never euthanize due to time or space.

 

Domestic Violence Network

The mission of the Domestic Violence Network is to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration in the community at large.

The Little Timmy Project

​The Little Timmy Project (TLTP) is a local nonprofit organization that provides support, collaborative efforts, and advocacy for birthing persons in the community. Their goal is to promote positive health decisions while addressing the maternal crisis in Indiana.

Experience Gift Ideas

Experience gifts are an amazing way to support local and create memories your family will never forget! Click the image below to get a list of local experience gift ideas.

Want to be a part of our Holiday Guide?

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