Shop local this holiday season with this Council Bluffs Holiday Gift Guide. From food, to experiences, to apparel and one of kind personalized gifts you can check off that holiday shopping list while supporting local businesses!
Council Bluffs Holiday Gift Guide
Whether you found the perfect Pinterest shirt for someone on your list or want something with a custom phrase, Anytime Tees has your personalized gifts covered. Plus, there’s more than just t-shirts. You can get items embroidered like stockings and blankets, pick-up engraved wine glasses, coasters, or bottle openers, or grab school apparel for the kids on your list.
Learn More: https://anytimetees.com/
Chanticleer Community Theater
Tickets to upcoming plays at Chanticleer Community Theater, or even a seasonal membership, make great gifts that provide a memorable experience!
Shop Here: http://www.chanticleertheater.com/
Council Bluffs Items
You can find Council Bluffs items at many locations including the Mayor’s office, Walgreens, Hy-vee, and more. Things like t-shirts, coffee cups, and books.
Local home goods, amazing fashion and shoes, and more to be found at Dusted Charm. You can shop both in store and online during live sales they host.
Learn More: https://www.facebook.com/DustedCharm/
This holiday season, Eileen’s Cookies offering Giving Plates that are perfect for gift giving. They include The Giving Plate and 2 dozen assorted cookies – yum!
Em & Liv’s Hard Bean Coffee
For the coffee lovers on your holiday gift list give the gift of local with newly opened Em & Liv’s Hard Bean Coffee.
Learn More: https://emandlivshardbeancoffee.net/
Full Fledged Brewing Company
Council Bluffs recently welcomed it’s first brewery and they have got merch! Shop the Full Fledged Brewing Company apparel for the beer lovers on your list.
Shop at the Brewery or Online: https://full-fledged-brewing-company.myshopify.com/
Gift Cards to Local Establishments
Give the gift of local with gifts to local establishments like local nail and hair salons, and local bars. Gift cards to restaurants like Cellar19, 712 Eat + Drink, Lincoln’s Pub, Caddy’s Kitchen & Cocktails, The Porch, Pizza King, and many others also make great gifts.
Harvester Artist Lofts Holiday Boutique
On December 7th and 8th Harvester Artist Lofts will be having their Holiday Boutique! You’ll find lots of great gift ideas from local artists as well as the change to visit Santa for portraits on the 7th.
A thrilling gift, Joe’s Karting Gift Cards give the gift of speed and another gift that offers a memorable experience versus something to find a place for in the home.
Give a gift that can be used all year round. Local memberships to places like gyms, swimming pools, country clubs, the YMCA, and more are great for a variety of ages.
MJ’s Creative Designs
Find all your hand-painted door hangers and wreaths at MJ’s Creative Designs. While her store front is located in Omaha she began her crafting business right in her home in Council Bluffs!
Shop Here: https://www.facebook.com/MJsCreativeDesigns/
Gift cards to Pirate Putt are great gifts and would give the kids something to do over winter break!
Learn More: https://letsgoputt.com/gift-cards
How about a gift basket of delicious meats or a gift card to shop for whatever they want at Rustic Cuts? I don’t know about you but I’d be drooling over a gift like that!
Learn More: https://rusticcutscb.com/
If you are shopping for a student of a local school consider school themed gear and gifts. Many schools sell items at the school or you can shop at local t-shirt shops like Anytime Tees for school gear. This is great for kids starting high school next year or heading off to college as well!
Does your child play sports, dance, or do gymnastics for a local league or studio? Get them gear for their team, organization, or studio like Cobra, Unfettered, Council Bluffs Dance Center, InMotion Gymnastics, and others. Many of them sell products at their location and if not, check with the coach, manager, or owner to see if they offer any apparel or other items.
Squirrel Cage Jail
Not only could you give the gift of tickets to tour the Squirrel Cage Jail but they also have a gift shop that now includes custom wines. Yes, please!
The Cryptic Room
Who wouldn’t want to be given the gift of being trapped in a room tasked with trying to escape in a set amount of time. A gift card to The Cryptic Room is the perfect gift for couples, families, and even teenagers!
Learn More: https://thecrypticroom.com/book.html
The Swallow’s Nest
Jayna’s Country Store & Garden, The Swallow’s Nest, is a place to find a variety of one of kind gifts, antiques, art, flowers, and more.
Learn More: https://jaynascountrystore.com/
Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Browse the gift shop at the UP Museum to find gifts for the train enthusiasts on your list. They have gifts for kids and adults with all sorts of things from toys to books to clothing and more.
Learn More: https://www.uprrmuseum.org/