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Grinnell Gift Guide


Struggling to find that perfect gift for your loved one this holiday season? We’ve pulled together some great suggestions that you can pick up right here in Grinnell!

Give the Gift of Adult Indulgence

  • Atmosphere Vapors has nearly anything and everything related to vaping. Not sure where to start? Their friendly staff can help you pick the perfect product or they also have gift cards available for purchase.
  • Peace Tree Brewing Companyhas all your favorite flavors of Iowa beer. Get a six-pack or growler along with a t-shirt, bottle opener, or hat so they can represent their favorite beer anywhere.
  • Solera has a number of wines and beers available for purchase perfect for gifts or the holiday parties on your calendar. They’ll also gift-wrap your presents or gift baskets if you need it!
  • Tassel Ridge Winery is just a short drive south from Grinnell but with nearly 40 wines on their list it’s the perfect gift for the wine connoisseur on your list. They also have a great selection of wine related gifts and food! 
  • Van Wijk Winery is just down the road in Sully has a great selection of wine and beer with the addition of specialty coffee and tea! Treat your special person to an afternoon out at their cozy tasting room or join them for one of their weekly events. 

Give the Gift of Green

  • Bates Flowers by DZyne can create a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers or pick up a succulent for those who like to grow their own. With the addition of great home decorations, Bate’s has a little something for everyone. 
  • Grinnell Farmers Market vendors have product available locally in the off-season. Check out the list of participating vendors at You can also purchase Farmers Market gift certificates to be used for the 2019 market at the Grinnell Chamber office. Call 641-236-6555 for more details. 
  • Theisen’s offers everything you need for the gardener in your life. Grab outdoor supplies available now or pick up a gift card they can use on flowers come spring.

Give the Gift of Health and Wellness

  • Acupuncture Clinic of Grinnell offers everything needed to get your mind clear this holiday season. From acupuncture, to Feng Shui to Herbal Medicine, Anne Stephens can provide personalized treatment programs for anyone.
  • Anytime Fitnessis currently running a special with 2 months of membership free when you sign up for a full year! They’ve got brand new equipment, personal trainers, and supplements available to help your loved ones achieve their fitness goals. Gift certificates are available.
  • Bikes to You has all the gear your bike rider will need for 2019. With options like clothing and headlights, bike locks and water bottles, or maybe even a new bike, there’s something for every skill level available. 
  • Brown's Shoe Fit has a great selection of running shoes for your loved one to step into the new year in style!
  • Grinnell College Golf Course can help you get your golfer ready for the 2019 season. Their pro-shop has all the latest gear and can be shopped in person or online! You can also purchase 2019 season passes or pick up a gift card online.
  • Oakland Acres Golf Club has 2019 membership on sale or purchase a gift certificate for your future PGA golfer to practice their swing on the indoor simulators.
  • Paul W Ahrens Fitness Center Crossfit Poweshiek are conveniently located downtown with access to personal trainers and nutritionists to help you get back on track this holiday season. 
  • Postel’s Community Health Park offers a variety of services from massage and relaxation therapies to salt scrubs, body wraps and more. They also have essential oils available for purchase! Give the gift of relaxation with a gift certificate. They’re currently running a special, buy $100 for $80!
  • Sadler Acupuncture specialized in pain treatment. With patient-centered care, Danielle can help you or your loved one start the year off feeling less pain.

Give the Gift of Iowa Pride

  • Awards Unlimited has all the GHS gear your friends and family need to cheer on the Tigers in 2019.
  • Giggles and Bows can keep your little Cyclone or Hawkeye ready for game day with a huge selection of ISU or Iowa gear. 
  • Loralei’s Giftshoppe has unique Home Sweet Iowa decorations and Iowa made candles so you and your loved ones can sport your Iowa Pride in every room of the house! 
  • Pioneer Bookshop brings Pioneer Pride downtown with their great selection of Grinnell College gear. They also have a cool new Grinnell, Iowa sweatshirt. Stop by and pick one up – supplies are limited!

Give the Gift of an Updated Look

  • Anna Kayte’s Boutique has all the latest fashion for the ladies in your life. Shop online and pick up in store! 
  • Bill’s Jewelry has you covered if you’re looking for something a little sparkly under the tree this year. Spend $500 and get $50 off!
  • The Glass Gift Box gives you the ability to pull double duty this holiday season. The latest in-home décor and women’s fashion with proceeds going to the hospital’s Auxiliary it’s a perfect place to shop and give back.
  • Lil’ Miss Chic Children’s Boutique will make sure your girls are perfectly dressed with great casual pieces and runway ready outfits for all those holiday parties.
  • Phase 2 Consignments brings men and women’s gently used fashion to downtown Grinnell, making it convenient to pick up a few pieces this holiday season. They also have a great selection of kids’ clothes and jewelry! 
  • Wagon Wheels West has all your men’s and women’s western wear, accessories, and home décor. 

Give the Gift of a Full Stomach

Give the Gift of Lunch

Give the Gift of a Full Fridge

Give the Gift of Cherished Memories

  • Give the gift of forever memories with a photo package by Cory Hall Photography, Jennifer Weinman Photography or Jessica Greenwell Photography. All our local photographers do studio portraits or travel to where your family is most comfortable!
  • Total Choice Shipping & Printing can put those new photos on beautiful canvases or photo cards for you to share this holiday season. Don’t forget they can ship all of your gifts as well!
  • Ballyhoo in Ink can personalize nearly anything you can imagine (they often hand out their logo printed on a walnut shell) along with custom t-shirts, mugs, signs, and more. If you can dream it, they can make it happen.
  • Beckman Gallery & Gifts has beautiful custom frames for all those new family photos so they can be displayed in your loved one’s home.
  • Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore has a great selection of unique gifts this holiday season. From ornaments to home décor, books and calendars, to cards and gift bags, stop by and find that perfect gift for your loved one.

Give the Gift of DIY

  • Looking for the ever-popular chalk paint? Perhaps a new set of tools or planters are on someone’s wish list. Paul’s Ace Hardware has all the supplies and gear your DIY-er needs this holiday season. Not sure what to get? Gift cards are always a great selection!
  • Malcolm Lumber has the materials for all your woodworking projects (including pallets)! After touring their new kitchen and bath studio you may want to give yourself a big something this holiday season.
  • Village Decorating Studio will be your go-to stop for the HGTV lover in your home. Flooring, window treatments, cabinetry, paint and more, Lori and her team will help you design the house of your dreams this holiday season.

Give Man’s Best Friend a Gift

  • Hair of the Dog Salon can pamper your best friend with a wash, a groom or you can pick up a new toy and treat to keep them busy while everyone else is opening presents. With a great selection of healthy dog food, your best bud is sure to be wagging their tail this holiday season.
  • Poweshiek Animal Shelter’s PALS Park membership is the perfect gift to get your buddy out and playing in 2019. Their 2.5 acre space features a wooded walk area, agility training equipment and a separate space for small dogs!

Give the Gift of a Car Refresh

  • If your loved one is traveling this holiday season, treat them to a tune up and check with Linder Tire to make sure they make it to their destination safely! 
  • Arnold Motor Supply and Napa Auto Parts have all the pieces your gear head needs to do their own work. Gift cards are available at both locations!
  • We haven’t had snow yet but we’re sure to get some this winter so give the gift of safety with new winter tires from Grinnell Firestone this holiday season!
  • Give the gift of the ultimate garage update – a new car! Steve Link Ford Lincoln and Wes Finch Auto Plaza have great options for those looking to drive into 2019 in style.

Give the Give of Usefulness

  • New furniture from Uhlmann’s Home Furnishings will ensure your loved one (or yourself) is perfectly comfortable while unwrapping gifts or watching your favorite movies this holiday season.
  • Trying to stay in touch more in 2019? A new phone or tablet from US Cellular or Verizon would be a perfect fit. They also have a great supply of accessories for all your electronic devices!
  • Give the gift of new appliances from Starnes TV & Appliance

Still aren't sure what to get them? Grinnell Bucks always make a great gift!

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