Start with the candy
If there’s a candy in this world, you can probably find it at the Wakarusa Dime Store. Your childhood favorites? Yep, they’ve got it. For hand-dipped chocolates, there’s no place like Olympia Candy Kitchen in Goshen for a box of turtles and a phosphate from their old-fashioned soda fountain. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a gelato while browsing The Nut Shoppe down the street.
Something for the home
“That would look great in the living room!” You’ll be saying that over and over again at the Village Shops at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. Browse five different shops for everything from home decor, quilts and the latest handy gadgets for the kitchen. (Or, you know, you could just follow your nose to the bakery.)
Some things just stand the test of time. The Beardsley Avenue Antiques District in Elkhart is brimming with long-lost treasures. Rejoice in sharing a new use for vintage furniture, artwork, fashions and home decor, or take someone on a trip back in time. Remember, everything old is new again.
Now this is cool
Vinyl is back in, and you’ll never feel more cool than at Ignition Music Garage in Goshen. Upgrade someone’s home stereo, stuff the stocking with great accessories, and buy tickets for a great show at one of the most intimate concert venues you’ll find around.
Won’t fit under the tree, still really awesome
Amish woodworkers are famed for making quality furnishings that shine and stand the test of time. So what that this rocker or that dining room set won’t fit under a Christmas tree? It’s the kind of gift that takes your breath away. Nappanee is famed for craftsmanship — why not check out Homestyle Furniture in Nappanee?
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