Last-minute Christmas shopping doesn’t have to stress you out. These seven shops around the Elkhart County region are open with COVID-19 precautions in place to keep you safe and are ready and willing to help you finish up in time to enjoy all the Christmas cookies you want.
One stop shopping
Explore five unique shops on one campus at the Essenhaus Village Shops in Middlebury. You’ll find everything you need for everyone on your list here including inspirational gifts, framed artwork, games, lake, coastal and farmhouse-inspired décor, handbags, jewelry, quilts, fragrances, clothing and much more. Added bonus, you can stop in the bakery and grab a donut and coffee for yourself.
“Perfume is the art that makes memory speak”
It has been said that perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance. Wrap up your gift giving with a unique organic fragrance from Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery in Ligonier.
Everything old is new again
It’s fitting that handcraftsmanship still thrives in this historic furniture factory that dates back to 1887. Today, Coppes Commons in Nappanee houses a welcoming collection of locally-owned shops that feature baked goods fresh from the oven, bulk foods, hand-woven rugs, custom tea blends, fabrics, books, antiques, popcorn and pretzels.
Your shopping is in the bag
The Old Bag Factory is a century-old, repurposed bag factory that is now home to producing artists, antiques, specialty shops and cafes. Discover everything from handcrafted furniture to high-fired pottery in Goshen.
All things homey at Linton’s
Breeze through Linton’s Enchanted Gardens and you’ll find everything from home decor to plants to accessories such as coveted Vera Bradley handbags. You’ll find out why Linton’s is far, far more than a garden center. (Oh, and you can recharge with a snack at the Garden Cafe while you’re at it.)
Clean the slate at Soapy Gnome
The Soapy Gnome is the perfect quick stop for a hostess gift. Whether you’re making an out-of-town trip or just crossing town for a holiday party, you’ll delight your hosts with a hand-crafted soap or skin care product featuring all-natural ingredients.
A bit of candy heaven in Wakarusa
You’ll think you died and went to candy heaven here. You can start with the beloved jumbo jelly beans, but your head will turn when you realize Wakarusa Dime Store stocks all your childhood candy favorites. (Zagnut? Yes!) Before you leave, take home a pound of their gourmet fudge or a sack of novelty candies for the road.