Bismarck’s Local Business Gift Guide

Nov 15, 2023

A report study from Mint Intuit recently revealed that 82% of people in the United States prioritize shopping locally when they can. Shopping locally fuels the local economy, fosters a sense of community, and reduces the carbon footprint associated with shipping goods from afar. More importantly, shopping locally means you are most likely getting something unique that will be cherished. 

I love our community in Bismarck-Mandan, so my team and I put together this gift guide with some of our favorite local shops so you can choose something special for everyone on your li

8 Local Gift Ideas

1. Walkers n’ Daughters Jewelry

Who doesn’t love jewelry? Walkers n’ Daughters Jewelers offers a diverse selection of fine gifts, jewelry, exquisite timepieces, and in-house repair services, they’re dedicated to providing exceptional customer experiences. Shopping that is impossible to buy for a person? Why not give the gift of time? From desk clocks to magnificent timepieces for your wall, Walkers n’ Daughters Jewelers offers a remarkable collection of clocks to suit every taste and style.

2. Shree Beauty & Brow Art

Shree offers much more than brow art, although that’s the go-to place to get your brows ready for the holidays. For a rejuvenating spa experience, Shree Beauty & Brow Art offers personalized facials and a range of beauty services that will leave your skin looking and feeling its best. Their skilled skin care specialists tailor each facial to address your unique skin concerns, whether it’s pigmentation, acne, or signs of aging, ensuring you receive the perfect treatment for your needs. A spa gift card is the perfect way to show that special someone on your list that you care about their well-being.

3. Uptowne Loft Boutique 

Local mother-daughter duo Kalene and Tammy started Uptowne Loft Boutique as an online store they ran out of Kalene’s basement. Now, they own a beautiful store inside Bismarck’s Kirkwood Mall. These carry high-quality fashion and accessories. Even better, if you need help choosing the right outfit for you, just ask for help! You can still shop online here if you prefer.

4. The Fruit Boutique 

If you need an edible gift, look no further than The Fruit Boutique. They create custom chocolate-dipped fruit arrangements right here in Bismarck. They have lots of different options and can create a display based on your preferences. You can grab and go from their storefront, or they’ll deliver it for you. Check out all their options here, and try to not let your mouth water.

5. Halberstadt’s Bismarck 

This is the go-to destination in North Dakota for exceptional men’s fashion. As a locally-owned, premier specialty menswear store, they offer a full line of clothing and accessories, from suits and sport coats to denim, shoes, dress shirts, ties, and more. Plus, their inclusive range of Big & Tall options and expert alteration services ensure that every gentleman finds the perfect fit and style, making it an ideal choice for finding thoughtful and well-crafted gifts. Looking for the perfect shirt? The Mizzen+Main City Flannel in Red and Black Buffalo makes the perfect gift for the stylish man in your life! These are also perfect for photo sessions, hint, hint!

6. Punky’s  

If you haven’t been to Punky’s yet, this is your sign to stop by and check them out. Punky’s offers tons of gift options for everyone on your list. They’re super helpful if you need ideas, too. They have a range of gifts from bath bombs, lotions, to clothing and candles, to decor and accessories. You can shop in the store or online here. Punky’s offers gift cards, too!

7. Cardens Custom Framing 

Cardens offers incredible high-quality local framing, but that’s not all! They also carry local artists’ work that’s available to purchase, as well as high-quality art supplies. They have paints, canvases, and everything in between that you need to fuel your creative spark. Stop by and shop for the artist in your life (or yourself!).

8. Studio Photography in Bismarck, ND

I would be remiss not to mention my services in this local gift guide. Angela Diane Photography offers the perfect gift for your loved ones – the gift of timeless memories. Consider a gift certificate to capture cherished moments that will be enjoyed for generations. A gift certificate can be used towards the session fee or custom artwork. One of my clients received one at her baby shower and used the gift certificate toward her newborn album. 

Contact me today to give the gift of beautiful, personalized portraits that will last a lifetime.