An Okoboji Christmas: The Ultimate Gift Giving Guide

We invite you to come HOME to Okoboji this Holiday Season! There is still so much to SEE, EAT and DO!  While you are here be sure to check out vast array of shopping venues to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list!

Boat House Apparel reflects a lake lifestyle that is about making memories, relaxation, and always smooth sailing! With a wide selection of clothing, shoes and accessories make sure to shop Boat House Apparel for just the right gift for the Okoboji Lover in your life.

If you need a quick stop on the way anywhere in the Iowa Great Lakes for a hostess gift, flowers or an accessory to round off your holiday party outfit make a stop at Elements Design Studio in Arnolds Park.  Looking for a gift that keeps giving the whole year through?  Purchase a beautiful bouquet of flowers a month for the flower lover on your Christmas List.

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From dressy to casual Fashion Formula's selection of clothing, shoes and accessories will most definitely allow you to check some gifts off the list.  Their full line of purses and jewelry throughout the store are a perfect and thoughtful gift anytime of the year.

Homeology in Arnolds Park is decked out for the Holiday's and is sure to help you get the hard to buy for person crossed off that list!  Homeology carries a full line of Pudus, the soft, comfy and cozy slippers, mittens or hats, which happen to be on Oprah's list of favorite things!  You can also find a beautiful array of home decor and so much more! Have a "friends" gift exchange? You can find something for everyone on the list!

Whether you are hosting for the Holidays or in need of a hostess gift Interiors in the Great Lakes Mall has it all!  Interiors has everything you need to trim the tree, makeover an entire room, or just add some accents to spruce it up.  You will also find great hostess gifts to have on hand when you get invited to that last minute Holiday Party.

Did you know that you don't even need to leave Okoboji to find top-of-the-line, elegant women's lingerie?  Lace provides exceptional designs and personalized fittings by experienced, friendly staff.  A gift from Lace is sure to please her (and probably him too).

The Little Red Gift Gallery is the place to go for beautiful one of a kind hand-made gifts by local artists. Located inside the Pearson Lakes Art Center, the Little Red Gift Gallery features locally made art, jewelry, pottery pieces, cards and so much more!

A hidden treasure, especially if you have children on your shopping list is the gift shop in the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum.  With a huge selection of books for all ages, puzzles, Ty animals, dolls, and dinosaurs you are sure to find something for every youngster.  While you are there, check out their extensive line of Okoboji wear and books about the area.

From functional to fab Mary's Gift Shoppe has everything you need to make the special lady in your life feel thought of this holiday season. You will find clothing for women and babies, a whole room of kitchen gadgets, barware, home decor, Pudus fleece slipper socks, the largest selection of gourmet food in the area and so much MORE! Mary and her friendly and helpful staff will greet you at the door and help you find just what you are looking for.  They will even help you make up a fabulous gift basket with just the right items for the person who has everything.

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Experience professional skincare services and products in the hands of skin Therapists at Okoboji Skin Care. The skin experts at Okoboji Skin Care are some of the nicest people you will ever meet and they will help you pick out an amazingly thoughtful and unique gift for all the ladies and YES men on your shopping list.  From make-up, to soaps, cosmetic bags and so much more if you want your gift to be the highlight of any Christmas gathering stop by Okoboji Skin Care!

Ok guys! Palm at the Park is the new kid on the block for distinctive women's wear that will be sure to show her how much you care!  The friendly sales staff will help you pick out the perfect outfit complete with accessories and stocking stuffers for the special lady in your life. With a full line of Lilly Pulitzer clothing you are sure to leave her speechless with a gift from Palm at the Park!

Spirit Lake Silver and Gold is your one stop for the Jewelry lover on your shopping list.  With a full line of Okoboji Jewelry, pendants, earrings, watches for him and her you will want to take time to browse their huge inventory to find just the perfect gift for that someone special.

The Three Sons is one stop shopping for everyone on your shopping list!  Who doesn't NEED and WANT their very own University of Okoboji sweatshirt or fleece lined flannel blanket, not to mention a new University of Okoboji pullover or T-Shirt.  While you are there be sure to pick up Tom Gustafson's new book showcasing Okoboji from sunrise to sunset from a Bird's eye view.

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Shopping for the wee ones on your list?  The Wild Child carries the latest fashions in clothes and toys for all of the boys and girls in your life! From infants to tweens this is your place for holiday program or concert wear as well as all the casual clothing for everyday wear.  There is also a full line of toys by Melissa and Doug and much more!

It is most definitely sweater weather and it is most definitely THE GIFT that every girl is more than happy to accept for Christmas.  The Look is your place to find the perfect cozy sweater!  While you are there grab a fashionable winter coat to keep her warm through spring.  As a bonus the friendly staff will gift wrap for you at no extra charge.

Do you have hard to buy for teens and college aged girls on your list that you have no idea what to buy?  Look no further than West Boutique at Okoboji Boat Works for trendy outfits they are sure to love.  While you are there grab a festive outfit or shirt for all your Holiday occasions.

If you are looking for the finest in Sterling Silver Jewelry look no further than Dellapina, a family owned and operated business originated out of Peru.   Owner and designer, Marcy Costello, offers her family’s homemade sterling silver jewelry right here in the Iowa Great Lakes. Authentic sterling silver and uniquely designed rings, necklaces, bracelets, charms and much more can be found in the lakeside shop at the Central Emporium and the Holiday shop in Lake Park. Can’t find exactly what you are looking for? No problem! Marcy can design and create a piece for you.  Contact Marcy at: marcydellapina@icloud.com.

And don't forget that you can never go wrong with Gift Certificates available at all the above stores as well as our many fine dining establishments.  Arnolds Park Passes are a must have item every Christmas, sign up HERE for the Arnolds Park Newsletter and get Black Friday and Cyber Monday ticket specials.  You can even buy gift voucher books for the Okoboji Summer Theater,  painting at Kurio Kastle, Yoga classes at the Studio Yoga and Barre or Yoga Okoboji, classes at Creative Spirits, Mini-golf, really the options are endless!

Finally, finally....We just can't stop there are just sooooo many great gift ideas in the Iowa Great Lakes....you will want to supply the whole family with Winter Games gear! From coats, to hats, to sweatshirts, to pull overs, and long sleeve T's there is something for absolutely everyone!  To purchase online: Click Here, or stop by the Iowa Great Lakes Chamber office in Arnolds Park.  After Thanksgiving you'll be able to find Winter Games gear at many local stores!

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