Shop Okoboji This Holiday Season

We invite you to come home to Okoboji this Holiday Season! There is still so much to SEE, EAT and DO in Okoboji!  You'll also want to check out vast array of shopping venues to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list!

Allure & Co.

Allure & Co. is a modern boutique where like-minded individuals work together in a creative workspace.  The experience can include shopping for contemporary furniture, rugs, lighting home décor, as well as women and kids apparel and activewear, including LuLuLemon.  Furthermore, you can take in a yoga or barre class from The Studio, get your hair cut AND meet a friend for coffee!


Barn Swallow

For something a bit more unusual, check out the large cache of wonderful surprises in the Barn Swallow Gift Shop. Enjoy browsing through this spacious shop of twists and turns, with unique items of all kinds displayed in every nook and cranny. Extensive selection of Okoboji sweatshirts, hoodies, and t-shirts. Largest selection of adult and children's books in the area. Paintings, home décor, seasonal decorations, jewelry, puzzles, greeting cards, purses, candles, plus much more! Make sure to stop upstairs for the truly unique kid’s department full of books, toys, games for indoor and outdoor fun and baby gifts. Truly an adventure in shopping. Open seven days a week, year-round.

Barn Swallow Ornaments

Boat House Apparel

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 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:


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.

Elements gift options

Fashion Formula

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? There is something for everyone on the list!

Shopping at Homology


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.

Little Red Gift Gallery

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!

New this season is the Makers Market at the Art Center! Find handcrafted creations for every budget! The Little Red Gift Gallery is bursting with holiday cheer and has spilled into the Weaver Lobby Gallery. Come and shop the ever changing inventory with new items being added often through December 22nd.

Maritime Museum

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 selection of Ty animals, dolls, and dinosaurs and more, 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.

Okoboji sweatshirts in boat

Mary's Gift Shoppe

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, 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.

Mary's Gift Shop Christmas Tree

Palm at the Park

Ok guys! Palm at the Park is your stop 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

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

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.

The Three Sons

The Wild Child

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!

The Look 

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.

West Boutique

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.  Furthermore, while you are there grab a festive outfit or shirt for all your Holiday occasions.

West Boutique

Antique Treasure Hunt

Looking for a really unique gift for the hardest person on your list check out our great variety of antique and re-purposed stores.  The Old School Mercantile is the newest shopping center in the heart of Arnolds Park filled with antiques and treasures sure to spark memories.  The Spirit Lake Antique Mall is right next to Pizza Ranch.  Antiques Etc. in Milford will wow you as you wind through the building.  Other must stops include: Picket Trail in Fostoria, Timeless Consignments in Spirit Lake, and Antiques of Okoboji and Okoboji Antique mall right in the same parking lot in Arnolds Park.

Gift Cards Fit Everyone

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.  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, Mini-golf, really the options are endless!

Winter Games Gear

Finally, finally....We just can't stop there are just sooooo many great gift ideas in the Iowa Great 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!

new 2024 gear for winter games