Small Business Saturday is a great way to find a one-of-a-kind item or a handmade craft that will be a favorite gift for years to come. Plus, you’ll support local businesses and artisans. Is there anything more jolly than shopping local? After you’ve stuffed yourself on a Thanksgiving feast and are ready to welcome the holidays, stop by the quaint Southern Indiana downtowns for holiday shopping:
Find handmade, primitive gifts on the backroads in Southern Indiana. Visit numerous fabric shops, novelty shops, greenhouses, bulk grocery shops, and shoe stores. Be sure to stop at the bakery for a shopping break and midday snack.
Nearby: Daviess County Museum, The Lodge Restaurant of Loogootee, Main Street Shopping
Explore the historic downtown that surrounds the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. The eclectic variety of shops offer rare books, wine and beermaking supplies, upcycled furniture, handmade goods, art, and more. The quaint storefronts make for a picture-perfect holiday shopping experience.
Nearby: Corydon Capitol State Historic Sites, Frederick’s Café, Harrison County Artisan Center
Find antiques, primitives, craft supplies, home décor, furnishings, trendy clothing, outlets, and more along the brick-paved sidewalks in this historic district. The restored Victorian downtown is home to over two dozen locally owned shops and eateries.
Nearby: Jasper Arts Center/ Krempp Gallery, Schnitzelbank Restaurant, Downtown Jasper Shopping
Many shops in this community are known for their handcrafted art from local artisans. These décor items, furnishings, and trinkets will warm up any home for the holiday season. Be sure to stop by the bakery for a piping hot cup of coffee to fuel your day of shopping.
Nearby: Carriage Inn
The quirky creations in these downtown boutiques will be your Secret Santa’s favorite gift. Bring home and wrap up musical antiques, kitchen gadgets, vintage comics, sculptures, etched glass, and Hoosier décor from this corner of Southern Indiana.
Nearby: The Roofless Church, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, Harmonist Labyrinth
‘Tis the best season to visit the most festive town in Indiana, Santa Claus! Shop the gigantic Santa Claus Christmas Store, Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop, Santa’s Toys, and more. It’s the perfect place to get into the holiday season and let loose your inner child.
Nearby: Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery, Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Monastery Immaculate Conception
The charming Main Street includes boutiques, specialty stores, gift shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Bring home nostalgic candy, enjoy specialty food items and artisan pastries, find handmade jewelry, and more.
Nearby: Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, Vincennes State Historic Sites, George Rogers Clark National Historic Park
Write your list and check it twice, because Southern Indiana has that special gift for your special someone.