Shop INDY: A Local Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s that time of year again – the holidays are upon us! Indianapolis Moms are a strong supporter of our local businesses and want to encourage you to shop small this season. We have rounded up a list of our favorite shops and businesses in and around Indianapolis to help you find that perfect gift for your friends and family this holiday season. This year has been a hard year, so make an effort to buy local holiday gifts for friends and family! And be sure to post your purchases on social media and use the hashtag #shopINDY to show your love to these brands!

Special thanks to our sponsors who made this guide possible!

Lola Blu Boutique is a little hidden gem located in the heart of Broad Ripple Village along the Monon Trail. They offer a wide variety of affordable bohemian-inspired women’s clothing, soft comfy basics, shoes, jewelry, accessories, and gifts.
Address: 6350 Cornell Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Brightly Art Studio is a process art based studio that offers clubs, classes, camps, & celebrations to kids & adults. It’s their mission to encourage community, explore creativity, & elevate fun. Give the gift of a class this holiday season!
Address: 22 E Main St, Brownsburg, IN 46112

civvies is a women-owned boutique featuring hand-picked clothing and accessories. Their location in south Broad Ripple has been open for five years now. They love the space on 54th street near the Monon Trail. civvies can’t wait to meet you and help you find a piece to add to your wardrobe that makes you feel your best!

Address: 1134 East 54th Street Studio L, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Meet Stephanie Martin – she is Stephanie the Travel Mom with Marvelous Mouse Travels. She offers free, full service vacation planning to all her clients to Disney destinations, Universal Orlando, all inclusive resorts, cruising and more!

State of Grace was created as a store intended to fill a gap in the fashion market: bringing women of all backgrounds, shapes and sizes together to celebrate each other. Founded by Indianapolis native, Libby Springer, State of Grace was designed to be a little different than your “typical” clothing store as a place founded on the belief that true success is found in empowering each other and giving back to the community.

Address: 11679 Olio Rd, Fishers, IN 46037

Dr. Doug originally created this company to help people that he’s encountered throughout his OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) journey. As the idea blossomed into the Dr. Doug’s Miracle Balms brand, Doug continued wanting to help people. Thus, he created different lines of balms with different ingredients to help achieve the three main goals of Dr. Doug’s Balms: Protect, Heal, & Restore.

Support Local Non-Profit Organizations

If you are looking to give this holiday season, here are a few local nonprofit organizations that would be great options to provide to this holiday season!

Cocktails and Caregivers

Through care cards, social support groups, and grants, Cocktails & Chemo is reaching out to caregivers, creating a soft place for them to land on the hard days. 

The O'Connor House

The O’Connor House Mission is to provide a Christian home to help single, pregnant, homeless women improve life for themselves and their children.

The Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition

The mission is to promote, empower, embrace, and encourage African-American women to breastfeed. Our vision is for all babies who possibly can to start breastfeeding within the first hour of birth.

Indianapolis Humane Society

As a limited-admission shelter, they take in as many cats and dogs as they can save every day, week, month, and year, and never euthanize due to time or space.

Domestic Violence Network

The mission of the Domestic Violence Network is to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration in the community at large.

The Little Timmy Project

​The Little Timmy Project (TLTP) is a local nonprofit organization that provides support, collaborative efforts, and advocacy for birthing persons in the community. Their goal is to promote positive health decisions while addressing the maternal crisis in Indiana.

Other Local Gift Ideas

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Kait is a small town, Indiana girl who knew she was destined for the Big(ger) City when she grew up. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education, she found her love and passion as a second grade teacher in Indianapolis, where she has been teaching for nine years. Kait is the mom to three sweet littles, Cohen, Lola and Remy, and a teenage step-daughter. When she isn’t busy attempting to play Super Mom, she enjoys running, fashion, iced coffee and spending time with her family. Kait and her husband Kurtis reside in Westfield where they are raising their young family. You can catch up with her wild journey through motherhood on her blog, High Heels and Mommy Ordeals.

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