| By Mari Hall |
Featured photo by Dan Francis Photography
The holiday season is upon us, and there are businesses aplenty in downtown Fargo ready to help you with all of your gift-giving needs (no matter who you’re shopping for).
Whether you bring home perfectly baked goodness or tuck a gift card in their stocking, one thing is for sure: You can’t go wrong with Insomnia Cookies.
Cookies, cakes, and confections, oh my! Nichole’s is an excellent choice for anyone, but especially those who might have a birthday around the holidays.
The best donuts in town sort of speak for themselves.
Cookie dough and ice cream might be their calling cards, but they have a plethora of other treats, like popcorn and craft sodas.
With a veritable bonanza of flavors, ice cream lovers will scream when they see a Silver Lining gift card in their stocking.
Ice cream from Tea & Crepe isn’t just delicious treat, it’s an experience. Watching a mix of milk and whatever toppings you pick transform into Thai ice cream is a big part of the fun.
Located inside Unglued, Yeobo has the perfect stocking stuffers, with hand-made gummies galore and plenty of other delectable treats to choose from.
From top-tier running shoes to all the cold-weather gear for the brave souls who run outside year-round, Beyond Running is the place to head for anyone on your list addicted to running.
Whether you want to give the gift of the latest athleisure style or purchase classes for the yogi or spin master on your list, Fly Fitness has you covered. Not sure which direction to go? They have gift cards, too.
Not only do they have the cutest, comfiest workout gear, but they also offer both traditional and digital gift cards, so you can gift however works best for you!
Great Northern Bicycle Co. has absolutely everything for that bicyclist on your list, from the casual rider to the expert.
Shopping for a hiker, camper, or climber? Head to Outermost Layer, a part of Beyond Running, to find everything from stocking stuffers to a gift that they’ll use for years to come.
Help your loved one bring the outside in with tons of houseplants to choose from. Not sure what kind of plant to pick? The staff have the expertise to help you find the perfect gift.
For anyone who likes to live life on the edge, a gift card to Rough Cut Social is the way to go. From the novice to the expert axe thrower, they’ll be sure to have a whacking good (and safe!) time.
This counter-culture store is the place to go for skater apparel, international snacks, incense for days, and anything else you need for the coolest people on your gifting list.
With board gear, apparel, and shoes, THIS Skateshop is the place to go for any skater no matter their skill level.
No outfit would be complete without the perfect kicks, and Boots & Heels has you covered with the latest styles.
For the fashionable gentlemen in your life, make sure to head to Halberstadt’s. From high-quality tees to suits, they’ll keep your loved ones looking fresh.
For anyone on your list who likes to keep it cozy, stop in Kindred People for a curated selection of the coziest fashion around.
Got someone on your list who always seems to be wearing the latest trends? Head to Kittsona to find everything they need to keep their style game sharp.
Proper is all about the modern look at accessible prices, and it’s definitely the place to go for anyone on your list with a quirky sense of style.
With a bright pink storefront you won’t miss, the Mason Jar is where you’ll find the perfect gift for your chic family and friends.
Downtown Fargo’s newest addition, The Nines has a wide array of super stylish goodies in their brand-new location.
Carmine & Hayworth doesn’t do boring holiday gifts. From stellar vintage finds to an array of products from women-owned businesses, this shop has your funky needs covered.
Look no further for high-quality vintage jewelry, art, and décor. Reed & Taylor no shortage of treasures to find for the collector on your list.
If you’re on the hunt for vintage clothing, killer coats, old-school games, or some throwback merch, Revolver is the place to go.
For anyone on your list with a retro fashion sense, head to Violet Vintage. They’re curated selection of early to mid-twentieth century clothing is bound to have the perfect gift.
An artist collective gallery, Dakota Fine Art offers more than just an amazing selection of art to grace the walls of any home. They also have artisan jewelry and pottery for the discerning eye on your holiday shopping list.
The longest consecutive-running artist cooperative gallery in the country, you’ll find a treasure trove of gifts in the Made in Fargo Gift Shop, all made by artists from Minnesota and North Dakota.
A trip to the Plains is a great gift in and of itself, but they have an incredible gift shop for the art history nerd or creative soul on your list, too.
O’Day Cache is the perfect shop to look for worldly gifts of all kinds. With a wide array of items carefully selected from around the globe, you’re sure to find the right gift for the globetrotter on your list.
Not only does Unglued offer something for anyone on your list, but everything in the shop is made by regional makers. This is the place to go for your one-of-a-kind gifting needs.
The Fargo Theatre is the place to go for any film buffs, from film passes for future movie nights to merch with the iconic Fargo Theatre sign.
Children’s toys, tabletop games, puzzles, and socks. Game Giant really does have it all, and the perfect gift is just waiting to be found.
As their name implies, that have comics and cards galore, but they also offer a huge selection of board games for the nerdiest gifts in town.
Replay Games takes the arcade concept and brings it to modern-day video gaming, and their gameplay passes would make ideal stocking stuffers for the gamer on your list.
For the book nerds and tea drinkers, head to Zandbroz. They have everything you need for the readers in your life.
Handpicked Goods offers aesthetic housewares aplenty, from classy planters to party décor. It’s a must-stop when shopping for anyone with a curated home.
Mint + Basil is your go-to destination for housewares made to last, from Le Creuset to earthy décor.
From sleek home accents to practical home goods, ScanDesign is an excellent place to go for the sensible person on your list.
For the Scandinavian in your life who appreciates all things hygge, head to Stabo for everything from Dala horse décor to Nyform trolls.
Whether they’ve been playing for years or have been thinking about picking up a guitar for the first time, Gruber Guitars is the place to go.
Head to Orange Records if you’re looking for new and used records, cassettes, incense, tees, and posters. Whether they’re a metalhead or into old school blue grass, Orange Records is sure to have the right gift.
Vinyl Giant is the place to go for a huge selection of new and used records as well as new and used record players, plus they’re a sister business with Game Giant, so you can maximize your shopping time.
Whether you’re hoping to pop the question, give a meaningful anniversary gift, or celebrate a special occasion this holiday season, Royal Jewelers are the experts to trust. They’ve been in the heart of downtown Fargo for nearly a century.