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2022 Downtown Fargo Holiday Shopping Guide

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| By Mari Hall |

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With Halloween in the rear-view mirror, we’re quickly approaching the holiday season. Next stop: holiday shopping. With perennial favorites to swing by and brand-new shops to explore, heading to downtown Fargo makes finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list a breeze.

 

For the Sweet Tooth

Insomnia Cookies

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.

Nichole’s Fine Pastry & Cafė

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.

Sandy’s Donuts

The best donuts in town sort of speak for themselves.

Scoop N Dough Candy Co.

Cookie dough and ice cream might be their calling cards, but they have a plethora of other treats, like popcorn and craft sodas.

Silver Lining Creamery

With a veritable bonanza of flavors, ice cream lovers will scream when they see a Silver Lining gift card in their stocking.

Tea & Crepe Fargo

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.

Yeobo Sweet Shop

Located inside Unglued, Yeobo has the perfect stocking stuffers, with hand-made gummies galore and plenty of other delectable treats to choose from.

 

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For the Fitness Fanatic

Beyond Running

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.

Downtown Yoga

Whether their a budding yogi or have been practicing for years, a membership to Downtown Yoga is sure to help them grow their practice.

Fly Fitness

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.

Pure Barre

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!

🆕 Yuj Yoga

Give the gift of a mindfulness practice at the newest studio in the downtown neighborhood. Yuj is founded on the practice of uniting and growing together.

 

For the Nature Enthusiast

🆕 Botanical Brothers

A plant lover’s dream, Botanical Brothers is the perfect place to go for houseplants you might have a hard time finding elsewhere. They also offer a wide array of accessories, from propagation stations to all the right green thumb tools.

Great Northern Bicycle Co.

Great Northern Bicycle Co. has absolutely everything for that bicyclist on your list, from the casual rider to the expert.

Outermost Layer

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.

Prairie Petals

Help your loved one bring the outside in with a curated selection 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.

Rough Cut Social

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.

 

 

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For the Skater

Discontent

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.

🆕 Ninja Skate Versatile Outlets

New to downtown Fargo, Ninja Skate has skater gear, plus California-style streetwear and so much more!

THIS Skateshop

With board gear, apparel, and shoes, THIS Skateshop is the place to go for any skater no matter their skill level.

 

 

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For the Fashion Forward

Boots & Heels

No outfit would be complete without the perfect kicks, and Boots & Heels has you covered with the latest styles.

Halberstadt’s

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.

Kindred People

For anyone on your list who likes to keep it cozy, stop in Kindred People for a curated selection of the coziest fashion around.

Kittsona

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

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.

The Mason Jar

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.

The Nines

The Nines has a wide array of super stylish goodies, including a solid selection of plus size clothing and every kind of boot you could wish for.

 

For the Time Traveler

Carmine & Hayworth Vintage

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.

🆕 Gatherings Collective

A new kind of thrifting experience has come downtown! Gatherings Collective is a great stop when you’re looking for that eco-conscious person on your list, and you’re sure to find one-of-a-kind gifts they won’t get from anyone else.

Reed & Taylor Antiques

Look no further for high-quality vintage jewelry, art, and décor. Reed & Taylor have no shortage of treasures to find for the collector on your list.

Revolver

If you’re on the hunt for vintage clothing, killer coats, old-school games, or some throwback merch, Revolver is the place to go.

Violet Vintage

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.

 

For the Art Buff

Dakota Fine Art

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.

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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.

Plains Art Museum

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.

 

 

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For the Niche Aesthetic

🆕 Kendall Barbie Beauty

Make-up and skincare and stickers, oh my! Kendall Barbie Beauty is the place to go for rad gifts, including thoughtful brands and affirming goodies galore.

O’Day Cachė

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.

🆕 Salt Hill Gallery

One of downtown Fargo’s newest businesses, Salt Hill Gallery offers a refined collection of artistic jewelry and other artisan goods.

🆕 Scribble Lady Co.

This newly launched endeavor by Designed By Hannah has a pop-up in Roberts Alley for the holiday season, where you’ll find quirky stickers, cool AF jumpsuits and patches, art supplies, and more.

Unglued

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.

 

 

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For the Brainiac

Fargo Theatre

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.

Game Giant

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.

Paradox Comics-N-Cards

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

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.

Zandbroz Variety

For the book nerds and tea drinkers, head to Zandbroz. They have everything you need for the readers in your life.

 

For the Homebody

Handpicked Goods

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

Mint + Basil is your go-to destination for housewares made to last, from Le Creuset to earthy décor.

ScanDesign

From sleek home accents to practical home goods, ScanDesign is an excellent place to go for the sensible person on your list.

Stabo

For the Scandinavian in your life who appreciates all things hygge, head to Stabo for everything from Dala horse décor to Nyform trolls.

 

For the Audiophile

Gruber Guitars

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.

Orange Records

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

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.

 

 

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For the Special Occasion

Royal Jewelers

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.

🆕 Vella Kids Boutique

The highly aesthetic goods at Vella Kids Boutique are perfect for any parent or kiddo on your list, sure to make the littles in your life the cutest around.

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