Thank you to College SAVE and the other local businesses below for sponsoring this guide for where to shop local in Fargo.
As local moms, we know how important it is to find the perfect gift that special someone will love. As moms in Fargo-Moorhead, we also know how important it is to shop local and support our community.
We’ve put together a great list of local businesses, experiences, and online shops to find unique, local gifts in Fargo and Moorhead. Take a peak at them all – you’ll be sure to find a local gem you love and a local business you’ve never heard of (but is sure to become a new favorite!). Happy gifting!
For a comprehensive listing to find local gifts in Fargo (including experiences, food, and more!) keep scrolling!
Thank you to our sponsors at College SAVE, North Dakota’s tax-advantaged 529 savings plan designed to help people easily and affordably save for college.
Family asking for gift ideas for your little one? Consider opening a 529 savings plan for them to add a gift amount to!
Gift-giving made simple!
Contributing to a College SAVE account, North Dakota’s own 529 plan, is a great gift option for parents, grandparents, family, and friends this holiday season. Use it to save for tuition, meals, housing, books, computers, and more at a variety of educational institutions including 2- and 4-year public and private colleges, trade and vocational schools, and even K-12 tuition.
The plan offers tax advantages other college-saving vehicles don’t, like potential tax-deferred growth and up to a $5,000 ND tax deduction ($10,000 for couples filing jointly).
To find out more and get started, visit collegesave4u.com.
DO GOOD ADVENTURES
do good adventures was founded in 2018 after Debbi made candles as favors for her daughter’s wedding. Today, do good adventures thoughtfully curates soy candles and other home fragrance products that elevate the every day. Their mission is to inspire others to think good, feel good, and do good. A portion of profits are donated to organizations that focus on mental health, suicide prevention, and building self-esteem in children and adolescents.
BAKER GARDEN & GIFT
When shopping for gifts at Baker Garden & Gift you are sure to find something unique for everyone on your list! We have a variety of items from games and puzzles, to your new favorite handbag. Pick up some of Worlds Softest Socks for stocking stuffers and some bubble bath soak for some holiday self-care. Or maybe the perfect gift is a gift card for the plant-lover in your life!
Simply Swag started in November 2020. We are a consignment craft store with over 30 vendors that sell homemade items local to the North Dakota and Minnesota region. We have a variety of items that include holiday décor, towels, bowl cozies, tumblers, candles, soaps, wreaths, clothing, bags, jewelry, keychains and food products. We also do promotional items and gift baskets.
REAL GOOD BATH & BODY
Real Good Bath and Body was founded by Carol Simmons with the idea of doing real good in the world. She and her small but mighty team create luxurious, top-quality products with real and good ingredients that nourish body and soul, all while giving back. Real Good’s hand-crafted bath bombs, soaps, shampoo bars, and more are based in nature’s goodness. Every product is free from phthalates, parabens, silicones, and harsh sulfates. Doing good never felt better! Visit us at realgoodbathandbody.com, West Acres Mall, and in Crookston, MN.
ABSOLUTE SYLE BOUTIQUE
Started in 2016, Absolute Style Boutique is locally owned and operated in downtown Moorhead. All items are hand-picked and sourced from an array of brands with an emphasis on fellow women-owned businesses. New items are stocked weekly in sizes XS – 3X. No sales tax on clothing in Moorhead and shipping is available across the continental US. Located at 901 Center Ave in Moorhead.
Store hours now through Christmas: Wednesday 11:00-5:30; Thursday 11:00-5:30; Friday 11:00-4:00; Saturday 10:00-2:00
THE BLACK FRAME
Chic and Modern Women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, and home decor. Family oriented boutique with something for everyone. We also provide customizations of clothing to accessories from adults to kids!! Grab something for a favorite team or even a funny saying for a tumbler, coffee mug, pillows and more. Plus, check out our salon side to get pampered this holiday season!
Legacy Toys in West Acres Mall in Fargo, ND is the Midwest’s most unique specialty toy store. With thousands of toys, books, games, candy and more! We offer in store experiences that are engaging and fun for kids of all ages.
HONEY B SOAP CO
The Honey B Soap Co. started in 2012 by Brittany, a former high school science teacher turned work-at-home-mom, as a way to limit her children’s exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals. Today, she offers over 50 kinds of cold process soap and a full line of other bath products that are free from phthalates, parabens, sulfates, petroleum by-products, and most of her products are all-natural, vegan friendly, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. The beeswax and honey used in her products are from North Dakota and sourced directly from the beekeeper. The Honey B Soap Co. is proof that natural doesn’t have to be boring!
Turquoise Rising is a local maker of crystal gemstone jewelry. Each piece is handmade and hand-selected to align with zodiac signs, elements, chakras and other healing properties using high-quality crystals and hypoallergenic stainless steel components. Crystals are amazing tools for healing, personal insight and connecting with cosmic energies and the cycles of nature. Wearing crystal jewelry can help connect with the energy and intention of that crystal throughout the day. Check out our website for lots of great gift-giving options for the Holidays or reach out for a custom order!
Cookies at Cookie Krums are baked so you’ll always experience their freshness! The recipe is a vanilla sugar cookie that is rolled to the perfect thickness and paired with royal icing. Holiday Cookie pre-orders are released November 26th at 8:00 a.m. with some extra wonderful deals! Consider giving the gift of a custom set of sugar cookies with our online gift cards. Also, check out my website to book private cookie decorating classes and parties! I not only create cookies for the different holidays all year long, I also take custom cookie orders! I love pulling inspiration from all elements of your event to create the perfect cookie set, just for you! Birthdays, Weddings, Baptisms, and any and all events are appreciated here!
UNCLE CHARLIE'S SNACKS
Named after the founder’s Uncle Charlie, and inspired by midwestern puppy chow, Charlie’s Chow has 7 gourmet chocolate flavors for the whole family to enjoy. Focused on quality ingredients, they have made it their mission to go above and beyond to deliver the same level of snack excellence to each customer that they would for their very own family. Charlie’s Chow is Fargo created and a Pride of Dakota product. It is available on their online store as well as stores around the Fargo area including: Hornbachers, Unglued, Minn Dak Market, SCHEELS, Bakers, Happy Harrys, and Macs Hardware.
FARGO MOM MERCH
Show your love for Fargo with our Fargo Mom collection at Shirts from Fargo! From cozy sweatshirts and t-shirts to beanies, caps, and bags, you’ll find something for you or that special mom friend in your life. Plus, proceeds go back to a local non-profit in the community this holiday season! All items are created locally and support a local small business, Shirts from Fargo.
Check out more local gifts in Fargo below!
Other Businesses for Local Gifts in Fargo!
Tamera K Designs (digital video/photo organization)
Clues & Keys Family Escape Rooms
Check out our Youth Sports & Activities Guide and our Indoor Play Guide for more experience gift ideas!
Get a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
Gift a box of cocoa bombs.
Share a DIY cookie decorating kit!
Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market
Check out our Guide to Local Breweries in Fargo-Moorhead for a list of where to find great local beer and swag!
Check out our list of all the Great Coffee Shops in FM (with a map!) for a list of great local coffee spots.
We’ve got a Guide to Thrift & Consignment Stores in Fargo-Moorhead if you are looking for a great second-hand or eco-friendly gift!