Here are 20 of Indy’s best shops and products that make the perfect gift. Whether you are looking for artisan jewlery, craft beverages, or a gift that supports a deserving nonprofit - Indy has you covered.
St. Elmo Steak House has been an Indy staple since its founding in 1902. They offer an array of mouth-watering condiments including steak seasoning, Izzy’s sauce, horseradish, and of course, their World Famous Cocktail Sauce.
People for Urban Progress (PUP) is a social enterprise that advances good design and civic sustainability. They recycle salvaged event banners and turn them into stylish purses, tote bags, and wallets!
Did you know that Indiana is the second-largest producer of popcorn? Just Pop In! is a gourmet popcorn shop offering an array of flavors for every pallet. Create a signature tin or pick a fun flavor bag to customize your gift - don’t forget the personalized sticker!
Indy Reads Books is a nonprofit that offers good books at good prices for the great cause of improving literacy in Central Indiana. While you’re there, pick up a copy of Indy Writes Books, a collection of stories by Indiana authors like John Green, Will Shortz, Dan Wakefield, and many others. .
This gift needs no further introduction. Choose from a variety of sweets from Best Chocolate in Town including truffles, turtle-squares, toffee, sea salt caramels, and many others.
If you’re shopping on Mass Ave, you must make a stop at Silver in the City. Whether you’re in search of Indy tees, handcrafted jewelry, unique housewares, or eco-friendly gifts, they’ve got you covered.
Ambre Blends is an independent, women-owned business based in Indy. They produce a line of organic, handcrafted fragrances that compliment your body’s natural chemistry. Shop online or pick up your favorite blend at a store near you.
The Shop Indy, Inc celebrates local sports, beer, and culture with hand printed apparel. Create a custom design or choose from their selection of Indy-centric tees.
There’s no doubt that Indy is known for its sports scene. Check out these shops to find team apparel for your favorite sports fan:
Indy’s award-winning craft beer scene is thriving and growing by the minute. Pick up a growler and a gift card for your favorite beer enthusiast at one of Indy’s many breweries.
Indy has its fair share of distilleries. Pick up a bottle of a delicious hand-crafted spirit at a local favorites like Hotel Tango, Sun King Spirits, 8th Day Distillery, 1205 Distillery, and West Fork Whiskey Co.
Circle Kombucha is healthy, tasteful, community focused and environmentally-friendly! The Kombucha lover in your life will certainly enjoy the flavors they have to offer.
Sky Outfitters provides a tangible way that everyone can make a positive impact in the life of a homeless man or woman through their buy-one-give-one model. Their mission is to help meet the needs of homeless shelters around the country, equipping them sufficiently with some of their most requested apparel items. Therefore for each item you buy, an additional item is given to a homeless person in need.
Indy has a booming art scene and has emerged as a major player in this space within the last 10 years. Each First Friday, galleries like the Circle City Industrial Complex offer free admission and new art exhibitions. While you’re there, purchase a piece by a local artist for your favorite art connoisseur!
Located on trendy Mass Ave, Penn and Beech is a candle boutique and fragrance bar specializing in 100% soy wax candles with cotton wicks and natural oils. In addition to their collection, they offer a “Pour Your Own” candle making experience!
Surprise the foodie in your life with a taste of Indy! Explore some of Indy’s best cultural districts like Fountain Square, Fletcher Place, and Mass Ave through the lens of food with a Cultural Trail Food Tour.
The best way to start your day in Indy is enjoying a cup of joe at a local coffee shop. While you’re there, pick up a bag of your favorite blend.
There are many in the world, but did you know the original LOVE Sculpture is housed in the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields? This is an umbrella based on that piece, however, you may not need it in Indy thanks to the climate controlled skywalks that connect 12 hotels (4,700 rooms) to the convention center – more than any other U.S. city!
Homespun: Modern Handmade is a boutique devoted to offering contemporary handmade and locally crafted goods. Selling pieces from more than 200 North American artists/crafters, products include jewelry, stationery, apparel, artisanal foods, florals, bath/body care, housewares, and more.
Your furry friend will jump, shake, and rollover for an all-natural treat from Three Dog Bakery! This is also a great place to find gifts for your favorite dog-parent!