SHOPPING GUIDE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY BASED ON PERSONALITY
The holiday shopping season is here, and with it the struggle to find the perfect gift for each one of your family members and friends. Here is a shopping guide that will direct you to the perfect shopping location based on the personality and hobbies of the person you are buying a gift for. With so many handmade items and locally owned shops, stores, and boutiques, Kosciusko County is the perfect place to tackle your daunting holiday list and find items just as unique and special as the people you are purchasing them for. Click on any store listing to learn more about it.
THE SPORTS ENTHUSIAST
For the hyper competitive, ultra-athletic people in your world, keeping up with them is a challenge enough, let alone finding the ideal gift. Here are some of the best locations for shopping for the sports enthusiast in your life.
- Cloud 9, Winona Lake
- Bart’s Water Sports, North Webster
- Pedals & Paddles, North Webster
- Pro Wake Surf Shop, Syracuse
- Sawyer’s Country Edge, Syracuse
- Trailhouse Village Bicycles, Winona Lake
THE BOOK LOVER
We all have that one person who always has their nose buried in a book, gives us endless book recommendations, and can’t wait to talk about the latest book they finished. For a gift for the book lover, stop in at one of these locations.
- Buffalo Street Emporium & Books, Warsaw
- Chimps Comix Mix, Warsaw
- Pete & Freddy’s Pages Aplenty, Mentone
THE FASHION QUEEN
Dazzle, pizzaz, bling, and glitter. We have many shopping options for the person in your life who is always stylish and loves wearing the latest fashion trends. Check out one of these locally-owned boutiques for the best fits.
- Brooch Boutique, Warsaw
- Elysian & Co., Warsaw
- Finley & Co., Warsaw
- Glam Boutique, Warsaw
- Luxe Studio Salon & Boutique, Winona Lake
- Male Fashion, Warsaw
- Purr-fectly Unique Designs Studio & Boutique, Pierceton
- Rose Lee Boutique, Warsaw
- The Lake House, Winona Lake
- The Revolving Closet, Syracuse
Adventuring into the world of food, flavors, and culture is the foodie’s favorite hobby. For the foodie in your life, find the perfect items for them to sip and savor this holiday season at these locations.
- Bale’s Butcher Shop, Syracuse
- Canal Street Market, Winona Lake
- Jerky Jerks, Syracuse
- Jerky Shop, Warsaw
- Reynold’s Spice Rubs, Online Only
- Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Winona Lake
- Smoky Pines Cheese Co., Warsaw
- The Olive Branch, Winona Lake
For the one in your vicinity with classy retro vibes or whose home is decked out in antique décor, our many local antique shops are the place to find the ultimate vintage discovery perfect for the antique lover.
- Beyond the Barn, Pierceton
- Blue Pearl Fine Estate Jewelry & Antiques, North Webster
- Bluebird Co., Pierceton
- Heart of the Lakes Antique Mall, North Webster
- Homespun House, Pierceton
- Mama B’s, Mentone
- My Red Moon Curiosities, Pierceton
- Puck’s Vintage Interiors & Goblin Market, Pierceton
- Roberta’s Daughter Antiques, Pierceton
- Second Fiddle, Pierceton
- Terri’s This & That, Mentone
- The Little Shop in the Woods, Mentone
- The Mucky Duck, Winona Lake
- The Pearl of North Webster, North Webster
- TJ’s Craft and Home Décor, Mentone
- Village Antique Marketplace, North Webster
If you are looking for a gift as unique, creative, and individual as the people in your life, then check out these items handmade locally in Kosciusko County. Most of these shops allow for custom orders, meaning you carve your loved one or friend’s initials into a piece of glass, get them a custom bracelet, hand paint a piece of pottery for them, or buy them a handmade card. The creative, entrepreneurial spirit flourishes in Kosciusko County, and you can bring that spark into your own holiday this season by shopping at these locations.
- BeLove, Winona Lake
- Letterwood Paper Co., Winona Lake
- My Unique Wooden Toys, Silver Lake
- Pottery Bayou, Winona lake
- River Jordan Camel Dairy, Online only
- Whetstone Woodenware, Silver Lake
- Warsaw Cut Glass, Warsaw
In conclusion, purchasing by personality at local businesses in Kosciusko County will make your holiday shopping experience a breeze. You can find the truly unique items you’ve been questing for that shows the people in your life just how much they mean to you this season. Also, if you have friends and family visiting over the holidays, you can show them the Kosciusko County Visitor Guide. This will provide them with dining options, local attractions, and more.