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Shop Local for the Holiday Season Week 2! (Culver, IN)

Shop Local for the Holiday Season Week 2! (Culver, IN)

November is just flying by and you need to be sure to shop locally and pick up your holiday gifts for your loved ones. Culver Indiana has so much to offer and is often a fan favorite “vacation spot” when coming to Marshall County. We are excited to be able to include all the shopping areas in Culver and we hope you can head on over to check them out in the next few weeks for some awesome Christmas gifts!

Here is a list of all the wonderful places you can check out this holiday season: Civvies, Culver Coffee Company, Culver Marina (seasonal), Culver Farmer’s Market (seasonal), Diva, Fisher & Company Clothiers, Gail’s, IMAGINE Find * Fix * Furnish, Painter & Poet, Park ‘n’ Shop, Ride on Bikes and Rentals (seasonal), and The Garden by Liz.

Civvies is located on 114 south main street in Culver, in 46511 and the phone number is (574) 635-0011. Civvies is a urban boutique featuring hand-picked clothing and accessories. In Culver, they are situated between the rolling green cornfields of Indiana and the pretty blue waters of Lake Maxinkuckee. According to their website, the idea for this small shop came to fruition on many bike rides around the lake… it is a wonderful place to stop in for a short visit or plop down for a long summer stay. Winter finds us enjoying chilly walks in warm scarves and fuzzy sweaters, yet it is their wish at civvies to see that you have something wonderful to wear on all these occasions. Please stop in and check out all the clothing and accessories to go along with the holidays!

Check out the Culver Coffee Company, “Your Coffee Break by the Lake!” While they are mostly known for their tea and coffee, they also have some cute little gift items that would be perfect for a thoughtful Christmas gift! Stop in and see them at 634 E Lake Shore Drive Culver, Indiana 46511 or call (574) 842-6326! They are open 7 days a week from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm. We The Culver Coffee Company takes pride in using many local vendors-including produce, honey, coffee varieties & grass-fed beef when available. Nearly all of their pastries are also homemade, using the freshest ingredients! They also have recently introduced more “Green” products into their mix-from to-go boxes to cleaning products and more! According to their website, they are also a proud supporter of local authors and artists, currently carrying 7 different books published by local authors, and changing the artwork on our walls to a new local artist every 4-6 weeks. They have proudly donated to over 45 organizations last year alone and continue to work hard so we can give back to the community! Please feel free to stop in and get your coffee, while shopping locally for your very own special gifts.

Diva is located on 107 S. Main Street Culver, IN 46511. Their hours are Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm. If you have any questions you can email info@divainculver.com or call (574) 842-8870. Their website tells us that in August 2006, after the recent passing of their mother, the two Szponar sisters on their way to breakfast parked in front of a soon to be vacant store and the idea of opening a gift shop seemed to come from nowhere or maybe somewhere outside of them. With Sue in Fort Wayne and Ursula near Culver, the two began to explore the idea. It was always Sue's dream to have her own business, so she started talking to some local shop owners who were very encouraging. Then in January 2007, Sue and Ursula headed to Chicago to attend the semi-annual Gift Show at the Merchandise Mart to make their first purchases for their newly formed enterprise, "Diva." On March 30, 2007, they opened their doors and it has been a labor of love for the sisters who strive to bring in unique merchandise at a variety of price levels. In September 2010, they expanded to the building next door doubling the floor space and growing from a small gift shop to a wide-ranging women's accessories, home decor, and general gifts destination store. Sue and Ursula would't be here without the support of their customers. So, they thank you for giving them the opportunity to proudly serve Culver and the neighboring communities. It is important that we give back to these two ladies and check out Diva for some of our very own holiday gifts to give to our loved ones.

Fisher & Company Clothiers is both a women’s and men’s clothing store! This is an awesome place to get your holiday items and I think you would love the accessories they have to offer. They have great reviews and everyone seems to think they are high quality clothes. You can call them at (574) 842-2671 or visit their Facebook for extra information and to see when they are open.

Gail’s is located on 106 S Main St, Culver, IN 46511 and you can reach them at (574) 842-4870. They are known as a small gift basket and entertainment shop, which would be perfect for the holidays!

IMAGINE Fine * Fix * Furnish gives you all the possibilities. Check out their face book for all the items and service they offer. Their bricks and mortar shop is located in the heart of downtown Culver and is designed to be a one-stop shopping experience. According to their face book, “Our unique approach to creating the perfect home includes a multiplier of three; combining the talents of a realtor, contractor and interior designer to help you FIND * FIX * and FURNISH the home YOU have always dreamed of, but never IMAGINED.” Feel free to check it out whenever you get the chance!

Painter & Poet is located on 307 N. Main St., Culver, IN. They offer several beautiful paintings that have fantastic meanings behind them. We encourage you to check out their website or stop in and look at all their beautiful paintings as well as any upcoming events.

Park ‘n’ Shop has some great reviews by so many of their customers. They have the one of the best deli/fresh cut meats in the area. People have often said the sausages they make are perfectly spiced and sized.  The produce is always fresh and abundant. Get some of you Thanksgiving and Christmas foods from the deli!

The Garden by Liz is a Florist and somewhere they can help plan your events! They have flowers for every occasion you can think of and they specialize in event planning. Elizabeth has a beautiful range of flowers and people often love the center pieces she makes. This would be a perfect place to look for your holiday flowers, or even for help to plan any family events coming up!

We hope you enjoy our weekly “shop locally” blogs! Culver is a beautiful area to go walk around downtown to all the fabulous shops they have to offer. We hope to see you out and about! Happy November, don’t forget.. Christmas is about 6 weeks away!