Holiday Gift Guide

Downtown Stillwater is full of holiday nostalgia and joy during November & December! And, did you know that downtown Stillwater, Minnesota has 50 independently owned boutiques, shops and art galleries making it the ultimate Shop Small, Shop Local destination for all your holiday gift giving needs (and your personal wish list)!

The tourism bureau wants to welcome you to Stillwater and help you easily find gift ideas with gift ideas from each shop. Follow Discover Stillwater’s stories on Instagram and Facebook. Enjoy touring all the delightful spaces and beautiful merchandise in the historic downtown shopping district of Stillwater, Minnesota. We’re excited to bring you hundreds of gift ideas!

Stillwater Shop Tour Series

Tour every shop in downtown Stillwater for Holiday Gift Ideas!
Instagram @DiscoverStillwater Missed a few? Click on the ‘gift guide’ in the highlights or IGTV.
Facebook @DiscoverStillwater Holiday Gift Guide Video Album
Website – full list of shopping options –

Not only is there a huge variety of stores – book stores, beauty shops, fashion for men and women, toys, candy, art galleries, culinary wares and German or Scandinavian imports, but there is a festive vibe while you shop, too. Listen in for strolling Victorian costumed carolers  or catch the free horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown, and be sure to dig into all the deals throughout all the stores for black or plaid friday and Shop Small Business Saturday.

Let us know which store you discovered through our daily holiday gift guide posts and share your fun shopping and dining days in Stillwater with us on social media by using #DiscoverStillwater.

Thank you for supporting peaceful, nostalgic places to shop like downtown Stillwater during the holidays. We want you to have an enjoyable experience and know your loved ones will adore the gifts you find in our local shops. Happy Holidays!

For COVID updates, visit here and know that shopping in smaller stores helps you avoid huge crowds and you get an extra perk of fresh air between shops. Mask up and happy shopping!

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