Skip the big name stores and check out some of these unique shopping stops throughout the region!
2 Old Goats Market in Cedar Lake has a wide assortment of repurposed antiques, artisan goods, jewelry, gourmet foods, and so much more! Whether you are looking for a gift, or something for yourself, it’s a great store to find something unique. Stop in for one of their many events they host such as workshops, celebration weekends, car and bike shows, and more.
It’s Just Serendipity, located in Hammond, has been voted one of the best antique stores in the region in “The Times Best of the Region” for nine years in a row! This store is full of everything from antiques and hand-crafted items, to greeting cards, stationary, and treats. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for frequent updates on what’s new in the store or what’s in season. They also host special events!
Sweet Home Indiana Gifts is located in St. John and is known for their Indiana-themed gifts and farmhouse décor. This cute shop is a mix of old and new items to transform your home. They have a great amount of seasonal products if you like to transform your home as frequently as the seasons! Make sure to follow them on Facebook for updated workshop and art events.
Lake Street Gallery located on Lake Street in the Miller neighborhood of Gary, is a quaint shop that has local artisan goods, home décor, and gobs of frame choices! There are works of art hanging up on the walls and sitting on all the shelves that you can purchase. Many tell you who the artist is as well. The back walls are completely full of frame corners to choose from. Bring your piece in and they will frame it for you in one of their professional and high-quality frames.
Charcuterie located in downtown Griffith and has everything to prepare your very own meals or charcuterie boards, as well as a deli in store. The deli menu is full of freshly prepared foods that you can take out as well as rotating soups. They also have a variety of artisan meats and cheeses to purchase as well as spices, oils, preserves, wine, beer, and fresh baguettes!
Welch’s Stop and Shop is a great spot for your meat, produce, and deli needs. They pride themselves in their selection of fresh meat cuts that they offer daily. The deli is also stocked with cheeses, party trays, and side dishes to choose from. Did you stop in hungry? They also have heat & eat meals, soups, smoked meats and more that you can pick up already made!
If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, Cute as a Cupcake! Cupcakery is the perfect spot! They, of course, have cupcakes but they also have ice cream, milk shakes, desserts in a jar, and more. This sweets shop is located in Merrillville. Follow them on social media for new cupcake flavor updates and specials!
Albert’s is a well-known name in the region when it comes to Diamonds, but did you know this jewelry store is family-owned? Each Albert’s Diamond Jewelers has dedicated and informative employees that can help you pick out the perfect something for a loved one whether it be an engagement ring, first pair of earrings, or a gift for someone special.
Small business Saturday may only be in November, but it doesn’t mean you can’t shop local year round! Support some local businesses while finding unique gifts you couldn’t find anywhere else. You can find more locally-owned businesses on our shopping page here!