There’s so much to love about the holidays: fun with family and friends, warm cups of cocoa + cider, festive music, an excuse to eat extra sweets and treats….the list goes on and on. Keep that holiday love flowing with gifts for the ones you love. This year when you do your holiday shopping, buy local! Shopping local = a happy holiday season for you AND your local NWA economy.

We’ve made it easy to view those local shops in your area. Download the Towny app! It’s the best way to support your neighbors, boost your community, and get rewarded for doing so. P.S. Once you’ve got Towny, check out our holiday gift guide below and watch as gift shopping becomes as easy as ever. Not a fan of apps? We’ve got you covered right here!

For Him

 Beanie from Osage Creek Premium Clothing

Beanie from Osage Creek Premium Clothing

  1. Help the men in your life look and feel their very best with grooming services from The Cave. The professional stylists at The Cave keep up with the latest trends to so that you’re always looking dapper. Whether he wants a quick shave or an entirely new cut and style, a trip to The Cave is the gift for every man out there.

  2. Does dad, your brother, or your partner need a style upgrade? Shop Osage Creek Premium Clothing for casual luxury menswear. Find button-downs, slacks, sweaters, and even Razorback gear all made with high-quality materials. Give the gift of style and comfort to the men you love.

  3. The manliest man in your life loves a cup o’ joe and the thrill of the hunt. Combine both of his loves into the ultimate gift with a trip to Guns and Grounds. This beloved local coffee shop has the grinds to keep your guy alert + the guns and supplies so he’s ready for action.

For Her

 Maven Boutique

Maven Boutique

  1. Give your gals the gift of rejuvenation this holiday season. Inspire Med Spa is the ultimate haven for all things holistic when it comes to anti-aging treatments, massage, weight-loss treatments, and other spa services. Inspire Med Spa is making gift giving a breeze this year with special holiday packages like a “Nutcracker” facial package, a “Fire and Ice” massage, and other holiday spa combos.

  2. Instead of shopping for the perfect holiday gift, let your loved one shop for herself. Take mom, your sister, or any lady in your life to Maven Boutique for a shopping spree. This fashion boutique is full of cute and trendy women’s clothing from new emerging designers. At Maven Boutique, she’ll find all the items necessary to put together a full ensemble for a night out, or a casual weekend.

  3. Sometimes all a girl wants a little bit of pampering. Lavande Nail Bar is a lush and relaxing setting where you can get a manicure, pedicure, eyelash treatments, and waxing. Schedule a date to go with your gal to get nails done, or give her a gift card so she can stop by whenever she’d like.


For Friends

 La Huerta Mexican Restaurant

La Huerta Mexican Restaurant

  1. Are you pressed to find gifts for multiple people? Make it a one-stop-shop with a trip to Midtown Mall. With so many different vendors, you’re bound to find something for all your friends. Explore the 10,000 square feet of vendors for clothing, vintage goods, home decor, and other treats to bring joy to everyone on your list. Midtown Mall has something for everyone!

  2. Good friends are as precious as gold. To show your girl friends just how golden they are, shop for trendy clothing and accessories at Golden Girls. ‘Tis the season for cozy sweaters, funky socks, colorful beanies, stylin’ boots, and other fall/winter trends. You can find ALL of those items (and more more!) at Golden Girls fabulous boutique.

  3. Not every gift can be wrapped up in a box. In fact, sometimes those gifts you can’t wrap end up being the best! Gift your friends some quality time by taking them out for a bite to eat at La Huerta Mexican Food – a local spot with Mexican eats, tasty margs, and an open-air bar for those nice weather days. After all, aren’t YOU the best gift anyone could ask for?

For Kids

 Oh Baby Boutique

Oh Baby Boutique

  1. Is this baby’s first holiday season? Ok, so maybe a gift for the baby is more of a gift for the parents, but don’t let that stop you from including the babes in your fam from gift-giving time. Grab baby toys, baby supplies, and oh-so-cute baby clothing from Oh Baby Boutique. Make that baby (a.k.a parent) smile come gift-opening time.

  2. If your teen is lucky enough to have a car, make them even more #blessed this holiday season with car maintenance or repair services from University Auto. This local auto shop provides high-quality service at a reasonable price. Bring your teen’s car by University Auto for quick and efficient service so they can ride around town with confidence.

  3. Take your daughters, nephews, or any pre-teens or teens in your life for a spa day at Black Sheep Salon & Spa. This full-service salon offers haircuts, massages, skin care services, and all the salon specials needed for a day of relaxation and refreshment.

For Grandparents

 Exclusive Eye

Exclusive Eye

  1. Give your grandparents the gift of clear vision with new glasses from Exclusive Eye. This local eyewear shop has lenses and frames for all face shapes and preferences. Grab your grandparents a pair of glasses (or two for extra measure!), or bring them by for a vision exam.

  2. There’s nothing a grandparent loves more than something that reminds them of their beloved grandchildren. Make grandma or grandpa a scrapbook or keepsake complete with pictures of the grandkids and other special memories. With the help of Creative Corner on Broadway, you’ll discover all the tools you need to make the perfect scrapbook. Find paper, stickers, bling, and so much more to turn those special memories into the ultimate gift.  

  3. Shop gorgeous handcrafted furniture and home decor at Weathered Goods – your source for farmhouse and industrial style items. Help grandma and grandpa stay up-to-date with the latest in interior decor trends with the gift of trendy home decor.

You can find all of these local Northwest Arkansas treasures on Towny – the app that makes it easy to choose local! No storage left on your phone? No problem: all the access without the app here! Happy holidays!