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If you need to find holiday gifts for specific people on your list, Fort Wayne is filled with independent boutiques that can help you find the perfect gift for even the pickiest of people.


The Olive Twist is a culinary boutique where great gifts for the ultimate foodie can be found. 6410 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.436.3866, theolivetwist.com

Mercantile on Main is a vintage boutique known for authentic, well-curated vintage finds such as eclectic furniture and accessories for the home–especially kitchen and bar. From glassware, vintage aluminum utensils and decanters to pottery, vases and planters, it offers rare goodies at a variety of price points. 1753 W. Main Street, 260.420.5656, mercantilefw.com


The specialty shop Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot offers functional fashion, gear and accessories for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. Shop for outdoor and fitness apparel, kayaks, yoga mats and bicycles. 1004 Cass Street, 260.420.3962, fwoutfitters.com

With a beautiful blend of fitness and fashion, Idlehour Boutique is a lifestyle shop that believes comfort can have style, and style can be comfortable. Popular picks from the store include skincare by FoxSea Skin, leather jewelry by Dashing & Dapper, jewelry by Emily Kai and a signature essential oil fragrance by Bespoke, all local brands owned by women. 526 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.420.1000, idlehourboutique.com


The popular boutique House of Furniture offers a wide selection of redesigned and new furniture. The house is packed with small accent furniture, décor accessories and paintings by local artists, with many gift items like elegant candles, throw pillow and wall art. 527 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.466.7447, house-of-furniture.net

Looking to give a piece of art work or a smaller home décor accent gift? Visit ‘sWonderful Interiors. A very popular item is the store’s poofs (stylish square bean bags upholstered in indoor/outdoor washable fabric). 4110 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.426.1986, swonderfulinteriors.houzz.com

For house-ware that is a little more unusual, Choice Designs stocks uncommon furniture, décor and gifts as well as textiles including a selection of toss pillows and throw blankets by the ever-popular Magnolia Home. 3223 Carroll Road, 260.490.6393, choicedesigns.com

Located in a sweet carriage house tucked away in the heart of downtown, Emiley’s Haute Cottage offers home décor and furniture not found in big-box stores. Here you’ll find candles poured into glass hobnob jars, jelly jars, galvanized rib containers and coffee-rubbed jars embellished with birds. The shop also carries holiday décor and gifts, including beautiful ornaments. Owner Emiley Roman also handcrafts her own line of jewelry sold exclusively in her shop. The store is only open on Saturdays from 11 am – 4 pm. 515 Wayne Street, facebook.com/emileyshautecottage

Looking for quirky home décor and bar items as well as candles, air plants and enchanting holiday decorations? Fancy & Staple is the place to shop. 1111 Broadway, 260.422.2710, fancyandstaplefw.com

Housed in a 1940s house, the design and décor boutique The Perfect Pear is full of an eclectic assortment of goods including botanicals, picture frames and artwork. 8414 Coldwater Road, 260.490.9540, theperfectpearfw.com

The gift emporium Opal & Ruby is filled with clever and considerate gifts, from classic to trendy home décor and accessories. Top holiday gifts include the perennial favorite Thymes Frasier Fir home fragrance collection (including candles, aromatic sprays and even car freshners) and Coton Colors collectable ornaments and platters. 5215 Illinois Road, 260.444.2019, opalandruby.com


Upstairs at House of Furniture, The Hanger Boutique features women’s clothing and accessories, while Redmaster Fusion sells homemade bath and body products. 527 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.466.7447.

Melie Mei, located at The City Exchange Shops, offers contemporary women’s clothing that is on-trend and fashion-forward. There is a great selection of dresses for holiday parties. 127 W. Wayne Street

The women of Fort Wayne know that a great place to go for the latest trends and most fashionable pieces is Jophiel. It offers both American and European brands and has a wide selection of clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry. And if you aren’t sure of what to get as a gift, owner Julie Eckert Clancy can offer up great style advice. 6410 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.436.8338, jophiel.com

Lace & Arrow is a contemporary and modern boutique that features a curated assortment of women’s apparel, jewelry and shoes. Located next to Parkview Field at The Harrison, the shop stocks unique items and gifts. Holiday favorite gifts include Gorjana’s range of feminine, timeless jewelry and Beauty Counter’s line of natural cosmetics. 301 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.449.9090, laceandarrow.com

Sugar Love Boutique offers trendy and affordable fashions. Shoppers can mix and match a bevy of beautiful bracelets at the bracelet bar. Shop the extensive selection of graphic tees, dresses, kimonos and leggings. 918 Woodland Plaza Run, 260.267.9601, sugarloveboutique.com

Upstairs at Mercantile on Main is the boutique Spry Fashion where vintage clothing in great condition–as well as vintage earrings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets–can be found. There is also a selection of retro-inspired fashions. The idea is to mix the old with new pieces to create a unique style. 1753 W. Main Street


Located in The City Exchange Shops is the specialty men’s store Mr. Polymath, which sells cool accessories for men including solid cologne in a variety of scents. 127 W. Wayne Street, 260.602.2109, mrpolymath.com

If you’re looking for a gift with a little more elegance or refinement, Christopher James is the ideal destination. With its excellent selection of brands, the store offers casual clothing, made-to-measure suits, formalwear and everything in between. The store has great gift ideas for the most stylish of men. And if you aren’t sure what he would like, you can always go for a gift card. 6410 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.436.4788, cjmenswear.com


For those who enjoy luxuriating in a steaming tub, The Narwhal & The Manatee bath boutique at The City Exchange Shops whips up great bath products like fizzy cupcakes, soap bars and bubble scoops. 127 W. Wayne Street, 989.971.9027, thenarwhalandthemanatee.com


The Monogram Shoppe offers amusing gifts, accessories and toys. Its selection for children includes personalized items for toddlers, baby blankets, customized birth announcement plates, picture frames and pillows. 6410 W. Jefferson Boulevard, 260.436.3138, monogramshoppe.com

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