Bundle up and get into the holiday spirit as you shop!

posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Cup of Joe


Cedar Falls is one of the most festive shopping destinations you can find. Storefronts of local family-owned businesses come alive with unique holiday window displays, inviting you to step inside to discover the perfect gift you've been searching for.

Visitors can wander through more than 40 locally owned shops in the Downtown and College Hill Districts to find everything from books, records, clothing, ornaments, jewelry, and sweets to arts and crafts.

The Nook


The Nook has an impressive collection of books and gifts, including earrings, candles, mittens, and more. The atmosphere is so cozy and inviting. With the option to build your gift box, you can pick your gifts, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and nestle into a cozy statement sofa by the beautifully lit tree while they wrap for you.


Driftless Style


For responsibly sourced, carefully selected home goods crafted by skilled local artisans, be sure to check out Driftless Style. They carry a stunning selection of Moroccan rugs, drinkware, pillows, and accessories you’ll have a hard time finding anywhere else.

Mohair Pear is open seven days a week in the College Hill District and has been the place to find unique and affordable gifts since 1995. You’ll love their handmade specialty items and a large selection of body jewelry. Also in the area is the UNI Bookstore, which has everything for the student or Panther Sports fan on your list.

Ragged Edge


Browse unique treasures created by local artists at the Ragged Edge Art Bar and Gallery while you enjoy a delicious holiday cocktail that blends unique flavors and ingredients crafted by a skilled mixologist.

Whether you travel with friends or family, shopping in Cedar Falls is best experienced with an appetite! Enjoy the scents of cinnamon and chocolate as you taste seasonal treats and dishes from area restaurants and shops.

If you're searching for the perfect gift to bring to your upcoming holiday gatherings, check out Here’s What’s Poppin’. They offer holiday tins filled with delicious gourmet popcorn that your host will surely appreciate. Alternatively, you can pick up a gift card to benefit businesses in the College Hill or Downtown Districts.

Holiday Hoopla

From the end of November through December, you can be transported to the North Pole via the Annual Holiday Hoopla. There’s a specialness in the twinkle of colored lights, and every little thing seems happy with the spirit of the holidays. You can even visit Santa’s workshop, listen to live music or join in on family-friendly activities for kids.

Here are more ideas to get you started on your holiday shopping…


Bike Tech 
217 Washington Street, Cedar Falls
Bikes, equipment, clothing, parts, helmets, lights, accessories, and bike service.  

Cook’s Outdoors 
1910 Center Street, Cedar Falls
Marine sales and service, kayaks and tubes, outdoor sports supplies, and rentals.

Hall Bicycle 
4302 University Avenue, Suite E, Cedar Falls
Bikes, equipment, clothing, helmets, lights, accessories, and bike service. 

Limited Edition Comics & Collectibles 
2225 College Street, Cedar Falls
Gaming, comics, and collectibles. 

Price Check Kicks 
915 W 23rd Street, Cedar Falls
Tennis shoes and more that are bought, sold, and traded. 

Subculture Skateboards and Disc Golf  
510 State Street, Cedar Falls
Skateboards, discs, gear, clothing, helmets and accessories. 

The Runner’s Flat  
120 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Shoes, coaching, events, clothing, snowshoes, accessories.


Basket of Daisies  
116 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Home décor, candles, interior design, and floral. 

Driftless Style  
106 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Ethical, sustainable goods for home, including bowls, accessories, rugs, plants/pots, and pillows. 

Hatchlings & Hens  
109 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Home accessories include handmade and vintage items, candles, pillows, crafts, and furniture. 

321 E Main Street, Cedar Falls
Fashionable clothing, accessories, and wigs. 

Mohair Pear  
2209 College Street, Cedar Falls
Eclectic clothing, games, accessories, unique gifts, vinyl, jewelry, and piercing service. 

Pepper Boutique 
213 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Trendy, affordable clothing and accessories. 

Real Deals 
4507 Algonquin Drive, Cedar Falls
Home decor, clothing, accessories, and florals. 

Spotlight Boutique and Salon 
112 W 3rd Street, Cedar Falls
Fashionable clothing and accessories. 

Tea Cellar  
209 State Street, Cedar Falls
Tea, treats, tea cups, teapots, and accessories. 

Vintage Iron Co.  
104 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Home décor, scents, candles, stationery, kitchen accessories, soap, and more, plus a fun section in the back.

World’s Window  
214 Main Street, Cedar Falls
Store “with a purpose” offers a variety of fair trade home goods. Online store

Lift small businesses and shop local this holiday season.

Our local shops offer something for everyone!  

Check out our complete guide to shopping in Cedar Falls > 


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