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Shopping Local Series – Christmas Shopping at Home in the #MNbump

Shopping the MNbump this Christmas Season (and all year round)… Please shop local first & when you can.

As you scroll below, you’ll first see this post’s business partners and then you’ll find a link to every business (and organization, church, etc.) in Big Stone County sorted by category.  Remember – most have gift certificates available. (How do you become a business partner for one of MNbump’s posts? Watch our Facebook page and respond – no cost – we like to highlight a few of our businesses that stay connected to the ‘bump and reach out to help spread the news of Big Stone County. Staying connected, promoting each other – that is a great partner!

Shopping in Beardsley
by Matthew “Slim” Meyer

The season of giving is fast approaching and one thing no one wants to give anymore is their time! What better way to keep your time than to shop local and not travel over the river and through the woods to find gift options. A quick trip to Beardsley can easily fulfill all your gift needs. Shopping for men, shopping for women there are options for everyone.

A trip to Rolling Acres Boutique, located right outside of Beardsley can find you gift baskets, holiday decor and more. Look for the signs on Highway 7.

Maybe the items there are too frilly for your gift recipient? Head to the edge of town to CS Diesel for some items that are always much needed! Bows and wrapping paper still fit on truck parts, oil and filters.

Maybe in between is where you find your gifting needs, stop by downtown Beardsley and you can load up on gift certificates or even a meal to go from one of the our three eating establishments.

Bobby Jo’s Cafe and CateringStop in and check with Mary Sykora for a great deal or a great meal.

Big G’s Pub & GrubStop in and check with Gary or Holly for those special gift certificates.

One More Time BarGet that certificate for one of these awesome steaks!

These Beardsley establishments are more than excited to help out in making someone’s holiday happy!

Shopping in Clinton
by Janine Teske

If you are looking for that special gift for someone special this holiday season, Clinton in the #MNbump has quite a few options for you to choose from. Clinton Bucks can be purchased as a nice gift from Frandsen Bank. You can use these at any of the local businesses.

Bonnie’s Hometown Grocery has many unique items in her store as well as gift certificates to the store or to Bonnie’s Bloomers, her greenhouse that is open in the spring. Also available at Bonnie’s would be some items from Clinton Area home businesses including Becky’s Red Barn Candles and Etched Memories embroidery items.

Jamers One Stop also has gift certificates available as well as a few items for that last minute shopper. You can purchase your Minnesota Lottery tickets there as well.

The Downtown Diner has gift certificates available as well for that special someone to take a night out on the town. Home of the famous steak cubes that are so popular in the Mnbump!

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You can also order your food and the Downtown Diner will deliver it to the NorthStar Saloon and you can eat there as well, or get a gift certificate for a night on the town at a later date or a special off sale bottle or 12 pack from the Saloon.

 

Amanda’s Shear Impressions also has gift certificates available or shop her store for lotions and other personal items.

If you are looking for a new computer or repair, check out CTS Repair online or stop in and see Rich for your customized system just for you.

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In our rural area, be sure to check out John G. White or Jean Menden who are local artists that will be displaying their work at Listening Stones Gallery on Saturday, December 14th.

Clinton on the #MNbump is a great place to shop!

Shopping in Graceville
By Gina Gilsdorf

Christmas is just around the corner and we all have a few people on our list that may be a bit tricky to buy for. Shopping local in the City of Graceville is always appreciated and with so many options you can’t go wrong.

The Flower Box is a great place to shop for a beautiful gift of flowers or a holiday plant.

Down the road, a local home business, The Studio is a great place to get some custom hand made jewelry.  Some of their pieces are made from old heirlooms or silverware that might have been grandma’s.  Check out their Ann and Pam’s creations.

Any resident of the MNbump could always use a gift certificate from a number of our local businesses,  such as the famous pizza from Headquarters Bar.

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Gina Lee Photography also offers gift certificates for a perfect gift for your family photo sessions.

Whatever you’re looking for, we can help you find it here in Graceville in the MNbump.

Shopping in Odessa
By Mary Hillman

Club 7-75  just outside of Odessa on, you guessed it, the intersection of Highways 7 & 75 – Known for their amazing Prime Rib and delicious Salad Bar – would make a great gift certificate for any occasion!

Shopping in Ortonville
By Vicki Oakes

Let’em Buck Apparel & Supply is located along Highway 75 and has both men’s and women’s jeans, clothing and boots & shoes… and an abundance of accessories! FUN stop!!

Pro Image Partners, Inc. is a great stop downtown Ortonville! You’ll find a nice selection of tops, jackets, t-shirts and more in their store, a great online store (especially for your sports support items!) and custom designs to order. Now that is not Dan & Brenda Kafka (owners) in the photo – but they are a couple of the awesome staff at Pro Image Partners that agreed to be in the picture for me when I stopped in this morning!


OMG, Ortonville Mercantile & Gallery
You can spend hours in this delightful store with so much variety – and some have even lost track of time just looking at the work that owners Greg & Sue Lockwood have done to restore this building. A must-see store in downtown Ortonville!


Design Electronics, Ortonville – It is awesome to have such a great selection of electronics in Ortonville! And you just cannot beat the help you get at this store whether it is with your new phone, TV or other electronic gadgets.


Ortonville Family Eye Care Located downtown Ortonville

Did you know you can purchase non-prescription sunglasses such as Coach and Oakley here also? Stop on in and pick up a gift certificate!


OMG, Ortonville Mystery Games – located downtown Ortonville
Do you know someone on your gift list that loves a good mystery… pick up a gift certificate for one of the Escape Rooms! This seasonal room, in particular, I hear is quite the challenge!


Conroy Eyecare, PA – located up on Third Street
Another great gift certificate opportunity for sunglasses & eyewear – check out some great gift ideas.

Lingonberry’s Pastry and Coffee Shop located downtown Ortonville has a wonderful display of treats and a delicious breakfast & lunch menu! Oh, and of course coffee!! Pick up a gift certificate – or better yet, how about just take that special someone out with you to Lingonberry’s!?

Big Stone Vacation Home Rental – Planning (& booking!) a vacation at this home on Big Stone Lake would certainly make a fantastic gift!

You’ll find Artie’s Bait & Tackle at the intersection of Highway 7 & 12 at the south end of downtown Ortonville. There is quite a range of sporting gifts packed in this store and a gift certificate always works too!

Norwex – Rachelle Brown — A great idea for gift-giving any time of year! (or when you need to pick up some great cleaning products for yourself)

2nd Street Cafe and Coffeehouse – downtown Ortonville. Wonderful specialty coffees, delicious treats – and if you’re hungry for some great “home-cooked” type meals (breakfast or lunch) this is your stop! The perfect choice for everyone: a Gift Certificate!

Helping Hands Therapeutic Massage & Body on the southern end of downtown Ortonville  – a gift certificate would make an excellent gift!


Ally Cat Bowling – pick up a gift certificate for bowling and/or GREAT food!

Shady Oak Realty– A new house or cabin would certainly be an excellent gift!

A huge shout out to the business above for connecting with MNbump for this post!
As you are checking off your Christmas shopping list (or any time of year), please make sure to check out all of our Big Stone County businesses… you can find a complete list at this link (sorted by category): Big Stone County Businesses
Shop local first – shop local when you can – Thank you!!

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