Jump-start your holiday shopping while supporting Main Street Cedar Falls’ thriving local business scene. Shops on the walkable street offer a little of everything.
Writer: Beth Eslinger
We love the youthful, indie vibe of downtown Cedar Falls. Within just a few blocks, you’ll find boutiques with home decor, affordable fashion, jewelry, kitchen essentials, fitness gear, sweet and savory snacks, and much more. Plus, you can explore myriad dining options including Thai, crepes, burgers, flatbreads and local brews. Many restaurants are currently focused on takeout; several local favorites including Montage and Brass Tap currently have dine-in.
Here are a few of our top stops for a day trip:
Driftless Style: Shop for trendy home decor such as Moroccan rugs, decorative pillows, handmade serving trays and live plants. The store’s holiday open house runs Nov. 18-22 (enter to win a giveaway).
Hatchling & Hens: Celebrate your passion for the state at this small boutique, which features makers from Iowa and beyond. We like their graphic T-shirts, notecards, foodie kits (hello, everything bagel) and beauty products.
Lotus + Lou: Find just-for-fun ideas for the ladies and babies in your life, plus vintage and new home accessories for creating a warm winter look.
Miss Wonderful: Filled with vintage gems, this shop is a must-visit even if you’re not into retro style. We like the jewelry and accessories.
World’s Window: Global gifts inspire the name of this fair trade shop. Browse sustainable food gifts, holiday ornaments, olive wood bowls and servers, and boho jewelry.
For more information about visiting Cedar Falls, see this story from ia magazine.