Local shopping destinations you won’t want to miss in Indiana this holiday season

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Updated: December 17, 2014 11:52AM

Shopping local for your holiday gifts will not only let you keep more revenue in the local economy, but it will also allow you to get your hands on some unique gift items that you simply won’t find in big box stores.

With an array of stores in the South Shore region, you can enjoy holiday shopping once again as you find something great for everyone on your list. Here’s a look at just a handful of the great stores waiting for you along Indiana’s South Shore.

Lowell Downtown Merchants
You can take a trip back in time with your holiday shopping with the historic downtown shopping district in Lowell, which offers specialty shops and antique stores for one-of-a-kind gifts.

Yesteryear’s Meats & Specialty Shoppe
Any foodie will appreciate edible gifts from DeMotte’s finest old-fashioned meat market, where you can find locally raised beef and pork. House-smoked meats, specialty deli items and freshly butchered meats are all among the regular offerings of Yesteryear’s Meats & Specialty Shoppe.

Barbara Jean’s Gifts & Gourmet
If a gift basket or local artisan gift is what you are after, take a drive to Crown Point to visit Barbara Jean’s Gifts & Gourmet. You can customize your gourmet gift baskets to create something special for anyone on your list.

Good to Go by Lucrezia
With locations in Valparaiso and Chesterton, Good to Go is the ultimate destination for gourmet gifts that will unlock anyone’s inner chef. Wine club memberships and gift cards for a wine or beer flight also make excellent gifts for lovers of the finer things.

It’s Just Serendipity
You will always find something new and different at Hammond’s It’s Just Serendipity, which offers an ever-changing collection of art, hand-made gifts, antiques, vintage clothing and other little treasures that will make unforgettable holiday presents.

Shrine of Christ’s Passion Gift Shoppe
The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is an over 6,000 square foot gift shoppe contains more than 10,000 unique inspirational gifts. It is the region’s #1 gift shoppe for religious art, religious jewelry, nativity sets, Bibles, prayer books, and more.

For a look at all of the unique shopping destinations throughout northwest Indiana, check out AlongtheSouthShore.com or call 219-989-7770.