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Dec 11

[ARCHIVED] Unique Gifts You Can Find In Geneva

The original item was published from December 8, 2017 12:18 PM to December 1, 2018 12:05 AM

Are you running out of gift ideas yet? There are more than 100 shops in Geneva, loaded with wonderful holiday giving potential. We asked shop owners to send us some great unique gifts ideas and here is the list of items you can find right here in Geneva.

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The Ombu Store
The OMBU Store carries high-quality products from Argentina. Their colorful hand-stitched leather polo style belts and dog dollars would make a great gift, as well as the handmade knives, silver jewelry, and alpaca blankets at the shop.

The Olive Mill
Nothing is cuter than a cloth Santa Pants tote bag with a bottle in each leg. At The Olive Mill, you get the bag complete with Traditional Balsamic and Tuscan Herb Oil. The shop also carries a holiday sampler set of yummy balsamics wrapped in silver paper.

The Little Traveler
If you are hosting an out of town guest or know someone who is fond of Geneva, The Little Traveler carries exclusive platters, plates, trivets, mugs, stone coasters, and dish towels which feature black and white sketches of iconic Geneva buildings by local artist Sue Sanders.

Geneva Running Outfitters
Geneva Running Outfitters
Keep your loved one ultra-cozy with the Juniper by Superfeet, a waterproof leather boot carried at Geneva Running Outfitters. The Juniper is super cute with faux fur trim and a tassel zipper. With a cork insole and rubber outsole, the Juniper is as comfortable as a running shoe.

Windmill Ginger Brew
Surprise your friends with a bottle of Geneva made Windmill Ginger Brew. This tasty non-alcoholic ginger beer is hand-crafted using real fruit in a variety of flavors. Shop soon to find Black Currant, a special seasonal flavor. Ginger Brew can enhance cocktails or simply stand alone as a delicious soda.

Bare Moxie
Looking for a stocking stuffer for the women in your holiday list? Bare Moxie carries a wide assortment of products from Tyler Candle Company including delicious scented candles, drawer sheets, hand wash, lotions and more.

State Street Jewelers
For the person who believes in American made, Shinola watches are a perfect gift at State Street Jewelers. These luxury watches are hand-assembled by artisans in Detroit as part of a strategy to invest in Detroit’s manufacturing future.

The Market at Gracious Hall
Share a little taste of Geneva with a holiday basket from The Market at Gracious Hall. The baskets include GH baked goods and treats from other shops including Peaceful Parlour, FreshGround, Willow Creek Honey and Graham’s Chocolate.

The Royal Wren

The oil candles at The Royal Wren are simply amazing! They are filled with the most beautiful arrangements and last forever. They make the most thoughtful gifts. 

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Peaceful Parlour
The colorful hand felted wool birdhouses at Peaceful Parlour bring a smile to every nature lover. They can be hung outside as a porch ornament or inside as a decoration. A small bird like a wren, chickadee, nuthatch or titmouse may go inside or the hole can be enlarged for larger birds like tree swallows.

Give an heirloom quality gift to the musician in your life with a world-class European "Kallo Bartok" instrument from StringWorks. These special violins, violas, and cellos are carved in Romania, varnished in Italy, then finished, setup, and play-tested at the Geneva workshop.

Fox River Distilling Company
You can find award-winning craft distilled spirits made in Geneva at Fox River Distilling Company. Choose a spirit and a fun gift shop item for a custom holiday basket. The newly released FreshGround Coffee Liqueur and Michaelangelo Limoncello Riserva are sure to please.

Veiled in Elegance
Because some people just love pretty shoes, take your sweetie to Veiled in Elegance to be fitted for the most comfortable and versatile shoe for any special occasion. Angela Nuran Shoes are designed by a dancer and are adjustable at the toe and ankle, as well as dyeable!

FreshGround Roasting
Does someone in your life love coffee? At FreshGround Roasting, pick up a nicely packaged Bourbon Barrel and Kenya Giaka Christmas Coffee Box. The set includes 5.5 oz container of Bourbon Barrel Aged coffee and an 8 oz bag of Kenya Giaka Christmas coffee.

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Shop The Geneva Store
And we could not forget the City of Geneva’s 2017 pewter ornament featuring Peck Farm. Find that and other Geneva-theme merchandise for those that love our City. Items are available for purchase at City Hall or via our online store using PayPal.

For a complete listing of shops, visit our Business Directory.

Did we miss something? Email us with your unique gifts at We hope you visit our businesses this season, eat at our restaurants and enjoy the experience of shopping local.