Looking for something unique, maybe even one-of-a-kind? You’ll probably find just what you’re looking for in a specialty gift shop. No big-box merchandise is in stock at these wonderful specialty stores.
If you’re shopping for a person that is difficult to buy for, give one of the Top 10 NWA specialty gift shops below a try:
B E N T O N V I L L E
110 E Central Ave, (479) 250-0296
Bleachers exemplifies the creativity of a successful small business making it happen on the Historic Square in Downtown Bentonville. They sell quality NFL, NCAA, MLB, NBA and NASCAR apparel, your favorite team souvenirs, hiking and biking information, drink gear, Tim Ernst books and so much more in a unique sporting environment. The welcoming owners are typically on the floor to answer questions, and the rest of the staff is efficient and super friendly. This is definitely a terrific place to shop for the sports minded person in your life. Note: Image of Arkansas Razorback gear is at top of page courtesy of Bleachers.
1004 NW 11th St, (479) 715-4772
Another unique specialty store operating out of Bentonville, Junk Brands is widely known for their trendsetting headbands. They also make Junk apparel, accessories and have a wide selection in their college and NBA stadium shop. In addition to their Bentonville retail store, they have an enormous online business.
1600 SE J St #2,(479) 464-7866
The obvious choice for running and walking apparel, shoes and gear in NWA, Rush Running stocks more than 50 brands including all the top ranked brands that you love. A local, family owned store offering amazing customer service, which includes the use of Stride Analysis, a procedure that involves videoing you while you run on a treadmill. A sense of community and well being through running and walking is achieved in NWA by this company as it promotes these two individual sports.
THREE DOG BAKERY
113 W Central Ave #101, (479) 268-5599
The original bakery for dogs, Three Dog Bakery offers all-natural, human quality, handmade treats for your canine friends. They also stock dog accessories including U.S. made rawhides and chews, training items, collars, leashes, beds, and furry friend novelty apparel. Dog owners love this store almost as much as their dogs.
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FRESH HARVEST TASTING ROOM
512 Village Cir, 479-253-6247
If you’re into healthy eating and you enjoy cooking, this place is a must visit for you. The oils, balsamics and staff are nothing short of outstanding. If you don’t know much about these items and would like to learn, the staff will gladly educate you. Fresh Harvest buys directly from the grower, enabling it to provide the freshest, most flavorful, and healthiest olive oils to be found at reasonable prices.
F A Y E T T E V I L L E
205 W Dickson St, (844) 244-6790
Moved and motivated by nature, Fayettechill creates and markets outdoor apparel for outdoor lovers who really want to experience their chosen outdoor activities in clothes designed for the outing. Their purpose driven clothes are comfortable, durable and fashionable. The Fayetteville store is a natural gathering place for NWA’s outdoor enthusiasts.
100 W Center St #5, (479) 521-1778
As the name suggests, Shindig’s is a paper company with many unique lines of greeting cards, personalized stationery, cards and gifts and invitations every conceivable occasion. They strive to stock lines that are American designed and produced. If you still love to send and receive a handwritten invitation, you will love this most unusual cozy little stationery store.
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VALERE RENE HANDBAGS
210 S 1st St, (479) 531-2243
Begun in the owner’s own dining room, this unique company designs and creates excellent-quality, handmade, fashionable lifestyle bags including totes, beach bags, makeup bags and custom handbags. Its customers rave about the beautiful designs, many even have a collection of Valerie Renee Handbags, and some have custom-made handbags. This is a beautiful store, stocked full of the bags and accessories you’ll love.
2900 S 26th St, (479) 631-0055
A landmark along I-49 in Rogers, this award-winning company sells only the finest cutlery and is the oldest mail order knife company in the world. It is also the reigning authority on knives. Columbia River knife & Tool, Böker, Randall, Kershaw, Benchmade, Spyerdco, William Henry, Canal Street Cutlery and SOG are just some of the high-quality brands it sells. If you’re into knives, you must visit this unique store.
S P R I N G D A L E
1503 Carley Rd, (479) 419-9690
Euna Mae’s is a must-see housewares, grocery and kitchen supplies specialty store. You could easily spend the morning browsing the shelves looking for linens, dishware, cookware, gifts for the cook in your life, or hard-to-get jellies and jars of a good old southern kitchen staple, Chow chow. The store is warm and cozy and the owner knows how to dish out southern hospitality.
H O N O R A B L E M E N T I O N
116 N Broadway St, Ste E, Siloam Springs, (479) 373-6363
This unique concept lets you create your signature scent, watch it being made into the various bath, body and pet products you regularly use when you bathe or shampoo your pet. Absolutely no harsh chemicals are used. Everything is simple, fresh and natural, which means no irritation to your beautiful skin. Try Bathe just once, and you may be hooked for life.
THE COPPER PIG
1364 E Augustine Ln B1, Fayetteville, AR, (479) 442-3790
The Copper Pig Gift Store in Fayetteville has a fun collection of eclectic gifts for every person and for every season. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the delightful merchandise. If you have someone to buy for, but don’t know what to get,