#ShopCedarRapids2017 Holiday Shopping Guide

#ShopCedarRapids2017 Holiday Shopping Guide

We all know the holidays can be stressful, from deciding who’s going to make the turkey, to addressing and stamping the Holiday cards.  Whether you’re a shopper who likes to plan ahead, or a procrastinator who waits until the last minute, it’s our goal to help you cross everyone off your shopping list this season!! At Cedar Rapids Moms Blog we LOVE to support local businesses. That’s why we’re encouraging you all to shop local, shop small, and shop Cedar Rapids! We’re making it easy with our #ShopCedarRapids2017 Holiday Shopping Guide!

This is a sponsored guide. Each business has provided a giveaway item and paid a small fee to cover the costs of putting the guide together. However, these are all local businesses we love and love to support!

Be sure to scroll through the guide, visit our sponsors’ websites, and then go to the bottom to ENTER TO WIN AN AMAZING GIFT BASKET FULL OF GOODIES FOR YOU OR YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!


RAYGUN is retail clothing store based out of Des Moines, IA that includes snarky designs poking fun of the midwest and political issues. RAYGUN does not limit itself to only t-shirts as they carry additional products such as glassware, postcards, coasters, koozies, and much more! Stop in today to check out this unique addition to the Newbo area!

{Gift Idea}: Gift one of their amazingly soft and funny t-shirts. Or pick up a card and mug or some wall art.

Giveaway Item: T-shirt and mug

Great American Popcorn Company

Cedar Rapids “tastiest” destination is the busy mom’s answer for affordable local gifts! Avoid the long lines at the post office and let Great American Popcorn Company ship a gift box (starting at $19.95) to your loved ones. Our popcorn and fudge is the perfect gift for those who have everything and are difficult to shop for. And make great hostess and teacher gifts as well!

{Gift Idea}:  A sampler gift box including freshly popped popcorn, delicious fudge, and unique soda!

Giveaway Item: Fab Four Gift Box 

Simply Soothing

You know Simply Soothing for their signature Bug Soother, but did you know they have other products as well? Simply Soothing Iowa Marketplace is a family-owned and operated business based in Columbus Junction, Iowa. They have been creating unique, handmade products for over 15 years, with an emphasis on high quality for a reasonable price. The Simply Soothing Iowa Marketplace is proud to be majority mom-owned & operated! Each and every item in their store is handcrafted by talented Iowa Artisans. Shop in store, or online! 

{Gift Idea}: Order a gift basket that includes scent melt blocks, shea body creme, body wash, and hand soap. 

Giveaway Item: $25 Gift Card

Style Encore

Style Encore Cedar Rapids buys and sells Women’s gently used clothing sizes 0-4X, plus shoes, handbags and accessories.! No appointment necessary to bring your items in, and get paid CASH on the spot for everything accepted! They have all the hottest name brands and styles that you see at the malls at up to 70% less than the mall prices, including brands such as Ann Taylor, White House Black Market, Chico’s, JJill and The Limited.

{Gift Idea}: Pick up some trendy clothes and accessories for someone on your list, and while you’re at it, get your own outfit for your upcoming Holiday Party!

Giveaway Item: $25 Gift Card

MODE Boutique

MODE Cedar Rapids is a locally owned boutique featuring designer fashion at outlet prices; nothing in the store is priced over $60.00! They carry women’s sizes 0-14/16 and x-small-x-large. We also love their cute, affordable accessories!

{Gift Idea}: Gift card + accessory item. Or stop in and pick up new pair of jeans for yourself!! 

Giveaway Item: $25 Gift Card

Iowa Running Company

Iowa Running Company is a store for more than “just runners”. Whether you’re running, walking, exercising, or just want the best footwear and customized fit around, Iowa Running Company is the spot for you! With the area’s best selection of athletic footwear and a staff with over 40 years experience in shoe fitting, you’re sure to love your experience (and your shoes!)

{Gift Idea}: Stop in and pick up some apparel or accessories for the athlete in your life. Or grab a gift card and let them pick their own!

Giveaway Item: $25 gift card

Wild Magnolia Design

Wild Magnolia Design offers unique gifts such as coffee mugs, tumblers, wine glasses, shirts, plates, ornaments and more with custom sayings written in vinyl! With sayings on items that sum “mom-life” up in one short sentence, they are the perfect thoughtful gift for the mommy friends in your life.

{Gift Idea}: Personalized ornaments make perfect gifts for friends, families, and teachers!

Giveaway Item: Home Tumbler and Mama Bear glass


Each of our #ShopCedarRapids2017 sponsors has provided a giveaway item to include in our prize package! You may enter to win DAILY {with some entry options} from November 16th through December 5th. The winner will be announced on the Cedar Rapids Moms Blog Facebook page on Wednesday, December 6th!! *The winner must be at least 18 years of age and able to pick up the prize package in the Corridor. 

Enter to win via Gleam here:

#ShopCedarRapids2017 Grand Prize Giveaway

Amana Furniture & Clock Shop {Handmade furniture, clocks, and gifts}
Amana General Store {Gourmet foods, coffees, teas}
Amana Meat Shop & Smokehouse {Gourmet meats & condiments}
Amana Woolen Mill {Handcrafted blankets, pillows, apparel, & accessories}
Amazing Grace Antiques and Gifts {homemade soaps, antiques}
A to Z Toys & Collectibles {Vintage Toys}
Baby Time {Baby, Kids, and Nursing products; classes}
Bark and Bloom {Plants, gifts, and decor}
Betty Jane Candies {Chocolates, candies, gift baskets}
Broom and Basket {Handmade brooms and baskets}
Boyson Jewelry {Jewelers}
Cedar Ridge Winery {Locally made wine, whiskey, & spirits; classes}
Czech Cottage {Handmade crystal, jewelry, and glassware}
Czech Feather & Down {Handmade feather beds, comforters, and pillows}
The Daisy {Consignment clothing and accessories, new gifts and decor}
The Desert Frog {Locally made bath and body products}
Edelstein Treasures/The Noble Stone {Jewelry, fossils, stones, gifts}
Goldfinch Cyclery {Bicycles, equipment, rentals}
Hall Bicycle Company {Bicycles, equipment, parts, and accessories”
Insights Boutique {Women’s clothing and accessories}
Iowa Magic Shop {Magic tricks, books, and supplies}
Iowa Popcorn Company {Specialty popcorn}
Lillians of Marion {Women’s clothing, accessories, footwear}
Mad Modern {Mid-Century Vintage Furniture}
The Marion Chocolate Shop {Chocolates, candies, gift baskets}
Massage Heights {Massages, skin care products, aromatherapy products}
Newbo Mercantile and Vintage Shop {Essential oils, DIY bath and body products, vintage clothing}
Next Page Books {A wide variety of books for kids and adults} 
Northtowne Cycling & Fitness {bicycles, fitness equipment, apparel}
Olive’s Oil {Gourmet oils and vinegars}
Philip’s Diamond Shop {Jewelry}
Siebke Hoyt Jewelers {Jewelry}
Siegel’s Jewlery {Jewelry}
Village Table {Responsibly sourced kitchen and tablewares}
Wine Styles {Wine, chocolates, gift items} 

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