From sweets to chic, Canby has some fun shopping options that are perfect for that holiday list you need to finish or any other special occasion (or just for the fun of it!) throughout the year.
Starting with the sweet, make a visit to Puddin' River Chocolates for a dazzling selection of chocolates, truffles and other decadent treats. The wine truffles are simply works of edible art, crafted in-house with local wines. The chocolate dipped peanut butter sticks will have you wondering "What was the name of that big brand and why did I eat those before?" Gather some friends and pick up some of Puddin' River's delicious fondue sauce for a savory start to what promises to be a tasty evening.
Just about everyone loves a food book now and then, but we have that friend who is a voracious reader and also appreciates the feel of an actual, printed piece of literature versus an e-reader. That's why independent books stores like The Book Nook are such important parts of our communities. The Book Nook invites readers to "come take a shelfie" and see the latest releases or maybe reunite with an old classic. They also have a wide selection of kids' books to help get the youngsters started out on the right foot.
Art-O-Maddic is one of the newest additions to Canby's shopping scene. They've opened to create a "sanctuary for artists, a space where you can discover your own artist." They feature local, regional and event national artists who might not otherwise have a chance to showcase their talents. Inside you'll find inspired works in various media, from photography and painting to sculptures, metal work and mixed media. It's also a great place to stop for someone looking to show off their creative expression as well, as they have a nice selection of supplies for sale.
For the vintage-lover in your life, visit Retro Revival. They have a continuously changing inventory of furniture, home décor, art and more, all with a wonderful backstory and mid-century vibe. Also check out Red Door Antiques and Resale. Located in a building that is itself an antique, they display finds from more than 40 vendors showcasing some truly wonderful and unique treasures. Perhaps the coolest is the collection of vintage typewriters they have. The selection always changes, but they often have models that are 100 or more years old.
Bricks & Minifigs may be known around the country now, but Canby is where it all began, and it's still their flagship location. Inside you'll find a huge selection of Lego sets, both new and used. From that new set you've been looking for to the rare collectible you've been dying to get your hands on, this is where you need to look. You'll also find rare pieces if you're missing something from a set or need something to complete your own vision. Plus they can put your face on a minifig, and there's not much that's cooler than that.
Located in the heart of downtown Canby, Dahlia Home and Garden is a newer store filled with handpicked antiques, locally made soaps and candles and countless other gifts and sundries. From the kitchen with locally made nut butters, jellies and other goodies to the bathroom with every sort of lotion and potion to pamper oneself, this store is a great place to stop to check a few names off of that shopping list.
The Barn Door Boutique and Décor is another spot where you could lose a lot of time. You can pick up handpicked clothing items for every member of your family, from graphic tees to items made in the USA, their selection is vast. As the name suggests, they also have fun décor items like throw pillows and blankets, metal signs, wall hangings and other unique finds to spice up any space.
Park & Lu Boutique specialize in "quality clothing and accessories for busy women and mamas who want fashion and function with outfits that go from playground to happy hour." Inside you'll find a wonderful selection of clothing that really is on brand with what the boutique promises. This shop is the ideal stop for someone who believes that you can live a busy life while still looking on-point.
Chances are you've been out to Swan Island Dahlias for their annual festival, but did you know their farm shop is open year-round? The store has a wonderful selection of all sorts of items, from gardening necessities to take care of the dahlia tubers and other plants you work so hard on to clothing, home décor and other fun, unique gift items. It's always enjoyable to visit the farm, and their store definitely gives you another excuse to go!
Do you have a friend that brakes for plant sales? Then be sure to visit Baker's Prairie Bakery. Yes, we know that sounds weird but hear us out. First off, get some amazing baked goods. But, the store is also the public-facing annex for Lemieux Goods uncommon plant shop. They have a really fun selection of lesser-known plant varieties, so you can be a total hero for your friend or loved one when you bring them that new plant they've never been able to get before.