Holiday deal$: gifting for cheap

Teresa Fleming, News Editor

flemingt17@grinnell.edu

This week, The S&B ventured beyond the zone of confluence to find the best deals in town on holiday gifts. Show your loved ones you care this winter while supporting local businesses, all for under $10!

Stepping Stones Christian Bookstore

Dip Stirs Gourmet Dip/Kitchen Magnet ($8.95)

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“We have Dip Stirs, they’re a gourmet dip and kitchen magnet double gift idea, and we have the cool cucumber mix and the spicy chipotle mix with the magnet attached.” Mindy Van Dyke, owner

LED Angels ($6.99)

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“We have LED angels which light up. They’re fun!” Van Dyke

Hot Cocoa Peppermint Chocolate Drink Mix, Silent Night Wassail Spiced Apple Cider Drink Mix ($6.99)

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“We have the hot cocoa peppermint chocolate drink mix or the silent night wassail spiced apple cider drink mix for $6.99. They’re great and they’re packaged nicely for the holidays.” Van Dyke

Pioneer Bookshop

“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry ($6.99)

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“I just think the message of ‘Giving is better than receiving’ just makes it a beautiful book … it just seems like maybe that’s just more what Christmas ought to be like.” John Wagner, Bookstore Assistant

Bates Flowers by DZyne

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Chocolate (starting at $1.50)

“We sell them by the piece, so you can spend as much as you want. That’s probably the thing we sell most during the holidayspeople come in and they need chocolate! There’s not a bad one in there.” Cynthia Sherman, owner

Giggles n Bowz

Organic Farm Buddies ($9.95)

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“They’re adorable and little kids totally love them.” JoAnn Fynaardt, owner

Rubber Fidget Bracelets ($7.95)

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Kum & Go

Snickers Holiday Singles, Milky Way Holiday Singles ($1.09)

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—Photos by Teresa Fleming