Small Business Saturday: 6 places to shop local in Inver Grove Heights

‘Tis the season for bargains, and Inver Grove Heights is the perfect base for your Twin Cities shopping getaway.  Inver Grove Heights is only 10 minutes from the Mall of America and is also conveniently located to the Twin Cities Premium Outlets, Shoppes at Woodbury Lakes, St. Paul’s Grand Avenue, and more!

It’s great to find bargains at big-box stores this holiday season, but consider supporting local businesses, too, especially on Small Business Saturday.  Out of every dollar you spend at local businesses, $0.48 stays in your local community, compared to only $0.14 of every dollar you spend at chain stores.

Inver Grove Heights has great local options for your Small Business Saturday shopping, whether you want to start checking off your holiday gift list or treat yourself to something special.

Gertens Greenhouse

Gertens

In the summer, Gertens offers one the Twin Cities’ widest selections of annuals, perennials and nursery stock in the Twin Cities.  Uniquely, most of those plants are grown in-house, either at Gertens’ Lake Elmo growing areas or right in Inver Grove Heights.

Gertens doesn’t shut down once the temperature drops—instead, the garden center becomes a winter wonderland with decor, gifts, and artificial trees of all sizes and price points.  The Christmas Lights Store features indoor and outdoor lights, as well as tree toppers, replacement bulbs, and all the hardware needed to create a festive home light display.

Peterson Popcorn

Peterson Popcorn

Obviously, there’s plenty of popcorn at Peterson Popcorn, in gourmet flavors like caramel, cheddar, ranch, and chocolate covered caramel.  The shop also sells sweet treats including fudge and homemade ice cream.

Primo Salon & Spa

Primo Salon & Spa

Get a cut or color from the expert stylists at Primo Salon & Spa, which uses Aveda’s high quality, plant-based products (Aveda and other salon products are also available for purchase).  Besides hair care, there are several rejuvenating options for facials and body wraps. Other services include airbrush tanning, spa manicures and pedicures, and hair removal. Gift certificates are available in any denomination.

Glassing Florist

Glassing Florist

Glassing Florist offers a wide range of seasonal, contemporary, and modern floral arrangements, in addition to green and blooming plants.  Add balloons, plush animals, or locally-made Abdallah chocolates or truffles to create the perfect gift. Delivery is available Monday through Saturday to Inver Grove Heights, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the seven county metro area.

Bike King

Bike King

Bike King is a one-stop shop for all things cycling, with an impressive selection of bikes: road, mountain, BMX, cruisers,  commuter, children’s and more. There’s also a wide range of parts, accessories, helmets, and activewear. In addition, Bike King provides skate sharpening services and carries hockey essentials like pucks, tape, laces, mouthguards, and skate guards.

Cunningham Sports

Cunningham’s Sports

Pick up some team apparel for your favorite student at Cunningham’s Sports, which stocks items including sweatshirts, hoodies, sweatpants, exercise pants, knit caps, thermals, and mittens for several local high school teams, including the Simley Spartans, South St. Paul Raiders, and more.  Cunningham’s Sports is also the area’s largest high school letter jacket retailer, with jackets and patches for over two dozen area high schools.

 

Only minutes from downtown St. Paul and less than 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Inver Grove Heights is conveniently to Twin Cities’ best shopping, activities, and more.  Book your stay at one of these Inver Grove Heights hotels today!

2018-11-11T12:41:02+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Shop|