Shop local like you mean it! When you choose to support a small, local business instead of a giant corporation, you make an investment in the Omaha community. According to Nerd Wallet, small businesses generate $68 of local economic return for every $100 spent with them.
So, whether you're an avid Small Business Saturday shopper, or you're just looking for the best local shops to frequent, we've got you covered. We're Omaha Places; helping you enjoy everything local is literally our job.
We've included each business's Instagram handle, website, and helpful details to make your shopping trips a little easier. Without further ado, here is our roundup of local shops to support during the holidays (and year-round!)
We've broken this guide down into the following categories:
Stationery & Paper Goods
Women's Clothing & Accessories
Food & Drink
Disclaimer: We've tried our best to include as many local shops, makers, and businesses as we can, but there are truly so many amazing options that it's nearly impossible to include them all! Please don't be discouraged if your favorite is not included. This blog post is meant to serve as a road map to supporting local in Omaha, and we hope it's a great starting point!
Found Vintage Market (@foundomaha) | foundomaha.com
Found is a great spot in Benson to shop rustic, reclaimed, repurposed, shabby chic, industrial, repainted, and more.
DUSK (@duskgoodsgifts) | duskgoodsandgifts.com
A Little Bohemia favorite, DUSK is home to a curated selection of new and vintage home goods, kid's items, and beauty products.
Family of Things (@familyofthings_shop) | famofthings.com
Also in Little Bohemia, Family of Things carries stationery and home goods for living and creativity.
Wax Buffalo (@waxbuffalo) | waxbuffalo.com
Wax Buffalo is a woman-owned soy wax candle company based in Lincoln, with products in many stores across Omaha!
Salt Creek Mercantile (@saltcreekmercantile) | saltcreekmercantile.com
A gem just 30 minutes outside of Omaha specializing in handcrafted, natural, and vintage goods for home and body.
Hearts & Fire (@heartsandfire) | heartsandfire.com
Hearts & Fire is an Omaha-based furniture and decor boutique specializing in home decor and unique accent pieces.
Elysian Studios (@elysianstudios_) | handcraftedelysian.com
Elysian Studios creates handcrafted home decor items, including beautiful coasters, trinket dishes, vases & more.
Dundee Candle Co. (@dundeecandleco) | dundeecandleco.com
A candle boutique with a pour-your-own counter, this Dundee spot is a fun place to purchase a candle off the shelf or gift a unique experience!
Twisted Tree Woodworks (@twistedtree.woodworks)
Local woodworker Mike Hartong creates one-of-a-kind handcrafted wood pieces. DM him on Instagram for order inquires!
Hey! & Company (@hey.and.company)
Textile artist Andrea Vanderheyden creates intricate handwoven wall decor pieces. Her items are available at Made In Omaha!
The Loft by Lee Douglas Interiors (@shoptheloftbyldi) | theloftbyldi.com
With locations in Omaha and Lincoln, find home decor, unique gifts and lifestyle pieces curated by Lee Douglas Interiors.
Blue Lace Co. (@bluelace.co) | bluelaceco.com
This Zodiac-inspired brand carries candles, beauty, and lifestyle items.
NOMAD Wax Co. (@nomadwaxco) | nomadwax.com
This woman-owned and cruelty-free candle and wax melt brand creates nature-inspired scents.
Pot Shoppe (@pot.shoppe)
Handmade pots by a local artist! These sturdy pots are where fun and function meet. Pots and bowls are available in ready-made styles.
STATIONERY & PAPER GOODS
Five Nine (@shopfivenine) | shopfivenine.com
This Benson shop owned by State Senator Megan Hunt carries tons of cards and stationery, office items, planners, writing products, and personal effects.
The Anastasia Co. (@theanastasiaco) | theanastasiaco.com
A boho-branded shop carrying stationery, paper goods, apparel, and more.
RSVP (@rsvpnotes) | rsvpnotes.com
A unique paper and gift shop in Rockbrook Village intent on spreading love with the handwritten note, custom gifts, and beautifully crafted invitations.
Postscript Press (@postscript.press) | postscript.press
This shop is just 30 minutes from Omaha carrying paper goods of all kinds, like cards, stickers, notebooks, and more.
Julia M Illustrates (@julia_m_illustrates) | juliamillustrates.com
Known for her beautiful watercolored neighborhood art prints, Julia McGuigan creates tons of paper goods, art prints, apparel, gifts, and more.
Inclosed Letterpress Co. (@inclosed) | inclosedco.com
Inclosed is an Omaha-based stationery brand and the official maker of Charmpad® - a personalized notepad to help busy women stay on top of life’s to-do’s.
Ramona & Ruth (@ramonaandruth) | ramonaandruth.com
Created by Kim Burks, Ramona & Ruth is a thoughtfully created paper goods brand that helps shoppers approach life with beauty and intention.
AD Aesthetic (@adaesthetic) | ramonaandruth.com
Art prints, apparel, and goodies created by two creative feminist cat-lovers.
WOMEN'S CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
*These categories are noted by business owners, but anyone of any gender can shop from any of the stores listed below :)
Hello Ruby (@hellorubytruck) | shophelloruby.com
Hello Ruby is a go-to spot for cute clothing items and cool accessories like cups, keychains, and koozies.
Peach House Co. (@peachhouse.co) | thepeachhouseco.com
Peach House Co. is an accessory brand by Leesa Rangel, carrying handmade earrings, necklaces, stickers, glass tumblers, keychains, and more.
Mauve Clothing (@heymauve) | heymauve.com
Mauve is a West Omaha boutique that carries trendy clothing and accessories for every season.
Four Sisters Boutique (@foursistersboutique) | foursistersboutique.com
Whether you are sporty, trendy, or dressy, there is an outfit for you at Four Sisters Boutique. This charming boutique in Rockbrook Village also carries accessories and home decor.
The Chute (@shopthechute) | thechuteonline.com
This boutique in Little Bohemia specializes in ethically made clothing, accessories, and goods.
Albany & Avers (@albanyandavers) | albanyandavers.com
A Dundee shop that carries a sustainable mix of curated vintage and new women’s apparel and accessories.
Mesh (@shopmesh) |shop-mesh.com
This Omaha-based boutique carries chic and unique women’s apparel and accessories.
Good Gold (@g.goodgold) |goodgoldforever.com
Good Gold is a permanent jewelry company here in Omaha that provides customers with timeless, simple jewelry that is made sustainably with 14-karat gold.
Cozy Moon Designs (@cozymoondesigns) |Shop on Etsy
Cozy Moon Designs offers crochet and knit goods and patterns like beanies, bags, and can cozies.
Modern Eleven (@modern_eleven) |shopmoderneleven.com
Modern, layerable jewelry designed to spark confidence.
Shop Nelly Boutique (@shopnellyboutique) |shopnelly.com
Omaha-based online clothing boutique with an in-person showroom.
Tranquil Sky Jewelry (@tranquilskyjewelry) |tranquilskyjewelry.com
Handmade silver jewelry created by Angela Szelag.
Madida Clothing (@madidaclothing) |madidaclothing.com
Online and in-store women’s clothing in Omaha and Lincoln with new arrivals weekly.
STATUS (@mystatusluxomaha) |mystatuslux.com
This Aksarben boutique carries authentic, pre-loved luxury items like handbags, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories.
Ria Fashion Jewellery (@riafashionjewellery_llc) |riafashions.com
Ria Fashion Jewellery creates high-quality Indian fashion jewelry. Shop ornate necklaces, earrings, and more.
*These categories are noted by business owners, but anyone of any gender can shop from any of the stores listed below :)
grae (@graeomaha) |graeclothing.com
Located in Sterling Ridge, grae is a locally-owned menswear store carrying contemporary designer apparel, footwear, and accessories.
The Simple Man (@thesimplemanstore) |thesimplemanstore.com
A modern mercantile for men in Countryside Village, carrying a curated collection of simple, well-made, durable goods for men that includes clothing, gifts, and accessories.
Fontenelle Supply Co. (@fontenelleomaha) |fontenellesupplyco.com
Fontenelle Supply Co. is a shop in Little Bohemia with clothing & accessories that are built to last. The store also carries handcrafted leather goods and gifts like candles!
ARTIFACT (@artifactbags) |artifactbags.com
ARTIFACT creates sustainable hand-crafted bags, aprons, and other products.
Silo (@silo_omaha) |shop.silostore.com
Silo is an Old Market shop that carries streetwear apparel, shoes, and skateboards.
Little Mango (@shoplittlemango) |shoplittlemango.com
Little Mango is an adorable kid's boutique here in Omaha, selling clothing and accessories for kiddos of all ages (and, yes, there are even items for moms and dads!)
Rosie Jane (@rosiejanegiftsomaha) |rosiejaneomaha.com
Rosie Jane is a baby and children’s boutique that carries clothes, toys, books, and gifts.
Coco & Charlie's (@cocoandcharlies) |cocoandcharlies.com
This Lakeside Hills children's boutique carries clothing items for kids from infant to pre-teen.
Omaha Dog Bar (@omahadogbar) |omahadogbar.com
The Omaha Dog Bar is the state's first dog-focused bar and cafe with a turfed park and indoor lounge. Gift a membership, or shop dog items and human merch at ODB!
Ripley & Rue (@ripleyandrue) |ripleyandrue.com
This Omaha-based brand creates bold and badass bandanas and apparel for dogs and their humans.
The Green Spot (@thegreenspot) |shop.greenspotomaha.com
A woman-owned, family-owned pet supply shop on a mission to extend and enrich the lives of pets and their people.
Long Dog Fat Cat (@longdogfatcatshop) |longdogfatcat.com
Long Dog Fat Cat offers a number of natural food options for your cat or canine, as well as toys, treats, leashes, collars, and all the pet necessities your heart desires.
Woof & Whiskers (@woofwhiskersomaha) |woof-whiskers.business.site
Woof & Whiskers provides natural pet food, full-service grooming, bakery treats, and more.
Brixtix Bakery (@brixtixbakery)
Badass handmade cookies for dogs, made with pup-friendly ingredients and sassy designs.
DogGurt (@doggurt_jaxsnax) | doggurt.com
This woman-owned brand creates handmade, organic, frozen dog treats.
Mazzy Co Collars (@mazzerspics)
Mazzy Co creates handmade dog and cat collars in all sizes, with oodles of patterns to choose from.
Love Yo Pup (@loveyopup1) | loveyopup.com
This Black woman-owned business creates locally-sourced, humanely-harvested, non-GMO organic dog treats. 1% of the brand's sales go to no-kill rescues and shelters.
The Green House (@thegreenhouseomaha) | thegreenhouseomaha.com
The Green House in Little Bohemia carries lots of plants and plant accessories like planters, hangers, gardening tools, sustainable home goods, and more.
Sheelytown Market (@sheelytownmarket) | sheelytownmarket.com
Sheelytown Market is a value-led, plant-loving house plant and maker's market along Center Street, near Hanscom Park.
Chlorophyll (@chlorophyll_by_kg) | chlorophyllomaha.com
Chlorophyll is an urban plant boutique owned by Kinghorn Gardens located in Aksarben. With tons of houseplants to choose from, Chlorophyll encourages shoppers to "bring nature near."
Nodest Home Plants (@nodesthomeplants) | nodesthomeplants.square.site
Nodest Home Plants is a plant shop located inside of Bad Seed Coffee. Known for their soil bar, helpful repotting drop-offs, and special plant workshops.
Mulhall's (@mulhalls) | mulhalls.com
Mulhall's is a home and garden staple for the Omaha community, with a huge greenhouse, landscaping services, and a home goods store.
FOOD & DRINK
Artemis Tea & Botanical (@artemis.tea.botanical) | artemisteas.com
Artemis Tea & Botanical is a gorgeous shop in Blackstone selling tea, tea accessories, and books!
Toximiche (@toximiche) | toximiche.com
Toximiche is a locally-owned Michelada Mix company. Their classic recipe is a delicious mixture that combines a rich tomato base, lime, and seasoning to give it the perfect amount of spice.
Fat Head Honey (@fatheadhoney) | fatheadhoney.com
Fat Head Honey Farm produces honey in an ethical & natural way. It's owned and run by husband & wife duo Brian and Kathy Suchan who love to come up with unique products and craft flavors for their honey line.
It's All About Bees (@itsallaboutbees) | itsallaboutbees.com
This Ralston-based honey company creates a variety of honey and beeswax products, as well as tea and other homemade food and body care products.
Omaha Soup Company (@omahasoupcompany) | omahasoupcompany.com
Omaha Soup Company creates homemade gourmet soup kits, skillet kits, dips, and seasonings.
Tasty Good Toffee (@tastygoodtoffee) | tastygoodtoffee.com
Small batch, handmade toffee from Lincoln, NE, featuring unique and classic flavor combinations.
The Gourmet Granola (@thegourmetgranola) | thegourmetgranola.com
The Gourmet Granola creates small-batch gluten, dairy and soy-free granola and granola bars.
A Hill Of Beans (@roast_coffeehouse) | shop.ahillofbeans.com
Shop some freshly roasted coffee beans, coffee gear, and gift boxes from A Hill Of Beans.
Made In Omaha (@madeinomaha) | madeinomaha.com
Made in Omaha is a one-stop shop to buy 100% local. They sell all kinds of items, from clothes, art prints, and drinkware, to food, soaps, stickers, and more! There are three locations in Omaha, so be sure to stop by for all your gifting needs!
Dundee Book Company (@dundeebookco) | dundeebook.co
Dundee Book Company started in 2017 as a "roving bookstore," a book cart that popped up around town to share the love of reading and well-crafted books. In 2020, the owners developed a storefront in an old house in the heart of Dundee.
The Bookworm (@bookwormomaha) | bookwormomaha.com
A beloved independently owned full-service bookstore located off of 90th and Center. Shop books, gifts, and more!
Exist Green (@exist_green) | existgreen.com
Exist Green is a zero-waste market and eco-boutique in Dundee. Check out hundreds of items available for refill and shop for eco-friendly essentials.
Benson Soap Mill (@bensonsoapmill) | bensonsoapmill.com
This Benson-based soap brand is run by two guys using their skills to utilize and re-purpose both natural and discarded products from local restaurants, coffee shops, and farms — and turn those items into amazing beauty products!
City Limits (@city.limits.omaha)
A quirky gift shop in the old market with fun finds like socks, books, mugs, stationery, art, and more.
Robox Creates (@roboxcreates) | roboxcreates.com
Robox Creates develops carefully curated boxes filled with sensory items and play activities.
Spruce Interiors & Gifts (@spruceomaha) | spruce-omaha.com
Spruce is a gift shop full of treasures, from home goods, and bath and beauty items, to stationery, books, accessories, and more.
Mystic Summer Crystals (@mysticsummercrystals) | mysticsummercrystals.com
Mystic Summer Crystals sells unique and rare crystals, jewelry, lamps, tapestries, dream catchers, and so much more!