517½ MAIN STREET. HOURS: W-TH-F 12-5; Sat. 9-2

Shoppers looking for that one-of-a-kind gift or treasure will definitely want to visit Laurie’s Boutique this holiday season! Located in the 500 block of Main Street, Laurie’s Boutique features a unique combination of apparel, accessories, jewelry and home décor. A special attribute of the boutique is various Fair Trade merchandise made by artisans around the world. Quality and pride are the hidden ingredients in Fair Trade custom-made products.

Did you know that Laurie’s Boutique is also the place to find craftsmanship by more than a dozen local artisans right here in La Porte City? Got a music lover on your gift list? Try a CD of Randi Rokke’s beautiful solo piano music. Looking for a good book? Gary Martinson’s romance novel, Ball of String, or Cynthia Gross’ Alabaster, a collection of inspirational verses, may be just the gift you’re looking for. You will also appreciate the selection of knitted scarves/handbags made from hand-spun yarn, courtesy of the sheep and llamas at Wolf Creek Farms. Mittens, headband scarves and neck scarves made out of alpaca, angora and various other yarns are also proudly knotted by the hands of local artisans.

Or, give a gift that tells an amazing story and purchase an “Elegantee” top for that special lady on your list! Support a cause and purchase a gift with a purpose. Women rescued from human trafficking sew these trendy tees and the fashion designer is proudly an Iowan, hailing from Sherrill, Iowa.

And, just in time for the holiday season, are the extremely popular wine bottle lamps, sure to brighten any room.

Finally, finish your shopping list with a variety of Iowa crafted soaps, lotion bars and candles that make excellent stocking stuffers.

For additional information about Laurie’s Boutique, call 350-3942 or visit online at facebook.com/LauriesBoutiqueIA.