December is a busy month as shoppers search for the perfect gift to give the special people on their lists this Holiday season. The Corridor is full of wonderful, locally-owned businesses that have an array of gift ideas for you to choose from. Shop locally and find everything you’re looking for right here in the Corridor!


Ali’s Weeds & Floral Gift Boutique provides an array of items to say happy holidays! Their highly-trained staff creates beautiful flower arrangements and gourmet baskets, perfect for that hard-to-shop for person. In addition to real and silk flower arrangements, they offer many unique indoor and outdoor home décor items, vintage antiques, scented candles, locally-crafted jewelry, soaps and greeting cards, holiday ornaments, chocolates and much more! Call or visit today to find the perfect gift this holiday season. 319.377.9312. 524 10th St, Marion. Order online at


Avon is a leading beauty company with a 130 year history in skin-care, cosmetics, fragrances and personal care products for women. Avon also offers an array of special holiday gift items to choose from such as cozy robes and slippers, elegant jewelry, holiday décor, and now, gifts for him. Contact local Avon independent sales representative, Paula Miltner, and find the perfect gift this holiday season and all year long. Call 319.350.3088 or visit online at 


Give the gift of yummy cupcakes or cookies from Scratch Cupcakery this holiday season. Scratch Cupcakery is in the business of making people smile one cupcake at a time, and their decadent cupcakes do not disappoint. They will make your gift the best one given this year. Scratch offers more than 250 different flavors to choose from, including gluten-free options and a new vegan cupcake each month. With locations in Coralville, Cedar Falls, Waterloo and West Des Moines, you can send your gift of cupcakes with ease. Delivery price and radius varies per store; shipping is available November thru April. Call the location nearest you or visit their website to place your order! Coralville - 319.359.2256. Cedar Falls – 319.227.7855. Waterloo – 319.229.7065. West Des Moines – 515.518.8962. Visit Scratch Cupcakery for your next event.  


A gift card from the Sanctuary Spa is the perfect gift.  When you arrive at the Sanctuary Spa you will be greeted by the warmth of their personal staff and cared for throughout your entire visit.  The Sanctuary is an oasis of relaxation with candle-lit rooms and tranquil music.  Every guest enjoys their signature complimentary touch therapy:  warm lotion foot or hand massage and extensive beverage menu including champagne to be enjoyed by guests before their service even begins.  Stop by the spa and pick up a gift card, or call and we will have it ready for you or shipped to make things even easier for you.  All gift cards are placed in a beautifully, embellished box with a menu sample of our Eminence Skincare and a chocolate truffle.  These specially adorned boxes can be personalized for anyone on your gift giving list.  A Sanctuary Spa gift card makes the perfect gift for a family member, co-worker, friend or loved one.  Located at 5100 Fountains Drive NE Suite #106, Cedar Rapids.  319-373-2447


Travel & Transport wants to help make memories that will last a lifetime with the gift of travel. Take a getaway with your loved ones and leave the details up to the pros. Travel and Transport has the expertise to plan unforgettable, one-of-a-kind vacation experiences. The full-service travel management company is the 5th largest travel company in the United States. Let them take the stress out of traveling. Gift cards are available in any denomination and never expire! Visit their local office at 1317 7th Ave, Marion or call 319.373.4232.   



Cantebury Kitchens wants to help you make your home your castle this coming year. Whether you are building new, undergoing a remodel, or want to make some needed updates to your home, they have you covered. They offer a variety of personalized services to fit your needs. Cantebury Kitchens can assist you in creating your dream kitchen, bar, bathroom and bedroom, along with creating one-of-a-kind closet shelving, entertainment centers and fireplace surrounds. They assist you from beginning to end for any room in your home that may need attention. Visit their showroom and let them help you with your next project. Cantebury Kitchens is conveniently located at 240 Classic Car Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, close to I-380 and Hwy 30. Open Monday-Friday 8-5.
Weekend and Evenings by appointment. 319.866.9816.



Adams Tile & Stone offers a unique array of home décor and gift items along with their many flooring options of tile, stone, vinyl, carpet and wood flooring. Stop in for a special gift to help your loved ones set their home apart from the rest. “As a small business in this wonderful community, we want to take this opportunity to say THANKS to all of our customers who support and help to promote our business, Adams Tile & Stone. We have gained many great friendships in the process!” Stop by their showroom at 1198 Grand Avenue, Marion. 319.366.3552 –



Fashion Par Kitchens wants to give you the gift this season. Treat yourself to an updated kitchen or bathroom, or build that bar that you have always dreamed of. Fashion Par Kitchens can create a design to fit any lifestyle and budget; whether it’s in a new home, a complete remodel, or you want a simple update. They offer full service from start to finish, taking the stress away from the client. Their new showroom gives clients a broad array of floor plans and decorating styles to choose from as well as award winning designers that can create a unique space just for you. Treat yourself this holiday season. Check out their new showroom at 1246 7th Ave, Marion. 319.377.7357



Let Illuminations Center for Enlightenment bring some magic to your holidays with uncommon gifts. Our shop is carefully curated to inspire and delight with items that have a mystical charm. Choose from a wide selection of rare gems and crystals, available as both jewelry and collectible pieces. Add an inviting glow to your home with colorful Turkish mosaic lamps and air cleansing salt lamps. Create an enchanting atmosphere using high quality incense and essential oils. Treat yourself to an uplifting session with one of our experienced holistic arts practitioners including massage therapy, Reiki, and intuitive readings. Relax with yoga classes. Located in The Cherry Building, 329 11th Ave SE Suite 115, Cedar Rapids. 319.775.0117


Give the gift of great taste with a Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano gift card; perfect for any hard-to-shop-for person. Biaggi’s has an extensive menu and is open daily for lunch and dinner. Biaggi’s gift cards are available in a variety of denominations and are redeemable at any Biaggi’s location. This holiday season enjoy a deliciously rewarding gift from Biaggi’s and receive a $15 Holiday Bonus Award card for every $100 in Biaggi’s gift cards purchased. Holiday Bonus Award cards are available through December 31, 2017 and are valid for use at any Biaggi’s location from January 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018. 320 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids. 319.393.6593.


Serena’s Coffee Café is Amana’s only full-service coffee shop! Their menu offers a variety of fresh brewed drip coffees and teas, espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, smoothies, chai lattes, cold pressed iced coffee, Italian sodas, craft sodas – including Millstream, Coke products and root beer floats. Serena’s also offers an array of baked goods and healthy snacks to accompany your beverage choice. Stop in for a gift card for the coffee lover in your life! Serena’s offers a comfortable lounge area in addition to dining tables so you can relax and enjoy the company you’re with. Off street parking, handicap accessibility is available. Conveniently located on the east side of Amana. 728 47th Ave, Amana. 319.622.3320


At The Wright Touch Catering & Bake Shoppe they make shopping for your loved one a little easier and a lot sweeter! The Wright Touch offers over 250 flavor combinations of unique artisan cupcakes and a variety of baked goods including cookies, bars, breads, cannoli and much more. Pick up or delivery is available. As one of the areas premier caterers, The Wright Touch is also the answer to your holiday party needs. From appetizers to desserts, entrée to buffet style, they have you covered. This year, take the stress away and enjoy the party.
Colton Square - 7085 C Ave, Cedar Rapids. 319.294.2253.    


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