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Olio in Iowa’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time for Olio in Iowa’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! I’m a sucker for a good gift guide season. In fact, over the years I’ve found some of my favorite gifts to give from online gift guides.

If you’re looking for a unique idea, want to shop small, or just want to give less “stuff” this season, I’ve got you covered. During the next week, I’ll be sharing a variety gift guides to help you shop for the travel lover on your holiday list. Whether they’re constantly on the road or appreciate adventures closer to home, I’ve got suggestions that are sure to make everyone you’re shopping for feel jolly.

As part of my 2021 holiday gift guide, I’ve put together guides featuring some of my favorite:

Check back over the next few days for dozens of gift suggestions just in time for the holiday season!

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Shop Small: Des Moines

If you’re based in central Iowa, you’re in luck! Recently I updated my list of favorite places to shop for gifts in Des Moines and the surrounding area. You won’t want to miss these amazing local businesses when you’re doing your holiday shopping!

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If you’ve got an avid reader on your life, there’s no better present than a new book for their TBR pile. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled some of my favorite books about the Midwest (or by Midwest-based authors) to help with your gifting.

Share Your Thoughts

I would love to hear from you! Who are you shopping for this holiday season? What are some of your favorite gifts for travelers?

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