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Small Business Saturday is coming up on Saturday, November 27 and Carmel City Center has you covered with ten great gift ideas from some of their boutique gift shops! Jimia, vice president & marketing director for Carmel City Center, and Lindsay Johnson, artistic director and senior marketing coordinator, joined us today to show us some of the goodies!

317 Home:

317 Charcuterie:

Beauty + Grace:

Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys:

A European-inspired toy shop filled with back-to-basic toys made from wood to sustainable materials, puzzles, crafts, pretend play and other gift items. 

Today we featured their Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Folkmanis Hand Puppets. 

Hey Little Diddle:

Offering newborn baby gifts, children’s books, nursery decor and designer clothing from sustainable, ethical brands in preemie size up to 4 years. 

Today we featured their eyelash knit cardigan and Nora Lee dress – perfect for the holidays! 

Linden Tree Gifts:

A gift shop featuring home décor accents, clothing, and accessories at its Carmel location. 

Today we featured their Happy Everything Red Small Dot Platter with removable Tree Attachment. 

Bath Junkie:

A wide selection of phosphate-free bubble bath, paraben and mineral-oil free moisturizers, exfoliating salt scrubs and more 

Today we featured their Bubbling Bath Crystals in Eucalyptus & Spearmint scent, Shea butter lotion in French Fig & Amber scent and a makeup pouch. 

Julie Browning Bova Design:

A full-service interior design firm servicing the Midwest and South Florida.  

Today we featured their Porto Vecchio, Fig Leaf and Sea Salt Large Candle.  

Endeavor Boutique:

Offers trendy casual everyday clothing for women of all sizes, geared toward college students, busy moms and working women.  

Today we featured their Oliver Thomas Kitchen Sink bag. 

Out of the Blue Polish Pottery:

Features a full range of pottery, including tableware, baking and serving pieces all hand-painted and handmade in Boleslawiec, Poland.  

 Today we featured their 11” Holiday Serving Bowl. 

Carmel City Center is located at the southwest corner of City Center Drive and Rangeline Road in Carmel, Indiana. Surface parking is available on plaza level (accessible from City Center Drive), in the underground garage (accessible from Rangeline Road) and in the Veterans Way Garage located to the south of Carmel City Center.

For a complete listing of shops, restaurants and services visit, SHOP. DINE. ENJOY. LIVE! 


The City of Carmel’s Oktoberfest at Carmel City Center is back! Celebrate with them on Friday, October 1st from 6-10 p.m. with food, drinks and live music entertainment featuring Der Polkatz!

Sam Bokodi, Vivante restaurant supervisor, and Melanie Lentz Brewer, City of Carmel Project Manager, joined us today with “Pretchos” and “Charcuterie Cups” to give us a taste of what to expect at the event.

The festival is free and open to all ages. During the event, many of the Carmel City Center Shops will be open for visitors to shop and browse while walking around the Center. You do not want to miss this family-friendly evening!

Along with live music, Oktoberfest will include:

Food and beverages from area restaurants (The Cake Bake Shop, Matt the Miller’s Tavern/Tucci’s, Le Peep, Vivante French Eatery and Manelé Café)
Airbrush tattoos for kids
Much, much more!

Der Polkatz, a 13-piece band that plays a variety of music from polka and waltz to classic hits and world music, will perform on the upper plaza of Carmel City Center beginning at 7pm, along Veteran’s Way. Guests are encouraged to enjoy food, entertainment and fall fun with the Palladium and the Carter Green serving as a scenic background.

Event parking is available in the Veterans Way Garage.

Carmel City Center is located at the southwest corner of City Center Drive and Rangeline Road. Parking is available along the street and in the Veterans Way Garage.

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