The holiday season has come, and some Sioux Falls companies are facing pressure to stock their shelves while navigating supply chain issues and understaffing.
But you don’t have to worry about supply chain issues for holiday gifts this year – there are plenty of local companies and makers selling the perfect stocking stuffer and gift ideas.
The Argus Leader team and Sioux Falls Business Journal have put together a list of some of the products made with Sioux Falls.
This list does not include all businesses in the Sioux Falls area and is meant to start with locally produced items, so start shopping online to find more Sioux Falls makers and businesses that fit what you’re looking for.
Food and drinks
Salas Salsas, online or at Sioux Falls retailers
The mother and daughter plans to open a food truck next spring, but it already supplies local retailers like Cherry Rock Farms and Co-Op in Sioux Falls. You can also order a range of items online from traditional options like salsa verde and rojo to experimental flavors like habanero mango, jalapeno lime and serrano lime. They also sell tamales, tutupos, empanadas and more.
Songbird Kombucha, 1712 S. Minnesota Ave.
This small business is growing rapidly with a busy farmers market corner at Sioux Falls Farmer’s Market and a newly opened commercial kitchen space in the center of Sioux Falls. Songbird Kombucha is a non-alcoholic fermented drink made from tea and flavored with natural ingredients. The company offers kombucha in its kitchen, in refillable growler containers and through delivery services.
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Dagger & Arrow Diablo, online or at Sioux Falls retailers
The Sioux Falls-based hot sauce producer is available to order online and at several Sioux Falls retailers, including Look’s Marketplace, Sioux Falls Co-Op and Plum’s Cooking Co. HI-FI BREAKDOWN & SEASONAL LIMITED EDITION – Made with hot peppers and cherry tomatoes.
The Breaks Coffee Roasting Co., 311 E. 12th Street.
Do you have a coffee lover in your midst? The Breaks is a local coffee roaster and coffee shop that serves handcrafted coffee. If one bag isn’t enough, The Breaks also offers a “Break It Down” package of four quarter-pound bags of coffee options and a Breaks subscription offer with coffee surprise delivery every month for up to 12 months.
sweets / sweets
Prairie Cocoa and Sweets, 401 E. 8th St. Suite 105
Give a sweet treat or help bake it as a gift. An abundance of sweet gifts – cakes, biscuits, hearty sweets and frozen hot chocolate is here. The Prairie Dessert Bar is decorated with cocoa and sweets intricately to match the seasons. In addition, the company also offers decorating classes, such as the latest Thanksgiving class with sweet turkey, pumpkin pie, vegetables, mashed potatoes, and gravy.
entoxipax, 421 N Phillips Ave Suite 111
Give wine that you can use. Intoxibakes specializes in cakes filled with alcohol, but they also make custom cakes and other non-fermented desserts. Flavors from Amaretto, Banana Warm Caramel, Bourbon Chocolate, and “Pozzi Elvis” to Margheritas and more are available for roadside pickup or free delivery in Sioux Falls.
Young and Richards Fudge, Downtown Sioux Falls
While the old Young & Richards store closed its doors this year to owners Cindy and Jerry Palleschi for retirement, Jerry still makes Sioux Falls’ famous fudge. The treats, with up to 150 possible flavors ranging from praline to biscuit and cream to raspberry cheesecake, are available for purchase at Cookie Jar Eatery and Child’s Play Toys in downtown Sioux Falls.
The Leading Girl: Revised Texts
Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and edited and commented by the Pioneer Girl Project editors, the updated work includes new footnotes and notes about the famous author. The book presents three manuscript prints from Wilder’s original Pioneer Girl manuscript to examine how she and her daughter turned her autobiography into the Little House series, revealing the relationship between the two women, the lives they lived and the literary works they created. Available at Zandbroz Variety in downtown Sioux Falls.
The girl who moved to the city that wasn’t there
Published by Siouxland Heritage Museums and written by journalist and former author Susan Fuller, this story is a children’s story about a town in Dakota Territory, Eagan, and the struggles its residents faced when staying in their homes, based on articles in local newspapers from 1880. It is 10 years later – aged Virginia adjusts to her new life and home. Available at Child’s Play Toys or Zandbroz Variety in downtown Sioux Falls.
The beast that ate the country
Written and illustrated by Chris Brown, this “hidden educational” children’s book follows Susie, a hungry dinosaur who wakes from a long sleep in the Black Hills and explores South Dakota as she searches for a new home and food to eat. The book is suitable for grade 1-4 reading level or for reading aloud to a younger audience. Available in children’s play games.
This self-published fantasy romance novel by a nurse from Sioux Falls follows the stories of two middle-aged sisters who search for a new lease on life while spending time in a Family Lake cabin in South Dakota. Available at Zandbroz Variety downtown or on Amazon.
art and decoration
Sonia Gloria Pottery, online
Sonja Hernandez was the first ever pottery company to be featured at the Sioux Falls Farmer Market earlier this year. A local craftsman creates a mixture of practical and whimsical works, including olive oil bottles, earthenware, bowls, cups, fermented jars, and serving dishes. She also has a range of cups, including one that features the Sioux Falls bike path in its design. Available for purchase online.
Rehfeld’s Art and Framing, 431 N. Phillips Ave.
The storefront in the city center is a popular stop for finding local pieces of fine art. Shop locally made ceramics, sculptures, paintings, metalwork, prints and more.
Art Moms LLC, online
South Dakota is front and center in artwork from Art Moms LLC and is suitable for funky postcards or for display in a child’s room. The work includes prints, posters, felt banners, and note cards – even including a “South Dakota Apex” print showing the Arch of Dreams, Chiselek, Corn, O’B, and Waldrog. Available online.
Colorful suite studio, online
This Sioux Falls-based artist brings bird images to life in watercolor paintings. Her work includes Harris hawks, ospreys, barn owls, cardinals, pheasants, and more. The online store sells prints, posters, and postcards in addition to her original work.
Sweet Grass Soap, 319 N. Main Ave.
Sweetgrass Soapery has been selling natural, homemade soap at Falls Parks Farmers Market for more than seven years, but owner Miranda Coltz recently opened a storefront in downtown Sioux Falls to showcase her extensive line of soaps and self-care products, such as bath bombs, shower steamers, deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner. Shop online or visit their store downtown, which also showcases beaded jewelry, home décor, and fine art from other OEMs.
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Simply Perfect Freedom Product Line, 401 E. 8th St. Suite 108
The partnership between Simply Perfect and the local non-profit organization Call to Freedom helps recruit survivors of human trafficking and learn employment skills before they formally rejoin the workforce. The survivors who work at Freedom Studios make candles, hand soap, lotion, hand sanitizer and bath bombs available for purchase through Simply Perfect online and in-store. All profits from in-line purchases go to Call to Freedom.
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Marnie’s Naturals, online
Lotions, lip balms, face washes, toners and serums are available through this natural beauty and self-care business based in Sioux Falls. Marnie’s Naturals also sells gift bags of products, including holiday gift sets. Shop online.
clothes and jewelry
Flyover Country, online
South Dakota is not all iota. It’s full of people who are making a difference in their communities, pursuing their interests and calling this country the “overhead bridge” their home. Two men from Sioux Falls started their Flyover Country apparel in 2020 to challenge this stereotype. The clothing line features their airplane design on T-shirts, tanks, tanks, and the Sioux Falls flag shirt. Order online.
Juniper Clay Company, Online
Find handmade polymer clay earrings at your local Etsy store. The earrings include Christmas dangle earrings as well as various decorative studs, faux dangle earrings and clay earrings. Shop online.
wäke, 27051 Sunset Boulevard Suite 3
Located outside the Tea Depot, Wäke is a streetwear brand based on self-love and awareness. The clothing line is inspired by 80’s and 90’s styles and includes T-shirts, crop tops, track pants, pants and more. Shop online or at their tea site.
Doge’s Boutique Tailoring, Online
Based on Tea, Sew Doggy Boutique makes bands and collars for all sizes of dogs and cats, including their holiday line just in time for the winter season and personalized bands with names on them. The shop also offers matching headbands and human headbands. Shop online.
Broken bones treatment, online
This Sioux Falls based dog therapy product offers all natural remedies for dogs large and small. Flavors include cheddar, pumpkin, beef, banana, sweet potato, and peanut butter. In addition to the standard candy bags, Broken Bone also offers a gift box of three treat bags and one beef treat. Shop online or through local sellers, such as Pet Wants.
Oh My Cupcakes, 5015 S. Western Ave. Suite 290
The Longtime Sioux Falls cupcake maker not only prepares desserts for humans, but also an array of “patties” made with peanut butter, pumpkin, vegetable oils, vanilla extract, unsweetened applesauce, gluten-free flour, baking soda, and salt.
The Blackats, online
Sioux Falls-based Etsy produces cat toys designed “with durability in mind”. Products include cat dust bunny toys, hand-stuffed cat toy balls, and chili cat toys infused with organic catnip. Shop online.