Holiday shopping can really add up. It's easy to get carried away with buying meaningful gifts for everyone on our list. Have no fear, though! There are bargains to be had in Fort Wayne! Follow this list for Fort Wayne shopping destinations that are known for deals:

Darlington Holiday Warehouse

Darlington is music to any frugal shopper's ears. Believe it or not, they have thousands of items for under $2.00! They carry a wide collection of items including children’s books and toys, frames, home decor, nail polish, makeup, jewelry, stationary, candles, winter apparel--and much more. You can find them at 615 W Coliseum Blvd., west of Glenbrook Commons.


Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 9 am - 8 pm
Sunday 12 - 5 pm


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Hyde Brothers

The book lover in your life will appreciate a new paperback to devour. They also have DVDS and CDs. They are located at 1428 Wells Street.


Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm

Shop secondhand

You can find some real treasures at thrift stores in Fort Wayne. I have found many name brand items with tags still on them! You just have to put in the time and be patient. Fort Wayne has the typical Salvation Army, Goodwill and independently owned stores, like the Dove's Nest, Consignor Boutique and Blue Jacket.

Fort Wayne Boutiques

If you're looking for those great unique gifts in Fort Wayne, pay a visit to boutiques like Maise and Maude, Mercantile on Main, Saving Grace Vintage, the Hanger Boutique, or Sugar Love Boutique for antiques, women's clothing, and much more!

Share an experience together

Sometimes the best gifts aren't things--they are creating memories. Treat your loved one to a tour of DeBrand's Fine Chocolates followed with a carriage ride in downtown Fort Wayne. Then warm up with a hot brew at Fortezza.

Here's to a very merry--yet frugal--holiday!