What to buy: As we walked past this shop the rack of wooden shoes really caught my eye. The first person I thought of was Hansi (Waalewiener) and his wooden shoes. I have yet to try on a pair--but wooden shoes do not sound comfortable. Well then one could use them for decoration on the wall but it really would not go with my decor. So I left the wooden shoes hanging for another shopper. But if and when you go to Solvang, make sure you check out the wooden shoes, they do make a nice conversation piece!
El Rancho Marketplace is my favorite grocery store in Solvang. An incredible deli offers many imported cheeses and wonderful fresh hot entrees. They roast coffee in house and grind a high-protein organic wheat in the store as well. They also offer a large wine selection.
What to pay: The prices are a little higher than average but well worth the quality.
The Edelweiss shop is one of my favorite gift shops in Solvang. It has a wonderful brick exterior and some of the most beautiful leaded glass windows I've even seen. The interior is packed full of interesting items from collectibles to garden ornaments. I would definitely consider this a "girly" type of store. Most of the items are womens and girls accessories and gifts ~ with lots of pink feathered fairies, ribboned cell phone holders, Austrian jewelry and hair accessories, embroidered linenes, and a bazillion knicknacks.
What to pay: All different price ranges to choose from.
Laura's Trading Company is a great place to find trendy inexpensive clothes. She carries clothing for women and lots of items for children including clothing, strollers, toys, and dance wear. The items are in great shape and she stocks only in season items. Open daily.
What to pay: Most items are between $10 and $20 with coats and more expensive pieces running higher.
They have plenty of colorful artsy glassworks for those who are interested and like glassworks.. The prices are average to expensive depending on the work put into making the piece. I enjoyed visiting the store.
Pay a vist and find anything and every gift you may want to buy for yourself or others as souveniers.. They have it all here.. It's a large shops with tons to keep you busy for some time if you like shopping.
The long store has quilts, quilts and more quilts hanging from the ceiling on one side of the store.. They are colorful, very well made and also a bit expensive.. Some running into $200-300. If you appreciate handmade stuff and have the cash to spare, you must pay a visit to this specialty store. Can visit their website beforehand as well.
Very interesting store.. You can find all the pickled olives you want from anywhere in the world.. I purchases some pickled olives from Costa Rica which were very delicous.. They also have other pickled vegetables and so forth in addition to olives.. They sell cute artsy dishes you can put olives in and put them on the table... It's an interesting store for those who love Olives such as me!!! (or food in general hehehe)
You loved Solvang so much, now you decide to purchase real estate in the area.. Well, you may wanna consider the price and I will give you a few examples I read on the window of the real estate store.. 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo starting at $400,000; 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1/2 acre home starting at $675,000 and a 3-4 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1 acre house or ranch starting at $800,000. In case you're still interested, you may wanna give them a visit and inquire further. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
What to buy: Real Estate Property including Ranches, Houses, Vacant Lots and Condos.
A great collection of Christmas gifts, anything you can think of you will be able to find there at the store year round.. If you're into collecting Christmas ornaments, they have excellent selection where you can find collectable items.
Store is full of different ladies accessories and clothing.. I naturally followed my lady and after getting a dizzy head, left the store and went right back out and hung out at the front of the store in the side walk as my lady shopped for clothes. Pretty neat so do take a look inside.. Gentlemen, I warned you!!!
What to pay: $50-$100
At the Old Danish Food Farm and Fudge Kitchen you can watch them make fudge and the best part is that you can taste what the flavor of the day is as they give free samples out to visitors.
Here you will find every kind of fudge that you can think of and some that I am sure you have not.
What to buy: After trying a little of just about all of the different types of fudge we settled on a maple and pecans and a chocolate and pecans mix so she has hers and I have mine.
What to pay: The fudge is sold by the slics and for the two pieces it came to about $10 with tax. A bit pricey but it is well worth it.
The Storybook shop has a little bit of everything and we found it to have the best prices in town.
What to buy: You can get some real neat christmas decorations here and well as some Danish gifts.
What to pay: The sky is the limit here... you can spend as little or as much as you want.
This store is personally one of my favorites.. I love clocks especially old antique or old European style clocks.. If you like clocks or watches, visiting is a must.
Neat little shop with lots and lots of needlework inside.. If you're into needlwork, you would enjoy visiting this specialty store.