Shop in Sassy Style at WaterMark Corners

With an abundance of shopping choices for the holidays, I was happy to be able to find many gifts at one of my favorite locally owned stores, WaterMark Corners. Owned by mother-daughter team, Barbara and Amy Trimble, WaterMark Corners is a specialty gift and stationery store. The store is in three historic buildings on the John Deere Commons across from the John Deere Pavilion in downtown Moline, Illinois. It is always a pleasure to shop in the beautiful surroundings.

The store is managed skillfully and has been recognized for its innovative social-media marketing. WaterMark Corners has been chosen as a Forbes Main Street Award-winner.

The minute I walked in the door (and I’ve walked in that door many times!) I was intrigued by all the new and unusual gift items available for all ages and genders on my shopping list. The store is beautifully merchandised with enticing displays of new and up to the moment items.

I found a Santa’s bag full of gift ideas with their very own Holiday Gift Guide which comes with a check-off list…

• Cooking Gifts (Soberdough, Crockin’Girls Cookbooks, Molly & Drew Mug Cakes, eCloth, Cheese Knifes, Chic Wrap, Victorinox Knives, and Original Juan Jalapeno Dip…my favorite go to item!)

Gourmet Food And Kitchen Items

• Holiday Gifts (Magic Light Wand to light your Christmas tree at a distance, Thymes Frasier Fir Candles, Lithuanian Flat Candles, Holiday Jigsaw Puzzles, Personalized Stationery, and Holiday Books)

• Kids & Family Fun gifts (Mad Mattr, GeoSmart, Igloo Mania, Modarri Mix & Match Cars, Malia’s House, Worry Eaters, Slapzi & Snapzi, Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, Warmies, Books, Ridley’s Adult Games, and Smart Games)

Chidren’s Book Author, Wes Pranschke


Kids Area


Worry Eaters

• Best In Tech Gifts (USpeaker Bluetooth Speakers, Popsockets, Couchlet, Unique & Useful Portable Chargers, Tech Gloves & Mittens, GloLens Selfie Light, Boombox, iRoller, Retro Handheld Arcade Games

Prosecco Game
Center Room


Clothing And Accessories

• All That Glitters (Lizzy James, Dune Jewelry, Rook & Crook, Liza’s Bracelets, Blessing Bracelets, Leather Cuff Bracelets)

• For Him (Feather Bowties, KoziKicks, Spiral Grill Brush, Corkcicle, Bear Paws Meat Shredders, Fantasy Football Items, Victorinox Knives, and Scarves)

• Wine/Beer/Whiskey Items (Govinos, Whiskey Stick, Craft-A-Brew Kits, Soberdough, Corkcicles, Corkpops, Capabunga Wine Stoppers, Coasters/Napkins, HexCup Beer Pong, Prosecco Pong, and Pint Glasses)

Wine Accessories


Other Spirit Accessories

• Travel Items (Travel Shoe Bags, Travel Accessory Bags, Turtl Neck Pillow, Zip & Flip Animal Pillows, Vim & Vigr Compression Socks, Bandita Belt, The Tube Wearable Waistband, Luggage Accessories and F’lint Rollers)

Colorful Socks

• Loved By All Ages (Socks, Poppers, Sticky Poo, Happy Salmon Game and Jigsaw Puzzles,)

I love personalized stationery and WaterMark Corners has a superb selection to meet any need. I always get new stationery from them every year for my personal thank you notes and short letters to add to my greeting cards. Writing to people is almost a dying art and WaterMark Corners is here to keep that art alive!

Snail Mail Accessories


Wedding And Party Invitation Corner

It is easy to keep in touch with what is new at WaterMark Corners. They have a website where you can shop 24/7 and either pick up at the store or have it shipped. Personalized or custom orders can be ordered online, too.

Main Entrance Room

Santa’s helpers and myself like to have a smooth shopping experience and this is the smoothest! Happy shopping!

WaterMark Holiday Window


1500 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265


Store Hours:
January – February
Mon-Sat 10-5; Closed Sunday
March -Thanksgiving
Mon-Thurs 10-6; Fri-Sat 10-5; Closed Sunday
Thanksgiving to Christmas ~ Extended Holiday Hours
Mon-Thurs 9:30-6:30; Fri-Sat 9:30-5:00; Closed Sunday
WaterMark is closed on New Year’s Day, January 2nd (for inventory), Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Editors Note: The store might not have all items in stock mentioned in this post.


About the author

Deborah Doehler As a life-time resident of the Quad Cities, Deborah is a multi-media artist who works in jewelry, painting, pottery, drawing, collage, and design. Deborah is retired from Black Hawk College after working for 35 years in Marketing as an award-winning graphic designer, writer, supervisor and graphics coordinator. Since 1975, she has had her own design company and studio. You’ll find Deborah serving on the Visual and Public Arts Committee for Quad City Arts where she was a board member for 8 years. She supports art and cultural events in the Quad Cities area including volunteering for events at MidCoast Fine Arts Bucktown Center for the Arts where she leases a gallery space. She served as Marketing Director for Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts for 15 years.

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