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!)
• 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)
• 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
• 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)
• 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)
• 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!
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.
Santa’s helpers and myself like to have a smooth shopping experience and this is the smoothest! Happy shopping!
1500 River Drive, Moline, Illinois 61265
January – February