Congratulations to the class of 2022! You made it! With the closing of this chapter on your life journey, you’ll be saying goodbye to places and people who have become an intricate part of your life, especially your roommate. From afternoon study sessions to late-night parties, you and your housemate have been through it all. So, it’s only right that you should get your soon-to-be-ex-roomie a gift that reflects your awesome friendship and memories you made in Bloomington, Indiana. So, with good times and fond memories in mind, here are three local spots to grab the perfect Bloomington-themed graduation gift for your BFF.
Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market
The Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is only a mile away from your front door and is the perfect spot for tasty treats for the roomie who’s a foodie. Every Saturday, dozens of local vendors gather to sell fresh produce, meats, cheeses, condiments, and best of all, freshly-baked bread and pastries! With every bite of these delicious delicacies, your roommate is sure to be reminded of all the fun times the two of you had bumming around Bloomington, Indiana.
Location: 401 N Morton St., Bloomington, IN
Hours: Every Saturday 8 AM to 1 PM
Indiana University Varsity Shop
When it comes to items that are certain to invoke fond memories of Bloomington, look no further than Indiana University Varsity Shop. This is a top-of-the-line athletic clothing store for all things IU. Hoodies, reusable water bottles, caps, and everything else in-between are here to buy or order online. Plus, with the shop only a mile away on IU campus, you can easily stop by for a look.
Location: 108 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN
Hours: Monday - Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM April
For the final entry on this list, your friends at evolve Bloomington have chosen a one-stop shop with Fountain Square shopping center. One of the oldest buildings in the area, Fountain Springs is home to several local boutiques and retailers with items ranging from clothing and daily essentials to jewelry and home decor. You can see a complete list of their storefronts here.
Location: 4741 E Bethel Lane, Bloomington, IN
Hours: Every Day April - October
We hope this article helps you hunt down that perfect graduation gift for your roommate at one of these fun local shops. You can always check out our Neighborhood page for more options on places to go and things to purchase in Bloomington. For more articles about life and fun around town, be sure to check out our other blog posts.