Gifting Made Easy at Lifestyles

We want everyone to be able to shop here,” shared Renee Blosky, owner of Lifestyles. An eclectic store that has been a part of downtown Valparaiso’s great lineup of shops, Lifestyles offers a selection of unique inventory that is always exciting for all to browse!

From jewelry and garden décor to furniture, clothing, toys, incense, funny gag items, bar accessories, sporting memorabilia, wedding accessories, and more, there are gifts for every person in your life or a gift for yourself! “I want to make sure there’s something for everyone so you don’t have to visit multiple stores to get all you need,” stated Blosky. If you need a gift for a birthday, no problem. A graduation item? Got it in store. A gift for no occasion? Those are there too!

I’ll find things I really like and find out how to get it in my store,” Blosky went on to say. Often times she will bring in something that made her laugh or something really striking that is exclusive to Lifestyles. “You can’t get our novelty and incense anywhere else around here,” she stated.

Along with the unique, Blosky remains conscious of her clients’ wallets and strives to reflect that in her prices. “I don’t want to be considered a boutique- that’s high end,” she said. “We offer things in a variety of prices so everyone can shop here!” Along with competitive pricing, Lifestyles also offers free gift wrapping, saving customers an extra step and cost.

Kitchenware remains the most popular section in Lifestyles and with an entire wing of the store dedicated to the preparation of food, shoppers will find everyday needed items, along with specialty pieces, tasty spreads, teas, coffees, and more! Men and women alike are drawn to the section. “You’d be surprised how many men are in my kitchen,” laughed Blosky. “Men are way more serious cookers, they want the cool gadgets, the cool utensils.

The kitchen may reign at the store but Lifestyles is committed to whatever the customer wants. “We listen to our customers. When they tell me they are searching for something, I write it down and hunt to see if we can get that item,” Blosky stated. “I want to be different than other stores. I will do everything in my power to find what you are looking for!"

With a store of this caliber, it seems daunting that one person could know all that is offered yet each member of the staff at Lifestyles is required to be knowledgeable about the inventory. On that note, if a gift cannot be found in store, Lifestyles is happy to work with other stores to satisfy the customer. “It all goes for the town. If it helps the town, it’s good,” Blosky said.

With 10,000 square feet of unique gifts, Lifestyles is an adventure for the gift seeker. Stop by today to see what’s in store!