On The Ninth Day Of Christmas…Easy, Breezy At Hey Ocean

Editor’s Note: This giveaway is from 2014.

The featured prize in today’s The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is from a boutique with locations in Grand Forks and Bismarck. The shop is a little bit beachy, a little bit sporty and a little bit boho. And it’s a great stop this holiday season.


Hey Ocean stocks clothing, accessories and gifts for women in a casual, laid-back atmosphere. In addition to being one of the few places where you can score swimwear and sunscreen in the offseason (I swear, most shops only stock bathing suits for, like, a month and a half) you’ll find sporty hoodies, great layering pieces and fun jewelry and shoes.

And seriously, isn’t this sequined shirt incredible? I love it for a casual Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration.

In addition to fun and functional clothing,  also Hey Ocean emphasizes brands that give back to a environmental and humanitarian causes, so you can do good while you shop. TOMS shoes and sunglasses are perennial favorites.


The prize today is another big one, thanks to the folks at the Greater Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau. From now until December 12, every prize in the Greater Grand Forks Giveaway will be worth at least $100. And some will be worth up to $300!

When I asked Kelly, who manages the Grand Forks location, to give me some holiday gift ideas, she came up with some really interesting products and brands that I’ve never seen before. In my line of work, that’s a rare thing!

Here are our picks for cool gifts from Hey Ocean this season.


Great Gift Ideas:
Festive Holiday Candles: Kelly says these Illume Candles, which are made in Minneapolis, are flying off the shelves. They have some great holiday scents like balsam and cedar, as well as other year-round favorites. These start at under ten bucks, so they’re great stocking stuffers.

The JaxKelly brand is also popular. The creator puts a healing crystal in each candle, which is kind of a neat touch.

Handmade Rock Earrings:
Yes, you read that right. The same designer that makes the JaxKelly candles listed above also hand dips pretty little rocks in gold and silver plate and fashions them into earrings.

They’re strangely compelling and I’ve never seen anything like them. They’re going on my list for sure.

Boot Accessories:
We North Dakota girls love our boots and we’re always looking for ways to jazz them up. Hey Ocean stocks leg warmers to liven up booties and boot toppers to give tall boots a new look. The shop also carries lots of fleece and fur-lined leggings to wear with them.

These ribbon toppers from Little Boot Peeps are a super fun way to dress up your boots. The UND colors are best sellers and the maker does custom orders so you can order your favorite shades or your school colors.


A $100 Hey Ocean

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There will be new prizes in The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway every single day now through December 12, so check back daily to see the featured shop, get gift ideas and register for the daily prize. If you missed a day, sign up for previous contests here.

Registration will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on December 13. All winners will be announced on December 14.


Hey Ocean
615 1st Avenue North
Grand Forks, ND

204 East Broadway Avenue
Bismarck, ND


Tomorrow’s Giveaway:
Need to do a little decorating? Have a fondness of refinished items and local makers? Tomorrow I’ll take you inside a Grand Forks shop that has all this and more.

All photos in this post are provided by Hey Ocean.

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