About Us

The Need

While living in Irvington for several years and not able to find a local shop to even purchase a greeting card, we knew this was the time, and most definitely, the need, to bring a Gift Shop to our beloved historic neighborhood.  Our super fun neighborly gift shop Indianapolis is a staple within the Irvington community .  Stop in and find out more about our place in Indy.

Black Sheep Gifts is designed with an eclectic flair offering everything from unique Baby items and Toys to Pet goods, Art, Jewelry, Kitchen and Baking, Home Decor, Wine & Cocktail accessories, Clothing, Games for all ages, Candles,  Books, Seasonal Gifts, Holiday Decor, and more.  

"From cradle to grave, we've got you covered!" 

~ Our desire is for the store to be enjoyable for everyone ~ No matter what age!

We knew if we placed a great gift shop within our neighborhood, the "Irvingtonians" would love it and so would Indianapolis folks

  • Live here
  • Work here
  • Play here

Shoppers come from all over Indiana and beyond to purchase unique gifts from Black Sheep in Irvington

"I've always said I was the black sheep of the family, joking that there aren't even any white sheep there anyway!  

We're just a herd of black sheep 

and a few gray!"

- Lisa Bennett, Proprietor


Charming Shop

"So many great gift ideas in this store.  Unique boutique items and fantastic jewelry selection.  Love this little shop!"

- Summer H., Indianapolis

"This is the best place to buy gifts for  yourself or friends.  I find the most unique conventional and unconventional items.  I've spent a good amount of money here and have to say, worth every penny!" 

- Jenny H., Indianapolis, IN

Our Neighborhood in Central Indiana



- Central -

In the heart of the Historic Irvington District on the north side of National Road 40 between Ritter Avenue & Audubon Road

- Parking -

Available along the front entrance on East Washington Street, in the parking lot behind our shop ... Where you can come right in through the back door!



Irvington Business Association

The Benton House

Second Empire Architectural Home - National Registry of Historic Places

Irvington Garden Club

Irvington Farmer's Market

June - October 

2nd Saturdays

Ellenberger Park




Historic Irvington Halloween Festival

Since 1927 masked & costumed adults and children have enjoyed and continue to bask in this extraordinary week of festivities


Annual Holiday Open House

Winter Luminaria



Black Sheep Gift Shop Irvington Indiana

5626 E. Washington Street

Indianapolis,  IN  46219