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Closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Us


The Story:

Black Sheep Gifts opened in  May 2010. After moving to the Irvington neighborhood in 2000, owner Lisa Bennett said it was hard to find a good greeting card. Following the death of her father, Frank, she decided to invest his life insurance money and become an entrepreneur. 

Where did the name come from?

The business name is registered with the state as Thanks, Frank LLC as a tribute to her father. Lisa was known as the black sheep of her family, but on her father's side, there are only black sheep with a few grey in the herd. Hence the name Black Sheep Gifts.


"This is not only one of my Irvington faves,  it is one of my overall favorite gifts shops ever!  I go in occasionally just to browse and almost always walk out with something for myself or a gift for someone.  The shop is well organized, easy to browse, clean, and they're constantly getting new products.  The owners are very nice and make you always feel welcome.  I also respect and admire how much they are involved in and support the Irvington community. 

There are items for all ages and all price ranges, from practical to decorative to just plain fun!"

- Tracy;  Kirkland, WA

Our Neighborhood in indianapolis





- 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


Shop Small Saturday

Santa's Little Helpers Shopping Day

Annual Holiday Open House

Winter Luminaria

Black Sheep Gift Shop Irvington Indiana


5626 E. Washington Street

Indianapolis,  IN  46219