It is almost the most beautiful time of the year! If you need inspiration, keep scrolling to browse ideas for stocking stuffers and gifts to wrap or experience. It’s easy to join the local shop movement and support Elgin Area businesses while shortening that holiday shopping list. Here are our top recommendations for gifts in the Elgin Area…
A special thanks to the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin, SEED, and the businesses who sent over gift ideas! If you can’t think of anything, why not stop by the Downtown Neighborhood Association and pick up a gift certificate?
Experiences make perfect gifts for the person who has everything- or perhaps for the person who doesn’t want anything. In the Elgin Area, there are so many experiences to take part in so why not join in on the fun?
Goat Yoga Chicago – Submitted by Goat Yoga Chicago
Give the gift of an experience this holiday season! Purchase a Goat Yoga Chicago gift certificate and share in a priceless memory that will last a lifetime! During this one-of-a-kind experience, participants will flow through various yoga poses all while goats wander freely between each guest!
Fox Valley Flourish Twirling Club offers baton twirling classes through the Dundee Township Park District and Algonquin Recreation. They have Pre-Baton classes for ages 4-5, classes split by ability level for children and teens, and even an adults-only class!
Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season for the kiddos? Epic Air has family fun amusement for all ages! Epic Air Trampoline Park is a 30,000-square-foot trampoline park where you can enjoy flipping into the air in our long-tracks court or leaping your way through the NEW inflatable park. At Epic Air Trampoline Park they sell gift cards of all amounts!
Santa’s Village 2023 Season Pass – Our Pick
Santa’s Village is not just for holiday festivities! There are rides, entertainment, and joy year-round!
Finds for the Foodie
Some of the best gifts for people are the ones that include the flavors of the Elgin Area. From beer and wine to spices and teas- here are our top picks for the foodie in your life!
Eastside cafe is a small coffee and wine bar located in the heart of East Dundee’s historic square. They have a full coffee bar made with high-quality coffee roasted locally here in Northern Illinois. They carry wines come from all over the world from small boutique wineries for consumption on-site or to buy and enjoy at home!
The Milk House Gift Certificate – Our Pick
At the Milk House, you can enjoy endless flavors that change constantly so you can always try something new.
At a complete loss for what to get someone this year? Sometimes just simply walking around and thinking of the person you are shopping for is enough to find the PERFECT gift for anyone!
The Vintage Hammer – Our Pick
The Vintage Hammer is an incredible antique store in Hampshire- containing many items from antiques to repurposed handmade housewares.
Elgin Knit Works Yarn – Our Pick
Elgin Knit Works has tons of different options for yarn, needles, and anything else your loved one would want to start (or continue) their knitting journey!
State Street Market Shop – Our Pick
State Street Market Shop is an antique shop where you are sure to find something your loved one will enjoy!
Plants and Pets
Sometimes the best gifts include something living! Whether it be pet grooming tools, a new fish tank, a new planter- or even a live fish plant, make sure to look at our recommendations!
Zooxae Fish Supplies and Fish – Our Pick
At Zooxae, you can find a large assortment of plants, tanks, filters, decor, and fish! You are sure to find something they will love here.
Trippots Plant Nursery Plants – Our Pick
Trippots is a plant nursery and boutique for purchasing all kinds of plants, accessories, and home décor. Find your loved one the plant of their dreams!
Want to find more places to shop in the #ElginArea? Take a look at the local businesses that would be happy to help you in finding a gift!
***All economic development groups were invited to participate. If you would like to participate next year, please reach out and we are more than willing to work with you. Thank you!