Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Holiday Gift Guide 2022
October 31, 2022 Kerina Evenson

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

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?

Elgin Symphony Orchestra TicketsSubmitted by Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin

The ESO of Elgin is selling tickets to their shows. Get these for the musical person in your life! It is quite the show!

Pro Boxing Fitness MembershipSubmitted by Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin

Are you looking for some inspiration to work out? Maybe you want a friend to work out with you? Pro Boxing Fitness is newly renovated and includes classes, equipment, and all the help you need to become a pro!

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 Classes – Submitted by Fox Valley Flourish Twirling Club

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!

Epic Air Trampoline Park Gift Card
Brought to you by SEED

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!

Steep N’ Clay Tea Set and Tea – Submitted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin

Get your loved one some delicious tea and some handmade pottery at Steep N’ Clay!

Elgin Public House Spice Package – Submitted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin

Spice up your gift receiver’s life with some delicious spice blends from Elgin Public House!

Eastside Cafe Coffee and Wine – Submitted by Eastside Cafe in East Dundee

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.

Restaurant Gift Card – Submitted by Karas Restaurant Group

Treat your foodie to an experience at Village Squire, Rookies, Old Republic, or Alexanders Cafe!

Shopping Spots

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!

Meraki Market Hub – Submitted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin

Meraki Market Hub contains countless different shops that provide a wide variety of goods. From jewelry, soap, and clothing to dog and cat treats- there are many different options to choose from!

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!

The Half Full Nest – Submitted by The Half Full Nest

The Half Full Nest Vintage Market offers unique, vintage style and artisan-crafted seasonal decor, fashion, and gifts.

Elgin Public Museum in Lords Park – Submitted by Elgin Public Museum

History is full of incredible facts, knowledge, and gift ideas! Get your knowledge buff with some science kits, rocks, or books!

Elgin History Museum – Submitted by Elgin History Museum

See countless important historical gifts to give to your favorite Elgin local! From jewelry to clothes, and even to postcards- they have it all!

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!

Platt Hill Nursery – Our Pick

Platt Hill Nursery is a large plant nursery that has all the goodies that you could ever need! They have trees, succulents, pots, decor, and more!

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!

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