Is anyone else still in disbelief that Christmas is only a few short weeks away? It really does seem to sneak up quicker and quicker each year. I know there are a ton of Holiday gift guides out there, but we thought we'd put together a mini gift guide for local shops in Central Illinois! With small business Saturday coming up in a few days it's the perfect time to get out and support our local businesses!
1.) Tink & Winston - Morton, IL
Tink & Winston is a company that sells the most gorgeous handmade chunky knit merino wool products. You know those beautiful blankets that you see all over Instagram that you’re dying to get your hands on? Those are the ones I’m talking about, made right here in Central Illinois! Tink & Winston creates baby blankets, full-sized blankets, scarves, and dog beds. They even sell DIY knit kits so you can create your own blankets! The owner is one of the kindest, most genuine women that we have ever met. So kind, in fact, that 10% of all Tink & Winston profits are donated to fight hunger and homelessness. You can feel wonderful about making a purchase with a purpose this holiday season!
2.) LeFleur Floral Design & Events - Washington, IL
I had the pleasure of working with the women at LeFleur for my wedding last year and I feel so blessed that I had the opportunity to work with them. They are all such sweet, hardworking women and the owner, Amy, is from Lincoln! You might wonder what a flower shop would have to offer for holiday gifts, but this store is so much more than just a flower shop. They have a showroom that is full of unique home accents, decor, custom jewelry, and organic bath and body products. This beautiful shop has an array of wonderful gift items and it’s definitely worth making the trip to Washington to check it out!
3.) Flossie & Delzena's Gourmet Grind & Gifts - Lincoln, IL
Flossie’s is one of my favorite places to grab lunch in Lincoln. It’s got delicious sandwiches and soups and is so cute and cozy inside. Not only do they have wonderful food, but they stock adorable gifts that are perfect for the holidays! From the SoHo style kitchen decorations and clever his and her coffee mugs, to 14 different Christmas coffee flavors and chocolate covered espresso beans, there is something to gift everyone on your list at Flossie’s!
4.) Melaleuca - Lincoln, IL
Have you heard of Melaleuca? If not, you definitely need to check it out! Melaleuca offers safer products for you and your loved ones. I recently moved into a new house and decided it was the perfect time to get rid of all household cleaning products that could be harmful to my health and I’m so glad I did! Not only does Melaleuca offer safe household products, but also unique and beautiful holiday gifts. From PURE essential oils and delectable chocolates to luxurious body crèmes and beauty products, you’re sure to find something special and wonderful for everyone on your list!
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5.) Chalk & Chestnut - Morton, IL
A unique home decor item is always a wonderful gift and they have so many beautiful options at Chalk & Chestnut! I first heard of this shop at the Morton pumpkin festival and I have been obsessed ever since. Their style is similar to Magnolia home products and all items are priced only $5-65! They have home signs made particularly for Illinois, wreaths, blanket ladders, and more. They’re having an open house at 412 S. Main St., Morton, IL on December 2nd from 10AM-4PM that we’re planning on attending. I can’t wait to shop all of the Christmas products they’ve been posting on their Instagram!
Other Local Shops
You know what else is amazing about all of these local shops? They are all owned by talented, positive, hardworking women! Girl power at it’s finest ;) We can’t wait to support these local small businesses this holiday season. What are some of your favorite local businesses? Please leave them in the comments below so we can go out and support them too!