Holiday shopping is upon us! Are you ready? Chambanamoms can help. Shopping locally can be fun and beneficial for us all, not to mention you can usually find unique gifts for the loved ones in your life. The 2018 Shop Local Trail showcases some of the wonderful Champaign-Urbana area small businesses that have great gift ideas for everyone on your list this holiday season.
1. Check out the listings below and see how you can shop your way around town – and beyond – for everyone on your list.
2. Be sure to make note of the special offers from each participating business.
3. Make plans now to join us for our 2018 Shop Local Trail Holiday Hullabaloo on Thursday, Dec. 6 (more below).
4. Stay informed about all things holiday in Champaign-Urbana, and the 2018 Shop Local Trail Holiday Hullabaloo, by signing up for our Ho Ho Holidays email newsletter. It is sent out every day from December 1-24. Click to sign up today.
We will be celebrating these local boutiques, shops and restaurants during our 2018 Shop Local Trail Holiday Hullabaloo on Thursday, Dec. 6. Please make plans to visit us at and SHOP LOCAL! We plan to shop and eat our way around Champaign-Urbana and beyond. We’d love to see your pictures visiting our featured businesses on Dec. 6. Please email us for to share your photos holiday shopping with the participating Shop Local Trail businesses! Find our Facebook event information for the shop local holiday shopping trail here.
Please note that listings are sponsors of chambanamoms.com. We offer the list as a service; listings are not endorsements. Does your business want to get involved in the Shop Local Trail? Please check out this submission form for more information.
Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC
The holiday farm store at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery offers unique local gifts and experiences. They have cheese, jams, pickled veggies, salamis and more to build your own cheese boards. They have local products from other farms and hand-made crafts from local artisans.
Enjoy wines, beers, hot beverages and some prepared foods. Take your holiday pictures with the festive goats, go for a hayride, enjoy a bonfire.
Who to shop for: your foodie friends, grandparents, teachers, appetizers for your holiday meal
Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign
Who to shop for: your girl squad, find YOUR perfect holiday outfit and accessories
Location: 401 W Oak St, Mahomet
At Champaign Jewelers, you will find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! From their fashion collections featuring bold pendants and cuff bracelets to sparkling diamond earrings in every size, they’ve got it all. Free gift wrapping is included with every purchase.
SPECIAL OFFER: Mention chambanamoms to receive a free bottle of their favorite jewelry cleaner. Offer expires Dec. 24, 2018.
Who to shop for: that special someone in your life, something for you- you deserve it!
Location: 2223 South Neil St., Champaign
Illinois Willows grows specialty cut flowers and woody ornamentals in Central Illinois. Deck your halls this holiday season with locally grown fresh and dried wreathes, winterberry, and decorative woody branches.
The flower CSA also makes a great gift, with 11 weeks of beautiful flowers arranged in a vase just for you during the 2019 growing season. Visit them on Saturdays at the Urbana Farmers Market and for special orders or for more info go here.
Who to shop for: hosting gifts, your own front door, grandparents, friends
Checkered Moon’s carefully curated collection of inventory will be sure to charm, inspire, and provoke conversation. Conveniently located in the Carriage Center near starbucks, you’ll find goods in the shop for home, baby, gift, you, and design. Don’t forget to ask us about our interior design services! See you in the shop!
Who to shop for: teachers, friends, fun for everyone!
Location: 2007 S. Neil Street, Champaign
This holiday, shop ethically sourced gifts, home accents and fashion accessories crafted by hand. The holiday collection features over 130 ornaments from 18 countries around the world!
SPECIAL OFFER: Come in and mention chambanamoms and get a free gift with your purchase. Offer expires Dec. 24, 2018.
Who to shop for: friends, teachers, and travelers
Custom Flooring & Interiors has been your local, family-owned and operated flooring and interior store for over 40 years. In addition to being a full-service design center, they also carry an extensive selection of holiday decor.
SPECIAL OFFER: Stop in during the Shop Local Trail Holiday Hullabaloo (Dec. 6) and mention chambanamoms and get 50 percent off any single holiday item. Offer valid Dec. 6 only.
Who to shop for: your decorator friends, find the perfect ornaments for your tree and decor for your home
Sweet Indulgence is Champaign’s classic American bakery offering scratch made cakes, cupcakes, pastries, and desserts. They love the timeless flavors that remind us of the desserts we enjoyed as kids, alongside our family and friends. They also feature a full-service espresso bar with a variety of hot and cold drinks.
SPECIAL OFFER: Stop in and say chambanamoms and get a free small drip coffee with any purchase. Offer valid through Dec. 31, 2018.
Who to shop for: teachers, coaches, holiday party gifts, anyone that loves delicious treats and coffee – who doesn’t??
Location: 1121 W. Windsor Rd., Champaign
Shop downtown Tuscola this holiday season! Make your shopping easy this year with plenty of specialty boutiques featuring one-of-a-kind items. Discover the vibrant artisan community including The Vault Art Gallery, featuring more than 50 local artists. There is no shortage of home décor inspiration at Winterberry Antiques, Kelsey’s Furniture, and Sale Street Boutique. Come hungry for Joe’s Pizza, casual family friendly dining, and be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth at Flesor’s Candy Kitchen.
Who to shop for: foodie friends, those who love experience gifts, holiday party meals, antique aficionados
Location: Sale Street, Tuscola
Shop Tuscola Outlet Shops this holiday season for unbeatable prices on name brands you love like Coach, Nike, UnderArmour, and American Eagle. Stop by Harry and Davids for gourmet gifts for the hard-to-shop-for person on your list. Grab stocking stuffers at Bath and Body Works. Make your holiday budget go further at Tuscola Outlet Shops!
Who to shop for: gifts for everyone from shops for everyone
Location: D400 Tuscola Blvd., Tuscola
Champaign Outdoors, formerly Champaign Surplus, is now open in its brand new store at the Carriage Center. Not only do they carry outerwear, apparel, footwear, and gear from top name brands like Patagonia, The North Face, Merrell, Columbia, Canada Goose, and more, but you can find unique quality gift items like copper mugs, candles, merino wool socks, purses, locally-crafted artisan soaps, jewelry, and so much more.
Check their website or social media for holiday sale information.
Who to shop for: your sportsy, outdoorsy enthusiasts, friends, and family
Location: 2017A South Neil Street, Champaign
Health In Harmony Wellness Center is your locally owned and operated spot for massage therapy and wellness. Along with tips, tricks, and tools to manage stressors of every day life.
SPECIAL OFFER: Mention “chambanamoms” to get a free Peppermint Patty Treatment with purchase of a gift card! We are also offering a 10% discount on all retail on Black Friday and for the December 6th Shop Local Trail Holiday Hullabaloo.
Who to shop for: the friend, family member, or teacher that needs a little calm in their life
Location: 300 S. Broadway Ave. #155B, Urbana
Mosser’s Shoes, helps you look great and feel great in all your daily activities. Mosser’s, a local family business, brings you a carefully selected collection from the best brands of shoes and accessories. Whether you’re purchasing fashionable ankle boots, warm slippers or new performance shoes, our highly trained sales staff can help you Look Great and Feel Great. Customer service is our number one priority.
SPECIAL OFFER: Mention ChambanaMoms to earn a 10% savings and free gift with your purchase.
Who to shop for: women, men, and children who love comfortable shoes, accessories, and more!
Location: 6 Convenience Center Rd, Champaign
‘Tis the Season to SHOP LOCAL with the Champaign Center Partnership! Come to Champaign’s Downtown, Midtown and Campustown this holiday season to find unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Then, warm up with a drink or bite to eat in one of more our locally-owned cafes and restaurants. Upload a picture of your favorite places to eat, shop and play locally from November 24 through December 21 for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card. Visit ChampaignCenter.com for details! Businesses participating in the Holiday Hullabaloo include Furniture Lounge, Jane Addams Bookstore, and Live Action Games.
Who to shop for: there’s a little something for EVERYONE on your list!
Location: Champaign’s Downtown, Midtown & Campustown
Mahomet Car Connection is a full service dealership conveniently located off Rt. 150 in Mahomet. Our sales team can help you easily find your next family car and our service department will help keep your vehicle running for over 200,000 miles. Gift family or friends car care this holiday season, pick up a MCC Gift Certificate good towards service or sales. Mention “chambanamoms” to be entered to win a free oil change. Drive safe this holiday season!
Who to shop for: the car lover in your life….the newly licensed child….travelers.
Location: 1103 E Oak St, Mahomet
Shop Dallas & Co this holiday season & find a huge selection of fun gifts, toys/trinkets, stocking stuffers(take advantage of the Dallas dozen deal-buy 10 get 2 free!), holiday costumes & accessories, party supplies including balloons, decorations & even New Years party supplies/kits! We are open all year with free parking! Be sure to visit Santa & his friends on December 8th & December 15th! Visit our Facebook page for more details.
Who to shop for: stocking stuffers and holiday parties!
Location: 101 E University Ave., Champaign
Looking for something to give this Holiday season? Illini 4 Packs and ticket deals make great stocking stuffers for friends and family! Illini 4 Packs are available for the men’s basketball game on Dec. 29 against Florida Atlantic for $49 (additional tickets $12.25 each). And check out 217 Night for women’s basketball, two tickets for $20 for men’s basketball against Michigan State and $10 mystery tickets for football against Nebraska next fall. Don’t miss out on these great opportunities!
Location: 1700 S. Fourth St., Champaign