Holiday shopping is upon us! Are you ready? Chambanamoms can help. Shopping locally can be fun and beneficial for all, not to mention you can usually find unique gifts for the loved ones in your life. The 2019 Ho Ho Holidays: Shopping Local Trail showcases some of the wonderful Champaign-Urbana area small businesses that have great gift ideas for everyone on your list.
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 2019 Ho Ho Holidays: Shopping Local Event Dec. 5-8. Follow along on our Facebook event page here.
4. Stay informed about all things holiday in Champaign-Urbana, and the 2019 Ho Ho Holidays: Shopping Local Event, by signing up for our Ho Ho Holidays email newsletter. It is sent out every day from December 1-24. Click here to sign up.
We will be celebrating these local boutiques, shops and restaurants during our 2019 Ho Ho Holidays: Shopping Local Event Dec. 5-8. We plan to shop and eat our way around Champaign-Urbana and beyond.
We’d love to see your pictures visiting our featured businesses. Email us with photos and you might just find them posted within our event.
Please note that listings are sponsors of chambanamoms.com and we are proud to partner with the shops, restaurants and businesses below. Does your business want to get involved in the holiday fun? Check out this submission form for more information.
This holiday season, shop ethically-sourced wares from around the world! The collection features jewelry and accessories, ornaments, nativities, home decor and more. As a nonprofit organization, Ten Thousand Villages is committed to ending generational poverty and investing in long-term artisan partnerships in over 30 countries. Shop with intention and share in the joy of empowering makers in ten thousand villages.
Special Offer: Come in and mention chambanamoms and get a free gift with your purchase! Offer expires Dec. 24, 2019 or while supplies last.
Who to shop for: friends, teachers, and travelers
Location: 105 N. Walnut St., Champaign (downtown)
At Columbia St. Roastery you will find the perfect gift for the coffee lover on your list. Columbia Street Roastery has all the coffee gidgets and gadgets as well as packet coffee perfect for stocking stuffers. You'll find box sets, including (back by popular demand) the 12 days of Christmas flavored coffee gift box. They even have gift "cards" if you need something quick and easy.
Location: 24 E. Columbia St., Champaign
Head to Champaign Outdoors this holiday season for all of your gift-giving and cold weather needs. You'll find top-quality brands like Patagonia, Columbia, The North Face, and Smartwool. You'll find something for everyone on your list; from state of the art luggage and camp gear to cozy fleece and locally-poured candles. Be sure to join the e-mail list or follow on social media to stay up to date on all the holiday specials this season. And don't forget, you can get amazing deals everyday at Rugged Outdoors Outlet, right next door to Champaign Outdoors!
Location: 2017A S. Neil St., Champaign
For every $50 KleenRite gift card you purchase between December 1-19, 2019 (includes a holiday gift wrapped $50 gift card plus a full-size bottle of SpotOut) you’ll be entered into a raffle to win $1,000 cash! Take advantage of this great gift idea, and you may find yourself $1,000 richer! Now that’s putting some real jingle in your pockets this holiday season!
Location: 703 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign
Experience the beauty and magic of the holiday season at Monarch Brewing Company in downtown Monticello. A former church turned restaurant-microbrewery, Monarch is a destination for great food, craft beers, memorable experiences - and a kid's menu that is actually kid approved! To top it all off, now through the end of the year, Monarch features at an Instagram-worthy Christmas Tree installation that you just can't miss! Be sure to add Monarch Brewing Company to your holiday bucket list.
Location: 212 S. Independence Street, Monticello
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
Health in Harmony Wellness Center
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
We have artisan cheeses, salamis, accompaniments and more. Come in and have us build you a cheese board with a glass of wine. Special tasting event on 12/8 featuring cheese, wines, beer, pickles and jams. During Ho Ho Holiday Event, mention 'chambanamoms' and get a 5% discount.
Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign
Looking for a gift for the littlest Illini fans in your life? Fighting Illini Kids Club Memberships are available for all kids 8th grade and under. Get gifts, free tickets to games and special VIP treatment as a Kids Club Member. Groom your babies at birth with the Illini For Life gift package. Both packages available at fightingillini.com.
Who to shop for: The sports enthusiast
Lodgic is a one-stop-shop for holiday shopping, whether you need a present for a partner, parent, child, business partner, or friend. We have the perfect date-night packages, with on-site childcare, delicious food, and fabulous cocktails at Everyday Kitchen. Clever Moose Market Cafe offers coffee, all day breakfast, fresh lunches, and fun items made by local artisans. Workplace day passes make great stocking stuffers for business partners, and a membership is the perfect gift for someone pursuing a dream, be it a PhD, small business, or space to grow an idea. Kids Camp offers quality childcare that parents can use by the hour, and packaged hours make a wonderful gift for parents who want a little more free time. Happy holidays!
Apricot Lane carries clothing, accessories, shoes, stocking stuffers and other holiday gifts. Come into the store and we will be offering $10.00 off of a $50.00 sale and $20.00 off of an $80.00 sale. Mention that you are following Apricot Lane on Facebook and Instagram, and you will be entered in a drawing for a $100.00 gift card.
Location: 622 E. Green St, Champaign
Stop by Japan House Dec 5th from 9am-2pm to shop from an assortment of imported and handmade items including matcha tea and tea related items, wagashi cookbooks, Matsuri t-shirts, origami crane strands and balloon string lights, imported items and more! And if you can't stop by then, be sure to come to the annual Bazaar on Sat. Dec 14th (11-5pm) and Sun. Dec 15th (11-4pm). Focusing on the "4 R's", reduce, reuse, recycle and respect, they have gathered unique items and accessories and will be offering them for sale. Many items are Asian-inspired, but there are many others from cultures across the globe. Just a few of the treasures you will find: pottery, household goods, imported items, crafts, clothing, books, jewelry, kimono and more!
Have a pet lover in your family? Need stocking stuffers for everyone on your list? Visit Prairieland Feeds America's Country Store for all your holiday shopping needs. Their gift department carries unique nature and animal-inspired items for children and adults, such as toys, puzzles, puppets and plush, Breyer collectibles, jewelry, candles, funny pajamas for all ages, boutique apparel, and more. Our wildlife department carries a wide selection of bird feeders and houses. Their backyard department offers Traeger grills and accessories, including rubs and sauces. Of course, they have something for all your furry family members too! You'll find gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Plus, when you mention you saw this ad on the chambanamoms site, you'll receive 20% off on all of children's toys through December 24.
Location: 303 S. Dunlap Avenue (Rte 45), Savoy
Bella Mia Boutique is feeling festive and the holiday season has arrived. You will be sure to find the perfect gift or something fabulous for yourself: Women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, a children’s department and a collection of gifts.
Holiday Promotion: Buy a $40 gift certificate for $32, $50 for $40, $100 for $80 (includes surprise gift), $200 for $160 (includes surprise gift), $250 for $200 (includes surprise gift), $300 for $240 (includes surprise gift), $350 for $280 (includes surprise gift), $400 for $320 (includes surprise gift), and $500 for $400 (includes surprise gift).
Additionally, Bella Mia Boutique is offering a 25% discount on Christmas themed items.
Findings Boutique is stocked with plenty of gift items from classic jewelry pieces to bath and beauty products to pj’s and candles. They also have a wonderful assortment of cozy sweaters in luxurious cashmere, denim from tried and true brands AG and Citizens of Humanity, and everyday favorites from Michael Stars, Bella Dahl and Margaret O’Leary. Finding’s specializes in modern clothing and accessories that are well made, thoughtful in design, and offer versatility in any wardrobe.
Holiday Promotion: Visit Findings during the Ho Ho Holiday promotional weekend and receive 30-60% off select clothing and accessories.