Shopping and eating in Champaign-Urbana can be fun and beneficial for all, not to mention the unique gifts and treats you can find for the loved ones in your life
Holiday shopping is upon us! Are you ready? We can help. If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it is that local businesses are near and dear to our hearts. We hope to help showcase some of the wonderful Champaign-Urbana area small businesses that have great gift ideas and treats for your holiday needs.
1. Check out the listings below and see how you can shop (and eat) your way around town – and beyond – for everyone on your list.
2. Be sure to check back often as businesses will be updating their information to include special holiday shopping promotions.
3. Check out the Champaign-Urbana holiday maker guide here to find out more information about some of Champaign-Urbana’s local crafters
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Find out more about Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery here.
Late fall is a great time to visit the farm. Prairie Fruits Farm is open weekends, 1-4 p.m. each day through December 20th. Peruse the farm store for cheese and all the accompaniments (salamis, jams, fruit leathers, pickles, nuts, honey, crackers, baguette bread, wine & beer), take home a pint of goat milk gelato (or enjoy a cup while you shop), or have them make a holiday cheese board to go. Check out their special gift boxes on their online store. When the weather is good, they will offer cheese boards with wine/beer or hot beverages under the pavilion. Visitors can always visit with the goats. Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery plans to offer a couple of special events in November and December; a “Holiday Tasting Event” on Saturday November 21st (1-4 pm) and “Holidays with the Goats” on December 12th (1-4 pm). Look for upcoming details on their website or social media pages.
Location: 4410 N. Lincoln Ave., Champaign 61822
Who to Shop For at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery: Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery has something for all ages and for the foodie in your life. They sell cheese, cheese accompaniments for cheese boards (jam, pickles, salamis, nuts, fruit leathers, crackers, baguettes, wine, beer) and other local gifts (honey, maple syrup), soaps, tea towels, aprons, t-shirts, sweatshirts. They also sell pints of goat milk gelato. At times, they will offer prepared foods such as soups, sandwiches, and beverages. They also offer unique experiences such as goat petting with the goats dressed in holiday attire and hay rides (weather permitting).
Find out more about Ten Thousand Villages here.
Shop locally and globally with fairly traded, handcrafted accessories, decor, ornaments, coffee, chocolate and more. Celebrate the Annual Bag Sale: Nov. 12-15 and enjoy 25 percent off everything you can fit in their bag! Private shopping appointments, no contact pickup and free local delivery are also available. November Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: 105 N. Walnut St., Champaign
Who to Shop For at Ten Thousand Villages: There is something for everyone at Ten Thousand Villages. Be sure to think of teachers, friends, family, co-workers, and more. There are gifts for the home decor enthusiasts and those that enjoy supporting non-profit organizations while shopping.
Find out more about Prairie Gardens here.
Prairie Gardens is a must-see, Chambana Christmas destination! Experience the magic of the season with a store decorated head-to-toe in unique, inspiring Christmas décor. Find your perfect Christmas tree and all the trimmings, handmade wreaths for the door, the best holiday candles and scents, and so much more. ‘Tis the season to make your home totallyChristmas at Prairie Gardens.
Location: 3000 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign
Who to Shop For at Prairie Gardens: Prairie Gardens is your one-stop shop for unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list! For the gardener, visit the PG Greenhouse filled with Chambana’s best selection of houseplants. For the fashionista, head to the PG boutique filled with women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. For the little one, shop fun PG kids games, toys, books and puzzles. For the foodie, visit a food department with gourmet mixes, dips, soups, sauces and more. Plus more!
Find out more about Confidentially Yours here.
When it comes to the women in your life, can’t we all agree that they deserve the best? That’s where Confidentially Yours comes in. They carry the latest styles in swimwear, lingerie, undergarments, shapewear, activewear, sleepwear, and more. From gift cards to accessories to the latest styles, CY has the women in your life covered this holiday season. Shop local and visit them in Champaign or online at www.cybras.com where they offer free shipping and curbside pickup.
Location: 1808B Round Barn Centre Road, Champaign
Who to Shop for at Confidentially Yours: Purchase gift cards, women’s apparel, fashion accessories, athleisure wear, and more for you, your sister, your mom, and your best friend.
Find out more about Lodgic here.
Whether you are looking to buy a gift card, gifts for the worker on the go, a cup of coffee, or some of their avocado toast, Lodgic is ready to meet your holiday gift giving needs.
Location: 1807 S. Neil Street, Champaign
Who to Shop for at Lodgic Everyday Community: Purchase gift cards, dinner for a night out, coffee for your bestie, and more.
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