Holiday Gift Guide
Local retailers have the coolest holiday gifts for everyone on your list!
Get away for the holidays! Family vacations, couples retreats, all-inclusive, cruises are gifts that last a lifetime.
445 Park Ave., Cary
The Players Bench
This gives “Christmas lute” new meaning! The Players Bench has Amahi ukulele starting at $169, a highest-quality, affordable choice for the beginner and experts alike.
87 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
Marvin's Toy Store
Ozobot Evo, the award-winning coding robot, teaches critical thinking skills to kids. Code Evo with markers and stickers or use the OzoBlockly Programming app to code Evo and teach the little bot new tricks. $60-$100.
64 A N. Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake
Dolphin Swim Club
Give the gift of a lifetime – a happy, active and healthy family! Dolphin Swim Club offers gifts for all ages and activity levels that will last for much longer than it takes to unwrap them. Enjoy special deals on gift cards and swim passes now through December 23rd.
825 Munshaw Lane, Crystal Lake
Apple Creek Flowers & Gifts
Warm up your home with our exclusive Lifetime Candles. Odorless, clean burning, refillable oil candles make the perfect gift that will last a lifetime and become a traditional part of your decor. Many styles and sizes to choose from. Apple Creek also carries custom floral designs, plants and gifts for all occasions.
207 N. Throop St., Downtown Woodstock
Meals Like Mom
Gift the gift of heartwarming meals to your loved ones. Chef Debi Stuckwisch offers weekly meals delivered to your door, plus award-winning catering services. Gift cards available.
4000 N. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg
Paul Hyland Salon
Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa is your holiday gift destination for all – from gift sets to jewelry and accessories. Can’t decide? Get gift cards and let them choose. How about something for you? Allow us to help you look your best with beautiful airbrush application, dazzling nails and stunning hairstyles.
318 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake
The Thoughtfulness Shop
Find stylish, versatile jewelry for the strong women in your life at The Thoughtfulness Shop on the Woodstock Square. This unique gift shop carries designers you can’t find anywhere else in McHenry County!
104 Cass St., Woodstock
Edge Fitness & Performance
Give the gift of fitness for yourself or someone you love! Edge is a results-based group personal training facility helping the McHenry County area lose fat, build lean muscle and feel great.
362 Northwest Hwy., Cary
The Clothes Gallery
Lots of sweaters and tops in stock for the holidays, plus gift cards in any demonination for that hard-to-choose-for girl. Find plenty of stocking stuffers under $40 and gorgeous jewelry from trendy rands like Alex and Ani, Brighton, Kendra Scott, Freida Rothman, Lizzy James and Blessing Bracelets.
51 N. Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake
Don’t arrive to your holiday parties empty handed! Konrad’s fresh-made cakes, cookies and holiday pastries make a great hostess gift.
9531 Ackman Road, Lake in the Hills