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Holiday Gift Guide

Local retailers have the coolest holiday gifts for everyone on your list!

All-Ages Fun

SW Travel

Get away for the holidays! Family vacations, couples retreats, all-inclusive, cruises are gifts that last a lifetime.

Location

445 Park Ave., Cary

Website

http://swtravelinc.com

Phone

847.462.0056

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.

Location

87 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake

Website

http://playersbenchmusic.com

Phone

815.459.8614

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.
Ages 8-plus.

Location

64 A N. Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake

Website

http://marvinstoystore.com

Phone

779.220.4179

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. 

Location

825 Munshaw Lane, Crystal Lake

Website

http://dolphinswimclub.com

Phone

847.854.1300

For the Home

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.

Location

207 N. Throop St., Downtown Woodstock

Website

http://applecreekflowers.com

Phone

815.338.2255

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.

Location

4000 N. Johnsburg Rd., Johnsburg

Website

http://mealslikemom.com

Phone

847.778.9351

Health & Beauty

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.

Location

318 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake

Website

http://paulhylandsalon.com

Phone

815.455.0780

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!

Location

104 Cass St., Woodstock

Website

http://thoughtfulnessshop.com

Phone

815.338.5651

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.

Location

362 Northwest Hwy., Cary

Website

http://edgestrength.com

Phone

773.577.1190

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.

Location

51 N. Williams St., Downtown Crystal Lake

Phone

815.455.3307

Food & Drink

Konrad's Bakery

Don’t arrive to your holiday parties empty handed! Konrad’s fresh-made cakes, cookies and holiday pastries make a great hostess gift.

Location

9531 Ackman Road, Lake in the Hills

Website

http://www.konradsbakery.com

Phone

815.526.3947

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