2021 Illinois Made Holiday Gift Guide

From sentimental memorial pieces to natural bath and body products and custom-made baseball bats, discover the finest authentic products in Illinois — all while supporting local small businesses. 


This year’s Illinois Made Holiday Gift Guide features one-of-a-kind products and experiences that are unique to Illinois and representative of the state's diversity. We encourage shoppers to get out and support local small businesses this holiday season!

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Gifting Experiences and Memories

Noir d’Ébène Chocolat et Pâtisserie, Evanston

Dark hot chocolate mix ($36) and/or a "Sugar in the Class" experience that teaches hands-on kitchen techniques. Available to shop online.

Witness Distillery, Vandalia

Book a tour of the distillery ($10/person), or create your own unforgettable whiskey experience via the Private Barrel Club ($1250). 

Sue Regis Glass Art, Joliet

Pick up an ornamental piece (prices vary) to memorialize a loved one, or book a group event to make your own pendant.

Gifts for Relaxation

Buffalo Bluffs Hemp Farm, Makanda

From seed to finished goods, Buffalo Bluffs offers the highest quality hemp and hemp-derived products, like the soothing Calming Salve ($10). Available to shop online. 

Shawnee Hills Lavender, Cobden

Fresh, local lavender products, including tea and Goat Milk & Lavender body lotion that leaves skin feeling soft and smelling wonderful ($10-15). Available to shop online. 

Water Sweets Soap Company, Edwardsville

Handcrafted, natural bath and body products made locally with no artificial preservatives - such as Unicorn Bath Bombs ($7.99). Available to shop online.

Bright Endeavors, Chicago

Hand-poured candles that wrap you in the comfort of home, like this candle from the Bright Lights holiday collection ($13-35). Available online and at pop-up shops around Chicago.

Gifts for the Home

Alto Clay Works, Alto Pass

A pottery showroom in Southern Illinois that sells handmade, wood-fired stoneware products (prices vary). 

McMahon Gallery, Lake Forest

Iconic Chicago locations — think Wrigley Field and the Art Institute — like you've never seen them before. From signed giclée prints to puzzles, mugs and more (starting at $10). Available to shop online.

Rockford Roasting Company, Rockford

Specialty coffee beans and a complete menu of espresso-based beverages, cocoas, gourmet teas and other specialty drinks. Try the Signature Espresso ($16 - $18 per month for subscription). Available to shop online.

Dot’s Pots, Moline

Wheel-thrown, hand and slab-built creations, including whimsical and functional pottery (prices vary). 

Gifts for Outdoor Adventures

Heritage Bikes & Coffee, Chicago

A one stop shop for cycling gear, like this stylish custom RBX bike jersey ($89) and other bike riding accessories. Stop by in person for a cup of coffee!

Navarro Canoe, Rock Island

Fine handcrafted canoes made with the highest quality materials, plus unique accessories like beach and deck chairs (starting at $185). 

Dinger Bats, Ridgway

Design a custom bat (prices start at $110) and browse other baseball gear, apparel and accessories. Available to shop online.

Gifts for the Holiday Host

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw

Consider a bottle of wine ($16 - $20) from a variety of styles at this Central Illinois winery, or possibly a gift basket containing handmade wood stoppers, wine holders and more. 

CBPB Popcorn Shop, Champaign

Delicious gourmet handmade popcorn for holiday gatherings, plus specialty sweets like caramel apples ($2 - $12). 

DESTIHL Brewery, Bloomington

Ideal for craft beer lovers. Combining American craft brewing innovation with global brewing traditions, DESTIHL's beer can be found in many locations across Illinois. 

Incredibly Delicious, Springfield 

Mmm...handmade pastries, layer cakes, and sweet desserts like these specialty macarons ($27 per dozen). 

Galena Cellars, Galena

Award-winning wine in more than 40 varieties, including a tasty Mulled Wine ($17) that's perfect for the holidays. Available for online shopping.

My Just Desserts, Alton

Pick up one of the cafe's famous pies (prices vary) for the next holiday gathering. 

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