Updated for 2023
The holiday season zooms by so quickly! Are you looking for just a few last-minute gift ideas from Clinton County, IL? We’re here to help you with some suggestions—all found locally!
Bring a box of chocolate-covered pretzels—or one of the other super-luscious sweets from Covered in Chocolate—and you’ll be everyone’s favorite Santa! The Carlyle shop is a favorite for decadent cakes and cake pops.
Everyone loves a poinsettia or evergreen table centerpiece! Luckily, many florists in the area can put together a festive display.
Tuck a pair of tickets to a Clinton County Showcase performance into someone’s stocking. There are several great upcoming shows, and season tickets are $50.
Whether it is a stocking stuffer or some holiday decor, Warehouse 300 Vintage Marketplace always has unique items. You won’t be able to resist buying a few things for yourself!
Local Gifts for the Hard-to-Please
Give the history buff on your list a copy of the Clinton County, Illinois Pictorial History Book. Available from the Carlyle Union Banner, it’s a gem of a publication with more than 600 historical photos and many interesting facts from the 1800s through today.
What local doesn’t love one of the Excel Bottling Sodas, Teas, or Craft Beers? Pick up a six-pack of their favorite drink or the makings of a holiday punch.
Jewelry is always a welcome gift! Wander over to Becker Jewelers and see if there isn’t something that will put a sparkle in the eye!
Try Some Local Wines
And for the wine drinker on your list, there’s nothing better than a great bottle of wine—especially from one of our local producers. Here are our picks, but you’ll find even more on each of the winery’s websites.
- With the aroma of white chocolate and a crisp, fruity flavor Hidden Lake Winery’s Vidal Blanc is a winner.
- Norton, made from local Illinois grapes by Twelve Oaks Vineyard, is a rich, full-bodied red ideal for the holiday feast.
- Choose Kalahari Sunset from Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery and enjoy a hint of spice and everything nice in a light, semi-sweet blush wine.
- Crooked Creek’s #1 one is called Huntin’ Hooch, a fortified blackberry, smooth and slightly sweet wine.
Do you have other great last-minute gift ideas from Clinton County, IL? Tell us what they are on our Clinton County Facebook page!
Photos courtesy of Mioux Floral, Carlyle IL