Looking for just a few last minute gifts? We’re here to help you with some suggestions—all found right here in Clinton County, of course!
Give the history buff on your list a copy of the new Clinton County, Illinois Pictorial History Book. Available from the Carlyle Union Banner, it’s a gem of a publication with more than 600 historic photos and lots of interesting facts from f the 1800’s through today. $39.95
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.
Tuck a pair of tickets to a Clinton County Showcase performance into someone’s stocking. There are two great upcoming shows to choose from and tickets are just $12 each ($10 for Seniors, Active Military, and Students).
Find a soothing scented candle, a special Christmas ornament or the perfect quilted bag at Crescent Moon. You’ll undoubtedly find a few more cool items you never even knew you needed, but can’t resist!
And for the wine drinker on your list, there’s nothing better than a great bottle of wine—especially when it’s 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 that would be ideal with 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.
For touch of sweet that’s a crowd pleaser, grab a bottle of Little Caboose Red from Roundhouse Wine Company.
Do you have other great last-minute gift ideas? Tell us what they are on our Clinton County Facebook page!