A Guide to Goods + Gifts in Tazewell Co.


Jessica Owdom, Guest Writer


Whether you need to pick up a baby shower gift, a housewarming present, a travel souvenir, a wedding gift, holiday stocking, or birthday bundle—shop small and support local with these delightful gift suggestions handmade in Tazewell County.

Main Street Mix Popcorn from America’s Popcorn Shop    {Morton}   //   From the moment you walk into America’s Popcorn Shop, your senses will be overwhelmed. With over 70 different flavors of gourmet popcorn, you are bound to find the perfect flavor of popcorn for a hostess gift at the next holiday party you attend! 

Monthly Bite Box from Bear’s Bites + Boutique  {East Peoria}    //     For the pet lovers and four-legged-friends in your life, check out Bear’s Bites. This boutique makes single-ingredient, all-natural, high-quality treats, seasonings and dog food. It’s the perfect spot to stock up on gifts for Fido and friends. 

Luxury Bath Products from Beauty of A Site    {Delavan}   //   Beauty of A Site is a cute curation with just about every exciting thing you could ever want—fashion, beauty, jewelry, home decor, kitchenware and sooo much more. Check out their amazing selection of luxury bath products as a great gift for a friend feeling stressed. 

A Just Because Bouquet from Becks Florist    {East Peoria}   //   Becks Florist has floral arrangements perfect for every occasion—their quality and innovative arrangements make excellent gifts. The best part? You can order online and schedule delivery for a hassle-free gifting option.

Garden Decor from Garden Gate   {Mackinaw}   //   Looking to brighten someone’s day? Garden Gate is a quaint shop in the historic train station in Mackinaw. They offer adorable handbags, Brighton jewelry, fashion accessories, charming home decor, local artwork, quality linens, charming garden decor, and more! After you shop, you can check out the tea room and enjoy a delicious lunch. 

Old Fashioned Candies from Holland’s Mercantile   {Washington}   //   There might be candy lining the shelves of drug stores and supermarkets, but when you want something truly special, shop local at Holland’s Mercantile. Whether it’s innovative, gourmet creations from the chocolatier or classic, old-fashioned delicacies from your youth, when you’re shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, there isn’t a bad gift at Holland’s.

Kitchen Gadgets from Lori’s Kitchen Store   {Washington}   //   This is your stop if you’re shopping for someone who knows their way around a kitchen. It’s even a great spot to pick up a hostess gift or two! Lori’s Kitchen Store is packed with unique kitchen gadgets, kitchen decor, baking kits, cookie cutters, recipe books and more! From the seasoned chef to the aspiring baker, you’re bound to find the perfect gift at Lori’s. 

Locally-made Products from LuLu’s On Main   {Morton}   //   Lulu’s On Main offers an amazing array of gifts from local makers and craftsmen. The shop has an eclectic mix of colorful, back-to-school supplies, mugs, graphic tees, games, toys, crafts, and sooo much more! If you are putting together a gift basket for an upcoming baby shower, LuLu’s on Main has the cutest options to add to the basket.

Unique Local Designs from Mama Made Mercantile   {Pekin}   //   The items at Mama Made are designed exclusively by the Mama Made team. Shop apparel, drinkware, stickers, bags, stationary, and more all designed in fun colors and charming prints. The inventory regularly changes, so be sure to visit often to find the perfect unique gift created by local designers.

Home Decor from The Nook   {Morton + Peoria Heights + Germantown Hills}   //  The Nook is another great option to explore a stunning variety of jewelry, home decor, regional apparel, baby items, stationary, cards, kitchenware, signs, and so much more. The shops are beautifully curated—it’ll be difficult not to find the perfect gift.

Fresh-Roasted Coffee Beans from Regulator Roasting Co.   {East Peoria}   //   Shopping for someone who needs a caffeine kick? Regulator Roasting Co. is an excellent gifting option! Grab a bag of fresh-roasted coffee beans, either ground or whole bean, in a variety of flavors and blends. 

Eclectic Treasures from Relics   {East Peoria + Peoria}   //   Step into Relics and you feel like you’ve walked into a greenhouse with shelves and tables full of crafting, unique, charming decor items. Check out work from local artists while you’re here!! You’ll find stationary, cards, plants, mugs, bags, jewelry, holiday decor, trinkets, apparel, and more!

Party Accessories from So Chic Boutique   {Morton}   //   With gifts ranging in theme from party supplies to kitchenware and everywhere in between, So Chic has it all. Welcoming staff are ready to help you find the perfect gift for every occasion from items like mugs, tumblers, Kate Spade accessories, graphic tees, travel gear, bath and body products, stationary, cards, nature and garden supplies, and sooo much more!

Home Goods from Sweet Accents    {East Peoria}   //   Find the perfect housewarming gift from Sweet Accents! This local home goods and candy shop has a beautiful selection of quality goods in an adorable boutique setting. The shop has a rotating inventory of blankets, pillows, lighting, baskets, wall art, candy, house plants, greeting cards, candles, and more!

Local Wine from Tres Rojas Winery   {Washington}   //   When in doubt, gift wine. Better yet? Gift LOCAL wine! Tres Rojas Winery has a beautiful variety of vineyard-bottled red, white, and fruit wines! The staff at Tres Rojas will provide excellent suggestions on what variety to gift. A bottle of wine warms the body and soothes the soul, plus adds a personal feel and an extra touch of congeniality when given as a gift. 

Organic Bug Spray from Vanilla Bug Spray  {Pekin}   //   Sold nationwide, VBS (Vanilla Bug Spray) is made right here in our neck of the woods! With no harsh chemicals, this amazing insect repellent is even safe for children and pets. If you’re buying for anyone who enjoys being outside, they will love this spray! You can find this product locally at Corner CurioBusy CornerLick Creek Golf CourseParkview Golf CourseSunset Hills Golf ClubPekin Country ClubArtistic FlowersKountry Nook, and Pekin Bass + Bow.

Board Games from The Zone II   {Pekin}    //    With three locations, this locally-owned and operated shop is an amazing stop to find great interactive gifts. The Zone offers a fun selection of affordable comic books, collectables, cards, apparel, and of course, board games. Their staff is wonderful and helpful when finding the right board game for whomever you’re shopping for. Keep this shop on your radar—they offer weekly game nights and tournaments.

Jessica Owdom, Guest Writer

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