Have you begun your holiday shopping yet? If you’re considering shopping local for presents this month, you could help out a small business in Illinois by making a purchase.

Here are some gift options, all made in Illinois, which can be shipped:

  • A holiday box from Lexington Betty Smokehouse, Chicago – Any grill masters in your life will highly appreciate this LBS holiday box with andouille beef sausage, seasoning, and sauce ($69.99).
  • Galena gift basket from Galena Canning Company, Galena – Get seven flavors of dips, sauces, and flavors ($69.99).
  • An inspirational sign from Farmhouse Signs & Co., Taylorville – Remind your loved ones of how much they mean to you with an inspirational sign ($34).
  • A “Be Jolly” candle from Wooden It Be Lovely, Springfield – Gift your loved ones the scent of baked cookies this holiday season. All proceeds go toward helping women in the program gain work experience and heal from poverty and addiction ($29.50).
  • Essential oil blends from Einnim, Oak Park – It offers a variety of aromas, like sweet and spicy, and fresh and calming ($15).
  • All-natural dog treats from Bear’s Bites, Peoria – It offers a Monthly Bite Box for dogs with flavors like chicken, beef and pumpkin ($39).

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