Last Minute Gifts Found in a Flash at The Arboretum of South Barrington

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts Ideas at The Arboretum of South Barrington
by Stacy Kallas, Arboretum of South Barrington Marketing Director

If you’re not quite done with your holiday shopping, believe us, you are not alone. Studies show that almost half of Americans are doing all of their holiday shopping the week (and weekend) before Christmas. We want to make it a little easier for you this season so we have come up with some great holiday gift ideas you can find in your own back yard, at The Arboretum of South Barrington.

For The Griller:

Sur La Table carries an ample selection of grill tools and accessories that even the most discerning griller will approve of. Sur La Table is known for its amazing cookware, kitchen tools and bakeware but did you know you can also find a delicious variety of food items and condiments? So make sure to throw in some of their BBQ sauce and grill rubs in your gift basket along with a grillers cookbook.

For Sophisticated Fun:

Bocce ball, bowling, dinner and drinks, can you think of a better to place in the area to have a little sophisticated fun in the South Barrington area? Then a Pinstripes gift card would be the perfect gift!

* Holiday bonus tip: if you purchase $100 in gift cards from Pinstripes, you will receive a $25 bonus (please see Pinstripes for expiration date and exclusions).

For The Sports Lover:

If you have a sports enthusiast on your gift list who loves to show their passion, loyalty and spirit for their favorite teams you need to visit Rally House. They carry an unrivaled selection of local products and an amazing variety of sports team fashion apparel and merchandise. Bulls, Cubs, Hawks, Bears and so much more. They believe in local so check out their local team finds too.

For The Kids:

Purple Me Green, The Science Store – we cannot say enough about this store! It’s education and fun all rolled into one. From lab kits, dinosaurs, shark teeth and slime making kits to educational fun classes, Purple Me Green needs to be on your list of go to places for the kids on your list.

Justice – If the girls on your list are all about trendy and fun then Justice is the go to store for their holiday gifts. The clothes are great and the accessories are even greater. Furry monogram hats and gloves, Squishmallows, purses, jewelry, accessories and so much more.

For A Date Night Gift:

iPic! iPic! iPic! Aside from the luxury recliners that make your movie experience an entertainment escape, you can enjoy an incredible dinner featuring progressive menu options and complemented by beverages curated by their master bartenders.

For Her:

Well, the list can go on and on for this category but let’s pick some great stores and options:

Chicos, White House Black Market and Evereve are fantastic choices for the fashion conscious woman on your list. The great thing about these stores are that the sales associates/stylists can help you pick out the perfect outfit for your gift. They can even help you accessories the outfits with their trendy jewelry, handbag and shoe options. They are amazing go-to stores for the women on your list.

For The Foodie:

The Arboretum of South Barrington is home to some amazing full service restaurant options. Gift cards make the perfect gift and truly, the selections here are great: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub, Incontro A Tavola, Mago Grill & Cantina, Ruth’s Chris and Wok N’ Fire.

We hope our gift ideas help you on your holiday shopping journey. We would like wish you all a fabulous holiday season from The Arboretum of South Barrington!

The Arboretum of South Barrington is an open-air center named for the lush trees and gardens of its landscape and for the large tree farm that formerly stood on the site. An upscale mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues including iPic Theaters, L.L.Bean’s first Midwest outdoor gear and apparel store and the incomparable Pinstripes Bowling/Bocce/Bistro. Located at 100 West Higgins Road in South Barrington, “The Arb’s” stores include Arhaus Furniture, Anna Shea Chocolates & Lounge, Chico’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, LOFT, Victoria’s Secret, DSW, Panera Bread, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and more. Plan your next visit at

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