The holidays are right around the corner, which means shopping in Pekin is ramping up! Check off your gifting list by shopping local, from home decor and handmade treasures, to the latest trends in fashion. Pekin’s unique blend of shopping experiences, from major retailers to specialty shops means there’s something for everyone on your list, and maybe even a thing or two for you.
Trendy clothing is always a hit. If you’ve got a fashionista on your list, or if you’re looking for something to wear for your holiday bash, be sure to stop at boutique staples like Classy Girl Boutique, located on Derby Street. Shop clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more! Don’t forget Curvy Chic Boutique, also located on Derby Street, a well-loved retailer specializing in plus-size womens fashion and accessories.
For Home Decor Enthusiasts
If you’re stuck for what to get someone on your list, home decor makes for the perfect gift! Find trending treasures at a bargain at Five B’s Liquidation and Crafts, a unique retailer that offers brand new items from major retailers at bargain prices. To revamp your home for your holiday guests, or for that big ticket item for someone special, visit Stegers Furniture or Hamm’s Furniture to find the latest in home furnishings.
For the Sporty Ones
For the nature lovers and outdoor adventurers in your life, browse the aisles of RP Home and Harvest for the perfect gift. Pekin Gun and Sporting Goods offers gifts for the hunter in your life, and Dunham’s Sports is the perfect place for sporting gear for both kids and adults. For a practical gift, rework a well loved pair of boots, or replace them with a new pair at Pekin Shoe Repair, located in Downtown Pekin.
Meal prepping for the holiday potluck? Love to gift tins of homemade sweets to family and friends? Hosting for the holidays? With a wide selection of grocery stores in Pekin, you’ll find everything you could need to get creative in the kitchen this holiday season. Stores including Kroger, ValuCheck, Schnucks and Aldi are convenient stops for all the holiday treats.
DIY your own handmade crafts for the people on your list who will appreciate it the most. Get all the affordable craft supplies you need at Hobby Lobby, located in East Court Village. Take a class at Touch of Glass or Leo’s Art Studio, both located in Downtown Pekin, and take home your own original handcrafted piece, the perfect sentimental gift. Not feeling crafty? Downtown Pekin’s Kountry Nook is an excellent place to find unique handmade gifts and crafts.
Whether you’re gift giving, or treating yourself to a shopping spree of your own, shopping local makes an impact in our community. When you shop local, you join us in our efforts to support local businesses. There’s something for everyone on your list this holiday season. For a directory of Pekin businesses you can support, visit the Discover Pekin Business Directory. Happy shopping!