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Show Everyone How Much You Care With Gifts From These 3 Unique Champaign Shops


Maybe you’re on top of it and have all your gifts sorted this year. If not, it’s time to get shopping! And West Quad has you covered with our list of the best shops in the Champaign area. Here are a few suggestions to help you show your loved ones how much you care this holiday season.

Where Can I Go for Funky, Fabulous Holiday Shopping in Champaign?

Located on South Neil Street, Checkered Moon was founded by Sharon Crow, who infuses her shop with her own laid-back, stylish Florida sensibilities. You can browse a variety of goods at a range of price points, so you’re sure to find just the right gift for each of the people on your list. Check out their elegant home diffusers, leather napkin rings, gourmet caramels, and their collection of quirky tumblers. And don’t miss the Periodic Table of Champaign Platter!

Which Shops in Champaign Offer Unique Holiday Gifts & Support Fair Trade Practices?

Find gifts from around the world at Ten Thousand Villages on Walnut. They carry products from more than 100 artisans and artisan groups in nearly 40 different countries. Their items are unique and handcrafted, and every artisan is fairly compensated for their work, thanks to Ten Thousand Villages’ commitment to fair trade. You can feel good about the purchases you make at this shop, knowing your dollars are going to support artisans from around the world. Plus, you can pick up beautiful, handcrafted items for your loved ones, including scarves, serving bowls, soaps, and decorative baskets.

What Can I Get the Artists on My List?

Head over to Bohemia on Main Street in Urbana and check out their collection of mosaic necklaces, perfect for the creative spirit on your list. Or you could give them one of the beautiful paintings by local artists. Best of all, you can make this a one-stop holiday shopping trip, because Bohemia carries a huge assortment of items like handbags, jewelry, baby clothes, vintage home goods, candles, and bath and body products.

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