#1 BBQ lovers will appreciate a bottle of sauce from Rock ‘n Ribs, 463 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich. Just $5, it’s the perfect stocking stuffer for anybody liking locally sourced products. Chef Alice Banach makes her sauce sweet and peppery with a whole lot of attitude.
#2 Smart shoppers have discovered Main Street in Wauconda, home of Threads. This is the sort of vibrant shop you’d expect to find in Wicker Park or Andersonville. There are fun clutches in a variety of colors, snuggly knit shrugs, and who doesn’t need a beanie? How about one with a funky faux ball on top? Shop owner Linda Starkey sources locally whenever possible. She also offers Gabriel John Candles, handmade Chicago, each one signed by the artisan. Lavender soaps? Same thing. Your nose will love you for these bars.
#3 Visit Broken Earth Winery to get their amazing silk-screened wine bottles. Not only can you pick out the perfect wine bottle you can also have it wrapped for whoever you’re giving it to. Everyone knows that a bottle of wine is a great gift for just about anyone!
#4 Stop by Epilogue to check out Lizzy Jame bracelets, scent diffusers, wind sculptures, and many other items that are sure to make anyone happy this holiday season.