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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Updated: 10 hours ago

When covid hits, when we need to stay home, when I'm wearing a mask...I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad!


As the holidays approach and things are so very different, we wanted to share some of our Elmwood 'favorite things' with you. Shop small Saturday is November 28th and we hope to kick off the holiday season with loving local and supporting our small businesses! Here are some links for your in-person and online shopping enjoyment! Like the page 'Magnolia and Main, Shop Historic Elmwood' on facebook to hear about an upcoming 'Favorite Things, shop local contest'! *FaVoRiTe ThInGs Contest Announced!*

Scroll down for: Gifts and More, Gift Cards Make the Perfect Gift, Everything You Will Need for Holiday Dinner, Elmwood Themed Gifts, Local Photographers, Services You May Need

Gifts and More:

Bees and Blooms Floral & Gifts - You just need to take a peek into their front window to know that talent abounds! Boutique Clothing, Home Decor, Jewelry, Floral Arrangements.

New 2 U Community Thrift Store - for that one of a kind unique gift!

Jimmy Sue Creations - You are going to love the creativity of Jimmy Sue! Handcrafted earrings and jewelry, she has even started a line of ornaments that you will want to see!

Sweet Peonies Headbands- These headbands are amazing! Check them out, they are handmade in Elmwood.

Just Kidding Goat Farm- Besides the most adorable name and 'employees' you will want to follow their page for their amazing bath and body products!

Ugly Carrot Co - Seriously, this will quickly become one of your favorite things! Check out their page for amazing handmade items.

Artist Brooke E. McClaskey - Offering custom art and commissioned pieces. You won't want to miss out on this talent, follow her on social media today!

Magnolia St. Creations - Custom made gifts, you have to go check out her page! Tshirts, fashion and so much more!

Lula Barn - Just East of town you will find the Lula Barn, if you love fashion and comfort you won't want to miss it!

Beautiful Chaos Banners - something special for that holiday birthday or a customized holiday message. Check out her fb page!

Elmwood Pharmacy - is not only a place to pick up your prescription and but you can find gifts for children and adults, Hallmark Cards and so much more!

Morrison & Mary Wiley - For the book lovers you might want to check out the 'used book rack' the library has, books make great gifts! You can email elmwoodlib@gmail.com to inquire about books available or call the library for more details.

Gift Cards Make the Perfect Gift:

Palace Theater - Movie Bucks make an excellent gift, you will love the Palace experience. All of the modern amenities nestled in a quaint historic theater. The popcorn is amazing!

Uptown Cafe - An Elmwood staple, if you haven't tried the deliciousness that is the Uptown Cafe with a staff that makes you feel right at home, you haven't experienced small town living! They are temporarily closed because of storm damage but gift cards are still available, please message their page.

Toots Treats - Frozen treats and more! They have specials that will make you think you are home for Sunday dinner as well as a full menu.

Cerno's Bar and Grill - Awesome Atmosphere, the historic buildings in Elmwood don't disappoint and neither do the creations coming from Cerno's kitchen! A great place for a meal and a drink. Check out there full menu here.

Corner Inn - You are in for some fun! Corner Inn is a great place to get a drink and have a delicious meal! They also have a covered beer garden perfect for outdoor dining.

Elmwood Tap - The perfect place to meet a friend and have a drink. Always someone to talk to at the 'Middle', as locals like to call it, gaming machines are available as well.

Woppers - Awesomely and completely remodeled in the past few years. Grab a drink and play some pool or visit the gaming machines.

Jordan's Service Center - gift certificates can keep your loved ones on the road!

Wags & Whiskers - something for your furriest friend!

Dawson Chiropractic - give the gift of wellness!

Merrick Floorcovering - for all of your flooring needs!

Maple Lane Country Club - the perfect gift for the whole family! Memberships Available!


Everything you will need for holiday dinner:

Beans Family Market - Our local grocery store with gifts and more! Daily homecooked specials that hit the spot!

Elmwood Locker Services, J+J Hillbilly style products - A long time Elmwood business, if you want to talk about field to table you need to visit the Locker! J+J makes the perfect stocking stuffer!

Christ Orchard - Just outside of Elmwood you will find Christ Orchard and all of it's amazing products. Cider and Fresh Turkeys are a hit for the holidays, not to mention the apples for the apply pie!

Elmwood Themed Gifts:

Lampe Publications: Do you have a loved one who lives outside the Weekly Post's delivery area but they love to keep up with local events? A one year subscription mailed to their address is the perfect gift! A great idea for grandparents!

Elmwood Historical Society: If you are looking for historic photos or Elmwood items such as books, cards or calendars, send them a fb message today!

Local Photography Studios and Photographers:

If you are interested in giving the gift of photography -

McClain Photography - a talented photographer with a studio for the cold winter months.

Captured By D.V. - more Elmwood talent, visit their fb pages today.

Lindsay Gilles Photography


Services You May Need:

Mid Century Fiber

Bonnie Beal CPA

Associates in Dentistry

Elm Haven Place

Elmwood Insurance

Farmers State Bank

H&H Lighting

David Vaughan - Country Financial

Whitney & Potts Attorneys At Law

Morrison & Mary Wiley Library

Elmwood Laundromat

Dailey Insurance

Elmwood Post Office

Morton Community Bank

Country Comfort Senior Living

Graham Health System Elmwood Clinic

Elmwood Subway Location

Elmwood Township Community Center

Jody's Hair Salon

Margie's Hari Salon


If we have missed your business on this list please use the contact us option or call 742-8000





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Elmwood, Illinois 61529

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Phone: 309-742-2351

Fax: 309-742-8224

E-Mail: elmwoodillinois@gmail.com

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