Sandhill Coffee Gift Guide: Supporting Local This Christmas
It’s that time of year that always sneaks up on us, whether we’re ready for it or not: the holiday season has arrived.
Trees are up, lights are on, but here in the Chicagoland area, we’re still waiting for snow. (No doubt it will be here soon enough).
At Sandhill, we’re excited to welcome the New Year, which we have a feeling will be our biggest yet! But before we do so, we’re looking forward to celebrating Christmas with family and friends.
To help you navigate local shopping this year, we’ve put together a local gift guide of our favorite products from small businesses in and around Chicago. Whether you’re buying for your brother who’s a health-nut, your aunt who’s a food connoisseur, or your daughter who can’t get enough adventure, our guide’s got you covered.
Gifts for Everyone on Your List
For the Food Lover: Salty Provisions’ Salts
After falling in love with a salty souvenir they brought back from Norway, couple Linn & Amy launched Salty Provisions to bring pure flaked salt straight from Scandanavia to the suburbs of Chicago. Salty Provisions sells herb-infused and pure salt that’s perfect for seasoning eggs, meat, veggies, fish, and anything you’re hoping to notch up on the flavor scale. Browse their full line of salt products, including our Sandhill and Salty Provisions collab – a coffee salt infused with Sandhill Coffee.
For the Adventure Seeker: The Fish Tank Fishing Charter
At Sandhill, we’re big fans of fishing. Even more so: Lake Michigan fishing. Located in Arcadia, Michigan, The Fish Tank, a 2005 38′ Rampage Express sport fishing boat, is the perfect adventure for any group of family, friends, or even solo. Known for its premier salmon fishing charters, The Fish Tank offers a variety of fishing charters, as well as dinner drop-offs and sunset cruises. Its helm is fully furnished with air conditioning and heat, allowing for trips in all types of conditions. Check out The Fish Tank charter rates based on the season.
For the Sweet Tooth: Kernel Dan’s Kettle Corn
For the sweets lover in your life, Kernel Dan’s kettle corn won’t disappoint. Over the last seven years in operation, Kernel Dan’s has become a Chicagoland fan favorite. Using authentic cast iron kettles, Kernel Dan pops kettle corn at farmer’s markets all around Chicago and surrounding suburbs, including Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Mount Prospect, Naperville, and more. Kernel Dan’s keeps their schedule updated regularly on Facebook and you can also order for delivery in the Chicago land area by contacting the owner, Jeff.
For the Wine Snob: kō-zē Wine Room
kō-zē wine room, located in Village of Glen Ellyn, is a charming and hip hang for wine enthusiasts and casual sippers alike. The recently-renovated 1920s building sells a collection of antiques, local products, and most importantly, works with small production wineries to offer natural and organic wines and select local craft beers to patrons. From purchasing a membership for the kō-zē wine club to picking up a holiday gift box, there are tons of options for wine lovers in your life.
For the Health and Sustainability Conscious: Spira Farm Microgreens
Microgreens might seem like the latest fad, but their nutritional value is no joke. Microgreens have proven to be more than 40x more nutritious than the adult version of the plant. Spira Farm, which launched just as the Pandemic started, has grown into a health-driven, sustainability-centric staple in the Chicago suburbs. Spira Farm produces a variety of microgreens and all products are packaged in plant-based, non-plastic containers.
Serving Lemont, Orland Park, Naperville, Plainfield, Lockport, Romeoville, Homer Glen, Mokena, Frankfort, Lisle, and Bolingbrook, a subscription Spira Farm’s microgreens weekly or bi-weekly delivery program is great for anyone hoping to improve their nutrition or support a local company that prioritizes sustainability.
For Everyone Else: Mable’s Market gifts
Mabel's Market in Lemont is a great place to go if you still aren’t quite sure what to gift. Full of vintage goods, farmhouse finds, and cottage crafts and collectibles, Mable’s gives shoppers a variety of options for gift ideas for family, friends, and loved ones. And better yet, if you still aren’t sure what to gift, consider picking up some Sandhill Coffee which you can find at Mable’s Market year-round.