Christmas is fast approaching! There is so much to do before the holiday with preparing your home, baking cookies, and, of course, Christmas shopping. If you still have people on your list to shop for, why not shop locally? There are so many great stores in the Champaign-Urbana area filled with gifts that everyone in your family is sure to love. Here are our Champaign-Urbana Christmas gift ideas!



Whether your family member loves dance, music, theatrical performances, or film, tickets to an event at the beautiful Virginia Theatre (203 West Park Avenue, Champaign) will surely please them. Tickets can be purchased on their website. The 2016-2017 performing arts season lineup has been released.


Treat the whole family by giving a family membership to the Orpheum Children's Science Museum (346 North Neil Street, Champaign). This museum is fun for the whole family and offers endless educational and interactive exhibits. The museum sells numerous packages to fit however many people you would like to include.


There is no better gift for the sports fan in your life than tickets to the Fighting IlliniThe University of Illinois Athletics offers many different holiday deals for football and basketball events. Check out their website today to see all the incredible ticket discounts you can get between December 13th and December 24th. Be sure to throw some orange and blue gear in the gift so they can show off their pride at the game!


There are so many stores that are unique to the Champaign-Urbana area that you should check out for your holiday gift shopping. If you have little ones to buy for, be sure to stop in Dr. G's BrainWorks (2000 North Neil Street, Champaign). This favorite store sells toys, games, puzzles, and more for all ages that help your brain while you have fun! It is the perfect spot for unique gifts for children. If you have any foodies on your list, swing by Art Mart (1705 South Prospect Avenue, Champaign), a staple of the Champaign-Urbana area. Here you can create an amazing gift filled with imported meats and cheeses, pastries, wine, and more. They also sell a variety of unique toys and housewares making it a one stop shop for anyone you still need to buy for. 


Happy holiday shopping in Champaign-Urbana!