FunNewest Posts July 1, 2024

Local Shopping starts with Hidden Gems


Do you ever get tired of buying gift cards that may never be used from national stores? Do you wish for locally owned fun little shops and boutiques to walk into and want to buy something as a gift and something for yourself? We have a few throughout the tri-county area that may be of interest to you!

Let us help you.


Relics – two locations (Peoria and East Peoria) and tons to see. They have a Peoria section with shirts, coasters, mugs, kitchen towels, stickers, and so much more. Great house plants, fun games, great socks, obscure sayings on many household items. Fantastic greeting card selection. Many of the items are by local artists. Local supporting local.


The Store – literally a hidden gem on Sheridan Road in Peoria. Household items that you see on line for a fraction of the price.


Indie Gift House – located in Kellar Station – Peoria, this little store has headbands, plants, purses – tons of fun things anyone would enjoy to receive.


So Chic Boutique – on Prospect in Peoria Heights. Great store where you can get stationery, tumblers. Books, wedding/shower gifts.


Define the Home – Located on the Washington Square, this adorable store is very deceiving by size when you drive by. It keeps going, offering anything from household items to vintage/retro pieces. Some clothing made by local people.


Nat’s Place – Chillicothe has the most adorable stores that have the best gifts! The selection of gifts & gourmet treats is just the beginning of your visit. You must check it out!!!

Fieldcrate – Nestled in off Seiberling in Peoria Heights, this Homestead Collective has the coolest collection of rustic, modern, souvenir, one-of-a-kind goods that you need and could give as a gift too! There really is something for everyone in this fun shop!


Shopping local is supporting locally owned small businesses. These are just a few we highlight however there are so many out there. SUPPORT LOCAL!!!!