Holiday list

This is the Holiday Gift Guide You’ve Been Looking For

Looking for a holiday gift guide that leads you to an entire holiday shopping experience, rather than to phony websites with flashy sales and overhyped products? Look no further! Below, find the perfect holiday shopping guide to Galena, one of the best destinations for finding the perfect gifts. We’ll fill you in on the best place to find gifts while strolling along a half-mile of twinkling lights, flashy but spirited holiday window displays, and permeating aromas coming from the best Galena restaurants. For more things to do in Galena, Illinois, take a peek at our free Vacation Guide

Holiday Gift Guide to Galena

Helluva Half-Mile

For the ultimate shopping experience, you have to explore the Helluva Half Mile. This stretch of local businesses on Main Street features some of the best shops! Get the full Galena experience and take in the gorgeous buildings from the 1800s (no brand name, cookie-cutter shops here!) Discover candy, ice cream, clothing, gift shops, and restaurants in this shoppers’ paradise.

Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows

During the holiday season, admire more than 30 store windows on the Helluva Half Mile at one of the best holiday events, Night of the Luminaria and Living Windows. The windows come to life as you walk past the fun, holiday-inspired animations and thousands of candle-lit luminaries. 

Plus, the shops offer extended hours so you can shop longer as you admire the Christmas-y sights!

Where to Find the Perfect Gift

For the Foodie

Galena Canning Company

Get ready for sauces, spices, and dips galore! Galena Canning Company is just marinating with flavor. Please the chef in your life with a gift from this gourmet food shop. Purchase one of their award-winning hot sauces, BBQ sauces, or marinades for the ultimate foodie’s Christmas gift.

For the Kids


Poopsie’s is where the real shopping fun begins, and you’ll never want to leave! This novelty store is full of funny gift ideas, toys, stocking stuffers,  and loads of fun. In-store “poopettes” or shopping experts can help you find the perfect present. Shoppers of all ages find gifts they like in this Galena must!

For You!

Galena Candle and Bath

Self-care is important, so treat yourself! Galena Candle and Bath permeates with sweet-scented candles, lotions, bath salts, and soaps. Lather up and enjoy their natural products in your Jacuzzi Tub at Farmers Guest House after a long day of shopping!

For the Traveler

Farmers Guest House

Give the gift of travel, and treat your loved ones to a relaxing getaway! Maybe you’ve experienced Galena and would like to spread the love. A gift certificate to Farmers Guest House is an excellent Christmas present. 

Our historic b&b offers one of the best breakfasts in North America! Who doesn’t enjoy a delicious, gourmet breakfast? We also offer charming accommodations, each with a unique style! Allow your loved ones to experience memories of a lifetime in Galena, Illinois. Spread joy this holiday season, and send someone the vacation they truly deserve at Farmers Guest House!