Shopping local is especially important this year, but it isn’t always easy. Thankfully, we’ve put together a list of local vendors that you can support from home at our apartments in Palatine. So grab your computer and a warm beverage, and check out our list to shop local in Palatine.
Morkes Chocolates has been creating delectable confections for 100 years! They pride themselves on their treats, handcrafted with all-natural chocolate, pure butter, fresh ingredients, and a lot of fun. A gift from Morkes Chocolates will please even the pickiest gift recipient. They offer an array of gift baskets, monthly chocolate club memberships, sports molds, caramel apples, peppermint bark, hand-spun candy canes, hot cocoa bombs, and plenty more. They even sell homemade candy-making supplies, so you can create confections from your Palatine apartment. Morkes has plenty of safe and secure purchase methods, including online ordering, curbside pickup, shipping, and local delivery. So delight your friends and family with gifts from Morkes this holiday season.
D-Vine Wine and Gifts
Another Palatine business to consider is D-Vine Wine and Gifts. Touted as a unique gift boutique and wine store, D-Vine has a tasty selection of creative and local gifts. They have a variety of gift baskets, including gourmet popcorn and chocolates, imported tapenades and cheeses, balsamic vinegar, olive oils, and more. If these don’t entice you, they can custom-make a gift basket of your choosing. They also offer a monthly wine club. To top it off, D-Vine has a unique boutique with coffee mugs, bar-ware, platters, blankets, and more. With same-day local delivery, you are sure to find the perfect gift for any budget at D-Vine.
Drive-Thru Farmers Market
Last but far from least is the Drive-Thru Farmers Market at the Palatine Train Station, held the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (now through April). They have an assortment of vendors with coffee, honey, cheese, kettle corn, acai, blueberries, tamales, soups, cookies, and more. The perfect gifts for your foodie friends! All ordering is done online in advance, then is delivered to your car when you drive through. Find details in the city newsletter here.
Holiday shopping can be stressful, so check out these local, small businesses and shop local online in Palatine. If you are ready to get started on a search for a new apartment in Palatine, contact us for a tour. Visit our blog for features on other businesses and places in our community.Back to all posts