The turkey leftovers are in the refrigerator, the holiday decor is up, and the Black Friday shopping rush is officially in full swing. In the spirit of giving, Mellody Farm in Vernon Hills, IL has prepared its second-annual gift guide featuring 10 of its merchants, from Athleta and REI to Whole Foods Market.
Whether you’re braving the crowds with an extensive shopping list, or just enjoy a good deal, this gift guide was created to provide Mellody Farm shoppers with gift-giving inspiration, and of course, a touch of holiday cheer:
What’s better than the gift of a good meal? Serving up flavorful burgers, fries and craft beer galore, this Chicago-based burger joint — best known for its love of metal music and penchant for deliciousness — offers a $10 bonus with every $50 gift card purchased. Swing by and grab a gift card for the metalhead and/or foodie in your life, and use the extra $10 as a stocking stuffer, or better yet — keep it for yourself! | Kuma's Corner
One of life’s greatest luxuries: blow dry bars. Dazzle anyone on your list with an appointment at Blo. Whether for a blowout, makeover, or nail and waxing services, you can’t go wrong with Blo — because everyone deserves to be pampered from time to time! | Blo Blow Dry Bar
Give the gift of delicious breakfast food with a gift card from Buttermilk Café — coming to Mellody Farm this winter! Conceptualized in 2014, the tasty restaurant and coffee bar elevates classic breakfast fare to a new level. With a unique coffee program and alcoholic beverage options in an urban barn atmosphere, Buttermilk has something for every taste, palate, and craving. | Buttermilk
‘Tis the season for all of the holiday festivities! Whether for office parties, friendly drop-ins, gift exchanges or stocking stuffers, you can’t go wrong with a gift card from Whole Foods. From classic bulk items and groceries to an extensive wine collection, baked goods, body care, meat and cheese, and floral arrangements, Whole Foods is a cult favorite grocer—and for good reason! | Whole Foods
Everyone deserves wholesome, honest food that makes them feel good — and that’s where B.GOOD comes in! Serving up fresh, farm-to-table burgers, sandwiches, kale and grain bowls, salads, smoothies, fries and more, a $50 gift card for B. Good’s healthy, grab-and-go options provides the necessary fuel for a successful shopping day at Mellody Farm. | B. GOOD
One can never have too many cozy sweaters — especially in Illinois! Athleta is a one-stop-shop for all-things apparel, from athletic wear to everyday casual wear and beyond. Give the gift of comfort with Athleta’s Talus Sherpa Half Zip sweater, an unbelievably comfortable sherpa fiber sweater made for hiking, climbing or lounging — and mention this gift guide for 20% off your purchase! | Athleta
Let’s face it: we could all use a wellness reboot after the holidays. Surprise your loved one with a gift card to [solidcore]: a 50-minute, full-body workout program that uses slow and controlled movements to work your muscles. Pro tip: consider getting a membership for yourself, because there’s nothing more important than an accountability partner! | [solidcore]
The holidays are a time of indulgence and travel which can equate into tension from long car rides or family dynamics! Give the gift of mobility, freedom and pain-free movement with a gift card or membership to Stretch: a flexible solution that represents unparalleled care, quality, and fitness oversight. | Stretch
Whether for bundling up around the campfire or snuggling up on the couch, the REI Co-Op flannel/fleece blanket is a practical gift for anyone. It doesn’t get much more comfortable than one side being flannel and the other side fleece — and with REI’s unmatched quality, it will keep you and your friends or family cozy all year long. | REI
European Wax Center is a great destination for waxing, skin care, perfect brows and body care! Treat your loved one to European Wax Center’s Strut Lavishly® Bath Collection, including dual-action body washes, hydrating lotions and skin-perfecting exfoliants that help to visibly slow hair growth between appointments and keep skin pretty and polished! | European Wax Center
After a successful day of shopping, bring the family to Mellody Farm’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, live music, photo opportunities and more on Sunday, December 1 from 6-8 p.m.