Tree Classics features a wide selection of artificial Christmas trees, with variations in width, height, weight, and type, as well as a Tree Selection Wizard to help pinpoint the perfect pseudo-tannenbaum. Pre-lit trees, such as the American sterling fir ($199.95 for 4.5') or the slim frosted alpine spruce ($69.95 for 4'), take the lighting legwork out of trimming, whereas revelers preferring to light their own trees can opt for a bare fir such as the ready-to-light deluxe evergreen ($189.95 for 6.5'). In addition to spruce-able spruces, Tree Classics boasts a large selection of wreaths, garlands, candleholders, and storage solutions to help deck the halls and leave every garlanded nook, holly-boughed cranny, and non-denominational crawlspace needle-free.
A sprawling 8 acre garden center conveniently located in Cary, IL, with easy access from Rt 14 and I-90. The Barn is bursting with trees, shrubs, evergreens, annuals, perennials and garden decor such as fire pots, fairy gardening items, statuary, stone, and garden and home decor.
Inspired Art Studio's classes take BYOB to new heights. Not only do students furnish their own wine—in one class—they also paint their own wine glasses, creating a fully DIY drinking experience. Other classes focus more on painting than imbibing, such as teaching students to mimic Van Gogh's brushstrokes or decorate clay tiles with contemporary holiday scenes. Artists Diane Wlezien and Kris Blum lead the classes, and show off their own chops in the gallery, which displays their original paintings.
Gordmans restocks bureaus and residential nooks with an expansive inventory of name-brand merchandise discounted below department store prices, including team apparel and seasonal decorations. Flaunt support for a collegiate club by sliding arm branches through an Illinois color-block polo ($24.99). Fans can also don a pair of Chicago Bears lounge pants ($19.99), ideal for relaxing while watching the game or ripping off to expose Mike Ditka knee tattoos. Artistic wall art festoons vacant environs in colorful creations, such as canvases coated in tones of still-life wine ($24.99) and scenic vistas ($29.99+). Alternatively, a harvest of men's and women's fragrances allows shoppers to uncork new scents for seasonal parties, class reunions, and heated negotiations with the shopping-mall Santa Claus.