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Gifts for Men from Galena Country

Image credit: Nine Generals Cigar Company

Men can be the hardest people to shop for, especially when it feels like you’re gifting the same thing year after year. Luckily, Galena Country makes finding unique holiday gifts a breeze! From one-of-a-kind treasures to unique experiences, you’re bound to find the perfect gift! 

Antiques and Awesome Finds

Rich in history and vintage treasures, Galena Country is loaded with antiques and collectibles awaiting a new home! History buffs will love the experience at U.S. Grant State Historic Site, The Old Blacksmith Shop, The Dowling House, and more! Explore yesteryear at the following establishments:

Antiques Etc Peace of the Past
Common Cents Resale Peace of the Past II
Dusty’s Closet Antiques Red’s Iron Wholesale Barn
Elizabeth’s Grand Antique Co. Sullivan’s Antiques
EZ Sell USA The Galena Antique Mall
Grammy’s Attic The Shop on the Hill Tin-Pan Alley
Gustafson and Grey, Ltd.  

For the Foodie

Salsa, hot sauce, dips, jams, and jellies make for tasty stocking stuffers! Don’t stop there, explore all of the foodie-lover boutiques featuring culinary treasures.

Galena Canning Company Grateful Gourmet
Galena Garlic Company Pasta Perfetta
Galena River Wine and Cheese Spice and Tea Merchants

Quench his Thirst

Stock his bar with locally made wine, beer, and spirits! Purchase tickets or book a tour at a vineyard, brewery, or the distillery. Have you considered booking a tour to explore the ‘other’ kind of spirits? Start shopping here:

Blaum Bros Distilling Co. Highway 20 Brewing Co.
Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery Jamie’s Wine Studio of Galena
Galena Brewing Co. Massbach Ridge Vineyard and Winery
Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery Pecatonica Beer Co. Tap House
Galena River Wine and Cheese Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery

Adventure Enthusiast

Experiences are always a memorable gift idea, especially if you join in! Glide through the air at speeds of up to 40 mph on a zip line, paddle down the Galena River or speed down the Alpine Slide overlooking the mighty Mississippi. Home to twenty parks and trails, it’s easy to unplug and reconnect with nature. Make a weekend of it, filled with unforgettable memories! Start with these adventure-focused locations:

Chestnut Mountain Resort Hoof It Goat Treks
Fever River Outfitters Long Hollow Canopy Tours
Golf Courses Nuts Outdoors

Spruce up his wardrobe

Everyone deserves to feel great! Keep him looking sharp with new apparel and man-scaping products from these awesome boutiques:

Cotton Club Gabby’s Gifts
Elements Galena Apothecary
For Bare Feet Union Leather
From Head to Toe Sportswear  

Made in Galena Country

Surrounded in such beauty, it’s no wonder that the area is loaded with talented artists. Start with these talented makers to find the perfect gift for your art-lover:

Eshelman Pottery Marie’s Woodcarving
Galena Clay Works Outside the Lines Art Gallery
Galena Spoon Co. River Bend Gallery
Hello Galena!  

The fun never ends!

Looking for something for the pet lover? The prankster? Yummy treats? Have fun treasure-hunting at these unique boutiques:

Beyond the Horizon Poopsie's
Chocolat’ 229 Nine Generals Cigar Company
Country Crafts & Sports Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Galena’s Kandy Kitchen Root Beer Revelry
Great American Popcorn Company Serendipity
Honest John's Emporium The Feathered Nest
Honest John’s Trading Post You Gotta Be Kidding
New Earth Animals  

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