This Holiday Season, think Northbrook first when you are shopping!  Buying from local stores supports our community’s public services and helps maintain a wide variety of vibrant businesses that welcome you throughout the year. 

Holiday Shopping Pledge Contest

Shop or dine at five different Northbrook locations and you can enter to win a $500 shopping spree!

Contest Rules & Entry Information

  1. To enter, submit a photo of five retail shopping or restaurant receipts from different locations within the Village of Northbrook dated November 1 to December 18.  You can: (a) email the photo to [email protected], (b) text 55678 with the message NBK followed by a space and your photo pasted in, or (c) mail a photocopy to Northbrook Chamber of Commerce, 2002 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062.  Include your name, email and/or phone number. One entry per person.
  2. All entries must be received by December 19. Must be 18 years of age or older to win.
  3. One entry will be selected at random from valid submissions. Winner will select gift cards from up to five businesses in the Village of Northbrook, totaling $500.  Prize may be picked up at the Northbrook Chamber office on or after January 3, 2022.

Northbrook Has It All!

Northbrook has an enormous variety of retail options to help fulfill your family’s wish list.  From national brands to independent specialty shops, you can find gifts at every price point. When you buy from local brick-and-mortar stores, you help preserve the variety and vibrancy that we all enjoy — not to mention supporting local schools, parks, and public services.  When you plan for a day of shopping, here’s a sampling of retail centers to put on your schedule:

DOWNTOWN NORTHBROOK

Explore locally-owned specialty stores with an emphasis on personal service along Cherry Lane and Shermer Road.  Award-winning shops include gift boutique la de da! and independent bookseller The Book Bin. To make treasured handmade gifts, knitters gather at Three Bags Full while needlepoint artists rely on Emily’s Stitchery. Choose fine jewelry with expert advice at Franz Jewelers. Add a special accent to your home with furniture and decor from Turn The Tables. Ace Hardware and Advance Auto Parts have plenty of practical gift ideas. Treat yourself to a fresh new look with a visit to salons like LUX, Ida’s, or Carolyn Lorraine. Wrap up your presents with paper and decorations from Eve’s Hallmark or Dollar Tree. On Shermer Road, pick up a hostess gift at Leonidas Chocolates or Edwards Florist. How About Learning has a wide variety of toys and games that make learning fun for the whole family.

NORTHBROOK COURT

Come out of the cold and savor an elegant shopping experience with the luxury brands of Northbrook Court.  Famous names including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton are among dozens of shops that attract discerning customers.  For the younger set, Northbrook Court offers fun fashion from H&M, Gap, Forever 21 and more, along with gifts from LEGO and Galt Toys. The Apple Store provides the latest tech and support, while Akbik Furniture + DesignCrate & Barrel, and Arhaus  offer everything to make your home ready for the holidays. Specialty gifts from Silver Corner, Sephora, Soma, and more will be a pleasure to give. Be sure to visit Santa for photos of your kids or your pets, and get your tickets to Let It Shine, a dazzling drive-through light show!  Visit www.NorthbrookCourt.com for information about special events and offers.

SKOKIE BOULEVARD

Between Lake Cook and Dundee Roads, you’ll find great deals on top-quality brands. Village Square Shopping Center offers Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, and Bloomingdale’s Outlet, alongside favorites like T.J. Maxx, DSW, Old Navy, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Container Store and Party City have all the gift wrap and decorations you need. Across the street, Shellé Jewelers has spectacular jewelry for the most memorable gifts.  Just south of Dundee Road, Dania Furniture has a wide selection to update any room in your home.

DUNBROOK CENTER

At the corner of Dundee and Pfingsten Roads, award-winning boutique Payton Rose offers women’s clothing and accessories, while Splurge is a source for home decor and gifts. Family-owned A.M. Lee Jewelers has a loyal clientele, and Jack’s Wine & Spirits can help you choose the perfect pairing for a holiday meal.

WILLOW FESTIVAL

At the southeast corner of the Village, Willow Festival offers great shopping at major retailers including Whole Foods, REI, Best Buy, Ulta, Lowe’s Home Improvement and HomeGoods.  The center is also home to a variety of highly-regarded specialty shops: Art Post Gallery is the Village’s source for original paintings and expert framing services; Hip Hip Hooray has toys to inspire creativity, and PetPeople has natural food and supplies that will keep pets happy and healthy.  Look and feel your best with services from award-winning Andreas Hogue Salon.  Nearby, the Village Treasure House consignment shop offers traditional home decor and accessories, with proceeds supporting area non-profit organizations.


For tips about where to shop this holiday season, be sure to follow the Northbrook Shopping Elf on Facebook and Instagram.  A free service of the Northbrook Chamber and the Village of Northbrook, Nicki the Elf shares offers, contests, gift trends, and fun ideas for local shopping, dining and entertainment.  And to receive more special promotions right to your phone, sign up for the Northbrook Community Mobile Program by texting NBK to 55678. By shopping locally for the holidays, we can help end 2021 on a positive note for Northbrook businesses and the rest of the community.  Enjoy the season!

Follow the Northbrook Shopping Elf on Facebook and Instagram for suggestions about local holiday shopping, dining and events.