Home to one of the largest malls in the United States, thousands of businesses and nearly 300 restaurants, the Village of Schaumburg is your top destination to shop for everyone on your gift list.
Woodfield Mall (5 Woodfield Mall) is your go-to place for all things fashion. As one of the largest shopping destinations in the United States, the mall features nearly 300 stores, including the newly opened Primark, which is only the second location in the Midwest. If you’re looking to pick up something for that extra special someone, stop by the sleek and glamourous Michael Kors store or head across the way to the sophisticated Coach store for a luxurious piece they’ll cherish for years. Whatever their style is, Woodfield Mall is a one-stop destination for all things fashion.
Bring The Nostalgia
Radio Flyer, the maker of the iconic “Original Little Red Wagon”, recently opened its first store in over a century at Woodfield Mall. Originating in 1917 in Chicago, the red wagon has sparked the imagination of children for generations. Its new, immersive shopping experience allows caregivers to relive the joy of childhood at its racetrack complete with test scooters, trikes, go-karts, and even a Tesla Model S for Kids. Don’t just stop here for the kids – the adult line of electric bikes is perfect for commuters and recreational riders who appreciate the easy ride compared to a conventional bike, but value the nostalgic design.
For the Party Host
Make the party host’s life a little easier this holiday season by offering to bring the cheese and crackers! Graze Craze (1437 W. Schaumburg Rd.) is a must-try for charcuterie board lovers and party hosts looking to offer their guests a satisfying and delicious pre-dinner snack. After everyone departs, some much-needed rest and relaxation are at the top of the host’s to-do list. Treat them to a gift card to Tricoci Salon & Spa (675 Mall Dr.) or Massage Envy (600 E. Golf Rd.) so they can choose the stress-melting service of their choice.
Experiences are gifts that keep on giving, making the holiday season not just about the presents under the tree but the memories shared and cherished for years to come. Experiential gifts can bring the entire family together and are a great option for even the hardest people to shop for on your list. Escape rooms, such as those at Mastermind (1015 E. State Pkwy., Suite 200) and Odyssey Escape Game (999 N. Plaza Dr., Suite 111) push groups to work together to solve puzzles to escape the immersive, themed rooms. Topgolf (2050 Progress Pkwy.) is a fan favorite, bringing friends and family – from seasoned pros to novices – to take a swing at a wide selection of games and enjoy a chef-crafted menu.
If you have younger children, foster their imagination at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (601 N. Martingale Rd.) where they can build LEGO creations alongside master builders, see their favorite characters in a 4D theater, and hop on two LEGO-themed rides.
With nearly 300 restaurants ranging from casual cafes to fine dining, Schaumburg is a food-lover’s paradise with something for every palate and budget. You can’t go wrong with gift cards to local favorites like Kuma’s Corner (1570 E. Golf Rd.) serving heavy-metal-inspired burgers, or Fat Rosie’s Taco & Tequila Bar (870 N. Meacham Rd.), which is known for its upbeat and festive atmosphere. Or, take your foodie friend on a culinary trip around the world at one of Schaumburg’s many diverse restaurants, like Bisi Restaurant (853 S. Roselle Rd.) serving Nigerian cuisine, or Shabu-You (1180 Plaza Dr.) where robots will serve you all-you-can-eat Japanese shabu-shabu (see for yourself in this Reel from Meet Chicago Northwest!). If the person you’re shopping for works in Schaumburg, treat them to lunch with a gift card from one of many fast-casual restaurants in the village, such as Sweetgreen (1320 N. Meacham Rd.), Roti (892 N. Meacham Rd.), or BIBIBOP (1022 N. Meacham Rd.), just to name a few.
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Make Them Laugh
Tickets to a comedy show offer the invaluable gift of laughter. At IMPROV at Woodfield Mall, they will laugh all night long with some of the biggest names in comedy. Located nearby, Laugh Out Loud Theater (601 N. Martingale Rd.) hosts hilarious improv comedy shows and even holds improv classes, perfect for the person always making others laugh. Don’t overlook the Prairie Center for the Art’s (201 Schaumburg Ct.) comedy series Thursday Night Laughs, which brings the latest comedians to emerge from Chicago’s stand-up scene, breaking the mid-week slump. A night out at a Schaumburg comedy club is a sure way to bring merriment and cheer to the holiday season.
Shop & Ride
Avoid the hassles of parking while shopping by utilizing the village’s free Woodfield Trolley, which provides door-to-door service to Woodfield Mall, IKEA, Woodfield Village Green, Streets of Woodfield, and other surrounding destinations. To view the schedule and a full list of destinations, visit the Village of Schaumburg website.