Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Thu November 18, 2021

Looking for unique holiday gifts to give this holiday season? Here are 6 great ideas offered by Downers Grove Park District!

Evergreen Centerpieces

Handmade at Lyman Woods

Fresh and locally sourced evergreen centerpieces handmade by Lyman Woods' staff and volunteers are available for purchase now through November 28! Orders can be picked up at Lyman Woods (901 31st St., Downers Grove) from Nov. 29 to Dec. 11. To order or for questions, call 630.963.9388 or email lymanwoods@dgparks.org. Orders are also available online!


  • Small centerpiece (5" base): $10
  • Medium centerpiece (10-12"): $15


give the gift of golf

Downers Grove Golf Club

The historic Downers Grove Golf Club is a unique and scenic course featuring mature trees, natural areas and wildflowers in addition to elevation and water hazards to challenge every golfer. Open year round, a driving range with 24 permanent and turf hitting stations features a covered shelter with infrared heaters and ceiling fans for a comfortable golf experience even on rainy and cold days. Gift cards, range cards and golf lessons can be purchased in person at the Downers Grove Golf Club or online! Learn more about Downers Grove Golf Club.


Lyman woods' FALL HONEY

Lyman Woods is home to an educational bee apiary and offers a range of beekeeping courses. Our local honey makes a great stocking stuffer or holiday gift, so get yours soon while supplies last. Fall honey from Lyman Woods is available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis and may be picked up or purchased in person 9am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. Buy online for curbside pickup.

Honey is available in 8oz. bottles for $10 each. No limit on quantity per purchase! Credit card transactions only.


make a tree donation in honor of someone

In celebration of the Downers Grove Park District's 75th Anniversary, the Growing the Grove Tree Program aims to plant 75 new 15-gallon trees by June of 2022. Trees donated this fall and winter will be planted next spring throughout the community's parks in addition to planting two new groves at O'Brien Park and Hoopers Hollow Park. Tree donations for Growing the Grove are $75 each.

Make your donation by Dec. 15 to receive a special holiday certificate to give to your loved one! During checkout, donors will be asked who to dedicate their donation in honor of.

As a $75 tree donor, you will receive:

  • Satisfaction in knowing you helped to make our parks a more beautiful and healthy place for the community to enjoy.
  • Recognition (as requested) on the District's website and in the 2022 Spring Recreation Guide.
  • An invitation to a special outdoor reception to be hosted at O'Brien Park from 2 to 3pm on April 30, 2022, featuring:
    • Refreshments
    • Commemorative 75th Anniversary Tree Donor Pin
    • A Certificate of Appreciation
    • Recognition on permanent signage at O'Brien Park and Hoopers Hollow Park

Learn more  donate ONLINE

give the gift of fun

Downers Grove Park District gift cards make awesome stocking stuffers! Gift cards can be purchased at the Lincoln Center or Recreation Center during regular hours.

Gift cards can be used toward the following purchases:


Take advantage of ZERO ENROLLMENT now through Dec. 31 at 4500 Fitness located in the Downers Grove Recreation Center! 4500 Fitness offers affordable memberships with family discounts. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are proud to offer cutting-edge equipment to meet the varied interests and fitness goals of our members. Choose from a wide array of group exercise classes, hit the court running with open gyms and enjoy a walk or jog on the indoor walking track.

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