Head to downtown Elmhurst or any nearby stores and you'll see that it's already beginning to look a lot like Christmas 2012. And, all kinds of gift ideas are out there.
For totally local, you can get to Al's Hobby Shop, Kie & Kate Couture, Cottage Hill Diamonds or any of the other scores of retail shops in town to find a one-of-a-kind gift in the heart of Elmhurst.
Maybe the big box stores are your thing?
Kohl's Department Store is offering hot deals on toys, as well as Trim-A-Tree and Home Decor items, with ornaments, trees, stockings and tiny villages on sale for the holidays.
Practical or off the wall, what kind of gift do you want? Tell us in the comments below.