We will travel to Godfrey, Illinois, where we’ll have lunch and then explore the unique shoppes for some Christmas shopping.

The gift shops are in the original houses that were once part of Monticello College that was founded in 1838. The main gift shop features unique home decor, gifts, florals, clothing, jewelry and accessories. New last year, they added the She Shed Shop. Additionally, Monticello House features women’s fashions, shoes, handbags, jewelry and accessories.

$25 deposit to hold your spot with final payment due November 10.