iSPI  holiday  shop.

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it's a holiday shop.

give local this holiday.

Springfield is special for so many reasons. For our vibrant history and arts culture, for our small-town living with big-city amenities, but most of all, Springfield is special because of the diverse and brilliant people who call the capital city home. 

This giving season, we're celebrating the small businesses who call Springfield their home and who have established their headquarters at Innovate Springfield, in the heart of our community. Because when you purchase from a local business, you're supporting the local economy in a meaningful way.

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shop products.

iSPI member products.

Custom Cup Coffee


In order to create great roasted coffee, Custom Cup only selects coffee from superior growing regions around the world, looking for the best offerings possible. By taking pride in our coffee vendors, roasting process, and freshness, you can taste the difference of a roast to order coffee in every cup. Because coffee makes an excellent gift. NOW you can purchase gift cards and customizable holiday-gift-boxes! 


Flora Roasting CO

Bag of NATIVE ground coffee

At Flora Roasting Co, we are coffee roasters who source exceptional, organically farmed beans and use eco-friendly and sustainable packaging. Bottom line— Flora cares about what you drink because we care about you. Best. Gift. Ever.



VIBE Black Cherry Fiber Infused Water

Bolster up those gifts baskets and stuff their stockings with fiber infused water from HelloWater! They've recently introduced new flavors including VIBE (Black Cherry) and SING (Wild Grape). Delicious, refreshing, and good for you!

Available at: Target, Walmart.


Kathi, Kelly & Me

Grinch hand holding ornament

Show them just how thoughtful you are with a handmade gift crafted right here in the heartland. Kathi, Kelly & Me are three Springfield-based educators who LOVE to craft and share their talents. They've been extra busy in the workshop crafting something for EVERYONE on your list.

Available at: The Roost, Hilltop Nursery.


Mr. Gixby's Soap for Humans


Mr. Gixby's Soap for Humans is an artisan soapmaker committed to sourcing locally, and environmentally friendly everything to create a lasting shower experience that you can feel good about in all the ways. You'll love every single available fragrance option, from classic vanilla to cucumber melon. 

Available at: Farmstead Primitive, Food Fantasies, Interurban Merchant, Jefferies Orchard, The Harvest Market.


Reverie Apparel

Mystery Box O' Tees

Designed locally and printed to order at Reverie Apparel's shop in Springfield, IL. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery. How the Mystery Box O' Tees situation works: choose your size, pay, the peeps at Reverie will select three AMAZING Reverie tees, and then they ship to you or really, whomever you'd like. Follow the reverie to Reverie Apparel.


Sangamon Reclaimed

Reclaimed-wood American Flag

Sangamon Reclaimed makes handcrafted custom furnishings using only reclaimed building material, and sourcing exclusively from 18th and early 19th century barns throughout the Midwest. Sangamon Reclaimed has a beautiful Flags for Heroes series that make a statement indoors or outdoors. 


Serious Lip Balm

Lip Balm, lotion bars, puppy paw balm holiday layout

Take the guesswork out of your holiday shopping, because who knows what they want?! THEY DO! Surprise your recipients with awesome gifts that THEY can choose!

Available at: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, Ace Hardware, Art4U, Bike Tech, Custom Cup Coffee, Elodie Grace Boutique, Farmstead Primitive, Greenview Nursery, Hilltop Nursery, Scheels, Springfield Running Center, St. John's Hospital Gift Shop, The Roost, Robert's Seafood Mart, Willow and Birch.


Stephanie Cullen Design

Artist rendition of a family home.

Looking for a unique gift that will WOW? This custom hand-drawn watercolor portrait of your home will capture memories of the place you lived and loved that will last a lifetime. THIS IS A PHYSICAL PRINT. Thick watercolor paper. 


Whimsy Tea Company

Hot tea with cinnamon and lemon

Whimsy Tea Company sources the highest quality teas the world has to offer and makes them available at truly affordable prices. Get cozy this holiday with one of their specialty blends!


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shop services.

iSPI member services.

AFRO House Springfield

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Afro House Springfield provides concierge services to individuals across central Illinois including private car service, DJ service, event planning, and photography services.



Lifestyle CPA

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Evelyn Ivy, CPA and founder of the Lifestyle CPA offers personalized accounting and tax services for individuals and small business. Take the headache out of tax season, and leave it to The Lifestyle CPA.


Shine Light Therapy

Amy Denney

Amy Denney with Shine Light Therapy offers a range of services to help you alleviate stress, pain, and trauma to help you experience freedom in life again! Her services include light therapy sessions, yoga and meditation, and coaching services to improve your mental and physical health.


Two Rivers Mortgage

Aaron Cantrall

Two Rivers Mortgage Company offers any mortgage product that is available in the market at competitive rates. Aaron Cantrall from Two Rivers Mortgage is offering complimentary credit improvement coaching sessions to iSPI Shoppers!