Are you looking for some last-minute Easter gifts and want to avoid those cheap toys and horrendous Russel Stover chocolates you buy at the drugstore? (Shudder!) Here's an updated version of a "Five Great ... " list that first ran last April.
* Eliza Jane in St. Charles has a bunch of goodies for big and little girls, including unique jewelry; locally-made and beautifully decorated butter cookies; a variety of fun bath products; and adorable sock monkey clips.
* Peaceful Parlour in downtown Geneva sells beautiful, handmade Bolgatanga baskets from Ghana, West Africa. The baskets are made from a grass local to Ghana and help supplement farmers’ incomes. The shop also offers eco-friendly egg decorating kits, Crayon rocks and organic candy from Yummy Earth.
* Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream in downtown Geneva and downtown Wheaton offers all sorts of chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs, including one that is filled with dozens of the shop's hand-rolled truffles. Yes, please! The shop also offers jelly bean "carrots," chocolate suckers, Easter-decorated oreos, etc.