About Us

gift it! Rockford is a unique gift company specifically promoting items made in or original to the greater Rockford area. For your convenience, we offer three different sizes in your choice of packaging.

Gift packages can be used in a variety of gift-giving ways: *Welcome to Rockford *Thank You for Your Business *College Student Care Package *Birthday *Get Well *Teacher Appreciation *New Client *Guest Speaker Thank You *Wedding Guest/Hotel Greeting *Real Estate Closing *Corporate Incentive *Holiday or Hostess Gifts

They can also be sent to your friends, family or acquaintances that have Rockford roots but have moved away from our great city.

The list is endless…you let us know what your gift needs are!

Our Products and a bit of history about these unique
Rockford companies …

  • Beefaroo Seasoning Salt – Beefaroo is a Rockford tradition dating from the 60’s. This family-owned business boasts a variety of innovative and inventive items such as homemade seasoning,  desserts, and secret recipe chili.
    Your order will include 7 oz. of seasoning salt that can be used in place of table salt.  Great for adding flavor to all your recipes!
  • Cacaocuvee Chocolates and Caramels – Specializing in creating handmade artisan chocolates and gourmet confections, The Chocolatorium, Inc. uses only natural and fresh ingredients in their “fresh, made to order” chocolates and candies. “Dark Secret” was selected as one of “Oprah’s favorite things 2012”.
    When you order chocolates, your order will include 4 pieces of Dark Secret Chocolate.
    When you order caramels, your order will include 3 pieces of Vanilla Caramel.
  • Candle Crest Candles – These hand poured soy candles are biodegradable, non-toxic and 95% soot  free which means no more black candle jars and better air quality with close to 100 fragrances.
    Your order will include a set of 3 unscented, premium, hand poured, natural soy tea lights.
  • The Canine Crunchery Dog Treats – Rockford’s very own bakery providing wholesome, fresh baked treats to pamper your pooch with. The bakery specializes in baking treats for a variety of dietary needs.
    Your order will include a small package of 3-4 homemade dog treats.
  • Cheap Trick Memorabilia – Hailing from Rockford, IL, Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “The Flame,” Cheap Trick are a musical institution.
    Your order will include one piece of memoriabilia – subject to availablity.
  • Colorlab Lip Balm – At the forefront of custom blending cosmetics since 1996, Colorlab offers innovative, pure mineral cosmetics free of talc and bismuth ox chloride.
    Your order will include a tube of custom blended lip balm rich in botanicals and essential oils.
  • JL Clark Tin – JL Clark has been a Rockford manufacturing icon since 1904. JL Clark’s timeless innovations produce metal and plastic packaging for everything from candy to cosmetics and popcorn to spices. Among JL Clark’s most noteworthy and recognizable clients are Burt’s Bees and McCormick Black Pepper.
    Your order will include a uniquely designed gift it! Rockford tin.
  • Jungle Wagon Press Children’s Book  “You Are a Twisting Tornado”  Learn how to publish a quality children’s picture book with a company that truly cares about your success.  Specializing in high quality children’s book publishing, Jungle Wagon Press publishes the best kids’ books!
    Your order will include 1 copy of this hardcover book.
  • Lemuette Greeting Cards – Hand carved woodblock prints, greeting cards, and sketchbook journals with a plant and nature theme printed by hand or printing press. Bring a little peaceful atmosphere from nature inside to your home!
  • Mrs. Fisher’s Potato Chips – Founded in 1932, Mrs. Ethel Fisher husband Eugene started cooking chips in their basement on a two-burner wash stove. Since its beginning, the company has formed a time-honored tradition to manufacture delicious, home-style potato chips. Now, Mrs. Fisher’s is one of the oldest “chippers” in the Midwest.
    Your order will include a 1 1/4 oz. bag of this local favorite.
  • Ole Salty’s Popcorn – Ole Salty’s of Rockford was founded in 1980, and has been providing award winning potato chips for over 32 years. They have been voted “Best of Rockford” and featured on Food Network. In 2009, Ole Salty’s expanded to a second location on East Riverside Blvd and started making Gourmet Caramel Popcorn and other unique products.
    Your order will include a 2 oz. bag of popcorn.
  • One Love Candle & Bath – One Love’s line of soaps, lotions, body butters and soy candles are indulgent yet practical enough for everyday use. One Love strives to be the ultimate in luxury while maintaining environmental awareness, sustainability, and fair trade practices.
    One Love believes: “We are all worth the investment it takes to feel good about ourselves. If we are good to ourselves, we can be good to others. If we are good to others, the world is a brighter place.”
  • Panino’s Italian Spice Mix – Their bakers arrive early in the morning to mix the freshest ingredients and bake the bread that sets Panino’s apart.  The special family recipe creates the bread that is the base for their delicious Panizzas ™ and sandwiches as well as the perfect complement to a salad or pasta meal.  Panino’s Spice Mix blend enhances the flavorful soups, salads, and sauces found only at this local eatery!
    Your order will include .2 oz. specially blended spice mix enhances the flavor of soups, salads, and sauces.
  • Pritz Photography Rockford Postcard – More than a photographer, Sherry Pritz combines distinctive images with artistic enhancements to create her signature contemporary style. Working in both black and white, and color, she highlights certain aspects of an original photograph, with results resembling a painting. By selecting and skillfully layering a palette of colors, her subjects take on a surreal, sometimes abstract feel. And a completely unique perspective emerges. Her work, with an urban appeal, commands attention in business and private settings—as an organic backdrop or a shining focal point. And a diverse range of subjects takes viewers from the simplest location in nature to exotic landmarks.
    Your order will include 1 Postcard
  • Rockford Roasting Company – Viewing coffee in its proper light, as a crop, allows Rockford Roasting Company to make choices. These choices are based on the growing region, quality, and freshness. Rockford Roasting Company believes if handled properly at origin, coffee has the potential to be respected and treated like a fine wine. Rockford Roasting Company aims to bring in coffees that have been grown properly and responsibly. Quality sourcing is just the first step in the journey toward the best possible flavor in the resulting cups of coffee produced.
  • The Sock Monkey – In 1857, Swedish immigrant John Nelson settled in Rockford. He invented and patented the sock-knitting machine in 1869 and began manufacturing socks in 1890.  The iconic sock monkeys made from red-heeled socks emerged in 1932 when the company added the trademarked red heel to its product.
    The Spice Galleria – Over 250 herbs, spices, seasoning rubs and blends, sea salts, peppercorns, sugars, vanilla beans, pasta and sauce, salsa and gourmet accessories! gift it! Rockford carries the original “Screw City Sweet Rub”.
  • Stockholm Inn Coupon – Since 1968, Rockford families meet for Swedish pancakes at the Stockholm Inn. On a weekend over 2,500 breakfasts are served!
  • TH Foods Crunchmaster Crackers – An innovative snack company started in 1984 as a seed of an idea between three guys.  They started by baking Sesame Sticks. In 2005, TH Foods acquired the Crunchmaster brand which has helped make TH Foods one of
    the leading manufacturers of the snack food industry.
    Your order will include .5 oz. bag of multi-grain, gluten free snack crackers, seasoned with sea salt.
  • W. Alan Williams Rockford Pop-Up book – Local artist, W. Alan Williams, has created a pop-up book that highlights many landmarks in Rockford, IL. This charming folded paper souvenir depicts eleven of the brightest gems in The Forest City Crown. “It’s like a love letter to Rockford!”