Sterling , IL

Voted #1 Gift Shop in The Sauk Valley!

Golden Key is a family-owned business and offers a unique variety of gifts and home decor items such as: Hallmark, Isabel Bloom, TY, Willow Tree Angels, and Boyds Bears. Some of the more popular items they carry are their handmade, hand-poured candles. Offering over 150 different scents of candles, Golden Key Gifts has a scent that every customer will enjoy. Every month there is a "Candle of the Month," in which customers receive a discount on a certain scent of candle. 

Golden Key started out in 1995 as an automobile dealership. In 1999, Terry and his wife Penny began a small gift shop and in 2007, they completely remodeled their building and now have 4000 square feet of shopping space. Suzzette’s Cabin Candles was acquired in 2014, moving candle production from Texas to Sterling, Illinois.

"We invite guests into our store as we would our home, with a homey, relaxed atmosphere. Plus, we offer free gift packaging, so your gifts are ready for giving. We travel around the country to find new products at affordable prices, with many being made in the USA. We invite you to come into our store to find the perfect gift for that certain someone. For any occasion, we will be there to help you find what you desire."

Additional Info

  • What To Do: Shopping
  • Address: 702 West 4th Street
  • City: Sterling
  • State: IL
  • Postcode: 61081
  • Telephone: (815) 622-3903
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Hours - Sat.: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wheel Chair Access?: Yes
  • Open to Public?: Yes
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