Monday, December 26, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

We are having a 12 days of Christmas contest and giveaway on facebook. Everyday, someone on our facebook page will win. 12 days of Christmas - 12 winners in all.

Here's how it works: Each day, go to our website and find something you wish to find under your tree. It can be anything we sell. Tie Dye, stickers, tapestries, incense, if we sell it on our website, you could win it. Post what you wish for on our facebook page with a link to the item on our website, and each day starting today at 11:00pm, we will pick someone and they will win their wish.

Now the fine print: You must be a fan of our facebook page to win. Each day you must pick something different and post it to our facebook page. You can only win 1 time during the whole contest. Make your wishes reasonable. The economy sux and I am not giving away $50 hoodies for 12 days straight. I might for 1 or 2 days though. If you win, you can pick your prize up at our store. If you’re not local, we'll ship it to you. No purchase required. The head hippie decides all winners.

Happy Holidaze!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

'Twas The Night Before A Dead Show...

'Twas the night before a Dead show and all through the place,
All the heads were dosed - just trippin' to space.
The joints were all rolled with precision and care,
With hopes that St. Stephen soon would be there.

The freaks were nestled all stoned in their beds,
While visions of Johanna danced in their heads.
With me in my poncho and her in my hand,
Just dyin to hear "Uncle John's Band."

When out from the stage there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
O' way to the stadium I flew with my stash,
I kicked down the gate - it fell with a crash.

the light from the orb, hanging so high.
Blinded me like I was Born cross Eyed.
And what to my red glossy eyes should appear,
A shadowed figure, could it be Mr. Weir?

No, too big to be Bob, too short to be Phil,
Could it be Mickey, Vince, or maybe even Bill?
He started to sing and the sound from his lips,
Assured me at once that he was Captain Trips!

His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry,
I exclaimed in excitement, "Oh Wow! It's Jerry."
I couldn't believe it - just Jerry and Me,
"Play something" I said. "Play Sugaree."

The Fat man jammed - he was on a roll,
With his sweet songs, he rocked my soul.
Jerry spoke once, and his message was plain:
"Gotta go now," he said. "It looks Like Rain."

But I heard him exclaim as he walked out of sight,
"Good Lovin' to all, and I bid You Goodnight."

Happy Holidaze!
Sunshine Daydream Chicago

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tie Dye Wrapping Paper

If you want to have the best gifts and the coolest looking ones under the tree, then pay a visit to Sunshine Daydream Chicago Hippie Shop in Lake Zurich, Illinois. 
We have all kinds of fun gifts for people of all ages including a huge selection of Grateful Dead goodies. We have CD's & DVD's  by your favorite jambands, Incense, Posters, T-Shirts, and lots more. Looking for tie dye? We carry  all sizes from 6 months - 5X-Large, and we'll give you some free Tie-dye wrapping paper too. Open till 7 tonight and 11 - 6 tomorrow. Open early (well, earlier than usual) till late during the week. For you last minute types, we'll even be open on Christmas Eve from 9am - 3pm.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Shipping Update

There is still time to get your holiday gifts and have them in time for Chanukah or Christmas. Today is the last day for standard ground shipping. 
After today, orders will have to go Priority to make it in time. In stock orders placed by 3pm Central, will ship the same day. We're located in the Chicago area, and can get your order to you quicker than the other guys. Priority shipping and our Midwest location, put us on either coast in just a few days.

The elves at Sunshine Daydream are working day and night to get your orders out, but the sooner you order, the better. Supplies of many items in our web store are limited this year, and once we run out, that's it until after the new year.

Be sure and check your spam or junk folder in your email program. Our order confirmation emails often end up there. You can also add us to your safe senders list and that will solve the problem.

We use the U.S. Postal Service  (for better or worse) to ship orders. Overall, they have been pretty good with our packages. As the clock winds down, Express Mail will be the only option for holiday delivery. They are the only ones who will deliver as late as Christmas Eve.

Place an order now!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Grateful Dead Alpaca Hoodies & Blankets

Just in the St. Nick of time! 

One final shipment of the Grateful Dead Alpaca Hoodies have arrived. We even got a few Grateful Dead Alpaca Blankets in this shipment. They look just as cool as the hoodies and are made from the same super soft alpaca wool. With Christmas just around the corner and Chanukah starting even sooner, either one of these would make a great gift for your favorite deadhead this holiday season. If you hurry and place your order, we'll get it right out to you in time for the holidays. If you live in the Chicago area, drop into our shop in suburban Lake Zurich and grab one before we run out. We're open till 9pm during the week and 7pm on the weekend. We will also be open till 10pm next week and will be open on Christmas Eve till 3pm.

Happy Holidaze!!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunshine Daydream Gift Cards

Gift Cards are a great choice when you don't know what to get for that someone special. They make the perfect gift for friends & family as well as an excellent way to thank clients or reward employees and your co-workers. Our gift cards can be applied towards the purchase of anything that we sell in our retail shop or our online store and are available in various amounts (Custom amounts available on request).

Sunshine Daydream gift cards can be used in our shop or online to by any of the 100's of different Grateful Dead Goodies, Posters, Tapestries, Beatles, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Widespread Panic, Jimi Hendrix band merchandise, or any of the bright and colorful Tie Dye wear that we sell.

For that super special someone, we have the MEGA GIFT CARD  in the amount of $10,000.00 . Order one of these babies and we will throw in a FREE $1000.00 gift card for you or to give away as a gift.

Our gift cards NEVER expire, and there is no fee if you don't use it for a while, unlike many other gift cards. So if you don't what to get someone on your list, a Sunshine Daydream Gift Card is the way to go!

Happy Holidaze! 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Grateful Dead Alpaca Update

Great News!

Sunshine Daydream is getting more Grateful Dead Alpaca Hoodies just in time for Christmas! We have one more shipment due to arrive on Tuesday 12/13/11. I am not sure of what colors, but we will have them in sizes Medium - 2XLarge. You will be able to order them on Tuesday and all orders placed by 3pm central will ship that day. If you are local, and want to come in and get one, call us (847-550-9999) on Tuesday to check and see if we have your size & color in stock. We will hold it for you up to 48 hours. 

Don't wait if you want one of these. They were sold on the most recent Furthur tour and are now very hard to find, but we got lucky and scored some! After we sell out of these I am not sure when we will get more. Our Grateful Dead Alpaca Hoodies are made in Ecuador and are super warm and comfy and look great. They are the perfect gift for your favorite deadhead.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Shop Naked - It's Cyber Monday

You read it right! You can shop naked today and save big at Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop! Today is the day known as Cyber Monday. We prefer calling today, "Shop Naked" Day because well, it just sounds more fun! We want you to shop naked in the comfort of your own home and get all those holiday hippie gifts that you want shipped for free! So, whether you call it Cyber Monday or Shop Naked Day, Sunshine Daydream will ship all your goodies for free if you order today!
We are giving FREE U.S. ground shipping on all orders, and if you want to spend big, we'll toss in a FREE 2012 Grateful Dead calendar when you spend over $100 . You have to use 1 of our promotion codes, either "SHOPNAKED" or "CYBERMON" when you checkout, and this offer is not valid on previously placed orders. This great deal will absolutely, positively, most definitely  expire at midnight tonight, so don't delay, order today!

So, shop naked, save big, and get your hippie holiday gifts from your #1 hippie shop - Sunshine Daydream!
Wishing You Peace, Love, & Happy Hippy Holidaze!!!

The Sunshine Daydream Crew

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Grateful Dead Alpcas Back in Stock!

We have them back in stock, but not many. A very limited amount, in different sizes and colors.

This is our second and final shipment before Christmas. But these are the shit! Grateful Dead alpaca hoodies! 100% baby alpaca wool from a cruelty-free alpaca farm in Ecuador. The front has the dancing bears and the back has a huge Steal Your Face design, and boy are they toasty warm! It has 2 side pockets and zips up. They come in a few different colors, but we don't have all sizes in all the colors.

Order one on our website, but be sure to check for size and color availability. Come on down to the Sunshine Daydream Shop and try one on. They are super soft and NOT itchy at all. This is a perfect gift for your favorite deadhead this holiday season. Sunshine Daydream Chicago has lots of new goodies coming just in time for the holidays!

Because these are limited and very hard for us to get, discounts and coupons are not valid on this item. It will NOT be part of any Black Friday or Cyber Monday promotions that we are doing.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

$250 Giveaway at Chicago Furthur Concert

We're having a Furthur Friday Freebie!

Here's the deal - Sunshine Daydream Chicago is going to be at the Allstate Arena Furthur Concert tonight and we will be randomly giving away 50 giftcards to our Hippie General Store. Each one will be valued between $1-$25 with the total value of all 50 being $250. We'll be walking around the lot and inside the concert, and may just walk up to you and hand you a gift card. Don't look for us, but we'll be looking for you!  
It's our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lucky 11 Promotion

Today is a special lucky day. It's 11/11/11 and to celebrate this lucky day, you can save 11% all day at Sunshine Daydream in Lake Zurich. Valid in store only, not on online. Save 11% on baja hoodies, CD's, Posters, and of course tie dye.
Don't miss this special day. We won't repeat this deal for another 100 years. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Our Community Chest is open

The Sunshine Daydream Chicago Hippie Shop Community Chest is now open. Save 15% online. But hurry, our chest closes at midnight tonight. Valid online only, and not on previously placed orders.
Discount not valid on Grateful Dead alpaca hoodies.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Bags & Purses

We have lots of new goodies arriving daily, including these new fair trade made bags and purses from India & Nepal. Quality craftsmanship and beautiful designs just in time for the upcoming holidays. You can check them out on our website, or visit our hippie shop in suburban Chicago for all the newest stuff!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Win $100 Shopping Spree at Sunshine Daydream

We are having a facebook contest and giving away a $100 gift certificate to Sunshine Daydream. We are less than 100 "likes" away from 5000 on our facebook page. When we hit that milestone, we will randomly pick 1 lucky fan of our facebook page who will win a $100 shopping spree at our hippie shop. Spend it on tapestries, CDs, Tie Dye, Posters, Stickers, the possibilities are endless (Well, up to $100 endless). It can be used in our store or on our website at So "like" our facebook page if you don't already, and suggest and share our page with friends. Besides, its the only way you have a shot at $100 worth of hippie goodies!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Grateful Dead Calendar for 2012

2012 Grateful Dead Calendar


It's that time of the year again. Time to get your new 2012 Grateful Dead Calendar.

Every deadhead should have a Grateful Dead calendar on their wall. Officially licensed Grateful Dead Calendar for 2012. very cool imagery by Grateful Dead poster artist Mike Dubois. New calendar design allows for making notes on individual days.

The 2012 Grateful Dead Calendar is $14.99 (plus shipping) and can be purchased at our suburban Chicago store or online at 2012 Grateful Dead Calendar.

Don't wait! Order one (or two) for you or your favorite deadhead today, so you are not left out at the new year!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Check us out on Facebook

We're trying to build up our page on facebook, so if you are not a fan yet, you should check us out and like us. Already a fan? Then you know that facebook fans get exclusive offers and deals to Sunshine Daydream and are the first to find out about new goodies that we carry. Why not suggest our page to all your friends? We sure would be grateful!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Grateful Dead Tapestries Coming Soon...

Brand New Grateful Dead Tapestry Designs Coming Soon...

It's back to school time and Sunshine Daydream Chicago has all your posters and tapestries to decorate your dorm room or apartment. Tie Dye tapestries, Hippie style tapestries, Indian batik print tapestries, Bob Marley tapestries, and of course Grateful Dead tapestries, including these 4 brand new designs that will be in stock soon. 

Check us out online at, or if you are in the Chicago area, come visit our shop in NW suburban Lake Zurich.

Monday, August 8, 2011

New & Used CD Blowout Sale!


Sunshine Daydream is having a HUGE New & Used CD Blowout sale! Save up to 50% on your favorite bands. Our entire CD selection is on sale. Nothing held back! Some of the bands in stock and on sale include: Grateful Dead, Phish, String Cheese Incident, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Yonder, Keller Williams, Radiohead, Sublime, U2, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Moe., Allman Brothers, Karl Denson, Jerry Garcia, Umphrey's McGee, Rolling Stones, Peter Tosh, Frank Zappa, Michael Franti, pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Trey Anastasio, and hundreds more. 

Sale prices only valid in store not on web orders. No other discounts or coupons will apply. Our CD blowout sale could last a couple of days or it could last a week. Who knows? So shop early for the best selection and for the biggest savings - Bring CASH!

Check out our website for directions or visit our facebook page

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Dave Matthews Band Caravan Festival

Sunshine Daydream Chicago is very happy to be vending at the Chicago stop of the Dave Matthews Band Caravan, this weekend! Come by our booth for some great looking tie dye, lots of new tapestries for your walls, brand new styles of hippie tops, and skirts, and lots more. If you haven't got your tickets, there is still time. Saturday is going to be Jamband Day with moe., Umphrey's, Yonder, Cornmeal and more all playing at the Caravan Festival.

Hope to see you all there!

Stop by our booth this weekend and say hi!

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Grateful Dead Dog Collar & Leash

Check these out. These will make fido , one deadhead looking pooch.

The Grateful Dead Dog Collars are made with a miniature seat belt buckle which conveniently releases with the push of a button. The incredibly unique graphic design of multiple stealies (SYF) on the nylon strap is sure to catch the attention of everyone around. Officially licensed Grateful Dead merchandise. The dog collar comes in 2 sizes and the Grateful Dead Dog Leash dimensions are approximately 4 feet long by 1" inches wide. 

You can order both of these today from Sunshine Daydream Chicago.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

HAPPY 4-20

It's 4/20!

Happy 4-20 to everyone today from your friends at Sunshine Daydream Chicago

Because today is a special day, we are offering a 20% discount on everything and anything on our website, even sale prices too. CD's to Incense, Posters to Tie Dye, all at a big discount!  

This special deal is valid today only 4/20 and only for our online customers (not valid in our retail store). Just enter promotion code 420 at checkout and we'll deduct 20% off your online purchase. This deal is not valid on previous placed orders. But you better hurry because our 4-20 sale ends tonight at midnight! 

We appreciate your business and hope you have a great day!

The Sunshine Daydream Crew

Friday, April 15, 2011

Record Store Day

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, and unfortunately Sunshine Daydream Chicago was unable to secure any of the limited edition releases that are coming out tomorrow. We suggest that you check out for other Chicagoland area record stores that may have some of the limited edition releases for sale. 

We tried and ordered many of the record store day releases, but we weren’t shown any love from the record companies for these limited releases, not even for the Grateful Dead or Phish vinyl releases. I guess we don’t move enough music to warrant getting any of the limited record store day releases.

We do have some free jamband compilation CDs to giveaway. Some of the bands on these CDs include Drive By Truckers, Michael Franti, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Phish, & Toubab Krewe just name a few. These jamband compilation CDs are free while supplies last, and only at Sunshine Daydream Chicago.

Because it is Record Store Day tomorrow, Sunshine Daydream Chicago will be having a storewide sale.

All vinyl new and used will be 20% off regular price.

All single used CD's will be $5.99 or less.

All single new CD's will be $11.99 or less, including Grateful Dead, Phish, Umphrey's Mcgee and any other bands that we carry.

All T-shirts will be 25% off

All Purses & Backpacks will be 20% off

We are sorry that we were unable to get any of the limited edition releases, and appreciate your support all these years!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Phish Festival - Super Ball 9 - July 4th Weekend

It's Phish's biggest. Ball. Ever. So big we can't. Contain it. In one sentence. Super Ball IX, Phish's ninth festival, will take place July 1-3 at Watkins Glen International. Located amidst the rolling hills of central New York's Finger Lakes region, the site offers an abundance of campsites and is just a short drive from numerous Northeastern cities. Super Ball IX will mark Phish's first-ever performance over July 4 weekend, and the first major music festival held at Watkins Glen since 1973's legendary Summer Jam. It is also Phish's first-ever performance at a facility with "Watkins" in its name.

Tickets for Super Ball IX go on sale this Monday, April 4th, at Noon ET at On-site camping is included in the price of admission. Like previous Phish festivals, the event will include numerous activities, attractions and art installations in addition to a series of performances by the band.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Facebook Deals for Sunshine Daydream Chicago


Here's a special deal for our local facebook fans.  Use your smart phone when shopping and check in at Sunshine Daydream Chicago for a special deal. Our facebook deals are available to both iphone and android users. This special facebook deal is for a limited time only!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Hippie St. Patrick's Day

Happy Hippie St. Paddy's Day,

   It's March 17th - St. Patrick's Day, and on March 17th - everybody's Irish, and everybody can save 17% off their website purchase from Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop. It's our annual St Patty's Day sale and it's for 1 day only (because after all, St. Patrick's Day is just 1 day).

We're taking 17% off everything and anything on our website, even sale prices too. CD's to Incense, Posters to Tie Dye, all at a big discount!  But you better hurry because March 18th is just another day, and you won't be able to save 17% after St Patrick's Day. 

When checking out on our website, use promotion code CLOVER and our hippie leprechaun will deduct 17% off your total. Not valid on previously placed orders.

Enjoy the luck of the Irish and save some green at Sunshine Daydream Hippie Shop.

Have a Hippie St. Patrick's Day!