It is so important to shop and support local businesses now more than ever. Below are some of my favorite local shops with ideas for last minute gifts! In this post I’m featuring stores in Southport Corridor, North Center, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood and a gem in Lincoln Park! Comment below on your favorite shops in any neighborhood around town, I would love to hear from you!

M2 Boutique From cheeky gifts for teachers, friends and brides this small shop packs it all in! You can even find cute accessories or a tote to treat yourself. They even personalize some items for an extra special touch. Find them at 📍3527 N. Southport Ave

Babydolls Boutique Adorable baby and kids clothes and accessories you can find the most special one of a kind gifts here for your city mama’s to be! They also carry fabulous jewelry and winter hats/headbands. My daughter absolutely loves this store and calls it the Fancy Nancy store. They are very family friendly too so grab your mask and shop on! Find them at 📍3727 N. Southport Ave

The Guild This eclectic and fabulous store opened just days before the pandemic hit and just as they were about to have a big hello, they had to close their doors. Definitely show up for this cute shop. They curate fantastic one of a kind items from over 30 local women artisans and business owners as well as women around the world to support their families through beautiful well-made items. I picked up the most fantastic slippers that I live in and bonus they don’t make your feet hot! Find them at 📍3726 N. Southport Ave

So many restaurants can use our support too! Pick up a gift card or carry out meal from any of our favorites like: Tuco & Blondie, Crosby’s Kitchen, Corridor, Coda De Volpe, The Grafton, The Warbler, Luella’s Southern Kitchen, Urban Vegan because we all want these restaurants to be open when we can get back into them again!!

Quake Our youngest sons absolute favorite toy in town is this vintage toy store filled with collectables that may have been on your holiday wish list 30+ years ago! From He-Man to Ninja Turtles to Star Wars you are sure to find something special for your kid or kid at heart. Find them at 📍4628 N. Lincoln Ave

Bottles & Cans: For your beer and cocktail loving friend or family member, head to this great shop for specialty craft beers and spirits, and maybe even pick up a holiday pack for yourself to get through 2 weeks of no school! Find them at 📍4109 N. Lincoln Ave

Hazel Chicago If your are looking for a fabulous gift with minimal thinking this is the place to shop! They have bundles put together perfectly for you so you can can click shop send with ease. From candles, to traveler mugs, to cozy wrap scarfs they definitely have something for anyone on your list! Find them at📍1835 W. Montrose Ave

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Alice & Wonder For the fashionista on your list look no further to Alice and Wonder boutique on Webster and Sheffield for fantastic clothing and accessories like sweaters, hats and jewelry. They even have Chicago branded goodies and now cozy kids wear. Don’t miss the fun holiday gifts with silly quotes from your favorite movies. Find them at 📍956 W. Webster Ave

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