2021 Holiday Gift Guide A treasure trove of playful, elegant, unique and delicious gifts that you can find in Northcenter.
Dear Friends, We all know that by shopping at local, independent businesses, you invest in your local economy, promote a unique, vibrant community and get top-notch customer service from your neighbors. Right now it’s more important than ever to support the local businesses that make Northcenter such a wonderful place to experience. That’s why we’ve created this handy gift guide. No matter your holiday budget, you can find something for everyone on your list, right here in the Northcenter neighborhood! Whether you’ve got foodies or fashionistas, crafters or craft beer enthusiasts, we hope you’ll find that perfect something that will make their eyes light up. And as everyone’s health and safety remains a top priority, our local businesses have a number of options to make your holiday shopping flexible, convenient and safe, from online ordering to curbside pickup to shopping by appointment. It’s never been easier to shop locally. From all of us at the Northcenter Chamber, we wish you a happy, and healthy, holiday season. With Warm Wishes and Holiday Cheer, The Northcenter Chamber of Commerce Staff Photo Credit: Steven E. Gross, except as noted.
Gifts for Kids
Cute baby “hubcaps” made with adorable organic cotton prints. Hubcaps come in sizes 0-3, 3-6, and 6–12. $28 at Union Handmade.
Keep the little ones busy with these fun puzzles. Prices vary at Kangaroo Kids.
Shop for Lego sets and other toys in top condition at Northcenter’s highend kids consignment shop. Prices vary at Kangaroo Kids.
Have a bit of a sweet tooth? Dizzy Cow offers a variety of old-fashioned candies, unique puzzles, games and toys that are sure to delight children and adults alike! Prices vary at Dizzy Cow.
Stocking Stuffers Under $30
These vintage distressed trucker caps make the perfect accessory for you and your BFF! $26 at Stella Grey Blooms
This slim card case wallet offers all the functionality needed without the bulk! It’s great as a gift with a little spending money too! $18 at embellish chicago.
These Ceo vases are the perfect gift for the flower lover who’s counting down the days til Spring. $22 to $26 at Hawthorne. Store Photo.
Who doesn’t love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee? Pick up a bag of specialty whole bean coffee to share. $16.95/$17.95 at the Coffee Joint. Express your love with this sparkling “to the moon and back” necklace. $26 at embellish chicago.
The fragrant steam coming off a piping hot mug of Turn On CBD tea is pure radiance. Vegan. Non-GMO. Gluten Free. All Natural Ingredients. 50mg of full spectrum in each sachet. $4.99/sachet at Canna Bella Lux.
These shower steamers are a perfect stocking stuffer! Not a bath person? Experience the spa in your shower with these luxe shower steamers! $8 each at embellish chicago. Pride Candles are made on Ravenswood Avenue! Pride Candle Co. donates 10% of the proceeds of every candle sold to an organization or project that supports the LGBTQ+ community. The yellow sunlight candle is sure to lift your spirits! $30 at Botanical Café.
For the Home
With scents like Santorini Breeze and Balinese Teak, these candles are sure to inspire wanderlust for that big post-Covid trip. $14.50 to $22 at Stella Grey Blooms.
Lightweight and soft, these blankets come in a variety of colors for any mood. $42 at Hawthorne.
With the upcoming Chicago winter, you’ll be needing the perfect mug for hot toddies and apple ciders. $19.95 at Hawthorne.
Find the rural escape of your dreams with this beautiful book featuring idyllic settings, unique architecture, and cozy interiors. $32 at Stella Grey Blooms.
The Imported Pantry Box: The ultimate house-warming gift. A small batch olive oil & vinegar, sea salt, honey, and mustard. $65 at L&M Fine Foods.
For Your Holiday Celebration This single barrel, 6-year Pinhook Whiskey will keep you warm on the cool fall nights ahead. Each year they’ll have the same lot, aged up to 12 years old! $74.99 at Bottles & Cans.
This dark and malty beer hits it big! At 6.8%, this Doppelbock is locally made and not too hoppy. $10.99 for a 4-pack at Bottles & Cans.
Shaken or stirred, Ritual gin alternative from Ritual Zero Proof has a bright crisp flavor that works as a substitute for vodka too (alcohol free). $28.99 at Bottles & Cans.
A new-fashioned way to enjoy an Old Fashioned, it doesn’t just play nice with orange or bitters, it cozies up to them like a fire on a cold day (alcohol free). $28.99 at Bottles & Cans.
The European Tour Box: A trio of European cheeses paired with accoutrements and crackers. (contains nuts) $55 at L&M Fine Foods.
Gifts with Style
This wish jar necklace is filled with rose quartz, and locally made by Stockton Stones by Design! $30 at Canna Bella Lux.
A purse that’s not only stylish, but vegan too! $78 at A Secret Closet.
Brighten someone’s holiday with these block-printed and delightfully soft, cotton pajamas. PJ’s come with either a tunic or button top. Matching sets available for kids and adults! $138 at Union Handmade.
Stretchy tanks add a layer of warmth under sweaters and shirts. And super comfy panties and bralettes are always great stocking stuffers. Sized as “one size fits most” to make holiday shopping a breeze! Prices vary at Bras Galore.
Organic and bold, simple and textured. These custom made leather cuffs are buttery soft and hand shaped, hammered, cut, and drilled to create a truly individual piece. $65 to $75 at AJamrozdesigns on Etsy. Store Photo.
Warm and Cozy
Show your hometown pride with awesome Chicago wear for your friends, family and pets. Chi flag hoodies for everyone! Super soft and comfy, hand sewn and embroidered sweaters. Prices vary at Tori Grace Outfitters.
Cozy pajamas from Bras Galore to keep you warm on chilly winter nights. Sizes S-1X. $74.99 at Bras Galore.
Give the gift of warmth with these stylish winter accessories. Beret: $24, Scarf: $26, Gloves: $18 at A Secret Closet.
These gorgeous hand-crocheted, adult hats are made with 100% Kettle Dyed Merino Wool. Available in a wide variety of colors. $78 at Union Handmade.
Try the Botanical Express coffee, with a sweet fruit, medium body, and balanced flavor. Roasted by Conscious Cup in Crystal Lake, IL. Coffee: $16, Coffee Cup: $10 at Botanical Café.
My Bud Vase, “The Monica,” a perfectly-shaped white porcelain vase with pink relief flowers, is a delight to look at and hold. It’s sure to highlight any room’s decor! $80 at Canna Bella Lux. The Chocoholic Box: Dig into this gift box filled with a variety of local hand-crafted chocolate bars and other chocolate treats (contains nuts). $35 at L&M Fine Foods. Let everyone know where your happy place is with this cast iron sign. $14 at Stella Grey Blooms. Store Photo.
Enjoy stunning blooms delivered bi-weekly straight to your door! Receive 15% off a three or sixmonth bi-weekly subscription from A Pretty Flower.
Record your dreams, write that screenplay, or plan your bucket list in this beautiful leatherbound journal. $32 at Stella Grey Blooms.
Try Something New in the New Year Enjoy these gorgeous photos and simple designs that resonate strongly in this modern take on the tarot tradition. Each card in Gold Lyre Tarot represents the divine feminine of today’s blended American culture and gender-fluid evolution. $34.99 at Canna Bella Lux.
From beginner’s crochet to knitting some lovely, thick socks, Knit1 has a class (and all the supplies needed!) for everyone. From $10 at Knit 1.
Teach yourself to knit with this essentials kit! Packaged in a cute drawstring bag, you’ll have your yarn, needles, and instructions to help get you knitting. $28 at Knit 1.
Take a BYOB craft workshop focused on unique and modern handmade projects taught in a relaxed studio environment. From $45 at Indigo and Violet Studio.
An extensive and unique selection of fine buttons, ribbons, trims, feathers, flowers and hand made specialty items for that special project or event. Prices vary at Soutache.
Join a small group fitness class! Orange Shoe’s personal trainers use their diverse fitness backgrounds to create small group classes that are energized and challenging. Get started with a One Month Unlimited Small Group Gift Certificate with Fitness Assessment. $99 (a $290 value) at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness.
For Plant Parents ... Decorate your front door with these festive wreaths and support your community too! Vivant Gardening Services and Linda Laake Designs have teamed up for their annual holiday wreath fundraiser! Purchase a half or full winter wreath to support two small businesses and two local nonprofits. (online only) $55 to 80 from Vivant Gardening Services.
Go tropical with a rare and exotic house plant. Choose from a wide selection in store or online for your plant gifting, along with soils, planters, plant food, and more. Local delivery and shipping within contiguous 48 states. Starting at $10 from Veda’s Plant Shop. Store Photo.
Plants are the new pets and pets are the new kids. Pair this cute dog planter with a plant from Botanical Cafe to check two gifts off your list! $22 at Hawthorne. Has your pup been naughty or nice? These made in the US and wheat free treats are meant for all the pups on your list! $6.50 at Urban Pooch.
Snuffle matts are the ultimate enrichment tool— they reduce stress, stimulate the senses, and promote slow feeding! $21.95 at Urban Pooch.
Doggie playtime? The ChuckIt Cube has a durable design and a random bounce. This toy is great for dogs of all sizes! $24.99 at Mojo Dog Co.
.... and Fur Babies Training your pandemic pup? These pouches attach to your belt loop and have pockets for treats, toys, and bags. $21.99 at Mojo Dog Co.
Steve’s Real Food is raw food that is good for your pet and the ground they walk on! Suitable for both cats and dogs, these nuggets are easy to serve and sure to please. $36.75 at Mojo Dog Co.
Whether your pup needs a sturdy tail to give a good long shake, or a postplaytime snuggle buddy, Charlie Triceratops is there for them! $20.50 at Urban Pooch.
Where to purchase the gifts featured in our annual Holiday Gift Guide Alexandra Jamroz Designs, https://www.etsy.com/shop/AJamrozdesigns A Pretty Flower, 2334 W. Lawrence Ave., https://www.aprettyflower.com/ A Secret Closet, 4617 N. Lincoln Ave., https://asecretcloset.com/ Botanical Café, 3740 N. Lincoln Ave. https://www.facebook.com/Botanicalcafechicago/ Bottles & Cans, 4109 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.bottlesandcanschicago.com/ Bras Galore, 3148 N. Lincoln Ave., https://brasgalore.com/ Canna Bella Lux, 4357 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.cannabellalux.com/ Coffee Joint, 2059 W. Irving Park Rd., https://coffeejoint.com/ Dizzy Cow, 2155 W. Irving Park Rd., https://www.facebook.com/Dizzy-Cow-425034607661245/ embellish chicago, 4161 N. Lincoln Ave., https://embellishchicago.com/ Hawthorne, 3854 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.hawthornechicago3854.com/ Indigo and Violet Studio, 1411 W, Irving Park Rd., https://www.indigoandvioletstudio.com/ Kangaroo Kids, 4161 N. Damen Ave., http://kangarookidschicago.com/ Knit 1 Chicago, 3856 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.knit1chgo.com/ L&M Fine Foods, 4363 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.lmfinefoods.com/ Mojo Dog Co., 4108 N. Rockwell St.., https://www.mojodogco.com/ Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, 3808 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.orangeshoe.com/Lakeview Ritual Zero Proof, 1935 W. Irving Park Rd., https://www.ritualzeroproof.com/ Soutache, 3862 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.soutacheribbons.com/ Stella Grey Blooms, 2057 W. Irving Park Rd., http://www.stellagreyblooms.com/ Tori Grace Outfitters, https://torigraceoutfitters.com/ Union Handmade, 3860 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.unionhandmade.com/ Urban Pooch, 4501 N. Ravenswood Ave., https://urbanpooch.com/ Vedas Plant Shop, 3907 N. Damen Ave., https://vedasplantshop.com/ Vivant Gardening Services,https://www.vivantgardens.com/
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