2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
This year, it’s more important than ever to support the local businesses that make Northcenter such a wonderful place. That’s why we’ve created this handy gift guide! By shopping at independent businesses, you can invest in your local economy, promote a unique, vibrant community, and get top-notch customer service from your neighbors. No matter your holiday budget, you can find something for everyone on your list right here in the Northcenter neighborhood! Whether you’re shopping for foodies or fashionistas, crafters or craft beer enthusiasts, we will help you find that perfect something that will make their eyes light up. Be sure to take advantage of our #ShopNorthcenter incentive program! Spend $100 between at least two Northcenter businesses and receive a $25 gift card to a local business of your choice (where available). November 26-December 31, 2022. Details at northcenterchamber.com.
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
Picky eaters have met their match with these fun dining sets for kids. Styles and prices vary at Hawthorne.
Gotta catch ‘em all? These model kits from Bandai and Nanoblock are perfect for the Pokémon fans in your life. $9.99 each at The Gaming Goat.
Northcenter’s very own children’s consignment shop has a wide variety of games, crafts, clothing and more. Prices vary at Kangaroo Kids.
Stocking Stuffers Under $35
These playing cards from Hawthorne are both beautiful and practical for any family gathering. $16.95 at Hawthorne.
Try the Botanical Express coffee, with a sweet fruit, medium body, and balanced flavor. Roast ed by Conscious Cup in Crystal Lake, IL. Coffee $16, Coffee Cup $10 at Botanical Café.
Replace your old plastic shower loofahs with our long lasting Shower Flower! It’s handmade from 100% cotton! $8.99 at Eco & the Flamingo. Also try the versatile Eco Essential Towel which can be used as a bath or beach towel, throw blanket, yoga or picnic blanket, scarves or shawl, sarongs and more! $30 at Eco & the Flamingo.
Handmade in Chicago by Wolf & Stag, these muddlers and bottle openers come in Cherry, Maple and Walnut. $28-$32 at Hawthorne.
The perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list, these beautiful candles are made from 100% soy wax and feature a burn time of up to 50 hours. Choose from an assortment of warm, holiday aromas.. $29.99 at Love University. (Store Photo)
These colorful leather key chains are sure to delight adults and kids alike. Prices vary at Hawthorne.
For the Home
Hand poured in small batches right here in Northcenter, Beatrix & Co. candles are made with an all natural soy & coconut wax blend and the highest quality phthalate-free essential & perfume oils. $16-$25 at embellish chicago
These unique pieces from Susan Messer McBride are sure to be admired on your holiday table! Wood ash bowl: wheel thrown + soda fired in blue wood ash glaze. $65 at Mind Clay Body. Three squares vase: wheel thrown + soda fired white stoneware in white glaze. $48 at Mind Clay Body.
We recommend these beautiful Sakai Takayuki knives to anyone looking for a show stopper with great cutting performance. $160 at Northside Cutlery. (Store Photo)
Custom coasters created from the original works of art by the late artist, Larry Roberts. $60.00 for a set of four at Larry Roberts Chicago. (Store Photo)
These sustainably made products will help you get your kitchen in ship shape! Prices vary at Eco & the Flamingo.
For Your Holiday Celebration
Colorful, laminated birch trays come in two sizes and add a nice pop of color to your festive table setting! $32–$45 at Hawthorne.
Show your neighbors just how festive you can be while giving back to St. Matthias School! Starting at $49.99 at stmatthiasschool.org. (Store Photo)
This Wine-ter Advent Calendar is a great gift for the host with the most! 12 days of 1/2 bottle wine! $149.99 at Bottles & Cans. (Store Photo)
These unique enamel tea kettles & trays come in a variety of colors. Tray $44, Kettle $56 at Hawthorne.
Add some festive flair to your gift-giving this year with our holiday wrapping paper! Available in a variety of colors and designs, we’ve got the perfect look to match your style. Our wrapping paper is sure to make your gifts stand out from the rest under the tree! $11.99– $16.99 at Love University. (Store Photo)
Gifts with Style
The Double “Crush on You” layered top in eggplant cotton is perfect for dressing up or wearing with jeans . $346 at Union Handmade. (Store Photo)
These custom wood cut puzzles were created with the original works of art by the late artist, Larry Roberts. $125.00 at Larry Roberts Chicago. (Store Photo)
The Atlas Ring is a diamond baguette and diamond cluster engagement ring. 1.00 ct, 14k Recycled Gold, One of a Kind for the perfect holiday proposal! Shop mineralogydesign.com or in person at Mineralogy. (Store Photo)
A classic, minimalist design, The Grab and Go Crossbody Bag is not too big and not too small to fit all of your daily essentials. You can literally just grab and go! $295 at embellish chicago.
You’ll love these beautiful sterling silver pendants made by Kara Hetz. Prices vary at Union Handmade. (Store Photo)
These men’s shirts were designed in Evanston and sewn in India at a WORK+SHELTER, an eco-conscious production center that pays women in need of a fair wage. Starting at $89 at Union Handmade. (Store Photo)
Add a little sparkle to your loved one’s jewelry collection! Find a wide variety of stud, fringe, hoop and dangly earrings. Prices vary at embellish chicago.
Warm and Cozy
Our beautiful, earth friendly blankets are a true dream. They are incredibly soft and luxurious, and have been sustainably and ethically made of 100% Ring-Spun Turkish cotton. $55-$75 at Eco & The Flamingo.
Looking for a fun, festive way to show some love to your mom or aunt this holiday season? Look no further than these holiday travel mugs! $35.99 at Love University. (Store Photo)
These Chicago winter wardrobe staples are made from alpaca wool, one the greenest, most natural and softest fibers in the world. It is prized for its unique, silky and luxurious feel and has a lesser tendency to pilling. Fingerless gloves $60, beanie $60 and scarf $112 at embellish chicago.
Say goodbye to dry lips, cracked knuckles and dry hands this winter! Made from scratch (in Chicago) with great natural ingredients by Taylor Street. Lip Butters and Lotion Sticks in a variety festive flavors and fresh scents. Perfect stocking stuffer for every age! Lip Butter $4 and Lotion Sticks $8 at embellish chicago.
Collaborating on a custom designed jewelry piece is a special way to show your loved one you care! Handmade fine jewelry in gold, silver, and one of a kind gemstones, starting at $150 at Tytin Jewelry. (Store Photo)
Take a night off from cooking! Spend $50 on gift cards and receive a free bottle of LM Restaurant branded wine. Spend $100 and receive a $25 bonus gift card at Land & Lake Ravenswood https://www.toasttab.com/llravenswood/giftcards
Give yourself or a friend the gift of relaxation. The Winter Special Introductory Massage starts at $60 at Chicago Holistic. (Stock Photo)
Try Something New in 2023!
Support Bloom Yoga Studio and your yoga practice on Small Business Saturday! Saturday, November 26 thru Monday, November 28 purchase a 20 class pack for $360 at Bloom Yoga Studio. (Store Photo)
Lillstreet is offering a variety of gift-making workshops like Stud Earrings, Tie Dye Bandanas, and more—because handmade gifts are the most thoughtful! Simple Silver Stud Earrings Workshop $120 at Lillstreet Art Center. (Store Photo)
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.
Reusable food storage is all the rage! Save the environment and your pocket book with these eco-conscious containers. Prices vary at Eco & the Flamingo.
For Plant Parents & Fur Babies
Shop for the plant and coffee lovers in your life all in one place! Stock up on plants, plant accessories, coffee beans, and coffee equipment while you’re at the cafe. Prices vary at Botanical Cafe.
Specializing in a wide selection of rare and exotic tropical plants, Vedas Plant Shop also offers plant rescue and sitting services. Get your plants back on a healthy track! Prices vary at Vedas Plant Shop. (Store Photo)
Let the countdown begin with Bosco and Roxy’s Dog Days of Christmas advent calendar! This calendar holds 24 gourmet, hand-decorated peanut butter dog treats and plays festive music. $34.99 at Urban Pooch.
Your pet will love these festive treats from Bocce’s Bakery! $5 each at Urban Pooch.
This plush toy is perfect for interactive and sensory play! The combination of you and the toy creates fun experiences for both you and your pet. $25.99 at Urban Pooch.
This dog-proof soccer ball lets you keep your eyes on the real goal—having fun with your pup! Made of JollyFlex™ material, this ball can be punctured and will not deflate its shape. Small 6” $15.99, Large 8” $23.99 at Mojo Dog Co.
One of Mojo’s best sellers! The Benebone Fishbone is flavored with real Jack Salmon. The unique curved fish shape is paw-friendly while also providing a challenge to keep your furry friends stimulated. Starting at 11.49 at Mojo Dog Co.
The Starmark Treat Dispensing Puzzle Ball releases treats or kibble as your dog rolls or nudges. The inside features four inner chambers with varying difficulty levels. Soft outer coating prevents slipping and reduces noise during play. $24.99 at Mojo Dog Co.
Where to purchase the gifts featured in our annual Holiday Gift Guide
Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell St., https://www.bloomyogastudio.com/ Bottles & Cans Chicago, 4109 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.bottlesandcanschicago.com/ Botanical Café, 3740 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.facebook.com/Botanicalcafechicago/ Chicago Holistic , 4361 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.chicago-holistic.com/ Eco & the Flamingo, 4750 N. Rockwell St., https://www.ecoandtheflamingo.com/ embellish chicago, 4161 N. Lincoln Ave., https://embellishchicago.com/ Hawthorne, 3854 N. Lincoln Ave., https://www.hawthornechicago3854.com/ Indigo & Violet Studio, 1411 W. Irving Park Rd., https://www.indigoandvioletstudio.com/ Kangaroo Kids, 4161 N. Damen Ave., http://kangarookidschicago.com/ Land & Lake Ravenswood, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., https://www.toasttab.com/llravenswood/giftcards
Larry Roberts Chicago, 4105 N. Lincoln Ave.; https://www.larryrobertschicago.com/ Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave., https://lillstreet.com/ Love University, https://loveucare.com
Mind Clay Body-Susan Messer McBride, 3729 N. Ravenswood Ave., Studio #139 https://www.susanmessermcbride.com/ Mineralogy, 1944 W. Montrose Ave., https://www.mineralogydesign.com
Mojo Dog Co., 4108 N. Rockwell St., https://www.mojodogco.com/ Northside Cutlery, 4316 N. Lincoln Ave., http://northsidecutlery.com St. Matthias School, 4910 N. Claremont Ave., https://www.stmatthiasschool.org/ The Gaming Goat , 2248 W. Irving Park Rd., https://tgg-games.com/ Tytin Jewelry, 4101 N Lincoln Ave., https://www.tytinjewelry.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/
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