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GIFT GUIDE Explore the Best of Lakeview This Holiday Season

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GIFT GUIDE Explore the Best of Lakeview This Holiday Season

Explore the best of Lakeview this holiday season with the Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide, showcasing unique local gifts and festive holiday events happening in Lakeview. Make the most of your holiday shopping with the Lakeview Gift Card, accepted at more than 80 local shops and restaurants. For a limited time only, get a $20 Bonus Card for every $100 Lakeview Gift Card you buy. That’s extra money you can spend on gifts for yourself or others!

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3350 N. Paulina St. Bazar Holiday Shopping Spree | $20 Send your friend or loved one on a shopping spree at Bazar. $20 gets you a $25 discounted gift card they can spend on the latest trends.

Blink Family Eyecare

1650 W. Belmont Ave. Give the Gift of Vision | Prices Vary A portion of every service and purchase made will be donated to the Optometry Giving Sight program that helps underprivileged children get glasses.

Bras Galore

3148 N. Lincoln Ave. Scarlet Red Montelle Chemise | $64 This silky smooth scarlet red chemise is comfy with a bit of sass for that special lady in your life.

Click Shoes & More

3729 N. Southport Ave. Grateful 4 Bracelet | $25 4 Dreams, 4 Happiness, 4 you and others, 4 ever. Swarovski pearls and sterling silver.

Eye Spy Optical

3350 N. Lincoln Ave. Handmade Sunglasses & Eyewear Prices Vary Since 1998, Eye Spy Optical has been showcasing custom, colorful, handmade eyewear & sunwear by independent designers from around the world. They specialize in one-onone styling, frequently placing custom orders for the perfect frame. 4

Custom Eyes

3539 N. Southport Ave. Barton Perreira Justice Sunglasses $485 Handmade in Japan, they come in 6 colors, including champagne gold, cobalt silver, and Tokyo tortoise antique gold.

She One Boutique

3544 N. Southport Ave. Holiday Print Fleece Lined Leggings $24 New for this year! Comfy fleece-lined leggings, perfect for snuggling by the fire or sipping cocoa under the tree. 2 adorable holiday prints!

Uncle Dan’s

3551 N. Southport Ave. Insulated Hydro Flask Bottle Starting at $30 It stashes easily in a small shoulder bag, your pack’s side pocket or your car cup holder. Keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 6 hours.

M2 Boutique

3527 N. Southport Ave. Ear Piercing Starting at $30 M2 Boutique is now trained and certified in ear piercing! FDA approved, sterilized and safe. Choose from over 16 different styles.

ENTERTAINMENT Arthur Murray Lakeview

3301 N. Lincoln Ave. Holiday Dance Card | $50 Your VIP pass for one week of dancing at Arthur Murray Lakeview. It includes one Personal Lesson, one Group Class and one Party. New students only.

Athenaeum Theatre

2936 N. Southport Ave. Theatre Tickets | Prices Vary Give the gift of theatre. Enjoy shows on any of the four stages at the Athenaeum Theatre! Visit for showtimes.

Bottle and Bottega

2900 N. Lincoln Ave. Painting Party | Starting at $35 Need a gift for the person who has everything? Bottle and Bottega Gift Certificates to the rescue! Redeemable for any public painting party.

Music Box Theatre

3733 N. Southport Ave. Music Box Christmas Double Feature & Sing-a-Long $10-24 Celebrate the holidays with the Music Box! One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago.

The Music Playhouse of Chicago

3829 N. Southport Ave. Early Childhood Music Classes | $180 Give the child in your life the unique and valuable gift of super fun, high energy music classes! For ages 0-6.

Stage 773

1225 W. Belmont Ave. SketchFest Pass | $125 Experience every day of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival (January 1121, 2018) with the all-festival pass. Unique and perfect for comedy fans!



3120 N. Lincoln Ave. House-Made Specialty Jams | $8 Bakin’ & Eggs makes and jars: Strawberry Raspberry, Peach Lavender, and Pear Butter Jams perfect for many occasions or breakfast!


2812 N. Lincoln Ave. Beermiscuous Field Guide | $14.95 This pocket book is the ultimate adventurer’s guide to craft brewery taprooms and brewpubs across the Chicago region, packed with useful tools.

Brown Bag Seafood Co.

3400 N. Lincoln Ave. Signature ‘Boss Sauce’ | $8 Brown Bag’s signature ‘Boss Sauce’ is available for sale for the holiday season for the first time! This sauce is the perfect final touch for all dishes.

Bitter Pops

3345 N. Lincoln Ave. Advent Calendar & Bitter Pops Growler Advent Box $84.99 | Growler $75 Bitter Pops’ first ever Advent Calendar now on sale! A great gift for the craft beer lover, featuring 24 different holiday and seasonal beers. Gift cards and growlers are also ideal gifts to round out your holiday list.


Cafe Tola

3612 N. Southport Ave. Holiday Empanadas | $46 “Southport’s Most Wanted!” One dozen holiday empanadas featuring four Thanksgiving stuffed empanadas, four Apple Pie and four Mac and Cheese. 24 hours advance notice required.


3737 N. Southport Ave. Holiday Gratitudes Gift Tray | $8.99 A sweet way to show your gratitude throughout the holiday season!

Chicago’s Pizza

3114 N. Lincoln Ave. Ship-a-Pie | $67.95 Shipping of frozen Chicago Style pizza anywhere in the United States.

Corridor Brewery & Provisions

Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar

Crosby’s Kitchen

Grassroots Restaurant

3446 N. Southport Ave. Santa’s Craft Beer To-Go | $9-20 Pick from Corridor’s six in-house brewed beers (styles change regularly) to fill 32oz crowlers or 64oz growlers to give as the perfect gift this season.

3455 N. Southport Ave. Rotisserie Chicken | $15 Crosby’s wood roasted rotisserie chicken served with mashed potatoes is a perfect dish for a holiday get-together.

Dinkel’s Bakery

3358 N. Paulina St. Wine and Pizza $13 plus the cost of wine Pair your favorite wine with our Funghi Pizza to make the perfect combination for winter dinner dates.

3747 N. Southport Ave. Holiday Inspired Three Course Prix Fixe $27 First course: soup or salad. Second course: plum glazed pork tenderloin, rainbow trout, or veggie risotto. Third course: holiday dessert. Subject to change.

3329 N. Lincoln Ave. Butter Cookie Tray 1-1/2 lb Tray $24.89 3 lb Tray $49.95 From plain to fancy and everything in between, the Dinkel’s butter cookie assortment is a blend of their best cookies. Perfect for your holiday party gift!

Ella Elli

1349 W. Cornelia Ave. Wine and Dine | $35-100 Get away from the holiday stress, and treat yourself to an intimate atmosphere, with great food, drinks and music that will keep you jolly!



2864 N. Lincoln Ave. Holiday Cookie Kit | $28 Tasty holiday fun awaits with this unique baking kit chock full of kid-tested tools & signature recipes. Choose Christmas, Hanukkah or Winter theme!

Que Syrah Fine Wines

3714 N. Southport Ave. Fine Wine Gift Boxes | Prices Vary Fine wine makes a wonderful gift, especially when displayed in Que Syrah’s signature gift boxes.

Southport Grocery & Cafe

3552 N. Southport Ave. Mustard Trio Gift Box | $20.95 Have a mustard lover in your life? This gift box has a jar of each of these amazing house-made, small batch mustards: Rhubarb, Dijon, and Ramp.

The Spanish Square

1358 W. Belmont Ave. Holiday Charcuterie & Cheese Boards Starting at $20 Impress your guests with the perfect customizable holiday platter with the finest meats and cheeses Spain has to offer. Stop by our market and explore all of the delicious treats from Spain, including Marcona almonds, olives, fig jam, chocolates, wine and more.


Tuco and Blondie

3358 N. Southport Ave. Ice Cream for a Cause | $1 Say “Feliz Navidad” with a little ice cream! 100% of the proceeds from your cone will be donated to local schools.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Aligned Modern Health 3514 N. Southport Ave. Holiday Massage Package | $200 Three 60-minute massages.

Fuga Salon & Spa

3853 N. Southport Ave. Fuga[SPA] Escape | $175 60-minute facial and 60-minute massage.

The Peace School

3121 N. Lincoln Ave. Self-Defense for Women | $75 Help the women in your life stay safe during the holiday season with a five-session self-defense series. Call for start date.

Suvarna Chiropractic

3453 N. Southport Ave. One Year of Unlimited Chiropractic Care $1,260 Get or give one year of unlimited chiropractic care. Regular price $1,400.

Snippet’s Mini-Cuts

3724 N. Southport Ave. First Haircut Package | $30 Kid’s haircut that will be recorded for you to take home. Includes keepsake box and certificate with a lock of hair and a bottle of hair product.


HOME Ashland Addison Florist

3118 N. Lincoln Ave. Holiday Gift Basket | $75 This holiday basket is full of premium snacks and goodies. It includes a new holiday Voluspa candle, Dinkel’s chocolate chip cookies and more.

The Red Balloon Co.

3651 N. Southport Ave. Alphabetable Pillows | $38 Ultra-soft monogram pillows made-toorder at our Southport store. Customize the recipient’s initials with fun applique fabrics and embroidery!

Wildwood Photography 3726 N. Southport Ave. Wood Photo Ornament | $30 A 4x4 photo ornament beautifully printed on wood, to hang on your tree or around your house all year round. Bonus: you can use one of your own photos!

Waxman Candles Chicago

3044 N. Lincoln Ave. Fragrances of Chicago Votive Box $23.90 Transport those on your gift list to iconic Chicago neighborhoods with ten specialty fragrances plus clear votive glass. Includes Buck Town, Old Town, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Boys Town, River North, Lakeview, South Loop & Wicker Park.


Wrightwood Furniture

3036 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago Skyline Wall Art, 35” $78 Wrightwood Furniture’s handmade metal Chicago skyline will look perfect on any wall.

MISCELLANEOUS A Little Photo Studio

Heritage Bicycles

Bentley’s Pet Stuff

Mystery Street Recording Company

2868 N. Lincoln Ave. Photography Gift Package $50 / $100 / $250 Gift certificates for the person who has it all. Can go towards a new photo session for a child, pet or family member, or towards prints from a prior session.

3657 N. Southport Ave. Festive Cookies for Pups $.99-7.99 Bentley’s is home to the largest selection of dog cookies in Chicago! Mix and match for an easy, wagworthy gift for the furry friends in your life.

Building Blocks Toy Store 3306 N. Lincoln Ave. Sing Along Pro Microphone | $39.99 Bring the party anywhere with this high-quality Bluetooth capable microphone with built-in speaker. Perfect for all social and family gatherings!


3608 N. Southport Ave. Pampered Pooch Grooming Day Starting at $50 Professional Dog Groom (includes brush out, nail trim, ear cleaning and hand held blow dry), festive bandana or bow, and holiday spritz!

2959 N. Lincoln Ave. Bennett Balance Bike | $270 Heritage’s balance bike is manufactured in the Midwest, low enough for a 2-year-old, height adjustable, and uses pneumatic tires. Comes in six colors.

2827 N. Lincoln Ave. Audio Tape Preservation $30 per hour Repair, restore, and transfer your family’s cassettes or reel-to-reel tapes to high quality digital audio formats that will last a lifetime.

National Runaway Safeline Donate to Help Youth in Crisis A donation to the National Runaway Safeline helps keep kids safe and off the streets. Any amount is appreciated.

On The Route Bicycles

3144 N. Lincoln Ave. Gift of Bicycling | Starting at $10 Give the bicyclist in your life a gift card so they can upgrade their ride or purchase new gear. Every bicyclist’s dream!



Explore other Holiday Events happening in Lakeview by visiting

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! Thursday, Nov. 16 - Saturday, Jan. 6 Dates and Times Vary Stage 773 | 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The incredible cast from the American Blues Ensemble recreates the entire town of Bedford Falls, treating Chicago audiences to a live 1940s radio broadcast of the beloved holiday story.

The Christmas Schooner Friday, Nov. 24 - Sunday, Dec. 31 Dates and Times Vary Mercury Theater Chicago 3745 N. Southport Ave. The whole family will enjoy this heartwarming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit.

This Way Outta Santaland (and other Xmas miracles) Friday, Nov. 24 - Saturday, Dec. 30 Dates and Times Vary Theater Wit | 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago’s favorite holiday performer, Mitchell J. Fain returns for a holiday tour-de-force with his unique blend of storytelling, improvisation and cabaret. Mitchell pulls together a host of holiday memories from the audience and blends them with autobiographical war stories about how family, drunks, insurance fraud, funerals, and the holiday spirit collide. Not recommended for young audiences. 12

Small Business Saturday Saturday, Nov. 25 Spend the day shopping Lakeview’s small businesses to show your appreciation for everything they do for the community.

Holiday Window Contest Saturday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Dec. 17 Which local businesses have the best holiday windows? This year, you can decide with the neighborhood’s first-ever Holiday Window Contest! Visit participating local businesses and cast a vote via text message using unique instructions found at each business. Winners will be announced December 20.

Southport Holiday Stroll Friday, Dec. 1 | 5-9 pm Southport from Belmont to Irving Park Rd. The 22nd annual Southport Holiday Stroll celebrates the holiday season in Lakeview. Southport boutiques, restaurants and other local businesses break out the holly and stay open late for this annual tradition complete with festive entertainment, refreshments, holiday specials and more.

Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 1 | 5-7 pm Wildwood Photography 3726 N. Southport Ave. Saturday, Dec. 9 | 3-5 pm Arthur Murray Lakeview 3301 N. Lincoln Ave. Saturday, Dec. 16 | 10 am - 12 pm Atheaneum Theatre 2936 N. Southport Ave. Gather the whole family and snap a photo with Santa while enjoying goodies from local Lakeview businesses! Photos will be available for download after each date. Photography sponsored by Angela Garbot Photography and Wildwood Photography with additional support from our generous hosts. RSVP required; visit holidays to sign up.

Music Box Christmas Double Feature & Sing-A-Long Saturday, Dec. 9 - Sunday, Dec. 24 Dates and Times Vary Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave. Celebrate the holidays with the Music Box! One of the most popular and beloved Christmas traditions in Chicago returns for a 34th season.

Hanukkah and Christmas Cookie Parties Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Friday, Dec. 22 | Dates and Times Vary The Kids’ Table | 2864 N. Lincoln Ave. Learn how to make holiday cookies and hot chocolate with The Kids’ Table, a unique cooking school in Chicago offering hands-on classes and events for tots, kids, teens and families.

The Nutcracker

Presented by Ballet Chicago Friday, Dec. 8 - Sunday, Dec. 17 Dates and Times Vary Atheaneum Theatre 2936 N. Southport Ave. Through its inspiring story, beautiful music and charming choreography, Ballet Chicago’s The Nutcracker is a celebration of the joyous holiday season.


Lakeview Gives Back The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and Lakeview Pantry are teaming up to help those in need this holiday season. Donate unopened, unexpired and nonperishable food items at any of the following remote drop off locations through Sunday, January 7, 2018 and you could win a $100 Lakeview Gift Card, accepted at more than 80 local businesses. Fill out a form at the drop off location with your name and email address to be entered for a chance to win. Athenaeum Theatre | 2936 N. Southport Ave. Dinkel’s Bakery | 3329 N. Lincoln Ave. Music Box Theatre | 3733 N. Southport Ave. Sheil Park | 3505 N. Southport Ave. Whole Foods Market | 3201 N. Ashland Ave. For more information and a list of Lakeview Pantry’s most needed items, please visit 14

Behind every small business is a neighbor with a great story. MEET THE FACES OF LAKEVIEW’S SMALL BUSINESSES.










A / Melissa Salvatore, A Little Photo Studio B / Paula Eisen, Click Shoes & More C / Lynne Wallack and John Handler, Grassroots Eatery D / Kathy Bonifas, Bras Galore E / Sebastián Koziura and Enrique Schcolnik, FRÍO Gelato F / Melissa Nelson, M2 Boutique G / Charles and Jennifer Kim, The Peace School H / Mitch Werts, Waxman Candles Chicago I / Mara Baer & Manuel Moreno, The Spanish Square

EXPLORE THEIR STORIES AT Photography by A Little Photo Studio, Melissa Salvatore


Lakeview Chamber of Commerce 1409 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60613 773.472.7171 @ThisIsLakeview Printed with support from Special Service Area 27. Prices and availability of items subject to change.

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2017 Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide  

Explore the best of Lakeview this holiday season with the Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide, showcasing unique local gifts and festive holiday eve...

2017 Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide  

Explore the best of Lakeview this holiday season with the Lakeview Holiday Gift Guide, showcasing unique local gifts and festive holiday eve...