More than 90 local items handpicked by Reader staff, including records, books, classes, handcrafted clothing, and home goods
A staff- and contributor-compiled peek at great local wares.
Shop hyperlocal this season for everything from unorthodox games and Chicago-centric books to craft booze and high-design home goods.
A list of the best Chicago-made gifts to give this year
Our favorite buys, from lewd Legos to street art stickers to jewelry made with illegal guns.
Our all-local gift guide features vintage-suitcase boom boxes and beer-brewing classes, just to name a couple of highlights.
Presents people might actually want, based on what we actually want
Local gift guide: rap votive candles, Chicago-brewed beer, “grandpa pipes,” and more
A summer weekend in Wisconsin, an herbaceous shaving experience, Cody Hudson high-tops, and more
Holiday Gift Guide: Whistler cocktail classes, a Black Dog gelato subscription, an ax fit for the Amish, a bookish Kindle cozy, and more
Each week through our December 11 issue we’ll be featuring a roundup of gift ideas on a different theme. Next week look for our suggestions on locally made goods. —Heather Kenny Eating all that takeout isn’t just bad for the eater—it’s bad for the earth. This two-tier stainless steel tiffin works as both a lunch […]
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This week: personal care and services
This week: home decor