CHICAGO — Supporting Chicago’s small businesses is more important than ever.
Many small businesses are struggling, and they are relying on your support to stick around. That’s why Block Club’s reporters reached out to more than 140 small businesses across the city to highlight their work — and encourage shoppers to stop by.
Our local gift guide should take care of everyone on your list, whether they’re a bookworm, a runner, a coffee aficionado, a snazzy dresser or a city kid.
Keep scrolling to see every neighborhood guide we created, or check out the
offerings on this map.
We know this guide is not comprehensive, but we’re a small team. To request your local shop be featured, please fill out the form here. We’ll use your suggestions to create a reader-curated gift guide.
If you have a local gift guide for your neighborhood, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or tweet us here.
We are also well aware the holidays will be extra difficult for thousands of Chicagoans this year, so we rounded up more than 30 mutual aid efforts and nonprofits helping people now. If you’re able to volunteer or donate, more help is needed. If you are in need, click here for more information.
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