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Shop Local 2022: A Beverly, Morgan Park And Mount Greenwood Gift Guide

You can grab locally made chocolates for the sweet-lover in your life — or nab a Brother Rice hat from The Plug to show off your neighborhood pride.

Haven 1890 from Shops On 103rd.
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BEVERLY — Small businesses make up the fabric of Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood, and residents have long preferred to keep their money in the neighborhood. 

That’s the premise behind the 95th Street Beverly Hills’ Business Association’s The Buck Stays Here! e-gift card campaign. Dozens of Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood businesses are participating to ensure spending stays in the neighborhood on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday shopping season.  

Block Club Chicago rounded up a few of the Far Southwest Side gift options for your holiday shopping.

See where you can buy in the neighborhoods:


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Beverly Dry Goods.

Beverly Dry Goods, 1810 W. 103rd St. Website.

Beverly Dry Goods has a new location, moving four blocks south from 99th Street to 103rd. 

The new spot offers the same quality, locally sourced goods. Owners Mary and Jason Moss have said everlasting candles ($89), cocktail mixers (starting at $12) and teas (starting at $15) are the trending items as the holidays approach.  

Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Instagram.

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Bookie’s, 10324 S. Western Ave. Website

Beverly’s local bookstore has a robust selection of Chicago history books, among others. Included in the local reads are “No Ketchup” by Dennis Foley ($13.95) and “The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide” by food critic Steve Dolinsky ($24.95). 

Bookie’s also offers stocking stuffers, holiday cards and 2023 calendars. Prices vary.

Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.

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Made Artisan Collaborative.

Made Artisan Collaborative, 1802 W. 103rd St. Website.

An array of  “cool and talented” Chicago artists and artisans have works available at the Made Artisan Collaborative. 

Local artist Dawn Liddicoat has Venus figurines and spindle legged bowls. Contact her directly via email

Available online are a eucalyptus and spearmint room spray ($12), T-shirts based on the art of Frida Kahlo ($16) and a cactus moon plant ($26), among other items. 

Open noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

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Markland-Hubbard pine-scented candle.

Markland-Hubbard Gourmet Provisions, 1739 W. 99th St. Website.

The pine-scented candles are “very good sellers,” owner Cindi Chessare said. 

Pre-made or requested gift baskets are another good find at Markland Hubbard, the neighborhood’s longest-running local coffee shop. It dates back to the ’80s under various owners. 

There’s also coffee by the pound and bottles and jars of jam and maple syrup that could make for cozy seasonal gifts.

Open 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays.

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Now It’s Yours.

Belle Up Boutique, 1915 W. 103rd St. Website.

Not only is Belle Up Boutique the perfect place to find stylish clothes for work, play and even pregnancy, but the 103rd Street staple is also a last-minute-shopper’s dream. Whether you’re shopping for your boss, your best friend or your mom, you’ll find something unique and cool — likely made by an independent designer — at Belle Up.

Belle Up has an array of jewelry by Minneapolis-based designer Larissa Loden, including gemstone post or stud earrings ($18-$45) in a variety of colors. For the South Side “Real Housewives” fan, pick up a “Real Housewife of Beverly” tea towel ($15) or a Paloma cocktail infusion kit ($25) for the next watch party.

Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Instagram.

Belle Up Boutique.

Now It’s Yours Consignment Store, 1816 W. 103rd St. Website.

A wide range of hidden gems can be found at the Now It’s Yours Consignment Store, many who shop there have said. 

It’s a mix of artwork, furniture, clothing and more. The random array of items come at more affordable prices than you’ll find at big-box stores, the owners said. Among the offerings: a pair of Ann Taylor heels ($18).

Open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Instagram.

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Wristlets from Plaques, Trophies, Gifts by Perci.

Plaques, Trophies and Gifts by Perci, 2138 W. 95th St. Website.

Candles, wristlets ($15) that can be engraved and holiday ornaments ($20) have been among the most popular sellers at this 95th Street gift shop, which has been in the neighborhood for nearly a half-century. 

Open 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

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Sweet Freaks

Sweet Freaks Chocolates, 9927 S. Wood St. Website.

Holiday partygoers can’t go wrong with chocolate. Sweet Freaks has an array of items available online or on-site. 

The classic tray ($89) includes 24 mini jakes, bite-sized, handcrafted caramel and pecan sandwiched between layers of milk chocolate; 50 cherry bites; 20 lemon sugar cookies; 20 hand-dipped pretzels and 18 handcrafted chocolates.

Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.

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Haven 1890 from Shops On 103rd.

The Shops at Church 103, 2501 W. 103rd St. Website

As part of a new women-owned business collaborative inside the former Ridge Academy, the Haven 1890 and Emilia Gray shops have been decked out in holiday colors since early November. 

Home decor, gifts and children’s toys are among the most popular items at the two shops, which recently celebrated their first anniversaries. You can nab a Hana handbag from Emilia Gray ($150) for fashion lovers.

Emilia Gray is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Haven 1890 is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

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Turkey, 9913 S. Walden Parkway. Website.

Tucked in the middle of the 99th and Walden small business corridor is a place with a holiday scent all year round. 

High-quality but affordable jewelry (prices vary) and little mice plushies ($23-$72) are among the relaxing gifts to pick up at Turkey, a locally owned store that got its name from a social media craze. 

The store also has a new batch of children’s clothing, Among the Flowers personal care products and bath bombs and body butter.

Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Instagram.

Morgan Park

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Beverly Records.

Beverly Records, 11612 S. Western Ave. Website.

Morgan Park’s classic record store, which has been in business 55 years, has vintage items that line the walls, and, of course, droves of records in the aisles. 

Store owner Jack Drezens and his assistant, Joey Lemus, encourage giving the gift of music as gift certificates are available to buy on site. Or choose from its extensive records — you can honor Beverly Records by nabbing “Hello, Goodbye” from the Beatles ($6). It came out in 1967, the year the shop opened.

Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.

Mount Greenwod

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Shrader’s Goods.

Shrader’s Goods, 3145 W. 111th St. Website.

Chicago firefighter apparel has remained the hot item at Shrader’s Goods over the years, with clothing available for men, women, kids and babies. You can grab a cozy full-zip Chicago Fire Department fleece ($40).

Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

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The Plug.

The Plug T-Shirt Store, 3652 W. 111th St. Website.

Everything at The Plug can be customized, with winter gear such as hats and scarves being the most popular holiday gifts.

The store also associates with many of the local high schools, meaning shoppers will find Marist and Brother Rice winter hats prominently on display near the front. You can snag a Fight Like a Golden T-shirt ($20).

Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

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