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2020 Gift Guide

2020 Gift Guide

These Holiday Toy Drives Are Collecting Gifts For Families In Need Across Chicago

Here's how you can get gifts to Chicago families this holiday season.

Citywide

Holiday Pop-Up Markets Give Chicago Artists A Rare Chance To Sell Wares In This Isolated, Pandemic Year

The Chicago Makers Pop-Up, The Hideout Holiday Sale and the Prery Holiday Market are three options for neighbors who want to shop directly from local artists and makers.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Shop Local 2020: An Auburn Gresham, Chatham And Englewood Gift Guide

Buy from these local shops and retailers to support South Side businesses during hard times.

Englewood, Chatham

Shop Local 2020: A Beverly, Morgan Park And Mount Greenwood Holiday Gift Guide

“We did not want to see holiday money go to Amazon or big box stores so we were trying to provide a convenient way for folks in the area to shop local."

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

The Ultimate Guide To Shopping Local In Chicago This Holiday Season

Want to keep local businesses alive? Here's where to start.

Citywide

Shop Local 2020: A Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town Holiday Gift Guide

"This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to shop local to help keep our neighborhood businesses that make West Town so special alive for years to come."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Shop Local 2020: A Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, North Center, Albany Park And Irving Park Gift Guide

As you start your holiday shopping, consider supporting independent retailers and shops.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Shop Local 2020: An Uptown, Andersonville, Edgewater And Rogers Park Gift Guide

Plus, here's how you can support Far North Side theaters that have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Shop Local 2020: A Jefferson Park, Portage Park, North Park And Edison Park Holiday Gift Guide

“These businesses have gone out of their way to support us over many years ... Let’s try to support them during this time. I want to see them survive.”

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Shop Local 2020: A Lakeview And Lincoln Park Holiday Gift Guide

Local businesses in Lakeview and Lincoln Park can fulfill all your holiday shopping needs for family, friends and even pets.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Shop Local 2020: An Austin, North Lawndale, Garfield Park Holiday Gift Guide

Shop local this holiday season at these West Side businesses.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Shop Local 2020: A Hyde Park, Woodlawn And South Shore Holiday Gift Guide

Shops and entrepreneurs along the South Lakefront have taken hits from the coronavirus pandemic for months. Find out how you can support seven of them with this gift guide.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Shop Local 2020: A Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Holiday Gift Guide

"Whatever you do, whether you're shopping with us or with someone else, just keep it local. It's what makes where you live interesting ... if you're not supporting [local businesses], they won't exist."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Shop Local 2020: A Little Village And Pilsen Holiday Gift Guide

From artisanal imported goods from Mexico to a skateboard shop to minimalist jewelry, shops throughout Pilsen and Little Village offer possibilities for holiday shoppers.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Shop Local 2020: A West Loop Holiday Gift Guide

From coffee beans to adorable baby onesies to games, West Loop's retail scene has several shops to find a gift for those on your list while supporting local businesses.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop