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2021 gift guide

2021 gift guide
2021 gift guide

Your Favorite Places To Shop Local: Check Out Block Club’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Holiday Gift Guide

We knew we couldn't showcase every shop in Chicago — so we asked readers to submit their favorite businesses and makers. Here are their 140+ entries.


The Ultimate Guide To Shopping Local In Chicago For The Holidays In 2021

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.


Local Shops Across Chicago Host Events For Small Business Saturday

With deals, pop-ups, holly jolly trolleys, tree lightings and free Gluehwein, independent shops are the places to be Saturday.


Shop Local 2021: A Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Gladstone Park And Norwood Park Holiday Gift Guide

From handmade candles to soap, scarves and scrunchies, check out these Far Northwest Side shops for gift ideas.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Shop Local 2021: A Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town Holiday Gift Guide

House plants, skate gear, zines and fancy cakes are just a few of the can't-miss gifts available in Wicker Park, Bucktown and West Town this holiday season.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Shop Local 2021: An Auburn Gresham, Chatham And Englewood Holiday Gift Guide

You can support small South Side businesses by grabbing coffee at Kusanya Cafe, a T-shirt at Englewood Branded or someone's first pet at Aquatic Oasis, among other spots.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Shop Local 2021: A Rogers Park, Edgewater And Uptown Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you're shopping for a wine lover or a Ramblers fan, Far North Side shops have you covered for the holidays.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Shop Local 2021: A Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore And South Chicago Holiday Gift Guide

Block Club rounded up a few businesses along the south lakefront to help residents shop local.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Give Local 2021: How To Support Block Club This Holiday Season

We rounded up the ways you can help Block Club Chicago, whether it be by subscribing, nabbing one of our T-shirts or just spreading the word.


Shop Local 2021: A Pilsen, Little Village And Back Of The Yards Holiday Gift Guide

Pilsen-area businesses are offering everything from jewelry to coffee and pet outfits for the people on your holiday gift list.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Shop Local 2021: An Austin, North Lawndale And Garfield Park Holiday Gift Guide

The West Side has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list, whether they're a foodie, travel buff, art lover or always on the search for new skin care.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Shop Local 2021: A Beverly, Morgan Park And Mount Greenwood Holiday Gift Guide

You can grab records, delicious-smelling candles, popcorn and more from Far Southwest Side stores for the people on your holiday shopping list.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Give Local 2021: Chicago Mutual Aid Groups And Nonprofits Where You Can Give — Or Receive — Help Over The Holidays

Want to give, not get, this holiday season? Here are more than 30 nonprofits and mutual aid groups where you can donate your time, supplies or money to help other Chicagoans.


Shop Local 2021: Submit Your Favorite Local Businesses To Block Club’s Gift Guide

Do you own a shop or want to boost a local business during the holidays? Submit its information to be featured in our reader-curated gift guide!


Shop Local 2021: A Downtown, Near North Side And West Loop Holiday Gift Guide

Asrai Garden has floral arrangements for the flower lover in your life — or you can sign someone up for monthly cupcakes from Sugargoat.


Shop Local 2021: A Bronzeville, South Loop And Washington Park Holiday Gift Guide

From perfect selfie backgrounds to children's book and yoga classes, the South Loop and Bronzeville have your holiday needs covered.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Shop Local 2021: A Bridgeport, Chinatown And McKinley Park Holiday Gift Guide

Support these independent retailers, nonprofits and shops during this holiday season.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Shop Local 2021: A Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, North Center, North Park, Albany Park And Irving Park Holiday Gift Guide

From paintings to toys, candles, cannabis and beer, shops in Lincoln Square and its surrounding neighborhoods are packed full of potential gifts.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Shop Local 2021: A Lakeview And Lincoln Park Holiday Gift Guide

Local businesses in Lakeview and Lincoln Park have a wide variety of gifts to choose from that would be perfect for any family, friend or pet.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Shop Local 2021: A Logan Square, Humboldt Park And Avondale Holiday Gift Guide

From house plants at Rooted in Avondale to handmade macrame earrings at Mercado del Pueblo in Humboldt Park, Block Club rounded up neighborhood gift options for everyone on your list.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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