Local Chicago Gift Ideas That You’ll Love To Give (and Receive)!

Still in need of gift ideas? Perhaps you just received an unexpected Holiday Party invite, and you need to bring gifts, or maybe you just simply forgot someone on your list.

But before you do the quick maneuver of purchasing a Gift Certificate, why not make it more special and meaningful I turned to my Social Media platforms for some recommendations, and here are some of the few that caught my eye!

Debi Lilly Design Collection

The collection is exclusive to Jewel-Osco and Safeway Albertsons at 2500 stores in 35 states! Contemporary vases and giftable candles, to cake stands, satin ribbon and more, that makes entertaining effortless and affordable. Find it in the Floral Department. You can also find similar items at the Debi Lilly store at Lincoln Park.

Debi Lilly Shop / A Perfect Event
3050 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 244-9333

The Spice House

Ethnic Chicago Neighborhoods Spice Box – $26.95

An assortment of Chicago neighborhood blends, the perfect souvenir of or introduction to the diversity of Chicago and its food. These seasonings were created to reflect the different ethnic neighborhoods of Chicago and are as diverse as Chicago’s melting pot history.

The Spice House 

1512 North Wells St
1941 Central Street

Local Goods Chicago

Locally handcrafted, one of a kind, gifts from Chicago! Full selection of curated local spirits, beer and wine


  • Bright Endeavors Chicago Candle – $25
  • The Art Institute of Chicago Ornament – $20
  • Chicago Distilling Blind Tiger Bourbon – $16.99

Local Goods Chicago
5422 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 800-0158



Nena Cosmetics

Natural cosmetics Hypo-allergenic, paraben free, sulfate free, talc free, cruelty-free, no nasty chemicals, gluten-free options, vegan options.

Chicago Collection – $89 Value

  • Gold Coast Privilege Highlight Powder
  • Red Line Lip
  • Bright Eyes Big City Lashes

Nena Cosmetics
5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018




Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony

A neighborhood children’s store in Evanston, Clothing, gifts, toys, accessories. Ages 0 to 12

  • Trumpette Chicago Baby Socks – $25
  • Chicago Baby Book – $8.95

Free Local Pick-up & Delivery.

Shop online and stop by at our Evanston Children boutique at your convenience! Your package will be ready and waiting for you! Free delivery with your purchase of $200 or more, within Evanston and Wilmette.

Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony
1901 Central St, Evanston IL 60201
(847) 866-6292

Fannie May Chocolates

For nearly a century, Fannie May has been lovingly crafting chocolates in the heart of America. The first Fannie May retail store was opened in 1920 in Chicago. Fannie May has stuck with their original recipes since its inception

  • The Pixie®
    In 1946, Fannie May created its most well-known candy to date, the Pixie, by hand-pouring caramel over nuts and then placing them on a conveyor belt to be drenched in chocolate
    1lb. box – $24.99
    2 lb. box – $49.99
  • Trinidads®
    Introduced in 1970, this dark chocolate truffle center is coated in a rich pastel-colored confection and combined with a touch of toasted coconut
    1lb. box – $24.99
  • Mint Meltaways®
    A cool combination of a mint chocolate center and a delicious shell puts a delightful twist on an after-dinner mint
    Chicago Skyline Box, 3pc. – $1.99
    1lb. box – $24.99

Click Here for all Fannie May Locations

One thought on “Local Chicago Gift Ideas That You’ll Love To Give (and Receive)!

  1. great timing! I’m running behind on my christmas shopping and this list will help me narrow down my searches plus help support local businesses. TYSM!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.