Your time is running out to find the perfect gifts for all of the important people in your life. Holiday parties are on the horizon and Black Friday deals have ceased. So, what do you do when you are in a pinch but still want to treat your loved ones this holiday season? Buy a stocking and stuff it full with their favorite things! And when it gets to the point you are just missing one or two gifts, check out these stocking stuffers from our favorite local businesses! The Chicago streets are lined with shops. As a bonus, you get to check out all of the Christmas decor hung beautifully around the city as you make your stops.
For a Friend
825 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
We all have that one friend in our life who’s obsessed with Pinterest. From home decor to self care items, they have a list of items on their wishlist. Chances are they have created boards for every category imaginable. If you’re looking to impress them this year, All She Wrote is your one stop shop to fill their stocking with thoughtful gifts. They even have items broken out by gift guides.
You can find items like:
- Personalized glassware and frames
- Journals and notebooks
- Salt soaks, body scrubs, and soaps
- And so much more!
5247 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
You can also check out Anderson Gallery for the art lovers in your life. They sell a wide variety of home goods, unique art pieces, gourmet foods, and more. While it may be small additions to the home, these stocking stuffers will be one of a kind!
For a Significant Other
Have you finished wrapping up presents for that special Chicago gal in your life? Or the handsome man that made your princess dream come true?
5220 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60632
Another great addition to any stocking is a good fragrance. There is nothing better than a new scent and you can never have enough in your collection. No matter who it is, they probably use some form of fragrance day-to-day. This is the perfect stocking stuff for your partner. (Yes, this way you can be assured you love their new scent). Fragrance Crafters creates scents similar to those of cult perfume and cologne favorites. Which is a major plus with so many loved ones to shop for.
2745 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
You can never go wrong with sweets. They make an excellent addition to any stocking and calories don’t count during the holidays. The best part about the holidays is that many sweets shops in Chicago sell pre-made gift boxes. One of the highlights of this year’s offerings is Katherine Anne Confections’s naughty and nice truffle collections. The nice collection has very bright and smooth flavors, while the naughty collection is dark and spicy.
If you’re to that point in the relationship where it seems like you’ve crossed off everything on their list, an experiential gift is always a pleasant surprise in your stocking. With our guide to purchasing bulls tickets ahead of time, you can start planning a surprise date for your significant other who loves the sport!
For a Family Member
By far the toughest category of the three because the range of gifts needed can be quite overwhelming. But rest assured there is a little bit of something for everyone!
1045 N. California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
My first stop would be Humboldt House for the women in your life. Whether it be Mom, sister, grandma, aunt, or cousin, this shop is an absolute gem. They have beautifully crafted home decor and essential self care items anyone would be thrilled to pull out of their stocking. You’ll have to check this out for yourself (and who knows even do some self-gifting along the way). The categories are as follows: Home & Garden, Kitchen & Bar, Jewelry & Hair, Self, and more.
2312 West Leland Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
A great gift for a couple, whether it be Aunt and Uncle, a cousin and their partner, or the in-laws, will always be wine and cheese. It is something that they can enjoy together and create lasting memories. Or it can make a great gift for savvy hosts! Check out Augusta Food & Wine for unique wines and perfect cheeses and spreads to pair with it. Who knew the gift of quality time, wine, and delicious cheese could fit in one stocking?
4506 W. Lawrence Chicago, IL 60630
An essential team hat or tee is the perfect stocking stuffer for the men and sports lovers in your family, may it be dad, cousin, or grandpa, even. Clark Street Sports has everything you need for any Chicago sports fan. They can wear it out to the bar, a game, the gym, lounging at home, or wherever they choose to rep their team. This is especially true for Blackhawks and Bears fans as both of their seasons are underway.
Featured Image: Fragrance Crafters