The Best Holiday Gifts for Anyone Who Loves Chicago

Got a friend who is downright obsessed with Chicago? Don’t worry – so do we.

And because we know that you can only buy that friend so many Blackhawks jerseys, Cubs hats, and L maps, we’ve compiled a list of all the best locally sourced, Chicago-themed gifts around. Each and every item on this list comes from an awesome small business located right here in the city, meaning that your purchase not only makes for a great gift but also helps to support Chicagoans at home.

Here are the best holiday gifts for anyone who loves Chicago.


For Him

Photo Credit: Ork Posters
  1. Lavender Essential Oil Soap from Taylor Street Soap Co.Taylor Street Soap Co. is the craft soap and oils company of your dreams. Grab this lavender essential oil soap for just $8 to stay smelling great in 2019.
  2. Hot Sauce and Salsas from Co>op SauceChicago may not necessarily be known for its hot sauce, but the salsas and sauces from Co>op are pretty much guaranteed to impress even the pickiest of hot-heads in your life.
  3. Blue Wool Path Stripe Bow Tie from The Tie BarOh come on, everyone needs at least one bowtie. You know it’s true.
  4. Chicago Flag Whiskey Glass from Transit TeesWho wouldn’t love a Chicago-themed whiskey glass? No one, that’s who.
  5. Barrel Aged Cocktail Kit from Chicago Distilling CompanyAfter all, nothing says “Happy Holidays” quite like a well-made cocktail.
  6. Heavy Face Oil from Scratch GoodsProtect your face from the winter chill in the new year with this awesome face oil from Scratch Goods.
  7. Chicago Flag Dress Socks in heather grey from Transit TeesFun patterned socks are totally in right now, meaning this locally made pair are both awesome and stylish.
  8. Chicago Neighborhood Map from Ork Posters: Show off your knowledge of the 77 neighborhoods with this dope Ork Posters print.

For Her

Photo Credit: Flowers For Dreams
  1. Winter Flower Bouquet from Flowers for Dreams*: Flowers are always a great gift, and these beautifully – and locally – arranged buds are a great choice.
    *Each month, every purchase benefits a different local charity. F4D contributes 1/4 of all profit.
  2. Red Velvet Bow Clutch from Alice & WonderAlice & Wonder makes extra-cute, Chicago based gifts for women. This bow clutch is not only adorable but also only $25!
  3. ORD Chicago Hat from Alice & WonderShow off your Chicago pride with this O’Hare themed hat, also from Alice & Wonder.
  4. Mauve Tassel Earrings from Vo Jewelry: Tassel jewelry is the bomb right now, grab these pair of on-trend earrings from Vo Jewelry now.
  5. Merry Gift Tags from Four Hats PressKnow someone whose favorite part of the holidays is giving? Grab them a few of these oh-so-cute Merry gift tags from Four Hats Press.
  6. Lash + Brow Oil from Scratch GoodsKeep those lashes and brows looking on point with this oil from Scratch Goods. Oh, and it also smells amazing.
  7. A Dozen Cupcakes from More CupcakesFood, like alcohol, is always an awesome gift. Grab the Chicago-obsessed person in your life a dozen cupcakes from More Cupcakes for an extra-sweet gift.
  8. Loop Stripe Coffee Mug from Transit TeesCoffee Mug + The L = An awesome Chicago gift.
  9. Chicago Flag Dress Socks from Transit TeesLet your love for our city follow you anywhere with these socks from Transit Tees.
  10. Sweet Home Chicago Print from MG Fancy FontThis subtle themed gift is a great choice for anyone who wants to keep their love for Chicago just slightly more low-key than a giant W flag (although, a W flag isn’t a bad holiday gift plan either…).



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