10 Best Holiday Gifts From Small Businesses Around Chicago

As Chicagoans, we go hard for our city. So it’s only right that we support the local businesses that allow us to be proud loudly. So skip those trips to the mall this year and shop local for your holiday gifts. There are so many hidden gems in each and every one of these small businesses that you can’t go wrong, no matter what you purchase.

So here are the best holiday gifts from small businesses around the city.



Specialty Glassware @ Moody Tongue

Moody Tongue
Photo Credit: Moody Tongue Instagram

2136 South Peoria Street 


Moody Tongue is a local Chicago brewery serving up delicious and creative beers. A growler of Smoked Applewood Gold is sure to delight your fav beer lover, and their 15-ounce Specialty Glassware makes for a perfect pairing.



Jeans @ Dearborn Denim & Apparel

Dearborn Denim & Apparel
Photo Credit: Dearborn Denim & Apparel Instagram

1504 East 53rd Street

You can never go wrong with a nice pair of fitted jeans. Luckily, Dearborn Denim & Apparel are high-quality, locally made and affordable. So grab a pair for the significant woman or man in your life.



Bicycle Perch Moose Head @ Heritage General Store

Heritage General Store
Photo Credit: Heritage General Store

2959 North Lincoln Avenue 


This moose head mounts onto the front of a bicycle so that your hipster friend who always brags about how “Chicago is a biking city” can add a little flair to their wheels.



Jasmine Rose Skin Drink @ Scratch Goods

Scratch Goods
Photo Credit: Scratch Goods Facebook

851 West Randolph Street

Everyone’s skin is gonna need a little extra love when winter finally hits. Keep your face healthy with Jasmine Rose Skin Drink, a hydrating mist that is multifaced. You can use it for face and body, as a setting spray for makeup, or to boost your dry curls.



Tie @ The Tie Bar

The Tie Bar
Photo Credit: The Tie Bar Instagram

126 West Monroe Street  

Keep your friend who loves looking sharp this winter with this gift from Tie Bar. There’s a wide array of ties that can fit any style.


Horseshoe Drop Earrings @ Mazi

Photo Credit: Mazi Instagram


As a business, Mazi is all about conscious consumerism, meaning that these earrings are not only beautiful but ethical, as well.
*Earrings sold help supply Africa with clean water.


Cedar + Pine Beard Oil @ Scratch Goods

Scratch Goods
Photo Credit: Scratch Goods

851 West Randolph Street

Has your Chicago-lovin’ buddy fully embraced the lumberjack style? Keep his beard looking well-groomed with this great-smelling beard oil from Scratch Goods.


Love You Furever Faux Fur Coat @ Alice & Wonder

Alice & Wonder
Photo Credit: Alice & Wonder Instagram

Keep a lady friend impeccably cozy in this stylish and warm Love You Furever Faux Fur Coat.


Roasted’s Choice Bean Flight @ Dark Matter Coffee

Dark Matter Coffee
Photo Credit: Dark Matter Coffee Facebook

738 North Western Avenue

Dark Matter is the best kind of Chicago coffee. Keep your buddies well caffeinated with a selection of beans right from their stores.


Chicago Neighborhood Map @ Ork Posters

Ork Posters
Photo Credit: Ork Posters

2003 West Montrose

Give the person who loves Chicago a way to show off their hometown pride with this cool map from Ork.


Know any other local Chicago businesses? Let us know below!