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“The Ultimate Hometown Gift Guide for 2023: Discover 21 Unique Gifts Under $100 That are Locally Available to Help You Complete Your Holiday Shopping”

“The Ultimate Hometown Gift Guide for 2023: Discover 21 Unique Gifts Under $100 That are Locally Available to Help You Complete Your Holiday Shopping”

When the weather outside is frightful, and even when it isn’t, it may possibly be a pain going here, there and in all places to knock out your holiday shopping list. The excellent news is you don’t need to. Online shopping may fulfill specific needs, but local shops offer you the chance to seek out original gifts that can’t be found elsewhere. We went on our annual gift-hunt to offer you only a taste of what’s on the market to your last-minute shopping needs for those who shop local. Enjoy. Jump To: Kenilworth | Winnetka | Northfield | Glencoe | Highland Park WILMETTE Pickleball paddles: Wilmette Bicycle and Sport Shop, 605 Green Bay Road, Wilmette In search of the most well liked thing? Look no further. The game of pickleball has exploded nationwide, and North Shorers have jumped on the trend. Wilmette Sport Shop carries a handful of paddles starting from $60 to $120 in addition to pickleballs for $3.50 apiece. Pizza stone by Emile Henry: Backyard Barbecue Store, 535 Green Bay Road, Wilmette The weather outside is frightful however the grill is at all times delightful. So goes the mantra of the Backyard Barbecue Store, where you could find your whole grilling needs, including this $70 pizza stone that works on the grilltop and even within the oven. Terry cloth robe and cotton pajamas: Chantilly Lace, 1177 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette ‘Tis the comfortable season, and Chantilly Lace is stocked with comfortable bedroom wear and more, equivalent to a terry cloth robe ($68) or patterned classic cotton pajamas ($68). Recently moved into Village Center, Chantilly Lace focuses on bra and swimsuit fittings and appointments and gift cards are popular requests. Wine and sweets: The Bottle Shop, 1148 Central Ave., Wilmette The Bottle Shop recently celebrated its 18th anniversary and also you might help have fun with a present pack including local treats from Chia Leah (dark chocolate bark: $11.99) and The Queen’s Caramels (dark chocolate: $15) and a reduced bottle of wine (Marques de Caceres-brut: $12.50). Panettone: Convito Cafe and Market, 1515 Sheridan Road #5, Wilmette You be hard-pressed to seek out a collection of panetonne, the Italian holiday bread, outside of Convito’s. Each holiday season, Convito’s market is brimming with vibrantly packaged panettone ($28-$60), whether original or infused with flavors equivalent to wine, pistachio and cherry. Record Store Day specials: Hip Cat Records and Music Videos, 3540 Lake Ave., Wilmette Pay no mind to the dearth of online footprint of Hip Cat Records. The shop in West Wilmette is an experience. And this holiday season, the record store has special releases from November’s Record Store Day, equivalent to live albums from Little Feat ($49.98), The Doors ($39.98) and Grateful Dead (six-disc, full live set, $128.98), amongst many others. KENILWORTH Decorative trees: Ceceil’s Flowers, 521 Park Drive, Kenilworth Lucky for you, Ceceil Coolegem-Fosco decided her pop-up flower shop in Kenilworth may very well be more. In her fourth 12 months, Ceceil’s continues to focus on fresh, never refrigerated flowers and likewise offers gifts for the house, equivalent to quite a lot of decorative trees: ceramic ($10-$25), wood ($5-$20), felt-top ($35), and wire/bottle brush, to call a number of. WINNETKA Ice skates: Winnetka Thrift Shop, 992 Green Bay Road, Winnetka Get within the spirit of giving and receiving on the Winnetka Thrift Shop. The legacy Winnetka nonprofit sells second-hand items with proceeds going to the North Shore Counseling Center. It’s an ignored spot to seek out equipment for ice sports, equivalent to ice skates, which start as little as $15. “Who’s The City For?”: Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka A beloved local shop no matter season, The Book Stall will help shorten any shopping list. For that architecture and/or history lover in your life is “Who’s The City For?: Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago” ($29) by subject experts Blair Kamin and Lee Bey, which examines equity throughout Chicago’s development. Bey’s work “Southern Exposure,” which centers architecture on Chicago’s South Side, can be available ($30). Susi fingerless gloves: Selleria Venata, 986 Green Bay Road, Winnetka The brand new Winnetka shop carries original and high-end Italian goods, specializing in imported leather. The Susi fingerless gloves from Neirami are made with wool and alpaca fur for $58. Longer versions of the fingerless gloves are $70. Tala-la-la-la Holiday Gift Box: Tala Coffee, 93 Green Bay Road, Winnetka In search of a jolt of holiday spirit? Tala Coffee Roasters’ seasonal mix, Tala-la-la-la, might do the trick. Carrying flavors like chocolate truffles, holiday jam and roasted chestnuts, the coffee packs a vacation punch. You possibly can pick up a bag starting at $19 at Tala’s recent Winnetka cafe or grab a vacation gift box with the coffee and a seasonal mug for $29. Poinsettias: Hlavacek Florist, 746 Green Bay Road, Winnetka A vibrant and fresh sign of the season, poinsettias give any holiday scene a lift, and Hlavacek’s is certain to have the best one for you, whether big, small, short, tall, white or red from under $10 and as much as $125. NORTHFIELD Homemade spice mixes, Hofherr Meat Co., 300 N. Happ Road, Northfield Butcher shop and market Hofherr Meat Co. helps you prepare a meal from start to complete, offering its own prepared spice mixes ($7.99), perfect for stocking stuffers, in accordance with Arielle Hofherr. The shop also has housemade jerky (regular, teriyaki, maple jalapeno) that run between $4-$6 a pack. GLENCOE Bumpas: The Wild Child, 657 Vernon Ave., Glencoe How a few hug — on a regular basis? A Bumpas is a weighted companion that may hang snugly around a toddler’s shoulders like a backpack. The comfortable embrace suits right in through the winter months, or any time really. Wild Child, which also has a Wilmette location, has loads of original toys and gifts for the kid in your list. One Stop Trev Shop, 640 Vernon Ave., Glencoe The One Stop Trev Shop is an enterprise from Latest Trier High School that gives employment and learning opportunities for members of its post highschool transition program. Among the many Trevians swag is quite a lot of drinkware — like Yeti mugs ($40) and tumblers ($45) — to support NTHS on the go. Custom cookies: Sweet Buddha, 660 Vernon Ave. #3, Glencoe This speciality shop is certain to have something for you, and that’s because they’ll do as you ask! Sarah Miller’s Glencoe business is understood for its personalized cookies and cakes for any occasion. It’s also possible to pop in the shop and grab a fast candy fix from Sweet Buddha’s candy wall (boxes between $8-$16). Personalized charm necklace: 312 Tudor, 312 Tudor Court, Glencoe The subtle yet elegant necklaces sell for $68 and are available with a letter charm of your selection at 312 Tudor. Additional charms are $24. HIGHLAND PARK Minis by Nora Fleming: Harper and Ash, 668 Central St., Highland Park Minis permit you to customize your presentation in a flash. The decorations easily pop out and in of platters to maintain you ready for any occasion, from Christmas to Hanukkah to the large game. Each Mini costs around $15 at Harper and Ash, while platters run between $26-$60. Hanukkah chew toys: Pets4Life, 661 Central Ave., Highland Park The all-in-one pet outpost just opened in Highland Park, and while Pets4Life offers medical services, grooming and boarding, the front of the home carries unique pet-care and -enrichment items, equivalent to Hanukkah-themed chew toys ($12-$20) which have been flying off the shelves. The shop even puts together customized pet-goodies baskets for the vacations. Assortment tray: Goodies, 652 Central Ave., Highland Park Have you ever been really good this 12 months? In that case, you might have earned an indulgent holiday assortment from this Highland Park shop. The assortment trays — Goodies hottest buy — are offered in 4 sizes, starting at $65, and offer toffee, chocolate pretzels, almond and Oreo bark, chocolate-covered cherries, and more. Christmas tree teapot: Madame ZuZu’s Teahouse/Emporium, 1876 1st St., Highland Park Madame ZuZu’s is original in a number of ways, but its notoriety as a teahouse truly sets it apparent. The shop in downtown Highland Park has an locally unrivaled collection of teas and likewise sells teawares, equivalent to diffusers and teapots, with the Christmas tree teapot ($60) as a seasonal standout. The Record is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community newsroom that relies on reader support to fuel its independent local journalism. Subscribe to The Record to fund responsible news coverage to your community. Already a subscriber? You possibly can make a tax-deductible donation at any time.


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