CHATHAM — Want to do your holiday shopping on the South Side this year? We rounded up some options in Chatham and Auburn Gresham to make tackling that list a little easier.
FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND WHO LOVES A GOOD COCKTAIL
Chatham's A&S Beverages (308 E. 75th St.) is not your average liquor store. It's more of a liquor boutique. Pick up a Courvosier, aged Bacardi or Patron gift set or a customized gift basket with everything your pal needs to make a mean Old Fashioned. Prices vary
FOR THE COOL GENTS IN YOUR LIFE
Want to get some of the men in your family heavier jackets for winter? Head to The Collection (711 E. 79th St.) and choose from an array of Pelle jackets in various colors and designs. $139
FOR YOUR WIFE WITH THE FUNKY FASHION FLAIR
She loves all things animal print and would not describe her decorating style as "traditional." Anna's Linens (7546 S. Stony Island Ave.) has a slew of affordable home decor options — from a leopard print door mat to "tipsy" personalized stemless wine glasses. $34.99 for the wine glasses, $4.99 doormat
FOR YOUR FAVORITE AUNT
Looks & Style (332 E. 75th St.) in Park Manor has a variety of unique purses for the woman who likes to show off the people she loves in style. Purses with the faces of famous people, such as President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, actors, singers, and more are on sale through late December. $65 through Dec. 31, $80 after
FOR YOUR LOW-TECH PARENTS
Flip phones are thing of the past, but mom and dad are still rocking them. Boost Mobile (7356 S. Halsted St.) in Auburn Gresham has Samsung Galaxy III phones on sale for $349 with monthly plans beginning at $55. These high-tech phones allow your parents to check their email, do conference and video calls; they'll even give them turn-by-turn driving directions if they get lost while coming to visit you for the holiday.