EDGEWATER — Far North Siders don't have to navigate suburban shopping complexes or make a day-long trek Downtown to get deals on unique, Chicago-made gifts.
Businesses in Edgewater, Rogers Park and West Ridge already have the goods you need to help show your friends, family and special someone you care.
Don't waste time running around last-minute — check out our suggestions from the neighborhood.
Very Necessary 'You Are Beautiful' Mirror At Local Goods Chicago
You are beautiful, did you know that? If you buy this $15 mirror from Local Goods Chicago, 6443 N. Sheridan Road, you'll never forget. Or give someone good vibes and confidence with this body-positive accessory.
Cozy Coffee Mugs For Two From Remix Chicago's Holiday Shop
Coffee just seems to taste better when enjoyed with a friend. Snag a set of these mugs emblazoned with the word "coffee" from the Remix Chicago holiday shop Dec. 10 at the Broadway Armory, 5917 North Broadway, and enjoy a cup with a friend. Also check out Remix's weekend pop-up shop inside the Belle Shore Apartments open Friday-Sunday at 1052 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. for more gifts.
DIY Painted Pottery Or Infused Glass Gift From RAM Art Studio
A trip to RAM Art Studio, 6054 North Broadway in Edgewater, is a double-win for gift-givers: not only does someone get a one-of-a-kind present, but you get to chill out at the art studio and paint it yourself. Or, better yet, sculpt an original gift made from infused glass. RAM has everything from jars, to mugs, plates, figures and more just waiting for your artistic touch.
Fluffy Cats/Bunnies/Dogs Up For Adoption At Red Door Animal Shelter
Just look at this fluffy kitty, don't you want to pick it up and take it home? Red Door Animal Shelter at 2410 W. Lunt Ave. in West Ridge rescues and helps adopt out these sweet pets, which can make a great addition to the family. If you've been planning to add a furry friend to your family, don't shop: adopt. Adoption fees — $100 for cats and rabbits and $200 for dogs — include a full check-up from a vet, microchipping and spay/neutering.
Shrine-Worthy Bill Murray (And Other Funny Guys) Coasters At Local Goods Chicago
Here is your chance to do something truly amazing for someone else: tell them you can make Bill Murray and John Candy appear in their living room for a cocktail. Portraits of these classic funny guys (and plenty of other classic Chicago things) are on these sweet heavy-duty ceramic coasters made by Re4mado Photography. You can grab a few at Local Goods Chicago's pop-up shop near Loyola University at 6443 N. Sheridan Road for $18 each, or $60 for four.
Lovely Movie/Cocktail Date Night At Historic New 400 Theater
Enjoy a night out on the town in Rogers Park by hitting up one of the restaurants along Sheridan Road before walking over to the newly renovated (but super historic) New 400 Theater, 6746 N. Sheridan Road, for a movie date with snacks and a cocktail or beer from the theater bar. Gift cards to the theater can be loaded up with as much (or as little) money as you want.
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