Lakeview East & Wrigleyville Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Shopping local is a critical part of keeping our small businesses open. This holiday season, ditch big box companies and give the gift of local love! We’ve come up with all the spots in the neighborhood offering something special this holiday season to make your gift giving easy! Gifts for those big and small, from sentimental to silly, you’ll find something they’ll love in one of our local shops!

For someone who deserves to be pampered

Salon Blue | 2915 N. Sheffield Ave

Looking for a fresh cut? Salon Blue has highly trained colorists, creating fresh haircuts for men and women of every age. Since 1993, their mantra is Beauty = Confidence = Power. Not only do they specialize in making you look good and feel your best, but the Beauty Boutique also offers high-performance haircare, skincare, makeup and hand-picked scarves & jewelry for you to enjoy after you leave the salon. Get your friend a Blue Salon gift card so they can taste the magic of feeling fresh and their best.

Salon SEN | 3740 N. Halsted St

Salon SEN specializes in cut, color, balayage / creative color techniques, keratin treatments, extensions, deep conditioning treatments and facial cleaning. Your $20 gift is valued towards a new service of $60 or more, or $10 off a new service valued at $40 or more. Refer a friend and they will receive $20 off their first time service with Salon Sen and you will receive $20 off your next service. They offer beautiful gift sets wrapped in Phillip Lim designed boxes. Purchase $50 or more and spin the wheel for a free prize!

Body Brite Med Spa | 2949 N. Broadway

Want your beauty to shine? BodyBrite has everything your body needs to feel fresh and confident. At BodyBrite you’ll be pampered in a safe, respectful environment. Some of their services include facials, hair removal, teeth whitening, plasma pen, lash lift and tint and much more. BodyBrite is for everyone and has an excellent Black Friday special that is buy one service, get one free!

Ingmar James | 3255 N. Broadway

Ingmar James has a warm inviting ambiance. This salon, has top-notch hairdressing, tailor-made interactions and stylists that are educated and experienced in all classic and current techniques from balayage hair lightening to fashion color, precision cutting to extensions, and the latest in trendy cuts. They are traditional yet current, professional yet laid-back. They aspire to have both meanings of the word “salon” a place for beauty and a place for friends to meet, relax and discuss the day’s events. Stop by and purchase a gift for a friend of some high-end products by brands like Kevin Murphy, Moroccan oil, and Milbon!

Choc Choc | 3127 N. Broadway

Choc Choc strives to only use clean and safe ingredients in their products. Their number one selling product is their Rice Power Essence that is jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients. The powerful combination of rice bran extract, idebenone, and mushroom collagen works together to help hydrate and brighten your skin. Choc Choc has a Holiday Gift Value set that includes a variety of quality products that will make you want to buy a gift yourself. Some of the Holiday gifts include Heimish all clean mini kit which is perfect for traveling, Baru Lab Clean Vegan Mask set of 10 has a variety of purposes like exfoliating, anti-blemish, hydrating, moisturizing and more. Also, they have a great Black Friday sale over 65 products are up to 70% off plus a free gift!

Little Barn Apothecary | 3341 N. Broadway

Perfect place to go if you are looking to improve your self-care routine. Little Barn Apothecary is authentic, intentional and accessible. They take inspiration from the earth and each ingredient is selected by hand and crafted carefully designed to evoke a feeling of luxurious well-being. All of their products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free and truly all-natural. They offer people a healthier, more beautiful way of living. Get your friend a Charcoal Aloe face cleanser or Honeysuckle grapefruit body polish to level up their skin care routine.

SmokePost CBD Dispensary | 905 W. Belmont Ave

SmokePost Dispensary is a smoker’s paradise. They offer a range of strains, concentrates, tinctures, and edibles from CBD to Delta 8 THC. They have whatever you need to support your health and feel better. All of their staff is friendly and willing to help you find whatever you need or desire. Also, they have Cheech & Chong glass, Honest Paws, Blazy Susan, Raw products, and much more. Find the perfect piece for your smoking buddy by gifting them a quality Cheech & Chong glass product.

Sunnyside | 3524 N. Clark St

Give the gift of impeccable vibes this holiday season. Sunnyside is a recreational and medical cannabis dispensary located in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. They update their menu daily with premium flower, edibles, vapes, tinctures and more. They also offer discounts up to 30% for first-time medical patients, 20% Veterans, 15% first-time recreational and 10% for students/teachers discount. Surprise your friend with a gift from Sunnyside and they’ll be highly satisfied.

The NOW | 3120 N. Broadway

Looking for a way to invest in yourself? The NOW is the perfect place to get a massage and escape the pressures of daily life. The NOW offers 3 different types of massages and guests can choose from 15 enhancements to customize their experience. If you sign up for the Ritual Membership you will receive savings on 50 or 80-minute massages once or twice a month. The NOW is designed to serve as a sanctuary from the bustling city. Their interiors are inspired by nature. All the elements are all aligned with nature to form the ultimate escape for next-level relaxation. Give a gift that lasts all year round with a Ritual Membership to help your friend, family member, or special someone a way to unplug and unwind.

De La Vie Day Spa| 3120 N. Sheffield Ave

De La Vie Spa wants your skin and body to feel healthy and beautiful. At De La Vie they will restore, renew, and revitalize body, mind and spirit. They were voted #4 Best Spa in Chicago by TimeOut. Send a gift card to your friends or family for future use. Find peace of mind and body at De La Vie day spa, where every treatment is customized to meet your unique needs and desires.

VIP Feet Feel Spa | 3347 N. Clark St

Want to improve the quality of your life? VIP Feet Feel Spa will help you achieve that. They have a foot reflexology massage that will leave you feeling brand new. It’s deeply relaxing and therapeutic. They have a massage therapist that will apply traditional Swedish and sports massage techniques to the foot, calf, and upper leg. Through their techniques, it will decrease stress and anxiety in the entire body. Find the perfect way to rest and relax at VIP Feet Feel Spa by getting a full body massage. The more you go the healthier you feel!

Third Space Chicago | 716 W. Addison St

Third Space Chicago is where people can gather, learn, and form meaningful relationships. At Third Space, they aim to enhance the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the community. A great event at Third Space is The Lunch Bunch, one of the longest-running programs serving seniors of 60+ in Lakeview. Also, they have meditation practice workshops that are very beneficial after a stressful week or if you want to start your meditation journey. Jumpstart your weekend by attending their yoga practice session at 9 am via zoom or in person (must RVSP on Eventbrite for in-person activities).

Hotel Versey Days Inn by Wyndham | 644 W. Diversey Pkwy

Hotel Versey offers a quirky and edgy urban lifestyle experience, located in Chicago’s most vibrant Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhood. Hotel Versey connects travelers with the local culture, music, art and food of the Windy City. A bold new design inspired by jazz and rock history all created by local artists. Some of the Rockstars that stayed in this hotel were Sherly Crow, Nirvana, Ziggy Marley, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more. If your looking to have a staycation and got tickets to the Cubs game there’s a 20% discount for those attending a game at Wrigley Field! Get a holiday discount up to 30% off and once you book your room you can enjoy a medium coffee or cold brew with a purchase of a breakfast item at Stan’s Donuts at 2800 N. Clark.

Robert Jeffrey Salon and Spa | 3153 N. Broadway

Your ‘look’ says a lot about you. At Robert Jeffrey Salon and Spa, they understand that hair services can play a big role in helping you achieve the style you want. In addition, to hair care they offer face and skin therapy, massage therapy, makeup, lashes and waxing, nails and spa packages. Some spa packages include A Relaxation Sensation ($135) which starts with a Swedish massage and then finishes with the soothing effects of a custom blended facial valued at $151 approximately 2 hours. The other spa package is The Body Retreat ($207) which features a Swedish relaxation massage, custom facial, spa manicure and pedicure valued at $230 approximately 4 hours Don’t miss out on the 48 hour Black Friday sale! Perfect time to get a gift when shampoo and conditioners are 40% off! Also, you get a free $15 gift card for any gift card purchase over $100 and $10 free gift card with any purchase of a $75 gift card.

Ritual Hot Yoga Lakeview | 2805 N. Sheffield Ave

You’ve never felt anything like this before. Ritual Hot Yoga is revolutionizing the yoga industry from yoga studio experience to the practice, to the business philosophy that provides for a sustainable full-time career in yoga. The Studio experience provides everything you might crave before or after practice like mat towels, showers, essential-oil bath products and shower towels. The Class experience is 50-minutes of candle-lit, fast-paced yoga choreographed to the bumping of the inspiring playlist of the teachers bookended by meditation and massage. Each week, a new pose and class intention is practiced. Two yoga instructors lead each class. It’s dark, hot, sweaty, rhythmic and a soulful journey. Try out the 10-Day Unlimited which includes 10 Days of Unlimited Yoga Practice with a Complimentary Private Session! This is the perfect gift for someone looking to start their yoga journey.

Unique Gifts for Unique People

CRAM Fashion | 3329 N. Broadway

CRAM Fashion is the destination for the fashion savvy. Once you enter the store it feels like you are at home. They have a rustic apartment-like space that has a mixture of men’s clothing, accessories and undergarments from American and European designers. They offer comfortable and welcoming interiors with prices as low as $19. Also, they have secrid wallets, ethically made in Holland that are incredibly durable and hold more than 6 cards. Find the perfect cozy winter gear for the stylish guy in your life at CRAM.

Get in the Kitchen | 3617 N. Broadway

Get in the Kitchen is excited to introduce to you its awesome selection of “Gifts of the Month!” Choose from things like “Beer, Hot Sauce & Cured Meat of the Month”, “Wine, Pasta & delectable Sauce of the Month”, “Cocktail Box of the Month” “Sweets & Snacks of the Month”, “Imma Wyner Wine & Social Club” and so much more! Each month the recipient will get a different selection of the items! Perfect for the home chef in your life, Get in the Kitchen has artisan and gourmet culinary gifts – they even have boxes of goodies that are ready to ship! If your loved one is local, consider giving them the gift of a membership to one of their incredible new monthly clubs like their Dinner and Dancing Club!

Randall Hopkins Art & Antiques | 2929 N. Broadway

Need something special for your most eclectic loved one? Randall Hopkins Art and Antiques has the perfect unique art and antiques that you’d never find anywhere else. Randall specializes in English art, furniture, brass, and silver from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Dazzle your loved one with a 19th century decanter or brass candelabra, they surely have never received a piece of history before!

The Colette Collection | 2858 N. Clark St

The Colette Collection is best known for unique, stylish, and trendy women’s clothing and accessories at affordable prices. They have new styles arrive weekly. Everything is moderately priced, nothing over $100. They have a wide selection of accessories including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more. Also, they have a Chicago flag necklace for only $10. Find the perfect fall fashion fit right now at Colette Collection just in time for sweater weather!

Bottles Up! | 3164 N. Broadway

Looking for a local fun drinking experience? Bottles Up is perfect for you! They provide wine, beer, spirits, sake, and hard cider/kombucha/seltzers. They have non-alcoholic options as well as other wine accessories and other goodies. They also encourage community and have a fun, affordable wine/beer club that includes two bottles of wine every month, recipes for wine, discounts on classes and events, and more! Bottles Up focus on smaller producers, especially minorities, and rotate their selection weekly to give exposure to other markets so there’s always something new! Give the gift of a wine club membership for a year-round treat!

Inkling | 2917 1/2 N. Broadway

Need a hand-crafted greeting card or want to spice up your living room with a print from a local Chicago artist? Inkling has what you need! They have a wide assortment of greeting cards, art prints, apothecary items, trunk shows, hosting craft meet-ups and gift items. This gift shop is designed to make you laugh, with beautiful well-designed products. If you’re feeling luxurious you can get lost in the scents in the apothecary section. If you need a break from it all stop in to look at all the prints and pieces of art to destress. Inkling has an art gallery that features a Chicago artist in the gallery space every month!

Foursided | 2939 N. Broadway & 2958 N. Clark St

Foursided has gifts for any urban dweller and for any occasion. They have a variety of cards that will make you laugh or smile. You may come in for a card but who knows what you’ll discover! Vintage or ephemeral trinkets, flashcards, current artwork by local and national artists and the list goes on. The Foursided location on Broadway specializes in custom framing that will leave you in awe with its unique and wonderful display. States in Love is a new custom item that is vintage and beautiful. Stop by their location on Clark and pick two states (made out of vintage puzzle pieces or pieces of wood) that tell your story and they’ll frame them up. Each frame takes 3-5 days for them to construct and pieces are mostly unique because they examine their collection of pieces and find the perfect pair for you. This is the perfect gift for a friend or family member that just moved or is from a different state.

Crest Lighting | 3308 N. Sheffield Ave

Looking to light up your life? Crest Lighting will help get you on the right track. Their store has decorative fixtures and experienced staff to guide you through the planning, and execution phase of your lighting project. Crest Lighting has cutting edge technological innovations that are altering the Chicago lighting landscape. They will help get your spot aesthetically appealing while using the most energy-efficient and cost-effective lighting technologies. Find a light for that person who needs to illuminate their space which will enhance the room for maximum productivity or relaxation.

Sports World | 3555 N. Clark St

In need of some new Cubs gear? Sports World has a great selection and affordable prices. They have a large selection of Chicago Cubs T-Shirts, hats, and Chicago Cubs Nike Jerseys to show your support year-round. They even have baby clothes for your little Cub fans. Great place to grab a gift for your friend or family member that are Cubs fans.

Clark Street Sports | 3465 N. Clark St

Perfect place to stop and shop for all major Chicago sports teams! Get your Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs and White Sox gear at Clark Street Sports! They pride themselves on being in a city of champions. Find the perfect accessories, T-shirts, hats and jerseys for that Chicago fanatic in your life.

Chicago Comics | 3244 N. Clark St

Are you on the hunt for a new comic? Chicago Comics has everything you’re looking for, they offer a large and comprehensive comic book selection. Specializing in small press and hard-to-find indie comic titles, also they carry almost all the superhero titles and tons of merchandise. If they don’t have what you want on display they have a HUGE back stock collection. You can find the best comics on Earth from mainstream press to the best new talent from up-and-comers! Perfect place to get your comic-loving friend a new addition to their collection and some superhero merchandise!

Graham Cracker Comics | 3162 N. Broadway

Graham Crackers Comics features over 100,000 other items available through their storefront locations. Graham Crackers Comics is the largest comic store chain in the United States with 9 locations throughout Illinois. Formed in 1982, Graham Crackers Comics provides affordable collectibles and new releases throughout the year. They also BUY comics and set aside every Thursday to look over the good you bring in! Grab your friend or family member a new release of Captain America & Winter Soldier Special #1 or Star Wars Han Solo & Chewbacca #7.

Gramaphone Records | 3843 N. Clark

Stop by Gramaphone Records to get groovy. They specialize in Electronic Music, House, Techno, Disco, Boogie, Chicago House, Downtempo, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass & more. You can listen to all opened Vinyl and CDs before you make a purchase! They have 8 turntable listening stations and 1 CD listening station. Also, they have a small section of Afro-Latin, Dub Reggae, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country, Folk and Classical. Find the perfect classy gift for that guy or gal that enjoys to jam out!

Reckless Records| 929 W. Belmont Ave

If you are looking to start your vinyl collection Reckless Records is the best place to start! Originating in London, their first Chicago location was opened in 1988. Reckless Records has new and used vinyl LPs, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, and video games. If you are interested in selling your collections visit one of their locations an hour before closing time. Find a spunky classic vinyl record for that spunky person in your life that loves to be nostalgic.

Laugh Factory | 3172 N. Broadway

Need a laugh or craving a new experience? Laugh Factory is the best place to start or end your night. They have a taste of big named and local comedians. Laugh Factory has been recognized as the #1 comedy club in the country by such high-profile media as USA Today. Laugh Factory is putting its mark on Chicago’s historic comedy scene so don’t miss out! There are stand-up shows throughout the week and weekend starting on Wednesday. There are no cash payments accepted so be sure to bring your debit or credit card. Also, it’s 18+ so be ready for some X-Rated jokes. General Admission is first come first serve and best to be there early so you get a good seat. Wednesdays and Thursdays are a good times to go in the week to see local emerging comedians. Get tickets for Chicago’s Best Standup Comedy show which features the absolute best standup comedy lineup that you will see in the city. Today’s biggest names and local comedians will deliver something for every taste and style of comedy.

The Annoyance | 851 W. Belmont

The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch comedy, and more in a vibrant creative atmosphere. Also, they are the home to the longest-running musical Co-Ed Prison Sluts. Annoyance has shows every night of the week as well as bar events. If you know someone or are looking to jump-start your stand up career on Friday there’s improv classes at 8, under the guidance of Director Mick Napier.

Blue Man Group | 3133 N. Halsted St

Blue Man Group is something you’ve never experienced before. Hard to describe but easy to love. Blue Man Group is a dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology. Built in 1901, Briar Street Theatre is now the home to the Blue Man Group. Over 35 million people of all ages, languages, and cultures have experienced the imaginative multi-sensory world of Blue Man Group. Now it’s your turn to join the tribe. Tickets to the Blue Man Group are a great gift for anyone looking to laugh, rock and party.

The Ivy Shop | 3637 N. Clark St

At the Ivy Shop, you can find products that the players wear on the field to unique items that will stand out in a crowd. You can find products for the boardroom to the ballpark and everywhere in between. They have everything Cubs from caps, bags, shirts, hoodies, flags, golf accessories, and more. Show off your true colors wherever you are. Get your baseball friend or Chicago lovers some gear and apparel to celebrate the legacy of Chicago.

Lids | 1027 W. Addison St

Looking for a cap of your favorite sports team? Lids is your spot to grab a cap. They have branded headwear of collegiate teams, major professional sports teams, as well as other specialty fashion categories in the latest styles and colors. One of the most exciting aspects of LIDS is the ability to customize your cap or team gear with Lids Custom Zone. Don’t forget to ask about the Access Pass Program! You can enroll for free to earn points towards future rewards, birthdays, and more. Give a gift to your friend a membership to the Access Pass Premium Program so they get 20% off hats and embroidery, 10% off Apparel and Novelties, special offers and more for a full year!

Bill Rush Photography | 1025 W. Addison St

Bill Rush Photography and Design has bold contrast and intricate details. Bill’s photography offers a unique perspective. His photography includes fine art, portraits, professional headshots, event photography, sports, editorial, commercial and corporate. If you need a photographer for an event Bill Rush will be a great choice! Also, Bill Rush photography has some amazing prints that are a perfect gift for that friend who needs to spice up their wall.

Bob Gally Photography | 3009 N. Broadway

In need of some new photos for your space? Bob Gally Photography can help you execute your vision. Bob Gally is a fine art photographer in a retail showroom that specializes in décor for both business and residential clients. You can choose over 2,000 photos in over 30 categories, everyone can find a photo to refresh and rejuvenate their space. You can buy a piece in-store and take it with them the same day or create a custom piece. Custom pieces include picking your photo, picking your size, and picking your material. Some materials they offer are acrylic, wood, aluminum, metal, and canvas. Get one of a kind custom piece as a gift for that special someone. You can feel the passion in Bob’s work which makes it a great gift.

Zeglio Custom Clothiers | 3245 N. Broadway

Zeglio is the place to get the look you want and the feel you need. Whether you are a businessman who often attends crucial meetings, are getting married, or just always like to make a good appearance, suits by Zeglio Clothiers will help you look (and feel) your best, whatever the occasion. Custom designed and tailored, they show unmistakably that you care enough to want to make a fine impression.

X Golf | 3351 N. Sheffield Ave

Want to sharpen your golf game? X-Golf is the perfect place to practice your game. They have 8 state-of-the-art golf simulators which are designed for golfers at all stages of their game. The technology is best in class, offering automatic ball teeing and hundreds of data points that come with 98% accuracy including extremely accurate chipping and putting results. Also, they have lessons and tournaments throughout the year. X-Golf has Chicago’s premiere indoor golf bar so if your just looking for a good time while golfing with friends enjoy their signature cocktails and great comfort food!

Lucky Strike Social | 1027 W. Addison St

Need something fun to do with your friends or family? Lucky Strike is the perfect place to hang out and features two video walls to watch games, eight bowling lanes, and over 100 arcade games (including the first-of-its-kind Daytona Championship USA Motion SDLX). Also, they have a bar and serve elevated bar food including Philly cheese-steak egg rolls, andouille-stuffed mushrooms, and an arsenal of sliders. They have delicious cocktails and scrumptious homemade creme brulee. Lucky Strike is the perfect place to host an event. Find yourself getting lost in all the games and entertainment. There’s something for everyone – they have a variety of gluten-free and vegetarian items on their menu. Come reserve a bowling lane, get a toffee martini, and share some garlic-lemon brussel sprouts and bavarian pretzels.

David has developed a name for himself in the literary community with his amazing novels Gaybash and Summerdale, both of which have two very different but equally compelling stories to them. As an author and artist, David values sharing hope through writing, sharing joy through artwork, living openly and honestly, honoring family and friends, and lastly welcoming new readers. Artists should foster understanding, challenge inequality, and heal pain which David does a remarkable job of displaying in his writing. Get a local fiction and horror novel – signed by the author!

Sliced Chicago Charuterie | 3950 N. Lake Shore Drive Ave

Sliced Chicago Charcuterie believes in bringing communities together over a delicious food experience. They offer modern-inspired boards and charcuterie workshops. They have custom arrangements to suit every occasion that is curated thoughtfully and with only the highest quality ingredients. The perfect choice for your meeting, party, or event where you want to impress your group with something unique, exciting and mouthwatering!

Metro | 3730 N. Clark St

First opened in 1982, the Metro is a concert hall in Chicago that plays host to a variety of local, regional, and national emerging bands and musicians. The capacity is 1,100 divided between the main floor and the balcony. It’s the Metro’s 40th anniversary so celebrate by getting a metro bucket hat or Smartbar fanny pack. If it’s your first time purchasing an item online you get 10% off any purchase. Get your friend a cozy metro hoodie and beanie to keep them prepared for the cold weather.

Unabridged Bookstore | 3251 N. Broadway

Unabridged Bookstore specializes in gay and lesbian books as well as general fiction, children’s, travel, and home design titles. Also, Unabridged is known for its dedicated, knowledgeable full-time staff, an unparalleled sale book selection and an award-winning children’s selection. Saturday, November 26th they will be unveiling their Totes for Tots a new kids tote bag that is the perfect size for your little reader. Everyone gets 10% off purchases in-store or online all day long! Stop by and get some sweet treats from Sugar Daddy and pick the perfect reading recommendation for everyone on your shopping list!

Not in the mood to organize your house, room or garage? Mission 2 Organize will get the job done for you. They handle such tasks as home organizing, decluttering, digital organizing, packing and unpacking and much more. Mission 2 Organize seeks to help their clients create a more peaceful environment and better manage their time and move with less stress and more order. Also, they can run your errands, plan your parties and so much more! Get a home-organizing gift set to make your space more harmonious and productive.

Richard Dayhoff a graduate of the International Academy of Design is known as a visionary and constantly innovates and sets new standards most recently introducing a line of eco-friendly layers. Dayhoff has a piece of his women’s ready-to-wear clothing in the permanent collection at the Chicago History Museum! He had the privilege of dressing Oprah Winfrey and has designs that were sold in more than 300 retail establishments across America, including Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Takashimaya. Find eco-friendly, luxury, first-layer garments as contour briefs or contour trunks for that classy man in your life.

Wigglyville | 3337 N. Broadway

Our pets are a part of the family too! Get your dog or cat a gift for the holidays at Wigglyville! Wigglyville has an integrative approach to animal wellness, they offer products that promote a positive lifestyle for your pets to contribute to a long, healthy, and rewarding life. They believe health starts with nutrition and only sell products with quality ingredients that promote our furry one’s health and well-being.

Something Sweet for Your Sweetie

Windy City Sweets | 3308 N. Broadway

In the mood for some gourmet chocolates? Windy City Sweets specializes in candy and handmade chocolates! They offer a variety of gourmet chocolate gift baskets, chocolate-covered fruits, nuts, and mixes. Their chocolate bar has over 1200 specialty sweet treats that you won’t simply find in many places including s’mores, truffles, fudge, gummy candy, and caramel nut patties. Almost all of their gourmet chocolate candy is made right in the store. All perfect gifts for the holidays that are sweet and savory.

Intelligentsia Coffee | 3213 N. Broadway

Intelligentsia Coffee sources great green coffee roasts daily, and serves extraordinary espresso drinks, brewed coffee, and tea. Intelligentsia is the perfect place to fuel up on some coffee and get some work done. The environment is enchanting and the employees are splendid to chat with. For the holiday season, Intelligentsia has shoppable collections that are 5 Coffee Personalities curated for coffee fans including The Aspiring home chef, Coffee loving host, Latte artist, Coffee hobbyist, and Coffee bar connoisseur. All perfect gifts for your coffee lover friends.

Bae Coffee | 2945 N. Broadway

Take your bae out to bae coffee! Bae coffee believes that coffee is self-care and life is too short for bad coffee. Bae coffee only uses fair-wage green beans and mindful roast profiles that give you a complex, balanced, and intricate experience. Pick up one of their locally roasted to-go bags of coffee for the person who puts pep in your step.

The Coffee and Tea Exchange | 3311 N. Broadway

The Coffee and Tea Exchange has been roasting their own beans since 1975! Once you enter the Coffee and Tea Exchange it gives you the mom n pop vibe. They are an independent coffee roaster that provides the freshest coffee possible at an affordable price in a trendy environment. They have 36 different handcrafted gift boxes like herbal tea flights, coffee samplers, chocolate-covered espresso beans, mulling spices in a mug, chocolate lovers’ coffee sampler and much more! They have an Autumn flavor coffee sampler gift box which is perfect for the holiday season.

Nuts on Clark | 3830 N. Clark St

Nuts on Clark is the best party snack! Impress your party guests this year with gourmet popcorn from Nuts on Clark. Also, their popcorn is popped fresh and to perfection. If you are a popcorn or nut lover Nuts on Clark will be your paradise. Some of their famous flavors are original caramel corn, real cheese corn, real spicy cheese corn, kettle corn, signature butter, pecan nut, caramel nut glaze, almond caramel nut glaze, and cashew caramel nut glaze. Great place to get a gift for a friend!

Kilwins’ | 3519 N. Clark St

Kilwins is perfect for your Thanksgiving celebration. They have an assortment of boxed chocolates and the perfect caramel apple that will leave you wanting more! Kilwins is always serving the highest quality tasty products. The Mackinac island fudge and tuttle nut caramels are delicious! Kilwins is a place where people celebrate and share the experience of life, family, and gifting in a very special nostalgic American setting. They are proud of their family heritage and provide a warm and friendly experience that makes you feel at home. Go in and get the hand-crafted crunchy Brittle, perfect for those who love the salty-sweet flavor combination.

Jennivees Bakery | 3301 N. Sheffield Ave

In the mood for cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookies and other indulgent desserts? Jennivees Bakery is the place to go! They specialize in unique cake/cupcake flavors and custom cake decorations. They have a phenomenal browned butter banana cake topped with browned butter frosting. Also, Jennivees is have a special for the holidays, their Thanksgiving Sweet Kit that includes a choice of either pumpkin spice pecan praline swirl cheesecake or southern gent cheesecake and two bottles of wine for $95 till November 25st. Celebrate the holidays by bringing a pumpkin spice latte cake or strawberry vibes cupcakes to your family party, Friendsgiving or any event your attending.

Bombay Eats | 3149 1/2 N. Broadway

Food is a pivotal component of Indian culture, Bombay Eats strives to share delicious, simple, and fun street food inspired by Bombay (Mumbai) India. There is no better way to express oneself and share culture than through food. At Bombay Eats they have taken the best Indian cooking – complex flavors, an abundant variety of spices and delicious slow-cooked recipes and are delivering it in the form of wraps, sandwich rolls and bowls. Half the menu is vegetarian and offers gluten-free and halal options. The chicken roll is delicious that is perfect for lunch. Try out their tasty family meal for 4 which features a base + protein/veggie + condiments and sauces.

Raising Canes | 3700 N. Clark St

Are you craving a chicken finger meal? Raising Canes location in Wrigleyville is made for you. They have the quality you can count on, iconic sauce, and mouthwatering fries. Raising Canes is one of the most craveable chicken finger meals. They hand batter premium chicken that’s marinated for 24 hours, every meal is cooked fresh (no heat lamps), and their special Cane’s sauce is the perfect pairing for chicken fingers and crinkle-cut fries. My favorite part is the texas toast which is pillowy pull-apart bread with just the right amount of butter and garlic. A great thing is that Raising Canes is open late which makes it perfect for a late-night meal. Get a gift card at Raising Canes for that chicken lover friend.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream | 3657 N. Clark St

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is devoted to making better ice cream and bringing people together. They have a uniquely smooth texture and buttercream body with a bright flavor and clean finish. Once you walk into Jeni’s it brightens your mood with the sparking and beautiful space with attentive service that helps people connect. You can feel the good vibes at Jeni’s. They believe service is an art and strive to make people feel good. Try the Holiday Pint Collection! If you could gift-wrap holiday cheer, this is what it’d taste like. Five uplifting classics and limited-edition ice creams specially made for celebrating the season, including Boozy Eggnog, Cranberry Crumble, White Chocolate Peppermint, Pistachio Macaron and Mexican Hot Chocolate.