Lakeview East has one-of-a-kind dining, retail, experiential and specialty local businesses that are sure to impress any scrooge.

We’ve rounded up some of the best places in Lakeview East so you can knock out your holiday shopping without going too far.

Keep scrolling to find the perfect presents for everyone on your list, including:

Foodies & At-Home Chefs

Bookworms & Comic Fanactics

Fashionistas (& Fashionistos!)

Furry Family & Friends

and even the “Impossible-to-Shop-For”s!


Can’t decide on just one?

Give the Lakeview East Gift Card, accepted at nearly 200 local business in the neighborhood.

Stop by either Chamber office to purchase, or click here to buy online!



The Coffee & Tea Exchange – 3311 N. Broadway

(773) 528-2241

Give the perfect gift for the avid coffee and tea drinkers in your life!


The Chicago Diner – 3411 N. Halsted

(773) 935-6696

Perfect for the veggie or vegan on your list, The Chicago Diner is the place to go for a large menu of creative vegetarian & vegan comfort food since 1983!


Wells Street Popcorn – 2804 N. Clark

(773) 549-7800

This season we have holiday tins. 1 gallon, 2 gallon, and 3.5 gallons with holiday designs! 1 gallons are $29.95, 2 gallons are $44, and 3.5 gallons are $54. All gallons are refillable which is the perfect gift! 1 gallon refills are $9.95, 2 gallon refills are $22, and 3.5 gallon refill are $27. Soon we will also be adding to our specialty flavors, Gingerbread Caramel.


BottlesUp! – 3164 N Broadway

(773) 362-4999

Whether you’re gifting a bottle or a case, BottlesUp! has something for every wine lover.


Sheffield’s – 3258 N. Sheffield

(773) 281-4989

Stop in Sheffield’s to give a lot and get some back! Or, purchase online here.


Johnson’s Real Ice Cream – 2951 N Broadway

(773) 880-7372

Johnsonʼs Real Ice Cream Gift Cards make the holidays sweet! Now through
December 31, for every $25 in gift card purchases, you will receive a $5 bonus certificate. Stop by your Lakeview East Johnsonʼs today or visit us online at


Wilde Bar & Restaurant – 3130 N. Broadway

(773) 244-0404

Snag a Munster Restaurant Group gift card, good at all Munster Restaurant Group locations including Wilde Bar & Restaurant!


Osmium Coffee Bar – 1117 W. Belmont

(773) 360-7553

Four cream, four sugar, slightly sweet, or straight black – Osmium is cool and cozy coffee shop you can’t help but love.


Maddon’s Post – 1119 W. Waveland

(773) 269-5370

Step up the foodie in your life’s game with trendy accessories, including koozies, grocery (or booze) totes and specialty olive oil!


Chicago Comics – 3244 N. Clark St.

(773) 528-1983

For every $50 purchase (in a single transaction) you make at Chicago Comics you receive one $5 Backstock Buck credit slip. They’ve got something for every comic book lover – from small press and hard to find indie comics titles to available superhero titles and merchandise!


Unabridged Bookstore – 3251 N. Broadway

(773) 883-9119

A must-stop local shop for the bookworms on your list, this East Lakeview favorite is also loved by Chicagoans near and far!


David Jay Collins

For the Holidays! Order your signed paperback at and get free U.S. shipping AND a free bookmark!


Graham Crackers Comics –3162 N. Broadway

(773) 665-2010

For a gift sure to stir up all sorts of nostalgic goodness, check out their huge selection of amazing comics & graphic novels.


Carpe Librum – 2812 . Clark

(773) 362-8598

Used books, CDs and DVDs – all under $6! Get great, eco-friendly gifts while supporting a good cause – proceeds benefit family engagement and literacy programs in Chicago Public Schools.


CRAM Fashion –  3331 N. Broadway

(773) 477-1737

Stay looking sharp all season long with handpicked men’s styles at CRAM Fashion. From coats and pullovers, socks and accessories, CRAM has you covered.


The Colette Collection – 2858 N. Clark St.

(872) 206-8284

Great gifts for your fashion lover and perfect outfits for your holiday parties!


Zeglio – 3245 N. Broadway

(773) 525-6199

Give the gift of being the best dressed man, not just in the room – but in all of Lakeview East!


BodyBrite Chicago – 2949 N. Broadway

(773) 799-8228

Purchase $100 gift card and receive a $25 voucher to use toward future services! Purchase a $50 gift card and receive a $10 voucher.

*Voucher expires April 1, 2020; follow-up email included



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Wigglyville – 3337 N. Broadway

(773) 528-3337

Your four-legged friends deserve some presents this holiday season too!


Bark by the Park – 2936 N. Clark St.

(773) 658-9663

Don’t forget about your fur babies this holiday season. The more you spend, the better the deal you get!


Canine Perspective, Inc.

(773) 627-9476

Make sure your best friend’s a “good boy” with some top-notch training!


The Alley – 843 W. Belmont

(773) 883-1800

The Alley is a Lakeview East (and Chicago) classic favorite, offering top-notch counter culture clothing, accessories and gifts for over 40 years.


Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace – 3434 N Broadway

(773) 244-3434

Whether treating yourself to a staycation or finding a place for your in-laws to crash, the Best Western Plus Hawthorne Terrace is nestled right in the heart of Lakeview East.

Stay 2 nights (or more) and get 25% off the room stay between now and March 26, 2020!


Inkling – 2917 ½ N. Broadway

(773) 248-8004

You’ll love all the hip local art, gifts, apothecary items & cards.


FOURSIDED Cards + Gifts – 2958 N. Clark St.

(773) 244-6431

Offering eclectic gifts for those special people in your lives.


FOURSIDED Custom Framing Gallery – 2939 N. Broadway

(773) 248-1960

A picture is worth a thousand words. Get all your holiday framing needs covered.


ArtDeTriumph – 2938 N. Clark

(773) 832-4038

Special gifts starting at $5 at ArtDeTriumph & Artful Framer Studios!
Choose from cards, coasters, ornaments, art instruction videos, pastel products, prints, originals and framing to fit every budget. All products are by in-house artist, Nancie King Mertz. Open 7 days a week and celebrating 16 Years on Clark Street!


SummerChill CBD

You might not know what to get them, but you’re sure they need to chill out! Head over to the website and get 30% off with code LAKEVIEWEAST30!


Sports World Chicago – 3555 N. Clark St.

(773) 472-7701

Get your loved ones some sporty ornaments this holiday season!


Amigos and Us  3209 N. Clark St.

(773) 281-1812

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas (and cold weather!). Get unique, quirky warm winter gear to stay warm and stand out.


Shirts Illustrated – 1340 W. Belmont Ave.

(773) 871-4785

Decorated holiday stockings make a very thoughtful gift!


Clark Street Sports – see website for locations

(773) 831-4030

Enjoy FREE ground shipping on all orders over $49!


FFC – 3657 N. Pine Grove

(773) 477-3664

For every $100 of gift card purchases, earn $25 bonus cards.