Shopping local and giving back to our communities adds value to even the smallest gesture because your gift is for a purpose.
For the ladies in your life, stop by ENAZ (444 Central Avenue, Highland Park, 847-433-6466) for fun accessories, vibrant clothes, artisan jewelry and their custom spa bar with lotions, soaps and body oils.
Fresh spices and teas add flavor and a ton of nutritional benefits, making them perfect gifts for cooks and those looking out for their health.
The Improv Playhouse (1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, 847-968-4529) offers gift certificates for any of their comedy classes and their weekly live performances.
As Chicago’s trademark cold weather approaches, it’s time to think winter! This holiday season, give a gift with a purpose.
“The number one trend we’re seeing is something we’re hoping isn’t a trend at all but is here to stay is gifts that give back,” said Christen Gundlach at WORKSHOP (1929 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, 847-433-5577).
If you know someone who loves yarn, add Mia Bella Yarn & Accessories (1815 St Johns Ave, Highland Park, 847-748-8419) to your list.
The art of writing is making a comeback this year, according to Sheryl Oberman at the Stationery Station (610 Central Ave, Highland Park, 847-432-3044).
Since 2009, Avant for Men has carried a wide variety of the finest quality suits, sportswear, outerwear, footwear and accessories for men of all ages, along with made-to-measure services on tailored clothing.
For music and fashion lovers, there’s no better place than Rock N Rags (1821 St. Johns, Highland Park, 847-432-4344). The store is made up of unique and edgy clothing handpicked by the father-daughter buying pair, Steve and Kira Kessler. Best of all, virtually nothing there is over $100.