Present tense: 15 mighty independent shops to find the perfect gift

by Carrie Bradon | Jun. 13, 2018, 1:46pm |

Whatever the event, whoever the person, there are numerous times through the year when you need to find just the right gift for a specific person. While you can certainly run to Walmart or another big store for a generic gift, this will never mean as much as if you took more time to find a meaningful gift for that special someone, be it your spouse, child, friend or parent. 

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the number of options when it comes to shopping for a gift, here are 15 mighty independent shops that can help you find what you're looking for.

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2559 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-8229
Komoda is always well-stocked with tons of one-of-a-kind gifts.

1944 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
Mineralogy specializes in jewelry, gemstones, minerals and loads of accessories that will make your loved one feel special.

Embellish Chicago
4161 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 525-4400
Embellish Chicago has fairly priced items that also are thoughtful.

Stella Blue Design
3714 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 883-2583
Stella Blue Design is well-known for making dreams come to life, perfect for personalized jewelry designs.

One Strange Bird
2124 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-4420
One Strange Bird will make you fall in love with their items right away. Don't believe us? Visit them and you'll quickly be convinced.

Art & Artisans
321 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 541-1951
Art & Artisans may principally be an art gallery, but you may be surprised by what they have to offer in the way of jewelry and mini decor.

Wolfbait & B-girls
3131 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago, IL 60647
(312) 698-8685
Wolfbait & B-girls is the perfect place to visit if you're in the mood for jewelry or clothing gift options.

1902 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 769-2227
Hazel carries the loveliest of flowers, gifts and jewelry.

Nakamol Chicago
336 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 332-4454
Nakamol Chicago constantly delights with lovely, artistic jewelry options.

Sacred Art
4619 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-2803
Sacred Art has a wonderful selection of art and jewelry, all of which are reasonably priced.

1747 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 291-9889
MASHALLAH carries flowers, gifts, jewelry and much more for every gift need you have.

On The Rocks
5709 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 649-0111
It is difficult to find as thoughtfully crafted gifts as there are in On The Rocks.

Cora's Closet
2150 S. Canalport, Chicago, IL 60608
(872) 222-6721
Cora's Closet is truly a hidden treasure in the heart of Chicago.

1937 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-2323
Beadniks has everything from arts and crafts to jewelry options and even offers some art classes!

Milk Handmade
5137 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 234-7053
You won't be disappointed by Milk Handmade's truly one-of-a-kind items.

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