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
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.
4161 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Embellish Chicago has fairly priced items that also are thoughtful.
Stella Blue Design
3714 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
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
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
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
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
Hazel carries the loveliest of flowers, gifts and jewelry.
336 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601
Nakamol Chicago constantly delights with lovely, artistic jewelry options.
4619 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
Sacred Art has a wonderful selection of art and jewelry, all of which are reasonably priced.
1747 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60608
MASHALLAH carries flowers, gifts, jewelry and much more for every gift need you have.
On The Rocks
5709 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60660
It is difficult to find as thoughtfully crafted gifts as there are in On The Rocks.
2150 S. Canalport, Chicago, IL 60608
Cora's Closet is truly a hidden treasure in the heart of Chicago.
1937 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
Beadniks has everything from arts and crafts to jewelry options and even offers some art classes!
5137 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
You won't be disappointed by Milk Handmade's truly one-of-a-kind items.