A Lakeview and Lincoln Park Gift Guide
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LAKEVIEW – Neighbors can find the perfect holiday gift while giving small businesses much-needed support by buying local this season.
Business owners in Lakeview and Lincoln Park are looking forward to the holidays and are ready to help any shopper find the perfect gifts for their loved ones.
To make holiday shopping easier, Block Club has rounded up some of Lakeview and Lincoln Park’s gift options.
Here’s what you can buy:
Barks N’ Rec, 3030 N. Lincoln Ave. Website.
This local pet shop has tons of possible gifts for pet owners and their dogs.
This store is focused on pet education, healthy food options, treats and toys.
Barks N’ Rec is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 773-698-6595.
BottlesUp, 3164 N. Broadway. Website.
BotttlesUp fulfills owner Melissa Zeman’s ten-year dream of opening her own wine boutique.
Visitors will find a variety of wines, beers, spirits, sake, hard cider, kombucha and seltzers.
Another gift idea is a BottlesUp Club membership, which starts at $30 per month and includes two bottles of wine each month, informative articles and recipes for each bottle, in-store discounts, and invites to classes and events. specials.
BottlesUp is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Friday to Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. 773-362-4999.
BabyDolls Boutique, 3727 N. Southport Ave. Website.
Vanessa Rodriguez opened BabyDolls Boutique in 2007 when she began designing her own line of children’s clothing.
Since then, Rodriguez has written her first children’s book, “Chicago Loves Me,” which would make the perfect gift for any little kid. The book, which Rodriguez hopes will be the first in a series, can be purchased as a log ($11.99) or a regular, hardcover ($16.99).
BabyDolls Boutique is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 773-525-2229.
Coffee Lab and Roasters, 2823 N. Lincoln Ave. Website.
Any coffee lover would appreciate a bag of beans from Lakeview’s Coffee Lab & Roaster.
Helen Kim, who was the general manager in which she bought the shop until May 2019, owns the cafe with her husband, Peter Moon. Their mission is to provide a specialty coffee experience in an accessible and unpretentious environment.
coffee sells bean bags from countries around the world, including Ethiopia, Colombia and Brazil. The bags are 12 ounces and cost between $20 and $22.
The cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. 773-799-8361.
Men’s Room Chicago, 3343 N. Halsted St. Website.
In the heart of Northalsted, Men’s Room offers fetish gear, leather harnesses, handcuffs, underwear and sex toys.
Originally opened in 2016, Men’s Room recently moved to its current storefront next to Sidetrack. It’s the perfect place to stock up on necessities for anyone who loves events like International Mr. Leather, Chicago Pride, Market Days and more.
Men’s Room Chicago is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. 773-857-0907.
Plant Stand Collective, 3247 N. Broadway. Website.
Plant Stand Collective got its start when owner Maria Guasso was laid off during the pandemic and launched a series of pop-ups to sell her pieces and the work of other artists.
The company has found a permanent home in Lakeview, where it sells painted pots, plants and more for every home gardener.
Plant Stand Collective also offers a variety of services, including consultations, repotting and plant sitting.
The company doesn’t have an online store, so shoppers will have to go through its physical location to find the perfect gift.
Plant Stand Collective is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 773-319-7673.
Chicago Cannabis Company, 2501 N. Halsted St. Website.
Chicago Cannabis Company is a cooperative CBD store specializing in CBD extracts and other cannabinoid-infused products, ranging from gummies to seltzers and other beverages.
The store, which opened in May, has a wide variety of possible gifts for any CBD lover. Buyers can purchase standard items, including vape cartridges ($45) and gummies ($25), or indulge in the company’s CBD-infused seltzers ($5/box).
Chicago Cannabis Company is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Sunday. 773-698-6193.
Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery, 2218 N. Clark St. Website.
Artist Josh Moulton offers a variety of original paintings and prints that would make the perfect gift for any art lover.
The gallery, which celebrated its 11th anniversary this year, sells Moulton’s art in large format prints, paintings, postcards and small prints.
Consider gifting someone a Moulton large format prints recognizable Chicago landscapes, including the Chicago skyline seen from the old town ($200). Moulton’s work is also available in regular size prints ($50 to $100) and small prints ($20-$50).
The shop is open by appointment. 773-592-3434.
Offsite, 1128 W. Armitage Ave. Website.
Off Premise on Armitage Avenue is the perfect one stop shop for all the booze lovers in your life.
The store offers matching gift baskets that make holiday shopping easy. The Kings County Classic Gift Set ($80) contains a bottle of moonshine, neat bourbon, and chocolate whiskey, while the Welcome to Chicago, Pal Gift Basket ($95) contains a bottle of Malort and all the ingredients to make a Chicago-style hot dog.
Off Premise is open from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. 773-770-3540.
Play at Lincoln Park, 2462 N. Lincoln Ave. Website.
Anyone shopping for kids will likely find what they need at Play in Lincoln Park.
Play offers on-call gift wrapping, ordering and delivery services. The store also offers gift boxes ($35 to $150) to make shopping easier.
Play Lincoln Park is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 773-799-8038.
Pyar&Co., 2132 N. Halsted St. Website.
Pyar&Co. offers luxury clothing and home accessories made from the most luxurious fabrics found in India.
Founder Paula Queen was inspired to open the store after traveling to India with her Indian-born husband, Sumit.
Pyar&Co. is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and sometimes on Sunday. 312-451-5073.
Third Coast Stitches, 707 W. Armitage Ave. Website.
This women-owned tapestry shop offers a wide variety of yarns, tapestry kits, and other holiday gifts.
For beginners, you can enter the kit for people to make a needlepoint goldendoodle ($63). People more advanced with embroidery might appreciate the Chicago Flag Keychain Kit ($46.67) or the Chicago bean set ($68.18).
Third Coast Stitches is open 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 312-285-2221.
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