Better Together: Local Gift Pairings

Better Together: Local Gift Pairings

Still crossing names off of your list? We’ve collected more of our favorite holiday gifts to help, and we’ve paired each one with a coordinating gift from other small businesses in Chicago, many of them neighbors… it’s the “Neighborly” thing to do! 


Make their spirits bright with recycled glassware and liquid libations from Ravenswood’s own, Koval. Their dry gin is a knockout, both in bottle design (and most importantly) flavor.


We love this alpaca jewelry dish, but it wouldn’t be complete without a piece of stunning jewelry from our neighbor, Mineralogy. Mineralogy’s designs embrace the organic beauty of the materials she works with, which gives each piece one-of-a-kind character.


For that person in your life who is bursting at the seams with creativity, help them harness it with a cute little typographic reminder in print form and the gift of a class at Lillstreet – from wheelthrowing to letterpress to photography classes, Lillstreet has it all for the creative types.


We’ve always been of the opinion that a handcrafted gift goes a long way, which is where this Michigan-made, wood handled screwdriver set comes in. Pair with a woodworking workshop at Rebuilding Exchange, and the handy man or woman in your life will be building furniture in no time.


For the lovable wine snob: a great bottle of wine from Bottles & Cans matched with this gorgeous handmade ceramic wine set, made in Michigan. 


Have a design fiend on your list? This minimalist wall calendar designed by Knoed Creative (in Ravenswood) paired with a membership to the Chicago Design Museum is a slam dunk.


The gift of food is always a safe bet. We love pastries from Spoken Cafe, especially when served on a hand-dipped serving board. Throw in a foodie kitchen towel to catch the crumbs!

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