Looking for some one-of-a-kind decorations or gifts for your
home and family that you won't find at a big box store? We've got
three shops with offerings that are anything but cookie cutter:
2338 N. Clark St., Chicago; aaronsapothecary.com
This boutique pharmacy is so much more than a place to
pick up prescriptions. The chic, vintage ambience was inspired by
the old world charm of historic apothecaries and the gifts and
holiday décor reflect owner Aaron Pietrykowski's savvy taste and
5739 N. Clark St., Chicago; gethsemanegardens.com
Don't just choose a Christmas tree here, although the
holiday greenery certainly is among the finest selections in
Chicago. Venture inside the festive gift shop where stunning
visuals and extraordinary ornaments await
934 W. Armitage, Chicago; shoparteffect.com
From hip onesies bearing amusing one-liners for infants
to the hilarious Moustache Grower's Guide for facial
hair-challenged daddies, this whimsical shop has cool gifts and a
sense of humor. Moms will love the serious jewelry selection.
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
See more of Linda's stories here.
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