There's nothing quite as special as a handmade gift, but we all can't be artists. Luckily, there are plenty of talented people on Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, eager to sell you their creations. And one of the best features about Etsy is that you can search for sellers by their location, which means you can still shop local even on the internet.
We've rounded up our favorite picks from Chicago-based Etsy shops for gifts for babies, kids, moms, dads and anyone else you might want to share some love with. We've chosen gifts that not only help you show someone you care, but also show Chicago some love as well.
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A Valentine's Day gift round-up wouldn't be complete without a little bit of jewelry. Stevie K's shop tru.che is a perfect place to find jewelry that lets your loved one show their adoration for Illinois while also keeping you on their mind. This "I heart Illinois" necklace is made for order and costs $55. The buyer can also choose where they want the heart to go in the state.