3 places to find unique holiday wares in Chicago

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:

Aaron’s Apothecary

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 world travels.

Gethsemane Garden Center

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

Art Effect

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.

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