Where to Get Holiday Gifts for the Design-Minded

Hit HoliDose, The Haymaker Shop, Mariani’s Holiday Shoppe, Randolph Street’s Holiday Market, and more.

A taste of the Mariani Holiday Shoppe   Photograph: Courtesy of Mariani Landscaping

The Mariani Holiday Shoppe (300 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff) is in full swing until December 20, so if you are up in that neck of the woods, stop by. Heck, make it a destination. With handmade wreaths, kissing balls, topiary-style center pieces, and swags, plus holiday trees as tall as 15 feet, this seasonal shop is the epitome of traditional Christmas spirit. You know when they spell it “shoppe” they’re not messing around.

More than 40 Midwest artisans will sell holiday gifts at the Revolution Craft Show (Revolution Brewery, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.) in Avondale on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Even if you don’t find the craft of your dreams, there’s always craft beer to keep you satisfied. 

Want to party amidst some gorgeous, locally-produced home furnishings and accessories? Of course you do. Hit Andersonville’s Haymaker Shop (5507 N. Clark St.) next Monday, December 16 from 7 to 10 p.m. Buy dinner from the 5411 Empanadas and Flirty Cupcakes food trucks, drink booze provided by the Hearty Boys and Few Spirits, and listen to tunes provided by DJ Peter Zimmerman. All while supporting local artisans.

Randolph Street’s Holiday Market is this Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Plumber’s Hall (1340 W. Washington St.). Find vintage clothes, furniture, gifts, and holiday décor.

The local home décor company Unison’s holiday pop-up at 1911 W. Division St. (next door to the clothing boutique Penelope’s) is open through December 29.

River North’s artifact and antique store The Golden Triangle’s annual in-store holiday gift market runs through December 31.

Dose Market is doing a special HoliDose this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 1st Ward at Chop Shop (2033 W. North Ave.) with even more artisanal food and local design than usual. Prepare to be tempted at every turn.

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