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The Best Local Gifts from $30 to $100

Winter bouquet, soy wax candle, labradorite and cubic zirconia earrings, stoneware plates, ceramic match strike, nylon dog collar with nickel-plated hardware, ceramic cup, reclaimed wood ballpoint pen and touchscreen stylus, and a tainless steel and titanium comb with leather sheath

Gifts that give back

Portions of the proceeds from items in blue benefit charitable organizations.

1. Winter bouquet made by Flowers for Dreams in West Town

The company donates 25 percent of its profits to a different local charity each month. December orders will benefit Blue Sky Bakery, which employs at-risk youth. From $35, flowersfordreams.com.

2. Soy wax candle hand-poured by Dustin Musgrave and Megan Carty of Wolf Bone Candles in the Gold Coast

$32, wolfbonecandles.com.

3. Labradorite and cubic zirconia earrings designed by Cindy Kaiser of La Kaiser in the Loop

$85, 5 S. Wabash Ave., lakaiser.com.

4. Stoneware plates made by Jessica Egan of Little Fire Ceramics in Logan Square

$90 for all three, littlefireceramics.com.

5. Ceramic match strike made by Julia Finlayson of Grandmont Street in Evanston

$52 for similar, Asrai Garden, 1935 W. North Ave., asraigarden.com.

6. Nylon dog collar with nickel-plated hardware made by Mohop in River West

$32, mohop.com.

7. Ceramic cup fired by Andrew Jessup in Edgewater

$75, Martha Mae, 5407 N. Clark St., marthamae.info.

8. Reclaimed wood ballpoint pen and touchscreen stylus made by Allegory Handcrafted Goods in Joliet

$38, allegorygoods.com.

9. Stainless steel and titanium comb with leather sheath made by Chicago Comb Co. in Garfield Park

From $52, chicagocomb.com.

 

Nylon two-person hammock, Abandon Planet board game, moisture-wicking sports bra, satin baseball jacket with the O’My’s band logo, stretch chinos, and a powder-coated aluminum storage container for LPs

10. Nylon two-person hammock made by Grand Trunk in Skokie

$75, grandtrunk.com.

11. Abandon Planet board game designed by Don Eskridge of Orange Machine Games in Logan Square

$40, Cat & Mouse Games, 1112 W. Madison St., orangemachinegames.com or cat-n-mouse.com.

12. Moisture-wicking sports bra designed by Powwful in the Loop

$36, Fleet Feet Sports, 1620 N. Wells St., powwful.com or fleetfeetsports.com.

13. Satin baseball jacket with the O’My’s band logo designed by OJ Hays in Logan Square

$45, theomysband.com.

14. Stretch chinos made by Mugsy Jeans in West Town

$98, 1118 W. Fulton Market, mugsyjeans.com.

15. Powder-coated aluminum storage container for LPs designed by Flipbin in River West

$75, flipbin.com.

 

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