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The Best Local Gifts Under $30

Ceramic planter, milk and dark chocolate bar flights, silk bow tie, quartz earrings, maple ply domino set, Dark Matter Coffee body scrub, and a Little Goat cotton and Lycra onesie

Gifts that give back

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

1. Ceramic planter designed by Plant-Life in the West Loop

$20 (plant not included), Chicago Design Market, 108 N. State St.

2. Milk and dark chocolate bar flights made by Veruca Chocolates in Goose Island

From $18, 1332 N. Halsted St., verucachocolates.com.

3. Silk bow tie designed by Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson for the Tie Bar in Lincoln Park

The Tie Bar will donate $20 from each sale to Tie the Knot, which advocates for LGBTQ rights. $25, 918 W. Armitage Ave., thetiebar.com.

4. Quartz earrings made by Mashallah Ghouleh in Pilsen

$28, Mashallah, 1747 S. Halsted St., mashallah.us.

5. Maple ply domino set made by Tree Hopper Toys in Elk Grove Village

$20, treehoppertoys.com.

6. Dark Matter Coffee body scrub made by Scratch Goods in West Town

$18, 1046 W. Fulton Market, scratchgoods.com.

7. Little Goat cotton and Lycra onesie designed by Stephanie Izard and Monica + Andy in Lincoln Park

$26, 2038 N. Halsted St., monicaandandy.com.

 

Celery root liqueur, ceramic coffee mug, cell phone case, beeswax and ozocerite lip gloss, handmade ornament, foraged white pine bitters, and a limited-edition cassette of Makaya McCraven’s 'Highly Rare'

8. Celery root liqueur made by Apologue Spirits in Thornton

$30, foxtrotco.com.

9. Ceramic coffee mug designed by Transit Tees in Wicker Park

$12, Transit Tees Wicker Park, 1371 N. Milwaukee Ave., transittees.com.

10. Cell phone case designed by George Zuniga of Pilsen for We Are Lions.

The organization helps people with disabilities make a living as artists. From $27, wearelions.org.

11. Beeswax and ozocerite lip gloss formulated by Claudio Riaz in Streeterville

$30, Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak St., claudioriaz.com.

12. Handmade ornament featuring a print by Danilo Cuevas of Printed Canvas in Buena Park

$19, printedcanvas.com.

13. Foraged white pine bitters made by 11th Orchard Bitters in the West Loop

$18, 11thorchardbitters.com.

14. Limited-edition cassette of Makaya McCraven’s Highly Rare released by International Anthem in Bridgeport

$13, intlanthem.com.

 

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