Chicago Home + Garden magazine's November/December 2011 Chicago Home + Garden magazine's November/December issue hit newsstands Thursday, October 27th. To schedule an interview with one of our writers or editors, please contact Sam Tobias at

Winter Wonders (cover story): Over 40 great gift ideas for everyone on your list! Our holiday gift guide is filled with stylish and functional objects that are sure to elicit oodles of gratitude.

The Y Factor: Add a little men's club cool to your home with stripes, plaids, and leathers. Plus a short interview with Morgan Gagne, the co-owner of online furniture store

Deck The Halls: Traditional holiday decor never goes out of style, but a few tweaks can keep things interesting. Lisa Skolnik answers readers decorating design dilemmas.

Up Close and Personal: The editors have a soft spot for homes that express the personalities of their owners. In this feature, they are charmed by a sense of humor on display in the West Loop, a taste for whimsy in the South Loop, and a love of the great outdoors in a rustic Wisconsin cabin.