Okay, so Magnolia is not a Chicago original — but you absolutely must check out its adorable selection of holiday treats at the State Street store! Seriously, tell us that cupcake ornament box wouldn't make an impression on your guests. The adorable, vintage-like shop has an abundance of other goodies including Christmas shortbread cookies, winter-themed cupcakes, snickerdoodles, gingersnaps, sno-balls, cranberry-chocolate chunk, and so many more.
Magnolia Bakery,108 North State Street (at Washington Street); 312-346-7777.
Photo: Courtesy of Magnolia Bakery