Halloween may be long gone, but there's still something frightful on the horizon: holiday shopping season. Between the crowds and the stress of finding that "perfect" gift, you may wind up feeling like the ultimate Scrooge. On the other hand, be it a too-tight sweater or an obvious re-gift from last year, we've all been on the ill side of present receiving at least once in our lives.
But, that won't be a problem this year! From Stephanie Izard's spices and marinades to perfect totes from Nourishing Notes, we've rounded up 30 made-in-Chicago gifts that are as awesome to give as they would be to receive.
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Olfactif Monthly Perfume Subscription, $18 to $180, available at Olfactif.
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Ianneci Coco Gold Necklace, $175, available at Ianneci.
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Laura Lombardi Saena Necklace, $128, available at Laura Lombardi.
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Dorus Mhor Emerald Fluorite Gold Kite Earrings, $70, available at Dorus Mhor.
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Goods From Scratch Peppermint Cocoa Soap, $9, available at Etsy.
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Kono & Sono Diamond Pendant on Long 14-Karat Gold-Filled Chain, $115, available at Kono & Sono.
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Chicago Honey Co-Op Raw Honey, $7, available at Chicago Honey Co-Op.