Enter Giftbar, a digital marketplace that curates the best gift cards from some of the Chicago's top merchants and boutiques, such as Sofia, Lori's Shoes, the Dailey Method, and Haberdash. You can choose a general GC good for all of the merchants on the site, or shop by neighborhood, personality, or occasion. And because plastic is well, boring, you can get your card customized with digital wrappings and photos. In a time crunch this year? Along with snail mail, Giftbar cards can be sent via email or mobile if you're in need of something stat.
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