Is it just us, or does it seem like there are more wedding invites than summer weekends, upcoming? Even if you're not a bridesmaid, prepping for someone's special day can be quite the hassle. And, forget that whole one-year rule when it comes to gifts—these days, you need to come armed and ready if you want to avoid dirty looks from the M.O.B.
But, since picking out the coolest present is probably the last thing on your to-do list, we've culled 18 of the most perfect (and unique!) wedding gifts out there, to help you impress the bride and groom. The best part? Each and every one of these presents is only available right here in Chicago, at your favorite local stores. Click through and prepare to say "I Do" to every single thing.
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Modern Times Patchwork Lamp, $1,400, available at Modern Times. 2100 West Grand Avenue (at Hoyne Avenue); 312-243-5706.
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Jayson Home Moroccan Appetizer Plate, $10, available at Jayson Home. 1885 North Clybourn Avenue (at Kenmore Avenue); 773-248-8180.
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Chicago Honey Co-op Bath & Body Gift Tin with Honey, $55, available at Chicago Honey Co-op.
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Match Pewter Honey Jar with Dipper, $132, available at Tabula Tua. 1015 West Armitage Avenue (at Sheffield Avenue); 773-525-3500.
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Niche Davis Bed Set, $1,000-$2,047, available at Belmont Home Decor. 4201 West Belmont Avenue (at North Tripp Avenue); 800-282-1671.
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Sprout Home Animal Wine Stoppers, $14.95, available at Sprout Home. 745 North Damen Avenue (between Superior and Huron streets); 312-226-5950.
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MCM Green Bucket Chair, $400, available at Salvage One. 1840 West Hubbard Street (at Wood Street); 312-733-0098.
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Unison Home Vinyl Ombré Vases, $25, available at Unison Home. 2000 West Fulton Street (at North Damen Avenue); 877-492-7960.
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Marion Street Cheese Market Gift Card, $25-$100, available at Marion Street Cheese Market. 100 South Marion Street (at Wisconsin Avenue); 708-725-7200.
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Post 27 Vase, $45, available at Post 27. 1818 West Grand Avenue (between Wood Street and Wolcott Avenue); 312-829-6122.
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Tracey Capone Chicago Skyline Print, $30, available at Etsy.
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Stitch Acrylic Wine Rack, $155, available at Stitch. 1723 North Damen Avenue (at St. Paul Avenue); 773-782-1570.
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Eastwood Table Ottoman, contact Urbanest for pricing. 5212 North Clark Street (at Foster Avenue); 773-271-1000.
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Unison Home Lush + Sailor PIllow, $56, available at Unison Home. 2000 West Fulton Street (at North Damen Avenue); 877-492-7960.