Jonesing For A Unique Gift? Hit Up The Marche De Noel!

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Already burnt out from holiday shopping? We hear you. Jam-packed streets and ridiculously long lines are enough to make anyone loose their spirit — and stamina. If you're in the need for a little gift-giving inspiration, look no further. The Chicago French Market's adorable Marche de Noel (a.k.a. Christmas market) is brimming with creative prezzies for everyone on your list.
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Visiting artisans are selling hand-crafted items like photographs, toys, home decor, trinkets, and jewelry from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily through December 21. And because the featured vendors change on a weekly basis, you can scoop up new goodies upon each visit. While you're there, swing by the actual French Market for other holiday love, such as soaps from Abbey Brown, oils from Oh, Olive!, and festive cookies from Delightful Pastries — because who has time to bake?
Oh, and in case you were wondering, complimentary parking is avail at 164 North Canal Street and 165 North Clinton Street for one hour or less with a minimum purchase of $20 or more (receipt required).
Chicago French Market, 131 N. Clinton Street (between Washington and Randolph Streets); 312-575-0306.
Photo: Courtesy of Cindy Kurman
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