Buying Gifts Locally

December 3, 2011 8:57:26 AM PST
This holiday season, there is a push to buy locally in Chicago.

The LakeView East Chamber of Commerce is even promoting that push with a special gift card! The chamber's executive director, Maureen Martino, joined us in our ABC7 studio to showcase a few examples of gifts you can find at local stores. All the retailers she featured are members of the chamber.

The chamber's gift card is available in any denomination from $5 to $500 or more. It is accepted at more than 150 participating retailers and city parking boxes in the LakeView East neighborhood. Using the card supports the Local First Chicago campaign Unwrap Chicago

Featured Retailers:

Spare Parts
2947 N. Broadway
For more than 20 years, this store specializes in accessories, gifts and art, from beautiful locally-designed jewelry to fun and functional bags.

2958 N. Clark
From the folks behind Foursided, this store carries unique gifts, candles, jewelry, greeting cards and more.

Unabridged Books
3251 North Broadway
Specialty sections include children's books, new releases in fiction and nonfiction, a general travel section, and fiction, mystery, poetry, history, current events, home design, exercise, cooking, and religion sections.

3337 North Broadway
Offers quality products for the health of your furry kid, with a focus on sturdiness and eco-friendliness.

Windy City Sweets
3308 N. Broadway
This boutique chocolate and candy store makes delicious gourmet chocolate candy gifts, including chocolate gift baskets, gourmet chocolates, chocolate covered nuts, chocolate covered fruit, nuts and mixes, and candy.

Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine
2945 N. Broadway
This European-inspired neighborhood cheese, specialty food and wine shop offers the highest-quality, cut-to-order domestic and international specialty cheeses, freshly-baked breads, perfectly-chosen accompaniments and small production wines, along with hand-crafted, cheese loving beers.

Cram for Kids
3334 N. Broadway
This is an affordable boutique that offers quality, fun children's clothing. The selections are unique, fashion forward, but also practical.

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