Holiday Shopping: Tanja Babich's Favorite Things

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Tanja Babich loves to shop local, especially for holiday gifts. Here, she highlights some of her favorite things.

Tanja Babich loves shopping for the holidays, especially when the gift is handmade and supports a local business. She shared a few of her favorites to help viewers wrap up their gift-buying for the season.

Tanja's Favorite Things:

Aged & Infused, Chicago: These kits infuse whiskey with natural ingredients to flavor your cocktails. Flavors include "Navel Gazer", "Sweet Cherry Pie", and a coffee-based "Wake-Up Call". Take the ingredients out within a month to give your whiskey a longer shelf life. (Products: Infusion Kits, $24.99: Refill Kits, $9.99)

Niloofar Mix, Winnetka: Trail mix with a Persian twist. The traditional flavor blends figs, golden berries, cashews, almonds, black and golden raisins and walnuts. It's organic and uses no preservatives. (Products: 8 oz Bag, $10.99; 16 oz Bag, $18.99)

Angela Venarchik, Chicago: Angela is a ceramic artist living on Lake Michigan in Chicago. She says she's inspired by the landscape of the Prairie State and simple designs of Japanese Pottery. (Products: Mugs, $34; Transitional 2-in-1 Vase: $82)

Nikki Darling Confections, Chicago: Caramels, marshmallows and chews, handmade in small batches and packaged by-hand. (Products: Marshmallows, $1 ea.; Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Caramels, $10 for a bag with 20 pieces; Chocolate Chews, $10 for a bag with 20 pieces)

Amerin Skincare, Woodstock: Owner Ann Marie created the organic skin care products in response to her own allergies. The oil-based products are full of antioxidants and vitamins. They work for all skin types. (Products: Daily Cleansing Oil, $26; Nourishing Facial Oil, $37; Eye Roller, $20)
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