Your Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Guide

All the gifts you still haven’t bought, in under two hours

By The Editors

Here's Your Last-Minute Chicago Holiday Shopping Guide
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21 December 2015

You did that thing again, didn’t you?

You swore you were gonna get your presents under the tree with time to spare this year, but then life and work and “Oh, c’mon, let’s have one more” got in the way.

It’s OK. So did we.

Which is why we created the Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Guide.

Think of it as a treasure map. For every person on your list, we found you one gift at one Chicago brick and mortar we trust. All in and assuming good traffic, you your assistant is looking at about a two-hour commitment.

Waffle no more. Just make like a Nike and Do It.

For Your Boss: PQM Essentials Holiday Gift Basket
Other artisanal food baskets are no match to the ones you’ll find at Publican Quality Meats. Included essentials: PQM Honey, Merula olive oil and other goodies they’ll actually use. If he/she's a budding barkeep, go for the Violet Hour Mixology basket. Order sheet is right here. Advanced orders encouraged.

Available at Publican Quality Meats, 825 W. Fulton Market | MAP

For Your Client: This is Ground Cordito 
The Cordito from LA-based This is Ground  is one of those tech organizers you don’t know you need until you own one. A worthy leather companion that’ll help your client stay organized, with a place for USB cords, earbuds, plugs and more.

Available at Flight 001, 1616 N. Damen Ave. MAP

For Your Neighbor: Hasami Porcelain
Don’t be an animal and buy just one. Hasami Porcelain mugs are best gifted as a set. Simply beautiful dinnerware from Japan. 

Available at Notre Shop, 5202 N. Clark St. | MAP

For Your Lady: Journelle Gable Robe and Sleep Mask
Your lady probably mentioned Journelle’s brand new store in Wicker Park. And you listened, right? Go sexy lingerie if you know what’s what. Otherwise: the Gable Robe is a dream at 100% silk charmeuse. Pair that with a sleep mask. Hit up their Last Minute Shop + Sip tonight.

Available at Journelle, 1725 N. Damen Ave.MAP

For the Kids: Camp Wandawega Happy Camper Teepee
Everyone’s favorite nostalgia-inducing lakeside camp getaway has teamed up with Land of the Nod for a collection of superb kids' amusements. Anyone who’s been up to the camp will recognize a lot of the toys: the Treehouse Play Set. Junior Archer Play Set. Our fav: the Happy Camper Teepee. Want.

Available at Land of the Nod, 900 W. North Ave.MAP

For Mom: Shinola Birdy Watch
As pretty as its name, Shinola’s double-wrap Birdy Watch will sit elegantly on mom’s wrist. Available in a slew of different color options, but a son can’t go wrong with Rose Gold.

Available at Shinola, 1619 N. Damen Ave.MAP

For Dad: Stio Lofted Sky Insulated Jacket
The Lofted Sky Insulated Jacket combines “urban cool and mountain hip.” Sounds like dad, alright. He'll appreciate the weight of this thing: light. Not bulky. Plus, hey, we’re suppose to have a mild winter. 

Available at Stio Mountain Studio, 1719 N. Damen Ave.MAP

For Your Relatives: Jordan Store Exclusives
“From Chicago, for Chicago” is the motto here. So: a gift from Jordan’s new brand store is especially ideal for out-of-town relatives. The store has a bunch of exclusive Jordan garb available nowhere else, namely Chi-centric tees. Only way to see ‘em is in-store.

Available at the Jordan Store, 32. S. State St.MAP

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