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Shop Small This Christmas in Chicago — from Home

by Angelique Platas

Dec 15, 2020

© Christkindlmarket

Tips / Destination

If exploring your favorite city during the holiday season is a beloved tradition you’ll skip this year, don’t worry, there is a lot of Christmas cheer in Chicago you can enjoy from home.


Shop small this holiday season with Chicago’s beloved Christkindlmarket, now pivoting to an online platform. Visit the virtual marketplace through Dec. 31, browsing last-minute gifts, including clothing, accessories, bath and body essentials, décor, mugs, ornaments, games, toys and more from 47 different vendors. Dive into some online activities, too, such as cooking and language classes.


BUDDY Chicago

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Chicagoans and visitors can still shop unique holiday artisan and locally made gifts from the BUDDY Chicago pop-up shop in person with an appointment. Check out gifts, including vinyl records, art prints and handmade cards. Shoppers can feel good about their purchases, with all proceeds going directly to the artists. Or, sip the appointment and shop from home with the online marketplace and have your purchases delivered — win, win!


For frequent and (sophisticated) future Chicago travelers, the Kimpton Gray Hotel is offering Gray @ Home gift baskets sending the hotel home for the holidays. The baskets include discounts for a future stay, Atelier Bloom Bath Salts, two Frette Herringbone Shawl Collar Robes and two holiday concierge cocktails. Gift luxury hotel amenities to be enjoyed from the newly elevated comfort of home, while planning your escape to the Windy City.


Whether visiting or reminiscing about holidays in Chicago, there are plenty of great gifts and experiences to go around this holiday season.


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