I haven’t been to the mall for any of my Christmas shopping (I did purchase a few things on Amazon though, not going to lie).
Actually, most of it got done at the Chicago Plumbers Hall…
…which is where the Made in Chicago Market is held.
Everything there was handmade in Chicago, so it made picking out gifts super easy because I knew where they were coming from. They were not shipped over from China. They were painstakingly made by hand by artisans in my own city.
After an initial lap, I started to formulate gift ideas in my head. Of course, I cannot discuss any of my purchases here because some of my most dedicated readers are the recipients!
This season, not only did I find unique items, but my purchases helped an individual maybe make ends meet, or provided the capital for improvements to their business.
It is a win-win situation.
If you missed the Made in Chicago market, there are still plenty of Chicago holiday markets running from now until Christmas. Which ones will you go to?
- One of a Kind Holiday Show, December 7-10
- Rebuilding Exchange’s Winter Lumberland Holiday Market, December 8
- Randolph Street Market Holiday Market, December 16 and 17
- The Wasteshed’s Holiday Craft Fair, December 16