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  • 1. Chicago Architecture Foundation ArchiCenter Shop & Tour Center

    Loop | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Daniel Burnham's 1904 Santa Fe Building is a fitting home for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Chock-full of architecture-related books...Read More

  • 2. Accent Chicago

    Near North | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Pop into Accent Chicago for locally inspired gifts that range from prints of vintage Chicago Transit Authority posters to mugs adorned with...Read More

  • 3. Enjoy

    Far Northwest Side | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Calling itself an "urban general store," this welcoming Lincoln Square shop stocks a wide selection of greeting cards, cute kids' clothes, toys...Read More

  • 4. Gallimaufry Gallery

    Lincoln Square | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Browse the tightly packed selection of greeting cards, wood carvings, jewelry, and incense in this eclectic little shop. ...Read More

  • 5. Garrett Popcorn

    Near North | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Bring home a tub of Chicago's famous popcorn instead of a giant pencil or T-shirt, and you'll score major points. Lines can be long, but trust...Read More

  • 6. Illinois Artisans Shop

    Loop | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Run by the Illinois State Museum, this shop culls the best jewelry, ceramics, glass, and dolls from craftspeople around the state and sells...Read More

  • 7. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Store

    Near North | Gifts/Souvenirs

    This outstanding museum gift shop has out-of-the-ordinary decorative accessories, tableware, and jewelry, as well as a superb collection of...Read More

  • 8. Museum Shop at the Art Institute of Chicago

    Loop | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Museum reproductions in the form of jewelry, posters, and Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired decorative accessories, as well as books and toys, fill...Read More

  • 9. Neighborly

    Far North | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Living up to its name, Neighborly focuses on ethically sourced, independently made home goods and gifts with a local vibe. ...Read More

  • 10. Spertus Shop

    South Loop | Gifts/Souvenirs

    Come here for modern Jewish must-haves, like Moses action figures and Jonathan Adler yarmulkes. There's also more traditional holiday ware,...Read More

  • 11. Blue Chicago Store

    River North | Gifts/Souvenirs

    This shrine to music sells a variety of Blue Chicago–related souvenirs, from CDs and T-shirts to posters and books. ...Read More

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