“We rise by lifting others” Robert Ingersoll

Normally putting together a gift guide is popping into local stores for photos of favorite items, then pulling together small curated lists for each type of recipient… Well, that was SO 2019.

The 2020 guide has taken a different direction because to be honest, as much as we love to stroll through the amazing boutiques of the North Shore, we don’t have time!  This pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives- and that’s reflected through this years guide.  We decided not to specifically highlight products, but the small businesses that make Chicago’s North Shore unique & beautiful instead.  We chose to create a shopping guide!

Small businesses have had a tremendously hard year.  They’ve lived through closures, shifted the way they do business and are seeing less foot traffic than ever before. Markets were closed and now have limited space with less eyes.  It’s more important than ever to shop small and support local!  So while we may not have pointed out the perfect gift at each of the businesses included this year, we hope you’ll familiarize yourself with the wonderful options that you have locally before following a corporate link to purchase gifts this year.

So tap the links and scroll the sites!  We’re sure you’ll find something wonderful for everyone on you’re list!
XO- Ellie & Shawn 

*Due to COVID-19 please call ahead to check special business hours, curbside pick up options and delivery times.

Gift an Experience

 

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein


 

Dayhouse Coworking

Dayhouse Coworking is a comfortable, creative shared workspace and social collective in downtown Highland Park, owned by a local mom. Inside our chic, vintage industrial building you’ll find conference rooms, phone booths, quiet nooks, a cozy den, and a supportive community of friendly, like-minded professionals, most of whom are working parents just like you. Working from home doesn’t always work so well…come make your day better at Dayhouse!

Popular Gift- Give the gift of a serene work space this year!
Day Pass – $29,
Gift card – $50, good towards day passes, conference room rentals, or coworking membership

Special Offer- Get a FREE WEEK of coworking, 9am-5pm, M-F! Sign up to get out of the house at
 

 

HypnoBirthing with Stacy

Do you have an expectant mother on your list?  Give the gift of HypnoBirthing with Stacy.
HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method – is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth. I am a proud HypnoBirthing educator and mama of two; teaching women and families to trust their instincts as they welcome their babies peacefully and safely. Please contact me for more information about these powerful classes.

Special Offer-  Anyone who signs up for a private or group series and mentions the North Shore Holiday Gift Guide will receive 10% off the series! 

Contact Stacy Greenberg –
HBEducatorStacy@gmail.com


Foss Swim School

Jon and Susan Foss opened their first swim school in 1993. They created an age-appropriate curriculum, helping even the youngest swimmers confidently learn water adjustment, safety, strokes, and technique. With 25 years of expertise, FOSS has redefined the swim lesson experience by providing a fun, original, technically sound and safer style of teaching. FOSS currently has 17 schools in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Fargo, Ankeny, Chicago, and St. Louis areas and is expanding to more communities in Missouri and Wisconsin.

Special Offer- Buy a $250 FOSS gift card and receive a FREE FOSS tote, towel and goggles or swim diaper! Offer expires: 12/17/20. Gift cards can be shipped. Tote, towel, googles, or swim diaper will need to be picked up at your local swim school.


Pulling Down the Moon Holistic Health

Pulling Down the Moon is a holistic health clinic with a unique vision—we aim to provide women with the healthiest foundations for their own health as well as the health of their families. Healthy conception, pregnancy, and postpartum care is our specialty, and we achieve this with a talented team of highly specialized practitioners providing services (Acupuncture, Massage, Nutrition, Yoga) and products for your needs.

Popular Option: Pick up a gift card for that special someone, good for use towards any of our services or products. See a full menu of services here.

Special Discount: Discount details coming soon!

 


 

School of Rock Evanston and Highwood

The School of Rock Evanston and Highwood have been teaching kids to ROCK on stage and in life on the North Shore for over 10 years! We want all of our families and local community to know that we’re still creating music together even though the world around us is going through a period of social separation. We offer instruction for rock bands, individual music lessons, and group classes for all ages both online and in person. If you’re interested, call us for a free trial lesson and check us out for yourself!

Popular Option: $250 6-pack of lessons plus one free trial

Special Discount: 10% Off First Month’s Tuition (when you sign up for a band program)

 


 

Taste Buds Kitchen

Kids’ kitchen by day, adult BYOB by night – Taste Buds Kitchen hosts cooking classes and private events for all ages in our bright and spacious kitchen studio or virtually from our kitchen to the comfort of yours. Celebrate the holiday season with friends, family or co-workers with a small group private cooking event or take a class like our signature gingerbread or holiday cookie decorating workshops. When school is closed, we’re open offering half-day cooking camps on all major school holidays including winter break! Support local and gift a cooking experience to the budding chefs in your life. Gift cards available!

 


 

Art Beat Box

Through carefully curated art projects, Art Beat Box aims to foster creativity in kids. Each box is delivered to your home with all of the instructions necessary to make a beautiful work of art.

Popular Kits- DIY tie dye soap kit, The Deluxe Clay kit and the Cartoon Mosaic

Special Offer!  Use code NORTHSHOREMOMS5 for $5 OFF AND FREE SHIPPING UNTIL JANUARY 3


The Academic Approach

The Academic Approach E-Gift Card makes it easy and convenient to give a gift of tutoring services. We offer the E-Gift Card in various denominations starting at $150, and your recipient will receive the card via email instead of receiving a physical card. This holiday season, give your loved one a gift that will last a lifetime.

Popular Gift-  A gift card!  The gift card can be used for SAT or ACT test prep, academic tutoring, and middle school tutoring.

 


The Painted Penguin 

The Painted Penguin is all about having fun! Bringing out your creative side whether in our store, at your place or over Zoom. We will bring a fun art experience to you. We offer Virtual Art Classes; Art Painting Kits – ceramics, canvas, and wooden characters; Virtual Birthday Parties (in person as permitted by the state) Kits for delivery or pick up. All ages are welcome. We can even virtually chat for you to pick out your projects!

 


 

360 Painting Of North Shore

Everyone is in home improvement mode this year!  Spending more time at home has brought on the urge to nest.  When you get an itch to start another paint job, be sure to turn to the professionals at 360° Painting of North Shore. Our locally owned and operated team provides reliable and convenient painting services of the highest quality. Every day, we provide the North Shore with a variety of painting services including:

Interior Painting
Exterior Painting
Cabinet Painting
Concrete Staining
Wood Staining
Wallpaper Removal

We offer a full range of painting services to complete any project you may have in mind. Please give us a call!  A professional representative will schedule you for a free, no-obligation painting estimate! 1-224-801-1803

Special Offer- Free in-home or virtual color consultation with a professional interior designer for projects $1,500 or more.


 

Chicago Boudoir Photography

Feel pampered and empowered during your Victoria’s Secret style photo shoot at the Chicago Boudoir Photography studio. Professional hair and makeup and full retouching included with all shoots. 100% female staff. Give a boudoir album as a gift or come to the studio just to celebrate YOU! Hundreds of North Shore Moms have already experienced the confidence-building experience at the boudoir photo studio – is it your turn? More info at www.chicago-boudoir.com

Special Offer- $100 off session fee (regularly $379). Mention North Shore Mom’s Holiday Gift Guide at booking for discount. May not be combined with other offers. Prints and images sold separately.


 

The Fresh Plan

With children home more than ever, every parent needs a little help focusing on healthy, quick eating this year!  The Fresh Plan is a fully prepared meal plan offering 1200 or 1700 calories per day.  We are sodium restricted, low fat and low cholesterol. All of our food is fresh and locally sourced.

Special Offer- $20 off first week. Code is NSMOM20


Downtown Highland Park Marketplace

Support downtown Highland Park businesses. Shop their e-commerce sites or order for curbside pick up. All stores are currently open; check store hours and websites for all COVID related closures and restrictions.

Gifts For Kids Big & Small

“The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ William Butler Yeats


 

Ross’s

We are an eclectic family owned business that has evolved into the one stop shop for tweens & their mamas for everything from camp to tween apparel & professional haircare & skincare at the best prices & unbeatable customer service. Free local delivery

Popular Gifts- Overnight Camp & Tween & Junior Affordable apparel


 

Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella Sewing is a unique and educational experience for students, that has 2 focuses: teaching various sewing classes at local park districts, community centers and schools and running a variety of workshops and summer camps at the Ciao Bella Sewing Studio. We strive to maximize our presence in the community. Ciao Bella Sewing is known for providing the community with sewing and fashion design classes for children and adults. As a company, we are most proud of the fact that we support the arts!

Suggested Gifts- Weekend Sewing Workshops, Holiday Sewing Classes, Private Lessons, Small Group Workshops


The Wild Child Toys 

The goal of The Wild Child is to get kids unplugged and engaged in pretend play and interactive activities.

Popular Gifts- Craft and science kits, dress up, fashion jewelry, tie die sweatshirts and tees, band hats, games, and so much more!


Makoshey

Meet Makoshey! We are a family-owned business that creates high-quality clothing for girls ages 4-14. Our clothes are made to keep up with girls with strong characters who aren’t interested in conforming to stereotypes about what a girl should be. Forget tight and frilly, our colorful, inspiring designs let girls be themselves, express their interests, and wear their character proudly.

Popular Gift- Our holiday arrivals include 5 new long-sleeve shirts: Strong, Joyful, Adventurous, Jane Goodall, and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as a cozy embroidered hoodie and sweatshirt.

Special Offer- Use code CNSM20 for 20% your order! 


 

Dipped by Lisa Z

Dipped By Lisa Z is a Shibori style home and baby line, showcasing a sophisticated approach to tie dye.  Each product is made by hand and variations in color and pattern will occur.  All of our products are machine washable.

Popular Gifts- Dish towels, napkins, throw pillows and the chicest baby sets!

Special Offer- 10% off when you mention Chicago North Shore Moms! 


 

Sparkle & Supply

Sparkle & Supply is a female owned business making products out of resin filled with sprinkles, glitter and lots of bright colors. Each product is handmade and customized to the customers liking, the options are endless.  The alphabet letters and number sets have so many fun options!  Sensory play, letter and number recognition, spelling- the options are endless!

Special Offer- Use code Northshore10 for 10% off!  Order must be more that $15 and placed between 11/19- 12/3.  


 

Art Beat Box

Through carefully curated art projects, Art Beat Box aims to foster creativity in kids. Each box is delivered to your home with all of the instructions necessary to make a beautiful work of art.

Popular Kits- DIY tie dye soap kit, The Deluxe Clay kit and the Cartoon Mosaic

Special Offer!  Use code NORTHSHOREMOMS5 for $5 OFF AND FREE SHIPPING UNTIL JANUARY 3


 

Playgroup North Shore

Give the gift of PLAY this season!
Playgroup North Shore is an early childhood social and enrichment club for young children age 15 months – 5 years.  Catch all the hands on sensory and social play on Instagram!

 


 

KidSnips

Kidsnips is a family hair salon and toy store that specializes in children’s haircuts. Established in 1997 by 2 moms, now has 8 Chicagoland locations. We are in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Deerfield, Wilmette, Vernon Hills, Oakbrook, Naperville, Arlington Heights and South Barrington. KidSnips.com/locations

Popular Gift Options-  We sell a great selection of well priced toys, novelty items and hair accessories!  Including our White Mountain Jigsaw puzzles, Chicago Bears,& Chicago Cubs Checkers,NFL, MLB and NHL monopoly, Several lines of Arts and Crafts kits, and fun “light & sound” toy cars and trucks, wooden toddler toys plus lots stocking stuffers and gifts too!

Special Offer- Spend $25 on retail items and get an additional $5 in merchandise! Thru 12/24/20


 

Foss Swim School

Jon and Susan Foss opened their first swim school in 1993. They created an age-appropriate curriculum, helping even the youngest swimmers confidently learn water adjustment, safety, strokes, and technique. With 25 years of expertise, FOSS has redefined the swim lesson experience by providing a fun, original, technically sound and safer style of teaching. FOSS currently has 17 schools in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Fargo, Ankeny, Chicago, and St. Louis areas and is expanding to more communities in Missouri and Wisconsin.

Special Offer- Buy a $250 FOSS gift card and receive a FREE FOSS tote, towel and goggles or swim diaper! Offer expires: 12/17/20. Gift cards can be shipped. Tote, towel, googles, or swim diaper will need to be picked up at your local swim school.


 

Mightiest Me, Inc.

The Mighty Jax and the Cookie Surprise book and doll set empowers, inspires, and educates kids on food allergies. What better way to help children understand their diagnosis than with an informative book and a cute plush Might Jax superhero doll that comes fully equipped with an emergency pouch and two plush auto injectors! Great for schools, play therapy, doctors offices, and more! Author, Laurie Margolis, and her two children live with severe food allergies. Meant for ages 3-9 years old.

Popular Items: Mighty Jax and the Cookie Surprise book and doll set.

 

 

Babe Bombs

Babe Bombs creates homemade bath products infused with all natural ingredients- safe for little ones baths!  Each product is carefully made and matched with an Aroma Family to create a full-body experience, of the user’s choice, while bathing or showering. The mini pack or individuals bombs are the perfect stocking stuffer!

Special Offer- 15% off your purchase!


 

dyeGirl

DyeGirl is your one and only source for one-of-a-kind tie dyed and reverse dyed clothing and accessories for babies, kids and adults. We offer a small boutique of ready-to-wear items in Highland Park, IL and love to custom create new items for dyeGirl devotees. You can also find us on Facebook.

Special Offer- 10% off for all new customers who mention Chicago NS Moms when they order!

 


 

Gifts for Grownups

 

“As a child I assumed that when I reached adulthood, I would have grown-up thoughts.”
David Sedaris

 


 

Sole-Luna

We are a wellness studio that offers daily rituals for the mind, body and spirit. From Infrared Sauna, Salt Therapy, and Cryotherapy Facials, to meditations, massage, energy healing and workshops, we have a variety of self care and wellness. Come and sip our artisanal tea as you cross off your holiday list from our curated wellness retail.

Popular Gifts- Self Care gift sets that range from Blossom CBD Bath Salts, WTHN Acupuncture Mats, Vitruvi Oil Diffusers with essential oils, WHTN Facial Cupping, and Herbivore Skincare.

 


 

Cy Fredrics Jewelers

Cy Fredrics Jewelers is the north shore of Chicago’s premier jeweler.  We specialize in unique and fine jewelry and watches. Cy Fredrics is also the place to go for anniversary gifts, push presents, bridal jewelry and more.

Popular Gifts-  Diamond and Gold Charms, Dashing Diamonds, and Classic Eternity Bands (Yes to stacking! One of CNSMs personal favorite gift to receive)

Special Offer- Use the code NORTHSHOREMAMA online, or mention it in store for an additional 10% off purchases, on top of our Holiday Sale! 

 


Style Shack 

Let’s face it, finding the perfect “something” is not always an easy task. Nestled in downtown Highland Park, Illinois, Style Shack is a delightful lifestyle boutique filled with hidden treasures. Our ever-changing collections of luxurious home décor, chic fashion accessories, and gifts will delight you on every visit. We believe that surrounding yourself with beautiful things should be FUN and FABULOUS.
Through the creative advice you get from our team and  personal service from the incredible people who work with us, you will experience the warm retail vibe and you’ll have a sense that you’re not just shopping, you’ll be a welcomed friend.

Special Offer- Free Local Delivery on orders over $100!  


 

FreshSkin Medical Spa & Wellness Center

Our practice may have started with healthy skin as our focus, but today we are much more… the next generation medical spa and functional medicine center, right here in your neighborhood. “Beauty begins with Beautiful Skin and Beautiful Skin begins with a Healthy Body.”

Popular or recommended gift- We are the FIRST in the North Shore to bring three best in class aesthetic and body contouring devices to market; all game-changers in the areas of skin resurfacing, body shaping, fat reduction and laser hair removal. 1 – PHYSIQ, the newest and most comprehensive body contouring treatment. We are one of the first ten practices in the country to introduce PHYSIQ. 20% OFF treatment packages expiring 12/23/2020. 2 – Motus AY, laser hair removal is now PAIN FREE! Popular treatment areas include Brazilian bikini, underarms, legs, arms, chest and back. Tune in VIRTUALLY to our annual holiday open house event on November 18th for promotions! 3 – Subnovii, Advanced Plasma Technology to smooth fine lines, reduce pore size, and brighten skin. Tune in VIRTUALLY to our annual holiday open house event on November 18th for promotions!

Special Offer- $100 OFF a cosmetic treatment or wellness service
* The Fine Print: One time use only. Offer valid on a regular-priced treatment or service with a minimum value of $250. Not eligible toward retail products or gift card purchases. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Other restrictions may apply. Expires March 31, 2021.


 

Sophia James Designs

Sophia James Designs is a locally mom owned small business that specializes in custom jewelry and making every purchase personal. Our designs include gold and silver ball beaded bracelets and necklaces, chain link bracelets and necklaces and other custom name/initial bracelets and mask chains. We also have a lot of cute designs for men and kids. SJD is currently running 2 charitable collections through the end of the year where part of the proceeds are donated to No Kid Hungry and The Loveland Foundation.

Popular Gifts- Our unique Charmer necklace, which is a one of a kind charm necklace designed specifically for the consumer is currently out #1 seller. Our name and initial bracelets which can be worn with your child’s name, initials, or grandchildren’s initials are wonderful gifts for anyone in the family. We also a really fun DIY bracelet kit which is a great gift for friends to give friends, stocking stuffer or an additional gift for your kids.

 


 

Gear head Outfitters and Uncle Dan’s

Gearhead Outfitters and Uncle Dan’s Outdoor Store provide high quality outdoor gear and apparel for your active lifestyle.  From camping equipment to insulation to waterproof footwear, we have everything your family needs for adventure or every day

Popular Gifts-  We’ve got the entire family covered! Patagonia, Arc’teryx, Smartwool, Canada Goose, Kuhl, On Running, Hydro Flask, The North Face, Prana, Yeti, Danner Boots, Ice Breaker, Outdoor Research, Merrell and more!

Special Offer-  $20 off a $100 purchase!
*Some exclusions apply.  
Cannot be combined with other discounts, offers or prior purchases. Not valid on gift cards or Rewards Memberships.  Not valid online. Expires 12/31/20.

 


 

Hubba-Hubba

Hubba-Hubba is every fashion lovers go-to boutique. For over 30 years we’ve been bringing everyday comfort and effortless chic to Moms & their moms & besties from Chicago to the Northshore!

Popular Gifts- We carry on-trend, affordable apparel and a unique selection of candles, winter accessories & jewelry. Cozy lounge wear, denim & more!

Special Offer- First-time customers who join our loyalty program receive 10% off their purchase

 


 

Allure Nails and Spray Tanning

We aim to be on top of the latest in nail fashion and spray tanning, selecting only the best and organic products and most effective system. We pride ourselves in our level of friendliness, skillfulness and cleanliness.

Special Offer- Free manicure with dazzle pedicure $20 off for organic airbrush tan. $30 off for airbrush tan, manicure and pedicure.

 


 

FIT4MOM

FIT4MOM is the nation’s largest fitness and wellness company designed for moms, by moms. FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading provider of prenatal and postpartum fitness programs, offering classes and support for mothers throughout every stage of motherhood. One of the things that differentiates FIT4MOM from other fitness programs is its strong community, which traditionally offers weekly playgroups for moms and their kids, along with Moms’ Night Out social gatherings for both members and non-members. Although those events look a little different these days, we are pleased to still offer all of these in a modified version.

Special Offer- 10% of sale applied towards account credit to be used on a future purchase. We are also running holiday sales so the audience can follow us on social to take advantage of deeper discounts!

Contact-
michellephilbin@fit4mom.com

 


 

Ross’s

We are an eclectic family owned business that has evolved into the one stop shop for tweens & their mamas for everything from comfy-cool apparel, and professional haircare & skincare at the best prices with unbeatable customer service. Free local delivery.

 


 

EVIL EYE SANCTUARY

Evil Eye Sancuary is based in Glenview, and offers candles, room sprays, and sage sticks to ward off all negative energy that has been brought to us by the stress at the start of this decade. Every EVIL EYE SANCTUARY product has been created with the belief that we can ward off any negative energy and to be a believer in meliorism… the belief that the world can be made better by human effort. So sit back, relax, and enjoy all that we have to offer.

Special Offer-  Buy one candle and get the second one for half off. 


 

Messy Bun Boutique

Messy Bun Boutique offers stylish clothing and accessories for women of all shapes and sizes. We have lots of fun leggings, sweatshirts, joggers and more that are as cute as they are comfortable.

Popular Gifts-  Leggings, holiday masks, and sweatshirts. Gift cards too!

Special Offer-  Spend $75 and get a free holiday mask.  Code CNSM! (Cannot be combined with other offers)

 


 

dyeGirl

dyeGirl is your one and only source for one-of-a-kind tie dyed and reverse dyed clothing and accessories for babies, kids and adults. We offer a small boutique of ready-to-wear items in Highland Park, IL and love to custom create new items for dyeGirl devotees. You can also find us on Facebook.

Special Offer- 10% off for all new customers who mention Chicago NS Moms when they order!


 

Fenner Plastic Surgery

Fenner Plastic Surgery surgical and non-surgical treatments are geared to elevate your quality of life, instill confidence, and reveal the beauty that is you.  Whether it’s a facial/chemical peel, a microneedling procedure, laser hair removal, body contouring, or more, we’ve got you covered!

Suggested Option- Gift cards and skin care sets!

Special Offer-  20% off any medical spa procedures booked with Nicki

 


 

Chicago Boudoir Photography

Feel pampered and empowered during your Victoria’s Secret style photo shoot at the Chicago Boudoir Photography studio. Professional hair and makeup and full retouching included with all shoots. 100% female staff. Give a boudoir album as a gift or come to the studio just to celebrate YOU! Hundreds of North Shore Moms have already experienced the confidence-building experience at the boudoir photo studio – is it your turn? More info at www.chicago-boudoir.com

Special Offer- $100 off session fee (regularly $379). Mention North Shore Mom’s Holiday Gift Guide at booking for discount. May not be combined with other offers. Prints and images sold separately.

 


 

The Fresh Plan

With children home more than ever, every parent needs a little help focusing on healthy, quick eating this year!  The Fresh Plan is a fully prepared meal plan offering 1200 or 1700 calories per day.  We are sodium restricted, low fat and low cholesterol. All of our food is fresh and locally sourced.

Special Offer- $20 off first week. Code is NSMOM20


 

Links by Laura

Links by Laura is a hip, fun, and affordable on-trend jewelry boutique. I create and curate beautiful designed and handcrafted unique pieces for all ages. I offer many lovely options of bracelets and necklaces. My wish is for everyone to add a little sparkle to their lives.  Find me on Instagram and Facebook @linksbylaura

Special Offer- 10% off your purchase By mentioning Chicago North Shore Moms!


 

Babe Bombs

Babe Bombs creates homemade bath products infused with all natural ingredients.  Each product is carefully made and matched with an Aroma Family to create a full-body experience, of the user’s choice, while bathing or showering.

Special Offer- 15% off with code CHINORTH15


 

Perils Wellness and Aesthetic Center

Dr. Cheryl Perlis is a board certified physician who specializes in cosmetic procedures, brain and body biochemistry, and natural hormonal therapy. While Perlis Wellness and Aesthetic Center offers cosmetic treatments such as Botox®, dermal fillers, brand-new state-of-the art lasers, and a full menu of aesthetic services, Dr. Perlis believes that feeling better and looking better go hand in hand.

Spacial Offer- $50 OFF any Aesthetic service

 


 

My Pelvic Therapy, PLLC

My Pelvic Therapy offers pelvic physical therapy virtually, so you can get the treatment you need from the comfort and safety of your own home! Let us bring the power to you. Sign up today for a FREE 15-minute Telehealth Pelvic Physical Therapy consultation and see why people are choosing the safety and convenience of Telehealth. For the treatment of bladder leakage, postpartum pain and weakness, and more. Or try our Wellness Services! See mypelvictherapy.com/services for more information. For CA, IL and NJ residents.

Popular Option–  Do you have an expectant or new mother on your list? Give her the gift of postpartum health! Purchase an e-gift card for a virtual Postpartum Wellness coaching session. This unique gift provides new moms with the exercises they need to safely recover their core and pelvic floor strength, all in the comfort and safety of their own home. This $100 gift includes 60 minutes of 1-on-1 online coaching with a licensed pelvic floor physical therapist, via a secure HIPAA-compliant video call. Learn more at mypelvictherapy.com/giftcardspostpartum.

Special Offer-  Special offer—save 10% off your $100 gift card purchased by 12/25/2020! Code: HOLIDAYCNSMOMS

Gifts by North Shore & Chicago Area Makers

“Everything you can imagine is real.” — Pablo Picasso


 

Dipped by Lisa Z

Dipped By Lisa Z is a Shibori style home and baby line, showcasing a sophisticated approach to tie dye.  Each product is made by hand and variations in color and pattern will occur.  All of our products are machine washable.

Popular Gifts- Dish towels, napkins, throw pillows and the chicest baby sets!

Special Offer- 10% off when you mention Chicago North Shore Moms! 


 

Stitch’D

Stitch’D offers hand tie dyed and stitched winter accessories including hats and gloves for newborn, children and adults! Hats and Gloves come in a range of colors to match all of your winter gear.  Poms, patches, and transfers can be added to further customize these trendy winter accessories.

 


 

Sparkle and Supply

Sparkle & Supply is a Chicago based female owned business making products out of resin filled with sprinkles, glitter and lots of bright colors. Each product is handmade and customized to the customers liking, the options are endless. Products vary from alphabet sets, keychains, coasters, and serving trays but one thing they all have in common is they are are sure to bring a smile to your face.

Popular Gifts- Alphabet Sets, Coasters, Serving Trays

Special Offer- Use Code Northshore10 for 10% off!  Order must be more that $15 and placed between 11/19- 12/3.


 

dyeGirl

dyeGirl is your one and only source for one-of-a-kind tie dyed and reverse dyed clothing and accessories for babies, kids and adults. We offer a small boutique of ready-to-wear items in Highland Park, IL and love to custom create new items for dyeGirl devotees. You can also find us on Facebook.

Special Offer- 10% off for all new customers who mention Chicago NS Moms when they order!

 

 

Craftophologie

Craftophologie specializes in mini piñatas and paper art made by hand by a Glencoe mom.  The piñatas are used as party favors or can be filled to mail as gifts for a fun surprise!

 


 

Broken Beauties Mosaics

Broken Beauties Mosaics are one of a kind mosaics using beautiful ceramic shards and stained glass.  Custom pieces are also available by using family dishes, heirlooms or special items to create a whimsical and meaningful piece to display.  Mixing the past and the future to create beautiful art.

20% off entire site to help celebrate the holidays!

 

Gifts for Nesting + Celebrating

 

“Giving does not only preceed receiving; it is the reason for it. It is in giving that we receive.”
Israelmore Ayivor


Hazel James Home

Hazel James Home is a brick and mortar home store featuring an eclectic mix of contemporary and modern with touches of traditional and vintage- don’t miss this shop, it’s GORGEOUS!

Popular Gifts- Decor Objects, Candles, Throws, Pillows and HJH boxed gift sets!


 

Zen of Slow Cooking 

We started the Zen of Slow Cooking with the desire to bring people back together over a simply, prepared home-cooked meal. With that intention in mind, we created a line of globally inspired, gluten-free, no to low salt, premium spice blends for recipes crafted in an Instant Pot, slow cooker or Dutch Oven. We are also a Certified Women Owned business and a Certified B Corporation committed to creating an inclusive economy. We also partner with a social enterprise to provide employments for adults with developmental disabilities.


 

EVIL EYE SANCTUARY

Evil Eye Sancuary is based in Glenview, and offers candles, room sprays, and sage sticks to ward off all negative energy that has been brought to us by the stress at the start of this decade. Every EVIL EYE SANCTUARY product has been created with the belief that we can ward off any negative energy and to be a believer in meliorism… the belief that the world can be made better by human effort. So sit back, relax, and enjoy all that we have to offer.

Special Offer-  Buy one candle and get the second one for half off. 

 

 

Good Grapes

Good Grapes, the north shore’s premium wine shop, has everything you need for the holiday season.  Our portfolio includes wines for around the world and highlights local craft breweries.  Our delicious charcuterie board items include artisanal cheeses, olives, meats, crackers, olive oil, and pre-order breads and other fresh bakery items.

Special Offer- Complimentary Gift Wrapping


 

Style Shack 

Let’s face it, finding the perfect “something” is not always an easy task. Nestled in downtown Highland Park, Illinois, Style Shack is a delightful lifestyle boutique filled with hidden treasures. Our ever-changing collections of luxurious home décor, chic fashion accessories, and gifts will delight you on every visit. We believe that surrounding yourself with beautiful things should be FUN and FABULOUS.
Through the creative advice you get from our team and  personal service from the incredible people who work with us, you will experience the warm retail vibe and you’ll have a sense that you’re not just shopping, you’ll be a welcomed friend.

Special Offer- Free Local Delivery on orders over $100!  


 

Gifts of Words

 

“We read to know we are not alone”  C.S. Lewis


 

 

Booked

Booked offers a carefully curated, diverse selection of new titles and classics for youthful readers of all ages!


 

Lake Forest Bookstore 

The Lake Forest Book Store continues its 69-year relationship with the community and looks forward to serving the residents and visitors for years to come. We maintain a dedicated staff of well-read, local women to help curate your purchase.

Suggested Gift- You’ll find books for all ages as well as fantastic gifts and children’s craft kits.


 

 

*Please note these businesses are sponsored partnerships* The Local Moms Network and subsidiary Chicago North Shore Moms does not endorse any one business and assumes no liability.

Join The Chicago North Shore Moms Network Community

Stay up-to-date with what is happening in-and-around The Chicago North Shore community with local events, community highlights, and exclusive deals.

Join our community!

Get monthly highlights, exclusive offers, invites and local mom news directly to your inbox!

You have Successfully Subscribed!