In the spirit of shopping small, handcrafted, local, and unique, we have created a holiday gift guide for you to plan ahead & get some inspiration for elevated gift giving in Chicago and beyond.
Styling & Personal Shopping
Chicago has a number of excellent personal shoppers & stylists. A unique gift for someone who might enjoy some wardrobe leveling up assistance would be a package for a closet clean-out, shopping day, or occasion styling. This is something many people would not think to get themselves, but would be a lovely gift to receive! Some of our favorite stylists in Chicago, in no particular order:
- KS Fashion Consulting by Katie Schuppler - Women's styling & personal shopping, with a fun approach to high-low and pops of color
- Rachel J Styling - Men's & Women's, personal shopping for elevated casual wardrobes
- The Stylish Co by Jeannine Adams - Get matched with Jeannine's network of personal stylists to guide your style all year long.
- Jenny Applegate of The Leading Image - Men's & Women's, including professional image consulting and color analysis.
- Tali Kogan - Book a closet raid or special occasion styling with Tali, who has an edgy, high fashion aesthetic
Gift Card for VARYFORM
Sometimes we want to give someone an item of clothing that is just SO their style, but sizing can be a bit tricky as we don't want to give away the surprise by asking their measurements! In those cases, the best way to go is by purchasing a gift card in an amount you choose. Most small businesses, including VARYFORM, have this option available and it will ensure the receiver can find something they absolutely love. This is an e-card that can be used online, so it's great also for people who live in different states or for last minute gifts.
Luxe Home Goods
Shop Anecdote (La Grange, IL) - This is a beautiful cake stand for those that love baking. This shop also has plenty of rustic minimal pieces and some stunning artwork.
The Silver Room (Hyde Park, Chicago) - Perhaps this "Peace" Candlehand or a cookbook by Top Chef's Gregory Gourdet?
Hearthstone & Terrace (Ravenswood, Chicago) - Maybe this Twig Wine Holder or one of their beautiful plant pots or unique rugs.
Cashmere/Merino Lounge Set
Our best-selling Cashmere/Merino Lounge set made-to-order in Italy would make a fantastic gift. It is available in PINK, RED, or IVORY. If unsure about sizing, pick any size and leave a note in the Cart "Notes" section to be contacted to confirm sizing later. Top it off with a bottle of the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo plus the Wool & Cashmere Cedar Spray.
That's all for now, and we will be updating this list as we discover new Chicago based gift ideas. Know of any other amazing business you think should be featured? Comment below and let us know!