You’ve made your list. You’ve checked it twice. Now get shopping! This year, support local businesses and pick a gift from a store near you. Flip through our guide for ideas to get your brains churning.

For your lovers of the great outdoors: Land of Nod Teepee

So Land of Nod may be a national store, but their level of community involvement makes them feel anything but. Their “Decorate a Teepee” set includes everything your kids need for using their creative minds to architect a secret hideaway. Patches include numbers, letters and symbols so kids can spell out names or phrases. Perfect for kids of any age who want to pretend they’re adventuring in the great outdoors or maybe settle in for a long winters nap.

$218 (can catch a sale for $199)
Land of Nod
900 W. North Ave.
Lincoln Park


What are you getting your family and friends for the holidays? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers & Christa Reed