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 the wanna-be chef: The Kids’ Table kits

If you want something that's absolutely adorable AND functional, give The Kids' Table cooking kits a look-see. They have six themes available - cooking, deluxe baking, sweetheart baking, cookie, pizza and game day - each packed with kid-sized cooking tools, a signature recipe and a reusable tote. The Kids' Table also offers gift certificates for in-store cooking experiences in their Wicker Park and Lakeview locations for individual kids or families.

$28-$50 for kits

photo: The Kids' Table


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

— Maria Chambers