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 experience: Chicago Children’s Museum

Finally, a gift for the whole family that won’t take up real estate in your already crowded city condo. Also perfect for the out-of-town grandparents that might not want to ship gifts. The Chicago Children’s Museum has a Family Plus Parking membership that gives you a year of unlimited admission and FREE covered parking at Navy Pier. GREAT for those January/February cabin fever days where you just can’t think about going outside.

700 E. Grand Ave.
Navy Pier

photo: kristi welton-kidder via flickr


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

— Maria Chambers