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 builders: LEGO Chicago Skyline

LEGO sets top most holiday lists no matter the age and we have one that builders and Chicago lovers alike will love to add to their collections. This 444-piece Chicago skyline set features Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, Red CNA Tower, Wrigley Building, DuSable Bridge and Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate (aka The Bean), finished off with a Chicago nameplate.

For the kid that can't get enough LEGO, consider an annual pass for the LEGOLAND Discover Center in Schaumburg, which has 12 attractions for families that includes a Miniland, rides, a 4D cinema, a master builder workshop, an opportunity to build and race your own LEGO car and much more!

$39.99 for LEGO Chicago Skyline set, $40/person for annual pass
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago
Streets of Woodfield
601 N. Martingale Rd.
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photo: LEGO


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

— Maria Chambers