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 toddler on the go: Heritage Littles Balance Bike

We just love these handmade goodies! This adorable Bennett Balance Bike from Heritage Littles is perfect for your little mover and shaker. Heritage's wood balance bike takes away gears and chains, bringing riding back to basics . . . balance. Fun detail: The cut-out frame was influenced by design styles found in Chicago’s bridges.

2868 N. Lincoln Ave.

photo: courtesy of ©Melissa O'Neal


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

— Maria Chambers