Shop Small: Handmade Gift Ideas

One of my favorite activities ever is going to craft shows. I can’t get enough of all the handmade goodness! Chicago has so many good ones–some of my favorites are:

Renegade Craft Show (end of every summer in Wicker Park)
Renegade Holiday Show
One Of A Kind Show (every winter and spring)
Show of Hands (every November)

I attended the Show of Hands show once again this year in Ravenswood, and found the most amazing stuff! It’s really incredible what these artists create, and I love supporting their businesses–even if it means paying a little more. There are some things you just can’t get on Amazon.

I made a guide for some handmade items I’ve found that would make great gifts! Keep scrolling for a Chicago specific guide, too.

Handmade Gift Ideas

Indigo Scarf
Audrey Hepburn print

Chicago Local Handmade Gift Ideas

Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Caramels
Textured Crescent Necklace
Oz Park Baseball Game


Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions or need further gift ideas. I’m full of them!


  • Katherine Corden

    You’re so sweet! Thanks for sharing my print Audrey! All the makers and ideas you have on here are lovely. I find it so cool and unique that you frequently feature art on your blog – keep it up girl!


    • You are so welcome! Gotta support my local and handmade people. Have a great weekend! xo