The season of sweaters, snowmen, peppermint hot chocolate, and chestnuts roasting on open fires is nearly upon us, and we are thrilled about it! The giving spirit is alive and well here at Le Coeur, and we want to share some of our top gift picks from our favorite Chicago-born makers and doers with you.
We want to encourage you to show all the great small businesses out there some holiday love this year. If you want to pick out some truly unique gifts for the people in your life, participate in events like Small Business Saturday and make it a point to buy from local businesses who curate and create with purpose whenever you can.
Now if you'll excuse us, we need to go put on a Christmas playlist and start putting our carefully wrapped presents under the tree.
1. Scratch Goods
skincare + beauty • scratchgoods.com
featured: Lavender Mint Scrub, Beard Oil, Sea Mask (photos courtesy of Scratch Goods)
2. Dark Matter Coffee
coffee • darkmattercoffee.com
featured: Descendents Blend, Stainless Steel Travel Mug, A Love Supreme Blend (photos courtesy of Dark Matter Coffee)
3. Rags and Riches Brand Co.
clothing + accessories • ragsandrichesbrand.co
featured: Satin Cap, good shit pin, New Classic (photos courtesy of RRBCO)
4. Gather Home + Lifestyle
general store • gatherhomeandlifestyle.com
featured: Bryar Wolf Black Mudcloth Pillow, Yellow 108 Luke Fedora, Humble Ceramics Incense Holder (photos courtesy of Gather Home + Lifestyle)
accessories • dptr.io
featured: Liquid Wallet, Mason Beanie, Split Strapback (photos courtesy of DPTR)
jewelry • mineralogydesign.com
featured: Hammered Arc Necklace, Textured Disc Solid 14k Recycled Gold Earrings, Herkimer Diamond Solitaire Solid 14k Recycled Gold Necklace (photos courtesy of Mineralogy Designs)
plants + home goods • alapash.com
featured: Baby Alpaca Throw, Ahee Mug, Moroccan Pillow #5 (photos courtesy of Alapash)
7. CHC Designs
leather goods • chelliharmscollection.com
featured: Emit Crossbody, Dawn Pouch, Mirk Backpack (photos courtesy of CHC Designs)
8. Humboldt House
modern home shop • humboldthouseco.com
featured: Tisane Candle, Vintage Turkish Anatolian Kilim, "Hey Boo" ceramic sipper (photos courtesy of Humboldt House)
9. Sir & Madame
men + women's fashion • sirandmadame.com
featured: Oversize "Madame" Logo T-Shirt, Tattoo Pins, Steamer Bag (photos courtesy of Sir & Madame)
eyewear • wearellison.com
featured: The James, Sophia, Victor (photos courtesy of Ellison)