Where to Shop Local for Mother’s Day Gifts

April 22, 2024

As Mother’s Day gets closer, we wanted to highlight the plethora of unique boutiques Chicago offers! Beyond the usual retail giants, Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods boast charming, independent boutiques, each with its own style and handpicked gift selection. Whether you seek exquisite jewelry, artisanal home décor, or a custom-made fashion piece to convey heartfelt gratitude, shopping locally in Chicago adds a personal touch to your Mother’s Day present while supporting the city’s creative community. Let’s explore some of Chicago’s most popular places to shop local for Mother’s Day gifts.


  • Enjoy, Urban General Store– I just stopped by this store in Andersonville and they had THE cutest stuff. I got my mom a solar queen gift (she’s obsessed with The Crown and all things royal family, haha). I also got my friend a Golden Girls mug. They also have a Lincoln Square location.
  • Foursided– Another Andersonville and Lakeview small business and they also had a big Mother’s Day section! They also have lots of prints and artwork you can get framed, which I think would make nice gifts!
  • Lilla Barn – Bergen Anderson, owner of Lilla Barn, handmakes women’s and children’s clothes with Swedish influences and pops of color! Bergen also curates stationery, jewelry, and home goods from other small-businesses. For more about the Andersonville neighborhood, check out our guide here!

Hyde Park

  • 57th Street Books – Step through the red telephone booth-type portal into this garden-level bookstore, and you immediately sense the magic. It may look like a small basement storefront, but once you start to move through the main room, you’ll find six more nooks and areas!
  • Recyced Modern – RM is a stunning art gallery and furnishings store that sells jewelry, art, and home accessories.
  • Silver Room– This Black owned events and art pops ups community center has a shop with books, tote bags, shirts, candles, and more.


  • Alice + Wonder – one of Chicago’s cutest women’s clothing and accessories that celebrates Chicago in all the best ways. Plus, shopping on Southport is always a good idea!
  • Love, Charlie – is another adorable women’s clothing boutique. You’ll find hats, slippers, bags, and plenty of other fun gift ideas here!
  • B Collective – choose from beautiful flowers, plants, and other thoughtful gifts!

Lincoln Park

  • All She Wrote – This darling shop has a focus on stationery but also has home goods, books, drinkware, and pet goods!
  • Art Effect – Located just down the street from All She Wrote, Art Effect has the best gifts! You can find everything from home goods, jewelry, candles. clothes and more! I have gotten so many gifts from the over the years.
  • Jayson Home – Jayson Home is a beautiful furniture store that that also sells curated books, art, throws, candles, and other unique goods!

Hopefully some of these are helpful and you have the best Mother’s Day! If you want to shop some more for gifts, you can see more here.


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