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Gift Shops: Made in Illinois

If you need to do some holiday shopping in downtown Chicago, seek out the Illinois Artisans shop chock-full of fiber arts (including winter hats), jewelry, wood work, art, and pottery.

It is tucked into the 2nd floor of the James R. Thompson Building, 100 W Randolph, but you can spot it very easily once you are inside the lobby.

There are Christmas items, and year-round gifts, ranging in price from $12  art in a soda pop cap to over $300 for fine art jewelry of pearls with hand-made claps. A great place for browsing and the friendly staff will help you find something and print out an information on the artist as well as box your purchases.