Photos courtesy of each business.

The holiday shopping season is here, and we have the ultimate list of sales and events at local stores in Chicago. Here is your exclusive preview — get out and support local business both in person and online this weekend!

Athletic

The Runner’s Edge

1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette

Black Friday: Spend $100 and receive a free $20.19 Runner’s Edge promo gift card. Specials also include a Garmin ForeRunner 35 for $149.99 (retail $199.99) and Garmin ForeRunner 235 for $249.99 (retail $299.99).

Small Business Saturday: Giveaways all day long.

Monday: In-store Saucony footwear 20 percent off and a donation will be given to Run for Good with every Saucony shoe sold.

Beauty & Natural Health Products

Merz Apothecary

4716 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Black Friday: Special offers in their online shop, Smallflower, through Sunday.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Merz Apothecary

Books

Book Bin

1151 Church St., Northbrook

Small Business Saturday: Raffle prizes and free tote bags (while they last); $10 off after $100 spent; free ARC after $50 spent (while they last).

Booked

506 Main St., Evanston

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Every young adult book is 10 percent off and all YA Dystopian books will be 40 percent off. In-store only, while supplies last.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Book Bin

Plants & Garden

Chalet Nursery

3132 Lake Ave., Wilmette

Holiday Family Weekend: Kindness-centered activities for the whole family all weekend.

Small Business Saturday: Give a shout out to Chalet on Instagram or Facebook to receive a 25 percent off one item coupon. Learn more online.

Plant Shop Chicago

4601 N. Elston Ave., Chicago

Black Friday: 15 percent off

Gifts, Home Goods & Jewelry

Enjoy, An Urban General Store

4723 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Black Friday: Extended hours, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Small Business Saturday: First 50 customers will receive a “Chicago Natives” swag bag and a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards! Extended hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Foursided

5061 N. Clark, Chicago; 2958 N. Clark, Chicago; 2939 N. Broadway, Chicago

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: 20 percent off ornaments, 25 percent off holiday cards, and 30 percent off prints.

Humboldt House

1045 N. California Ave., Chicago

Black Friday: Thank you for supporting brick and mortars! Free gift with purchase on Black Friday.

Maze Home

735 Elm St., Winnetka

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Shop local and save up to 40 percent on select holiday and gifts at their East Elm Indoor Sidewalk Sale. Stop by J.McLaughlin, Maze Home, Oui Madame, and Sara Campbell to score great deals.

Neighborly

2003 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago

Black Friday: In-store scavenger hunt, win gift cards to Neighborly up to $100.  

Small Business Saturday: Made in Chicago sale — 15 percent off all products that are made in Chicago.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Neighborly

Paperish Mess

1945 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

Black Friday: Special in-store discounts

Small Business Saturday: “Shop the Block” from noon to 7 p.m., featuring libations, special sales, and an apothecary/self-care trunk show by local makers Good Neighbor Studios.

Steel Petal Press

2321 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Small Business Saturday: 20 percent all purchases in store.

Stumble & Relish

1312 Chicago Ave., Evanston

Black Friday: Spend $50+ and get 10 percent off. Spend $100+ and get 20 percent off.

Small Business Saturday: Free gift with purchase while supplies last. Spend $50+ and get 10 percent off and a free tote bag while supplies last. Spend $100+ and get 20 percent off.

Toys, Collectibles & Games

Becky & Me Toys

620 Grove St., Evanston

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Shop a selection of items at heavily discounted prices.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Becky & Me Toys

Evanston Games & Cafe

1610 Maple Ave., Suite 1, Evanston

Black Friday: 10-25 percent off select board games.

Small Business Saturday: 10-25 percent off select board games, plus the first five customers can take an extra 10 percent off their purchase. All shoppers can also take 25 percent off a sandwich, salad, or soup with any game purchase.

Rotofugi

2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago

Small Business Saturday: Free exclusive Tokidoki Chicago Unicorno button with Tokidoki purchase.

Kids & Motherhood

Milk Supply

4955 N. Damen Ave., Chicago

Small Business Saturday: 20 percent off in store.

Monica + Andy

2038 N. Halsted St., Chicago; 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago; 296 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook

All Weekend: Free Glossier Balm Dotcom (value $12) with any purchase. Available while supplies last.

Clothing & Accessories

Art Effect

934 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: 20 percent off clothing.

Hubba-Hubba

1105 Central Ave., Wilmette

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Mention “Make It Better” and Hubba-Hubba will offer a gift with purchase of $50 or more. You can also enjoy exclusive Wilmettonomics specials.

Mattie M

990 Green Bay Road, Winnetka

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: 20 percent off jewelry and handbags.

Milk Handmade

5137 N. Clark St., Chicago

Black Friday: Buy one, get one half off on all sale items and $125 gift cards for $100.

Gigi Bottega

612 Davis St., Evanston

Thanksgiving Online Sale: 25 percent off regular priced items with code “THANKS25.”

Black Friday: Progressive Sale: 9-11 a.m., 40 percent off; 11 a.m. to noon, 30 percent off; noon to 1 p.m., 20 percent off regular priced items.

Small Business Saturday: 15 percent off regular priced items.

Study Hall

2016 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

Small Business Saturday: Shop the block along with three neighboring stores. Forty percent off all sale, 10 percent off everything else, free gift with purchase over $100, drinks and snacks all day!

The Denim Lounge

2039 W. Roscoe St., Chicago

Black Friday: Buy one, get one $10 from 8-9 a.m., then 30 percent off entire store.

Small Business Saturday: Entire store 25 percent off.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: The Denim Lounge

Transit Tees

1371 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago; 5226 N. Clark St., Chicago 

Black Friday through Cyber Monday: 15 percent off in stores and online.

Small Business Saturday — Wicker Park location: They will have live acoustic performances and hot mulled cider as a part of the Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber’s Chillfest.

Photography 

Wildwood Photography

3726 N. Southport Ave., Chicago

Black Friday through Cyber Monday: Receive an extra $25 for every $100 gift certificate you buy.

 

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Macaire DouglasMacaire Douglas lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. She proudly supports Share Our Spare, a local nonprofit that collects goods for children in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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