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'Tis the season to show up and shop small. Whether you prefer to shop in person or online, the local businesses are prepared to help you find gifts you need. 

Below is a list of businesses that are open for limited in person or by appointment shopping, online shopping with delivery or curbside pickup. Click on the "More Information" to visit their online shops.  

Visit downtownevanston.org/silverlining for information on the Small Business Saturday Silver Lining Passbook! 
The Alley Gallery

The Alley Gallery

Offering gift cards, prints, and virtual frame design! Click below to shop and email contact@thealleygallery.com or call 847-475-1535 for inquiries. 

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Accents Plus | 601 Davis St.

Accents Plus | 601 Davis St.

Accents Plus is open for in-store shopping or online at shopaccentsplus.com/

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Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave.

Artem Pop Up Gallery | 1627 Sherman Ave.

Artem Pop Up Gallery open for in-store or online shopping. 

Open Monday to Saturday, 12-6pm and Sunday, 12-5pm. 

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Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

Ayla's Originals | 1511 Sherman Ave.

Ayla's Originals is open for in-store shopping and online shopping. Ayla is also hosting  Bead TV Live on Facebook (where people can view collections of items. Call 847-328-4040 or email info@aylasoriginals.com   

Join Ayla on Facebook Live events to see new beads, techniques and more! Click here to view the schedule.

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Beck's Book Store

Beck's Book Store

Beck's Book Store is open for in-store or online shopping. 

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Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

Becky & Me Toys | 620 Grove St.

In-store shopping is currently suspended but you can shop online at link below for curbside pickup or local delivery and shipping. Call 847-492-1030 and please leave a message if we don't answer right away. You can also email us at beckyandmetoys@gmail.com.

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Benefit Boutique |  1625 Sherman Ave.

Benefit Boutique | 1625 Sherman Ave.

Shop online for curbside pick up or get a gift card for a later date.

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Blick Evanston | 1755 Maple Ave.

Blick Evanston | 1755 Maple Ave.

Art supplies, kid activities and more. Check out some ideas for home and family craft projects as well as their Spring Sale: dickblick.com/project-ideas/  Shop in-store or online for curbside pickup and delivery

Monday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed  


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Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Avenue

Bloom 3 | 1503 Chicago Avenue

Unique home decor, candles, antique finds, and floral arrangements! 

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Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave. (alley)

Bookends & Beginnings | 1712 Sherman Ave. (alley)

Open for in-store shopping or online for curbside pick up. 

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Campus Gear and The Basement | 1722 Sherman & 1717 Sherman Ave.

Campus Gear and The Basement | 1722 Sherman & 1717 Sherman Ave.

Northwestern gear, Chicago sports gear and more athletic wear! Shop in-person or online.  The Basement is a new shop across from Campus Gear featuring professional sports gear.

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CloseKnit Yarn Store | 1630 Orrington Avenue

CloseKnit Yarn Store | 1630 Orrington Avenue

CloseKnit Yarn Store is open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup. You can order yarn supplies or send questions to Lucie via email at closeknitevanston@gmail.com. 

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Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St.

Comix Revolution | 606 Davis St.

Comix Revolution is open for in-store or online shopping with curbside pickup. 
Email questions or orders to comixrev@gmail.com. 

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Commonwealth Running Company | 1631 Sherman Ave.

Commonwealth Running Company | 1631 Sherman Ave.

Running shoes, gear, recovery equipment and more! Shop in-store or online.  

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Colectivo Coffee

Colectivo Coffee

Holiday Gift Boxes and Subscriptions for the coffee and tea lover. 

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Dream About Tea | 1011 Davis St.

Dream About Tea | 1011 Davis St.

Open for in-store or online shopping. Gift cards and phone orders available. Call 773-456-9108. 

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One River School  | 1033 Davis St.

One River School | 1033 Davis St.

Give the gift of an art class, in-studio or virtual. Plus, stop by Saturday, November 28 for the Winter Artisan Market, 11am - 4pm.  

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Gigi Bottega | 612 Davis St.

Gigi Bottega | 612 Davis St.

gigi BOTTEGA is open for in-store or online shopping for curbside pick up and free shipping. 

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Evanston Games & Cafe

Evanston Games & Cafe

Shop in store or online for games for all ages. Shipping available. Email evanstongamer@gmail.com with questions.

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FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis Street

FlowersFlowers | 1110 Davis Street

While not open for in-store browsing, you can call 847.328.7110 or visit the website to place an order for curbside pick up or delivery. 

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Gearhead Outfitters (formerly Uncle Dan's) | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Gearhead Outfitters (formerly Uncle Dan's) | 1600 Sherman Ave.

Get inspired to get outside at Uncle Dan's! The mission of Uncle Dan's is to help customers live active, fulfilling lives by providing quality outdoor-inspired products, backed by deep expertise and remarkable service. Stop by or shop online for the top quality outdoor gear and apparel.  

Shop online at https://www.udans.com/


 

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Lemoi Ace Hardware | 1008 Davis Street

Lemoi Ace Hardware | 1008 Davis Street

Home goods, cleaning supplies and great gifts like Yeti coolers, cozy socks and more! 

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Saville Flowers | 1714 Sherman Avenue

Saville Flowers | 1714 Sherman Avenue

Saville Flowers is open for in-store shopping or online for curbside pick up. Shop online or give us a call at 847-864-0632 to add some floral joy to your life!

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Stepping Out on Faith | 1632 Orrington Ave.

Shop in-store for men's and women's apparel, accessories and shoes. Great finds at great prices.

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Talia | 1526 Chicago Ave.

Talia | 1526 Chicago Ave.

Talia is open for in-store shopping and online. Currently offering 35% off storewide. 

You can also shop online for curbside pickup.  

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Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Vinic Wine | 1509 Chicago Ave.

Vinic Wine is open for walk-up and pick-up orders. Please call 847-733-7000 or email info@vinicwine.com to place an order. 
 
If you aren't quite sure what it is you'd like we're happy to walk you through making a selection by phone. 

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Wheel & Sprocket

Wheel & Sprocket

Wheel & Sprocket Evanston is open for in-store and online shopping. Gift a bike or add some bike accessories to keep the riding going all year round. 

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Vintage Vinyl | 925 Davis St.

Vintage Vinyl | 925 Davis St.

Browse this extensive collection of records and purchase directly from the site. Not sure what to get or want the perfect gift for a vinyl fan, order a e-gift certificate! 

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World Market | 1725 Maple Ave.

World Market | 1725 Maple Ave.

Shop for home decor, goods, holiday fun and more! In-store and online. 

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