• valentine's day gift guide

    Self Care, Wearables, Food & Drink, Experiences and other AMAZING Gifts on the Mile


    So many amazing options, so little space


    Pink & Tan

    604 Dempster St

    Well-designed home essentials, meaningful décor, and unique furnishings. At the same time, we curate artworks that are meant to be loved and lived with (not just an investment).

    20% off CBD Treats

    Botanica CBD

    1306 Chicago Ave

    20% off all edibles with pink and red packaging and 20% off all chocolates Feb 1 thru Valentine's Day

    Flowers, Plants, Gift Baskets

    Ella's Essence Flowers & Gifts

    904-6 Hinman Ave

    "I can buy myself flowerrrrrrrrs" - Miley Cyrus

    Honey for your Honey

    Village Farmstand

    810 Dempster St

    A sweet addition to any gift basket for your beloved.

    We Love Reading!

    Booked: A Bookstore for Youthful Readers

    506 Main St

    Find Valentine's Day books and gifts for youthful readers of all ages at Booked!

    Original Fine Art


    838 Custer St

    Check TremainART to see current offerings in stock

    Books for Every Kind of Reader

    Squeezebox Books & Music

    743 Main St

    Squeezebox is a boutique style, thematically based used book and music store. You will be seduced by the selection each visit.

    The Perfect Gift or Card

    stumble & relish

    1312 Chicago Ave

    This store is full of fun, whimsical gifts and cards, and you WILL find the perfect onet. Find Evanston & Chicago themed gift here too!

    Your Partner Rocks

    Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop

    711 Main St

    Since 1970, your source for art, created by Mother Nature

    Every Kind of Plant You Can Imagine

    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main St

    Huge plants, pixie plants, succulents, cacti, carnivorous plants, terrariums ... all the plants you can think of !

    Pottery Classes, or Handmade Pots

    The Pot Shop

    1244 Chicago Ave

    Incredibly beautiful and extremely practical, all handmade here in Evanston

    Gifts for the Girly Girl

    Marie Parie Boutique

    508 Main St

    Half Paris chic, half rock n' roll, Marie Parie is full of frilly French fancies. Guaranteed to please.

    Hand Crafted, American Made

    Shaker Traditions

    613 Dempster St

    You'll find cards, candles, housewares, packaged honeys and jams, home decor and more at this gem of a shop.

    Handmade Ceramics

    Trapdoor Studio

    1303 Chicago Ave

    One of a kind artisan ceramics by Ava DeCapri.

    Custom Gifts with Whimsy

    niceLena & Friends

    1235 Chicago Ave

    Personalize mugs, coasters, candles, jewelry, ornaments, and really, almost anything you can think of at Lena's

    DIY Art Kits

    Art Makers Outpost

    609 South Blvd

    At-home art kits are available to take and make the perfect card, jewelry, coasters, posters and more. All materials are recycled, so your creations are supporting sustainability too!

    Don't Forget Your Fur Friends!

    Follow Your Nose

    917 Chicago Ave

    Treats, clothing, accessories and more for your furry companions

    Vintage Gifts

    Secret Treasures Antiques & Collectibles

    605 Dempster St

    Cards and gifts from yesteryear at great prices

  • Experiences

    Zero Waste, Fitness & Wellness, Pampering & Self Care

    Live Cooking Class

    Inspired Indian Cooking

    812 Dempster St

    In this hand's-on class (followed by a sit-down meal) led by Inspired Indian owner Kalpana, you'll learn how to make samosas,

    tandoori chicken kathi rolls,

    tamarind and cilantro chutneys.

    Price includes house-made welcome cocktail/mocktail, snacks, dessert, and masala chai.

    Love Your Nails

    Rock Star Nails & Spa

    635 Chicago Ave

    Rock Star is a genuine wow. Lots of space for gatherings, or just for relaxing.

    The Gift of Relaxation

    Eden Agora Spa

    500 Main St

    Manicure, pedicure, massage, facials and more. Gift Cards available.

    Custom Services

    In Fine Fettle Holistic Health Center & Wellness Boutique

    900 Chicago Ave, Suite 100 (Main St entrance, next to Subway)

    Acupuncture or massage treatment specifically customized for you

    E-Courses in Art

    Amanda Evanston Learning

    1310 1/2 Chicago Ave

    I’m a painter, a maker, a gallery owner, mom, and sometimes I teach art to people who think they are not artistic. Over the years I have taught thousands of individuals how to create beautiful and meaningful works of art. I'm so glad you are here!


    Want to try a free class with me? Good. There is a birch tree forest with your name on it.

    Totally New You

    Lea Med Spa

    719 Main St

    Holiday Specials:

    • Facial for holiday $80

    • Microneedling $120

    • Botox $8 per unit

    • Filler one syringe s $299

    Focus on Those Over Forty-Five or With Special Needs

    Monarch Fitness Coaching

    928 Chicago Ave

    Monarch Fitness Coaching trains people with mobility issues that limit their ability to lead desired active lives. Our focus is on clients over forty-five and those with special needs.

    Love Your Eyes

    Evanston Eye Wellness

    714 Main St

    The Dry Eye Clinic is a specialized program to help give you relief. Your tears are a very sophisticated solution created by multiple structures of your eye. Dr. LaBrosse evaluates each component to pinpoint your particular tear deficiency issues so she can create a comprehensive treatment plan.

    Be Kind to Your Body

    Evanston Family Chiropractic & Wellness

    705 Main St

    Many businesses have relied on the community for help, CSA (Farms), CSB (breweries). We want to support our community, and we want to switch it up! Our CSC program is for people that want to stay healthy all year long, but cannot commit to care schedules. An adjustment every 2-4 weeks helps maintain proper alignment and allows for less nervous system interference. Click the link to see pricing.

    Fit For Good

    D21 Fit Studio

    912 Sherman Ave

    At D21, the experts will help you find your starting point, build your path to success and show you the ropes. Training (virtual training available), Nutrition consultations and assessments are all a part of building healthy habits.


    No Hidden Charges, No Contract, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

    The Gift of Fitness

    Club Pilates

    745 Chicago Ave

    Backed by science & beloved by athletes, Pilates helps strengthen everybody to live life to the fullest. Get started by trying a Free Intro Pilates Class today!

    Readings & Healings

    Clairvoyant Center of Chicago

    941 Chicago Ave

    A reading is a spiritual communication. Everyone has their own unique experience. Some find clarification while others find resolve; others find they can make changes with ease and many enjoy a fresh perspective to an area of their life. Virtual or in-person available.


    Drinking and DIY Dining

    Artisan Chocolates

    Belgian Chocolatier Piron

    509 Main St

    Delicious house-made chocolates in impeccable packages.

    Once a Year Chocolate Cupcakes

    Blind Faith

    525 Dempster St

    Valentines Cupcakes are Back In the House! Take a Few Home for Your Sweethearts.

    Artisan Chocolates and Pastry Galore

    Noir d'Ebene Chocolat et Patisserie

    1309 Chicago Ave

    Pies, pastry, candy and of course, chocolate.

    Healthy Chocolates

    In Fine Fettle Holistic Health Center & Wellness Boutique

    900 Chicago Ave, Suite 100 (Main St entrance, next to Subway)

    Luxurious herbal infused handcrafted dark chocolates by Bona Dea

    20% off CBD Treats

    Botanica Plant-based Health

    1306 Chicago Ave

    20% off all edibles with pink and red packaging and 20% off all chocolates Feb 1 thru Valentine's Day

    Pre-Mixed Spice Kits

    Inspired Indian Cooking

    812 Dempster St

    Our perfectly-portioned spice kits deliver an easy and delicious Indian cooking experience.

    A Really Good Bottle of Wine

    The Wine Goddess

    702 Main St

    But seriously, a really good bottle of wine.

    A Really Good Beer

    Sketchbook Brewery

    821 Chicago Ave

    But seriously, a really good beer.

    Healthy Bevvies

    Kombucha Brava

    717 Custer St

    This beverage is well known for its positive impact on gut health.

    Cook Something Amazing

    Homestead Meats

    1305 Chicago Ave

    The way to your loved one's heart is through their stomach

    The Freshest Ingredients

    Village Farmstand

    810 Dempster St

    Grab ingredients fresh from local farms at this online farmers market.


    Cool Clothing and Gorgeous Jewelry

    Date Night Looks for Less

    Junior League Thrift House

    920 Chicago Ave

    All proceeds go back to our community through the volunteer work of the Junior League of Evanston-North Shore!

    Gifts that Help the YWCA

    YWCA Crowded Closet

    820 Dempster St

    Proceeds from all sales at this adorable thrift shop support the mission of the YWCA Evanston-North Shore

    Custom Designed Jewelry

    Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry Design

    1244 Chicago Ave

    Choose a piece from a Duquet Valentine's collection, or design your own!

    Jewelry for All Budgets

    Virag Jewelers

    703 Main St

    Jewelry from local artisans, and fine pieces too

    Vintage and Modern Jewelry

    Cottage Jewelers

    530 Dempster St

    Buy a gorgeous piece, or sell something you're not wearing!

    Unique Jewelry

    In Fine Fettle Holistic Health Center & Wellness Boutique

    900 Chicago Ave, Suite 100 (Main St entrance, next to Subway)

    Unique handmade jewelry by local artisans

    Designer Thrift Apparel

    Classy Closet Consignment

    701 Washington St

    Great looks at even better prices

    All the Fun Jewelry

    niceLena & Friends

    1235 Chicago Ave

    Handmade jewelry in bright colors and fun designs

    The Gift of Fashion

    Marie Parie Boutique

    508 Main St

    Half Paris chic, half rock n' roll, Marie Parie is full of frilly French fancies. Guaranteed to please.

    Artisan Jewelry

    stumble & relish

    1310 Chicago Ave

    Artisan Jewelry for every style, sourced locally

    Fair Trade Apparel

    Ten Thousand Villages

    915 Chicago Ave

    When you purchase gifts from TTV, an artisan from an emerging country earns a fair wage


    Spa it Yourself!

    Gifts with a Heart

    In Fine Fettle Holistic Health Center & Wellness Boutique

    900 Chicago Ave, Suite 100 (Main St entrance)

    Fairtrade meditation cushions & mala, jewelry supporting nonprofits, local & handmade jewelry

    20% Off CBD Treats

    Botanica Plant-based Health

    1306 Chicago Ave

    20% OFF all chocolates and most candy and drinks with red and pink packaging. See exclusions below. 30% OFF all Vital Leaf Chocolates including pre wrapped grab and go gift boxes. Through February 14.

    Living Gifts

    Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery

    704 Main Street

    Calling Plant Parents! Bring a sweet new plant into your life.

    Calming Incense,

    Gorgeous Apparel

    TIBETGift Chicago

    828 Dempster St

    The widest selection of incense and incense holders in the whole neighborhood, along with beautiful Tibetan jewelry.

    Bespoke Bath & Body

    The Alchemist's Wife

    917 Chicago Ave

    Perfumes, bath bombs, face and body lotions and grooming products for all genders

    Easy Listening

    Squeezebox Books & Music

    743 Main St

    Your first source for calming music. Second-hand vinyl, cards, books and gifts, all at extremely affordable prices

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