Around Town | 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Our Around Town section’s picks for the hip local.

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  • Spice is right Plan on grilling some baby backs? Throw on some of that Bronzeville Rib Rub, one of four Chicago-themed spices in the Field Museum�s Chicago Spice Set ($33). Hey, at least it�s not fried chicken. Available at the Field Museum Store, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr (312-922-9410).

  • Sky time Show your Chi-town loyalty with this custom iPhone case ($48) sporting a print of the Chicago skyline. And yes, they make them for the iPhone 5. Available at etsy.com.

     

  • Coast it Trivets are typically reserved for second cousins and other nonfriends, but these Toast It coasters ($12.95) are cute enough to give to someone you really care about. Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop, 224 S Michigan Ave (312-922-3432).

     

  • Ace in the beer hole Each card in this Chicago Drink Deck ($30) comes with a $10 gift certificate to use at any participating watering hole. You�re welcome. Available at Art Effect, 934 W Armitage Ave (773-929-3600).

     

  • Look book A nice one for the coffee table, Lost Chicago ($18.95) chronicles the history of some of Chicago�s lesser-known architectural treasures. Available on amazon.com.

Spice is right Plan on grilling some baby backs? Throw on some of that Bronzeville Rib Rub, one of four Chicago-themed spices in the Field Museum�s Chicago Spice Set ($33). Hey, at least it�s not fried chicken. Available at the Field Museum Store, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr (312-922-9410).

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