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Around Town | 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

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


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.