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Chicago souvenirs that locals actually want

Shopping in Chicago is fun, especially when you find unique souvenirs like these great finds for your apartment

Chicago has great gift shops, but sometimes you just want to buy something nice for yourself. While it’s fine to sport your Cubs hat, we think these Chicago souvenirs are pretty cool too, from exclusive art prints made by area artists to local gin to even a pint glass subtly stamped with your new favorite beer bar. Whether you're a local or just visiting, find mementos like these and more in stores and online. What better way to explore the city than to fall in love with new shops

Photograph: Courtesy of Ork Posters

Neighborly poster, $35,

Photograph: Courtesy of  Foursided
Photograph: Courtesy of Foursided

Foursided Chicago hot dog tea towel by Girls Can Tell,, $19

Photograph: Courtesy of Galerie F

Left Handed Wave poster, $45,

Hopleaf imperial half pint glass, $5 a piece or 4 for $15, 5148 N Clark Street

Photograph: Letherbee Gin

Letherbee gin flask, $12,

Photograph: Courtesy of University Of Chicago Press

You Were Never in Chicago, $15,
Photograph: The Spice House

Chicago neighborhoods spice blends gift box, $23.95,

VeniCity Chicago T-shirt from Wolfbait
Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas

VeniCity Chicago T-shirt, $28, Wolfbait, 3131 W Logan Blvd

Photograph: Chicago Postcard Museum

Chicago postcards, $1,

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