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  • The Editorial Team

The 2020 Under $100 Holiday Gift Guide

This year, we're doing something a little different for the annual Olive Well Gift Guide. We rounded up our favorite small businesses in Chicagoland and are sharing them with just a taste of what they offer. Check out these and many of their other wonderful products to make sure you can feel good about supporting local shops this holiday season. Check them out below!

Humboldt House (Ukrainian Village)

Natural marble three wick candles. Each vessel is unique and limited edition! Available in four colors and scents:

Of the Sea - Salted citrus, blue bamboo, jasmine

Fire and Earth - Black figs, olive leaf, and wood

Love and Beauty - Bergamot, fig, bay leaf, pink pepper, and cedar

Sky and Rain - Fresh air, peonies, jasmine petals, bamboo water, white oak

A simple, modern brass lighter. Pair it with incense or a candle for the perfect gift set.

A sleek candle wick trimmer that extends the life of your candles and gives them a cleaner burn.


Spice up your tree, mantel, windowsill, or any corner of your home during the holidays or all year round with this adorable leopard pom pom garland!

Add a pop of style to your mantel this year! This pattern stocking comes in four difference colors and patterns.


Eskell (Bucktown)

Fire up the party and cool your guests down with this kitschy ice bucket. Designed in disco ball fashion with insulated interior and a lid, this bar accessory serves as a shining statement piece with full functionality. Now grab a refill and crank the record player.

Contemporary and cool with glamorous golden designs, these champagne flutes are beautifully balanced and stylishly sophisticated. A sturdy gold-plated, faceted base adds shine and stability while a sleek angular crystal vessel adds modernity.

Simplicity at its finest, this matte black stoneware pitcher has sleek modern style making it a functional and gorgeous addition to your kitchen.


Leah Cucina (Lakeview)

Love this modern, clean look!

Planted ceramic compote with quality succulent plants and hand painted gold river stones.

Made of salvaged- Ash wood from our family’s farm in Richmond, Illinois, these rustic, live edge “demi-baguette” boards are designed for cutting a smaller- sized baguette or displaying charcuterie.

Featured in Martha Stewart Living Magazine, these napkins are lightweight and absorbent for your lovely, casual table. They are machine washable and bleach safe, so they're not fussy to care for.


Art Effect (Lincoln Park)

Inspired by 1970s supergraphics, the Infinity Wooden Puzzle's bold blues and punchy pinks perk up any game night. Packaged in a chic and sturdy matte-finish box that sits stylishly on your cocktail table and is perfect for storage or gifting.

Christian Lacroix Backgammon — $50 The board game just got a dramatic upgrade with this beautiful backgammon set by Christian Lacroix. The set’s hard case is decorated with the diamonds of the Mascarade pattern and the Fleurs Cannibales hybrid flowers. The embossed, varnished and hot-stamped details come together in a game that combines elegance and entertainment.


Anecdote (La Grange)

Fir Balsam Candle — $38 Christmas tree fragrance begins with top notes of pine and fresh fir balsam; with middle notes of cardamom and pepper; with a base note of Scotch pine.

Stylish and versatile, this mid-century cruet is complete with a cork stopper. Ideal for tea, coffee, even everyday cooking items like olive oil or vinegar.

Alice & Wonder (Lincoln Park)

My heart beats differently in Chicago navy campfire mug is the perfect winter mug to keep you warm while reppin' your fav city.

A classic design for our classically cool kind of town. Celebrate the Windy City with this gorgeous, simple sweatshirt.


Penelope's (Wicker Park)

Keep warm this winter with these adorable two-tone beanies, guaranteed to keep you feeling fashionable in the chilly weather.

Like a Phoenix being reborn from the ashes, renew your skin with a blend of luxe botanical oils and CoQ10. Phoenix Rosehip Anti-Aging Face Oil dramatically re-hydrates and revitalizes dry skin or any skin in need of replenishment and deep renewal.


Elawa Farm (Lake Forest)

Noble fir is accented with blue-berried juniper and incense cedar and finished with cones. A very handsome, rich looking and fragrant wreath for both outdoors and indoors.


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