Eat and Drink: 2012 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for a gift you can eat or drink, or give to a holiday party host? Check out our gift guide of local, small businesses in Oak Park and Forest Park.

In the last week, I've traveled to nearly every boutique, shop and store in Oak Park and Forest Park on the hunt for great holiday gift ideas. I've been amazed at the wide selection these stores have to offer and the great prices they offer their merchandise at.

Shopping locally at small businesses saves money on shipping and gas, allows you to see and touch what you're purchasing and keeps your money in the community.

We've managed to assemble a great collection of gifts that would look great in your home, or the home of friend. Many of these gifts are also priced right and are perfect for grabbing to give the host of a holiday party you're invited to. Here's what we found.

Learn more about these businesses, give a review and find contact information in our directory:


Todd and Holland

Forest Park Emporium


House Red Vinoteca

Careful Peach

Green Home Experts

Did we miss your store? Contact the editor at matthew@patch.com to schedule a visit to your store.


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