Holidays come and go, but the list of these perfect gift ideas (produced locally and ethically) should be saved and be your guidance for any celebratory occasion years and years ahead.

Here are our 5 Lokal favorites for Him and for Her.


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Posters Mapiful

Mapiful is a small company founded by four friends. They are based in Sweden and send their beautiful posters all around the world. You can choose any city you want. The city you were born, where you fell in love or just a place that makes your heart skip a beat.


Brooks Challenge Tools Bar for Bike

Hand-made leather tool bag by Brooks (England, UK). The first Challenge was designed and patented by Brooks in 1896. This tool bag is for fitment to the rear of a saddle bearing bag loops. It will be a perfect gift for bike lovers.

Also, you can buy it at Heritage Bicycle Store in Chicago, IL.


H.P. Camp Press

Clear and beautiful enameled steel mug French press with leather insulation wraps.“We believe in the inherent value of the tool marks and imperfections left behind while making each piece. We strive for precision, but the hand of the artist is ever present.” – saying the owners of H.P. Campworks, a company that offers items handcrafted in Chicago, along with an assortment of quality vintage equipment restored and ready to use.


The Groomed Three Combo

Age of Beard is a Miami-based company that specializes in beard grooming products. They use nothing but quality, all natural, and organic ingredients. This beautiful and essential combo is a great way to jump right into beard care and beard grooming. Hand-made from sunny Miami.


Durango Dopp Kit

For a Nashville-based Nisolo, fashion is about people, art, and valuing the producer and the planet just as much as the customer.

Handmade Durango Dopp Kit is a must-have gift for a traveler on the go to keep the toiletry belongings in order and in style. I was made with vegetable tanned leather in a state of the art facility in Leon, Mexico. Note that all Nisolo producers are offered beyond fair trade wages, benefits, and a healthy working environment.


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Romantic Blooms

Flowers for Dreams started as an unassuming college project and grew up to an amazing flower company. Locally crafted flowers for any occasion in the city of Chicago.

“We wanted to make flowers more inspiring and accessible. In 2012, we launched our first website with a unique suite of organic bouquets, fair and honest prices, and a model where each purchase would benefit a local charity.”


Deun Ivory Illustration

Deun Ivory is a multifaceted creative entrepreneur most-recognized for her aesthetic as a photographer + illustrator. Her arts are simple but very beautiful and creative.


Sleeping Mask 

All sleeping masks are made of Italian silks in-house to ensure the highest quality and ethical manufacture. Department of Curiosities is a slow fashion atelier from Chicago, and home to Morúa (designed by Gerry Quinton) and Production Mode (designed by Jamie Hayes).


Cable for a Cell Phone

Le Cord™ was born in 2013 in Stockholm.  It’s a project under Local Electronics (LE). Their collection of premium charge & sync cables currently holds a wide style range made of various materials like textiles, leather, and wood. All items have undergone a detailed visual design and engineering process to meet the best durability and a fashionable appearance.


Hand-made Candle

Detroit Rose is a Detroit based company. All candles built with all natural vegan-soy wax, cotton wick, and premium fragrance oils.

Scents are homage to fresh summers, rich autumns, and soulful winters. Choose a season you like.

TEXT – Nina Hazhala & Julia Latkins

DESIGN –  Julia Latkins