7 Favorite Spots for Souvenir Hunting


A memorable trip is never complete without collecting some souvenirs! All across the city you can find gift shops and speciality stores for the perfect item to commemorate your trip. Here are seven locations to pick the right souvenir for you and those back home. 

Art Institute of Chicago

The quintessential place to find quality souvenirs is a museum. Thus, visit the Art Institute of Chicago to enjoy one of the world’s great art collections. After perusing the Art Institute’s incredible exhibits, complete your visit with a stop at the museum shop. There you can find prints, small art objects, books, jewelry, puzzles, tote bags, T-shirts, and more! 

Chicago Architecture Center

Chicago Architecture Center hosts exhibits that tell the exciting story of Chicago’s world-famous architecture. In their CAC Design Store grab souvenirs inspired by the iconic buildings of the city’s skyline. Take your pick of puzzles, housewares, apparel, or books. Take a piece of Chicago home with you!

Colores Mexicanos

Colores Mexicanos is a one-of-a-kind gift shop on Michigan Avenue. A celebration of color and culture awaits as you explore accessories, clothing, decor, kitchenware, and more inspired by Mexican culture, past and present.

Wrigleyville Sports

Calling all sports fans! Wrigleyville Sports is your one-stop shop for all things Chicago sports. Get Cubs, Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks merchandise–including hats, shirts, bobbleheads, and more–to show off your Chicago sports pride!

The Silver Room

The Silver Room in Hyde Park is a showroom, event space, and curation center for Black art in the city of Chicago. Shop beautiful items that celebrate the city and Black culture, from eclectic jewelry, art, music, books, and candles, to fashion and accessories.

Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory located on Chicago’s West side is one of the largest and most stunning botanical gardens in the country. The conservatory is admission free, houses hundreds of plant species, and serves as an educational and community building space. The gift shop features books, toys and games, apparel, bath and body products, and even Conservatory honey produced in house. All purchases support the work of the Conservatory.

My Chicago

This classic souvenir store features Chicago sports apparel and a wide range of t-shirts. My Chicago has you covered, whether you’re looking to pick up a magnet, keychain, or a snowglobe.

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