Great opportunities for holiday shopping can be found in this area
December 3, 2016

By Dolly Duplantier

Fasan Florist can create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table.

Fasan Florist can create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table.

Whatever your seasonal shopping needs, local merchants can offer a selection of goods and services that will make the holidays easier. Stay right in the community and obtain what you need for you, your family, friends, and other loved ones from the following fine merchants.


The UPS Store, 1137 W. Taylor St. (312) 226-8700, fax (312) 226-8717,, UPS Store 5608 is a one-stop business center providing digital printing, color copies, black-and white copies, and passport photos per government specifications. The store conveniently provides all types of document services, including wide-format printing, laminating, and binding. Expertly trained staff can properly pack your holiday gifts and packages to ensure their safe arrival, as well as assist with a wide variety of shipping options both domestic and international. The UPS Store guarantees shipments packed by its staff will arrive damage-free. Luggage pick-up and shipping also are available. The UPS store offers mailbox services, fax service, notary, computer rental, retail packing and shipping materials, as well as a selection of office and school supplies, stamps, and greeting cards. Hours: Mon. through Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This UPS Store will be open on Sun. Dec.18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Extended hours Mon., Dec. 19, through Wed., Dec. 21.


Fasan Florist, 1600 W. 35th St., (773) 523-8564,,, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weddingwire.

Since 1924, this family-owned and operated floral shop has served the Chicagoland area with beautiful flower arrangements, blooming and green plants, and gifts. From a single stem in a bud vase to a combination of designs, let Fasan Florist complement your holiday decor with its beautiful arrangements. The shop also carries a variety of gifts, including fruit baskets, plush animals, and balloons. Fasan Florist provides timely delivery for any occasion including Christmas, love and romance, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and sympathy/

Fasan Florist also maintains a reward program. For every dollar spent, customers receive a reward point that can be redeemed for a discount on future orders. To register for the reward program or for more information, log on to the website. Hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun. 9 a.m. to noon.


Skin by Zana Day Spa, 15 S. Racine Ave., (312) 428-ZANA (9262),, Facebook. The holidays can be stressful; that’s why it is important to take care of you, too, and there’s no better way than a luxurious experience at Skin by Zana Day Spa.

Conveniently located in the West Loop, the spa offers a wide variety of services and beauty treatments, including European style facials, manicures and pedicures, and express and full body massages. Let yourself be pampered by experienced stylists and technicians using only top of the line products. The spa also offers anti-aging treatments, micro-dermabrasion, chemical peels, and photo rejuvenation therapy. In addition, Zana specializes in hair removal services, eyelashes, eyebrow and lash tinting, and makeup artistry.

Skin by Zana also offers a number of premier spa packages and party options for men, women, couples, kids, brides-to-be, and other special occasions. Gift cards are available. During December, receive a $20 gift card for every $100 in gift card purchases. Appointments may be booked online. Hours: Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Skin by Zana Day Spa offers a wide variety of services and beauty treatments, including facials, manicures, pedicures, and massages.

Skin by Zana Day Spa offers a wide variety of services and beauty treatments, including facials, manicures, pedicures, and massages.


Howlistic Grooming 1258 S. Halsted St., (312) 733-3340,, Facebook, Twitter. Howlistic Grooming subscribes to the highest pet industry standards in the care and grooming of your pet. Only all natural, ecofriendly products and grooming techniques are used. Oils, herbs, and botanical and flower essences are combined to specifically help soothe and ease your pet’s mind as his or her skin and fur is cleaned and groomed.

Services include the Humane Bath and The Trim. Well-trained and supervised Howlistic groomers lovingly bathe your pet, emphasizing safety and comfort. Ears are gently checked, cleaned, and deodorized. Pets are fluff-dried using strict safety standards. The Howlistic Pet Trimmer will trim your pet to your request. Groomers also can suggest the most popular and fitting style for your pet from a wide range of options. Groomers carefully observe your pet for any health problems, putting together a report every time your pet is groomed. Special services also are available for ill, aged, or disabled pets. Hours: Mon. through Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments preferred.


Second Chance Thrift, 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 924-9643,,
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Second Chance Thrift is affiliated with ReVive Center for Housing and Healing. Store proceeds help restore hope and prevent homelessness for over 6,000 people each year. The store offers an extensive selection of gently used items at reasonable prices, including a variety of brand name clothing, winter apparel, and shoes for women and men. Check off your gift list or find something special to complete your home décor for the holidays during the store’s 12 Days of Christmas Sale, Tues., Dec. 13, through Sat., Dec. 24; there is a new sale every day. Explore Second Chance’s full line of options such as china, crystal bowls, silver servings, tablecloths and runners, linens, kitchen accessories, dining room furniture, and much more. The store also carries coffee cups, framed artwork, albums, computers, books, and toys. Take advantage of “Half-price Tuesdays.” Customers receive 50% off all men and women’s clothing, shoes, books, housewares, and more (excludes furniture and outerwear). Hours: Tues. through Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.