OK! We are in full holiday mode here. However, I know so many of you are scrambling to buy last minute gifts. Are you freaking out that they won’t arrive on time?! I got you covered. SHOP LOCAL. Not only are you supporting your local businesses but it’s also a guarantee that your items will arrive on time. You can run over and pick them up or any of these incredible places will ship the goodies to you, assuring they arrive before next week.

Keep reading, because I made sure to chat with many of these incredible stores and beauty spas to make sure you get a very special discount, just for mentioning my name!

Z Fine Jewelry

If you follow me on Instagram I’m sure you have seen my obsession with Z Fine Jewelry in Hawthorn Mall + Gurnee Mills. They have gorgeous tennis bracelets and necklaces that are a no-brainer gift for under $250. some start at $99 just for my followers! Use code HELEN in store or IG for a discount. Just DM Sasha the owner and she’ll hook you up! You get special prices on everything. Don’t forget Z Fine Jewelry are also my partners in creating the stunning #BERKUNring!

T-Shirt Deli

We visited the T-shirt Deli this summer and had so much fun! They have a bunch of pre-made products and customizable ones for the whole fam, even pets! Use code BERKUN for a lil discount!

Blo Blow Dry Bar

I love getting a blow out when life starts to get super busy and crazy as the holidays hit full steam. Blo Blow Dry Bar is the original blow out joint and can do anything, blow drys, up dos, braids, mani, pedi, waxing and more! If you mention HELEN BERKUN when you book a blow out you get 20% off a makeup application. Also, all retail is 15% off until 12/31! Totally going to take advantage of that for all of the holiday parties rolling in. Don’t forget that gift cards are also a great option for the busy women in our lives! This offer is good at Blo Vernon Hills, Blo Southport and Blo Wicker Park. 

Leah Chavie Skin

You better LOVE the skin you’re in, cause it’s the only one you’ve got. Luckily, another favorite of mine who takes care of this skin is Leah Chavie. I’ve been getting my facials with Leah for almost a decade and this year am doing full body laser hair removal. Leah is a skin queen and and has hands of a magician. She’s also so sweet to give all my followers 30% OFF on any full priced service!!! A gift card for her services would be an awesome gift for anyone you want to give a little pampering to! Just mention my name -> HELEN, for a discount when booking!

Ann Taylor

I love Ann Taylor for holiday gifting. They have some seriously cute options at their Michigan Ave location and their holiday shop is full of goodies. You’ve seen their shoes right??? Obsessed.

Bedside Manor

Bedside Manor is my go-to place for anything bed or bath. After the fiasco emergency reno we had to do in our bathroom, you know I was there a lot! They have the most darling gift ideas for anyone on your list who loves a little home luxury in their lives. Here are some of my picks for holiday gifts and you can shop all of their gifts right here! Use code HELEN15 for 15% off at checkout! Did I mention they have free shipping and locations in Lake Forest, Winnetka and Chicago!

Elevare MD

This is a seriously amazing place that keeps my skin happy and healthy. Elevare MD does everything from botox, vivace lasers, hydro facials. Use code HELEN for 20% off services!

Teatro Zinzanni

OMG most fun night ever! Teatro Zinzanni is a one of a kind show! It’s a whirlwind of international cirque, comedy, and cabaret served with a multi-course feast. I went a few weeks ago and am planning on going again. They are in Chicago until March 2020 and wouldn’t this be a fun option for New Year’s Eve??

Hostess Gifting

We’ve all been there. On my way out the door to some fab holiday party and eek! I forgot to pick up a hostess gift and gas station flowers are not gonna cut it. Every year before holiday madness sets in, I pick up a couple of gorgeous hostess gifts so I’m never caught empty-handed. I have been loving the gift sets from Lifetherapy recently. All the products are designed to promote wellbeing and use subtle scent to evoke positive emotions. Sign me up! To top it all off, all of their products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, gluten-free and made in the USA!

Dainty Jewelry

It’s no secret I’m a jewelry girl! I love giving it as much as I love wearing it. Rachel Lynn Chicago is my go-to for cute beaded bracelets begging to be stacked up. Be sure to use code HELEN at checkout for a discount! Other jewelry I love to give (and to get) is Uncommon James. We all know Kristin Cavallari’s company but did you know she just opened a store in West Loop?! It’s a must-see. All of her pieces are super wearable and well made. It’s present perfection!


One of my favorite catering companies has always been BBQ BARON! If you love fresh, healthy food this is the guy for you! A great idea is to cater your next holiday party, or gift your mama a night off from the kitchen. Mention my name and get 10% OFF your entire bill!

I hope you enjoyed this little roundup! Happy Shopping, Happy Gifting and Happy Holidays my friends!

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