Without local shops, shoppers would buy gifts exclusively from in-flight catalogues, and fathers would sneak into airplane wheel wells on Black Friday to order spy camera blenders for their children. Enjoy earthbound browsing with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of creative, inner-child-awakening, and sophisticated gifts, paper goods, and more at Fly Bird, located steps off the Green Line in Oak Park. This Groupon is valid for in-store purchases only.
Fly Bird carries fun and inventive items that range anywhere from Diabolical Hot Dog T-shirts ($24.99) to French mermaid bottle openers ($28). For friends in the market for thoughtful gifts or paper airplane supplies, the store stocks a wide range of journals and paper goods, such as the 32-page instruction book for handling babies ($9.95), and the "Scribbles," "Squiggles," or "Doodles" coloring books ($19.99 each), which are designed by Taro Gomi, author of the eye-opening children's novel Everyone Poops. The items listed in the online catalogue are just the tip of Fly Bird's eclectic iceberg of mind-melting merchandise—to truly grasp the store's items without breaking them or putting them in their mouth, curious customers can simply stop by the store.
- If you're feeling depressed after visiting some of the out-of-your-price-range art galleries in the area, you can take heart at Fly Bird, where everything is more or less affordable. This is one of the few stores where you can buy a gift for just about anybody: Your sensitive poet friend will like one of Fly Bird's handmade journals, and your ironic slacker friend will totally dig the Jesus ashtray. ¬– Aimee Hall, Centerstage
719 Lake St.
Oak Park, Illinois 60301Get Directions