Stay in touch with today's side deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of elegant cards, stationery, writing paraphernalia, and more from Greer Chicago in Old Town. This beautiful neighborhood shop is a pleasant step into a bygone era, when twittering was for the cockatiels and face books were only owned by serial killers. Peruse antique armoires stuffed with paper goods, rake fingers through sheaves of ribbon, and think about all the friends there are to correspond with back in reality land.
No gift is complete without a card; they also make good packaging for everyone's favorite gift of money. Choose from a huge variety of cards for every occasion, from birthdays and actual baby births to weddings and anniversaries. Most cards are original creations from actual artists, and prices range from around $3.25 to $6.25. Get cheeky and honest when confessing to a liquor-induced mishap, or bring about a cheaper stamp revival and send a postcard. Find an excuse to engage in angry written correspondence through boxes of high-quality stationery, which range from $17–$40.50 per box. Any self-respecting sufferer of graphomania will appreciate Greer's wide variety of pens and pencils (not redeemable with Faber-Castell), exquisitely crafted for the smooth progress of nib on paper. Nab a few Yasutomo pens for $1.25, or gift a technological scriber with a Graffiti Pin Head colored pencil for $12.95.
Greer also sells a variety of home goods for organizing desk space and adding character to bland décor. Vintage signs knock knees with handcrafted marbles, embroidered umbrellas, and statement jewelry. Greer's philosophy is that "civility is not a sign of weakness." So snag a firm quill and some strong paper, and finally write those thank-you notes for the wedding gifts from 1997.
This Groupon is valid in-store only and is not redeemable on Faber-Castell pens or sale items.
- The selection of stationery is incredible, the displays beautiful and the service is always friendly and impeccable. I've been to many paper stores around the world and there are few, if any, that measure up to this one. – karmaone, Citysearch
- I have lived in the great city of San Diego and Boulder, Colorado as well and have yet to find a store that is as appealing as Greer, the store is beautiful, the products and truley [sic] unique and sales associates are always helpful and kind... – chicagohef, Citysearch
- Their cards are made of high quality materials, so each card is really special to give and receive. – Kim A., Yelp