Homeowners acquire knick-knacks to fill curio cabinets, cover naked walls, and feed ravenous cellar demons that subsist on kitsch. Get the feed you need with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gifts, jewelry, and more at Hanger 18 in Lincoln Square.
Hanger 18 co-owners Tina and Mike Dixon stock shelves with brightly colored and quirky gifts, jewelry, and housewares. Punish a blazer with stinging pricks from hand-pressed buttons ($1.50 each), or hide shy nickels and agoraphobic dollar bills inside colorful handbags and wallets ($15–$26). Novelty items such as an inflatable moose head ($24) can add authenticity to a hunting-lodge-themed bouncy castle, and new moms and dads can gift their just-hatched offspring with bug-eyed plush Basheeshee Uglydolls ($20) and Rockabye Baby!’s lullaby renditions of U2 and Pink Floyd hits ($17).
A haven for creativity of all kinds, Hanger 18 doubles as a gallery for local artwork, from Thomas Paul’s patterned melamine plates and trays to Mike Dixon’s pop-art wood-panel portraits of celebrities, comic-book heroes, and record-breaking fingernail-growers ($15–$22).
- Owners Tina Spinelle Dixon and Mike Dixon's interest in the offbeat (the store is named after a hanger that some say held hidden-away UFO parts) shows in their funky selection of personal and home accessories. – Chicago
- This is one of my favorite places to shop in Lincoln Square. – Lois A., Yelp, 1/9/11
4726 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625Get Directions