11/27/2013 05:14 pm ET

Where To Buy Chicago-Made Goodies That Are Sure To Impress Your Foodie Friends (PHOTOS)

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If you've been relieved of holiday hosting duties this season, good party etiquette says you're still on the hook for at least one thing: A solid host or hostess gift.

Though flowers or bottles of wine are always welcome, you can really up your gift-giving game by tapping the locally-made food and drink items around town. Whether you're shopping for a dessert fan, a cocktail buff or someone who goes wild for a good hot sauce, there's a variety of edibles and drinkables made right here in the Windy City that should do the trick.

We picked nine items your foodie friends and family will love with a suggestion on where to buy them around town. In many cases, the items are widely available but we've focused on small and locally-owned businesses for the purposes of Small Business Saturday!

Chicago-Made Goodies For Food And Drink Lovers