Honoring RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsberg was an inspiration to so many people, including myself. She fought for women’s rights and has become an iconic figure in recent years. Her work on the US Supreme Court and for gender equality leaves lasting legacy.

Today we honor RBG’s legacy and encourage everyone to continue to stand up for what’s right and fight for what you believe in.

XO – Shayna at Steel Petal Press

Happy Birthday America

Steel Petal Press will be closed on Saturday, July 4th 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

There’s a LOT going on in America these days, in addition to covid, a recession, protests and riots. Despite all all the national unrest, the united states is my home. It’s a beautiful country, full of diverse landscapes and people. It’s still something worth celebrating.

Whatever your political views, background, ethnicity, geographical or geographical location, we celebrate you! We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy out there!

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We are NOW OPEN Seven Days a Week for in store shopping. We will have abbreviated hours of Monday – Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 12-4. Curbside pick up on and online orders are still available for Chicago Shoppers.

Please visit us in person! When you come be sure to check out our newest guidelines for in store shopping. We can’t wait to see your faces!!

Monday – Saturday 12-6 | Sunday 12-4

Thank you again for your support! Please keep shopping small. We appreciate you!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide 2020

Father’s Day is NEXT WEEKEND and we have cards and gifts to help celebrate dads! The last few months have been hard on everyone, which is why we think it’s even more important to find time to celebrate what we can. Stop by our shop or order online. We are still shipping orders AND offering curbside pick up if you’re in Chicago.
Help spread a little love and remember to celebrate the little things!

Father of the Goddamn Year – Mug $16

Man With a Pan – Oven Mitt – $14

Mindful Thoughts for Fathers Book – $9.99

Cool Dad Socks – $11.50

Handy Dad Book – $24.95

Father’s Day Cards – $6

Father’s Day Cards – $6

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June First 2020

June 1st makred 4 years as a retail shop in Logan Square. It seems like a really shitty time to be celebrating anything. I love this neighborhood: My business is here, I own a house here and I have called this neighborhood some since 2008.

My heart is breaking for so many reasons. Seeing innocent people murdered by police. Seeing Chicago go up in flames. Working to keep my employees safe, my business going during a pandemic. This past weekend has been particularly draining to say the least.

There have been peaceful protests on our block of Milwaukee Ave. There has also been looting: mostly liquor stores, phone shops, pharmacies and big box stores are being hit. (Looters would be supremely disappointed in our generally useless (yet funny!) selection of gift items.)

We are still here. The shop is still safe. Thank you to everyone who has reached out. I appreciate your support and kindness more than anything right now.

I have removed all our merchandise from our window and put up a “Black Lives Matter” sign in solidarity. *
Here are few images from the neighbors directly adjacent to us. Many are closed or preemptively boarded up.

I wanted to pop in here and say THANK YOU for being a part of the Steel Petal Press family for the last 4 years and for your support today and everyday. There are still somethings worth celebrating, even during dark times. Please stay safe out there #logansquare#chicago

Re-Opening + Birthdays (JUNE 1st)

Steel Petal Press Retail Gift Shop in Logan Square

Steel Petal Press is slated to softly Re-Open (with many safety precautions) on Monday June 1st! It’s also our 4 Year Anniversary as a Brick and Mortar RETAIL SHOP.

The last few months have been a rollercoaster for sure. One thing we know for certain is we are still here and it’s all thanks to the support of our customers. Thank you for supporting local business and for letting us bring a little laughter and lightness during this dark and confusing time.

Steel Petal Press will be OPEN to the public THURSDAY, JUNE 4th
with the following precautions in place:

1: Limited Capacity
Maximum 8 people allowed in the shop at once

2: Masks Required
All staff and customers are required to wear a mask.

3: Sanitation Station
All customers must sanitize their hands once they enter the shop.

4: Minimize Touching!
Feel free to look around. If you touch anything please put it in a shopping basket to set aside so we can disinfect later.

5: Social Distancing
Please maintain 6′ distance from any other customers that aren’t in your family.

6: Cash Wrap
We will have a sneeze guard in place at the register.
The cash wrap will be full disinfected between each customer.7

7: Disinfecting Process
Our staff has a very vigorous cleaning procedures in place for the beginning and end of each shift. Additionally the cash wrap, register area and door handle will be disinfected after each customer enters and exits.

NEW Covid Hours!

Monday – Saturday: 12-6 | Sunday 12-4

Steel Petal Press Shop location:
2321 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647

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Mother’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Welcome to the Steel Petal Press Mother’s Day 2020 gift guide.

Mother’s Day 2020 is coming up fast! These days we know so many parents are working double time having to home school AND work from home. Many of us adult kids won’t be able to see our Moms on Mother’s day due to shelter-in-place measures.

As always Steel Petal Press is here for you, we’re just doing it a little differently this year.

We’ve curated our MOTHER’S DAY section complete with Mother’s Day Cards, books, gifts and more. We have things for new moms, old moms, your friends that are moms, and your own mom.

We also have some great selling soaps and bath bombs. Does the mom in your life love cooking or kitchen items? Is she into journaling or puzzles?

Check out our MOTHERS DAY SECTION and show her some love!

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Custom Care Package Service!

Custom Care Packages

We are doing a new thing!! We have created a Custom Care Package service!

Let Steel Petal Press be your personal shopper! Pick your price point, tell us a little bit more about the person and we will pick our the perfect gift + ship it for you ♥️♥️

We have so many things in the shop that we can’t put everything online. We want to make shopping easier for you so we are offering you a CUSTOM CARE PACKAGE + SHIPPING SERVICE.


  1. Pick your price point (in the dropdown menu: $30 – $150)
  2. When you check out in the NOTES box please include a little bit about the recipient that could help us pick out the perfect gift: Age, Interests, Hobbies, Is Cursing OK?  (some categories we have are: cats, dogs, pop culture, camping, self care, booze, beer, soaps and baths, tarot etc)
  3. Let us know if this is for a specific event (birthday, graduation, mother’s day, new baby)
  4. If you want to include any specific items (ie: candles, puzzles, mugs etc.) please make note of it.
  5. Finally – Include your personalized message! No more than a few sentences please 🙂

We will put together a custom surprise care package for your loved one!
Shipping is included!!

Puzzle Mania

Puzzles in Chicago
Puzzles Available from Steel Petal Press

It’s been puzzle mania over here at Steel Petal Press. Puzzles come in and selling out within hours. We are trying our best to keep up with demands, but did you know there’s a national puzzle shortage? We are not surprised at all. Various news outlets are this new national obsession with puzzles. All time time spent indoors…

We have restocked puzzles HERE. They are selling out super fast, so if you see something you like be sure to grab it! There’s a good chance it will be gone tomorrow.

Frank Lloyd Wright Puzzles
Frank Lloyd Wright Puzzles

We are also continuing to add things to our Brick and Mortar ONLINE shop

Steel Petal Press on ABC News

It’s been a crazy few weeks trying to run a business and staying afloat during a global pandemic. I do have to say there have been some highs and some definite lows.

One of the highs came last week when I was interviewed for ABC news. The reporter came in at 11:30. We filmed some shots around the shop and around the studio and then sat down for an interview with masks on.

I was nervous to see the final result because you never know how they’re going to edit or interpret the story, but I was so happy with how it turned out! She did a really great job covering the story. Our years of hard work building a customer base (both wholesale and retail) disappearing overnight. Wholesale business has dropped to nothing and foot traffic to our retail shop has disappeared.

In the first few days of the pandemic, we rushed to get as much of our retail shop online. It has been a clunky process since our inventory system for our retail shop is completely independent from our online shop. We also had to reach out and let people know we’re still around. Social media, newsletters and good press have been key!

In addition to our bit on ABC news, we’ve also been in Chicago Magazine and Logan Squarist. The Logan Square Community Facebook Group has also been super supportive.

I feel soooo incredibly thankful for all the customers who have made purchases, sent us messages and shared our posts. Supporting local business is more important than ever. We feel so lucky to have such an amazing community and to work with such amazing customers.