George Rodriquez displays a potential last minute gift at Cellular Advantage on Roosevelt Road. Forest Park Review archives

In 1999, the last-minute gift guide from local businesses in Forest Park included a gift certificate to Goldyburgers, which had been named one of the best burgers in the area by Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Rosann’s Hallmark had a line of CDs and cassettes with titles like “Relaxing Soak in the Tub,” and the current crop of Beanie Babies were available.

Cellular Advantage at 7535 Roosevelt Rd. had phones, pagers, calling plans and accessories to choose from.

Cornerstone Bookstore, near the east entrance to the Forest Park Village Center offered study bibles, videos, CDs, and that year’s best-selling book, “Prayers That Avail Much.”