With December just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about some unique gift ideas for that special someone. Since Chicago's holiday season is one of the best— snowy streets, festive lights, ice skating, carols, you name it — we've come up with some Chicago themed holiday gift ideas that are sure to make anyone feel extra special!
15 Chicago Themed Holiday Gifts
1. Wolfpoint watch
This Chicago-based brand crafts affordable, high-quality watches that are built to last. This gift is perfect for those who want to support Chicago brands in a trendy way! Wolfpoint designs both men's and women's watches.
2. À La Card Chicago
À La Card is a deck of cards showcasing 52 restaurants in Chicago, with $10 off at each place. They have just come up with the 2019 deck, which costs $30, despite having a $520 value! Besides their restaurant deck, À La Card also offers a cheap eats deck with a selection of casual restaurants around the city.
3. Chicago Love Body Scrub
Created by Mojo Spa, a Chicago-based beauty brand in Wicker Park, this body scrub is inspired by the city's landscapes. With notes of green, musk, oak and patchouli, the scrub is soothing, anti-inflammatory, exfoliating and moisturizing. It's a thoughtful gift for those looking to stay fresh and hydrated during the Chicago winter!
4. LEYE Gift Card
Lettuce Entertain You is family-owned restaurant group based in Chicago that has unveiled burger joints to Michelin-starred restaurants— think RPM Italian and a trendy speakeasy tiki bar. They are now offering a great holiday bonus: free $25 for every $100 bought from their selection of gift cards that can be used in any of their restaurants.
5. Periodic Table of Chicago Plate
This Chicago-inspired porcelain plate is a great small gift for any Chicagoan! The plate's design is exactly what it sounds like: a periodic table with a range of Chicago staples such as the Blues Brothers, the water towers, soldier field— even construction!
6. Old Town Oil Gift Box
Old Town Oil is an olive oil and vinegar store in Old Town dedicated to finding the best oils from around the globe. You can sample their selection of more than twenty premium oils by ordering one of their gift boxes. This would make a great gift for the hostess or in-laws.
7. Loop: The Elevated Card Game
This card game is ideal for 2-7 players who love riding the Chicago Loop. The goal is to match the line colors and stations as you ride the train and get around the city while playing with your friends and family at the same time.
8. Maëlle Beauty products
Maëlle Beauty is new Chicago-based brand that believes in clean beauty. Ranging from cosmetics to skincare, their products are high-quality, cruelty-free and paraben-free. Their Sunkissed Bronzer is such a gorgeous gift and offers a glow throughout Chicago's long winter! Use the promo code "lizzy10 " for $10 OFF your Maëlle purchase when you shop through this link: https://www.maellebeauty.com/
9. L Coasters
This set of coasters is printed with the map of the famous Chicago L. Be ready for those celebratory drinks during the holiday season, while keeping surfaces protected and scratch-free! You can buy these online or at the Transit Tees store in Wicker Park.
10. Chicago Skyline Drum Lamp
This mini, Chicago-themed table lamp is a chic gift idea that will make any apartment feel cozy during winter. With a sleek design, this made-to-order decorative lamp offers a unique nod to the windy city. Heads up: custom sizing is also available, so it can be an excellent fit for any space!
11. H&M Chicago Sweatshirts
H&M brings a Chicago-inspired design that celebrates the city in style. This affordable sweatshirt will keep anyone warm during this holiday season, while also repping the best city!
12. Chicago Map Poster
Another modern and minimalistic decorative gift idea for the holidays is this Chicago map print. The poster comes in six colors, making it a versatile fit for any space. This serves as an ideal gift for any Chicagoan looking to spice up their home or office!
13. Chicago Skateboard
This is an awesome gift for any Chicago-loving skateboarder! The boards come in two designs: the Chicago Picasso painting or the beloved Chicago flag. The decks are shrink-wrapped for protection and ready for grip tape and hardware. They can also be hung on walls as artwork, making any space instantly cooler! Purchase these online or at Rep Chi's retail location in Portage Park.
14. J.TOOR Winter Jacket
J.TOOR is a Chicago-based designer brand that offers a selection of luxury clothing. Apart from their ready-made items, the brand specializes in custom-made garments. Through a personal consultation, J.TOOR makes clothing perfect for any fit or lifestyle. If you are looking for a high-end gift for him, check out J. TOOR for cashmere knits, suits, scarves, ties, and even jackets. J. Toor is located in Michigan Avenue.
15. Chicago Honey
This 3oz jar of honey is made from nectar from flowers in Garfield Park and Douglas Park that give it a special Chicago taste. This raw and chemical-free honey is a wonderful gift for the hostess! It is a great way to sweeten warm drinks in a healthy way during the holidays too.
Finding thoughtful gifts for your loved ones can be daunting, but with these Chicago themed holiday gift ideas, you're set for a sweet holiday season! If you're looking for some festive experiences in the windy city, check out our list of 10 things to do in Chicago this winter!
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