Treat the man in your life to unique gifts, available right here in the Second City. Here is the rundown on our best finds. – Patrice N. Perkins
What guy wouldn’t love to partake in a cigar tasting for two at a secret downtown Chicago location? This private affair includes an intro to cigar smoking, a lesson on how to select, cut, light, smoke and store premium cigars and an overview of proper cigar etiquette. The guest of honor also receives three premium cigars and a souvenir lighter and cutter.
Cloud 9 Living
This gift is perfect for the thrill-seeking man. Let him walk a day in the life of a NASCAR pro at the Chicago Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Here, he will race in a Sprint Cup stock car at up to 150 mph just like the pros — these cars have been driven by racers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears and Dale Jr. Your special guy will also receive a commemorative certificate of his top speed.
5151 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Every man loves a little pampering. Allow him to be spoiled for a day at this man spa, offering a wide range of skin and body treatments as well as grooming services. The 50-inch television in the grooming club room will make him feel right at home! Couples can also sneak in a bit of quality time with the awesome “Date Night” packages offered at Sir Spa.
Chicago Pizza Tours
27 North Wacker Drive, Suite 126
Chicago, IL 60606
The way to a man’s heart is through his tummy. This tour includes stops at some of the city’s most famed pizzerias — Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta, Gino’s East, Coalfire, Italian Fiesta, Crust Organic and Frasca.
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
12294 Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
Give him the gift of golf at one of Chicago’s best courses, Cog Hill. Treat him to private lessons with a PGA professional or tee time — the choice is yours!
Patrice N. Perkins is the founder and editor of My Lifestyle ZEN, a Chicago-based lifestyle blog for professionals and entrepreneurs who value quality of life. Patrice provides work-life balance advice to readers as well as informs them on Chicago lifestyle.