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Valentine’s Gifts For The “Man’s Man”

February 11, 2011 7:00 AM

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Man's Man Valentine's Gift

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If you’re looking for that special gift that won’t make him gag, look no further.

You know the “man’s man” in your life will never love a stuffed bear or scrapbook with your names on it, as much as you do. Spare him the moments of pretending to like your gift and take a look at some of the suggested items below.

He’s been good all year, treat him to something special!

Kid Rock

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Concert Tickets

Concert tickets are a great way to give a gift and in return get a date night out of the deal. Who says the gift just has to be for him? Take advantage of some of Chicago’s amazing music venues. Upcoming acts coming to town include;

Kid Rock with Jamey Johnson: Sat, Feb 26 -United Center
Lady Gaga: Mon, Feb 28 -United Center
George Strait with Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack: Sat, Mar 5 -Allstate Arena
Flogging Molly, Moneybrother, The Drowning Men: Fri, March 11 – Corner of Congress Theatre

More concerts here>>>

Revolution Brewing

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Annual Mug Club Membership

Revolution Brewery
2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647-2924
(773) 227-2739
revbrew.com

Revolution Brewing is a Chicago based brewery located in Logan Square. For $25, you can buy your beer drinking man an annual membership to their Mug Club. Mug Club members enjoy their beers in a special “members only mug”. Members also receive the first invites to tastings, beer diners and other events. Membership also includes 20% off all merchandise and buy 9 of their signature growlers and get the 10th for free.

Magazine Subscription

Get your mind out of the gutter, folks- not that kind of magazine. (Though you will score some major points with that gift too!)

There’s bound to be a magazine for every hobby and interest imaginable in Chicago. A few samples include;

GOLF Chicago Magazine - www.golfchicagomagazine.com

Chicago Reader- www.chicagoreader.com

Time Out Chicago – www.timeoutchicago.com

Chicago Athlete – www.mychicagoathlete.com

Baked Goods

Because it’s true what they say…a key to a man’s heart is through his stomach, you can never go wrong with some good old fashion treats.

Alliance Bakery
1736 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 278-0366
www.alliance-bakery.com

The Bleeding Heart Bakery
1955 W. Belmont Ave

Chicago, IL
(773) 327-6934

1010 North Blvd

Oak Park, IL
(708) 358-0559

www.thebleedingheartbakery.com

Dinkel’s Bakery
3329 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-7300
www.dinkels.com

Check out the CBS Local Directory for more great bakeries.

Art Of Shaving

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Art Of Shaving

Shops at Northbridge
520 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 527-1604

Woodfield Mall
5 Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 413-1713
www.theartofshaving.com

While not every guy enjoys the day spa, even the manliest of men will enjoy a professional shave. The Art of Shaving offers high-end shaving and skin products available for purchase as well as shaves and treatments at their Barber Spa.

Man's Man Valentine's Gift

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Chicago Blackhawks Tickets

1901 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 455-4500
blackhawks.nhl.com

Take your man to see the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions, in action at the United Center.

Single game tickets for all 2010-11 regular season Blackhawks games at the United Center are on sale via these locations:
• United Center Box Office
chicagoblackhawks.com
Ticketmaster.com
• By calling 800-745-3000
• Ticketmaster retail locations
• CBOE Bench seat auctions
• TicketExchange

Check out more: Valentine’s Day In Chicago

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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