Best Chicago Gifts For Her

October 3, 2010 12:42 AM

Chicago is home to great food, music and shopping. It is also a fabulous place to spoil a special lady. – Patrice N. Perkins

Chicago ShopWalk

(773) 255-7866

Treat her to a boutique shopping tour. She will discover Chicago’s best finds. Tours are “off the beaten path” and in the Bucktown, Lincoln Park, Ukranian Village and Old Town neighborhoods. She will enjoy exclusive shopping discounts as well as personal styling from a wardrobe stylist.

Chicago Chopping Block

4747 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 472-6700

Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-6360

These recreational cooking classes range from exquisite French cuisine in the “Celebrating Julia Child” course to the laidback “Cupcake Bootcamp” and the romantic “Food and Wine of Italy.” Take advantage of the BYOB option and send her with a bottle of wine or champagne.

Dana Hotel and Spa

660 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(888) 301-3262

Treat her to a weekend staycation at this boutique hotel located in the popular River North area. The Dana offers spectacular packages that include gift cards and discounts to Magnificent Mile stores. The rooftop lounge, Vertigo Sky Bar boasts breathtaking views of the city skyline.

Geraldine Rodriguez Photography

(312) 834-7390

Give your special lady one-of-kind fine art, featuring HER. Using music as inspiration, a concept is created that is unique to each client. Recent brides may enjoy a Beautifully Trashed photo shoot. Under creative direction, the bride will trash her wedding dress and create artwork that will last a lifetime.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

220 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 294-3000

A subscription to the CSO is a great way to enjoy Chicago’s music scene. The jazz series is one of the more popular — featuring artists such as Diane Reeves, Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard.

Aroma Workshop

2050 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 871-1985

Any lady would love to create a custom scent that reflects her individual personality and style. Give her a gift certificate to Aroma Workshop and she can do just that.

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.

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