Chicago is home to great food, even more great food, architecture, history, sports, and more. With so much Chicago to love, these featured gifts will help you spread the Chicago cheer this season.
The gift ideas below are perfect for every sports crazed, food loving, Chicagoan (our tourist) on your shopping list.
Do Chicago proud, shoppers!
Taste Of Chicago Packages
Have someone on your list missing the taste of home? The Taste of Chicago Package is the ultimate gift for Chicago foodies. With packages ranging by price, and product combinations, there’s something for every taste bud. Give Chicago favorites like Lou Malnati’s, Eli’s Cheesecakes, and Portillo’s Beef.
Lou Malnati’s Pizza
Portillo’s Beef & Hotdogs
Vienna Beef & Hotdogs
Long Grove Chocolates
See all the packages at tastesofchicago.com.
Give the gift of Garrett’s. Their famous “Chicago Mix” is a combination of caramel and cheese popcorn. As Garrett’s puts it, “Take comfort in The Mix’s seductive sweetness and wholesome, savory cheesiness”.
To personalize the popcorn for everyone on your list, choose one of their decorative tins. From Blackhawks to White Sox, there’s something for everyone. Shop their decorative tins at garrettpopcorn.com.
Shopping for a sports fan? Choose from one of the most comprehensive collections of Chicago sports merchandise available online at the CBS Chicago Sports Shop. They stock the latest licensed Chicago sports apparel and fan gear for men, women and kids. Choose from college, NBA, NFL and MLB Chicago sports apparel and merchandise. Gear up in sports apparel featuring licensed jerseys, hats, sweatshirts and t-shirts for the biggest Chicago sports fans. Shop the CBS Chicago Sports Store where you get a great selection and affordable shipping options.
Give the gift of exploration. Chicago is rich in architecture and history. Any Chicago fan will appreciate an architecture tour of Chicago. Your family and friends won’t be able to forget seeing the Chicago sights by boat, bike, and foot!
Check out some of the best tours here.
The Monopoly Chicago Version is great gift for any game lover. Build a skyline, buy property, and trade the skyline for a key to the city. With its spin on the traditional game, Chicago Monopoly, is full of Blues, pizza, sports, shopping and wind. It’s a great way to experience Chicago right from your living room.
Chicago Monopoly is available at the Field Museum Online Store.
The Spice House
Chicago’s own Spice House, is sure to please any cook on your list. The Spice House has developed unique blends of spices made to reflect the culinary rich Chicago neighborhoods. The deluxe “Ultimate Chicago Gift Box”, priced at $49.95, comes with a map of Chicago neighborhoods, a full description of the seasonings, “Chicago Cooks Book”, and 4 neighborhood blends. Their “Ethnic Chicago Neighborhood Spice Blends”, priced at $49.95, includes 10 Chicago neighborhood blends, a map of Chicago neighborhoods, and a full description of the seasonings.
Additional gift boxes priced at $19.95 each contain 4 neighborhood blends.
Sample neighborhood blends include:
Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza Pizzazz
Old Taylor Street Cheese Sprinkle
Lake Shore Drive Seasoning
Bronzeville Rib Rub
Pilsen Latino Seasoning
Greektown “Billygoat” Seasoning
Argyle Street Asian Blend
See more at thespicehouse.com.
Have another favorite Chicago gift? Tell us below. —Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago