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5+ Authentic Chicago Holiday + Christmas Gift Ideas

5 Authentic Chicago Holiday + Christmas Gift Ideas

With the holiday season right around the corner it's time to start the holiday gift giving bonanza!  At Chicago Food Planet we like to focus on unique, local gifts as much as possible.  It shows our family, friends, and colleagues how awesome our city of Chicago truly is while also giving them something truly personal as a gift this year.  Check out our top 5 holiday gift recommendations:

1. Fudge Pot


Fudge Pot has some of the best chocolates in the city.  Their gift packages are great for all chocolate lovers and offer fudge, toffee, almond bark, and more!

2. Mindy's Hot Chocolate


There is no better way to warm up your family, friends, and colleagues than the gift of Mindy's specialty hot cocoa mix from Mindy's Bakery.  For those with a real sweet tooth add on her cookbook: "Cookie Love: More Than 60 Recipes and Techniques for Turning the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary".

3. The Spice House


The Spice House is your go-to holiday gift for any chefs in the family or for your friend looking to gain some cooking skills.  All of their spices have recommendations and directions on how best to use them.

Our Chicago Food & City Tours recommendation: go to The Spice House shop in Old Town, pick out a Spice Kit (or build your own), and ask any one of the knowledgeable employees what their favorite recipes are with each spice.   You'll end up coming home with an awesome gift, unique recipes, and a newfound appreciation for fresh spices.

4. Lush


Lush: fresh, handmade cosmetics at its finest.  If you're unfamiliar with Lush check out their Instagram and you'll be sold on a multitude of products they feature.  There are specialty cosmetics for almost anything you can think.

Here's a few of my recommendations for your best holiday gifting:

5. Chicago Food & City Tours Gift Certificates


Memories aren't created with things, but with people or experiences. Create moments this winter and give your loved ones something they will talk about for years to come. Buy now.

Now you're set for all your holiday gift giving needs!  Still looking to plan an office holiday outing?  Do you have friends/family coming into town?

Book a Private Group Food Experience with Chicago Food & City Tours and plan the most epic office holiday party ever.  Contact us today for your event needs.

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