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

Milk chocolate sea salted caramels ??

Posted by The Fudge Pot on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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:

  • All and any of the various colorful bath bombs
  • The Dream Cream body lotion
  • The Dirty Hair Cream – because Lush has this awesome option for men & woman to use!
  • Lastly, but not least, Lush has a plethora of wrapped gift packages to help you narrow down the best options to save you time.

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.

Chicago Food Planet offers a variety of awesome walking food tours in Chicago

Chicago's only tour that takes you to the hot local spots featured on the hit TV show THE BEAR

Tour Length3.5 hours
Cost$129.00 Adult
Tour Distance9 miles
NeighborhoodsRiver North, West Loop and Logan Square.

Devour all five of the iconic “Chicago-style” dishes from the eateries that perfected them on our most popular downtown tour.

Tour Length3 Hours
Cost$75 Adult | $50 Adolescent | Free Child (6 & Under)
Tour Distance1.4 Miles
NeighborhoodsRiver North & Streeterville
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