Your Essential Holiday Gift Guide

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Don’t let the thought of getting all the gifts you need this Christmas be overwhelming. Finding the perfect gift might be easier than you think and still be in your budget. Here is a guide for some unique and useful gifts for anyone on your list. Don’t let gift giving be stressful, make the holidays about fun and family. 

Experience Gifts

The gift of experience is often something we overlook. There are so many opportunities to offer up an experience gift for things right here in Chicago. Experience gifts can leave a lasting impression on the person who receives them and even if it may not seem exciting to open, it will surely excite them when they are able to enjoy it.

Look into tickets for a sporting event. Tickets to the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cub or Chicago Whitesocks are great options for the sports lovers in your life. Any seat they have that is paid for to enjoy is a treat, don’t sweat it on where to get them tickets to sit, just know they will enjoy it regardless if they are being gifted this. 

Check the calendar at the Art Institute of Chicago. Just getting them a ticket to go and enjoy the art is sure to be something that not many would enjoy on their own. 

For all the animal lovers in your life, tickets to the Shedd Aquarium would make the perfect gift. 

There are many more experience gifts you can find right here in Chicago. Check out the Choose Chicago website for more local events. 

Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes can be found for just about everyone in your life, the are the gift that keeps on giving. There are meal kits, self care kits for men & women, kids toy kits, kits for baseball lovers, snacks, candles, jewelry, dessert and so much more. The subscription boxes can usually be purchased for the year, quarterly or a one time gift option. 


How many times do you come home from work and are unsure what to make for dinner? How nice would it be to have food ready to go that you just need to heat up! Make your own freezer meals and gift them to family. Label the freezer bag with what is in it, what it needs to be cooked at and anything that needs to be added like rice etc. These gifts come from you with heart and are amazing to receive. Also making a fresh loaf of bread or a dessert is a great gift option and one that won’t break the bank. 

DIY Gifts

Never underestimate the idea of a homemade gift option. Homemade gifts are usually the best gifts. Again you can find so many gift ideas online, something for everyone. Putting thought and heart into a gift is what it is all about. 

Here are just a few creative gift ideas to help take some of the burden of finding the perfect gift off of you. Remember if you are giving with your heart, any gift will be appreciated and that’s really what Christmas is all about.

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