Holiday Gift Guide!
Can you believe it is already December!? Urban Allure Events is sharing their favorite gifts for 2018 and telling you where to get them! They include goodies from local stores, adventures for a perfect date, and things you need for wedding planning! So whether you are shopping for your fiancé, engaged friend or looking for unique local gifts we have you covered!
We all love a fancy date night! Eden serves New-American cuisine and specialty cocktails crafted from their onsite urban garden, and local, seasonal ingredients. Be sure to make a reservation though!
Prices start at $50+ for two
Men and Women’s watches. Wolfpoint says: “We are inspired by the down-to-earth and blue-collar culture in the city of Chicago. Our mission is to provide a built to last, hand-finished watch at an affordable price to the consumers.”
Prices start at $130
With scents like bergamont (Anna’s favorite) and devotion candles this will be a definite hit! They also have apothecary items like soap and lotion.
Prices start at $40
Locally brought to you from California thanks to City Winery the West Loop Red Wine is the perfect addition to your wine rack!
Prices start at $24
The perfect dainty pieces of jewelry you dream of! Locally made in Chicago these are perfect for bridesmaids gifts or just to treat yourself to something pretty, or contact them to create a custom design. Every piece is handcrafted and a portion of every purchase is donated to a special charity.
Prices start at $40+
Everyone needs a great bag right? Dagne Dover makes the coolest men and women’s bags! Dange Dover says: “By fusing fashion with athlete-caliber function, our products are designed to support you in living smart - even if it's as simple as packing for a commute that goes from home to the office to spin.” Nicole loves the neoprene and mesh Dakota backpack in Dune.
Prices start at $35+
Locally Made Marshmallows and treats! Marshmallows, homemade gluten free graham crackers, and so much more! Our favorite is the Frost Yo Self OMG (Ooey Marshmallow Goodness) perfect for dipping and dunking. They also double for a cute date spot! Just visit their café in Rogers Park!
Prices start at $7.50
SS Design Co. is a mother - daughter duo label founded in Chicago specializing in one of a kind pieces produced at an unmatchable quality. We are obsessed with all of their custom wedding pieces! They have unique robes, gift bags, denim jackets, and more!
Prices start at $40+
Nicole’s new addiction! Think intense work out, concert and dance class all in one. Check out this 45 minute spin class together or get a gift card to share! Your first ride is free!
Prices start at $30+
Now that your’e also addicted to SoulCycle you might as well treat yourself with some cookies! Our Curator, Erin and ECBG Cake studio creates the most beautiful cookies and treats. They even have a monthly cookie club you can sign up for!
Prices start at $3.50/cookie
Visit AIRE Ancient Baths
Located in a restored factory from 1902 in the River West area. Relax and enjoy traditional Roman, Greek and Ottoman ancient experience of baths. Trust us, its amazing!
Prices start at $94+
Get a Bling Brush
That gorgeous new sparkler on your hand should look that good everyday! Agreed? Then get this portable jewelry cleaner! Simply twist the bottom of the Bling Brush to release the natural cleaning formula, then brush your jewelry—and polish it with any dry fabric for instant shine.
Prices start at $16.99+
Pair form with function while protecting your engagement ring. The QALO promise is to promote quality, athletics, love, and the outdoors. You’ll find a variety of colors, patterns and styles. If you can’t find one you like, you can design your own!
Prices start at $11+
Combine Chicago history with local beer! They have several tour options and neighborhoods to choose from. Grab your friends and make it a party!
Prices start at $25+
This handy little camera functions like a classic polaroid printing camera. Take it with you and get pocket sized print outs of your favorite moments!
Prices start at $65+
Staycation at The Publishing House B + B
Housed in a 110 year old historic building, The Publishing House combines the warmth and hospitality of a bed and breakfast within the luxurious interiors of a boutique hotel. They have luxury rooms, highly personalized service and one of Chicago’s best breakfasts in the hip West Loop Neighborhood. Prepare to feel right at home.
Prices start at $165+
Happy shopping! If you are looking for more ideas or need help finding gifts for your fiancé just send us a note! Happy Holidays!
None of these are affiliated and we aren’t getting paid for your clicks! They are just a few of our favorites that we wanted to share!