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Gift Guide

Gift Guide

May 10, 2018

Whether it’s a birthday, the holiday season or any of the countless holidays throughout the year, finding the perfect gift is always a daunting task. We’re here to make it easy with our top gift picks. From limited-edition tiki mugs and elegant wine glasses to sauces and salts, your gift is sure to be the envy of any holiday!

Three Dots and a Dash Mugs

lineup of three Three Dots and a Dash mugs

For tikiphiles out there, Three Dots and a Dash’s signature ceramic mugs make for the perfect gift! With the all-new online mug shop, Three Dots and a Dash is now offering limited-edition, small-production custom tiki glassware available to ship nationwide right to your front door. Choose from the iconic Skull Wall, the pink-hued Sea Urchin or the purple-glossed Fijian Mermaid, all first releases in the Three Dots and a Dash Signature Series.
$75 each || Purchase Three Dots mugs online or head into Chicago’s premier tiki bar to purchase another style of limited-release tiki mugs.

Summer House Cookies from the Market

image of four cookies on top of a baking sheet from summer house santa monica

Summer House is known for their signature “oversized” cookies and unique flavors. With rotating options including Malted Chocolate Chip, Apple Oatmeal, Rice Krispy Chocolate Chip, Gingersnap and more, giving a sweet treat to a loved one has never been easier. Stop by our Chicago (1954 N. Halsted) or North Bethesda (Pike & Rose at 11825 Grand Park Ave) market to pick up a few of her faves.

Bub City BBQ Sauces

image of a girl in a vintage denim jacket and black reformation dress cradling six bottles of Bub City BBQ sauce

Bub City is Chicago’s favorite spot for BBQ, bourbon and live country music, so why not bring a little bit of that Southern goodness to a loved one? The restaurant sells its wildly popular BBQ sauces in 3 finger-lickin’ flavors: Hot Sticky Sweet, Memphis Spicy and K.C. Smoke.
Each 12-oz. bottle is $7 + shipping || Purchase Bub City BBQ sauce by calling 312-610-4200.

Wildfire Favorites, shipped to your door by Lou Malnati’s

wildfire to go options: mushroom crusted pork, steak filets, strawberry-rhubarb pie
Left to right: Mushroom-crusted Pork Chops, Filets, Seasonal Pie of the Month

Feeling nostalgic for midwestern mainstays? Lou Malnati’s is making it easier than ever to get your hands on Wildfire favorites – order it a la carte or packaged a la carte with Lou Malnati’s iconic deep dish pies!

Mushroom Crusted Pork Chops: All-natural thick center-cut chops with a portobello, cremini and porcini mushroom crust made, seasoned with garlic, shallots, fresh herbs and Japanese breadcrumbs || 4- 8oz. Chops for $99.99 || Purchase Wildfire’s Pork Chops

Filets: 8-oz filets with both horseradish and blue cheese crusts || $89.99 – $222.99 || Purchase Wildfire’s Filets

Seasonal Pie of the Month | May: Strawberry Rhubarb: Highlighting the freshest and most flavorful fruits of the season, this delicious pie is hand-made with the ripest strawberries and rhubarb and is filled in a flaky pie crust, topped with a crunchy sugar coating || Prices vary || Purchase Wildfire’s Seasonal Pies

Steak Salts from RPM

image of RPM Steak's steak salts in a mason jar next to a ramekin of salt

Composed of classic steakhouse spices – including sel gris, rosemary, thyme, garlic, onion powder, oregano, coriander and long pepper – RPM’s Steak Salt is the ideal gift for anyone who loves to cook. Season raw steaks with this salt before cooking, which will ensure optimal flavor, or use it to finish any type of meat (or fish, or chicken, or vegetables!) so they will look like a pro every time.

RPM’s Steak Salt comes wrapped in a sleek black box and tied with black & white RPM ribbon, which makes an elegant gift.
$7 + shipping || Purchase RPM Steak Salt by calling the restaurant directly at 312-284-4990.

Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards

woman holding a LEYE gift card

Can’t make up your mind on what to give your friends and family? Treat them to something you know they’ll love: a Lettuce Entertain You Gift Card. Whether a sushi-lover or steak fanatic, we’ve got you covered. Redeemable at 100+ Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants nationwide. Plus, they never expire! The best part is – you’ll get rewarded, too. Now through June 30th, Frequent Diners earn 2X points on gift card purchases. What are you waiting for?
Purchase LEYE gift cards.

Chef Joho’s Alsacian Wine Glass, by Steelite

image of a wine glass with a back background

These classic wine glasses are a collaboration between Chef Joho and John Miles, president of Steelite International. The glass, with Joho’s distinctive “JJ” logo etched on the bottom, makes an elegant and memorable holiday gift. “I’ve always wanted to create a specialized glass that would help wine lovers discover the distinctive characteristics of the wines from my native Alsace,” said Chef Joho. “The unique shape of the glass allows fruit and mineral components of Alsace wines to fully reveal themselves.”
$21.25 per glass || Purchase Joho’s Alsacian wine glass || Enter promo code JOHO for 25% off

Joe’s Whole Pies

Four of Joe's pies

From Key Lime to Banana Cream, Peanut Butter to Havana Dream, no meal at Joe’s is complete without a slice of our infamous pie. Enjoying Joe’s pie doesn’t have to be reserved for dining at the restaurant though, as all of our whole pies are available for carryout. Varieties include: Key Lime, Peanut Butter, Havana Dream, Banana Cream, Boston Cream, Old Fashioned Apple, Coconut Cream, and Chocolate Fudge, as well as our seasonal pie of the month. Prices vary by pie, ranging from $29.95-$34.95. Please allow 24-hour advanced notice.
Purchase a pie from Joe’s Chicago by calling 312-379-5637
Purchase a pie from Joe’s DC by calling 202-489-0140
Purchase a pie from Joe’s Las Vegas by calling 702-792-9222

Foodease Gift Basket

gift basket from foodease with an asortment of goodies, in a wooden basket tied with a piece of hay

Make someone’s day by giving them something you know they’ll love. Stop by Foodease and make a gift basket full of treats including their favorite bottle of wine, candies, chocolate & more. Gift Baskets are available for pick-up at Foodease in Chicago’s Water Tower Place.

Giuliana Prosecco

Giuliana Prosecco on a marble board with 2 champagne glasses

Make a loved one’s day much sweeter with a bottle of Giuliana Prosecco from RPM partner Giuliana Rancic. The sparkling wine, which is produced in the heart of Italy’s Veneto region, boasts well-balanced structure and a dry nature. Its brut style – combined with notes of soft peach and white petal – instantly brightens and elevates any libation, making it a favorite among even the most discerning palates.
$15.99 || Purchase Giuliana Prosecco


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