Good morning! Thanks for stopping by. I had a very busy weekend filled with great friends and holiday cheer. I felt just a little extra thankful for all of my friends and family in light of the recent horrendous event in Connecticut. I hope it will make us all get along a little better with family over the holidays, and maybe not sweat the small stuff as much?
Whether you are looking for gifts for golfer or your geeky cousin, here is my list of presents that you can still get on time even if you are the absolute worst procrastinator ever (like me). However, some of these are only available to Chicago area residents, sorry about that!
Do you have any other ideas to share?
1. I’m hooked on these and never print pictures anymore. Who has time to put them in an album? Just upload the pictures from your computer and change the layout to suit your preferences.
Shutterfly photobook – get it in by Dec 19th to get the gift guaranteed by Dec 24th.
3.Golf lessons by PGA certified instructors at Golf Galaxy. Indoor lessons where they videotape your progress, great for a novice or pro golfer in the winter. You could also consider the possibility of buying an indoor golf launch monitor (shop now) or related gadgets that would allow them to practice from the comfort of their own home, and have plenty of fun doing it!
Located in the heart of Chicago’s historic Gold Coast, Exhale Chicago is host to a full schedule of Core Fusion and yoga classes as well as an expansive, accommodating spa.
-60 minute fusion massage
Retail Value: $130
Gilt Price: $85
The Gift of Fine Dining:
DECA DINNER FOR 2
The casual elegance of art deco and contemporary classic cuisine come together in deca RESTAURANT + BAR, a brasserie-inspired experience on the Magnificent Mile in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel.
-Choice of any two cocktail
-Choice of any two hors d’œuvres (excludes seafood tower)
-Choice of any two entrees (excludes lobster thermidor and steak au poivre)
-Choice of any bottle of wine under $50
Retail Value: $189
Gilt Price: $99
The Gift of Celeb-Worthy Mani
LUXE SPA MANICURE
A newly opened boutique spa located right in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Indulge yourself with our professional services including massage, facials, and mani/pedi. Our licensed massage therapists and aestheticians will have you leaving pampered, invigorated, and feeling youthful with our signature facials, chemical peels, and more.
– DeLuxe manicure treatment
Retail Value: $35
Gilt Price: $25
Hope you are inspired! Have a great day and thanks for visiting!