With the holiday season looming closer, the stress is on the find that perfect gift. Don't stress, Chicago lovers and lovers of Chicago lovers, I have compiled a lift of the five best gifts to get the Chicago fan in your crew!
There is simply no denying that Chicago is a sports obsessed town. No matter where you go, you cannot get away from Bears, Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks, Fire, Sky, and Bulls fevers. Sporting events in this fabulous city are not just about the game-they're experiences. Allow your favorite Chicago fan to get the full experience by taking them to a sporting event. At all Chicago venues, the crowd is guaranteed to be rowdy, the beer flowing, and the music loud. From making friends in Wrigley Field's bleacher section to watching Derek Rose worshipped as a deity, a sporting event is something your Chicago lover will never forget!
With construction beginning in 1892, Chicago's public transit system is iconic, not just in the city, but worldwide. Why not bring home a token of the L for yourself or a friend? The CTA offers full maps of all the different lines. The CTA Gifts website also features dozens of other L-related gifts for the season, including ornaments, station signs, and model trains. Lucky for you, the Chicago Transit Authority has been up to more than just transporting Chicago's residents and tourists this holiday season.
It's quite possible that no other site in Chicago offers the same ideal skyline view as the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Observatory. This holiday is the perfect opportunity to take your favorite foodie for a meal sitting atop the greatest city in the world. The Signature Room offers gourmet meals and specialty drinks, all seated high above the bustle and lights of the Magnificent Mile during shopping season.
Chicago's downtown is famed for its festivity during the holiday season. View the sites while in the comfort of a trolley or bus on one of tours provided by Chicago Trolleys and Double Deckers. If you really want to give the gift of Chicago's nightlife, trolleys are available for rental to transport you and all of your friends around the city safely and in style. Pub crawls, parties, and events will never be the same after a whirlwind trolley tour in Chicago.
This Chicago-based vintage poster company specializes in works that feature Chicago history and artists. Their vintage gallery, located in the Loop, has all kinds of Chicago-related posters perfect to deck the halls of you favorite Chicago lover. Choose from a huge selection of vintage posters and original works by Chicago artists in the store or on the website.