Are you looking to put a special stamp on your Chicago event? Then consider gifting your attendees with goodie bags filled with unique Chicago souvenirs. From a tin of locally made gourmet popcorn (bearing your company logo) to t-shirts featuring the Chicago flag or architecture tour passes, we’ve got great ideas to help you pick the ideal gift.
Garrett Popcorn Shops
Give your guests a sweet-and-savory treat from Garrett Popcorn Shops, a Chicago original established in 1949. Personalize a tin with your company logo or a special message and fill it with handcrafted gourmet popcorn from Garrett, made fresh daily in small batches from secret family recipes. Garrett can create a custom flavor for your gathering or you can go with a popular favorite like the Garrett Mix, a salty-sweet combination of cheese and caramel popcorn. Garrett can also provide single-serve popcorn bags and tins embellished with your brand to hand out at events or slip into goodie bags.
Another hometown favorite is Vosges Haut-Chocolat, founded by chocolatier Katrina Markoff who changed the chocolate game in Chicago when she first introduced her exotic truffles made with daring ingredients like curry and wasabi. Her sweet creations quickly gained popularity, and today her original Lincoln Park chocolate boutique is joined by other locations on the Magnificent Mile and at O’Hare Airport. Vosges has in-house corporate concierges to help you customize the perfect gift with your logo or messaging, from a two-piece truffle box to a decadent caramel collection.
Transit Tees is an official manufacturer for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), transforming imagery like subway maps, street signs, and even the Chicago flag into fashionable art. Everything from t-shirts to hats and hoodies are designed and produced by local artists in Transit Tees’ studios/retail stores in the Wicker Park and Andersonville neighborhoods. Custom printing featuring your brand message is also available to help commemorate your event.
Green City Market Cookbook
Give the delicious gift of the Green City Market Cookbook. The recipes were collected from farmers, customers, and professional chefs (including celebrity chef Rick Bayless) who regularly participate in Chicago’s Green City Market. The book encourages readers to cook with seasonal ingredients from their own local farmers markets, and includes more than 90 recipes with short stories about each dish. In keeping with Green City Market’s local and sustainable mission, the book’s images were shot at the market by noted Chicago food photographers, and was printed with recycled paper by a publisher in suburban Evanston.
Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) Store
The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) Store offers volume discounts on corporate gifts. Choose from a wide range of merchandise, including coffee mugs embellished with Frank Lloyd Wright designs and books about famous Chicago landmarks. Or purchase an architecture river cruise or walking tour pass for your attendees to use on their next trip to Chicago.