The Chicagogrammers Gift Guide: 2018

The Chicagogrammers Gift Guide: 2018

Welcome to the second annual Chicagogrammers’ gift guide!  We are all about all things Chicago, and we just LOVE sharing all this good Chicago-centric stuff and a few of our favorite things with you! We’re also all about supporting our members who have a side-hustle, and you’ll see some in this gift guide! We hope you’ll be able to find some unique gifts in here for everyone on your list! We’ve broken things up into categories to make it even easier to find the right gift!

We’ve got gifts for:  Foodies  |  Fashionistas & Beauty Lovers  |  The Readers, the Homebodies & Art Lovers

For Foodies

Tiesta Tea 

What is it? We believe finding the right tea should be simple: what will it do for me and what does it taste like. Our loose leaf teas are sorted into 5  categories based on the health benefits that each blend naturally gives you. With simple brewing accessories and over 30 flavorful teas, you can find your function and pick your flavor. Cozy on up by the fireside with some Mulled Wine Fruit Tea and feel the Chai Love this holiday season; tea is the perfect gift for everyone on your list. #teastheseason

Who is it perfect for? Women, foodies, tea lovers, future tea enthusiasts (we’ve been known to convert a coffee drinker or two) & kids!

The Deal:  20% OFF your entire order! Enter code, CHICAGOGRAMMERS, at checkout. Code valid from 11/17/18 – 12/10/18.

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The Chopping Block

What is it?  The Chopping Block, Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers guests a large slate of demonstration and hands-on classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events.

Who is it perfect for?  Anyone who likes to cook or eat (which is just about everyone!)

The Deal:  Give the gift of cooking this holiday season with a gift card to The Chopping Block. Gift cards can be used for cooking classes, wine/spirits or retail products. Anyone who purchases a gift card online on CYBER MONDAY ONLY that day will receive 10% off.

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Hungry By Nature Grain Free Granola

What is it? Ellie O’Brien (of the amazing blog Hungry by Nature) hand-crafts this delicious granola! Filled with nuts and seeds, this naturally sweetened grain free granola is naturally gluten free and seriously addicting. Enjoy sprinkled over your morning smoothie or yogurt, straight from the bag as a quick protein-packed snack, or for dessert!

Who is it perfect for? It’s perfect for people following a paleo diet (no grains/oats and refined sugar free), those who have Celiacs (made in a dedicated GF facility), or anyone who just loves really delicious granola! This granola is great on its own, on top of yogurt/pancakes/smoothies, on a cheese board, and ice cream too! And it makes a wonderful hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

The Deal: So many!

~Purchase 6 – 10 oz bags of granola and automatically get 15% off (November 26th – December 20th)

~Get 5 – 3 oz bags for the price of 4 (November 26th – December 20th);

~Holiday gift boxes with other Chicago-based food companies (available on the site starting November 26th) – gift boxes include granola, gluten free pancake mix, coffee, peanut butter, and caramels.

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Pampered Chef by Betsy Giles-Glenn

What is it? Pampered Chef exists to help you enjoy the moments most important to you and yours by inspiring satisfying, stress-free meals fit for the way you live.

Who is it perfect for?  Everyone! Everyone needs to eat!

The Deal: I’m offering a free gift with $50 purchase and free shipping with $100 or more purchase between now and January 31. If you host a show with me in December you get a special gift. Offers are only good through me and must contact me directly to redeem

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Passion House Coffee Roasters

What is it? Chicago’s best craft coffee roasters.  Their goal is to produce nuanced, complex, and clean coffee while cultivating relationships with the farms.

Who is it perfect for? Coffee Lovers!

The Deal:  15% off all retail bags purchased online. Use promo code HolidayPH

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SōmruS Chai Cream Liqueur

What is it?  SōmruS is a chai flavored cream liqueur bringing plenty of holiday cheer(s). Give the gift of this glamorous bottle – perfect for a stylish bar cart or cosy up with a festive cocktail.

Who is it perfect for? Women and Men, 21+

The Deal: Free Shipping Black Friday + Cyber Monday!

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For Fashionistas & Beauty Lovers

Go Glow

What is it? Go Glow created all natural, vegan, plant-based sunless tanning products and bodycare products to give you a healthy glow that makes you feel unstoppable. Woman owned & made in the USA. Go Glow offers TSA approved travel sizes and travel kits for the glow on the go!

Who is it perfect for?  Women, Bloggers, Skincare Junkies, Women who want to age well, women who are obsessed with healthy skin, etc.

The Deal: 25% off our entire online shop using code GLOW25. Code expires Monday November 26th.

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Wolfpoint Watches

What is it? Wolfpoint is a Chicago-based watch company that is handcrafted with famous Horween Leather. Wolfpoint offers high-quality timepieces that are not only elegant and affordable but backed by time-tested craftsmanship process.

Who is it perfect for?  Men and Women

The Deal: 20% off using the code chicagoxmas from Nov 21st through Dec 31st.

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What is it? Each and every delightfully comfortable pair of Chinelas is inspired by traditional footwear from around the world. Of course, we polished a few edges and blended in some new technologies to make what you’ll surely soon be calling your favorite and most comfortable slip-on slip-off shoes that your feet have ever had the pleasure of donning.

Who is it perfect for? Men, Women & Kids

The Deal: 10% off using code CHICAGOGRAMMERS10

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Arbonne by Joanna Rosenbaum

What is it? Give the gift of pure, safe, and beneficial skincare, body care, and health products this year! Safe for even the most sensitive of skin & free from artificial fragrances & colors, plus over 2,000 harmful chemicals.

Who is it perfect for?  Literally everyone! Women, kids, and there’s even a perfect gift set for men!

The Deal: Use consultant ID #23462626 (Joanna Rosenbaum) or contact her at for 20-40% off your order, or to help make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. Discount program is FREE through 11/31 and on orders over 250 SRP you’ll get to pick out a FREE product reward up to $98 value. She can also help you put together the perfect gift baskets for any budget range, so just email her for help setting up holiday baskets for your employees, neighbors, coworkers, family or friends.

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Tanks that Get Around

What is it? Tanks, tops, shot glasses and other swag that  honor the hilarity of a place you’ve never been (or have been!). 

Who is it perfect for?  Quirky travelers who want to commemorate their experiences exploring the world.

The Deal: Get 15% off with promo code “WANDERLUST” and stock up on tank tops, hoodies, and tote bags for all of your traveler friends!

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EVER Skincare with Gretchen Minx

What is it? When it comes to your skin, good enough just doesn’t cut it. With our performance promise in mind we set out to create great! We partnered with the best in the business to develop luxuriously clean products formulated with the right combination of natural, botanical and synthetic ingredients that deliver powerful results.

Who is it perfect for? EVER Skincare is perfect for anyone who is looking for safe, transformative and clinical grade skincare.

The Deal: $25.00 Off $100/$50 Off $200;  Free Shipping On All Orders by 12/17/18

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What is it?  Unique apparel, and accessories to women who value versatility, style, and comfort, selling sizes 2-4x.

Who is it perfect for? Women active, casual, professionals, socialites of all sizes.

The Deal: Buy 1 item at regular price receive 30% off the second item.  Also, Dress2Dazzle offers free domestic shipping!

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What is it? Handcrafted knits: hats, scarves and accessories

Who is it perfect for? Anyone wanting to keep warm and cozy this winter!

The Deal: Etsycyber2018 11/20 – 12/25; 10% off when you spend $25.

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Chicago Shirts 

What is it? Chicago Shirts was founded by Chicagoans with the vision to celebrate our beloved city and its unique landmarks. Whether you want to bundle up for the winter with a cozy Chicago skyline hoodie or show your love for the city with a casual t-shirt, this is your place to go.

Who is it perfect for? The online shop features Chicago themed apparel and accessories for men and women (and even babies and toddlers). Hurry up to receive your shipment before Christmas!
The Deal: 10% off any orders with the code CHICAGOLOVERS. Free shipping on all orders over $30.


For Readers, Homebodies & Art Lovers

Atelier 880

What is it?  Minimally packaged and understated, our candles add the finishing touch that makes a beautifully designed space feel like home. Our scent collection offers a curious twist on the familiar that can uplift your spirits, help you relax, or transform your space with an air of luxurious mystery.

Who is it perfect for? EVERYONE!

The Deal: 25% off 3 candles or more

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Girl’s Guide to Chicago by Kelly Russell

What is it? Based on the true story of a girl in her twenties who packs her bags and follows her lifelong dream of moving to Chicago. Take a journey with Kelly and discover the hidden gems you never knew about – as she starts a new career, makes new friendships, and even falls into an unexpected romance.

Who is it perfect for?  The novel, A Girl’s Guide to Chicago is perfect for anyone who is new to Chicago, moving to Chicago, visiting to Chicago, or is even a local.

The Deal: From November 21st to November 25th, the kindle edition of the book will be available for $4.99. There will also be deal on both the paperback and kindle all throughout the month of December.

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Misha Media

What is it? Creative and unique photos that tell the story of your day.

Who is it perfect for?  Families, couples and kids!

The Deal: Box In Holiday portrait session:  we’re thinking out of the box by putting you in the box. For people that want something different for their holiday photos.

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Secret Chicago

What is it? Follow Secret Chicago across the city’s neighborhoods and into its little-known history. Find oddities and inspiration in Chicago’s uncommon sites, including hidden attractions, haunted locales, and unique landmarks. This guide delivers answers to questions around town that you didn’t even know you had and proves that
when it comes to secrets, Chicago is second to none.

Who is it perfect for?  Give the Chicago lover who has everything the gift of experiencing the city’s little-known quirks and treasures.

The Deal: 10% off with coupon code HOLIDAY2018 (expires Jan 1). Secret Chicago will arrive autographed and gift wrapped for the holiday season!

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What is it? Words, pine, and twine crafted by Shannon Kennedy into beautiful designs to add a special touch to any home.

Who is it perfect for?  These goods are the perfect gift for your friends, loved ones, family members, significant others, coworkers, and more!

The Deal: 10% off everything [including custom orders] using the code CHICAGOGRAMMERS

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Victoria Gamlen Photography

What is it? Words, pine, and twine crafted by Shannon Kennedy into beautiful designs to add a special touch to any home.

Who is it perfect for?  Families and couples.

The Deal: Get 15% when you refer a friend! They’ll get 15% off too!

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Some products featured in the Chicagogrammers gift guide were sponsored items.


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