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Chicago Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Happy Holidays, Bitches! We are here with the perfect gifts to leave under the tree for everyone, thanks to some awesome Chicago brands that we know, love, and adore. Watch out Santa, the Bitches Who Brunch are giving you some competition with these awesome Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever-you-celebrate-approved presents.

Regan Satchel in Latte  |  Pink Bow Tie from The Tie Bar  |  Leah Chavie Lipstick |  Mercer and Winne Spiritual Gangster Hat  |  Ellison Eye Wear Sunglasses  |  Chicago Candle Factory Candle  |  Juice Rx  |  Chicago Candle Factory Wine Bottle Candle  |  Spiritual Gangster Pom Beanie  |  Bucket Feet Shoes  |  Vosges Chocolates Truffles  |  Owen and Alchemy Elixir

For The Foodie Friend
We love Eataly for about a million and a half reasons, but when it comes to getting the perfect gift for your favorite foodie, Eataly is the place to go! They have loads of unique gift sets perfect for anyone who loves to cook or for the friends that just returned from an Italian getaway.

For The Person Who Misses Chi-town
Send a deep dish to that person who loves Chicago and could use a slice. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria will ship a frozen deep dish pizza to anyone in the country, ready to pop in the oven.  Additionally, we love Bethie B., a young Chicago company that makes unique and customized pillows and home decor. This Chicago pillow is the perfect cozy way to incorporate a little bit of home into your Chicagoan friend’s house or apartment.

For The Chocolate Lover
Vosgues Chocolate is a luxury, Chicago chocolatier, that offers exotic varieties of chocolate, mixed with unique ingredients. We are obsessed with the Bacon Chocolate Bar; literally this is the perfect amount of sweet and savory incorporated into a rich, luxurious chocolate bar. These exquisite creations are a favorite of Chicagoans and are even starting to pop up in stores across the country. $8

For The Fashionista
Welcome to Chicago, Rebecca Minkoff! We are loving the new RM location in the Gold Coast and are fully taking advantage of having our very own store here in Chicago. Our favorite “it” bag at the moment is the Regan Satchel in latte. We are sure your fashionista friend or sister will love it a-latte too! $345

For The Spa Loving Bitch
Chicago Skincare expert Leah Chavie has the most awesome boutique in Lincoln Park, but did you know she also has her own skincare line? We love so many of her products, but her lipstick is top notch. It comes in a variety of colors, and is only $19, making it an affordable gift to give anyone who takes their skin regime seriously. Leah’s products are all natural and provide incredibly long-lasting coverage in a rich luxurious formula made with sweet almond and jojoba oils, that won’t feather or smudge. $19

Additionally, we will never get sick of Chicago Candle Factory’s sideways wine bottle candle. It lasts for hours and goes perfect next to the tub. $45

For The Dude in Your Life
The Tie Bar is a girlfriend’s or wife’s savior. We love this bro-biz, with a line that includes pocket squares, tie bars, socks, belts and other accessories—all designed by the guys behind the Tie bBr. Fun Fact? Our recent Chicago Bulls transplant, Dwayne Wade, is a partner. How cute is this Varios stripe pink bow tie? Bow Tie, $19.

Also check out Ellison Eyewear for your main squeeze. This growing Chicago eyewear company is awesome, and guys love it (so do girls!). Move over Warby Parker, this company’s variety of eyewear for ladies and gents is growing, and it’s worth the investment. Prices vary.

For the Fitness-Loving Bitch
Mercer and Winnie is this awesome boss babe Chicago-based online store. They have everything that athleisure lovers’ dreams are made of. The brands these ladies support are awesome, some are unique and some are well-known. We think that this Spiritual Gangster pom beanie will make your gym-junkie gal pal so excited and she will definitely be rocking it en route to her next barre class! Hat, $35.

Speaking of barre classes, The Barre Code classes are a great gift. Get your girlfriend a 5 or 10 pack. Classes start at $25.

For The Hostess With The Mostess
Attending a holiday party and need to get a little something for the host? Look no further; skip the wine and head on over to our favorite bake shop in Lincoln Park, aptly called By the Park. The cookies here are absolutely divine, and are inspired by famous parks all over the world. Seriously, how cute?! On the other side of town, pop into Sugar Hills Bakery and snag some macaroons for a dessert for your gracious host— you can never go wrong with the delicacies made by this awesome bakery. Prices vary.

For The Juice Junkie
Juice Rx is our go-to juice Spot. Made in Old Town, these juices are raw, vegan, organic, and did we mention delicious? We also absolutely love their nut milks. Choose from over 20 tasty juice flavors formulated to target and detoxify specific organs down to the cellular level, or take your pick from ten mouth-watering organic, raw food dishes. Juices start at $10.

We also love Owen and Alchemy, a Logan Square based chef-driven juice apothecary, crafting cold-pressed, plant-based juices, smoothies, nut milks, foods and custom herbal blends. If you haven’t heard of it, well now you have. Your friend is going to love you for introducing her to them!

For the Girl On The Go
Who doesn’t love Bucketfeet?! Moderately priced, and supremely unique, these shoes are the perfect gift for your jet-setting friend, or chick who likes to stay chic while being comfy. We are loving the printed lace-ups designed by unique Chicago artists.

For Your Coworker
Garret’s Popcorn never disappoints, and is a favorite of people from all over. Get your co-worker the Garret Mix, a.k.a the signature Chicago mix, created by our loyal Chicagoans. It combines sweet CaramelCrisp with savory CheeseCorn popcorn, for the perfect yummy snack to keep on the desk at work! $36 for one gallon.


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