We’ll admit it, holiday shopping is hard. The pressure is on to select the best presents for some of the most important people in your life and the options just seem to be endless.

We’re here to make selecting a gift a no-brainer. From specialty sauces and salts to signature pies and paella kits, we have the gifts for everyone on your list.

 

For the Aspiring Chef…

 

Bub City BBQ Sauces

Bub City Sauces

Bub City is Chicago’s favorite spot for BBQ, bourbon and live country music, so why not bring a little bit of that Southern goodness to a loved one? The restaurant sells its wildly popular BBQ sauces in 3 finger-lickin’ flavors: Hot Sticky Sweet, Memphis Spicy and K.C. Smoke.
Each 12-oz. bottle is $8 + shipping || Purchase Bub City BBQ sauce by calling 312-610-4200.

 

Wildfire, shipped to your door by Lou Malnati’s

wildfire steak and pies delivered

Feeling nostalgic for midwestern mainstays? Lou Malnati’s is making it easier than ever to get your hands on Wildfire favorites – order it a la carte or packaged a la carte with Lou Malnati’s iconic deep-dish pies!

Mushroom Crusted Pork Chops: All-natural thick center-cut chops with a portobello, cremini and porcini mushroom crust made, seasoned with garlic, shallots, fresh herbs and Japanese breadcrumbs || 4- 8oz. Chops for $99.99 || Purchase Wildfire’s Pork Chops

Filets: 8-oz filets with both horseradish and blue cheese crusts || $89.99 – $222.99 || Purchase Wildfire’s Filets

Seasonal Pie of the Month: Highlighting the freshest and most flavorful fruits of the season, delicious hand-made pies are available year-round and can be bundled with Lou Malnati pizzas – an epic gift for your favorite foodie || Prices vary || Purchase Wildfire’s Seasonal Pies

 

Steak Salts from RPM

RPM Steak's finishing salt in a jar next to a glass filled with it

Composed of classic steakhouse spices – including sel gris, rosemary, thyme, garlic, onion powder, oregano, coriander and long pepper – RPM’s Steak Salt is the ideal gift for anyone who loves to cook. Season raw steaks with this salt before cooking, which will ensure optimal flavor, or use it to finish any type of meat (or fish, or chicken, or vegetables!) and you’ll look like a pro every time.

RPM’s Steak Salt comes wrapped in a sleek black box and tied with black & white RPM ribbon, which makes an elegant gift.
$7 + shipping || Purchase RPM Steak Salt by calling the restaurant directly at 312-284-4990.

 

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Paella Kit & Cookbook

Paella Kit & Cookbook

Updated for 2019, the Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! kit includes an authentic paella pan, Bomba Valencia rice, La Mancha saffron, Spanish extra virgin olive oil, smoked sweet pimentón and a cookbook with tips and recipes from CBBR chefs.

$65, plus shipping and handling || Available for purchase at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! or by calling 773-935-5000. 

 

Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook

Eiffel Tower Cookbooks on a Table with silver serving-ware

Acclaimed Chef J. Joho takes readers into his kitchen, where he shares 50 of his signature dishes from Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Las Vegas. Explore recipes like The Everest Spoons, a delicate amuse bouche, to elegant desserts like Alsace Apple Strudel and an assortment of signature soufflés. With over 75 photos capturing the food and ambiance of Las Vegas’s most romantic restaurant, The Eiffel Tower Cookbook brings a touch of Parisian magic back to the home kitchen.
$40 || Buy the Eiffel Tower Restaurant Cookbook here.

 

Four Letter Hot Sauce from Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

bottles of hot sauce lined up

Four Letter Hot Sauce
Some like it hot. Quality Crab & Oyster Bah‘s Chef Donny Farrell’s housemade hot sauce is a fun way to spice up your gift giving.  Mix and match between six hot sauce flavors to create a personalized gift. Choose between Habanero, Smoked Fresno, Fresno, Banana, and Manzano.
All hot sauces are $5 per bottle || Purchase at Quality Crab & Oyster Bah or by calling 773-248-3000.

 

For the Wine Connoisseur…

 

Chef Joho’s Alsatian Wine Glass, by Steelite

These classic wine glasses are a collaboration between Chef Joho and John Miles, president of Steelite International. The glass, with Joho’s distinctive “JJ” logo etched on the bottom, makes an elegant and memorable holiday gift. “I’ve always wanted to create a specialized glass that would help wine lovers discover the distinctive characteristics of the wines from my native Alsace,” said Chef Joho. “The unique shape of the glass allows fruit and mineral components of Alsace wines to fully reveal themselves.”
$21.25 per glass || Purchase Joho’s Alsatian wine glass || Enter promo code JOHO for 25% off

 

Giuliana Prosecco

Bottle of Guiliana Prosecco being poured into flutes

 

Giuliana Prosecco, from RPM partner Giuliana Rancic, is produced in the heart of Italy’s Veneto region and boasts well-balanced structure and a dry nature. Its brut style – combined with notes of soft peach and white petal – instantly brightens and elevates any libation, making it an affordable favorite among even the most discerning palates.
$17.99 || Purchase Giuliana Prosecco here.

 

For the At-Home Mixologist…

 

Three Dots and a Dash Merch

Calling all Tikiphiles! The latest wave of custom Three Dots and a Dash merchandise is here. Check out these new limited-edition items on the online store, then have ‘em shipped (nationwide) right to your front door. Or come on by the new merch store, located inside Three Dots and a Dash, and shop from selected tees, pins, cocktail sets, umbrellas and more during the bar’s hours of operation.

 

Mugs

three mugs side by side from three dots

Three Dots and a Dash’s signature small-production, custom tiki glassware make perfect gifts! Choose from the all-new fourth-generation navy Sea Urchin ceramic mug or the pink-hued third-generation one, the Fijian Mermaid and more.
$75 each || Purchase Three Dots mugs online or head into Chicago’s premier tiki bar to purchase other styles of limited-release tiki mugs, sold in-store only.

Shirts

Aloha Shirt from Three Dots and a Dash

Featuring custom-designed apparel, Three Dots and a Dash’s shirts are produced using high-quality fabrics with hand-drawn prints. The Aloha Shirt, created exclusively for Three Dots by Stock Mfg. is cut in the classic “camp” style and crafted from silky 100% rayon with coconut buttons.
Aloha Shirt retails for $68 || Purchase Aloha Shirt online or at the in-store merch store

 

To feed that Sweet Tooth…

 

Summer House Cookies from the Market

summer house cookies on a rack

Summer House is known for their signature oversized cookies and unique flavors. With rotating options including Malted Chocolate Chip, Apple Oatmeal, Rice Krispy Chocolate Chip, Gingersnap and more, giving a sweet treat to a loved one has never been easier. Stop by our Chicago (1954 N. Halsted) or North Bethesda (Pike & Rose at 11825 Grand Park Ave) market to pick up a few of his or her faves.

 

Panettone Bresciano

Panettone gifts from RPM

Carefully crafted by RPM head baker, Stefano Tulipano, using an old family recipe, this traditional Italian sweet bread takes three days to complete and incorporates candied citrus, raisins and almond-sugar ghiaccia on top. Each Panettone Bresciano is packaged elegantly in an RPM-branded gift box and is available for pre-ordering through the Private Events Teams at RPM Italian – Chicago, RPM Steak, RPM on the Water or Pizzeria Portofino. Shipping is also available.
$45 each (+ shipping, if required) || Place an order by calling RPM Italian at 312-955-1413 | RPM Steak at 312-955-1431 | RPM On The Water at 312-900-9023 | Pizzeria Portofino at 312-900-9019 || To ensure delivery in time for the holidays, shipping orders must be placed by December 13, 2019

 

Joe’s Whole Pies

Four of Joe's pies

From Key Lime to Banana Cream, Peanut Butter to Havana Dream, no meal at Joe’s is complete without a slice of our famous pie. Enjoying Joe’s pie doesn’t have to be reserved for dining at the restaurant though, as all of our whole pies are available for carryout. Varieties include: Key Lime, Peanut Butter, Havana Dream, Banana Cream, Boston Cream, Old Fashioned Apple, Coconut Cream, and Chocolate Fudge, as well as our seasonal pie of the month. Prices vary by pie, ranging from $29.95-$34.95. Please allow 24-hour advanced notice.
Purchase a pie from Joe’s Chicago by calling 312-379-5637
Purchase a pie from Joe’s DC by calling 202-489-0140
Purchase a pie from Joe’s Las Vegas by calling 702-792-9222

 

Foodease Gift Basket

gift basket from foodease with an asortment of goodies, in a wooden basket tied with a piece of hay

Make someone’s day by giving them something you know they’ll love. Stop by Foodease and make a gift basket full of treats including their favorite bottle of wine, candies, chocolate & more. Gift Baskets are available for pick-up at Foodease in Chicago’s Water Tower Place.

 

For when you procrastinated…

 

Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards

woman holding a LEYE gift card

Pro-tip: Lettuce Entertain You e-Cards can be purchased last-minute and they will hit the inboxes of your loved ones almost immediately. Whether buying for a sushi-lover or steak fanatic, we’ve got you covered. Gift cards are redeemable at 120+ Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants nationwide. Plus, they never expire! The best part is – you’ll get rewarded, too. From November 1 – December 30, you receive a $25 holiday bonus for every $100 in gift cards you purchase.
Purchase LEYE gift cards.

For more ideas on how to use your LEYE gift card, see this handy guide here.