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 wine clubs and cocktail 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

 

L. Woods BBQ Sauce and Spice Rub

L Woods BBQ Sauce and Rub

Recreate L.Woods famous flavors at home with L. Woods BBQ Sauce and Spice Rub! L. Woods BBQ Sauce is $7.95, plus tax and L. Woods BBQ Spice Rub is $7.95, plus tax. The sauce and spice rub is available daily for pick-up or delivery. Order L. Woods online.

Wildfire, shipped to your door by Lou Malnati’s

horseradish crusted filet

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!

Filets: 8-oz filets with both horseradish and blue cheese crusts || $90.99 – $224.99 (includes shipping) || 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.

 

Rpm italian pasta sauce and noodles

Bring the RPM Italian experience home with the housemade pastas and signature sauces now available by the pint with RPM Italian’s Chef Curated Market! Pastas include Bucatini, Pappardelle, Spaghetti, Squid Ink Spaghetti, Ricotta Cavatelli, and Maine Lobster Ravioli. Order up the Short Rib Bolognese, Carbonara Sauce or the Pomodoro Sauce. The pastas and sauces are available daily at RPM Italian – Chicago (52 W. Illinois St.). The items in the virtual RPM Chef Curated Market rotate seasonally, check out the full list of offerings available here. The RPM Chef Curated Market is open daily from 12:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Place your order for pick-up from the RPM Chef Curated Market via Tock. Place your order for delivery  from RPM Chef Curated Market via Tock. Place your order for nationwide shipping from RPM Chef Curated Market via Tock.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! Paella Kit & Cookbook

Paella Kit & Cookbook

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.

$85 plus tax || Place an order at the restaurant’s Host Stand, call 773-935-5000 or email cbbrchgoparties@leye.com.

 

For the at-home Barista: Beatrix Coffee Roasters

Beatrix Coffee Voyager

Introducing Beatrix’s brand new line of house blends: Beatrix Coffee Roasters. Beatrix Coffee Roasters features Light, Dark, Espresso and Decaf Roasts, bringing great tasting, quality coffee to your neighborhood, one mug at a time. Beatrix Coffee Roasters offers nationwide shipping and is also sold at each Beatrix location (River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market and Oak Brook). Purchase coffee from Beatrix Coffee Roasters

 

Shaw's Whole King Crab

Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago’s is giving you the perfect gift this holiday season, a Shaw’s 4 lb. Whole Alaskan King Crab. This Shaw’s specialty is wrapped up in a holiday box and served chilled with mustard mayonnaise, cocktail sauce, and seafood scissors to make cracking into crab easier. The Whole Alaskan King Crab feeds a group of four and is $300 per crab, plus tax (gratuity not included). Order Shaw’s Whole Alaskan King Crab from Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago 

Shaw's Lobster Roll

Shaw’s Crab House has been known for bringing in the freshest seafood from coast to coast and now, you can enjoy Shaw’s New England Lobster Roll Kit shipped nationwide. This is the perfect gift to send someone a taste of Chicago.  Shaw’s Lobster Roll Kits include six rolls for $124.99, plus tax (shipping included). Order Shaw’s Lobster Roll Kits.In addition to the Lobster Roll Kits, choose combinations of Shaw’s Lobster Roll Kit, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, and Lobster Mac & Cheese.  Mix and match with other Chicago institutions like Lou Malnati’s and Wildfire. To order Shaw’s Crab House combinations on Tastes of Chicago, click here. 

 

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 $6 per bottle || Purchase at Quality Crab & Oyster Bah by calling 773-248-3000

 

For the Wine Connoisseur…

 

RPM Wine Club

RPM Wine Club

RPM Wine Club provides wines hand-selected by Wine Director, Richard Hanauer and the RPM Restaurants’ team of sommeliers and features vintages that are currently drinking at their potentials. Each month, guests receive a case containing three unique bottles, with descriptions and tasting notes that describe the wines and why they were chosen. Choose between three tiers including Reserve for $60, plus tax, Premier for $80, plus tax or Marquee for $120, plus tax. Each month has a theme inspired by seasonality and some of the teams favorite wine regions. Click here to sign up for RPM Wine Club via Tock.

Bar Ramone’s Custom Wine Collective

Bar Ramone wine collective

Bar Ramone’s Custom Wine Collective offers a customized approach to finding your perfect bottles of wine! First, choose your tier; ‘House’ are our go-to cellar favorites, go big with our ‘Reserve’ tier, or search for rare and unique finds from the ‘Grand Reserve’ tier. Then, take the custom wine quiz that our in-house sommelier will use to review and curate a three-pack wine bundle for you. Pick it up, or get it delivered on your desired day, and enjoy your new sips! Order Bar Ramone’s Custom Wine Collective. 

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.
$18.99 || Purchase Giuliana Prosecco here.

 

For the At-Home Mixologist…

 

Three Dots and a Dash Merch

Calling all Tikiphiles! Three Dots and a Dash custom merchandise is here. Check out these limited-edition items on the online store, then have ‘em shipped (nationwide) right to your front door. Or come on by the merch store, located inside Three Dots and a Dash, and shop from selected tees, pins, cocktail sets,  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 Sea Urchin ceramic mug or 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

Three Dots tshirt

 

Featuring custom-designed apparel, Three Dots and a Dash’s shirts are produced using high-quality fabrics with hand-drawn prints. The apparel is currently only available in-store, not online.


A Cocktail Kit from Gin and Juice

Mai Tai Kit Gin and Juice

The virtual bar is the first of its kind from award-winning Beverage Director Kevin Beary and the team behind Three Dots and a Dash. With a menu of more than two dozen single serve or group cocktail kits to choose from, Gin and Juice makes for the perfect gift – no matter their taste! Order Gin and Juice for family or friends

 

 

Osteria Via Stato’s Limoncello Making Kit

Osteria Via Stato Limoncello Kit

Osteria Via Stato offers a limoncello making kit featuring tips, tricks and all you need to create this traditional Italian digestivo. The kit includes a peeler, infusion jar, funnel, strainer, two glass bottles for storing or gifting, label and step-by-step recipe, accompanied by a pre-recorded virtual class. The cost is $68 per kit, plus tax. Delivery and shipping nationally is available with an additional fee. Add a bottle of Basic Vodka and lemons for an additional $49 per kit (not available to be shipped). Purchase a Limoncello Making Kit by emailing sbmarketing@leye.com.

 

Beatrix Cocktail Gift Boxes

Beatrix Cocktail Boxes

Looking for a fun (and safe!) way to say “thanks!” to your team at the office or celebrate an upcoming milestone with family & friends? Enjoy Beatrix’s cocktail kit boxes that come complete with recipe cards, shakers, perfectly portioned ingredients and all you need to mix up a Pineapple Habanero Margarita. Each box yields about two cocktails and is $42.95, plus tax.  To order, email Krista at beatrixparties@leye.com or call the Beatrix location nearest you.

 

Whisky Bento Boxes from Sushi-San

Sushi san whisky box

Bring the Sushi-San rare Japanese whisky collection home with the Whisky Bento Boxes which includes some of Japan’s most prestigious distilleries like Nikka, Mars, Suntory and more. The boxes include four 2 oz. tastings, silicone ice mold, jigger and tasting notes. The boxes range from an introductory level all the way through to an ultra-premium package for the true whisky connoisseur. Whisky Bento Boxes start at $50, plus tax and are available for pick-up at Sushi-San (63 W. Grand Ave.) and can be ordered by calling Sushi-San at 312-828-0575 or order your Whisky Bento Box via Tock. 

 

For more cocktail kit ideas that are perfect to gift, click here. 

 

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.

 

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 are $44.95, plus tax. 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

 

Beatrix Whole Pies

Beatrix Whole Caramel Pie

It’s likely that you’ve wanted to take the whole pastry counter home with you at Beatrix, and it’s also likely that you’ve said “OH MY!” after taking a bite out of the sweet and perfectly decadent Oh My! Caramel Pie, or the gluten free Tall, Dark and Handsome Chocolate Cake. Perfect for the holidays or just to show a special co-worker, friend or family member how much you care, order up a whole pie or cake to enjoy. Seasonal options also available. Prices vary by pie or cake, ranging from $50 – $55, plus tax. Available at all Beatrix locations. Please allow 24-hour advanced notice. Order a whole pie or cake from Beatrix. Beatrix’s iconic Oh My! Caramel Pie is now available to be shipped nationwide. Place your order via Tastes of Chicago for Beatrix’s Oh My! Caramel Pie for nationwide shipping.


Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago Whole Pies

pumpkin pie from shaw's

Gift a whole pie from Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago. Choose from Pumpkin Pie, Key Lime Pie, Raspberry Pie, or Chocolate Cake for $35, plus tax. Order Shaw’s pies online or call 312-527-2722.

Wildfire Whole Pies

Wildfire door county cherry pie

From our oven to your table, order a whole homemade seasonal pie to enjoy at home or a whole Door County Cherry Pie (available in IL only) from Wildfire. The perfect sweet treat to end any meal. Place your pie order by calling the Wildfire location nearest you.

 

Cafe-Ba-Ba-Reeba! Merch

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba Merch

Give the Ba-Ba-Reeba! fanatic in your life some new threads they’ll love! Sangria Society and Paella for the People t-shirts, plus Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! zip-up hoodies are available to purchase at the restaurant or online. Gear comes in men’s and women’s sizes S – XL, and are pick-up only. Proceeds benefit local charities and community-based organizations.


For when you procrastinated…

 

Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards

Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards at il porcellino

The perfect gift for anyone with an appetite. Lettuce Gift Cards are redeemable at 120+ Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants nationwide, and they never expire! Plus, now through December 30, you’ll receive a $25 Holiday Bonus for every $100 in Gift Cards you buy.*

Pro-tip: Lettuce Entertain You eGift 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. Shop safe and purchase Lettuce Entertain You Gift Cards today.

*Holiday Bonus is valid January 2 – April 15. Additional Holiday Bonus restrictions apply. Visit leye.com/gift-cards/faq/ for details.