Oct 27 2010

Brownie Pops for Client Gifts

Want to send some seasonal treats to your client?  Want to send something more unique and original than the box of cupcakes you’ve send 25 times before.

Send Brownie Pops.  These Halloween ones are super cute, they also have fall and thanksgiving themed pops if you are looking for something a little more subtle.


Sep 22 2010

Chicago Shop For Someone Who Has Everything

Virtu is a shop in the heart of Bucktown stocked full of goods all “made by someone, not by something.”

I especially love these Heart Measuring Spoons by Behive.  They are hand cast in lead free pewter on a twisted copper ring.

Virtu is located at 2034 N Damen Avenue

They have a pretty fab online shop as well.  www.virtuchicago.com


Sep 21 2010

Tablevogue – The Gift of Easy Entertaining

I got a chance to test out the Tablevogue recently on my “prep gift table” that I set up in my office.

It changed the whole feel of my office.  My table went from a 6 foot white folding table with a black piece of fabric covering the top to a full, clean, elegant table that completely covers the bags and boxes I had stuffed underneath.

While I know most people don’t have “prep gift tables” – it is a perfect product for anyone who likes to entertain and keep things tidy.  You can even get creative for parties and use paint to spice up the table.



Sep 21 2010

Wicker Park Gift Shop – Elevenzees

I took my first browse through a gift boutique I’ve been meaning to check out in Wicker Park – Elevenzees.  Such a fun mix of gifts, organized perfectly into categories around the store so you can find something for everyone you are looking for.

I immediately fell in love with the line they carry, Chalkboard China.  If you read my blog a lot you know I’m obsessed with anything that you can write on or personalize….especially chalk.

The wine glasses are an especially brilliant idea…put your name on the bottom and you are able to keep track of which one is yours the entire night.

1093 W Division St, Chicago


Sep 21 2010

Personalized Gifts From With Grace

I love discovering cute new shops in different areas of the city.

With Grace is an adorable shop up in Roscoe Village that is known for the fab weddings gifts.  I immediately took to this personalized, bright and monogrammed serving tray from Fontaine Maury.

Check out the other great ideas for yourself at 2238 West Roscoe

With Grace


Sep 21 2010

Give Coasters of Chi Town

This is the perfect housewarming gift for a Chicagoan.

This Etsy artist uses black and white photography of local spots around the city and then ads a little flair with some bright pops of color.

$40 for 2 sets of 4 coasters

Mad Canvases


Sep 20 2010

Give The Coolest Monogrammed Goods Out There

IOMOI has the cutest, coolest and chicest monogrammed goods around.

Perfect for housewarming gifts, wedding gifts or gifts for your bridal party.

My personal favs are the lucite trays, the ice buckets and the coasters.



Aug 16 2010

Citizen Bean Coffee of The Month

Citizen Bean Coffee of the Month Club is one of the most clever coffee of the month clubs I have came across.

Each month you get a pound of coffee from independent roasters all across the country.  They even send little cookies, crackers and hand wrapped gifts to make their experience as perfect as possible.

Better yet, a portion of the proceeds goes towards the charity of your choice!



Aug 11 2010

Cutest Portable Grill Ever

The Frykat Picnic Grill and grilling utensils are must-have items for an intimate tailgate.  
The charcoal grill is compact, ultra-portable and comes in a variety of sunny colors (like blue or green depending on your collegial alliance).   
The grilling accessories are just as fun and cheery as the grill itself. $49.95.  Bodum USA, www.bodumusa.com 


Jul 20 2010



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