For your dad: Complement (and compliment) dad’s ability to grill the perfect steak with the perfect steak knives. This set has Chicago Cut Steakhouse engraved in the straight blade and CCS stamped into the handle. Available in-store or by calling only.
For your friends: It truly is the ultimate goal to not only fight Chicago’s cold weather, but to look good doing it. Outfit your guy pal in a cool necktie scarf, or give your girlfriend a (warm and fuzzy) hand looking stylish.
Cashmere Neckties Men’s Scarf, Franco Ferrari ($439). Elements Chicago, 741 N. Wells St., 312-642-6574
For your niece/nephew: The perfect plush toy is incredibly soft, easy to hang on to, and still looks elegant on the nursery room shelf.
Solid Giraffe (in Blue Bensurdatu or Pink Rosanella), La Stupenderia ($135). Odile, 710 N. Wabash, 312-255-0800
For your boss: Forget the fruitcake this year and opt for one of the sumptuous cheesecakes from Eli’s Cheesecake. The Wildflower Honey Cheesecake is made with Wisconsin ricotta and a raw wildflower honey produced by students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.