Inspire the wannabe chef on your list with this curated box created by Chef Jason Vincent of City Mouse which includes a few of his favorite things. Order online or pick-up at the hotel’s retail shop. 311 N. Morgan St., 312-764-1919
Santa deserves next-level cookies with his milk this year, which is why Eli’s Cheesecake Cookies will ensure a swift toy delivery by satisfying his sweet tooth craving. 6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr., 773-205-3800
For those who dare to step up their hot sauce game, Chef Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster is ready for the challenge with three hot sauce flavors he created in Smoulder, Burn, and Scorch. 531 N. Wells St., 312.929.3501
The Chicago-style hot dog is a food staple in the Windy City and can now be shared with anyone in the US thanks to Portillo’s, with this 365 subscription service. Get a generation portion of one of their most popular dishes delivered straight to your door every other month.
Give and give back with a bottle of The Signature Room at the 95th Sparkling Brut – the perfect present for your favorite host or hostess. A portion of the proceeds goes towards a charity that holds a special place in the restaurant owner’s heart. Enjoy while dining or take it home as a gift. 875 N. Michigan Ave., 312-787-9596
Hardcore sushi lovers will thank you with Sunda’s “Maki Monday” sushi-rolling class where they’ll get hands-on experience making rolls, sipping sake, and chatting with award-winning chefs. Gift certificates can be purchased here. 110 W. Illinois St., 312-644-0500
Everyone gets a sweet gift with these decadent mini cupcakes. Orders come in flavors like chocolate caramel toffee, lemon and chocolate peppermint cheesecake, and can come in hundreds—great for company or family holiday parties. 705 W. Belden Ave., 773-404-2253
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY ACE HOTEL CHICAGO, RABBIT HOLE, PORTILLO’S, cafe tola, THE SIGNATURE ROOM, LA SCAROLA, BY MAUREEN SCHULMAN (ELI’S CHEESECAKE), BY ERIC KLEINBERG (GT FISH & OYSTER), by rockit ranch productions (sunda), by christopher skobel (swirlz)