Lincoln Park Getaway$550
Enjoy stellar views of Lincoln Park using your $125.00 gift card for dinner at J. Parker, and then unwind during a night's stay at Hotel Lincoln, a funky 4-star boutique hotel right on the Park.
Bespoke Sport Jacket$900
Established in 1961, Balani Custom Clothiers are master tailors who create the best jackets and suits in Chicago, and rank as one of the best six tailors in the world. With roots in the finest garment shops in Italy and London, Balani will create for you and you alone a sport coat or blazer that will be a centerpiece of your wardrobe for years to come. Constructed by hand from your choice of cloth and built around your exact measurements.
A Date at The Blackstone$575
Enjoy a night of four-star luxury with a stay in a Lakeview Room at the historic Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, and a five course dinner for 2 at Cyrano's Café on the River Walk.
One Fish, Tin Fish$90
A modern version of the 1940 seafood houses of the Atlantic shore, enjoy a A 'Chef for A Day' experience at Tin Fish Restaurant in Tinley Park.
Icons of Chicago$170
Lake Michigan, famous deep dish, and one of the tallest buildings in the world? Coming right up: on a clear day, you can almost see forever with these Willis Tower Skydeck passes for 4. Enjoy a kayak tour for 2 on Lake Michigan from Kayak Chicago. Then, relive your adventures over classic Chi-town meal $50 in Lou Malnati's gift cards.
Lingerie and Toy and party for up to 25 of your besties presented by Bucktown's G Boutique, and a two-hour in-home wine tasting for up to 16 from Wines for Humanity.
Walt Disney World Fun$700
With these (4) one-day Park Hopper tickets to Florida's famous Walt Disney World, your family can enjoy the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Disney Epcot!
Esperanza Art Merch$70
Esperanza Artists work brightens these terrific gifts! Set includes 2 totes, perfect for groceries, the beach, and more: " I'm Not Playing Around" by Natasha F., and "Cats" by Jonathan F. Your morning cup will taste better sipped from this mug that incorporates a detail of "Windows" by Mauricio B. Last, this deck of playing cards featuring Sugar Skulls by Edwin M. can't guarantee a winning hand but these cards WILL look amazing in your hands!
Dinosaurs, Shakespeare & You$300
Bid on two private, behind-the-scenes tours of two local cultural powerhouses. First up: Dinosaur Hunter. Your group of 12 explorers will receive a private tour led by Akiko Shinya, vertebrate fossil expert, through the back rooms and labs of the Field Museum. Visit the fossil prep lab, which houses fossils of the most fearsome creatures ever to walk the earth. You'll get the opportunity to hold the teeth, claws and fossils of species that haven't even been named yet! Time based on mutual agreement (days preferred), parking and museum admission included. NEXT: Newberry President David Spadafora will personally lead your private tour for 6 people of the Newberry Library, including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the off-limits Stacks Building, a 10-story repository of countess rarities, including Shakespeare's first folio, antique and illuminated maps, and the first bible printed in the US. Time based on mutual agreement during normal hours. Time based on mutual agreement (weekdays or Saturday, no Sundays).
Seattle a la carte$320
Immerse yourself in sophisticated, European inspired interiors & all the excitement of the city when you stay in the stylish & modern guest rooms at the AC Hotel Seattle Bellevue/Downtown, opening June 2017! Weekend stay (2 nights); breakfast for 2, welcome amenity on arrival; 2 Seattle City passes (airfare not included).
Earth and Sky Road Trip$90
Basic membership and admittance for 3 people to the Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Michigan (30 minutes from the Indiana border) and admission for 4 to the museum to the Cernan Earth and Space Center. Plus, to help you get there, a $50 BP Amoco gas card is included!
It Was All A Dream...$65
Get lost in a whirlwind (and a whirlpool) with a $75 gift certificate from Sybaris Spa and Suites. Make it indelible with $100 toward ink at Rising Phoenix Tattoo.
Couples Salsa & Tropical Night$110
You and your dance partner will learn some new moves at Latin Street Dance with (2) certificates for one month of dance classes (4 classes), and free entrance for one month to their weekly Tropical Night, where you can show off your new steps. Also included, 4 kids dance classes!
Small Plates, Big Flavors$170
Enjoy Chef CJ Jacobson's lighter California style of cooking and Mediterranean small plates with a $100 gift card from Ema Restaurant. Signature dishes include House-Made Stracciatella with Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, and Lamb Kefta Kebabs, Spicy Hummus, and more!
Sweet & Spice$230
Mead is an alcoholic beverage created by fermenting honey with water and has been made across Europe, Africa and Asia for thousands of years. Enjoy (3) locally-produced bottles of mead from Elniski Apiaries, and a gift box from The Spice House, featuring a collection of specialty seasonings from Chicago neighborhoods.
A $25 gift certificate from Amitabul vegan Korean restaurant and admission for 2 to the legendary Music Box Theater, Chicago's premiere independent movie house. Of course your popcorn and soda are included!
Entertain In Style$525
You will be a host doing the most with a $150.00 gift certificate from A New Leaf, a marbled cheese and charcuterie set (cheese/charcuterie board and knives), a $25 gift card from Olivia's Market in Bucktown, glass hurricanes and serving platter, and (2) metallic finish wall votive holders, plus one certificate for in-home wine tasting for up to 16 guests from Wines for Humanity. ($400.00)
For the Kiddos$90
STORYTOWN CHILDREN'S IMPROV - (10) tickets to any show, every Saturday at 10:30 a.m., and 2 passes for an open jump at Pump It Up Chicago
Let's Go, Sox!$410
(4) Club Level tickets to the August 12, 2017 Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals game. Parking pass included.
Let's Go, Sox! (Second Inning)$380
(2) lower box tickets for any 2017 Chicago White Sox game (Blackout dates apply)
Huddle Up, Chicago$95
An autographed group photo from the Chicago Bears featuring Akiem Hicks, Jordan Howard, Cody Whitehair, Kyle Long, and Leonard Floyd.
Work Up An Appetite$60
(2) guest passes for the East Bank Fitness Club and $50.00 gift card towards lunch or dinner at Maxwell's inside the club.
Centered, Aligned & Happy$95
Enjoy one month of unlimited yoga from Core Power Yoga and your choice of either (2) private acupuncture treatments or (4) group treatments from Five Point Holistic Health.
Maximize your fitness level with (2) months of all-access membership from Chicago Athletic Clubs, and 5 dietary supplements from Vital Proteins
Benefit of Beauty$180
Create a world of health and beauty! Enjoy one free brow service (shaping, lash or tint), makeover, wine and pampering with your crew at a Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Bash! You'll need to unwind after all that pampering, so indulge with a gift certificate for a 60-minute massage from Illinois Wellness Group in Naperville. (see Benefit Bash product circular for more details).
For over 35 years, Arbonne has developed skincare, cosmetic, and nutrition products that are Pure, Safe, and Beneficial. Treat yourself to a gift basket of their products, including Olive Blossom & Eucalyptus Cleansing Body Polish and Body Butter, Protein packs in Chocolate and Vanilla, Pomegranate Energy Fizz Sticks, Herbal Detox Tea, and a Chocolate Nutrition Bar. Add one month of unlimited yoga at Core Power Yoga and your self-care regimen is complete!
Tony, Tina & You!$158
(2) dinner and show tickets for Tony and Tina's Wedding, the timeless interactive musical theater classic that seats you and your date in the most famous wedding reception of all time. After, if you're feeling inspired to try out your own musical talents, use your one year's membership from the Old Town School of Folk Music (new members only) for discounted music classes and shows.
(2) tickets to any performance at Lakeview's award-winning Timeline Theatre (expire 11/17/2017) and (2) tickets for any performance during the 2017-18 season (expire 4/2018).
Laugh & Be Merry$425
(2) sets of 6 passes to any Zanies Comedy Club, and (10) tickets to any show at the Laugh Factory
Enjoy Your Musical Faves$65
Head to Horseshoe Casino for entertainment with (2) complimentary tickets to any show at The Venue.
Christmas at The Goodman$170
Get into the holiday spirit with two tickets to any 2017 performance of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" at The Goodman Theatre.
Jazzy, It Is!$135
Two box seats at Symphony Center for: Steve Wilson (sax) & Lewis Nash (drums) followed by Nicholas Payton & Afro-Caribbean Mixtape (trumpet, Fender Rhodes, bass, turntables and more). Friday, May 19, 2017 8:00 PM
Two box seats at Symphony Center for Jason Moran & Georgia Anne Muldrow: New Fables, exploring works of Charles Mingus and performing compositions inspired by the legend. Friday June 2, 2017, 8:00 PM
Laugh 'til It Hurts$110
ANNOYANCE THEATRE - (2) tickets to any show (expires 11/30/2017) and CSz THEATER CHICAGO/COMEDYSPORTZ - (2) tickets to ComedySportz and (1) Improv Class (expires 11/2017)
Rowdy & Bawdy$85
MCL THEATER - (2) tickets to 'Vamp - A Music Comedy Drinking Show' (Friday or Saturday performance) and STAGE 773 - (4) tickets to 'Cupid Has a Heart On' (expires 12/31/2017)
2 tickets to any main stage performance on the main stage of the 985-seat ATHENAEUM THEATRE, and 4 tickets for any show at the PLAYGROUND THEATER, a BYOB, improv space.
2 tickets to any regular season drama, comedy or musical at SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS, and 2 tickets for THEATER WIT, the premier smart art theater in Chicago. (expires 11/09/2017)
Look Sharp: Zeglio$240
$100 gift certificate to Zeglio clothiers - custom shirts, suits and more.
2 tickets to Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit about American founding father Alexander Hamilton. Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:30 pm at the PrivateBank Theater. Mezzanine Right Center. Row H Seats 314,316 ( seats are together).
Lunch with Joan CusackLive Item
PB&Js with Joan at Judy Maxwell Home! You know Joan Cusack from HBO's Shameless, Toy Story 2. And 3. And School of Rock, the Perks of Being a Wallflower, High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, Working Girls and many others! In addition to her career as an actor, Joan also to oversees Judy Maxwell Home, an Urban General Store that is "generally pretty good." The store, located in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood, is eclectic, quirky, and is filled with fun and magical gifts. This place has something for everyone. Cards. Gifts (Nice, Amusing, or slightly inappropriate.) Hostess gifts and stuff for the man cave. You are bidding on a Lunch Break with Joan at the store!
4 Nights at Punta Cana WestinLive Item
4 nights for 2 people at the luxurious Westin resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. INCLUDES AIRFARE. The Dominican Republic overflows with fascinating history, museums and exciting cultural experiences like music, art and festivals, plus uniquely Dominican specialties such as cigars, rum, chocolate, coffee, merengue, amber and larimar. As the top destination for golf in the Caribbean and Latin America, the Dominican Republic delights visitors with 25 designer golf courses amid stunning coastlines with mountain backdrops and lush green fairways. The second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, the Dominican Republic is situated just two hours south of Miami. The Westin Punatacana Resort & Club Enjoy a 4-night stay in a traditional king or queen room with breathtaking views of the sparkling Caribbean from your balcony. The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club is ideally located in the Playa Blanca area of the impressive 15,000-acre Puntacana Resort & Club property which includes restaurants, a shopping village, and a full-service marina.
You Deserve it: LuxuryLive Item
YOU deserve ultimate luxury! Let's start off with a glass: Kevin Ball, President of In Grape Company, will lead you and three friends through an in-depth palate consultation. Using the world-renown Le Nez Du Vin aroma kit, blind tasting of six to eight wines, and a pre-consultation to customize your wine selections, the consultation is fun, relaxed and sure to be your most memorable and unique experience with wine. During his tenure in wine distribution, Kevin has had the privilege of experiencing over 89,000 wines from across the world, and has worked side-by-side with some of the world's best producers. Throughout his career Kevin has developed an outstanding palate along with a knack for translating his in-depth knowledge of wines to novices and experts alike. It was the meeting of these two passions-wine and education-that inspired Kevin to found In Grape Company in 2014. Now let's relax a little: 3 months of rejuvenating massage or facials from Hand and Stone Massage in the South Loop (one per month for three months) Magazine caliber photography isn't just for celebrities and models. Experience beautiful, fine art portraiture and boudoir photography at Revealed Studios, where they craft every detail with attention and care to help you feel as beautiful as you'll look. While we emphasize a beautiful final product, the real value is in the experience.
Blackhawks Hat TrickLive Item
A pair of tickets each for three home games at the Madhouse on Madison . Cheer the Hawks to victory from section 106, Row 8, Seats 14&15 (on the aisle) during THREE GAMES at the United Center next season. These are great seats behind the goal . Winning bidder can connect with ticket donor around September to determine their three games. No restrictions on games - ANY three games up for grabs!
Wishbone: dinner for 10Live Item
Chef Joel Nickson, owner and chef of Wishbone, prepares dinner for 10 at his restaurant, a West Loop institution. Wine will be included with meal. Chef Joel helped start Celebrating Victories over 20 years ago!