Vet for the Day with Dr. Lewin & PAWS tour, PRICELESS! Come spend a Friday at Family Pet Animal Hospital with Oscar Mayer parent Dr. Lynn Lewin. Go "behind the scenes": experience surgeries, dental procedures, as well as day-to-day care of dogs & cats. Date TBD. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Expect to spend 3 hours. PAWS: You'll see "behind the scenes" just how PAWS works from the perspective of the animal care staff. Visit areas only open to PAWS staff. See the cats at Kitty City, check out Dog Town and the dog rooftop playground. You'll also visit the animal healthcare center and have the opportunity to ask questions of the PAWS volunteers. Up to 4 people with 1 adult is required. Tours available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between noon and 6:00 p.m. Please schedule at least a week in advance. Estimated total value is $300.
DePaul Basketball Tix$140
Support DePaul's mens and womens basketball teams with 4 tickets to a men's DePaul basketball game and 4 tickets to women's DePaul basketball game $160. Enjoy lunch at Snarfs with your $50 gift certificate. Total value $210.
Three amazing Museum experiences in Chicago starting with 2 family passes to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, value $60; 4 day passes to the Field Museum, value $60; 1 family pass for 4 general admissions to the Museum of Science and Industry, value $72. Take a nice night and enjoy dinner at Vinci on Halsted with your $50 gift certificate. Total value $242.
Navy Pier & Kids Fest$115
Haven't taken the kids to Navy Pier in a while? Now there's no excuse. Take in a show with 4 tickets to "The Little Mermaid" at the Shakespeare Theatre (runs 7/3/15 - 8/16/2015), value $156. Before or after the show, use the $50 gift card to enjoy treats at The Goddess and Baker located right on the Pier. After a long day on Navy Pier, take a rest and look forward to the fall when you can use your 4 tickets to Facets Children's International Film Festival(10/23-11/1), $40. Total value $246.
SkinnyPop For A Year$225
Microwave popcorn? Not for you! Nothing but SkinnyPop will do. We'll make it easy for you. Each month 30 snack size bags will be delivered right to your front door! It's your lucky day! ($360 total value)
Get snackin". Give your family healthy snack options with a 1 year subscription to Snacknaturally.com, created by Mayer dad Grant Feurer. You can skip the grocery store for snacks as 1 box containing 45 individual snack bags and bars will be delivered to you each month. Including Nature Valley granola bars, Skinny Pop, Pop Chips, energy bars and many more. Value $540.
Vicki Ochstein Photo$450
Photographer Vicki Ochstein's beautiful work is well known city wide. Vicki is a Mayer mom whose skill and talent is capturing the magic of children within her exquisite photographs. Item includes photography session, sitting fee and 25 fully edited and final digital images. Value $600. For more info go to www.vbophoto.com.
Mother's Day Gift$675
Rock Mom's world this year! Start off Mother's Day with brunch and mimosas for 4 at Summer House ($250). Give mom an overflowing basket of H2O skincare and hair prouducts that she will love ($350). SURPRISE her with a 1 night stay at the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Ave (to be used within a year, $250). Moms LOVE family pics, so she is sure to enjoy a photo session for 5 w/creative photographer Katie Basil ($400). While perusing her 50 digital downloads from KatieBasil.com, she can sit back & enjoy a bottle of bubbly - Schramsberg Brut Blanc Champagne ($30). Total value $1,280.
Pizza Tour Chicago$320
Pizza for months all over Chicago! The winner of the Pizza Tour will enjoy gift cards to the following pizza restaurants all over Chicago -- $100 to Piece on North Ave in Bucktown, $50 to Stella Barra on Halsted in Lincoln Park, $50 to Lou Malnatis for various Chicago locations, $50 to Chicago Pizza on Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park, $25 to Homeslice on Webster in Lincoln Park, and $50 at Amatos Pizzaria on Sheffield/Clybourn in Lincoln Park. Total value $325.
Lettuce In LP$425
Taste of Lincoln Park by Lettuce Entertain You! This fabulous package includes a $100 gift certificates to each of these fantastic Lettuce restaurants, Mon Ami Gabi, Summer House, Stella Barra Pizzaria, and Cafe Ba Ba Reba. That's $400 in gift certificates, so you'll have date night, out with kids, treating friends to dinner or any other occasion all covered!
Dinner for a Year$1,425
Enjoy date-night or a night out with friends every month at some of the best restaurants in Chicago! This package includes a total of 12 gift certificates to the following restaurants: Salpicon ($100), Mercadito ($100), Twin Anchors ($75), Erie Cafe ($100), The Bristol ($100), The Gage ($150), Girl & the Goat ($100), Range ($100), Momotaro ($100), Formento's ($100), GT Fish & Oyster ($100) and Capital Grill ($100). Bon Appetit! Total value $1,225.
Mom & Daughter Day$215
Primp at Marianne Strokirk Salon with a color, cut and styling, value $360. Then head to Snippets for a mini-cut with your child, value $20. Visit Nail Fairy for 2 manicures, value $30. Before you start the day, use your $25 gift certificate for breakfast at Jam & Honey. If there's time, see a performance by Emerald City Children's Theatre show at the Apollo Theatre (four tickets, value $80). Total value $515.
Lakeshore S & F$575
The whole family can get in shape with this 3 month family membership to LakeShore Sport and Fitness in Lincoln Park on Fullerton ($798), including use of childcare services, two pools, inside track, tennis courts, weight rooms, cardio equipment, yoga, pilates, and much more. Also includes 1 fitness assessment ($90), 1 personal training session ($90) and a separate private training session at LakeShore with personal trainer Steve Jurkovic ($90). Total value $1,068.
Paper Source Class$50
One hour creative card making class for 4-6 people, plus 10% off purchases that day. Value $120.
Free on call nanny set up/enrollment from College Nannies & Tutors: value $123.
Classic Kids Photo$275
A $460 gift certificate for a sitting of up to two subjects and a 8x10 black-and-white photo from the session. Smile!