Chicago Themed Gift Basket

This morning I revealed our big move from St. Louis to Chicago. #excitingtimes

I’ve been back in Chicago for a few weeks now, but Finn just moved back this weekend. To welcome him to our new hometown, I had a cute little gift basket awaiting his arrival.

Chicago themed gift basket

I decided it would be fitting to go with a Chicago theme for his gift, and it took me no time at all to pack a basket full of fun stuff.

Here’s what I tucked inside…

Goose Island 312

Some Goose Island 312 beer, since it’s brewed in Chicago and “312” is Chicago’s area code.

Chicago map

A Chicago street map, since we’ll most likely be getting lost over the next few months!

Chicago bears keychain

A Chicago Bears bottle opener and season schedule, so he can crack open those 312’s while cheering on the Bears this Fall.

Chicago magazine

Chicago magazine so he can learn the latest and greatest about our new city.

Lou malnatis gift card

A Lou Malnati’s gift card, because it is by far our favorite deep dish pizza. Yumm-o, I could go for a slice right now!

CTA pass

And a couple of CTA passes, so he can get around the city this week at work.

Welcome to Sweet home Chicago

He love love loved this gift! I think it was the perfect way to begin this next chapter of our lives.

This gift fit our situation, but I really believe it could be tailored for any city. Maybe as a way to show a friend who has moved away, that you’re thinking about them? Maybe as a way to welcome new neighbors into your area? Get creative and show off the treasures of your town!

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