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.

This Chicago themed basket is easy to put together and makes for a great gift.

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…

A six pack of Goose Island 312 beer reminiscent of Chicago's area code is a great item to add.

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

A Chicago street map adds a whimsical touch to this gift basket.

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

Nothing gets more Chicago than this Bears beer opener and pocket schedule.

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

An issue of Chicago magazine in your gift basket adds an interesting read for your friend.

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

A Lou Malnati's gift card in your Chicago themed gift basket is a must.

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!

Some CTA passes are good your gift basket and useful for navigating the city.

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

A cute "Welcome to Sweet Home Chicago" is the perfect way to finish off your basket.

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!

Casey DIY Playbook

The Year of Casey

Hey there!

I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.