Give A Little, Get a Little Chicago Holiday Gift Ideas

Yes, it’s the season for giving, but it doesn’t hurt to get a little, does it? Check out the following last minute holiday gift ideas that give you something in return for your generosity.

The Melting Pot

Get $100 in certificates for yourself when you buy $100 in certificates! You’ll receive four $25 certificates that can be used once each quarter when you purchase a $100 gift card at any of their Illinois locations. The closest Chicago restaurant is in Downer’s Grove.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Give the gift of theater this season and you’ll get $25 for yourself when you buy a Black Card as a gift. With the Black Card your recipient will have six credits to use at any show at the theater.

Chicago Independents Restaurants

Technically you don’t get anything back with this gift idea – it just costs less! You can get a $50 certificate at one of the Chicago Independents Restaurants for just $25. These restaurants include TLT favorites Autre Monde, Geja’s Cafe, and TWO, plus more local and independent restaurants.

Lettuce Entertain You

This Chicago-based group is known for the quality and variety of its restaurants. Choices include Big Bowl, Ema, Il Porcillino, Intro and Maggiano, as well as the exclusive Tru and Everest. They have so many options there really is something for every taste. Receive a bonus $25 card for every $100 in gift cards you purchase. Bonus card valid Jan 2 – Apr 12, 2017.


The River North restaurant has gift card offers in multiple denominations available. If you get $100 card you’ll receive $25; get $50 if you spend $200, and get $100 if you spend $300.

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