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Off-the-beaten path Chicago gift: Spices

Spice House's Chicago Ethnic Neighborhood spice kit
19 October 2017, Chicago: In May a new friend from Sweden gave me a Swedish candy bar. He was coming back to town in October. Oh,...

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Karen Kring
Oct 19, 2017

Unexpected gifts are the best

Coffee mug, doughnut, card, cupcake
On my 28th birthday I showed up to the design program I just started a week ago and my teammates surprised me with a coffee mug that...

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Wojtek Konstanty
Oct 10, 2017

Peanut Butter, Chocolate + Ali

Reese's cups, protein bars, and Ali Brand Under Armour clothes.
Some context for the gift: A few months ago, my girlfriend and I were walking down 53rd Street in Hyde Park, and passed by the...

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Ablorde Ashigbi
Oct 04, 2017

Beautiful inside and outside

A beauty product subscription for 6 months
This year a lot of my friends are turning 30 and I wanted to celebrate these milestones with extra special gifts!!  One of them is a...

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Raadhika Nair
Sep 16, 2017

Beauty and Function

Stainless Steel Comb from the Chicago Comb Company
The best gift I've received is a stainless steel comb from the Chicago Comb Company. It's a laser cut, hand finished comb which is...

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Shay Howe
Sep 11, 2017

Key ring for a new driver

Clarinet key ring with initial charm
My niece just turned 16 and was thrilled to get her license.  She is an avid clarinet player, so to celebrate her passing the...

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Anonymous Penguin
Sep 06, 2017

Distance won't do us apart

An apple pencil ordered via amazon to draw sketches on the ipad
I have a special relationship with my childhood bestie. We have now lived apart longer than we have spent together...but despite...

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Raadhika Nair
Aug 30, 2017

New swag for my favorite hobby

New running shoes + a trip to the running store
This year for my birthday, my mom got me a new pair of running shoes and I'm so excited about them! Running is my favorite hobby,...

About two years ago, I had some slides my parents took in the 70s put into a digital format. On special occasions like birthdays and...

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Asma Hasan
Aug 22, 2017