The Swissôtel Chicago Santa Suite is back and it’s the perfect spot for a city chic staycation with an extra sprinkle of magic. For its ninth consecutive season, Jolly Old Saint Nick will be checking in to Swissôtel Chicago’s 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite, debuting an over-the-top Chicago theme. Guests are invited to visit Santa’s Presidential Pad to enjoy the numerous glistening Christmas trees complimented by sweeping views of the magical cityscape, Chicago River, and Lake Michigan. Stay where Santa calls home when he visits the Windy City and cozy up in your very own penthouse guestroom overlooking the most magical winter cityscape. Guests will be welcomed with a cheerful pop of Champagne, holiday treats, toys, games, holiday crafts, letter writing to Santa, cookie decorating and a build your own Swiss hot cocoa bar. Wake up to daily in-room breakfast. In addition, overnight parking and a $50 donation to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois are included in the package, available to book Mondays through Thursdays until December 28. swissotelchicagosantasuite.com
Here Here Market is the next generation marketplace for true food enthusiasts and go to website to purchase food gift boxes, artisan food products and other culinary delights from your favorite chefs, restaurateurs and food artisans, a large majority of which are from Chicago favorites like Monteverde, El Che, Galit, and many more. Here Here Market also offers a huge selection of curated gifts like the Gourmet Pantry Collection, an incredible gift for a new neighbor, Books ‘n’ Bites for the avid reader, a Chicago High Tea offering, and the Tiny Tour of the city. Bookmark Here Here Market to stock your pantry for holiday entertaining and send everyone on your list unexpectedly fabulous gifts, all while supporting small and emerging brands. hereheremarket.com
After picking the perfect presents, make sure they look simply spectacular under the tree. Some wrap stars save this task for themselves, stocking up on pretty papers, lovely ribbons, and lavish gift tags. As with anything during the month of December, if you don’t love it, don’t do it. Many local boutiques will wrap gifts for you or visit the enterprising junior boards whose members volunteer their wrapping services to raise money for important organizations. If all else fails, drop off your goodies at Sass-NClass for full-service wrapping. Take all the credit. They’ll never tell. 19 West First Street, Hinsdale, 630.655.2420, sass-n-class.net.