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ORD & MDW Gift Guide

O'Hare and Midway airports are full of great places to shop. Whether you are browsing for last-minute gifts or killing time before your flight, you will notice that Chicago is famous for its world-class travel and one-of-a-kind shopping.


Below is a guide to our favorites of the season! 

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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones incorporate immersive, personalized sound with premium, next-level noise cancelling. Pushing the boundaries with breakthrough spatial audio, these wireless headphones take what you’re hearing inside your head and place it in front of you for more natural, real-sounding music. Unique to Bose, they feature Custom Tune technology which analyzes your ear’s shape and adapts the audio performance so everything you listen to hits exactly as it should. You won’t want to take them off because of the refined and premium materials and sophisticated design. Up to 24 hours of battery life will keep your music playing through even the longest plane ride.


Coach Bandit Shoulder Bag

Don’t let its name fool you: the put-together Bandit is as sophisticated as they come. Detailed with a bright C pushpin closure, the flap front style is crafted from refined leather with a high-shine finish. It features two organized compartments -— a secure interior snap pocket and a shoulder strap that adjusts for crossbody wear. (But be warned, it may steal your heart).


Vosges Comfort Food Tower

A luxurious twist on the classic comfort foods, fluffy caramel marshmallows, crunchy caramel toffee, and rich peanut butter bonbons are stacked and tied together with a signature purple ribbon. Why settle for one favorite when you can indulge in all three? Bapchi’s Caramel Toffee, Half Pound: Sweet butter toffee, roasted walnuts and pecans, 45% cacao deep milk chocolate, and pink Himalayan sea salt. Caramel Marshmallow, 9 pieces: Madagascar vanilla bean, fluffy marshmallow, burnt sugar caramel, 62% cacao dark chocolate, pecans, and walnuts. Peanut Butter Bonbon, 9 pieces: Peanut butter, pink Himalayan salt, 45% cacao deep milk chocolate, Maldon salt.

Sarah’s Delight Milk and Dark Combo Bag in Gift Box

Chicago-based Sarah’s Handmade Candies feature gourmet chocolate sourced from women-owned local businesses, including founder Sarah Levy Imberman’s unique confections. Her new Delight Milk and Dark Combo Bag in Gift Box is a combination of handmade clusters of milk and dark chocolate, caramelized almonds, roasted pistachios, and a touch of crispy rice. They’re too sweet to resist!


Shokz Open-Ear True Wireless Earbuds

Shokz developed its signature open-ear design allowing listeners to stay engaged with the world, while immersed in their own podcasts. Direct Pitch™ technology keeps the listening experience for you alone as you enjoy awareness of any situation either at the office or working outside.


“My Name is Barbra” 

The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television — Barbra Streisand is a living legend, a goddess who in a career spanning six decades has excelled in every area of entertainment. She is among the handful of EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) and has one of the greatest and most recognizable voices in the history of popular music. She recounts her struggles to become an actress, eventually turning to singing to earn a living; the recording of some of her acclaimed albums. The book is, like Barbra herself, frank, funny, opinionated, and charming.


Hyperice Hypervolt 2

The original Hypervolt with some serious upgrades. Give your muscles the daily relief they’ve been asking for with the Hypervolt 2’s percussion massage. Warm up quickly, stay loose, and accelerate recovery at home and beyond. The Hypervolt 2 has an improved ergonomic design, reduced weight, and three speeds of powerful percussion to help you get back to doing what you do, even better.

Fannie Mae Milk Chocolate Pixies  

Discover the premium, iconic taste of Fannie May’s signature gourmet chocolate candy treat, Pixies, with this chocolate gift box from one of America’s favorite chocolatiers. Crafted with love, passion and the very best ingredients​, Pixies have no artificial flavors, artificial colors and preservatives and are kosher certified. A great American chocolatier, Fannie May began in Chicago over 100 years ago and, to this day, continues to craft premium confections with passion, and dedication to quality so your family can enjoy them for years to come.

Josh Simpson Glass Art

Solid glass imaginary worlds made of continents, mountains, forests, oceans, beaches, and even exotic structures, satellites and spaceships, by Josh Simpson. The artist has been in the Smithsonian and on PBS specials, his spouse is a retired astronaut, so she inspires him as well.

Dilla “Everything Dope” T-shirts and Sweatshirts

Share your Chicago pride with an “Everything Dope about American comes from Chicago” t-shirt or sweatshirt from Chicago Urban Historian, Influencer, and Air Chicago cover star, Shermann “Dilla” Thomas. On a mission to share all that is wonderful about Chicago, Dilla is changing the narrative of his beloved hometown.


Briggs & Riley HTA Medium Expandable Backpack

Briggs & Riley is a modern travelwear brand built on a rich legacy of innovation, performance, and dedication to the art of travel. For 30 years, they have produced high-quality luggage with thoughtful, travel-ready features. Briggs & Riley offers a lifetime guarantee on all products.

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