FIG Catering 2018 Green Gift Guide

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Ok, so you've got the holiday party planned (or if you don't, get in touch!). Check that off your list. What's next? Here are some of FIG's favorite food-centric and low waste gift ideas for spreading local cheer.

Apologue Cocktail with Persimmon Liqueur

Apologue Liqueurs for the mixologist in your life, these Chicago kids have launched a unique and regionally focused line of spirits. Infuse cocktails with flavors like paw paw, aronia berry, and celery root. We’ve been tinkering with this product in the FIG Drinks lab all year with tasty results. (Photo : Jennifer Kathryn Brand Photography )

Knife Sharpening at Green City Market

Knife Sharpening — very affordable way to keep meal prep on point. Offered by American Pride Microgreens at the Green City Market , the home cook in your life will LOVE this gift. You can also pick up local veg and sundries on the same trip.

Rare Bird Preserves Gift Set

Rare Bird Preserves truly superb gift sets. The Oak Park store just opened, so you’re able to sample all the goodies before picking favorites.

Stainless Straws

Stainless Steel Straws ride the (plastic free) wave with this portable, washable set. 

Custom Charger by Ian Wallach

Custom Crockery Ian Wallach is a friend of FIG and makes one of a kind plates and dishes. Get in touch for a bespoke project, perfect for a sweetheart table and anniversary meals for the ages.

Pear Shaped Diamond Rose gold Ring Susan Wheeler Designs

Susan Wheeler Design sustainably and ethically sourced jewelry from a Chicago artist. FIG couples care about what’s coming out of the earth for their wedding, and that’s not limited to veggies ! We know some of you have holiday proposals on your mind…

Fix your Kicks has 3 Chicago Locations

Fix Your Kicks treat the sneakerhead in your life to repair vs. replace. We love the ambition of this young company, which also services and cleans all kinds of shoes and accessories. You can even have your purse cleaned!

Lyric Opera Mezzanine

Tickets to a 2019 Lyric Opera Performance  a memorable experience is always better than a forgotten trinket. Added bonus — the option to host a pre/post show reception with FIG. We’re thrilled to be a prospective vendor for Lyric’s private  space – a real show-stopping environment for weddings and special events.

Eaten Magazine

A subscription that feeds the mind. We’ve enjoyed reading Eaten (food history) and Mold (the future of food) magazines.

FIG Drinks Cocktail Workshop at The Iron Mill Speakeasy

Prohibition Themed Cocktail Workshop the perfect team-building or client appreciation setting, this private workshop can accommodate up to 16 guests for hands on learning (and drinking). Hosted at the Iron Mill Speakeasy in partnership with Chicago Prohibition Tours

Fresh Moves Urban Market Urban Growers Collective

Give the Gift of Giving Back donate to an organization making a local impact, like the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless , Urban Growers Collective, or Chicago Battered Womens Network.

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