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The Holiday’s: a time to give and a time to receive. When it comes to gift giving, some of us are better at it than others. Gifts that you give does not have to cost a fortune to show your appreciation and love but it should be meaningful. Through the course of this year, we’ve met some fantastic people that we think have great taste. For our Themed Holiday Gift Guide, we asked some of our favorites in the city to pick their favorites gift items that they would give this holiday season. Like the saying “I want to go to your doctor’s doctor.” We present Day 3 of SociaLifeChicago’s Holiday Gift Guide.

Rick Gresh Holiday Gift guide

David Burke Primehouses’ Executive Chef Rick Gresh is a busy busy man and for him “The holidays are always special to me as they signal another hard year in the kitchen that is almost over! I look forward to January when it’s time to start new and gain a fresh perspective on the coming year. I know I speak for many other chefs when I say that we definitely look forward to time off and relaxing before heading back to the kitchen. My top gift ideas for what to give the top chef (or amateur chef) in your life this holiday season.”



Intelligentsia Roasting Works Tour – If you’re looking for an interesting gift for a coffee lover, Intelligentsia’s Roasting Works Tour is the ideal gift. Offered for only $20, the tour includes tasting fresh roasted coffee and learning about their roasting process.

Southern BBQ tour – I love traveling in my spare time and nothing helps me rejuvenate than a trip, as long as it includes testing out new foods of course!


Caviar Gift Set – There’s nothing better to give than CAVIAR, the ultimate luxury gift.

Woodcraft gift card –  Another way I unwind is with my other passion – woodworking.  I love receiving gift cards from Woodcraft for my friends.

Private Island Getaway – Another great way to rest up after a busy year?  Enjoy a private island, sometimes you just have to get away!

Edward Wohl cutting boardEdward Wohl cutting boards are my favorite gifts to give other chefs for his or her home kitchens.

Kramer Knives – thanks to “Top Chef” everyone knows how important and personal knives are to a chef.  Look no further than Kramer Knives to gift your favorite chef.
Kramer Knives Rick Gresh Holiday gift guide

See Also

Brown Liquor of the Month Club – There’s nothing that can take the edge off a long work day than toasting with a fresh bottle of bourbon, delivered right to your door!

Tickets to a Rangers game – It’s no secret that the Rangers are my team of choice (sorry Blackhawks fans). For me, there’s no better way to relax with friends than taking in a Rangers game.

Trip to Bar and Books – Cigar smoking is definitely one of the best ways for me to unwind. Whenever I get to New York I always stop in Bar and Books, one of New York’s first true cigar bars. For my fellow cigar lovers, this is the place to go!

bar and books

Chica Custom Bike – What better way to end the year than with a new custom bike?


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