Christmas shopping can be stressful, especially when you’re trying to fight crowds to pick up that perfect gift for everyone on your list. If you’re worrying about what to get who, don’t fret! We’ve got some ideas that will please even the hardest person to shop for! Navy Pier has tons of attractions and restaurants to offer, and they all make great gifts!
Treat that movie-goer on your list to the gift of IMAX! The IMAX Theatre at Navy Pier is a Chicago favorite, and movie lovers are drawn to the floor-to-ceiling screen. Sitting in the theatre with the movie on the giant IMAX screen before you makes you feel like you’re actually part of the movie! The movie lover on your Christmas list will definitely appreciate a gift card to see the latest blockbusters.
Have two entertainment lovers on your list? Grab a pair of tickets or a gift certificate to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater! The theater regularly puts on versions of classic Shakespearean plays with modern twists. Any theater or literature lover would enjoy a night out for a show! Ticket holders also get special discounts on dining and more, so be sure to let your theater lover know that they can make it into a date night.
What do you buy for a foodie? Food, of course! Navy Pier is home to some staple Chicago restaurants anyone would be happy to receive gift certificates for, such as the Billy Goat Tavern, Bubba Gump Shrimp, Harry Caray’s Tavern, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Capi’s Italian Kitchen, or Riva Crab House! Pick one or get a combination of cards that will really make that dining enthusiast smile.
Water lovers, dining fans, and boat fanatics would all be excited to get tickets for a dining cruise on one of the many boat lines that dock at the Pier! Every boat has its own style and character, so you’ll definitely be able to find the perfect one for that special person on your list. Take some time to check out the boats and pick up a gift certificate for the one that will make your loved one smile!
Don’t forget about giving the ultimate Christmas experience—Winter WonderFest! Although entry to the fest itself is free, activity wristbands can be purchased to enjoy all the rides and attractions like the Hot Cocoa Cups, the visit with Santa, the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Rink, and the indoor Ferris wheel! Winter WonderFest is open until January 12, so you can keep the Christmas wonder going far past the holiday.
We hope we’ve made your Christmas shopping list a little shorter with these ideas! Happy holidays!