Photo: Gary Ashley of The Wedding Artists Collective
Despite all of the planning and revelry surrounding your wedding, it's really about two people beginning their life together. Show your groom you can't wait to begin that journey with a thoughtful, romantic gift just from you to him. Below are some unique ideas for finding that extra special gift for your husband-to-be.
If your groom is into dressing his best, he'll definitely appreciate a sartorially-inspired gift. Opt for a personal styling appointment from Trunk Club at their swanky Chicago headquarters, where the company's in-house stylists will outfit your man in head-to-toe amazing looks. You can also check out the Rag & Bone men's store that recently opened in River North. The brand offers cool-guy threads as well as perfectly distressed shoes, bags, and other leather goods.
Who says spas are for ladies only? Treat your guy to a day of (manly) pampering with services Cowshed Spa located inside the posh Soho House Chicago. Choose a la carte services or give your guy a full-on luxury grooming treatment with the spa's signature products. You can also find amazing man-pampering products at The Art of Shaving in the Shops at North Bridge.
Find the perfect tech toy for your gadget-loving groom over at brand new, multi-story Verizon mega store on Michigan Avenue. Find him that amazing pair of headphones, sleek portable speaker, or even a brand new smartphone. If he prefers gadgets that are a bit less tech-driven, pick him up a coveted Shinola watch or custom bicycle at the Detroit brand's store in Wicker Park.
For the guy who loves a good adventure, opt for a gift membership to Brooklyn Boulders. The two of you can scale the indoor climbing wall together, or watch him take a class while you hang at their Beta café and workspace.
Chicago is known for its beer scene, so get your brew-loving betrothed in on the action with home brewing classes at Brew Camp in Lincoln Square. The small homebrew shop also throws private parties if you want to treat your groom to a one-of-a-kind experience he can share with his friends.