July 4th is one of our favorite party days around here at Block 37. Firstly, the color palette is already done for you (thanks, Uncle Sam) and secondly, you get to eat, drink, and watch colorful explosions in the sky with friends, family, and patriotic strangers. What’s not to love?
The trendy urban explorer, the sports enthusiast, the classic smart-casual dad, the little Bulls fan and the millennial Chicago teenager. What do all of the above have in common? You can find the perfect gifts for all of them all in the heart of the LOOP, at Block 37.
Our varied selection offers holiday gift ideas ranging from small tokens of appreciation that won’t break the bank to impressive standout pieces (in case you’re going for the wow factor), plus a whole lot in between.
Is he an avid traveler? For $225 you can get him a World Map Leather Travel Bag, or choose the $85 Vintage Canvas Backpack – both from Iridium and ready for anything.
When it comes to staying warm in the Windy City, men have different styles and preferences. Zara Men at Block 37 has a cashmere scarf you can get for $99, for a splash of color to compliment an otherwise grey, beige or brown outfit. More of a cotton person, but still occasionally brave enough for color? Steve Madden has a two faced eyelash fringe scarf, with one plaid side for the more monochrome days, on sale for $33. No look is complete without perfect grooming. Luckily, Sephora at Block 37 has tons of great gifts for men, including the $35 Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit for your favorite bearded hipster type.
For the serious sports fanatic, neck-warmers showing allegiance to the Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Bears or Bulls are available at Clark Street Sports for just $25. Young fans with NBA dreams will love the Chicago Bulls pajamas, available at Clark Street Sports for $20.
Getting the head of the family a hat always seems appropriate. If he fancies the Brits, grab a Structured Newsboy Cap for $20. The family teenager will be all in on a Two-tone Knit Hat for $30 – both hats available from Zara at Block 37.
Does Dad have everything? A new watch will always make him happy, especially if it’s the Moto 360 Android smartwatch starting at $299. Customize his watch to perfection at the brand new Moto Shop: the first-ever Motorola experiential boutique in the heart of Chicago. Or if he’s more traditional, choose the great looking Square Dual Time Multi Function timeless timepiece, available for $150 at Dakota Watch Company.
Going for the element of surprise? Treat him to dinner and a movie with a gift card to our brand new AMC Dine In Theatre. “I don’t like Ray Bans” said no one, ever. Aviator/Pilot sunshades are available at Sunglass Hut for $200, in a variety of color schemes.
Give a gift of sophisticated culture from the Chicago Design Museum Store at Block 37. OK, maybe sophisticated isn’t the right word for the Cards Against Humanity Design Pack. But at just $10, they are priced right and loads of NSFW fun. Speaking of amazing design, these Bucketfeet kicks on sale at Block 37 for $47 will have your favorite millennial male stepping in style.
Naturally, these are just the holiday highlights. Explore Block 37 for more merry and manly gift ideas.