Budget gift for a budget couple in Chicago from her budget cousin
February 10, 2012 6:57 PM Subscribe
[Chicago gift filter] What $50 gift can I buy online for a sorta-broke, semi-newlywed-ish, crazy-busy couple in Chicago?
posted by mostly vowels to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am a total poopy-head who neglected to get Christmas gifts for my cousin (whom I'm very close with) and her newish-husband. So I've resolved to get them a Valentines gift. In the past when we both lived in the same city during college, I'd usually get them a gift certificate for our local movie theater so they could go on a "real date". Now, they live in Chicago, and I'm in New Orleans, and I have no clue what would be a good, similar gift to get them.
--Gift needs to be something I can buy online and either have sent to them directly or emailed. I'm broke myself, so $50 is about as much as I can swing.
--Preferably a gift certificate. They are in a big apartment building so I'm antsy about how they could receive a big delivered package.
--They live pretty close to Lincoln Park Zoo, so anything that's within reasonable walking/very short drive is ideal.
--I looked at the Lettuce Entertain You GC. I get the vibe this has sort of a chainy flavor, which I'm not against but not sure if it's right for this situation. Any ideas on this are welcome. But I really like the idea of location flexibility, rather than being locked into one restaurant or one venue.
--They don't need any more newlywed kitchen or household stuff, that's covered.
--He is an architect, she is getting her master's in nursing. They both have pretty nutty schedules.
--I'm leaning towards something date-y they can use, because I don't think they spend much money treating themselves to nights out and they totally deserve it. On the other hand, they are slightly homebody-ish, so having to don a tux and formal wear for anything I get them is not the effect I'm going for.