Gift Guides 2017: Ditch Day Andersonville


Ferris Bueller had the right idea when he decided to take the day off. You won’t need any voodoo economics to purchase the items on this ditch day gift guide. Unlock the puzzle to your own escape room into Andersonville!

The Coffee Studio swell traveler and tumbler

Any great adventure needs great coffee. Start the day at The Coffee Studio and pick up a Swell Traveler Tumbler filled to the brim by this local coffee shop gem.


Before you officially start exploring, perhaps brush up on your Andersonville landmarks – over 70 locations are artfully depicted in this 17 x 19 Andersonville art print, available from the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce.

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Whether it’s strength of character, strength of conviction, a strong will, a strong mind, physical strength, or all of the above; own it! This Girl Strong t-shirt from Orange Shoe Personal Fitness will help set your mind straight for a day of Andersonville adventuring!

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The best way to spend a day out of the office is eating your way through two cultural cuisines right in your own backyard! The Chicago Food Ways gift certificate will give you access to the Saigon to Stockholm tour, exploring both the Asian and Swedish influences that border Uptown and Andersonville.

Revive Spa Gift Card

Let’s face it. Any day warrants a ditch day if there is a massage involved. Treat yourself with a session at Andersonville’s Revive Massage Therapy & Spa.

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Ever thought you’d be the next Ginger Rogers? Fancy yourself with jazz shoes and moves? Gus Giordano Dance School wants you to take the leap with a gift certificate to classes. It’s never too late to start! GUS Gift Certificate special: Purchase a $25 certificate for only $20! Certificate can be used for Summer Camps, Summer Intensives and Gus Merchandise. Limit 2 per person.

Steep Theatre Gift Certificate 2

After you spend the day exploring all that Andersonville has to offer, spend your evening getting to know our local theatre scene with at trip to Steep Theatre‘s latest production.

Vincent Gift Card

Cap off the evening and grab the best Hendricks martini with Brian the bartender at the bistro around the corner, better known as Andersonville’s Vincent Restaurant.

The Guesthouse Gift Certificate

And if you really want to play hookey for more than a day, consider an overnight at Andersonville’s The Guesthouse Hotel. Word on the street is that they even serve an afternoon tea!

Please bring your gifts to our wrapping events at George’s Ice Cream and Sweets on 12/8 and 12/22 during Andersonville Late Nights. All the wrapping paper, tape and scissors will be available!