WGN Chicago - Exploring trendy gifts for 2023

The Buzz On Gifts' Kelly checks in with WGN Chicago for gifts you'll want to see! Check them out:


Corico - Cherry Bowl

The Cherry Bowl is a two-piece porcelain ensemble that elegantly serves cherries while hiding the unsightly pits. The pit container is separate and bottomless for easy clean-up and it is all dishwasher safe! Works well for pistachios or shrimp cocktails too!

  • Elegant serving dish that hides those unsightly pits
  • Clever, Simple, Practical
  • Easy to clean
  • Dishwasher safe

    Price: $45.00 - Website: corico.com


    Nuttee Bean

    Ready for a savory, salty treat that is NUT FREE?! Sit back, relax and enjoy the delicious flavors by Nuttee Bean made from Fava Beans! Roasted to crunchy perfection, the Favalicious packs are allergy friendly and are vegan friendly, gluten-free, and high in fiber and protein! 

    • 3 Delicious flavors: Salt & Vinegar, Chili and Lime, Wasabi and Ginger!
    • Nutrition packed: 14 grams of protein and 16 grams of fiber!
    • Free from top allergens: NO peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, fish, shellfish, wheat, eggs, soy, gluten, mustard, and sesame!
    • Free from trans fats, artificial flavors, and added sugars!
    • Low sodium and high in flavor and crunch!

    Price: Starting at $29.99 (Each box contains 12 bags (2oz per bag)

    Website: https://nutteebean.com/ - Also available on Amazon! 


    YES Cacao - Bliss Out Chocolate Bar

    When you're feeling overwhelmed and too stressed to sleep well, YES Cacao’s Bliss Out Botanical Chocolate is here to quiet your mind and get your nervous system back on track. This pioneering brand uses only organic, raw cacao grown in soil that’s rich in minerals, watered by rain, and wild harvested from old-growth trees in the Ecuadorian jungle. Once they’ve paired it with the right adaptogens, superherbs, and botanicals, you’re privy to a chocolate experience that’s pure, potent, and tailored to your goal (like finding your zen or setting the mood for a relaxing Valentine’s Day). 

    • Safe to enjoy before sleep!
    • Crafted with organic, raw, wild-harvested cacao
    • Sweetened by CleanCane® to provide a greater medicinal nutrition profile
    • Mixed with superfoods, including:
      • Gaba - To help quiet the mind and dissolve stress (and it’s sleep-friendly!)
      • Blue Lotus - To help you access tranquility and relax into dreams
      • Kava - To help reduce anxiety and boost mood and cognitive function
    • Eat daily to reap the cumulative benefits!
    • Dark and nutty with a hint of vanilla

    Price: Starting at $27 - Website: yescacao.com/


    SLRRRP Gelatin Shots

    Elevate your parties by stocking up with SLRRRP single-serving gelatin shots! These smooth and tasty shooters are the world’s first plant-based gelatin shots. There’s no-prep, totally mess-free, and available in a wide array of taste bud-tingling flavors. Choose from fruit-flavored vodka, fruit-flavored malt liquor, or cinnamon whiskey! Match your colors to your team, put them on ice, and get ready to party!

    • Gelatin shots crafted with plant-based ingredients and premium alcohol
    • Choose from vodka, malt liquor, or cinnamon whiskey 
    • Vegetarian-friendly
    • Gluten-Free
    • Fruit Flavors: 13% alcohol for regular size (50ml) and 8% alcohol for minis (35ml)
    • Cinnamon Whiskey: 15% alcohol
    • 60 calories or less per shot!
    • 8.5g sugar or less per shot!

    Price: Starting at $10.99 - Website: slrrrp.com


    Pull Start Fire

    The chilly weather is in full swing, and there’s no better time than now to enjoy a cozy, outdoor fire the Pull Start Fire is a must-have for those looking for ease and simplicity. Don’t have matches or a lighter? Struggling with the wind or rain? No need to worry, this innovative product can easily spark flames under any and all harsh conditions! The Pull Start Fire is a pull-string firestarter that is non-toxic and made from natural materials. 

    • The fastest and easiest way to start a fire this winter
    • Pull Start Fire can get a cozy fire going in seconds
    • Pull Start Fire is so effective it can even light your damp, wet, frozen, or fresh-cut wood saving even more time! 
    • Windproof and Rainproof
    • Burns for over 30 minutes
    • Multiple built-in safety features

    Price Starting at $19.99  - Website: pullstartfire.com


    TableTopics - Couples Edition!

    Get the conversation going with your loved ones with TableTopics - Couples edition! Whether married for 50 years or just starting out, these refreshing questions will challenge and inspire a couple to learn something new about their partner and even themselves. It’s a fun way for couples to create meaningful conversations about the things that make them unique as individuals and the things that bond them as a couple. What started as a personal passion for great conversation has blossomed into America’s most popular conversation game.

    • Card poses a different question that helps you create the perfect mix of conversation
    • 4" x 4" x 4" acrylic cube
    • Themed Night conservation packages - Dinner Party, Girls' Night Out, Destinations, Book Club  
    • Different age groups & categories 
    • Travel Size Options 

    Website: www.tabletopics.com - Price: Starting at $25


    Gel Blaster

    Take the fun outdoors this winter! Gel Blaster Starfire blasts eco-friendly, glow-in-the-dark water-based Gellets which disintegrate on impact, leaving only a glowing trace behind. The water-based compound ensures a mess-free experience that will make all parents happy. 

    • Gel Blaster is no mess, non-toxic and eco-friendly. 
    • Gel Blaster gets kids off of screens. It's like video games in real life!
    • Their cost of ammo allows you to throw it at full speed with no regard for the price. Because they ship them dehydrated, a pack of 10,000 Gellets only costs $5!
    • Active, wholesome, family fun

    Price$68.00 (WALMART EXCLUSIVE)

    PLUS!! Make sure to check out their Surge XL Day N Night Too! ($98.00)

    Website: walmart.com


    Puffer Hug (Kids & Dogs)

    From chilly evening walks to trips to the dog park, keep your little loves cozy and warm with the Puffer Hug for Kids & Dogs! This stylish puffer scarf offers an extra bit of warmth when the winds start blowing while also providing the feeling of a comforting snuggle. 

    KIDS Version

    • Stay cozy & cute this winter
    • Durable puffer outside with super soft fleece inside
    • Wear it as a stylish scarf or draped under your outerwear
    • Oversized pockets keep hands warm & essentials tucked away
    • Choose from 4 colors for humans 
    • Red, Blue, Black, and Grey/Yellow 

    DOG Version

    • Doggy puffer scarf provides extra warmth and a touch of style
    • Includes decorative pockets
    • Detachable leather strap creates a customizable fit
    • Available in large and small sizes
    • Match it with the human version for a coordinated look when out on the town

    Price: Starting at $19.99 - Website:  pufferhug.com