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Matcha - Uji, Japan

Holiday Gift Guide

Shop Small and Local

Support small businesses this holiday season! A great way to do this is by scheduling shopping outings with your friends and family.  Like here in Chicago, many communities have shopping districts full of great local businesses.  If you're lucky, you may also have a thriving makers market scene.  Search for these in your hometown and show them some love this holiday season.


SUGOi Sweets + Chocolate Shop (West Town - Chicago) 

Find us every weekend at our shop in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.  Step inside from a day of shopping nearby record stores / galleries / gift shops / etc. and treat yourself to our assortment of goodies.  We open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and a few additional days for the holidays.  If you have not been in the shop recently you will find a bunch of new goodies (ice cream, matcha, tea accessories, and more).  


Holiday Shipping Information

We exclusively ship with UPS throughout the holiday season.  You can always check the 'Shipping Info' link on our website for the latest updates, but UPS has provided their "Year-End Holiday Schedule" (link here) as a good reference for planning your shipments.  Please order and plan accordingly. 

Their recommended last days to ship for December 23rd delivery are as follows: Next Day Air services (December 21); 2nd Day Air services (December 20) and UPS Ground varies. We recommend Ground deliveries outside your region (for us that would be the upper Midwest / Chicago area) go out the week of December 1th, while more local deliveries should have success if sent Monday, December 18th. 

See what you want in the online store but want it shipped later?  Just let us know in the notes of the order and we will ship it out when you request.  

Chicago Area... you can order online and pick it up in our store.   


Special Holiday Items

Holiday Box Dressing.  This holiday season our box of 12 and 24 bonbons will be dressed up in holiday style (see photo). Note, this addition will be automatic on all orders placed / shipped in December.  They are easily removable if you prefer not to have them. 

Bonbon Box Subscriptions.  A few years ago some of our customers reached out to create a subscription of bonbon boxes as gifts.  Its such a great gift idea we "officially" added this to our options last year and are bringing it back again.  Details can be found on the product page, but it is basically a three-month bonbon box subscription (December - February) with a different collection of bonbons going out each month.  

Digital Gift Cards.  We also have a digital gift card this holiday season.  See the product page for details on denominations and delivery.  

Others Items.  Chef Elle is working hard to update inventory on all products while also creating a few unique holiday items (e.g. peppermint bark). Keep an eye out on our Instagram account for these announcements.    


Recommended Gift Ideas

This year we have an assortment of goodies from around the world and a new collection of tea and tea accessories.  Check out our entire collection of perfect stocking stuffers (thinking malt balls and tea), and new Chef Elle recommendations from some creative makers like FOSSA chocolate in Singapore and the beautifully designed holiday box from Iceland's Omnom.