Throughout the Midwest, when it comes to the most populous state in the area, it is Illinois that holds the title, and serving as the fifth most populous state in the nation. Accommodating a rather large, unique population, the state balances its inhabitants throughout the immense suburbs of Chicago; rural kingdoms; diminutive industrial-minded cities; plentiful mineral and natural settings of the south; and the agricultural havens situated in the central and western regions of Illinois. All of these varied economic endeavors make the state quite the versatile bundle of achievement within the United States.
Throughout Illinois, there are numerous indoor and outdoor learning pursuits that make great themes for a state-related gift basket. While some of the best museums in the world are thought to reside in Chicago, Illinois, there are many other worthy examples to draw upon besides the John G. Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Science and Industry.
For example, the Burpee Museum of Natural History located in Rockford offers a wealth of interesting exhibits, such as a T-Rex skeleton; insects and amphibians from the past; unusual rocks, gems, and minerals; and live animals situated in the Children’s Gallery. A Natural History Exploration gift basket may include tickets to this particular attraction, as well as an assortment of paleontology-, geology-, biology-, or Native American-related items.
Illinois is home to an infinite number of parks that include protected locations, such as the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.A Picnic in the Park gift basket is perfect for hikers, walkers, or sightseers exploring the Illinois park system. Items to consider adding may include a variety of cheeses, crackers, meats, fruits, nuts, jams, jellies, utensils, beverages, and other edible goodies.
When it comes to satisfying a sports enthusiast, looking for gift basket ideas dealing with Illinois sports teams is not a hard task to achieve. An assortment of well known and respected professional sports teams reside in the state, including the Chicago Cubs, who conduct their rivalries in the second-oldest major league stadium in the nation. Additional sports themes to explore include the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, and the winners of six NBA championships during the 1990s, the infamous Chicago Bulls.
Since jerseys are a popular item of clothing on the sports scene, a gift basket showcasing one as the main object of desire can attract the attention of a true fan. Additional accessories may accompany the arrangement including wristbands, headbands, inflatable balls, signature hockey pucks, pencils, magnets, and decorative glassware.