Our 2017 Staff-Recommended Holiday Gift Guide

What presents are on our holiday lists? Books, a beer accessory and Wisco products aplenty.

Milwaukee City Plates

“NotNeutral’s relatively large city plates, which are colored with street maps of cities, have gift item written all over them. They’re reasonably priced and suitable for both eating and display.” 

Matt Hrodey
Senior Editor


On Duty, Not Driving print

“Reginald Baylor’s On Duty, Not Driving is a highlight of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection. And this print is just as beautiful as the original.”

Lindsey Anderson
Culture Editor

Photo by Adam Ryan Morris


Leather Bicycle Six Pack Caddy

“Brew City meets bikes. This leather six-pack caddy is the perfect way to transport your Fixed Gear on your fixed-gear.”

Rachel Stinebring
Senior Designer


BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts

“CIA-trained pastry chef Stella Parks has a lovably nerdy approach to technique.”

Ann Christenson
Dining Critic/Senior Editor


People’s Flag of Milwaukee

“A premium People’s Flag of Milwaukee, to fly on the city’s birthday (Jan. 31) and for the Brewers’ home opener. If my local pride is ever challenged, I’ll wrap myself in it.”
Tom Tolan
Managing Editor


Bracelets by Julie Schnoll

“A friend gave me a trio of bracelets made by local jewelry designer Julie Schnoll for my birthday, and I want to grow the collection. This gold and leather design is the object of my desire.”

Carole Nicksin


Milwaukee Skyline Table Lamp

“Light up someone’s life with a Milwaukee Skyline Table Lamp by Amin Konkada. He makes his lamps with handmade materials from suppliers he knows personally.”

Paul John Higgins
Art Director


Thrill Me by Benjamin Percy

“I missed out on Percy’s classes when he taught at Marquette University and I missed his Boswell Books appearance in August, too, but I won’t miss out on this book of essays on the craft of fiction!”

Karisa Langlo
Digital Editor

Koss Headphones

“There’s really nothing like digging into a design with a heavy beat streaming through the earholes. For me, it’s the sounds of Milwaukee’s own Ggoolldd blasting from Koss 540i wireless headphones that would really make my holiday.”

Brock Kaplan

‘With a Bow on Top’ appears in the December 2017 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

Find it on newsstands beginning November 27, or buy a copy at milwaukeemag.com/shop.

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.