Our 2018 Staff-Recommended Holiday Gift Guide

7 Milwaukee gift ideas our staff hopes to unwrap this holiday season.

City of Milwaukee T-shirt from Orchard Street Apparel

“The only reason I haven’t already bought one of Orchard Street Apparel’s screen-printed tees is because I can’t decide which design I like best. But lately I’ve been feeling this gray, red and gold unisex option.”
Lindsey Anderson
Culture Editor

Black Friday Barrel-aged Stout from Lakefront Brewery

“If someone could wait in line at Lakefront Brewery the day after Thanksgiving to gift me a couple bottles of their Black Friday barrel-aged stout, that’d be great!”

Chris Drosner
Executive Editor

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12 oz Hydro Flask from Stone Creek Coffee

“I already have a 16 oz. Hydro Flask, and every day I fill it up and subsequently waste about a fourth of it. Mathematically, this smaller size makes a lot more sense. Aesthetically, I’d love to pour my Stone Creek brew into a matching vessel.”
Karisa Langlo
Digital Editor

Milwaukee Rowing Club Membership

“Because I love being out on the river, and I definitely need to work on my upper body (such as it is). Also, signing up for a warm-weather sport allows me to relax and put off the additional activity for at least a few months.”
Tom Tolan
Managing Editor

Candles from Milwaukee Candle Company

“My favorite is the Blood Orange and Mahogany. But they have a whole line inspired by smells from Milwaukee. Though thank God they didn’t do the sewer smell that permeates downtown sometimes. Milorganite?”
Paul John Higgins
Art Director

Tickets to See Bob Seger at Fiserv Forum

“I’d love for someone to buy me tickets to Bob Seger at Fiserv Forum (Jan 24, 2019). It’s Seger’s final tour, and it’s bound to be a good one. The new arena really has no bad seat in the house, so I’d even settle for some upper-decker tickets. I might not meet the typical Seger fan’s age demographic, but I really like that old time rock and roll.”
Katie Williams
Circulation Manager

Handmade Necklace from SimplistiCreations

“This wooden circle necklace made by Wauwatosa artisan Kat Richards is beautiful, unique and the perfect addition to any outfit!”
Alayna Pecora
Sales & Marketing Intern