Your Official Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide

We gathered 19 amazing gift ideas that support businesses in our community.

1. Wisconsin Native Women’s Hoodie and Joggers


These Wisconsin Native Women’s Hoodie and Joggers are thoughtfully made with uniquely soft fabrics and a feminine, yet relaxed fit to keep you feeling and looking good in your comfiest. The products are proudly designed and decorated in Milwaukee. Buy here

2. Total Milwaukeean Bundle


Made for your favorite Milwaukeeans, inspired by a Milwaukeean’s favorite Bloody Mary. The Total Milwaukeean Bundle features a retro ringer tee, long-sleeve crewneck, winter beanie and 4-pack of the Lowlands Group’s famous Bloody glasses. It’s the perfect gift for anyone looking to rep a little hometown pride. Buy here

3. Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival Ornament Collection

$19.95-$24.95 | MILWAUKEE DOWNTOWN, BID #21

This holiday season, gift a piece of the city with the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival ornament collection. Hand-carved by local artist Andrew Schumann and cast in pewter, choose from over 20 downtown landmarks. The 2021 Warner Marquee edition is available for $19.95. Past editions are available for $24.95. Buy here

4. $100 Bartolotta Restaurant Gift Card (& $20 Holiday Bonus)


Rather than giving a physical gift, why not give an experience to those on your holiday shopping list (and get something back in return)? The Bartolotta Restaurants are offering a $20 Holiday Bonus for every $100 purchased in gift cards or egifts. You give the gift of a night out at a Bartolotta restaurant, and get a $20 Holiday Bonus to use on a dinner at a participating location in 2022. Some restrictions apply. Buy here

5. City Tins


The one-size-fits-all gift is back. Inside every tin are 20+ coaster gift cards, each worth $5-$10 off your $25 tab at the featured locally-owned venue. That’s up to a $200 value in every clever little tin for only $30.There are nine tins to choose from serving up the best your city has to order. Happy Dining! Buy here

6. Shop Road America


This one’s for the car guy. Made in Spain, Dario Beltran shirts feature unique patterns including this Grand Prix inspired design. The Road America Paddock Shop offers a wonderful variety of apparel, wall art, barware and more for car and motorsports enthusiasts. Colorful holiday gift sets are a great one-size-fits-all option. Buy here

7. The Brown Bottle Restaurant & Bar


Located in the heart of Schlitz Park, the Brown Bottle serves lunch and dinner in the historic dining room and bar, which was the Schlitz tasting room beginning in 1938. The menu features burgers, scallops, and innovative shareable plates. The bar highlights signature cocktails and, of course, Schlitz beer. Buy here

8. Aspen True Cashmere Cardigan 

$319-$469 | FAYE’S

Aspen True cardigans, capes, and dusters are Faye’s most sought after gifts this holiday season. Designed in Denver of 100% cashmere with detachable fur details, these entrance-making pieces elevate any outfit. Aspen True is available in-store and online. Most are one size. Buy here

9. Buckatabon Old Fashioned Gift Pack


Keep it old fashioned this holiday season with the iconic cocktail Wisconsinites know and love. Buckatabon’s Old Fashioned Gift Pack comes with all the fixings for a cup of Christmas cheer, including exclusive Buckatabon Brandy made by Central Standard. Visit the restaurant in the Tosa Village to purchase this bundle. Buy here

10. MIAD Holiday Sale


Shop one-of-a-kind creations by students and alumni at this annual sale. Preview Night is Dec. 2 from 6-9 p.m.; admission is $10. Free admission is Dec. 3 from 5-9 p.m. and Dec. 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the artists/designers and MIAD student scholarships. Buy here

11. Milwaukee Magazine Holiday Sale

$9.50-$18 | Milwaukee Magazine

Give the gift of Milwaukee Magazine at 50% off the regular rate!  Each month when your gift recipient’s issue arrives in the mail, they’ll be reminded of you and your generosity.  Milwaukee Magazine’s Holiday Sale runs now through the end of the year! Buy here

12. Very Merry Bavarian


Make an impression with a festive authentic Bavarian soft pretzel gift! Free shipping is available on qualified orders and each gift comes with delicious pretzels ready to heat at home and an assortment of dips. All natural, preservative free and made using a traditional Bavarian recipe. Make your holiday season Bavarian and Bright! Buy here

13. Voyage to the Deep


This holiday season, give the gift of underwater learning and adventure. Travel 20,000 leagues under the sea at Milwaukee Public Museum’s new, interactive exhibit designed for kids! Make your reservation today to discover the ocean’s wonders. The exhibit is free to Museum members. Buy here

14. SKN BAR RX Gift Card


Glow into the New Year. Whether it be for a bride, mother, friend or spouse looking for a little extra TLC – our medically directed team of aesthetic professionals place a priority on customized results leading to healthy, radiant skin. Visible results are just a SKN BAR gift card away! Buy here

15. Shopping & Dining Experiences on Silver Spring Drive


The Merchants of Whitefish Bay invite you to join us for the MAGIC of the Holiday Stroll parade on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at 6 p.m. to kick off the holiday season.  Celebrate Black Friday (Nov. 26) and Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27) with in-store promotions amazing buys all season long. Shop + Dine + Explore! Buy here

16. Widmer’s Cheese Gift Box A


The Widmer’s Cheese Cellars Gift Box A includes a 14 Ounce Mild Brick, 15 Ounce Pepper Cheddar, 14 Ounce Colby Cheese, 15 Ounce Matterhorn Alpine Cheddar, 15 Ounce Mild Cheddar Cheese, 8 Ounce Widmer’s Aged Brick Spread and a 1 Pound Summer Sausage. No holiday cheese assortment would be complete without authentic cheddar, and this one from Widmer Cheese Cellars is as good as it gets. Buy here

17. Nora Fleming Collection


Nora Fleming is a collection of serving platters and dishes that can be customized with a small decorative piece called a “mini” based on the holiday or occasion. All the bases are a beautiful blank canvas which allows you to customize your holiday table and create special memories! It also helps to minimize the number of seasonal serving pieces you need yet keeps things fun and interesting! Items from this collection also make for a lovely gift. Buy here

18. Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, The Thirsty Duck, Zisters, Hermanas 


ZRG Restaurant Group strives to provide a safe, fun, and comfortable environment at all five of their locations. The restaurants provide fresh homemade cuisines and handcrafted cocktails for any get together or special occasion. Buy here.  

19. Holiday Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel Gift Cards


The perfect gift with no delays! Give the gift of luxurious accommodations with an artful twist this holiday season and experience all that Saint Kate has to offer! Purchase Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel Gift Cards for $100 at the hotel or online and receive a $25 Promotional Bonus Gift Card.  Buy here.