Milwaukee Gift Guide

The Milwaukee-Lover’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Home is where the heart is, and these gifts are the perfect go-tos for your friends and family who love to call Cream City “home.”

For the beer lover

It’s no secret that beer is an integral part of Wisconsin’s culture. Any cerevisaphile will love flipping through the glossy pages of the State of Craft Beer book, filled with photos and stories showcasing the Wisconsin craft beer industry.

Or, give your favorite beer-lover a chance to show off all of the Wisconsin beers they’ve tried with this Wisconsin beer cap map, which serves as an awesome piece of wall art. Also available at Brew City Beer Gear (240 N. Milwaukee St. #201).

“State of Craft Beer” Book, $45 at Photo by Buddy Wilinski
Beer Cap State Map, $39. Photo by Jesse Darley

For the cheese head

Unless your loved one suffers from a dairy intolerance, you really can’t go wrong with the gift of cheese. The Wisconsin Cheese Mart (215 W. Highland Ave.) offers a supreme sampler gift box packed with three types of cheeses, Usinger’s summer sausage, four Wisconsin mustards and four mini cow pies.

Round out your cheese-themed gift with the opportunity to learn all about the cheese-making process with a Clock Shadow Creamery cheese factory tour (138 W. Bruce St.).

Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Cheese Mart
Photo by Bo Willls

For the fashionista

The stylish one on your list will adore this chic Wisconsin necklace (which comes in both gold and silver) or this limited edition “Celebritee,” a design created every two months by a woman of influence in Milwaukee. Both are sold at Lizzibeth (330 W. Menomonee St.). 

WI State Necklace, $22. Photo courtesy of Lizzibeth
Jen’s Celebritee, $32. Photo courtesy of Lizzibeth

For the foodie

Local foodies will be happy to carry JettSet Local’s 2018 Foodie Flight Passport around with them as they explore 28 locally-owned restaurants in Milwaukee’s North Shore area, saving money along the way. Passport holders save $10 off a $25 purchase or $5 off a $15 purchase at each of the restaurants. This means the $30 passport has a $260 value.

Those who prefer to dine at home will appreciate Household Primitives’ Milwaukee-themed cutting board, sold at MOD GEN (211 N. Broadway). 

Jettset Local Foodie Flight, $25. Photo courtesy of JettSet Local
Household Primitives Milwaukee Cutting Board, $37.95. Photo courtesy of MOD GEN




Elisabeth Wallock is a contributing digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. She graduated from Colorado State University and has interned at Marie Claire in New York and Urban Outfitters in London.