Given all we have been through over the past two years, one thing is certain: supporting our local communities and brick-and-mortar stores is more important than ever before! Before that Christmas rush kicks in and you find yourself rushing to those big box stores or navigating to Amazon for those last-minute gifts, we urge you to slow down and SHOP SMALL!
To make it extra simple for you, our team has put together our 2021 Edition of our annual Local Holiday Gift Guide, showcasing our favorite Wisconsin-based businesses by category. Shopping small truly makes a difference in the lives of so many. And as a small business ourselves, we want to extend a huge THANK YOU for your continued support and for supporting all of these incredible establishments right along with us.
Home Goods & Plants
The cold and dark winter months here in the Midwest can be tough to get through! Brighten up your space with a new plant from Wildewood, or floral subscription from daffodil*parker.
Lily’s Mercantile & Makery (Belleville, WI)
Daffodil Parker (Madison, WI)
Dune Gift & Home (Stoughton, WI)
Wisconsin Candle Company (Waunakee, WI)
Welch Candle Company (Madison, WI)
Grasshopper Goods (Stoughton, WI)
Good Day Shop (Madison, WI)
Hutch + Hide (New Glarus, WI)
Brenda’s blumenladen (New Glarus, WI)
Wildewood (Madison, WI)
Food & Drink
Gift cards to local restaurants and coffee shops are incredibly helpful for the business, and useful for the one you bought for! Purchasing gift cards may seem impersonal, but when well-intentioned and paired with another small treat, it is a great way to immediately support these local shops, AND gift somebody a delicious meal or treat when they need it most! Many of these shops also offer unique pairings for your favorite foodie or coffee lover.
Forage Kitchen (Madison, WI)
Madison Chocolate Company (Madison, WI)
Wonderstate Coffee (Madison, WI)
Fromagination (Madison, WI)
Crossroads Coffeehouse (Cross Plains, WI)
Miggy’s Bakes (Madison, WI)
Looking for the perfect outfit or accessories for your holiday party look? Or perhaps a cozy sweater or scarf to curl up in on the couch? Check out some of our favorite local boutiques for immediate, stylish items we know you’ll love! (Because we love ’em, too!)
LMC Boutique (Madison, WI)
Cosa Boutique (Fitchburg, WI)
Railroad Street Boutique (New Glarus, WI)
Beauty & Self Care
When an extra bit of pampering calls, we recommend heading to Arch for some skincare, a fresh blowout and beauty items, or a gift card to your favorite spa. (Also a fantastic treat for the working moms and caregivers in your life!)
Arch Apothecary (Madison, Wi & Milwaukee, WI)
Kneaded Relief Day Spa (Fitchburg, WI)
Health & Fitness
We know how important movement is to our physical and mental health, especially in these tough times. With restrictions on gyms, new work from home routines, and colder weather coming, it can be difficult to find creative ways to sweat. We suggest making it easy on yourself with a class pack from The Barre Code! For the dancer or creative in your life that needs an additional outlet, we recommend class packs from Barrio Dance.
The Barre Code (Madison, WI)
Schupp Chiropractic & Sports Injuries (Madison, WI) – visit Dr. Easley! 😉
For the Kiddos
Our team has had so many babies join the Elevate family over the last year! Below are some of our favorite baby/children shops to find the perfect gift for those littler besties in our lives.
Satara Home & Baby (Madison, WI)
Traditional Children’s Market (Middleton, WI)
If shopping in person isn’t in the cards for you this year, that’s okay too – there are a myriad of ways you can support! We know first hand how meaningful a kind review, a shoutout on Instagram, or a referral to friends and family can be – all incredible ways to cheer for your favorites businesses without costs! We have shared a few of our favorite ways to support local businesses below but before we go, thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts, for being a part of our community and shopping small! It means the world.