No matter where you go in Wisconsin, you’ll discover interesting retailers and unique shops where you can find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Here’s a look at just a few places to explore across the state.
If you’re in Wisconsin’s Northwoods this winter, you’ll find charming shops throughout Vilas County’s welcoming communities, including Boulder Junction Trading Company in downtown Boulder Junction, The Hiker Box in Eagle River, and The Lake House in Manitowish Waters.
In neighboring Oneida County, you’ll find great retail options in Minocqua, Rhinelander, Three Lakes, and Tomahawk. Stop at The Hodag Store in Rhinelander to learn about the town’s most famous mythical resident or pick up unique gifts at Standard Mercantile in Tomahawk, the Three Lakes Cheese Haus in Three Lakes, and A La Carte in the Minocqua Area.
On the shores of Lake Michigan in eastern Wisconsin, the cities of Manitowoc and Two Rivers offer outstanding holiday shopping opportunities where you can find something for everyone on your list. Schroeder’s Department Store in Manitowoc has been family owned for more than 130 years and sells apparel, specialty foods, and other gifts. Find sweets treats for that special someone at Beerntsen’s Confectionary in Manitowoc or Renee’s Chocolates in Two Rivers.
Marshfield’s historic downtown is filled with eclectic antique shops like Silent Crow Antiques, as well as specialty stores like Good Day Sunshine Record Shop and Thimbleberry Books. If you’re looking for specialty foods, try Weber’s Farm Store or Nasonville Dairy.
The capital city of Madison is home to several great holiday shopping options, from shopping centers like Hilldale and Greenway Station (in neighboring Middleton) to retail districts like the State Street pedestrian mall and the artsy Monroe Street corridor near the UW-Madison campus.
In Milwaukee and the surrounding suburbs, shoppers will find boutiques and notable retailers at shopping centers like Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa and Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.