Hannah Claus local business holiday gift guide

Instead of worrying about your gifts arriving in time for Christmas this year because of the "supply chain" how about supporting local? It's always important that we support our local businesses but it's becoming even more vital. I try my hardest to patronize them as much as I can and have had many wonderful experiences so wanted to share them with you as well! See below for the Hannah Claus local business holiday gift guide and if you have any to add to the list you can message me on Facebook or Instagram (Hannah Radio Show).

  • Chiapetta Shoes
    • I went to high school with Nick and Tony and am really impressed with their store. They put their heart and soul into the business and it shows. Good quality shoes go a long way and they've got lots of other fun gift ideas too! A gift card is a great option as well.
  • Evolution Hair Studio
    • This is where I get my hair done and I love it. Patty is a great stylist but also a wonderful person! Give someone the gift of great hair this year and they will be SO happy!
  • Fairways of Woodside
    • I took golf lessons here with Chris and he was awesome. This would make a great gift for a golf lover in your life or someone who has been wanting to get into it. You can purchase gift cards, time on their TrackMan simulators, new clubs, etc.
  • Freebird Boutique
    • This is a boutique near my house and I just love it. I've gotten so many cute outfits and accessories here. It's loaded with creative gift ideas you won't find any place else.
  • ILoveKickboxing Brookfield
    • I've taken a few kickboxing classes here and loved it. They care so much about their members and really want to help you on your fitness journey. It's a great gift idea for someone who's been throwing around the idea of trying it but never does. Give them the little push they need!
  • L'BRI Pure n' Natural
    • My aunt Liz is an expert when it comes to skin care. I've been using L'BRI skin care for a long time and just love it. Their lotion is fantastic too! If you're looking for a nice skin care or makeup gift package she can definitely set you up with the perfect one!
  • Mander Collision and Glass
    • We've all got those little issues with our vehicle that aren't that bad so we just deal with it but in reality would love to get them fixed. This is a family run business who really cares about their customers and is very reputable offering lots of different services.
  • Meg McKenzie Photography
    • There's hardly a better photographer around. Meg does amazing work and puts everything she has into her photo shoots. She is super creative and works well with all types of people whether you've got kids or are a little camera shy. Giving someone the gift of capturing cherished memories will be hard to beat!
  • Milwaukee County Zoo
    • We truly have one of the best zoos. Zoo tickets or even a Zoo pass would make a great gift. I know quite a few people that have gotten zoo passes as a gift and loved it!
  • O&H Danish Bakery
    • Nothing puts a smile on someone's face faster than delicious baked goods! I grew up in Racine and can assure you their Kringle is absolutely delicious. You could buy someone a Kringle gift package or sign them up for Kringle of the Month Club. They have lots of other delicious bakery as well and do ship!
  • Otto's Wine & Spirits
    • This is one of the best options when it comes to holiday gift giving. You can never go wrong with a nice bottle of wine, fun craft beer or quality spirits and if you're just not sure what to get someone, the staff at Otto's Wine & Spirits is very knowledgeable and can help you out!
  • Princeton Club of New Berlin
    • This is one of my favorite places in the world. I've been a member of the Princeton Club of New Berlin for about 10 years now and I just love it there. Their classes and instructors are awesome, their personal trainers are matched by none and the members are the best! This would be a great gift for someone interested in starting their fitness journey. They also have a fun pool outside in the summer too!
  • Sew 'n Save
    • I absolutely love this store. In fact this is where I got my sewing machine! The owner Jim is such a good person, I literally can't say enough wonderful things about him. They have an incredible selection of sewing machines, fabric, kits, yarn and more. The staff is all so friendly and helpful; I have the most wonderful experience every time I go there!
  • Winkie's Hallmark & Gifts
    • I've been talking about how much I love Winkie's Hallmark & Gifts for years and that hasn't changed. They're probably one of the best places for gifts because they just have so much and it's all stuff you don't find any place else.
  • Wisconsin State Fair
    • There's nothing like unwrapping a State Fair ornament! I've got a few of them on my tree and everyone always comments on how great they are! Whether it's tickets, an ornament or some of their fairwear, State Fair has something for everyone on your list!

Send me your favorite local businesses and I'd be happy to add them to the list. Message me on Facebook or Instagram.

Local Businesses submitted by YOU!

  • B-Lazy Diner
    • This is a great little restaurant in Wind Lake. Their food is delicious and they always have such fun dessert specials to go along with each holiday. The owners give so much back to their community as well!
  • Batter Bakery
    • Batter Bakery is all about custom cakes and desserts and one visit to Brittany's website will have you blown away. What started as a hobby grew into so much more and they currently offer cakes, cupcakes, cakesicles and catered tea services.
  • Beans and Barley
    • What people don't know is that this cute, little restaurant and grocery store on North Ave in Milwaukee, is actually a really good gift spot! They have quirky little things - local and not - that you can find for that really hard person to buy for because it's unique. Whether you're looking for local beer in one spot or some sort of fun teas, incense or stationary, Beans & Barley is worth a stop!
    • Another great boutique but this time catered a little more towards men! They have grooming, apothecary, apparel, glassware, candles, jewelry, art, bags and so much more!
  • CORA Salon & Spa
    • Treat yourself or a loved one this holiday season with salon services like eyelash extensions, facials, henna brows and more! CORA is located in Avenue M Salon and Spa in Milwaukee.
  • Elements Unleashed
    • Elements Unleashed is a fun and unique fashion boutique in Cedarburg. One look at their website and you'll find plenty you want to buy!
  • Glorioso's Italian Market
    • While this isn't a "gift shop" it is a favorite spot for many in Milwaukee. This little Italian market is the perfect spot to pick up some fresh pasta, wine and the DESSERTS! Maybe consider getting a hostess gift or purchasing the supplies for your holiday dinners here!
  • Inspired Events of Wisconsin
    • Their passion is to see the event you've been dreaming of come to life from Weddings and Birthday parties to Corporate events and everything in between. During the holiday season though they are putting together these super cute gift baskets you can give as gifts. They'll customize them for anyone on your list!
  • Kasey's Closet Boutique
    • Located in Brookfield, WI Kasey's Closet is loaded with all kinds of different styles and extended sizes. You can even book a private shopping experience with snacks!
  • Mission Road Boutique/The Well
    • After spending just a few minutes on their website I already found so many cute things! From apparel and jewelry to home goods and gourmet foods you can definitely find something for everyone on your list!
    • Contemporary general store stocking stylish homeware and a large houseplant selection.
  • Reflector Brand Athletic Apparel
    • Keeping athletes safe is the core focus for Reflector. They sell brightly colored tops with reflective designs and Wisconsin focus. Great for anyone who spends time walking, running or exercising outside especially right now when it gets dark so early!
  • Roost Mercantile
    • Another one of those great little boutiques in Pewaukee that you wouldn't know about unless you were told to take a slight curve. Created to showcase local artisans and vendors, Roost has a ton of stuff to tickle your fancy like jewelry, tea, decor and more! It's always changing!
  • Smiley Barn
    • I don't care if you're an adult, there is always time for a toy store! And this is so cool because the Smiley Barn has just about every type of toy you can think of. They have a great selection of thinking games, outdoor fun, puzzles and old school candy! It's such a fun place to be.
  • Snowflaking
    • Snowflaking sells real Wisconsin snowflakes that are fossilized and photographed and made into lovely one-of-a-kind gifts that are affordable!
  • Supra Sneakers
    • This is a small business located in Madison owned by a young entrepreneur. How cool would those Wisconsin sneakers be for someone on your list!
  • Sweet! Hot Cocoa & More
    • April and Scott started Sweet! Cocoa and more because they wanted a healthier alternative to hot cocoa. They use all natural ingredients including sugars which are plant based and even have coca that is vegan, keto/paleo and diabetic friendly. I've tried a few of their 50 flavors and loved them all!
  • The Local Collective
    • The Local Collective is located in downtown Hartford and is owned by Kayla who dreamed of opening the store for many years. They offer great handmade items from over 75 local makers and artists including apparel, candles, mugs, home décor, pottery, jewelry and so much more!
  • The Wax Wing
    • All great, locally produced products! Whether you need cards, candles, leather goods, clothes, artwork, jewelry...you could get lost in this place forever and it's really cool to see what talent Milwaukee has.
  • This & That at The Mill
    • This & That at The Mill is a mix of artisans who lovingly create some truly amazing pieces. Their space is full of finely crafted furniture, home décor, glass art, accessories, jewelry and so much more! They even have events and classes to check out!
  • Two Mikes Art Factory
    • Kristy and Kelly are all about brining out your inner artist. They have creative kits that can be delivered right to your doorstep so you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. The kits make crafting easy and you get to avoid long lines at the store and no-guess work on how much you need to complete your project. From succulent gardens and decorative platters to seasonal wreaths and wooden monograms there are so many options! A portion of their profits are even being donated to the American Lung Association and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration in memory of their dads who were both named Mike.
  • URSA
    • A boutique with tons to offer: clothes, houseplants, jewelry and more!
  • Vintage Barn Chicks
    • There is a whole little cluster of shops off of Lyndale road in Pewaukee that have the CUTEST selection of gifts - Vintage Barn Chicks being one of them! It's perfect for the person who loves farmhouse decor - so, maybe shop for yourself!

Another great gift idea is making a donation to a local charity in someone's name. Some of the organizations I work closely with that I'm passionate about are below.

Hannah Claus Holiday Gift Guide

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