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The Best Madison & Beyond Shops for Gifts & Yourself!

For as long as I can remember I have hated shopping. But, I do love buying gifts for dear friends and family. Also, I just love finding local shops to fill my home!

Since moving to Madison, I have fallen in love with certain shops! These are shops that are my go-to for gifts! Especially around the holidays!

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1. Grasshopper Goods!

This little truck has been a go-to for every Madison Night Market and a place to get my favorite things! It is so hard for me to go in and NOT buy the whole store!

This shop has it all! Madison local faves and other rad Wisconsin trinkets! If you can’t stop by the truck, you can stop by Grasshopper Goods store in Stoughton Wisconsin!

3. Dune Gift and Home!

Since you are already stopping by Grasshopper Goods, you better walk next door to Dune! This beautiful store has beautiful vintage items, handmade jewelry by Cire and so many other stylish things! This is THE best store for your stylish friend!


I have not yet been to this beautiful shop! Why! This plant-obsessed girl needs to find a spot for more plants first! But, I need to stop in ASAP!

Do you have a plant lover in your life!? Wildewood shop is perfect for you to stop in and find the perfect plant for them!

5. Day Good Shop

This amazing little place is filled with local maker’s goods! They have amazing events this time of year too! You need to check out their website to just see how awesome One-One Thousand is!

6. Gail Ambrosius

This is the perfect place to go for the hard person to shop for on your list! For your co-workers or boss! I mean who doesn’t love chocolate!? Gail Ambrosius chocolates come in a beautiful little box that you don’t even have to wrap! And if they don’t like it, just take it back and eat it yourself!

7. Hutch & Hide

The moment I stepped in this little shop it so welcoming! They have a stunning kitchen (that they designed & her husband built) with a fridge of delicious drinks! Spotted Cow of course! Hutch and Hide is a little shop that has something for everyone! Even the little humans in your life! The back of the shop is all about the littles! They have some of the best books, toys, and clothes! This shop is a MUST if you are ever in New Glarus! The perfect stop before or after your brewery tour!

8. Lake Effect Co

This lake-loving shop may be on the outside of the Madison area, but if you are going to Milwaukee you NEED to stop by the Pewaukee Shop!

Lake Effect Co is a shop that is filled with comfortable and stylish lake lover’s clothing. Along, with just about everything to be more eco-friendly! OH! And some of the best smelling candles!!!! This is another shop that it is hard for me to leave without buying everything!

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9. Covet and Ginger

This adorable ceramic company is where I got one of my favorite mugs! There are some adorable speckled mugs that should be in everyone’s home! The most beautiful vessel to hold your cup of coffee daily!

10. Made my Pamela

My rad sister makes amazing bags out of recycled tarp, fabric, and canvas! Most of my shopping bags are made by my sister! She can make anything from Dopp Kids to Shopping Bags and Lunch bags!

11. Imago Dei Pottery

Another rad ceramic company that makes AMAZING things for everyone’s home! Check her out & you will NOT be disappointed! You can even join the Mug Club!

12. Assembly Shop

Are you looking for a gift that wears timeless pieces? This shop is for you! Assembly in Stevens Point has timeless clothes, jewelry, and other amazing items perfect for your capsule wardrobe friend! It is also where we got Justin’s favorite face masks!

Any local shops in the I am missing!?

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