Welcome to the WisconsinMade Artisan Collective Gift Guide for Spring and Summer. If you’re looking for gift ideas during this season, take a look at this curated list of suggestions.
All items can be purchased through WisconsinMade’s website or give us a call to place an order over the phone. Our customer service representative is more than happy to assist you with your gift-giving needs.
This is only a small portion of the artisan products we offer. For the full catalog, visit the WisconsinMade website!
Gifts for May
WisconsinMade Artisan Collective has a wide array of products available for Mother’s Day. Check out some gifts we have for mother’s by clicking this link. You can also send one of the following gifts to your mother, or anyone else in need of a gift that was made in Wisconsin.
Ice Cream of the Month Club
To keep a steady supply of Wisconsin ice cream in your freezer, sign up for the Ice Cream of the Month Club Gift with WisconsinMade! You’ll receive 4-8 pints of ice cream every month so you don’t have to remember to order more whenever you run out. Better yet, order the Ice Cream of the Month Club Gift for your mother and let her know she’s in your thoughts all summer.
Taste of Wisconsin Gift Basket
While this is a great gift year-round, it’s especially great in the springtime. Enjoy a bottle of Sprecher’s root beer with your popcorn, pretzels and Wisconsin-shaped cheese!
Wisconsin Cheese and Sausage Crate
This is a complete snack in and of itself. A block of cheese, a log of sausage, a box of crackers and a bottle of Sprecher’s root beer are completed with a piece of chocolate affectionately called a “cow pie.” Definitely worth eating in front of others.
It’s time to start firing up that grill! A lot of out-of-state Wisconsinites order a supply of Sheboygan Brats to keep them fed throughout the summer. They ship frozen with ice packs, which is how they can make a cross-country trip without losing their flavor. Get them early while there’s still supplies!
Gifts for June
A classic cheese and sausage gift basket might be the way to go for Father’s Day. WisconsinMade offers a wide selection of meat and sausage boxes for dads and grandpas. Before you order something particularly meaty, might I suggest a Kringle?
Racine Kringle Gift Box
It takes three days to make a single Kringle, but you rarely wait that long before this ships to you. Choose from one of five flavors and enjoy!
Smoked Meat Lovers Gift Basket
Does your father like meat? Then get him this all-meat gift basket filled with Nueske’s infamous smoked meats. There’s pork chops, liver sausage, bacon and more. As a wise man once told me, “Meat, it’s what’s for dinner.”
This could just be me, but I always think of cheese and sausage boxes as a cheese platter I didn’t have to assemble myself. This is the case with the Deluxe Wisconsin Cheese and Sausage Gift Basket. With different types of sausage, cheese, cheese spread and a jar of mustard, all you have to do is put it on a cheese board.
Cheese Curd Batter Mix
There’s a small difference between squeaky cheese curds and deep-fried cheese curds, and sometimes you miss the deep-fried kind. While you can also purchase the squeaky ones with us, the cheese curd batter mix allows you to make deep-fried cheese curds right in your own kitchen!
Gifts for July
July reminds me family vacations, Independence Day celebrations and sleeping in. What do you get someone who thrives in July? Here are a few options to keep in mind.
Gourmet Caramel Apple Deluxe Gift Basket
These gourmet caramel apples are really refreshing in the summer heat. They’re also bigger than you realize, so are best when shared with a friend or five, as each apple can feed up to six people. (I totally ate a whole one myself at least once, so no judgement from me if you don’t want to share.)
Babcock Ice Cream – 4 Pints
Does the heat of summer remind you of afternoons on the Memorial Union Terrace with a scoop of Babcock Ice Cream? What if I said you don’t need the Memorial Union Terrace to enjoy Babcock Hall Dairy Ice Cream? Indulge your nostalgia by clicking this link.
We sell Pickled Pork Hocks all year-round. What makes them a great summer treat is that they don’t need to be refrigerated to be enjoyed. Take them with you when you go camping for a low-maintenance, savory treat.
Personalized Heart Crock
I’m one to start planning Christmas gifts as early as June and July, and this is one gift I’d get several months early. Each crock is made and fired AFTER an order is placed with us, and it can take up to our weeks before it’s even shipped. That being said, these crocks are made in a traditional style of pottery rarely seen anywhere else. Plus they’re personalized, which means they imbue extra meaning as a gift. When not ordered for Christmas, crocks are often wedding or housewarming gifts, making them excellent year-round.
What do you recommend gifting for the spring and summer months? Let us know in the comments!