My younger brother got married this past year. Congratulations to him and his bride! Their wedding was beautiful, but they were also buried under a tidal wave of presents. I should know, I attended the bridal shower.

Them receiving a lot of meaningful presents at their wedding means it’s now harder to shop for them at Christmas. Not to mention she also had a birthday in November. (I got her a CityTin). They already have everything they could possibly need or want, so I’m at a loss for what to get them.

Are you in a similar position? Do you have someone in your life that’s hard to shop for?

This is why I put together this gift guide. Everything here was hand-selected from the good people at WisconsinMade Artisan Collective. I call it:

The WisconsinMade Artisan Collective Holiday Gift Guide

for Hard-to-Shop-For Individuals: 2018 Edition.

Holiday Caramel Apple Gift Tray by Amy’s Gourmet Apples

Holiday Caramel Apple Gift Tray | Amy's Gourmet Apples
These apples can sit around a dining table looking spiffy before you eat them. How do you like these apples?

The Holiday Caramel Apple Gift Tray adds a festive flair to the holiday by decorating one apple as Santa Claus and the other as a snowman. The snowman gets his color from white chocolate, and his head is a marshmallow. The Santa apple is covered in caramel and red sprinkles. Yum!

Each apple from Amy’s Gourmet Apples is impeccably decorated. If you ask me, that only adds to the flavor of the apple, which is a nice, crisp Granny Smith smothered in caramel and sometimes chocolate.

Purchase Holiday Caramel Apple Gift Tray here.

Shop Amy’s Gourmet Apples here.

Flower Bulb of the Month Gift by WisconsinMade Artisan Collective

Flower Bulb of the Month Gift | WisconsinMade Artisan Collective
Daffodils in January? It can be done!

Our Month Clubs remind your recipient that you still care after all the holiday hullabaloo. In addition to the Flower Bulb of the Month Gift, we also offer Month Clubs for Kringle and ice cream.

Before I learned about the Flower Bulb of the Month Gift, I always thought flowers could only be purchased in the spring and summer. But this gift sends you a gift basket of flowers in the middle of winter! Mind blowing, I’m telling you.

Purchase the Flower Bulb of the Month Gift here.

Shop Month Clubs here.

Holiday Pleasure Cheese Gift Box by Northwoods Cheese Company

Holiday Pleasures Cheese Gift Box | Northwoods Cheese Company
Honestly, my mouth is watering just looking at all the cheese in this box.

The Holiday Pleasure Cheese Gift Box features six types of cheese and all the required accouterments, even a cheese knife.

This is why gift baskets are amazing. You don’t have to think about how the flavors of everything taste in relation to each other because Northwoods Cheese Company did the hard work for you. All you have to do is click the buy button.

Purchase the Holiday Pleasure Cheese Gift Box here.

Shop Northwoods Cheese Company here.

Milwaukee Restaurant Gift Cards by CityTins

Milwaukee Restaurants Gift Cards | CityTins
I’d put money on this stocking stuffer making someone’s day.

If your recipient loves eating out, CityTins are the way to go. Each CityTin features 20 gift cards to 20 locally-owned restaurants, and each gift card deducts $10 from a bill of $25 or higher. CityTins are good for an entire year—January 1 to December 31—so there is ample time to try every restaurant in the tin.

Pictured here is the Milwaukee Restaurant CityTin for 2019, but we also offer CityTins for Madison, Fox Valley, Cedarburg, Lake Country and Milwaukee Heritage.

Purchase Milwaukee Restaurant Gift Cards here.

Shop CityTins here.

Cheddar Cheese Curds – Three 12-oz Bags by Cedar Grove Cheese

Cheddar Cheese Curds - Three 12-oz Bags | Cedar Grove Cheese
If you’re careful, you can spoil your dinner with too much cheese curds. This is not a bad thing.

Sometimes, a simple gift makes the best gift, such as the gift of cheese curds. For one thing, they’re a novel food item. Cheese curds are hard to find outside the Midwest, especially the ones that squeak. If you know someone that grew up or lived in Wisconsin, they’ll appreciate this small reminder of the Badger state.

Let’s not forget about the versatility of cheese curds. Eat them as is, fry them up for an authentic Wisconsin cuisine experience, or make them into poutine!

Purchase Cheddar Cheese Curds here.

Shop Cedar Grove Cheese here.

Holiday Gourmet Cheesecake Sampler by CheeseCake Heaven

Holiday Gourmet Cheesecake Sampler | CheeseCake Heaven
Click this photo if you want to try all three flavors.

What’s your favorite kind of cheesecake? Mine is this sampler for three reasons. One, Mint Chocolate Chip. Two, Raspberry Almond. Three (my personal favorite), Turtle cheesecake.

In addition to making a wonderful gift for a friend or relative, cheesecakes make great hostess gifts. And because WisconsinMade ships anywhere in the United States, you can send your cheesecake ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about transporting it yourself. (Ensuring it hasn’t been consumed when you arrive is entirely dependent on your hostess.)

Purchase Holiday Gourmet Cheesecake Sampler here.

Shop CheeseCake Heaven here.


Featured Photo by Ben White on Unsplash.

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