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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.)