2017 Shop Local Holiday Guide


If you love to shop local, this guide is for you! This is our way of celebrating local Milwaukee businesses whose unique products will make your holidays even more special.

Contact us if you know of another business or local holiday fair that should be added.

MKE Outfitters

For every shirt you buy for a loved one this holiday season, MKE Outfitters will donate one to a kid in foster care.

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Ruckus & Glee, LLC

805 N. 68th St.

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

(414) 395-3201

This locally owned toy store is stocked with unique and popular toys including Two Bros Bows, pogo sticks, open-ended construction toys like Mad Matr, Q-Ba-Maze marble runs, and Squigz, plus retro and classic toys like Jack In The Box, 80s arcade games, and lava lamps. And, of course, everything fidgety.

During the holiday season, Ruckus & Glee hosts unique family-oriented experiences, including a silhouette artist on November 2nd and 3rd, Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 11th, Pictures With Santa on November 24, and more! .

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Orchard Street Apparel

4188 S Kinnickinnic Ave.

St Francis, WI 53235

This Milwaukee-based apparel line makes clothing as soft on you as it is on the environment.

Check out their social media & website for sales throughout the season

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Milwaukee Candle Co.

(248) 303 0213

524 S. 2nd St. 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53204

hello@milwaukeecandle.com

"The idea for Milwaukee Candle Co. was born after an epiphany with the strength and power of scent-memory connection. “I had this grand idea to develop certain scent combinations that were remindful of the different parts of the city that I enjoyed exploring”, says founder Kevin Goudzwaard. “The Hometown Collection was then born”. Candles such as Bradford Beach (on a good day) and Brewery Tour were the first to launch in a collection truly inspired by Milwaukee.

The next debut, The Essential Collection, is inspired by the world and its natural aromas. It represents an appreciation for what’s natural and beautiful in this world. Fragrances such as “Blood Orange + Mahogany” and “Bergamot + Lavender” are simple, yet complex. Whereas The Hometown Collection is geared towards consumers with a connection to our city, The Essential Collection has a broader appeal with its minimalistic, modern design and varied aroma profiles."

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Metcalfe’s Wauwatosa

In Wauwatosa at 67th& State.

This fifth-generation, family-owned grocery offers more than 3,500 locally produced items – meat, bakery, produce, dairy & cheese – and so much more.

Holiday dinners from the deli and holiday gift baskets filled with local goodies!

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Discovery World Membership

500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 765-9966

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Little Monsters

2445 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211

(414) 964-2323

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Little Monsters is a children's boutique (ages newborn to 10) that offers a wide variety of unique clothing, toys, books, and accessories. They even have advent calendars from Meri Meri, Christmas pajamas, plush and candy. Complimentary gift wrapping is available throughout the year. The store has additional Sunday hours from Thanksgiving thru Christmas of 12-3, and is open Christmas Eve for any last minute shopping needs!


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