Are you shopping local this holiday season? I always try to support small businesses as much as possible, but this year, I want to help you support local by offering you 5 great gift ideas from Lake Country businesses!
We have so many wonderful small businesses in Lake Country, WI that it was hard for me to highlight just these five below. I chose these because I think they would make a great gift for someone on your list!
What are some of your favorites from Lake Country Small Businesses?
5 Fantastic Holiday Gift Ideas from Local Lake Country Small Businesses
See my list below and click on the business’s website to shop! Another easy way to support them is by subscribing and following them on social media.
- Snow Pro Ice Melt from Be Green Pro in Oconomowoc
Not only does this amazing local lawn care company offer an organic-based lawn care program that both reduces chemical usage (protecting our beautiful lakes and natural resources) and provides proven results but they also have a commercial-grade non-toxic ice melt that protects both people, animals, and the environment! Salt is corrosive to the surfaces around our home and toxic to animals. It kills our plants and grass and the runoff pollutes our waterways. Be Green Pro’s Ice Melt is actually nutritious for our lawns and plants and is non-staining.
This makes a great holiday gift for that hard-to-buy-for-PRACTICAL-person on your list!
- Books from Books & Company
Our children know that at least one gift under the tree is a new book for them to read. They expect and look forward to it. Who doesn’t love getting a new book for the holidays? Once the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over I love to settle in and relax with a great new story.
We are so fortunate to have such a great independent book store right here in Oconomowoc! Every year Books & Company puts out a holiday catalog with book suggestions which also has a coupon for 20% off one book on the back of this brochure. This goes out to all newsletter subscribers or you can pick one up right in the store while you are shopping.
Books & Company also has gift cards available in any amount (hello, teacher gifts) as well as offers curb-side pick up and free gift-wrapping! Did you catch that? FREE!!!
You can hop on the newsletter list on their website!
- Relief Stick from Lake Country Growers
Holidays got you a bit more tense than usual? Lake Country Grower’s Relief Stick to the rescue! This high-intensity relief stick is packed with 400mg of CBD to help soothe your aches and pains. It has personally helped me with a nagging shoulder issue I get every fall when I’m carrying the extra weight of my camera/lenses more often than usual. I also gifted one to my dad recently who is awaiting a double knee-replacement and he swears by this product!
This women-owned CBD hemp farm and business is right here in Lake Country. They have an array of products on their website and holiday bundles for you to find a unique and unexpected gift for that special someone on your list!
They also have gift certificates available and some holiday specials. Check out their website for up-to-date information.
- Gourmet Chocolates and Toffee from Sweet P’s Pantry in Oconomowoc
What’s better than local, handcrafted chocolate!? Sweet P’s Pantry handmakes award-winning, all-natural confections with Belgian chocolate. (My husband is a chocolate aficionado and swears that Belgian is the best!) They have so many delicious treats to choose from that it will be easy for you to find the right one for every person on your list.
My favorite item (and one our children look forward to seeing every year in their stocking) is the sipping chocolate. It’s the best hot chocolate you’ll ever taste. Pick some up for stuffing your stockings and think about adding it to that Books & Company gift card for the most perfect teacher gift!
Tip: Sweet P’s Pantry sells out of sipping chocolate every year so stock up early!
Visit their website to browse today.
- Croissants from Fresh Baked in Oconomowoc
What started as a successful farmer’s market stand has now grown into a popular bakery right in downtown Oconomowoc. The first time I had the pleasure of tasting one of their delectable croissants was at a Chamber of Commerce event just before the owners opened their store in Oconomowoc. I don’t even particularly like baked goods but that first bite changed me. No joke! TO DIE FOR DELICIOUS. If you haven’t been to Fresh Baked, I suggest you make plans to do so immediately.
There are different flavors daily but the almond and chocolate are staples and both super delicious. It’s no wonder that these amazing French pastries sell out regularly so go early and go often! Give the gift of Fresh Baked and make someone’s day.
Fresh Baked offers gift certificates so pick one up for your loved one to use when they’re looking for a tasty treat and feel great about supporting an amazing local small business.
Follow their Facebook Page while you’re at it too!
I want to thank YOU for supporting my small business by reading this blog. If you’re looking for the perfect gift that will last a lifetime, consider a gift certificate towards a future portrait session! Reach out and I’ll be sure to get one ready for you.