Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone?

Browse these Downtown retailers’ offerings, in-person or online, as a way to check friends and family off your gift list, while supporting Milwaukee businesses.


1. Allen Edmonds

424 E. Wisconsin Avenue
414.897.5650 |
Whether navigating the urban landscape or venturing off the beaten path, Allen Edmonds offers footwear for every occasion. Purchase a gift card and take the guesswork out of holiday shopping. Shoes retail for $100 - $695.


2. Althea’s Fine Lingerie

777 N. Jefferson Street
414.935.2800 |
Women’s undergarments with colorful, on-trend designs and a fabulous fit.


3. Buckley’s

801 N. Cass Street
414.277.1111 |
This family-owned restaurant offers a great dining experience with an approachable and dynamic menu
featuring delicious platters and charcuterie boards, salmon, burgers, steaks and more. Buckley’s recently expanded their world-class dessert menu to offer full-sized cakes and pies retailing for $65 - $85.


4. Classy Girl Cupcakes

825 N. Jefferson Street
414.270.1877 |
The perfect hostess gift or a treat to brighten someone’s day, you can’t go wrong with a dozen gourmet cupcakes in assorted seasonal flavors. Standard cupcakes are just $3 each, Gluten Free or Vegan-$3.50 each, Gluten Free Vegan-$4each, Keto-$5 each and Jumbo Filled Cupcakes-$5 each. Custom
cake and cupcake orders can be placed online two days ahead at, same day
by phone or through for takeout or local delivery. Carry Out Menu Available Daily


5. Historic Milwaukee, Inc.

235 E. Michigan Street
414.277.7795 |
Shop Milwaukee-centric home goods and gifts at Historic Milwaukee, Inc. Some bestsellers include Frank  Lloyd Wright puzzles, HANmade Milwaukee Kitchen Towels and the James Steeno 2020 Christmas
Ornament. Items retail for $16 - $25. 


6. Kesslers Diamonds

450 E. Mason Street
414.721.9450 |
The finest bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants and necklaces, with many wonderful gifts under $200 and all backed by Kesslers’ miraculous warranty.


7. Kloiber Jewelers

777 E. Wisconsin Avenue
414.276.2457 |
A full-service jewelry store that specializes in exquisite fine jewelry and custom-designed engagement rings. Owner Karin Volz suggests a pair of Sterling Silver Knot Earrings
or Pearl Stud Earrings for that special someone, which are always the right size. Gift certificates are also available.


8. Milwaukee Public Market

400 N. Water Street
414.336.1111 |
Bursting with unique, high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, and freshly-made prepared foods, you’re sure to find gifts for the culinary inclined on your list. A gift certificate for a cooking class in the Madame Kuony Demonstration Kitchen will also satisfy the appetite
of any budding chef.


9. Penzeys Spices

638 N. Water Street
414.375.4896 |
Choose from gift box options ideal for the baker, salad lover, grill master, happy couple and more! Gift boxes retail for $32.95 - $209.95.


10. Rerocc

773 N. Jefferson Street
414.800.4369 |
An acronym for “recycling everyone’s rare objects cash or consignment,” Rerocc specializes in the most sought-after footwear and apparel such as Yeezys, retro Air Jordan, Supreme, BAPE and more. 


11. The Spice House

1031 N. Old World Third Street
414.272.0977 |
If variety is the spice of life, then The Spice House has you covered. With its broad range of curated gift sets, the foodie in your life will delight in combos that capture flavors from both near and far. There’s even a popcorn seasonings set and a cocoa collection – a great pairing for those
cold winter nights. Gift sets range from $23.49 - $139.99.


12. Stone Creek Coffee

422 N. 5th Street
414.431.2157 |
Perk up someone’s day or season, with beans from Stone Creek Coffee. Gift ideas include coffee box sets, a subscription for coffee of the month, coffee soap, tea soap, soy candles,
apparel and mugs. And, of course, gift cards are always a fail-safe. Gifts retail from $1- $420.


13. Urban Milwaukee

414.395.0632 |
An online destination for any 414 lovers on your list. Best sellers include Milwaukee Flag hats,
Milwaukee-opoly, HANmade Milwaukee magnets, masks and other home goods. Items range from
$5 - $54.


14. Usinger’s

1030 N. Old World Third Street
414.276.9100 |
Share an old world tradition. Give a delightful gift of gourmet specialty sausage, meats and cheese
assortments priced from $26 to $94. Gift certificates are available too.


15. Wisconsin Cheese Mart

215 W. Highland Avenue
414.272.3544 |
From cheddar flights to artisanal cheeses, share the taste of Wisconsin with a crate or gift box. Prices range from $20.75 - $92. 


Want more Milwaukee shopping options?

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