BLOG: Shopping for the Holidays - Door County Style

No lines, no hassles. Skip the crowds and confusion of the mall and the big box store. Holiday shopping in Door County will make you sing “Joy to The World.” I am a dedicated “buy local” girl. In Door County, it is pretty easy to stick to that philosophy.

Join me as I shop for my complete list of holiday gifts in Door County, and some others that might be on your list.  Something for the husband, mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, teenage kids and little ones. And, don’t forget your best friend, the boss, your hairdresser, your babysitter. We have found ideas for all of them, and more. You might even find a little something for yourself!

For the Christmas-Crazy Sister:


Jingle Nog 2015 limited edition ornaments,
“Chris Madras” and “Holly Stocked”
Each with its own story and gift boxed. Handmade in Poland $55 each
Bliss, Sturgeon Bay


For the Entertaining Aunt:


Polish Pottery
A large selection available, from $20-$300
The Main Course, Fish Creek

For your Always On-the-Go Best Friend:

“Grab and Go” clutch with wrist strap
Available in several color combinations, $75
Turtle Ridge, Ellison Bay


For the Crafty Mother and Daughter:

Klutz Books

Pom Pom Puppies, Bead Loom Bracelets, Velvet Art
Many additional Klutz craft sets available, $19.95-$24.95
Artists Guild, Sturgeon Bay

Gamer Fun for the Whole Family:


Catan and Ticket To Ride board games, a large selection of new games available. $24.95-$46.99
Dancing Bear, Sturgeon Bay

For the One-of-a-Kind Mom


One-of-a-kind “Stacker” rings. Sterling silver, 14K yellow gold, semi-precious stones. So collectible! Start with her birthstone, then add the kids’ and  husband’s birthstone rings each year.
Part of a collection of artisan made jewelry pieces, designed by Jeff Taylor.
J Jeffrey Taylor, Fish Creek


For the Outdoorsy Dad:


Patagonia Powder Town Beanie, $39
The North Face Thermoball Jacket, men’s sizes S-XXL, $199
Bay Shore Outfitters, Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay

For the Cool Daughter and Son In-Law:

Warm them up with His and Hers plaid cashmere mufflers! $26
Patricia Shoppe, Egg Harbor


For the Bicycling Brother:


8 Ball Bell, $15
Bay Shore Outfitters, Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay


For the Stylish Hairstylist:


Solid and lace infinity scarf. $25
Spot, Sister Bay

For the Fisherman Husband:

One that didn’t get away!
Miho ”Abracadabra” fish.
Crafted of medium density fibreboard. Comes flat, easy and fun assembly. Mount on the wall or display on a shelf or tabletop. $39
Maxwell’s House, Egg  Harbor

For the Glam Grandma:

Necklace by Canadian artist Anne Marie Chignon
Acrylic and Pewter, $150
Jane’s, Egg Harbor

For the TV Binge-Watching Blogger:


Cozy mohair Fab throw in green, $105
Maxwells House, Egg Harbor

Wow, right?  This is really cool stuff. Hope you found some must-gift items in this little gallery of treasures, and there is so much more to be found in Door County shops. Check out our Winter Activity Guide to find out which shops and stores are open this winter season.  A very happy holiday time to all of my friends and readers. May you have a warm, bright and yummy season filled with family and friends!

Your faithful blogger,