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Lake Country Family Fun’s Shop Small Guide

Local businesses, shops, and services listed here have paid to be listed, but each small shop has been recommended by Lake Country Family Fun readers.  

Welcome to the annual Lake Country Family Fun's

Shop Small Holiday Guide!

If it isn’t painfully obvious at this point, we love Lake Country – we love Waukesha County and the surrounding area, and of course, we love Wisconsin. The area is full of fun events, the people are absolutely outstanding, the food can’t be beat, and we have some of the greatest small businesses around.  I always try to shop local and shop small when possible. It helps another small business owner provide for their family, lets their dreams flourish, and it is what makes us unique here in our area.  As a Mom with an action-packed schedule, I love to stop for what I need instead of going through mazes of aisles.  This holiday season and throughout the year, let’s skip the big box store when possible and head to these businesses to support our local businesses and neighbors and get to know our community a bit better.  Gift cards are the perfect gift for your hard-to-buy-for relative and friend.

All the business featured below have been recommended and approved by Lake Country Family Fun followers! (Click the image to be taken to their website for more information.) Follow Lake Country Family Fun on Instagram and Instagram stories to see the fun we have when shopping local 🙂

Feel free to comment below with where you like to shop and enter the GIVEAWAY!!

This post may contain affiliate links. Lake Country Family Fun is an affiliate for a number of small businesses and earns from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting our small business! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Lake Country Family Fun!

Boutique and Specialty Shops

Through intimate workshops in local coffee shops, mail-order kits, and handmade gifts for sale, A Humble Thread is a small sewing & crafts company based in Waukesha, WI that specializes in teaching women & kids the magic of thread and fabric. 

A Humble Thread also offers custom sewing and repairs, from special occasion dress-hemming to vintage textile sewing & repairs for your home. 

Shop for mail-order embroidery kits and handmade gifts in the Etsy shop, and follow along on Instagram for beginner-friendly Sewing & Embroidery inspiration. 

Custom inquiries?
Email or send a message via Instagram or Facebook 

Agape Art Creations Pewaukee

Agape Art Creations

Looking for the ultimate gift for the pet lovers in your life? This Christmas, give the most unique, personal gift! Celebrate a beloved companion or bring tears of joy over a furry friend who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Custom, hand-painted pet portraits from your photo. With prices starting at just $40, there’s something for everyone’s budget.  Gift certificates are also available. Don’t miss out – contact me today to place your order!  NOTE:  in order for Christmas delivery, orders must be placed and photo received no later than 12/15/22.
Special offer for Lake Country Family Fun readers: 15% off 11″x14″ or larger painting through 12/31/22.
Follow Agape Art Creations on Facebook. 


Bestowed Gift Box

Bestowed Gift Box is the unique and thoughtful way to send gifts to your family and friends this holiday season! Shop pre-curated gift boxes or build your own special holiday gift box! Always free shipping with orders of $35 or more!

Black Friday Deal – Get 15% off your entire order with code BESTOWEDBLACKFRIDAY

Shop online.

Follow on Facebook and Instagram. 


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Black Birch Co

Black Birch is your destination for an effortless style that is made to fit in your life. Our mission is to help women feel beautiful inside and out.
Whether in person at our pop up boutique or online shopping from the comfort of your home, you’ll find affordable and on trend pieces!

Follow along on Instagram to see where we will pop up next!

Use code LCFF10 for 10% off your purchase
Instagram + Facebook @blackbirchco
Grafton, WI
Whether in person at our pop up boutique or online shopping from the comfort of your home, you’ll find affordable and on trend pieces!

Follow along on Instagram to see where we will pop up next!


Hartland Board & Brush

Love to create and connect with friends? Board & Brush Hartland has got you covered! We offer inspiring DIY workshops. Choose a wood project from our gallery of 500+ designs. We provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step. Join us for a creative, fun night out! We are located at 110 W Capitol Drive in downtown Hartland. Register for a workshop and check out our upcoming calendar of events at Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for special offers and inspiration.

Use code LCFF20% and enjoy 20% off a “Pick Your Project” workshop registration. Expires 10/31/2023.

Register for a workshop at

>>>Find Board & Brush Hartland in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here.



Books & Company

Books & Company is an independent bookshop serving the Lake Country and surrounding areas for over 39 years. They are proud to carry on the independent bookselling tradition by offering books and unique gifts, personalized reading and gift recommendations, in-person and virtual author events, book groups, and free services for private book clubs. Their knowledgeable, experienced booksellers are dedicated to finding the right book for the right reader. Find your next favorite read at Books & Company. 

Free gift wrapping every day!

Open M-F 9-7   Sat & Sun 9-5 for in store shopping
Curbside pick-up and shipping available.

Shop online 24/7 to browse our inventory, create wish lists, place orders, and view our event offerings.

Follow on Facebook and Instagram

Cedar North

Cedar North is a mama owned toddler clothing brand out of Waukesha, WI. Our intent is to create pieces that not only will your toddler love but parents too! Designed in house with quality, comfort, and the latest trends in mind. 
We get it, you’re busy! You can shop our styles online!
Coupon code: Use code LCFAMILY for 10% off!




EVERYKIND is a company run by 2 mamas on a mission to instill messages of love & kindness. Join their efforts in making the world a better place  with their tees, bags, and inspirational designs today. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram and tune into their Podcast for above and beyond kindness chats and more!

Use code LCFF20 for 20% off the whole shop!


Follow EveryKind on Facebook and Instagram.


Green Country Creative is a calligraphy studio, resource blog, and product shop featuring handcrafted gifts, home decor, and holiday resources to help you foster community in your home. Sarah writes all her calligraphy by hand; no fonts are used to create the script in her designs.

Sarah is also available for custom commissions, weddings, and other events with envelope addressing, seating charts, and other signs.

Find her at or on Etsy, and don’t forget to sign up for her email newsletter to get all the updates plus exclusive discounts!

Shop online. Use code LCFF10 for 10% off!

Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Honey Acres Museum

Honey Acres

Come take a moment to learn about the inner workings of a beehive at our FREE museum. Explore the museum, view our film about how bees make honey, take a look at our collection of educational displays and hands-on fun, and purchase products in our retail store. Honey Acres has been bringing you the best honey products for over 160 years.

Come see what all the buzz is about!

25% Our Dark Chocolate Honey Patty Bags  
Coupon Code: LCFF25

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

Honey Acres Inc. N1557 HWY 67 Neosho, WI  53059
Mon – Fri: 8am – 3:30pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm (Seasonally)

>>>Find Honey Acres in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here.

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Inside Designs…upcycled

Promoting and selling inspired Art, Jewelry, Furniture and Accessories created from repurposed materials is our passion along with on-trend pre-loved clothing. We proudly carry unique objects for unique individuals, a modern blend of the past and the present!

Whether your style is Shabby Chic, Cool Contemporary, Industrial, or Urban Cowboy, we are sure to have something you will love!

Established 2018     109 E Main St, Eagle, WI       (262) 592-3288

Shop online
Follow Us on Facebook and Instagram

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Lake Country Growers

Lake Country Growers is a woman-owned hemp farm based in the heart of Lake Country, Wisconsin. Believers in the benefits of CBD, Rebecca, and Maureen alongside their families have created a trustworthy and reliable farm-to-bottle hemp-derived product line, Gold Leaf Collection. “As mothers, we saw the need for high-quality CBD products right here in our community.” We take a holistic approach to wellness and offer a variety of products from our top selling CBD Relief Stick to our CBD gummies. CBD can be for young and old alike. We aspire to help you and your loved ones feel your best.  To learn more about CBD and its benefits head over to our website,

Redeem FREE shipping when you enter, FamilyFun, at checkout. Just our way of saying, thank you! 

Shop online.

Follow on Facebook and Instagram.


Laney Jane Co.

LaneyJaneCo is a small business, owned by two best friends, located in Waukesha County that creates handmade polymer clay earrings.  The lightweight feeling, and hypoallergenic posts make for comfortable everyday wear or those special occasions. 

We are two busy, working moms looking for a creative outlet that we began our journey of the earring making process in June 2021.  We started selling our earrings at local events in September of 2021.

Fast forward to July of 2022, we were able to launch our own website to offer our customers an ideal shopping experience.  We have made custom orders for events such as weddings, donations for raffles and gifts for special people in customer’s lives.  Thank you for considering our products when you shop small businesses! 

Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Off Kilter BBQ

Our love for bbq is simple: the food and the people. We are driven to help you bring something fun to the table at your next meal with our three sauces – blackberry poblano, mango scotch bonnet, and strawberry rhubarb! Our sauces are mom created, dad tested, and kid approved, without using any corn syrups, preservatives, or food dyes! You can find our products in person at the Barbeque Supply Company, Hartford Public Market, and Chef Pam’s Kitchen, or order online at where we can ship right to your door! 


Follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news!

Use the promo code LCFF10 for 10% off your entire purchase until December 15th. 

Pink Teepee Farms Shop Small

Pink Teepee Farms

Pink Teepee Farms believes in working with Mother Nature instead of against her. We try to follow the flow of the seasons whether it be for our more traditional crops grown on our small farm, or the wild foraged foods we find across the woods of Wisconsin. We practice organic growing methods and strongly believe in providing incredible food to local people and restaurants.  You can find our products at the Oconomowoc farmers market, local restaurants and order online at where we can ship right to your door! Follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news!

Follow on Instagram and Facebook.

They are offering 15% off all products at until December 30, 2022. Promo code: 15OFF

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Polished Patina

Polished Patina hand selects an assortment of new and vintage finds including clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor, painted furniture and so much more! They also proudly support our local artisans by making their passionately handcrafted items available to you including candles, lotions, soaps, pet accessories, etc. A must stop boutique for all your gift giving, including gifts for yourself.

Follow Polished Patina on Facebook and Instagram.

Royal Roost

Royal Roost

Royal Roost is a lil chicken loving passion driven niche business. After the past 24 years my love for raising backyard chickens has turned into a business to help others raise their own friendly healthy flock. I also designing and create chicken loving apparel so you can wear your love for chickens everywhere you go. Visit my booths at Burlap & Lace Marketplace, Roost Mercantile and my on site shed shop here at Royal Roost. Do you love critters and yoga? Come participate in Critter Yoga from May thru September. Baby goats are born in May. Gift Certificates and gear for Critter Yoga available as well.

Scarpa Bella Boutique

Scarpa Belle Boutique

Scarpa Belle Boutique is your destination for fine footwear in Downtown Oconomowoc. Our #1 goal is to create an excellent buying experience by providing top notch customer service and brands such as Hunter, A.S.98, Old Gringo, Gabor, Laidback London, L’Artiste, Rieker, Birkenstock and many more. 

Stop in to see our custom apparel, essential oil products and more.
Open 7 days a week!




With equipped stylists at every Scout & Molly’s store, we choose from a variety of styles and silhouettes to help our customer feel beautiful in her clothing. We are proud to carry the latest and best designer brands. These include names such as Cupcake and Cashmere, BB Dakota, Daydreamer, Black Orchid Los Angeles, spiritual gangsta, 525 America, Bailey44, Fifteen Twenty, AG, Bishop + Young, Sanctuary, Astars, Clara Sunwoo, ah-dorned, Black Tape_, Liverpool Los Angeles, Dex, DL1961, Elan, French Connection, iltm, Sofia, Spanx, Joseph Ribkoff, Z Supply, Tart Collection, to name a few. Our diversity of brands enriches the experience of our customers by having a plethora of styles to choose from. This is in addition to the helpful expertise of our stylists to guide them in the right direction. Our stylists believe and practice always treating people with respect, kindness, and honesty.

Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Sherpers Shop Small Guide


Sherper’s is located in the heart of downtown Oconomowoc, and is your “go-to” local shop for all of your outdoor needs! You can find favorite top brands in men’s, women’s and youth clothing, footwear, and outerwear, including Patagonia, Kuhl, The North Face, Merrel, Baffin, and many more. Additionally, shop camping and hiking gear, watersport essentials, hunting gear, tactical gear – and everything in between! With two additional locations in Hales Corners and Port Washington, as well as online shopping with convenient curbside pickup, your holiday shopping is made easy. 
Follow for fun store updates: Facebook and Instagram
>>>Find Sherpers in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here.

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Smiley Barn

The Smiley Barn is an old-fashioned toy and candy store unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Come wander through our stunning historic barn exploring room after room of awesome toys and indulge in some of our delicious chocolate, fudge and candy!
As a small business, nothing pleases us more than creating happy childhood memories for the kids in our community.  Our team will help you find the perfect play item for your little one… something special that you can’t get at the big box stores.  We hope to see you soon!


Sock Bottoms

Pants and Socks UNITE!
Sock Bottoms combine pants and socks into one stylish baby/children’s clothing item. Keep your kid’s socks on once and for all!

Use code LAKECOUNTRY20 for 20% off your order.


Wingman Gifts & Supply is a unique store for men of all ages. We hear it quite often… “men are so hard to buy for”. So we’ve done our best to give you another option. We’ve curated a special mix of products, making sure they are high quality, as well as offering personal service to make sure you get something he will love. We specialize in traditional shaving products, watches, pocket knives, pens, cologne, books and many other items. We even have a kids section. Come to downtown Delafield and see for yourself.

Now Thru Christmas Eve, if you mention Lake Country Family Fun, receive 10% off your entire purchase at Wingman Gifts & Supply in Downtown Delafield. Offer does not include adult watches.

Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-3:30

Social Links:


525 Milwaukee Street
Delafield, Wisconsin 53018

>>>Find Wingman’s Gifts in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here.

Classes, Services & Experiences

Aspire summer camp 2021


We live for creating the sparkle in each child’s eye! Since 2010, we have been inspiring young dancers to go beyond mastering the craft of dance and expand their view of themselves within the world. We believe the sky is truly the limit. From toddler dance lessons to your budding ballerina’s first ballet class, our incredible team will guide dance students of all ages to develop their full potential!

Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Tutu Christams Tree

>>>Find Aspire Dance Center in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here.

Lake Country aesthetics

Learn about Lake Country Aesthetics, located in Hartland, and our personal review HERE.

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Snips and Giggles is located downtown Oconomowoc. It is a full service hair salon for children and adults. They offer a variety of services, including hosting birthday parties. 

Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

The Lounge by Snips Oconomowoc


The Lounge by Snips is downtown Oconomowoc’s newest hair salon, spa, and boutique. Centrally located on Wisconsin Ave,  with views of Fowler Laker, the Lounge by Snips offers a full service salon with spa services, such as facials, face waxing, and body waxing.  Plus, shop their boutique with the comfiest loungewear and gifts for your loved ones and yourself! Stop and see for yourself. 

The mission behind The Lounge by Snips, really drives why we at Lake Country Family Fun, love to partner and support this newest business.

Raising strong women requires us to walk along beside them as they grow up – from little girls to tweens to teens to young adults. We’ve done that in our family, and are so passionate about empowering the young women
in this community we all call home.

At The Lounge by Snips we welcome your family and believe the most powerful beauty starts from within. 

Follow on Facebook and Instagram.

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The Polite Platter

The Polite Platter LLC is a plant based cooking company that delivers prepared meals to your home. Here’s how it works… On Monday we post a new weekly meal selection for you to choose from. We close ordering on that Thursday at midnight, we shop for the freshest ingredients on Friday, prepare your meals on Saturday and deliver to your home on Sunday. Then it all starts over again on Monday with a new menu. Our meals come delivered to your door in environmentally friendly glass Pyrex containers. No plastic! We even have a bakery that prepares everything from scratch. We’re a small, local business here for you.

Order online.

We♥️feeding our community.

Follow on Facebook or Instagram @ThePolitePlatter

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This Organized Space

This Organized Space is a professional organizing company located in the Lake Country area. Our goal is to bring simplicity and peace to your life through organization. We’re able to work with you both in-person and virtually!

We can help with any space in the home:

  • Kitchens/pantries
  • Playrooms
  • Closets
  • Home offices
  • Basements
  • …and many more!

We provide a personalized, customized, all-inclusive organizing service. We will work with you to meet your unique goals and help you feel better about the space that you are in.

Gift cards are available- treat someone to the gift of organization!

Follow This Organized Space on Facebook and Instagram.

Plus, check out these 9 Tips for Making Organizing Fun with Children.

>>>Find This Organized Space in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here.

Urban Air Logo Birthday Guide 2021

Urban Air Milwaukee West

Welcome to the ultimate indoor adventure park! With attractions that cater to any level of adventurer, there’s something fun for everyone. Here you can conquer obstacles, show gravity who’s boss, and have a blast seven days a week.  Read about our experience there.

Follow Urban Air on Facebook and Instagram.

>>>Find Urban Air in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here.

Yummy Eats

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Delafield Brewhaus

The Delafield Brewhaus features in-house brewed craft beers and original menu selections. We can accommodate up to 200 guests in our Banquet Facility. We are conveniently located between Milwaukee and Madison.

Follow the Brewhaus on Facebook. Buy gift cards here.

>>>Find Delafield Brewhaus in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here which includes a gift card deal.

EandS Sweets MukwonagoE and S Sweets

E and S Sweets invites you to stop in and check out the nostalgic selection of candy, locally made popcorn, ice cream, chocolates, toys, decor, craft soda, local wine, mead and so much more! 

From ice cream to candied nuts, when you are in the mood for something sweet, E and S Sweets is the destination for the whole family!

Since they are two generational owners, they will guarantee that you will find candy from the fabulous 40’s though the totally awesome 80’s and beyond.

They are delighted to share the good times with friends and neighbors of all ages. They look forward to meeting you and your family.

Follow E and S Sweets on Facebook.

Sweet P's Pantry is located in downtown Oconomowoc. Every confection is made with natural, high quality ingredients to create the most delicious toffee and chocolates that you ever tasted! Sweet and Savory Personal and Business Gifts for any occasion. They ship nationwide!


Sweet P’s Pantry is located in downtown Oconomowoc. Every confection is made with natural, high quality ingredients to create the most delicious toffee and chocolates that you ever tasted! Sweet and Savory Personal and Business Gifts for any occasion. They ship nationwide!

Follow Sweet P’s Pantry on Facebook and Instagram.

>>>Find Sweet P’s in our Holiday Wishlist for 2022 here.

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The Naked Lemon Bakery by The Polite Platter

The Polite Platter LLC is a plant based cooking company that delivers prepared meals to your home. Here’s how it works… On Monday we post a new weekly meal selection for you to choose from. We close ordering on that Thursday at midnight, we shop for the freshest ingredients on Friday, prepare your meals on Saturday and deliver to your home on Sunday. Then it all starts over again on Monday with a new menu. Our meals come delivered to your door in environmentally friendly glass Pyrex containers. No plastic! We even have a bakery that prepares everything from scratch. We’re a small, local business here for you.

Order online.

Follow on Facebook or Instagram @ThePolitePlatter

Plus find hot chocolate bombs, which are all the rage right now locally:

  • Sweet P’s Pantry in Oconomowoc
  • Snips and Giggles in Oconomowoc
  • The Lounge by Snips in Oconomowoc 
  • Birch and Banyan in Hartland
  • E and S Sweets in Mukwonago
  • Allo! Chocolat in Waukesha
  • Here’s the Scoop in Genesee

WIN A $100 Gift Certificate

One lucky Lake Country Family Fun reader will win a $100 gift certificate to a small shop listed above. The business must be highlighted in a toggle. Businesses listed in “other” categories are not eligible for the gift card. 

To Enter:

Simply enter your name and valid email address in the form below. *We will contact the winner via the email submitted. Your email address may be shared with the business that you choose for prize redemption purposes only.
Please also be sure to comment on the Facebook post from 11/18/22 at 7am with your Favorite Shop in our guide and be sure to tag a friend.

Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Giveaway runs November 18, 2022 – December 12th, 2022. 

Congratulations to Anne L. for winning the $100 gift card!! 

Other: Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entering the giveaway. Entrants must be located in the U.S. The winner will be selected at random and notified via the email that was submitted. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry person. Duplicates will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to the businesses listed above for supporting Lake Country Family Fun in creating and renewing the Shop Small Guide for many years now. Lake Country Family Fun will be funding the gift card for the winner. 

See disclosure and privacy policy here.  The winner may be congratulated on Facebook (with the official prize notification going through email). For giveaways that are announced or promoted on Facebook or Instagram, please note that these promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

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  3. Teri and Dennis Kramer

    Excited to enter the Lake Country Shop Local
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