Local businesses listed here have paid to be listed, but each one 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.
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Boutique and Specialty Shops
Celebrate your beloved companion, share a memorial of a furry friend, or give the most unique, personal gift this Christmas season! Custom, hand-painted pet portraits from your photo. With prices starting at just $35, there’s something for everyone’s budget. Gift certificates are also available!
Books & Company is an independent bookshop serving the Lake Country and surrounding areas for over 36 years. They are proud to carry on the independent bookselling tradition by offering books and unique gifts, personalized reading recommendations, author events, a monthly storytime for children ages 3 – 6, and free services for 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!
Holiday Open House Sale November 29-December 30, 2019.
Based in Hartland, Cloud Nine Soap Co. is All-natural, eco-luscious Bath and Body Essentials formulated by a former R.N., inspired by a passion for healthy living.
At Element Style Boutique, they love fashion and they love to make people look and feel great! Sometimes a simple outfit or accessory can boost any day! The ladies at Element Style search around the globe to find the best and most unique items! They want you to be excited to find something new and different every time you shop. So like a girlfriend’s closet, they are here to help you look and feel great!
Katie Geis is a local artist and event painter available for special occasions including weddings, corporate events, and other intimate gatherings in the Milwaukee area. She also specializes in commissions for interior artwork to match your home, figure portraits, wedding portraits, and landscape paintings. She has prints and originals for sale on her website. Use code: LCFF for 15% off prints 11/8 through 12/31/18 and follow her work on Facebook at Katie Geis Fine Art! Start your art collection here! www.katiegeis.com
Lake Effect Co. is a brand that celebrates the beauty and adventure of lake living, driven by the tagline “Long Live Lake Life.” Founded by Hartland native and current Milwaukee resident Katherine Gramann, Lake Effect Co. is a community, uniting us over a shared sense of adventure and desire to savor the beauty many find so restorative about the beloved lake life. The shop features clothing for babies through adults (the most adorable onesies!) and goods such as boat totes, hats, tea towels and custom WI-made soy candles, all designed and produced locally. Jump in!
Carrying clothes, shoes, accessories, gifts and more, Mission Road Boutique is a retail establishment dedicated to doing good. They carry products with purpose and a portion of all sales are donated to philanthropic organizations.
After visiting Mission Road Boutique be sure to check out their sister store, the Well. Just one block down the street, the Well specializes in gifts for your home and your people.
Between the apparel, accessories and gifts at Mission Road and even more gifts, home décor and furniture at the Well, Oconomowoc may be the only place you need to go for your holiday shopping.
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.
Ryloo is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique, with locations in the heart of downtown Cedarburg and on the beautiful Lake of a Pewaukee. We offer a variety of trendy choices for everyday wear, as well as special occasions. As I hand pick pieces for the boutique, I strive to create a selection that appeals to an array of styles. We understand shopping can be stressful, so our welcoming staff aspires to help find the perfect pieces for you to feel your best, most confident self!
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Sherpers is located in downtown Oconomowoc and also has a store in Hales Corners and Port Washington. They carry everything from camping and hiking gear to tactical gear – and everything in between! With the recent addition of their online store, you can shop local at home for all your outdoor adventures.
Steven Paul Designs creates custom jewelry in its nationally award winning studio in downtown Delafield, Wisconsin. Their custom crafted jewelry pieces are a work of art built in concert with the vision of both the artisans at Steven Paul Designs and you, their discerning clients.
The Purple Giraffe is a children’s boutique in downtown Oconomowoc. Their offerings are varied–toys to delight, special outfits for babies to big kids and everything in between–but the mission is simple: to make you feel appreciated, welcomed and comfortable every time you shop at The Purple Giraffe. They are now open on Mondays, and be sure to check out their resale wall for amazing deals!
“Vintage Barn Chicks is our home decor boutique located in an original dairy barn on Lynndale Farms property in Pewaukee. We started our business following our passions, and we love to search for unique vintage pieces to pair with home decor, furniture, gifts, and accessories. We strive to create inspiring displays and vignettes for you to enjoy and shop from. We would love to help you find the perfect pieces for your home!Come visit us at N47W28270 Lynndale Rd. Pewaukee, WI (closed Mondays)~The Barn Chicks (Amy & Amy)
Classes and Services
Goldfish Swim School provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a state of the art swimming facility designed to enhance learning, fun and safety with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), and a shiver-free 90-degree pool.
Where your destination begins. Lovejoy Travel Agency is a professional travel company offering leisure and corporate travel services while valuing relationships among clients and suppliers.
The Scizzory Hair Design is a full service salon servicing women, men and children, located in downtown Merton, voted one of the top Lake Country salons. Their highly skilled team and impeccable customer service set them apart from the rest.
Mark your calendars for their Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 5 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- 20% off all products, including Aveda!
- Hourly drawings
- Pictures with Santa from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Tool Exchange: Bring in your old hot styling tools for money off a new one!
- Wine tasting at 6:00 pm.
- Come get pampered!
- All details at www.thescizzory.com.
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. Check out their November Mommy and Me Holiday Hair events and the new The Lounge at Snips!
E and S Sweets invites you to stop in and check out the nostalgic selection of candy, locally made popcorn, chocolates, craft soda’s 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!
Make your shopping easy with ready to give gifts! Stuffed with cookies, rugula, and more our gift bundles make the perfect stocking stuffer for friends, family, coworkers and even your pup! While you’re visiting us, grab a hot cup of our new cappuccino and lattes to fuel your shopping.
If the comforts of your couch suits your shopping plans better, treat yourself by saving 10% off Holiday Online pre-orders featuring Black Forest Yule Logs and Olde World Stollen, plus stay in touch for special offers by signing up for our emails.
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Woops! Macarons are handcrafted with high quality ingredients and are naturally gluten free. With more than 20 different flavors they surely make unique sweet present this Holiday Season. Visit at Brookfield Square Mall. They deliver locally and ship nationwide.