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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!!

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!

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Boutique and Specialty Shops

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 12/15/23.
Special offer for Lake Country Family Fun readers: order one 5″x5″ portrait, receive a 2nd at half price!  Offer valid through 12/31/23.  NOTE: for Christmas delivery order and photo must be received prior to 12/15/23.
Follow Agape Art Creations on Facebook. 


Books & Company

Books & Company is an independent bookshop serving the Lake Country and surrounding areas for over 40 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

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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

Lake Country Bed Barn Hartland

Lake Country Bed Barn

Your Local, Family-Owned, Affordable Mattress & Furniture Store

See the Holiday Wishlist 2023 for 4 amazing deals in November here.




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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 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.


Performance Running Outfitters

Discover the perfect gifts for runners at Performance Running Outfitters! From top-tier running shoes for all terrains to stylish apparel and high-performance gear, we’ve got it all. Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned marathoner or a newbie hitting the trails or roads, our expert staff will help you and your loved ones into the perfect pair of shoes plus take advantage of our FREE gait analysis. Give the gift of comfort and performance this holiday season while shopping local and make every stride unforgettable. Visit us today at one of our 4 locations or online at to explore our curated selection of premium running products that will keep your loved ones moving with joy.

>>>Find Performance Running in our Holiday Wishlist for 2023 here.

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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.

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Pure Love Essences


Oconomowoc, Wisconsin’s own certified-clean, cruelty-free & vegan perfumes/colognes and hair serums. Woman-owned, American made.

20% OFF*

Use online coupon code LCFF20


*Valid online only. All sales final (no returns, refunds, exchanges).

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Scarpa Bella Boutique

Scarpa Belle Boutique

Scarpa Belle Boutique: Your Premier Destination for Elegant Footwear in Downtown Oconomowoc.

At Scarpa Belle Boutique, we are dedicated to ensuring that your shopping experience is nothing short of extraordinary. Our unwavering commitment to exceptional customer service is matched only by the quality of brands we offer, including renowned names like Hunter, A.S.98, Old Gringo, Gabor, LaidBack London, L’Artiste, Rieker, Birkenstock, and an extensive selection of other reputable labels.

But we’re not just about footwear. Our store is a treasure trove of custom apparel, exquisite essential oil products, and so much more. We invite you to explore the wide array of unique items that await you.

What’s more, Scarpa Belle Boutique is open 7 days a week, ensuring that you can visit us at your convenience. Discover the finest in fashion and personal care products right in the heart of Downtown Oconomowoc.

119 E Wisconsin Ave • Downtown Oconomowoc • 262-354-0831 

Save 20% on one regular priced item
with code HOLIDAY20. In-store only, exclusions

>>>Find them in our 2023 Holiday Wishlist here.

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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
Get 20% off one item with code TAKE20.
>>>Find Sherpers in our Holiday Wishlist for 2023 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!


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. Use LCFF10 for online code. 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 2023 here.

Classes, Services & Experiences

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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.
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>>>Find Aspire Dance Center in our Holiday Wishlist for 2023 here.

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

>>Find them in our 2023 Holiday Wishlist here.

Magic Mom Travel 10 Disney Travel Tips with Kids

This gift may not fit under the tree, but it is sure to bring excitement and fun! Our team at Magic Mom Travel LLC is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and ensuring that everydetail of your vacation is taken care of. From finding the perfect accommodations to planning exciting activities and dining experiences, we are here to make your travel dreams come true. Let us handle the logistics while you relax and make the most of your time away. Whether you’re dreaming of a Disney adventure, Caribbean getaway, or exploring the wonders of nature, we will help you create memories to last a lifetime. Let’s work together to create unforgettable memories filled with magic and adventure.

Mention this ad for $50 off your next 5 night/4-day ticketed vacation!

Find them in our 2023 Holiday Wishlist 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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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 2023 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 2023 here which includes a gift card deal.

EandS Sweets MukwonagoE and S Sweets

Hey there, candy lovers! If you’re feeling a little nostalgic and craving some sweet treats, then look no further than E and S Sweets. This delightful little shop invites you to step back in time and indulge in their incredible selection of throwback candies. From classic favorites like licorice twists and jelly beans to hard-to-find old-fashioned sweets, they’ve got it all. As soon as you walk through the door, you’ll be transported back to childhood memories with the sight of childhood candies lining the shelves. Whether you’re searching for a special gift or simply want to satisfy your own sweet tooth, E and S Sweets will not disappoint. Don’t hesitate any longer; pop on by and treat yourself to a taste of nostalgia at this fabulous shop!

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 2023 here.

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.  To be fully entered, make sure to comment on the Facebook Post from 11/17 at 7am with your favorite shop in the shop and tag a friend. 

Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. 



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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sponsored by Hartland Lights in Hartland
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sponsored by the Delafield Brewhaus
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sponsored by Aspire Dance Company
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sponsored by
the Smiley Barn in Delafield
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  3. Teri and Dennis Kramer

    Excited to enter the Lake Country Shop Local
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  4. Thank you so much Lake Country Family Fun for offering this contest and all you do to highlight fun things to do in Lake Country!

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