Shop local this holiday season at Marshfield area stores
We asked readers where they go in their local businesses when they’re shopping for gifts. Here’s what they recommend in the Marshfield area.
MARSHFIELD — With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday just around the corner, we asked readers about their favorite places to shop in the Marshfield area for holiday gifts. They suggested some favorites that have served as our annual holiday gift guide before, as well as several new small businesses to the community.
So, while you continue to check off those friends and family members on your holiday gift list, consider stopping by one of these local businesses.
Kylie & Co. Candles
No matter who you’re shopping for, you’re guaranteed to find something they’ll love at Kailey’s Kandles & Co.
“We have a little bit of everything,” owner Chris Schmidt said. “No one came and I couldn’t find the gift they were looking for.”
In addition to the candles and melted wax that Schmidt makes and sells in the store, 80 local artisans from the Marshfield area and within an hour of the store also have items for sale.
The store has moved to a new, larger space at 119 S. Central Ave., next to Uptown Coffee Co. Right, since last holiday season, so the amount of special items on sale has also increased.
Schmidt said she just finalized some new scents arriving in the store this week, including Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, Ocean Breeze (to help you get through the cold Wisconsin winter days), Sugar Cookie with real sprinkles and 90s. Animation (to take you back to the good days of watching Saturday morning cartoons).
She added that she also has a collection of “sassy, sarcastic and casual candles” in the store. Her best-selling candle is always Smell My Nuts, and the lilac scent is always a favorite because customers tell her “it’s the closest to the real thing,” she said.
In terms of best-selling products, Schmidt said freeze-dried candy is very popular due to TikTok and social media, as well as home decor and crochet products.
Holiday items continue to arrive at the store, but Schmidt said she has items for every holiday in the store throughout the year.
Schmidt said many vendors will have sales on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and throughout the rest of November, and she will be offering $1 off wax melts during that period.
The store is open from 11am to 6pm Tuesday to Wednesday, 11am to 7pm Thursday to Friday, and 10am to 3pm on Saturday. For more information, call 715-383-9626 or find Kailey’s Kandles & Company on Facebook.
Marshfield Books and Stationery
If you’re looking for something unique in addition to the usual things you’d find at a good stationery store to give as a gift this holiday season, stop by Marshfield Book & Stationery, 109800 W. McMillan St.
“If you have a budding artist in the family, this is a good place to look for a quality gift,” one reader shared. “They also have a lot of educational games for kids…or any kind of special keepsake guest books for a family celebration.”
The store’s biggest seller is the Masterpieces brand puzzles, said store manager Pam Block. She said the store has about 80 different items on several shelves to choose from when fully stocked.
Other best sellers for gift giving include paint-by-numbers kits, other arts and crafts kits for kids, and even dice cups.
“Those are the big sellers this time of year,” Block said. “We sell them like hotcakes.”
Some people come in to buy recipe folders to fill with family recipes to give as gifts, and password log books make excellent stocking stuffers, she said.
They also sell a variety of holiday stationery and Christmas cards.
The store is open from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends. For more information, call 715-387-1286.
Readers once again suggested Schalow Nursery, 8461 Heritage Drive in Marshfield, to complete your holiday gift list. The popular local business has a treasure trove of holiday decor and unique items that make great gifts and stocking stuffers.
Schalow’s is a one-stop shop for candles and home decor, including seasonal decorations, lotions, stationery, cards, jewelry, and kitchen accessories like aprons, towels, utensils and more. Customers can also find baking mixes, Schalow’s Nursery pickles, dipping sauces, games and puzzles.
The store also announced on its Facebook page last week that Christmas wine has arrived for the holidays and gift giving.
If you’re looking to decorate your home for the holidays, look no further, as Shalow’s has “all the fixtures you need to decorate your outdoor home.” They have balsam/freezer branches, specialty branches, spruce limbs, wreaths, and ropes. They also offer decor for porch pots, festive flags and mailbox covers.
And if you’re looking for Christmas kissing balls, they have those available for pre-order.
Schalow Nursery is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 9am to 3pm on Sunday. For more information, call 715-591-3478 or visit www.schalows.com.
Step back into the past, a cross between old-world fantasy and classic cottage, and find “truly special items” at Gypsie Hollow, 2001 S. Central Ave., Suite G.
Co-owner Beaux Garbisch said the store’s most popular items include natural and vegan home and bath products made by his mother, Pamalyn. A wide range of ethically sourced gemstones and minerals; The pendants, bracelets and necklaces they make themselves.
Many people come to the store looking for gifts, Garbish said, and they offer many ways to create gift baskets and decorative gift boxes that include everything from bars of soap and bath salts to jewelry, organic tea, chocolate and other items from the store.
Garbish said the store has between 200 and 300 pieces of handmade jewelry at any given time, most of which was made by his mother and made using authentic metals and gemstones that he tests himself.
“Each piece will reflect nature’s creativity,” he said. The store also carries a small selection of sterling silver jewelry made in Nepal.
Their stones and minerals include everything from palm stones to specialty pieces for collectors or people who use them for mental and spiritual health, Garbish said, noting that he sources his pieces directly from mines around the world so he can focus on ensuring ethical mining practices. Uses.
Store hours are 10am-6pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday; It is closed on Sundays. For more information, call 715-305-2110 or visit gypsiehollow.com.
Get in your car and drive south about 20 minutes to the pharmacy at 5335 Second Ave. In Batesville, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list.
The store is owned by Andrea Galvan of Wisconsin Rapids and sells a variety of locally sourced goods and products from Wisconsin companies, some from right here in central Wisconsin.
“They sell all kinds of things — soaps, lotions, candles, clothing, accessories, decor… all kinds of stylish things,” one reader shared.
Galvan is always adding products to the shelves, too.
Watch the store’s Facebook page for store hours and product updates. For more information, call 715-465-0460.
Partner Gift Shop
The Partners Gift Shop is located in the front lobby of Marshfield Medical Center at 611 N. St. Joseph Ave., and offers “cool gifts,” shared by one reader. They said they found everything from beautiful clothes to earrings and purses to toys and books, as well as a variety of seasonal trinkets and food items “to suit every occasion.”
Store manager Cathy Stone said the gift shop offers a “great selection” of items, and they are in the process of launching their seasonal merchandise. Hospital and clinic visitors aren’t the only ones who stop by the store, but business is picking up as the holiday season approaches, she said.
“We have Christmas decorations, plants, clothing, plush toys for kids, Woodstock Chimes, jewelry, candy and other home decor,” Stone said.
The gift shop is open from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends. Gift shop sales help support Marshfield Medical Center. For more information, call 715-387-7105.
Don’t miss these past favorites
Although they didn’t get an endorsement this year, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention some of the stores our readers recommended for their holiday gift list last year. They hold everything from records and books to clothing, self-care products, meats, cheeses, and more.
You’ll definitely want to check out these stores as well to help cross items off your holiday lists:
- The Good Day Sunshine Record Shop, located at 107 S. Central Ave., has turntables that are usually a hit with customers, as is its extensive collection of new and old records. And for anyone on your list who already has an established vinyl collection, record cleaners or slip mats might be a perfect gift. 715-898-1011 | www.gooddaysunshinerecordshop.com
- Merle Norman & The Day Spa Boutique, located at 249 S. Central Ave., is the perfect store to visit for women’s clothing or beauty products. The store also carries Wisconsin-style sweatshirts. The store has an in-house spa that offers massages, facials, hair removal, nail services and makeup services, or you can purchase a gift card so your friends and family can choose how they like to treat themselves. 715-384-8000 | yourmerlenorman.com
- Thimbleberry Books, 166 S. Central Ave., is filled to the ceiling with options and is a must-visit for any book lover on your list. Customers can find used books and audiobooks in multiple genres. If you are looking for a newer version, you can place an order for it through the store. The store also offers a gift card. 715-387-3049
- Weber’s Farm Store, 9706 Wood County H, offers a wide selection of items for the people in your life who love delicious snacks. From meats and cheeses to ice cream, maple syrup, jams and sauces, your local store has everything you need. The store also offers gift boxes. 715-384-5639 | webersfarmstore.com
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