By: Brianna Boecker
Supporting small businesses is a great way to invest in your community and receive beautiful products with a local influence. And we want to highlight some amazing small businesses here in Wisconsin that are great places to shop. Read on to learn about three small businesses where you are sure to find locally made products that were created with Wisconsin pride in mind.
WiscoBox is a company that creates Wisconsin themed gift boxes in order to celebrate Wisconsin growers and artists. Each box contains a variety of items (food and non-food) that are made in Wisconsin such as cheese, wine, chocolate, mugs, candles, etc. They also have options to choose already curated boxes with fun themes or to build your own box from scratch. And each box aims to celebrate the unique traditions of Wisconsin life. These boxes would be perfect for gift giving and for showing your love of Wisconsin!
Giltee is a Wisconsin-based company that sells premium apparel with unique screen-printed designs. Their aim is to create a sense of community and allow locals to represent their roots and where they come from. They have stores in Milwaukee, Bay View, Wauwatosa, Kenosha, Eau Claire, Door County, and they’re continuing to expand to other cities. So if you live around those areas, you’re bound to find some super relevant graphic apparel. But they also have a lot of other great general items relevant to anywhere in Wisconsin.
Wisco Girl Boutique
Wisco Girl Boutique is a small business that specializes in apparel and homegoods meant to showcase your Wisconsin pride. They are in the business for the fun of it so they don’t have a large quantity of stock, but this just means that everything is unique for a limited time. You can order specialized Wisconsin-themed items such as t-shirts, pullovers, hats, and mugs that won’t be in stock forever, so if you’re looking for items that not everyone has, this is the place to go. Wisco Girl Boutique also values creating a brand that is inclusive and representative of anyone who wants to show their #wiscopride which is even more amazing.