Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is our yearly signal that holiday shopping has begun. Everyone knows about the tradition of stores opening early with great deals (and long lines), but not many know the origin of Black Friday.
The name gained popularity around 1961 and originally arose from the heavy traffic caused by travelers and shoppers. Later a financial explanation formed: Retailers were generally in the red (a financial loss) from January until November, and started going “in the black” (a profit) the day after Thanksgiving.
Eventually retailers made a tradition of offering special Black Friday deals. Some deals were so good that customers lined up outside the store hours before it opened. This led to stores opening very early on Black Friday. In the past few years, some stores open as early as midnight, or even on Thanksgiving evening!
As the craze for deals grew, retailers decided that one day wasn’t enough. Cyber Monday formed as an online retail equivalent, although many online retailers also offer Black Friday deals as well.
If you plan on going deal hunting on Black Friday this year, don’t forget to stay warm and be safe! Or take advantage of Cyber Monday and shop from the comfort of your home!
It’s that time of the year again, cold weather. Wisconsinmade.com has just what you need-hats, gloves, and scarves, featuring your favorite sports teams-the Wisconsin teams of course. Be sure to check out all of our apparel items. These items make great Christmas gifts for any Badger, Brewer, or Packer fan!
The Wisconsin Mens Cuffed Knit Hat by Adidas is available in red or black. The red cuffed hat has the Wisconsin W logo embroidered in white on the front and the Adidas logo on the back. The black cuffed hat has the Wisconsin W logo embroidered in red on the front and the Adidas logo on the back.
The Wisconsin Adult Red Fleece Gloves has the Wisconsin logo on the top of the left glove and the Adidas logo on the top of the right glove. These warm, soft gloves by Adidas have elastic cuffs and a hook and clip to keep the gloves paired when not wearing them. The Wisconsin Adult Red Fleece Gloves are a great gift for any Badger fan.
The Packers Breakaway Scarf features Packers woven across the center of the scarf and the Packers logo and fringe accents at each end. The green and gold Green Bay Packers scarf measures 63 inches by 7 inches.
This Brewers Womens Braided Knit Hat by 47Brand is the perfect way to show your continued support of the Milwaukee Brewers during the cold weather! The braided knit hat is blue and pink with white accents and the Brewers retro logo in blue on a band of pink. The hat is topped by a pink and blue pom and has blue and white braids. Brewers is embroidered on the side ear flap. One size fits all. Genuine MLB merchandise. The Brewers Womens Braided Knit Hat is a great gift for Christmas or Valentine’s Day!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Are you preparing to cook a meal for your family? Between coordinating a family gathering and preparing side dishes, who has time to cook a whole turkey? Take some of the pressure off yourself this year and get a fully cooked, delicious turkey that’s ready to serve!
The Whole Smoked Turkey by Nueske is moist, juicy, and flavorful, fully cooked and ready to eat. We hand select these broad-breasted, plump turkeys for their extra white meat. Then the turkey is smoked slowly to delicate perfection over glowing embers of sweet Applewood. The traditional favorite of smoked turkey is low in salt and calories, is the perfect addition to a health-conscious menu. The Wisconsin smoked turkey is moist, juicy, and flavorful… fully cooked and ready to eat. Enjoy the smoked turkey hot for your Holiday dinner or as a great centerpiece attraction for your cold snack buffet. Serve Nueske’s succulent Smoked Turkey to guests, or give as a tasteful gift. Either way, you’ll delight anyone who has the opportunity to savor the delicious tenderness of this rare taste treat. The smoked turkey is low in salt, no water added. Your choice of small, medium or family size.
Order by 10am on November 24, 2014 for Thanksgiving delivery.
“Best smoked turkey I ever had. All of my guests enjoyed it and reached for seconds. This will become a tradition for me.” — Courtney
“I received this turkey as a gift and it is completely devoured! Not only did we eat the turkey in 2 days, but I made a salad with the remnants and even used the bones for soup. Need I say more?” — Connie
“My husband does not like turkey but he likes this turkey. And not just because it is smoked, it’s because they smoke it with applewood. It really does make a difference in the flavor. Now we can’t go back to a regular baked turkey after we have had the best tasting turkey ever!” — kckatt
Do you know someone overseas that would love a gift from Wisconsin? Well Wisconsinmade.com has many products that ship overseas to your loved ones. Here are a few of our customer favorites that ship APO. For a complete list of Wisconsin products that are available to ship overseas, please view our Gifts for Soldiers page.
The Cheese and Sausage Select Gift Box is a terrific sampler package of summer sausage and delicious Wisconsin pasteurized process cheese food by Northwoods Cheese. This gift box includes the following four flavors of Pasteurized Process Cheese Food: Wisconsin Cheddar Bar, Wisconsin Swiss Bar, Cheddar Cranberry Bar and Wisconsin Hot Pepper Bar. Also included are three meat products: Northwoods Cranberry Summer Sausage and two Beef Summer Sausages. The Cheese and Sausage Select Gift Box Gift Box is a family gift favorite. This perfect taste combination is a gourmet treat for a birthday, thank you, or the holidays. Send this gift box to your loved ones overseas!
The Gourmet Popcorn and Seasoning Gift Set by Fireworks Popcorn is a great gift for the popcorn lover you know. The Gourmet Popcorn and Seasoning Gift Set is a perfect gift or a terrific treat for yourself. This gift set includes three popcorn varieties and 3 popcorn seasonings in a burgundy and kraft color gift box. Enjoy Wisconsin White Birch Popcorn, Red River Valley Popcorn, and Savanna Gold Popcorn along with White Cheddar Seasoning, Popcorn Salt and Butter Burst Seasoning.
The Green Bay Packers Realtree Camouflage men’s baseball cap has the Packers logo embroidered on the front. The one size fits all hat also has Packers spelled out on the snap and buckle adjuster at the back and 47 Brand on the left side. The hat makes a perfect gift for any Packer fan you know.
The Classic Wisconsin Arch Short Sleeve T-Shirt by Adidas has Wisconsin, the W logo and the Adidas logo screen printed on the front. The red short sleeve t-shirt is a classic for all Badger fans.
I’m never ready for winter. It takes me a few months to get used to the cold, and Wisconsin weather sure doesn’t make it any easier. To help with the transition, I like to buy a nice selection of gourmet coffee. Here are a few great coffee collections from three different Wisconsin artisans. I like to keep them all for myself, but they make great gifts, too!
Roaster’s Dozen Gourmet Flavored Coffee Collection from Berres Brothers is perfect for the coffee lover who just can’t get enough variety. The gourmet flavored coffee comes with 13 unique 1.5 oz single-pot flavored ground coffee packages available in regular or decaf. The Roaster’s Dozen Gourmet Flavored Coffee Collection is an assortment of 1 to 2 packages of each of the following coffee flavors: Chocolate Caramel, French Caramel Cream, Hazelnut Cream, Highlander Grogg, Streusel Cake, Vanilla Nut, Columbian Blend (non-flavored), and Peppermint Stick (seasonal).
This Gourmet Coffee – Royal Select Columbian Decaf by Eagle River Roasters is a delicious decaffeinated coffee that tastes the most like regular coffee. Using a mountain water decaf process, this gourmet ground coffee is Eagle River’s finest decaf. A great gift for any coffee lover.
The Classic Coffee Trio Gift Set contains three best-selling Door County Coffees and two travel mugs. Choose Regular or Decaf Coffee in Non-Flavored or Flavored selections. The non-flavored coffees (regular or decaf) are Country Morning Blend, Breakfast Blend, and 100% Columbian; The flavored coffees (regular or decaf) are Highlander Grogg, Sinful Delight, and Vanilla Cr?me Brule. The coffee mugs have the Door County Coffee logo on them. The Classic Coffee Trio Travel Gift Set is a great gift for any coffee-lover.