Aaron on July 30th, 2015

Most people look forward to summer. Warm weather, grilling season, ice cream, no school! But for others, summer represents the dreaded task of moving. August is one of the most common times to move. Even if you’re lucky enough to have friends help carry your heavy furniture in exchange for a 6-pack, moving is simply not fun.

But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. A new home and a fresh start. If you know someone who is moving soon, you can make the experience even better with a nice housewarming gift!

Here are a few housewarming gifts that are the perfect way to end a grueling move:

Door County Sampler Gift BoxThe Door County Sampler Gift Box includes products from some of Door County’s finest and most well-known businesses. You and your friends can enjoy Door County in the comfort of your own home! Some of the contents included in the Door County Sampler Gift Box are Coffee, Cherry Jams, Applesauce, Sausage Sticks, Chips, Mustard, Pancake Mix, Chocolate Covered Cherries, and Maple Syrup, neatly packaged in your choice of either a decorative wood box or dark forest green gift box. A unique housewarming gift for the family to share!

Home Sweet Home Popcorn Gift BoxThe Home Sweet Home Popcorn Gift Box is perfect gift whether you are welcoming someone to their new home or visiting friends or family. Included in the gift box are 15 oz. each of Wisconsin White Birch Popcorn, Red River Valley Popcorn and High Mountain Midnight Popcorn In addition, the gift box includes White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning, 1.8 oz. and Fireworks Popcorn Salt, 3.9 oz. All the popcorn in this gift box pops up white.

 

Taste of Wisconsin Gift Basket

The Taste of Wisconsin Gift Basket is loaded with great food made in Wisconsin. Each basket will be generously filled with delicious Wisconsin cheese, sausage, soda, popcorn, cookies, and more. There are so many tasty Wisconsin foods that there is not enough room in this gift basket for everything!

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Aaron on July 16th, 2015

Chocolate Shoppe Ice CreamChocolate Shoppe Ice Cream is a family-owned business established in 1962. Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the Chocolate Shoppe prides itself in manufacturing super premium ice cream. It’s super premium because it’s made with rich Wisconsin cream (with a high butterfat content), delicious natural ingredients, and no BGH additives. In addition to ice cream, the company produces sorbet, sherbet, non-fat yogurt, and no sugar added ice cream.

All products offer exceptional quality and unbeatable value. A wide variety of flavors include many Wisconsin State Fair Award Winners. According to the Chocolate Shoppe, their ice cream is “not low-fat, low-calorie, or low-anything, and that’s why everyone loves it.”

A few of Chocolate Shoppe’s delicious flavors include:

  • Butter Pecan
  • Mackinac Island Fudge
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Turtle
  • Zanzibar Chocolate
  • Old Fashioned Vanilla

Want to try them all? A variety pack can be shipped in dry ice, directly to your door.

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Aaron on July 2nd, 2015

Munich WeisswurstWeisswurst is a traditional Bavarian sausage that is very tender and mild. Although not as common as beef bratwurst in the United States, delicious Weisswurst can still be found around Wisconsin if you know where to look.

Typically made from veal and pork, Weisswurst is flavored with a variety of spices, including onion, parsley, lemon, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom. Traditionally, before modern refrigeration techniques, Weisswurst was eaten in the morning because the sausage was made fresh daily, and would go bad by the afternoon. To this day, if you travel to Germany you will often find it served for breakfast.

If you have never tasted Weisswurst, I encourage you to try this delicious Bavarian specialty!

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Amanda on June 18th, 2015

Now that summer is here, there’s no better time to grab your favorite book and enjoy the outdoors! We have crime and mystery, food, garden, travel books, and much more! Be sure to check out our entire list of books.

Murder at MidnightMurder at Midnight – Discovered by a young altar server, Father O’s body lay on the floor of the sacristy — his throat slit. Monona Quinn, editor of the weekly Mitchell Doings, finds herself writing a profile of a dead man for the second time in three months. Just like last time, Mo becomes obsessed with uncovering his killer, regardless of her husband’s misgivings and her own safety. An extremely conservative Catholic radio show, a highway expansion and millions of dollars all seem motive enough for murder. With the help of sassy Southern detective Lashandra Cooper, Mo sorts through the town full of suspects to find the truth.

 

The Supper Club BookThe Supper Club Book by David Hoekstra is a combination history and travel guide that celebrates the past, present and future of supper clubs. These beloved eateries of America’s heartland are unique to the Upper Midwest. This book brings to life the memorable people who created the tradition of these time-honored establishments and keep them alive. It also reveals how combining contemporary movements such as craft beers and locavore menus with staples like Friday night fish fry and Saturday prime rib has allowed supper clubs to evolve over time. A forward by Garrison Keillor provides additional Midwest flavor to this book.

 

Design Your Natural Midwest Garden In Design Your Natural Midwest Garden you learn gardening with native species is low-maintenance, good for the environment, and yields stunning results. Award-winning garden designer Patricia Hill shows you how to combine varieties that are perfect for the soils and climates of the upper Midwest into beautiful combinations for every space around your home.

 

 

Wisconsin's Best Breweries and BrewpubsWisconsin’s Best Breweries and Brewpubs, is an information-packed guidebook that introduces you to more than sixty breweries and brewpubs, from the Shipwrecked Brew Pub in Egg Harbor, to smaller craft breweries like Capital Brewery west of Madison, to the world-famous Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee.

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Amanda on June 4th, 2015

Wisconsinmade.com has many great wedding gifts for you to shower your bride and groom with! We have unique personalized gifts, gourmet cookies, and much more. Be sure to check out our Wedding Gifts page for all of our wedding ideas.

Rowe Pottery Personalized Heart CrockThis handmade, personalized crock by Rowe Pottery is a unique piece that will be appreciated for years to come. Personalize the traditional heart pattern with a name and date, down below, which the decorators will hand paint in traditional 19th century character. Popular in the 19th century, crocks were used for storing and preparing food. Each crock is available in the 1 or 2 gallon size. Because all salt glazed pottery is handmade and hand painted, you will find originality and uniqueness in each piece. The size, shape, and pattern of each piece will vary.

 

These Personalized Wedding and Anniversary Plates by Cam-Rock Clay Works, are perfect gifts for those special occasions. Cam-Rock Clay Works hand-paints each personalized plate. The round plate is approximately 11 inches in diameter with a plain edge. Featured in the center of the plate is a finely-crafted blue rose, the couples’ first names, and date – most people use the date and year of the wedding. In addition to being a work of art, this plate is dishwasher and microwave safe. A unique anniversary gift idea!

 

Bride and Groom Hand Decorated CookiesThese Bride and Groom Cookies are great gift for bridal showers or to use as table decorations at the wedding reception. Homemade sugar cookies are a whole new way to say “I Do”! K-Delights Bakery offers these 20 unique individually hand decorated, homemade sugar cookies for the bride and groom. The sugar cookie designs include hearts, wedding cake, rings, and more, all attractively packaged in a gift tin tied with a festive ribbon. Designs and decorations of cookies may vary.

 

Bride and Groom Gourmet Caramel ApplesThe Bride and Groom Gourmet Caramel Apples are decorated to look as if it were a bride in her wedding dress and a groom in a tux! These caramel apples are made by taking premium jumbo granny smith apples and hand dipping them in delicious kettle made caramel that contains no preservatives. Once coated in delicious, rich buttery caramel, they are dunked in Amy’s Gourmet Apples’ signature Belgian chocolates. The gourmet apples may be ordered individually or as the “happy couple”. Apples come individually packaged and boxed in a custom embossed complimentary apple box ready for gift giving

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