Keeping it Local with Holiday Gift Baskets

Written by: Jeni Strom, Marketing and Visitor Services Coordinator

Tis’ the season to start your holiday shopping and gift baskets are a great way to give a little bit of everything! The Fox Cities has plenty of places that offer pre-made or customizable gift baskets full of great locally made products that are sure to please everyone on your list! Not sure where to start or what your options are? No worries, we’ve done the work for you!

simons gift basket

Simon’s Specialty Cheese – Offering 15 different pre-packaged gift baskets to suit any taste! Choose from local cheeses, sausage, beef sticks, crackers and fudge. Baskets starting at just $11.50.

Lamer’s DairyLamers gift basket.jpg Choose from 12 different pre-packaged gift baskets with an assortment of local cheeses, salsas, sausage, crackers and nuts. Starting at just $18.

Kerrigan Brothers Winery – Choose from their large selection of wine and they’ll package it beautifully! Available in 2 or 3 bottle crates. Or feel free to create your own basket with wine and gifts and they’ll make it for you!

wilmars candy caneWilmar Chocolates – Gifts boxes in all sizes at a wide range of price points  filled with their signature assortments.

Vande Walle’s Candies – Choose from their pre-made gift boxes or customize your own with their wide variety of chocolates, nuts, candies and gifts.

Olive Cellar gift Olive Cellar – Offering pre-made or customized options. Choose from vinegars, olive oils, pastas, sauces, seasonings, jams, and wine.


If you’re feeling extra creative or maybe you want to personalize your own homemade gift basket, you can visit a number of local businesses that offer products made right here in the Fox Cities! Restaurants and shops such as; Blue Moon Emporium,  Fox River Brewing Company, Stone Cellar Brewpub, All Things Jerky, Mudd Creek LLC., Sunset HIll Stoneware, Carmella’s Italian Bistro, and Valley Popcorn, just to name a few, all sell locally made products that would be the perfect addition to any gift basket!

Christmas ParadeGet into the holiday spirit and head out for the 45th Annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade coming up on Tuesday, November 24. The parade starts at 7pm. Full of lights, music, holiday cheer, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus! Check their website for details.


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