Green Bay is home to so many unique shopping destinations; small businesses with big hearts who make and sell things you simply can’t find anywhere else. It’s just one of the many reasons Green Bay is one of the best cities in the United States!
This 2022 Holiday Gift Guide is designed to inspire you as you finish your last-minute shopping. We’ve also included some unconventional options as well as a section with items you can order online in case you’re not able to make it to Green Bay before the holidays. Happy shopping!
Some New Wheels - Do you have any serious bikers on your list? We’re not talking Harleys (although Vandervest Harley-Davidson has LOTS of great gift ideas for the motorcycle fans in your life). Nope, we’re talking about bicycles! Green Bay is lucky to have TWO locally-owned bike studios; Broken Spoke and Pete’s Garage. No matter what kind of bike you’re looking for, they’re probably going to have it. Plus, the experts working at these shops are so friendly and ready to help you pick out the perfect gift!
Gifts You Can Eat - When you think of Green Bay, you think of cheese. That’s just how it is. We love it so much, we wear it on our heads! That being said, you really can’t go wrong with a nice cheese platter or gift basket from Scray Cheese or Renard’s Cheese Store. If cheese isn’t their thing, how about some chocolate? Seroogy’s Chocolates is a favorite in Green Bay, especially for their signature meltaway bars. Whether you choose chocolate or cheese, be sure to stop at The Oilery and pick up a bottle of their gourmet olive oil or balsamic vinegar to go with it!
Gifts You Can Drink - Green Bay is home to so many phenomenal small breweries and wineries and these items always make great gifts! For your favorite beer lover, pick up some cans, crowlers, or growlers from Badger State Brewing Company, Stillmank Brewing, Copper State Brewing Company, Zambaldi or Hinterland? There are also lots of local wineries where you can grab the perfect bottle of red, white, or rosé. Wine also makes the perfect hostess gift for the holidays! Check out our brewery and winery listings for some of our favorites.
For Those Who Love Learning - Many of the museums in Green Bay have incredible gift shops. This is the perfect place to find unique gifts for the people in your life who love learning something new. Check out the National Railroad Museum, Neville Public Museum, and Oneida Nation Museum’s gift shops, or consider buying someone you love a one year membership pass for the Green Bay Botanical Garden, NEW Zoo, or Heritage Hill State Park. It’s the gift that keeps on giving and it helps support the places we love.
Just for Kids - Every kid loves Oreos and at the Candy Bar, you can get chocolate dipped caramel Oreos that you’ll be tempted to keep for yourself. They also have tons of vintage candies that your kids will have a blast sampling! Also, be sure to make a stop at the School House. It’s an absolute haven for kids' toys, puzzles, games, learning activities, science kits… you name it. Older kids on your list would love to receive a “Gamers Passport” for the Edge VR Arcade or an eGift card to play games and get themselves food and drinks in the cafe.
Stocking Stuffers Galore - Looking for some unique stocking stuffers? We’ve got you covered! Head on over to Cultivate Taste Tea Salon for some high end loose teas, like their organic lavender green rooibos or the baked pear oolong. Know any art lovers? Both Artless Bastard and The Art Garage have gift sections within their galleries which feature handmade items like jewelry and small pieces of art that would make a very special stocking stuffer. Gift certificates for the Oneida Casino, Green Bay Axe, or Escape Room Wisconsin are great options for those hard-to-shop for folks who prefer experiences over things.
Gifts You Can Order Online - Can’t make it to Green Bay to shop? No worries! There are several great options for online shopping, too! Everyone on your list needs a good pair of gloves, especially this time of year. You can order gloves for all ages on the Saranac Glove website. This family-owned company has been making them for over a century and it shows in their quality. And of course, no holiday gift guide would be complete without mentioning the Packers Pro Shop, which is THE place to get all your Packers jerseys, apparel, home goods, collectables and more! Can’t decide? You can always get a gift card!
Does all this shopping make you want to pay a visit to Greater Green Bay? We don’t blame you! Go ahead and download a digital copy of our latest Official Destination Guide and start planning your trip right now!