This list is for all who crave the feel-good coziness of home and strive for joyful living! From a handcrafted coffee mug and cocoa bombs to aromatic shower bursts, these amazing gifts are truly for the homebody at heart.
These gift ideas are a part of our Shop Local Series! To show our own love and support for small businesses, we encourage the community to shop local this holiday season. Go Valley Kids is providing these ideas as gifting inspiration and is not being compensated by the businesses listed in our guides. By shopping local, you can find unique gifts for everyone on your list and leave a lasting impact on the many boutiques, shops and businesses found in our wonderful community.
2021 Linnea Poster Calendar from Hey Daisy
Organize your life and embrace the arts with a beautiful, poster-style calendar set! The vibrant pages feature original artwork for every month of the year by artist Johanna Rile. In all, the 11×14 sheets are perfect for any home, and of course, are even more wonderful for adding a splash of color!
- Hey Daisy, 121 E. College Avenue, Appleton, (920) 749-4707
Ergonomic Beverage Mug from Mud & Prints
Experience a mug that is not only artistic but ergonomic! The mugs are designed with a unique handle to make it more comfortable to handle. Logos or designs can certainly be added to the mugs for a more personalized touch through custom ordering. All of these gorgeous mugs can be microwaved and are dishwasher safe.
- Mud & Prints, 311 E. College Avenue, Appleton, (920) 277-1599
Customized Weighted Blanket from Graham Crafters, LLC
Both kids and adults will stay snug and secure through the winter with a custom weight blanket! Ready-made blankets are available for purchase inside Amaze & Grace or gifters can create a custom order. Customers can even personalize and select the fabric type, color, pattern, size, and weight.
- Graham Crafters, 4805 W. Michaels Drive, located inside Amaze & Grace, Appleton, (920) 841-2851
Hydra Aromatherapy Shower Bursts from Eco Candle Co.
Bring the relaxing essence of the spa back home with aromatherapy shower bursts! The bursts, which come in a variety of scents include Rise & Shine, Energize, Unwind and Sweet Dreams. Simply drop one in the shower and enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic soak at home.
- Eco Candle Co., 123 E. College Avenue, Appleton, (920) 830-0123
Grey Globe Salt Lamp from Salt Room Appleton
Cleanse the air in the home with a moisture and energy purifying salt lamp! Available in amber, grey, and white, the salt crystals attract water molecules in the air to trap impurities. When in use, the heat from the bulb helps the water evaporate back in the air, while particles of dust, smoke, and pollen remain in the salt crystal. Talk about fresh air!
- Salt Room Appleton, 1196 N. Mayflower Drive, Appleton, (920) 903-1150
Cool Camper Succulent Garden from Memorial Florists & Greenhouses
For friends or family who adore their ‘home away from home’ or just enjoy quirky gifts, the camper succulent garden is an unsurpassed gift! The vintage ceramic camper is filled with lush living plants, including variegated Sansseveria, a large green Echeveria succulent and green Sedum succulent.
- Memorial Florists & Greenhouses, 2320 S. Memorial Drive, Appleton, (920) 731-3136
Stained Glass Bee Window Hanger from Studio K Stained Glass, LLC
Decor items like a stained-glass bee window hanger, handmade by local artist Venee H., make beautiful gifts to decorate the home! Shoppers can visit the studio to check out a collection of fused and stained glass gifts, décor and paperweights from many local artists.
- Studio K Stained Glass, 2125 N. Richmond Street, Appleton, (920) 574-2638
Caramel Hot Cocoa Bombs from Teddie’s Creative Cakes
Kick back with friends and relax at home with a rather tasty gift – Caramel Hot Cocoa Bombs! Available in packs of four, these magically sweet beverage additions can be added to coffee, water or hot milk for a bold flavor experience. The bombs come in a variety of flavors and can be pre-ordered and picked up right from the bakery.
- Teddie’s Creative Cakes, 2503 Heather Road, Green Bay, (920) 370-6472
Good Earth Gift Basket from Robinson Florists & Greenhouses
Nourish the body and mind during Wisconsin’s cold winters with a soothing care basket from Robinson Florists! The basket includes a soy candle, soy lotion, whipped Shea butter, soap bar and lip butter. Additionally, they are all locally made in Green Bay, plus there are many scents to choose from! Choose from deluxe or luxury baskets, available online, or select al a carte additions to make your gift extra special.
- Robinson Florists & Greenhouses, 444 S. Washington Street, Kimberly, (920) 788-5244
Wire Bicycle Wine Rack from Valeri Furniture
The sweet, bicycle-inspired wine rack holds one bottle and dons a neutral black finish, making it the perfect accent for any home. Add a bow and you have one special gift for your favorite wine enthusiast and homebody!
- Valeri Furniture, 5421 N. Richmond Street, Appleton, (920) 882-0808
‘A World Such as Heaven Intended’ Book Series from St. Patrick’s Gifts & Books
Those longing for a romantic and historical adventure will adore the ‘Heaven Intended’ series, written by Appleton mom and author Amanda Lauer! The sweeping love stories, based during the Civil War, are the perfect reads to get lost in alongside a cozy fire and are an absolute must-gift!
- St. Patrick’s Gifts & Books, 972 W. Northland Avenue, located inside the Northland Mall, Appleton, (920) 731-7635
Wooden Home Signs from Creative Treasures
Head to Little Chute and browse a wide selection of home décor items, including chic Wooden Home Signs, at Creative Treasures! There are many styles to fit every theme, in addition to many other trinkets and gifts, too!
- Creative Treasures, 1400 E. Main Street, Little Chute
‘Let’s Stay Home’ Decorative Pillow from Knot 2 Shabby
Without a doubt, there truly is no place like home, especially right now! Add a soft, decorative quote pillow to a couch or bench to spruce up any room. There are many items available at Knot 2 Shabby, and the store also offers gift certificates so recipients can find creations to fit their unique style!
- Knot 2 Shabby, 1000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #9, Appleton, (920) 903-8163