Gift guide

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The Family Backpack 2018 holiday gift guide

Published Dec. 15, 2018

Here's to a magical, family-filled, travel-planning holiday season! Enjoy this special family travel gift guide from Milwaukee-based Family Backpack. Wheels Up!

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5 suburban spots to snag the perfect hand-crafted holiday gift

Published Dec. 15, 2018

Need a gift for a special person, or someone who already has everything? Venture just outside of Milwaukee to the suburbs to find a variety of stores with gifts individually hand-made by local makers, artists and crafters.

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One man's holiday wish list, 2018

Published Dec. 14, 2018

I know you didn't ask, but that's OK, I know you're looking for the perfect gift for me, so here is what's at the top of my holiday wish list this year. And, hey, if you know someone that loves music and wine and bourbon and books and being warm, I bet you can apply these ideas to that person, too.

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Unique Boutique: Boswell Book Co.

Published Dec. 5, 2018

Boswell Books is the city's best bookshop, stocked not only with great works but with employees who are passionate and knowledgeable booklovers.

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Unique Boutique: Antiques on Pierce

Published Nov. 28, 2018

Antiques on Pierce has three floors packed to the gills with a stunning array of items. The selection is not only wide, it's also deep.

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8 things to buy at Milwaukee's Christkindlmarket

Published Nov. 21, 2018

The Christkindlmarket has lots to offer, from German food to ornaments to dog supplies to fashion. Here are eight unique items to find there, all at relatively inexpensive prices.

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The Wisconsin sports fan's holiday gift guide

Published Dec. 20, 2017

'Tis the season to be jolly, of course. But 'tis also the season of the Packers and the Bucks, the Badgers, Golden Eagles and Panthers basketball teams, the Admirals, the Wave and even the Brewers' (off)season. Here are some gift ideas for the sports lover on your list.

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The Family Backpack 2017 holiday gift guide

Published Dec. 16, 2017

Traveling as a family is such a great way to spread the love of family unity beyond the holiday season, so here are 10 little gifts of inspiration we hope you love - and help guide you on your next adventure.

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Gift guide for the guy who's got everything

Published Dec. 16, 2017

People tell me I'm hard to shop for, and they're probably right. Lots of interesting stuff arrives in the mailbox here at OnMilwaukee for us to review, and admittedly, I tend to buy - or at least browse for - gadgets when I can't fall asleep. So, the least I can do is share everything I've learned with you this holiday season.