Mother’s Day is just around the corner—you didn’t forget, did you? Whether you’re shopping for a wine mom, an avid outdoorswoman or a chic fashionista, there’s no shortage of options at Middleton’s eclectic stores. Here’s a quick Mother’s Day shopping guide to give you a little inspiration.
Food & drink
Does Mom have a discerning palate? Give her some treats from Middleton’s best specialty food stores, including Carr Valley Cheese, a retail outlet of the central Wisconsin-based dairy producer that makes award-winning cheeses like Sweet Vanilla Cardona and Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar. Mom can find the perfect pairing at Barriques, which offers a wide selection of wine, spirits and beer (or sign her up for a Friday night wine tasting).
Clothing & home decor
If you want to help Mom expand her wardrobe or add a little pop to her home décor, there are plenty of places to do it in Middleton. When you’re downtown, visit Chauette Fashion & Home (run by a mother and daughter, fittingly) or Mes Amies Dress Boutique for great shopping and friendly service. On the north side of town near Pheasant Branch Conservancy, visit Lucero Boutique & Styling Co., a cozy specialty women’s boutique. Looking for a unique find? Head to Passementerie, an upscale consignment shop just off University Avenue, to browse their ever-changing selection of art, antiques, jewelry, furniture and more.
Sports & fitness
If Mom’s more the active sort, there’s no shortage of places to find a great gift that will help her get outside. Wheel & Sprocket on University Avenue is a full-service bike store that offers great customer service, whether Mom’s in the market for a new or used bike or just needs a tune-up. If Mom’s *really* active, head to PlayTri Middleton, which specializes in equipment and training for multisport athletes.