Middleton Holiday Gift Guide

With more than 50 places to shop, Middleton is the perfect place to find gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — twinkling holiday lights are being strung around town and shopkeepers are stocking their shelves with one-of-a-kind gifts. Shop Middleton’s more than 50 shops and boutiques, and find great presents ready to be purchased and wrapped up for loved ones.

From gifts for fashion-forward friends to local art pieces for family members, here in Middleton, you’ll find something special for everyone on your shopping list.

For the fashion-minded

There are plenty of places to find the perfect piece for the fashionista in your life. If looking for women’s apparel that’s stylish, trendy and sure to impress, head to Cloth & Metal, Chauette Fashion & Home, and Tradition Women’s Market in Downtown Middleton. Also in downtown is Journeyman Co., a high-quality men’s clothing store that sells products and brands made in the U.S. but not often easy to find in the area.

And if looking to shop top-retail brands like J.Crew Factory, DSW, J. Jill, Loft, Chico’s and more, then check out Greenway Station, a 51-acre outdoor shopping center minutes from downtown.

For the outdoorsy and active types

If you have some active friends and family members on your list, head to one of Middleton’s sporting goods stores to load up on the latest gear. Wheel & Sprocket is home to great bikes and affordable gear for cyclists, and Playtri Swim Bike Run sells bikes and scooters, as well as all the accessories and apparel for swimming and running. Golf Galaxy is your go-to source for top-quality, brand-name golf equipment, apparel and accessories. Speaking of golf, Middleton’s award-winning golf course, Pleasant View Golf Course, offers gift certificates to golf, shop or take lessons. And, if you’d like to take the golfing indoors, X-Golf in Greenway Station offers an indoor golf simulator.

Cross-country skiers will love being treated to a gift certificate or day pass to Middleton’s CXC Outdoor Recreation and Sports Center, home to miles of beautiful, groomed ski trails. Marshall Boats at Lake Mendota is closed for the season, but water lovers might appreciate gift certificates for lessons or rentals for kayaks, canoes, pontoon boats or paddleboards.

For the kids

Find something for kids of all ages at I’m Board! Games & Family Fun, which sells board games, card games, puzzles and everything else you need for a fun family get-together.  At Tradition Children’s Market, you’ll find a wide variety of apparel, accessories and toys (and there’s Tradition Women’s Market next door for Mom, too). Not only will you find adorable seasonal gifts and party supplies at Little Pop Color Shop, but great kids’ toys, games and art supplies.

For the art and home decor lovers

If you have a family member who has an eye for design or appreciates local and regional art, there are multiple places in Middleton to pick up a gift for them. Stop by The Regal Find for a selection of local and regional artists’ work and take in fine art and a framing gallery at Gary’s Art & Frame Shop. Little Pop Color Shop is a happy shop filled with beautiful home décor, as well.

For the jewelry wearers

Looking for a unique ring, bracelet or necklace to put under the tree? Middleton is home to several specialty jewelers, including Chalmers Jewelers, Diny’s Jewelers, John/Christine Designs, Middleton Jewelers and University Coin & Jewelry. Cloth & Metal and The Regal Find also sell gorgeous, local handmade jewelry.

For the foodies

Middleton’s dining scene is full of flavor! Give the gift of food this holiday with a gift card to one of Middleton’s 80 restaurants or cafes. Or, stop by the National Mustard Museum, where you can shop more than 200 varieties of mustards, a perfect addition to any holiday gift. The National Mustard Museum’s inventory is for sale in-store or online. If looking to add a bottled alcoholic beverage to a holiday basket, look to Hidden Cave Cidery, Capital Brewery, Grape Water Wine Bar or Barriques. Get Middleton-themed coffee blends sourced and roasted by Rusty Dog Coffee and sold at The Regal Find and Sofra Family Bistro. Miggy’s Bakes and Clasen’s European Bakery has delicious baked goods to add to gifts that will surely delight anyone.

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Modified November 29, 2023