Wisconsin Startup Holiday Shopping Guide

Wisconsin Startup Holiday Shopping Guide

Christmas is seven days away.

If you’re not done with your holiday shopping, I WOULD suggest you panic, but lucky for you, you stumbled across this post! If you are looking for some last-minute gifts and a way to support your local entrepreneurs, behold: the Wisconsin Startup Holiday Shopping Guide.

Here are some of Wisconsin’s consumer-facing startups that have products perfect for under the tree.

Bowen Appetit: Cooking classes are the gift that keeps on giving, and Bowen Appetite is making it easy! Grab a gift card redeemable for Madison-based classes such as the Birthday Cake Workshop, Fresh Pasta Workshop, Chinese Dumplings Workshop, and more!

Fix It Sticks: Perfect for the bicycle fanatic in your family, Fix It Sticks makes handy, compact tools great for at home and on the go! They ship immediately, and come highly recommended, so grab a set or two today!

IGo VeGo: If you’re in the Madison area and have a foodie’s palate to please, check out IGo VeGo’s delicious organic hand-crafted vegan burgers. They are available at FEED Kitchens, or by appointment, and are well worth the trip outside your grocery store!

Men’s Style Lab: If a guy you know is in need of a style upgrade (or just some new outfits), look no further than gener8tor grad Men’s Style Lab! Gift cards are available, and then the lucky recipient simply goes online, fills out their style profile, and receives a box in the mail full of #StyleLabApproved pieces!

MobCraft Beer: Cast your vote for next month’s brews by preordering your 4-pack of crowdsourced, craft beer! Your card is only charged if your beer wins, so order a couple 4-packs to make sure your pick is the one that gets brewed!

Modern Movement: For the active adventurers on your list, Modern Movement makes workout boards that can help anyone from a novice to an elite athlete improve their balance and agility. They are perfect for gearing up to hit the slopes this season- the US Ski and Snowboard teams even use them to train!

Momentio: Gift the gift of lasting memories by letting Momentio convert your family’s tapes, film, and photos to DVD. It’s the safe, easy way to preserve and show off your memories!

Murfie: For the music lover on your list, check out Murfie for the best music collection marketplace. You’re bound to find that album you’ve been searching for!

Stock Mfg. Co.: Stock Mfg. Co. has you covered when it comes to American-made men’s clothes that won’t break the bank. At half the price point of comparable brands, this gener8tor grad’s clothes and accessories will ensure that every man on your list is clothed in quality garments produced in their Chicago mil-spec certified factory.

Wantable: Enough with all the men’s clothing companies- what’s out there for the ladies? Wantable has a gift-giving option perfect for any woman on your list. She can choose between makeup, accessories, or intimates, fill out a profile, and receive a box curated to fit her preferences.

WeMontage: The TODAY Show called WeMontage a highlight for your photos for 2014! WeMontage removable photo wallpaper is the perfect gift for the person who “has it all.” Give them an e-gift card,  so they can enjoy their photos in this unique format.

Lastly, here are a couple other startups to help take off a load during the hustle and bustle. Let gener8tor grad MailLift write and send your holiday cards, because we know you’d much rather spend the time making (eating) cookies and singing to Mariah Carey Christmas Pandora. If you’re too busy with said cookies and Mariah Carey to cook, leave it to EatStreet to deliver delicious food right to your door!

With the help of these startups, you’re bound to have the perfect holiday season! If we overlooked anyone, please post in the comments below about any other startups’ gift-ready products!

This post was originally posted in the OnRamps Labs blog at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.