Spending the holidays in Wisconsin was a big adjustment for me when I first moved to the Midwest. I had an annual tradition of shopping with my aunt & gramma. We'd make our lists (& check them twice), warm up with some hot chocolate, and shop till we dropped. I was so excited to find Hilldale, a beautiful shopping center when I moved to Madison. It felt like a little slice of home during the holidays. They have all my favorite stores, delicious eateries & amazing service-- so I'm able to start new traditions here in my new home.
I'm thrilled to partner with Hilldale & their stores & restaurants to bring you their luxe list gift guide. A specially curated list of shops & items for every person on your list-- all available locally for all of my Wisconsin readers! I'll be sharing my picks on the @lapetitefashionista instagram throughout the month of December. All of the pieces featured are available at Hilldale to shop in-person!
Hilldale Luxe List Gift Guide: all pieces are available at Hilldale
Sperry | Their cold weather boots are warm and stylish, making snow days way more enjoyable. Hurray for gifts that are both functional and fashionable!
The North Face | The chic insulated coats & accessories are a must for Wisconsin winters. I love the dusty pastels & cozy textures in their winter collection.
Michael Kors | Bring on the sparkle. Glam gifts galore at Michael Kors! From metallic clutches to pom keychains, there are so-worth-it splurges & little luxuries in store.
Mes Amies Dress Boutique | So much pretty holiday party dress inspiration here. The sequin dress & brocade floral coat couldn’t be more LPF! Don't forget about the sparkly accessories to match.
Morgan's Shoes | No holiday look is complete without the shoes! Find something for the entire family here- metallic UGG boots for the kiddies, statement-making suede for her & luxurious leather for the guys.
Evereve | Layer up for winter in a festive faux fur lined plaid vest & colorful cold weather accessories from Evereve. Let their staff help outfit you in head-to-toe warmth and style.
Madewell | A leather clutch made personal with a monogram makes a classic keepsake. The quirky llama bag tag would be adorable attached to the outside of a wrapped present.
Anthropologie | There’s no better holiday activity than cozying up with a good book. Loving this glam throw blanket & a cookbook. Give the gift of comfort AND joy!
Sur La Table | Pair Mexican spiced hot chocolate with a cheery mug and decadent (& made just for Sur La Table) salted caramel toffee bark for the ultimate hostess gift. I personally love the mittens with a flask hidden inside (in token Badger red).
Gigi's Cupcakes | Holiday entertaining is a breeze with Gigi's cupcakes. They taste as good as they look -- and come in a delectable variety of holiday flavors (& gluten free options).
Twigs | Twigs is a beautifully curated (& newly expanded) local shop at Hilldale. I’m currently coveting their gorgeous gifts - from Tory Burch penguin cosmetic bag to luxurious leather Marc Jacobs bag & sparkly bangles.
White House Black Market | Stop into the store to find the perfect holiday party look. These velvety sandals have the perfect amount of sparkle & there's a clutch to match... seriously stunning!
Lucky Brand | I stopped here to check off the guys on my list. Give them a cozy flannel winter wardrobe update & add in a cool keychain bottle opener for post-Christmas chilling.
The University Bookstore | A must-stop for Badger fans. There's a huge selection of game day pieces in trendy silhoeuttes. I love to pick up pieces for m out-of-state family to show them some Wisco love from across the country.
The Home Market | Stepping into this local shop feels like home. Deck the halls for the holidays or gift a locally poured candle or handmade platter.
Infusion Chocolates | These handmade chocolates are works of art and (almost) too pretty to eat. Made with high quality & fresh ingredients, a gift from these local chocolatiers will definitely put you on the "nice" list.
Great Dane Brewing Company | A great local spot to dine on local specialties (don't forget the cheese curds!) -- they also brew their own beer. Pick up a six-pack after dinner to enjoy throughout the holidays.
Kate Spade New York | Kate Spade's store is a colorful feast for the eyes. Shop their whimsical jewelry or paper goods for stocking stuffers, or gift a boldly colored leather bag to the accessory-lover on your list.
Pier South | The southern girl in me has found a little bit of home in Pier South. They carry hard-to-find brands like Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, and Lauren James for the preppy ladies & guys!
Title Nine | Winters sports are made chic in must-have Patagonia jackets, warm Smartwool socks, and beautifully knit sweater dresses. Apres ski just got a whole lot cuter at Title Nine.
Playthings | The kids in your life will love a gift from Playthings - a beautifully curated store full of unique children's toys & games. The fairy door set totally reminded me of my childhood & my cousin's kids would love playing Top That!
LUSH | I love the beautifully wrapped gift sets at LUSH containing their all-natural bath bombs, shower gels, and shampoos. The beauty queen in your life will love seeing one of their packages under the tree.
Motherhood Maternity | Moms-to-be will absolutely have the Snoogle on their list (just google it!). Pamper them with some luxurious & sweetly scented lotion.
Cornblooms | This locally owned shop stocks all of Brighton's best collections & a curated collection of stylish shoes & winter boots. I love how the Swarovski crystals sparkle in this bracelet & necklace set.
Bowl of Heaven | I love stopping in for an acai bowl break at this local spot. So delicious.. so healthy & makes an awesome gift card (my brother-in-law bought me one last year for the holidays)!
Pasqual's | This is my go-to spot for Margarita's in town! For the holidays they've created gorgeous giftable sets of their specially made Tequila & famous seasoned chips.
Ulla Eyewear | Stop by locally owned Ulla Eyewear for beautiful statement-making shades & indie designer frames. I’m digging this necklace that doubles as a sunglasses holder & watch for Kyle!
Which spot are you most excited to shop for the holidays? Madison-area readers & Wisconsin friends, be sure to stop by Hilldale to check out all of their beautiful holiday gifts! You can also follow them on Instagram at @thehilldaleeye to get the latest holiday news!
Thank you to Hilldale for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own!