#1 FAQ: "I want to support local businesses. Who are they?"
A: They're everywhere.
Your plumber. Your stylist. Your chiropractor. The person who built your house. Every non-chain restaurant. Your fitness instructor.
Unless you do-it-yourself (DIY), you're pretty much using these people, all-be-it you may cut back here or there.
Q: Who can you help the most?
A: The small local businesses hurt the most are artisans/makers, those who entertain us -- musicians indoor activity places like theaters, bowling, jump parks, museums -- and who we've listed here ....
Gift Cards / Gift Baskets
Most places sell their own gift cards and offer deals during Christmas. Please support the businesses you love by buying directly.
For convenience, we've listed here places that have multiple gift cards.
Gift Cards Through Square:
Businesses that use Square as a processor are listed here:
NOTE: this is filtered to show La Crosse County. You can use the search bar on the top of the page to see more.
Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. (DMI) Gift Certificate:
A paper-based gift certificate good at select businesses in Downtown La Crosse.
Coulee Parenting Connection has assembled subscription kits and all-ages holiday baskets featuring local products. They're available for online purchasing, delivery, and some shippable.
Local, Small, Makers & Sellers
To help them, you must choose community over convenience.
Creates unique custom designs on T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, backpacks, trophies, and more.
Handmade knit items from the beautiful Mississippi river valley.
Paint your own pottery, glass or tie-die.
Florist, gift store, candy.
La Crosse-based. Handmade goods, curated gifts, and art classes.
Desigsn/makes lightweight jewelry.
Hand painted home decor.