Unique Holiday Shopping Spots

Published: December 4, 2017

This time of year everyone is looking for unique gifts to make the holidays special – and downtown West Bend is the place to start!

If someone on your list has a sweet tooth, start at Candyman on Main, 121 N. Main Street. The confections here are concocted daily and as soon as you walk in the door you’ll feel transported back in time. This store is a nostalgic throwback that’s as fun to shop at as it is to get treats from. Find candy from the 1920s and ’30s, from Clark Bars to Chick-o-sticks and rock candy to Necco Wafers. Indulge in hand made chocolates including turtles, truffles, caramels and more. Don’t forget to buy a little extra to reward yourself for all your hard work!

If someone in your life is a little more salty than sweet, make your way over to Laughing Mountain Gourmet Popcorn, 148 N. Main Street. Their signature flavor is buttery caramel corn, and they’ve got all the usual suspects, but don’t miss out on flavors like wasabi, BBQ, cheddar pretzel ale, birthday cake, party animal and peppermint bark. They’ll even mix flavors or add sprinkles to customize your gifts. They’ve also got fine chocolate, flavored sodas and glazed almonds, perfect for stocking stuffers!

Also along North Main Street you’ll find The Corner Score. Find toys, games, rare records and books, along with handmade jewelry and local arts and crafts. Refuel at the world’s first peanut butter and jelly tasting bar, MJ’s PB&J Café, where you can sit and enjoy a classic childhood favorite and a strong cup of coffee to keep you going.

More unique gifts await you at A Conversation Piece, 132 S. 6th Avenue. You’ll love the trendy painted furniture (and the tools to paint your own projects!), home décor, handbags, candles, garden décor, candles and more. They strive to make sure their selection is always fresh and on trend, so holiday gifts from this local gem will always hit the mark.

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