Dregne’s Scandinavian Gifts
It’s Christmas year round at Dregne’s Scandinavian Gifts in Westby. From the trolls that play such a large part in Scandanavian mythology, to beautiful ceramic tiles and Viking collectables, Dregne’s will be sure to inspire your gift giving this holiday season. You might even find yourself bringing home some Nordic candies to sweeten up the festivities.
Where to begin? “Nisse” is “Santa” in Norwegian. And the Norwegian Nisse is adorable! A Scandanavian twist on that bearded jolly old fellow.
Valley Fish and Cheese
The whole point of taking a shopping trip is the opportunity to find something completely unique and outside of the ordinary. You’re going to find that at Valley Fish and Cheese in Prairie du Chien. Visitors consistently give this place kudos. Why? Smoked fish right out of the Mississippi (caught, cleaned and smoked all in one day), loads of Wisconsin cheese, and unique finds like turtle shells and alligator claws.
Where to begin? I heard a rumor that Thursday afternoons is the cheese curds shipment, and any Wisconsinite can confirm, that’s when to snap them up. Number one seller? Boneless, Skinless Perch Filets.
Viroqua Public Market
The Viroqua Public Market is a fun experience! An indoor market with an outdoor feel. Local vendors share their wares. You’ll find local art, jewelry, antiques, Amish goods, candies, and even a little book store. It has quite a mix of the new and the old. When holiday shopping, it’s good to have a range!
Where to begin? Love the Driftless? This is one of those locations where you can get yourself a Driftless t-shirt, Driftless bumper sticker, maybe a Driftless mug — go all out!
The Cannery, located in Prairie du Chien, is the ultimate shop for gift giving. When you’re on the hunt for the perfect holiday present, you will find gifts galore. Home decor and collectibles, there’s even a garden shop for the outdoor lover, and specialty gourmet foods in the Fudge Shop for the one on your list with a sweet tooth.
Where to begin? You’ll find a lot of Christmas items on display. They are grouped in themed areas, so don’t see the Christmas item you’re hoping for? Don’t dismay, it might be around the corner.
If you have a fisherman/fisherwoman in the family, maybe they’ve already discovered the fun of fly fishing in a Driftless trout stream, maybe not. Either way you can help them indulge in a new or well worn obsession. Wisconsin’s premier fly shop in Viroqua is packed full of gift ideas. From the equipment they may need to the accessories they definitely want.
Where to begin? Shopping for the fly fishing newbie? Driftless Angler offers guided trips. Now that’s a gift certificate that won’t go unused.