The holidays are mere days away. Family gatherings and Secret Santa soirees are nigh. And if you’re anything like us, you’re still pretty behind on your gift list. Well, if you’re looking for an affordable-yet-unique throw-in present, something that lands within a designated $20-$30 office party budget, and something that encourages people to explore local/regional businesses all year long, we’ve put together a handy last-minute guide with some inexpensive, Wisconsin-specific, and adventure-based gifts for that beer, spirit, wine, bloody Mary, and coffee lover in your life. We sincerely hope this helps you finish off your holiday shopping list!

Passports and Playing Cards

Milwaukee Paw Pass ($20)
“Featuring dog friendly businesses within and around Milwaukee, the 2024 Paw Pass has great deals from our awesome partners. Your dog-friendly adventure awaits!”

Milwaukee PubPass ($25)
“PubPass—America’s Favorite Craft Beer Passport—is a magic book that gets you a free pint of craft beer at 26 great Milwaukee bars and breweries.”

The Wine Wallet – Wisconsin Wineries ($25)
“Take a trip around Wisconsin with your Wine Wallet to visit local wineries. All wineries included offer a one-time redeemable offer. Offers are valid starting January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024. With 25 wineries to visit, you will discover new favorites along the way while sharing a glass and making a memory. The 2024 Wine Wallet values over $200 worth of savings for only $25. Plus $1 of every Wine Wallet sold will be donated to the Wisconsin Humane Society. So grab your Wine Wallet, text your friends to meet you, and go explore the wineries of Wisconsin!”

Wisconsin Brew Deck ($29.95)
“Born in Wisconsin and made in the USA, the Brew Deck is the ultimate tool to explore Wisconsin breweries. With 66 different locations to explore, you will find a buy one beer, get a second free on each of the 54 custom playing cards! Explore the state one beer at a time and unlock deals along the way.”

Wisconsin Craft Notes ($25)
“Support local and be rewarded with over $200 in craft beer and cocktails from some of Wisconsin’s finest culture-makers. Explore at your own pace! NO EXPIRATION. Targeted to both Milwaukee and Madison favorites.”

Wisconsin Old Fashioned Passport ($34.95)
“Year two of the Venture Wisconsin Old Fashioned Passport is here, and we’ve locked in 126 establishments this year across Wisconsin to grab a buy one old fashioned, get one old fashioned free for up to $750 in value. The best way to explore supper clubs, distilleries, cocktail lounges, and other great local businesses around the state. A perfect gift for old fashioned lovers and those people who already have everything.”

Wisconsin Wine Tags ($29.95)
“Wine Tags are a tool to explore local wineries across Wisconsin. With deals and collectible tags to 46 wineries. We added 23 new wineries this year and increased the total number by 13. Just $29.95 for a $350+ value of BOGO wine glass/wine tastings and bottle deals. The tin has one tag per winery. You can use each tag one time.”

Digital Drinking Gifts

BeerPass App (free download, $8.99/month subscription)
“We’ve got all the info: who has craft cocktails, good food, games to play or is dog friendly? Try a place you’ve never heard of or discover your new favorite hangout. We personally recommend all these restaurants, and even tell you our favorite items on the menu. And while you’re exploring these great locally owned bars and restaurants, first one’s on us. That’s right. Show your app, get a pint. Drink local, we’ll show you where to go, and don’t forget to tip your servers!”

Digital Loaded Bloody Mary Guide ($9.84)
“This 35 page guide is packed with valuable information on 84 of Wisconsin’s best bloody marys. Where and when you can find the craziest loaded bloody marys and what you can expect to see and find when you get there.”

Drinking-adjacent (can be applied to drinks)

Coffee Shop Passport ($25.95)
“Explore 90 local coffee shops across the state of Wisconsin and get ‘buy one drink, get one drink equal or lesser value free’ deals along the way. The 2024 Wisconsin Coffee Shop Passport is a tool for coffee lovers to tour the state of Wisconsin, and the perfect gift for the person that has everything. Take the passport to participating locations, redeem your BOGO offer and get your passport stamped by the establishment.”

Milwaukee Restaurant Tin ($30)
“We’ve hand-picked 20 essential eateries central to the gastro-economy. Each tin is packed with 20 coasters, each good for $10 off your total bill for dine-in or $5 off for takeout. That’s $200+ of tapas, drinks, tacos, sushi, and everything else you’ll find! Pick one up and start exploring your soon-to-be favorite menus. Valid thru 2024.”

Milwaukee HYFIN Restaurant Tin ($30)
“Introducing CityTins HYFIN edition, with support from Milwaukee Film, celebrating and supporting Black and Brown-owned restaurants in Metro-Milwaukee. This debut CityTin showcases 20 restaurants, offering $10 off $30 for dine-in or $5 off $30 for takeout through 2024. Coasters with exclusive offers from Milwaukee Film and other businesses are also included. Proceeds from each tin sale support HYFIN and Milwaukee Film’s missions of connecting culture, celebrating Black creativity, and supporting Black-led businesses and nonprofits in Milwaukee.”

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Co-Founder and Editor

Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.