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Gift Guide: Our Editors’ picks for the 2023 holiday season

See what Editors Jonathan and Ally are shopping this year.

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Here’s what your local news team wants to unwrap this year.

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Happy December. We thought we’d ring in the most festive month of the year appropriately — with holiday gift guides featuring our editors’ top present picks.

Scroll to shop, get inspired, and maybe even snag a locally made gift or two, courtesy of Jonathan’s and Ally’s exquisite taste.

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Madison Rainbow Unisex Sweatshirt, $55 | “Harkening back to my youth, a sweatshirt that says, Howdy do!

Ocean Waves Paint by Number, $40 | “Having the artistic talents of a six-year-old, I wish to improve.”

Poppington’s Gourmet Popcorn Spicy Dill Pickle, $7.99+ | “Popcorn plus pickles = nirvana.”

Personalized Leather Bow Tie, $36.50+ | “Leather bow ties are snappy! (Now, to figure out how to tie one properly.)”

Seattle Kraken Custom Jersey, $204.99 | “Since Wisconsin doesn’t have an NHL team, I can cheer for my hometown team, yes?”

Amazon Essentials Men’s Cotton Crew Socks, $17.10 | “Men of a certain age just want some good socks.”

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Hello 608! Unisex hoodie, $60 | “I live in hoodies and believe there is no such thing as owning too many.”

Madison Mug, $22 | “I have mugs from almost every place I’ve traveled to, but I don’t think I own a Madison mug.”

608today Knit Beanie, $44 | “Winter is coming — the more cold weather gear, the better.”

One Hour Cheese Book + DIY Kit, $72 | “Because how can I pass up an item called One Hour Cheese? We are in Wisconsin, after all.”

Moab, Utah Vrbo Condo, $368+ a night | “I visited the Redwoods this year, and the Arches is the next national park on my list.”

Cactus Crochet Kit for Beginners, $39.90 | “My best friend is the ultimate crafter, and I want to learn at least one of their skills to impress them.”

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Think we’d let the fun stop there? Shop even more editors’ picks, featuring the gifts our National Content team has their eyes on this month.

Brianna: “I’ve recently ditched the purse for a fanny pack to go totally hands-free while walking around town, which is why I’m eyeing these colorful fanny packs from Burlaep. (Pair it with this cute embroidered baseball cap and you’ve got a perfect city ‘fit.)”

Dayten: “We just moved, and I still have to build my reading nook: Methodical’s Ethiopian blend (which I’ve tried, and loved) and some elegant, renter-friendly decor.”

Emily: “I love waking up with a warm cup of chai tea in the morning — especially when it’s in a cute squirrel mug.”

Jessa: “Everyone loves a big fancy candle. Plus, get some decorative matches to... match.”

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