One Stop Elf Shop Gains Momentum

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The fourth Saturday at The One Stop Elf Shop proved to be a success. Kids roamed the store as parents relaxed in the “parent lounge.” Elves took turns guiding kids around

the store and helped them pick out presents for their loved ones and even helped them decorate their gift bags. As holiday music played and the room filled with guests, cheer was filled throughout the shop. After buying her gifts, a girl explained “I can’t believe I just shopped with a real elf, mom!” as she walked out. This weekend’s attendance topped this year’s previous record, and we are looking forward to growing the momentum of the shop as the store is opened for the final time of the year this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See you there!

Downtown Appleton Has Gifts for Everyone on Your List

DSC_1224 chadAre starting to panic because there are only 9 Days til Christmas?  Don’t worry, Downtown Appleton Has Gifts for Everyone On Your List!

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Happy Holidays from all of us in Downtown Appleton!

Top Ten Items Purchased at the One Stop Elf Shop

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The One Stop Elf Shop has a large variety of products for sale this holiday season. Luckily we have the inside scoop on the bestseller as kids make their purchases for their loved ones this year.

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10. Bean Boozled

These awesome Jelly Beans are not your everyday flavors, and require a daring individual. While two Jelly Beans may look the same, they aren’t. One is a normal flavor while the other is wacky. Would you rather have a lime or grass clipping Jelly Bean?

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9. Gourd Critters

These colorful critters catch the eye with their unique design, colors and detail. These trinkets are the perfect for nearly any family member.

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8. Holiday Mug

Who wouldn’t love a mug with Santa’s rosy cheeks on it? These holiday mugs are the perfect gift for mom,dad and grandparents!

7. Rock Ball

It’s week four of the One Stop Elf Shop and the rock balls are all sold out! A cute little crystal ball perfect for any family member.

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6. Legos

What kid doesn’t love legos? The classic gift of legos rings in number six on our list. The affordable yet practical gift is perfect for any shopper.

5. Jelly Belly

Candy has been a popular sell at the One Stop Elf Shop! A perfect gift for any family member.

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4. Supernal Tortoise

This little guy has a free floating head, legs and tail that wiggle when you shake it! Not only is he adorable but it also looks like he is swimming!

3. Rubber Fish

Being that the fish were an affordable yet cute item, the rubber fish sold out in the first three weeks.

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2. Mustaches

A stick on mustache never fails when looking for a giggle or two. The perfect present for a sibling or cousin!

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1.  Rock Hearts

Cute and affordable, the rock heart is our most popular item sold at the One Stop Elf Shop! A nice little reminder to let mom and dad know that you love them!

hey daisy! Can help You find the Perfect Gift

IMG_3503.JPGIf you are having trouble finding a personal gift, look no further.  hey, daisy! is the store for you.  Two sisters, Rachel and Sarah, and their mom, Kathy, founded this unique boutique located in Downtown Appleton.  They specialize in customer service and offer gifts and clothing at a competitive price.  They work hard to make it an eclectic one stop shop.  Their most popular items are their basics, you know the layering pieces every girl needs from her teens on up.  hey, daisy!  also carries a variety of dresses and several colors of leggings.  They have a fabulous selection of fun accessories and gift items.


hey, daisy!   thinks Downtown Appleton is great, because there are always events going on.  “This helps bring in a variety of customers to their business and makes Downtown feel alive” according to Kristina Knutson, manager of hey,daisy!


Something you may not know about hey, daisy!  is they carry a line called “Seeing Stars”.  The designs were created by Rachel and are now available on gift items, cards, t-shirts and more!  All these products are handmade in Wisconsin and sold throughout the United States.  hey, daisy!  also has a reusable shopping bag available for purchase, known as their “green bag”.  The cost is $10, and can be used use each time you shop there to receive 10% off your clothing purchase along with other specials throughout the year.  During the month of December, you will receive 10% off your whole entire purchase.

Stop into Hey Daisy today and start saving!
Located at: 121 E College Ave
Phone: (920) 749-4707
Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM
Saturday 10AM-4PM
Sunday 12PM-4PM
Hey Daisy

The Vintage Garden Your Holiday Answer Shop

35.1.pngThe Vintage Garden is your holiday answer shop!


Whether you’re looking for holiday décor to unique gifts, The Vintage Garden has many items to choose from.


A few holiday favorites are vintage-inspired light up canvases and fashionable, cozy scarves. 


Do you give the same type of gifts year after year? The Vintage Garden can help break that tradition by offering many different gift ideas such as unique jewelry, hand painted furniture, table top décor, and personalized items.

153.pngOne great reason The Vintage Garden is the perfect place to get gifts from, is because they offer many items that can be used all year long!


Besides figuring out gifts for the holiday season, another task that is sometimes a challenge is decorating your house. A few tips The Vintage Garden has for decorating is to layer your décor; to use three of the same item, but in different sizes to make it pop. Lastly, decorate with reusable items that you have laying around the house and just incorporate a few new pieces as well as Christmas greens.


“Like” The Vintage Garden on Facebook  Also, they have added extended holiday hours; Monday 10-5, Tuesday- Friday 10-7, Saturday 10-5 & Sunday 10-4!  Head over to 119 E. College Avenue, to find fun holiday gifts, you might also find something for yourself!


One Stop Elf Shop Opens for Kids Holiday Shopping

pastedImage.pngAppleton Downtown Inc. and The Building For Kids are reopening the doors of the One Stop Elf Shop for it’s second year. The shop is running on Saturdays through December 19th from 9am- 1pm. Located right next to The Building For Kids, the shop is accessible from College Avenue and the City Center.

The One Stop Elf Shop is a great place for your children to come and purchase gifts for their loved ones. With its fun and friendly atmosphere, it is the perfect holiday shopping destination for families. With a great selection of items from various stores located in Downtown Appleton, every kid is sure to find something unique. All items will be available for purchase for under $10.

In addition, there will be special activities every week such as coloring books, an appearance from Mrs. Claus, and baked goods. The store exemplifies the essence of holiday cheer with its friendly elves who are ready to help your kids choose what they want to purchase, as well as, help them wrap it. The elves will be there with your child every step of the way. They will be wearing elf shirts and hats, so be on the look out for your next helper and come join us this Saturday.

Mystical Earth Gallery – A Magical Place

The Earth can be a magical place.  It is a place of beauty, fascination, and perplexity.  We travel to experience and see unique and primitive works of art.

680 lb crystal cluster Found in Jessieville, AK Mines over 20 years ago

We now have some collector worthy crystals right here in Appleton.  They have been displayed all over the United States and truly a must-see.  At Mystical Earth Gallery, Master Jesse has brought in an incredible display of crystals that are unique in their own way.  These aren’t something that you see every day.  Each one exerting energy as they sparkle beneath the display lights.

400 lbs Found in Jessieville, AK Has been displayed all over the country

“My goal is to make a display that people will travel from all over to see.”  Jesse stated.

He is definitely on the right track with these breathtaking crystals.  Master Jesse is very knowledgeable and willing to share his education and passion with others.

270 lbs Found in Jessieville, AK Double terminated crystals 360 degrees

While you’re there, shop big and help a local store continue to bring in these precious stones.  The stones are brought in from all over the world, and we can buy and experience them right here in Appleton.

Mystical Earth Gallery is located at 112 E. College Avenue inside City Center. It is open Tuesday- Friday 11a.m-6p.m and Saturday 11a.m-4p.m

Pinot’s Palette Cyber Monday Special


Cyber Monday Special 

Get a $10 credit for every $50 you purchase in gift cards!

This promotional offer is only valid on Monday November 30th, 2015.  Once you have completed your gift card purchase of $50+, you will receive an email with a discount code you can use towards any regular class at any Pinot’s Palette location!

On Monday start your holiday shopping off at:

Unique Gift Ideas at Angels Forever – Windows of Light

Looking for unique gift ideas?  Angels Forever-Windows of Light has them!   They are best known as the largest seller of silver jewelry in the Midwest and are proud feature one of the largest selections of metaphysical pieces in the country. 


Owner, Nate Weyenberg loves to help customers find those rare gifts that they may not find on their own.  While jewelry is their specialty, they also have  angels, crystals, books, music, tarot, candles, incense, aromatherapy, statues, Native American and Eastern artifacts.  Their entire staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to help offering superior customer service.


One great thing about Angels Forever is that they are open 7 days a week.  This offers more flexibility for their customers.  

They will be offering their popular beat the clock Black Friday specials again this year, where the earlier you shop, the greater the discount on your purchase.  They are also participating in Small Business Saturday November 28th and will have several special offers available. 

They were voted 2015 Best in the Valley Psychic Readings which they do daily.  Angels Forever also provide free Druid discussions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month as well as a Western Mystery Group on the 3rd Thursday.


Angels Forever-Windows of Light is located in the heart of Downtown Appleton at 310 W. College Avenue directly across from the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.  They love being near two hotels that host conventions and meetings, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, and a variety of stores and hospitality businesses.  Angels Forever has been at its current location for 14 years, but they have been in business for over 25 years.  Their hours are M-F 10-8; Sat 10-5; & Sun 12-5. Visit their website at or follow them on Facebook.

Written by April Tylla, ADI intern and Fox Valley Technical College Senior.