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!

Downtown Appleton One Great Place for the Holidays

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Downtown Appleton merchants, in partnership with Appleton Downtown, Incorporated (ADI), will usher in the gift-giving season with special “Downtown for the Holidays” activities, beginning Nov. 13 and continuing through Dec. 31.

Highlights include the following themed events:

Downtown Window Walk, Fri., Nov. 13, 6 to 9 p.m. – Kick off the season  by enjoying merchant window displays and refreshments; the music of holiday carolers and special offers and sales from Downtown retailers, restaurants and bars.  View and bid on the Festival of Trees decorated trees, wreaths and swags in participating businesses and at the Trout Museum of Art.

One Stop Elf Shop Kids Market, Saturdays, Nov. 21 through Dec. 19 – Part of the Indoor Winter Farm Market inside Center Plaza.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This special shop gives kids the opportunity to purchase reasonably priced gifts for their parents, siblings and friends with the help of an elf. Gift selections are marked in even dollar amounts with tax included, to make shopping easy for young children.

Santa Visits, Saturdays, Nov. 14 through Dec. 12 – Offered at Gabriel Furniture, 201 E. College Ave., from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Enjoy the freedom to visit and take your own photos!

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The 45th annual Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade, Tues., Nov. 24 – Parade starts at 7:00 p.m. along College Avenue. This year’s theme is “A Night Of Family Traditions.”

Small Business Saturday, Sat., Nov. 28 –Support local small businesses and enjoy special offers and a chance to win two tickets from Appleton Airport nonstop to Tampa/St Pete, Florida on Allegiant! 

Holiday Fun Fest, Sat., Dec. 19 – Features Thrivent Financial’s “Avenue of Ice.” Special activities include: ice carving demonstrations and ice sculpture creations along College Avenue, the chance to see live reindeer, horse-drawn wagon rides, refreshments, visits with Santa, music and more from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Houdini Plaza.

Additionally, a free Downtown for the Holiday Guide is now available for download on the ADI website at www.appletondowntown.org.  Printed copies of the guide are also available for pick-up at Downtown businesses.