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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Local shopping in Madison for Christmas shopping

As Christmas Day approaches, the time to purchase your gifts is now. The city of Madison has no shortage of local, unique places to choose from, and there is no better way to show your support and make a difference this holiday season than by making these stores your top shopping destinations. 

Katy’s American Indian Arts: 

Katy has been in business for over 45 years in the Madison area. Upon stopping by, you will find authentic handmade jewelry, craft and artwork. It is a great place to visit if you're looking for a unique gift to give this holiday season. As Katy says, “Each piece of Indian art is an expression of the artist’s voice and vision.”

Strictly Discs: 

Here is a music lover's dream. This shop offers CDs, movies and vinyl records for purchase. You will be able to find artists such as Smashing Pumpkins, Arctic Monkeys, PHISH, The White Stripes and more. No matter your favorite genre, this place is guaranteed to have something you are looking for.

Paul’s Bookstore:

This bookstore has been around the Madison area since 1954. Upon walking into the store, you feel encased in your own personal library as words and stories of all genres surround you from each direction. It is the perfect place to escape reality and is sure to have something for everyone, providing a great gift for people of all ages.


This local shop is part of an international nonprofit that sells the products and crafts of rural artisans/farmers who are limited by their geographic regions. You will find unique gifts ranging from kitchen, home, garden and fashion. This is the perfect place to do some holiday shopping, while supporting a great initiative as well. 

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The most important gift you will buy this holiday season is for your furry best friend. Madcat has been voted Madison’s favorite pet store for over a decade and is the perfect place to find them a Christmas treat. Madcat also partners with the Madison Cat Project, and is dedicated to finding new homes for cats before they are euthanized. Whether you already have a furry friend, or are looking for a new one, Madcat can help you with all your needs.

Any and all business helps these staple stores of Madison push through these uncertain times, all while providing a great way for you to show your support to the community you live in.

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