Midwest Living Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Sculptural vintage design goes modern in this Chicago-made Bluetooth speaker. It's 20 inches high with a solid walnut base. Just when you think Adele can't sound any smoother, listen to her through something this stylish. $299.99 (gramovox.com).
Heritage Bicycles bike and Whirly Board
Tykes can skip training wheels (really!) by starting with a pint-size, pedal-free balance bike. The Bennett from Chicago's Heritage Bicycles and Loll designs in Minnesota is made of recycled milk jugs. $270 (heritagebicycles.com).Aspiring X Games skateboarders perfect rotations (and klutzes practice their balance) on this sleek wooden agility trainer developed in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. $119; for 10% off, use code MWL10(whirly-board.com).
Uncle Goose blocks
Raise a guitar star-or become one yourself-with basswood chord diagram cubes from Michigan. $25; for 10% off, use code MWL10 (unclegoose.com).
Magnolia Place Woodworks cutting board
A Minnesota father-son team uses a seven-step sanding process to achieve a crazy-smooth finish on this black walnut board. From $195; for free shipping, use code MWLFS (magnoliaplacewoodworks.com).
Artifact Bag Company apron
Forget frills. These unisex aprons from Omaha are built for style and function with sturdy fabric and generous pockets for tools of any trade. From $52 (artifactbags.com).
Ginny Sims Ceramics mug
A Minneapolis-based ceramic artist crafts the prettiest pottery vessels for our caffeine obsession. $36 (powderhornkitchen.com).
Faribault Woolen Mill Company log carrier
Gather fuel for your holiday hearth in one easy trip with this Minnesota-made, wool-accented firewood carrier. $95 www.faribaultmill.com
Happy Habitat blanket
Karrie Kaneda of Kansas City turns recycled cotton into eye-catching (and übersnuggly) blankets. $160; for 10% off, use code MWL10 (happyhabitat.net).
Watershed Distillery Nocino
Made from raw Ohio black walnuts, this limited-availability Italian-style liqueur is delicious drizzled over vanilla ice cream or stirred into coffee. Who knew something so luxe could come from those green orbs littering our lawns? $29.99 (watersheddistillery.com).
Sartori Cheese gift basket
Share the Dairyland love with five 4-ounce wedges of Bellavitano cheese, packed in a perfectly giftable crate. Flavors include balsamic, black pepper, Merlot, Raspberry Tart Ale and our favorite, espresso. $65.99; for 20% off, use code MWL20 (sartoricheese.com).
Lake and Loft planner
Nothing says New Year like a refreshingly blank calendar. This Michigan-designed, spread-across-the-desk version includes plenty of room to doodle and dream. $49; for 15% off, use code MWL15 (lakeandloft.com).
A college drinking game gets a handcrafted upgrade thanks to a husband-and-wife team in Nebraska. The game comes with six bottle cap player pieces, but we added our own to get more people in on the fun. $35 uncommongoods.com
Rawlings duffel bag
The Premium Heart of the Hide Leather Duffel Bag from the St. Louis-based company is the grown-up version of a sandlot kid's beloved baseball mitt. $549.99 (rawlings.com).