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StartingBlock 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Support small businesses this holiday season from a few StartingBlock members!

Jerina Vincent

$115 + shipping or, pick-up 731 Sundance Drive, Verona WI 53593 (24 hour notice)

Introducing the Gratitude Feast Gift Box – a heartfelt gesture wrapped in a box, designed with a touch of elegance and a dash of gratitude. At JNJ Gifts and More, we believe in the power of appreciation and connection. Our handpicked collection of exquisite items creates a symphony of flavors and comfort, aimed at conveying your sincere thanks to clients who mean the world to you. Nestled within this beautifully curated box, you'll discover a spectrum of delights that will warm hearts and tantalize taste buds.


Padmini Chintakayala

$199 shipping free

It is a 3 month nommli meal subscription offer with cultural experiences. nommli works with best ethnic restaurants around the country and curate meals. Starting January 2024, a box of freshly prepared meals is delivered each month to serve 4 people. We also feed your curiosity with fun facts, language exploration, engage in popular culture with streamed content, books or try recommended recipes while you await your next exploration with a different cuisine.


Jamie Perez

Notebooks & Journals

$12; visit website to see full variety


Angela Kempfer

Angela Kempfer

Handmade Dishcloths

$2; or text to 608.220.1620


Grace Wang

729 Hilldale Way Madison, WI 53705

Looking for a unique and special gift for the pet lover in your life? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to a little something special. Whatever the reason, our custom pet drawings are the perfect way to show your furry friend some love. Each drawing is hand-drawn by one of our pet-obsessed ladies, using a photo of your pet as reference. So whether you have a sassy cat or a cuddly dog, we can capture their personality perfectly.

Looking for a treat that'll make your pup go wild? Look no further than Petphoria's Chicken Nugs! These delicious little nuggets are made with only the finest all-natural chicken and come in chunks and pieces. They are freeze-dried to retain all of their nutritional goodness - perfect for keeping your pup healthy and happy!


Mike Zhang

Please reach out to Michael Zhang ( if you are interested in buying in bulk or pick up from Mike directly at StartingBlock. There will be an additional 10% discount on top of the sales price on the website.

Additional holiday seasonal items:


Noah Bloedorn

Pick-Up: December 11, 2023 - At the Burr Oak 3:00pm-6:30pm

Sweet Treats Box, $75

Delight in the flavors of the season with exclusive holiday treats from nine local producers. This box also includes magnets created by local artists and a DCFC Coupon Book.

Chef At Home Box, $100

Elevate your culinary adventures with a selection of locally made sauces, seasonings, and spreads. Your dishes will never be the same! This box also comes with a DCFC Coupon Book and a fused glass art magnet.


Why should you shop local? Not only does it support a small business owner's dream, but you boost local economy! The cycle of money is directly put back into our community rather than traveling the globe.

68% spent at local stores remains in the local economy; that’s $68 out of every $100.

According to Forbes, there are many reasons to shop local: reduce carbon footprint, create more jobs, and nurture innovation.

We hope you enjoy the StartingBlock Holiday Gift Guide

Interested in supporting local businesses outside of the holiday season? Attend pitch events, share their business on social, hire their services, sign up for newsletters, write reviews, buy gift cards, and spread the word!


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