Local shops are the heartbeat of our neighborhood and the spirit of our county. Now more than ever, our small businesses need you to shop local and shop early this holiday season. 

Please note that if you're looking for businesses to support this holiday season in Racine County, this list is a starter. However, it is by no means a definitive list of those that are worthy to patron right now. We hope that this list of local businesses, boutiques, and attractions will inspire to show your love for local, and make your own discoveries along the way:

Allison Wonderland Burlington

Allison Wonderland 472 N Pine St, Burlington

Unique, fun, and educational play experiences are bountiful in this top destination toy shop for a wide selection of more than 2000 curated toys for all ages. Online shopping is available here.

Burlington Hobbies

Burlington Hobbies 456 Milwaukee Ave, Burlington

Geared towards older kids and adult hobbyists alike, Burlington Hobbies can be a great introduction to more specialized hobbies such as RC cars, metal detectors, models, and more! The hobby store also has an RC Track in the Back which is open for practice during open hours.


Nest Playspace

Nest Playspace 505 6th St, Racine

Nest Playspace is an indoor play area that focuses on imaginative play. Their 2,500 square foot space is designed for ages 0-6 and is a fun place for young children to explore and play, as well as a cozy & modern space that parents, grandparents, and caregivers will enjoy. Email info@nestplayspace.com, contact us via Facebook messenger or call 262-417-2871 for availability, booking, and gift card inquiries.


Racine Zoo Gift Shop

Racine Zoo Gift Shop 2131 North Main Street, Racine

Got an animal lover in your life? Visit the Zootique! Shop from their selection of great selection of plush Animals (including Ty), playsets, and even crafts and paintings made by the Zoo's animals! The Racine Zoo's gift shop is open daily from 9:00 AM to Close. Memberships also make great gifts that keep on giving year-round! Click here about Zoo memberships.


RG Natural Babies

RG Natural Babies 430 Main St, Racine

Despite the name, this store is not just focused on the babies! RG Natural Babies has a full inventory of unique toys, maternity & nursing gear, children's consignment, and much more. Click here to view their online shop.


Animal Game Twin Dragon

Twin Dragon Games 440 Main St, Racine

Although calling this new building their new home, Christine and Dan Padilla have been in the gaming business for almost 5 years. Specializing in selling trading card games such as Magic the Gathering and Pokemon, Dungeons and Dragons, and other hobby games, they both pride themselves in teaching all the games that they offer and to provide the best mom and pop shop experience possible and are incredibly knowledgeable in their products.

Tips to Shop Safely in Racine County:

  • Wear a mask at all times while shopping in person.
  • Order online or request curbside pickup whenever possible.
  • Pick up gift cards for future use for yourself or friends for future trips.
  • If you can't make it to your favorite Racine County shop in person today, give them a shout out on your social media pages for others to discover!


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