There are so many ways to grow Casper and support the local business economy, but we won’t lie that our favorite is shopping local. Especially when holiday cheer is in the air! To inspire your elfing adventures and stocking stuffing, we wanted to curate a collection of our favorite, locally-rooted brands and businesses. As you explore further, you’ll find why each of these companies deserves a place under your tree this year. Not only because they make quality products that align with Wyoming tradition, but because they are the heartbeat of our community.
Make your list & be a part of Casper’s narrative this holiday season below:
Draw back the curtain & pour up Wyoming’s finest with Backwards Distilling. This award-winning, family-owned distillery is nationally recognized for their small batch spirits and otherworldly cocktails. However, we are lucky enough to call them a neighbor right here in the heart of Wyoming.
Whether you’re searching for an unexpected stocking stuffer (favorite uncle guaranteed!) or craving a cocktail on the go; Backwards Distilling Co. is the merry main attraction you’ve been waiting for. This holiday season you can shop: exclusive Merch, branded glassware, bottled spirits, gift cards and so much more.
Join the circus this Christmas. Shop Backwards either online or in-person at their Tasting Room in Downtown Casper at 214 S. Wolcott St.
If you’re shopping for someone on your list who needs the toughest gear in the game, look no further than Casper’s very own Wyld Gear. Wyld Gear’s top-notch coolers and drinkware are built to handle the demands of hard work and an iconic outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re out in the woods, on the job site, or just soaking in the simple pleasures of the great outdoors; this Casper rooted company is easy to rely on so that you and those festive folks of yours can get back to what matters most.
If we were to curate a list for Santa, our must-have products would be either the soft coolers, adventure proof mag bottles, or branded baseball caps. Yet, when it comes to Wyld Gear, you can’t go wrong… only untamed.
Explore their collection & go Wylder in 2024 by shopping online at www.wyldgear.us.
We may be biased… but there’s no gift like a box of sweets from Donnells Candies. You see, since 1956, Donnells has not only been a family tradition, but a staple in the local community. & the Stepp family continues to lead a legacy of love with their handmade recipes. Believe us – you can taste the heart behind each batch!
Every Casper local is known to have a favorite Donnells treat; from Milk Chocolate Pecan Pixies and Peanut Butter Fudge to Espresso Bark. However, don’t miss their limited seasonal offerings such as Eggnog Truffles or Candy Cane Popcorn!
Whether you leave a special something out for Santa or spoil a loved one near & far (shipping available!); Donnells deserves a spot under your tree this year (and every year).
Mustard Seed is the place to deck the halls (and let the trend setting woman in your life know just how much you appreciate her and her good taste!). This stunning home decor and gift boutique in the heart of downtown Casper boasts hundreds of elevated treasures; from home goods and furniture to fine jewelry, clothing and more. The best part is that not only is Mustard Seeds’ Collection one-of-a-kind, but they offer their customers an experience unlike any other in Wyoming. It’s truly a modern western haven where sophisticated style meets intentional design services.
Whether you’re shopping for a fashionista or a homebody, Mustard Seed is your wonderland. Shop in-person at 117 E 2nd St.
It’s no secret that here in the heart of Wyoming we have access to our very own untouched, natural playground. &, when it comes to exploring the backcountry like a local, we turn to Gear Up & Get Out There. Gear Up doubles as a workwear store and an outdoor shop making it a go-to brand for all things adventure. From bikes and snow sport signatures to camping gear, apparel and more; this family-owned business has a knack for packaging up fresh air and outdoor fun for all.
Whether your kiddos have been begging for a new bike or your partner is sick of their sleeping bag from the 90s, Gear Up is a local shopping must for outdoor enthusiasts.
Stock up in person at 254 W 1st. St. & see you out there!
Allow us to introduce you to Vita Sana Olive Oil Company where flavor meets the wild frontier. This local Casper company imports over 42 varieties of the finest imported Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars from both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. The Vita Sans olives are grown and pressed by small artisans and farmers from around the world, Balsamic Vinegars are harvested in Modena, Italy, and imported to their store in Casper where they are bottled on the premises on a taste first, bottle to order, basis.
Their collection consists of Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Modena Italy Balsamic Vinegars and Specialty Oils; from Peach Balsamic Vinegar and Cayenne Olive Oil to the classics. Just perfect for the chef and foodie in your life!
Shop Vita Sans online or in store at 341 W. Yellowstone Hwy.
Take your holiday shopping to the Wild West and kick up your boots with The Cadillac Cowgirl. This legendary women’s boutique has paved the way for trendy western fashion in Wyoming, and we love nothing more than wrapping up their fits and finds for the holiday season. The Cadillac Cowgirl carries a little something for every western woman; whether their style leans more urban refined or rowdy and relaxed. Bold bags, jewelry, boots, sets and more – this is your boutique that’s always worthy of adding to cart!
Shop The Cadillac Cowgirl in store at 147 S. Center St.
This wouldn’t be Wyoming if we didn’t slide our hometown butcher under the tree. Welcome to Frank’s Butcher Shop! Franks is famous for their hand cuts of Wyoming born, raised and processed beef. Not to mention, to develop flavor, all of the beef is dry aged for a minimum of 14 days before the butchers even carve into it!
If you’re an elf that struggles with choosing something special for the man on your list, look no further. From beef jerky stocking stuffers to curated BBQ sauce, award winning rubs and premium cuts; this is your one stop shop for meat lovers.
Shop Frank’s Butcher Shop online (nationwide shipping available!) or in store at 2024 CY Ave.
P.S. if you shop in-person carve out extra time for lunch and a housemade bloody mary. With all this local shopping you deserve it!
If your holiday season is centered around fun for the whole family, then Fun Stuff Too is your place. This local gem is heaven-on-earth for gifting with purpose. From party supplies, home decor, gourmet foods and Wyoming true finds; Fun Stuff Too has something worth cherishing for everyone! Plus being in their space is an experience in itself!
Shop Fun Stuff Too in-person at 4700 E Lathrop Rd, Evansville, WY
Family owned and operated since 1970, we couldn’t be more grateful to have Red Wing Shoes as a part of the innovative, local business community. Their collection of womens and mens work boots and shoes not only backs up the honorable reputation behind their heritage, but they keep Wyoming folks fitted for whatever the West throws our way.
When you step into the store, the whole experience is engineered and built to be undoubtedly customized. The Red Wing Ultimate Fit Specialist will help you build a fit system tailored to your specific needs to keep you and yours supported, comfortable and safe—all day, every day.
For the gift that keeps on fitting, shop Red Wing online or in store at 5040 E 2nd ST. STE 11
There you have it – Christmas shopping fueled by Casper’s own! Here at Advance Casper we encourage you to shop local first. Always but especially this holiday season. Because when you do you’re not only supporting a local family and founder, but you’re boosting the local economy. Remember that your dollar matters and you have more of an impact in your community than you could ever imagine.
With that, Happy Holidays from all of us here at Advance Casper. Wishing you and yours nothing but peace and joy!
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