About Kylee’s Gift Cottage & Different by Design

Welcome to Kylee’s Gift Cottage, a warm and inclusive space nestled in the heart of the greater Madison area, celebrating unique treasures and delightful finds while embracing diversity and inclusivity.

What began as a response to the pandemic’s impact on art and craft shows has evolved into a year-round celebration of creativity and community. From our origins as a pop-up shop in October 2020, Kylee’s Gift Cottage emerged from Different by Design’s vision, now units over 30 diverse artists.

In October 2021, we established a permanent year-round store committed to championing exceptional craftsmanship and local talent. Our mission remains unwavering: curate an eclectic array of gifts and home decor while fostering an atmosphere which welcomes all, regardless of background or identity.

From Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, graduation, weddings, and birthdays our shelves brim with handpicked items perfect for every occasion. Serving the greater Madison area, including Fitchburg, Verona, Cross Plains, Waunakee, Middleton, Monona, Sun Prairie, and Westport, Kylee’s Gift Cottage stands as a testament to creativity and community spirit.

At our heart is Kylee—a spirited 11-year-old rescued Chihuahua—who graces the store with her presence, often adorned in charming outfits for your amusement and photo opportunities. While she adores attention, she prefers admiration from afar and may not entertain pets. Her charisma, however, knows no bounds.

Step into our welcoming haven, where every item tells a story and inclusivity is woven into our ethos. Kylee’s Gift Cottage proudly stands as a dementia-friendly, handicapped-accessible, and LGBT-welcoming space. We invite you to explore, discover, and delight in the beauty of one-of-a-kind creations which make every moment special for everyone who walks through our doors.