Downtown Madison Gift Certificates

Downtown Madison Gift Certificates are accepted at more than 175 participating businesses in the State Street and Capitol Square area, including shops, restaurants, galleries, museums, cafes, night spots and more. They make great gifts for holidays, graduations, birthdays, or customer and employee incentives.

Holiday Deadlines for Online or Phone Orders

To insure delivery by Dec. 25:
  • Standard shipping orders must be placed by 4:00pm CST on Monday, December 18
  • Pick Up orders by 4:00pm CST on Wednesday, December 20
  • Pick Up orders must be picked up before 4:00pm CST on Thursday, December 21.
In addition, our office hours for pick-up orders from December 22 – January 1 will be limited to 9am-12pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Orders will still be processed during that time but may be delayed.

In Person Orders

University Book Store Holiday Hours
711 State Street

Overture Center Ticket Office Hours
201 State Street


How do they work?

  • Downtown Gift Certificate are accepted at participating businesses.
  • When redeeming a Downtown Gift Certificate, if the amount of the purchase is less than the amount of the Gift Certificate, the business will give change in cash.
  • Downtown Madison Gift Certificates do not expire.


Online Order Information

Online orders will be processed within 2-3 business days. Shipping options (USPS):

  • First Class Mail (1-3 days)
  • Pick up at our office.

For shipping to other countries, please contact us in advance at (608) 512-1341 or email

To buy Gift Certificates in person, please visit the Overture Center Ticket Office, 201 State St., or the University Book Store, 711 State St. location (buy at front registers). To order by phone, please call (608) 512-1341.

Certificates are packaged in an envelope with a list of participating businesses and a Downtown Madison Map & Guide. You will have the option to enter "To" and "From" names and a brief gift message.

Gift Certificates are issued for amounts of $25 and under. Orders over $25 will be fulfilled with multiple certificates that add up to your total order amount.

The Gift Certificate purchase will appear as a charge from “Downtown Madison Inc.” on your credit card statement.

Please Note:

  • We are unable to replace lost, stolen or destroyed Gift Certificates.
  • No returns or refunds.
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Questions? Contact the Madison Central BID Office at or (608) 512-1341.