MN-Made Gift Guide: Shop Local This Holiday Season
The holidays are fast approaching and it looks like the COVID-19 pandemic wants in on the celebration. Unfortunately, we’ve watched this virus continue to take its toll on local businesses throughout the state. If you’re looking to make a difference this holiday season, you’re in luck; we’ve put together a Minnesota-Made Gift Guide to help you find local businesses to support online or in person. Keep in mind, these are just a few of our favorite gift ideas… If you have something else in mind but still want to support local, a quick Google search can take you a long way. Here’s some gifts we found priced from $25 – $100:
Adam Turman Minnesota Abbey Road Print from Minnesota Historical Society • $30 Created by Minneapolis artist Adam Turman, this print shows four iconic Minnesota characters in the well-known Beatles Abbey Road pose. Since 1849, the Minnesota Historical Society has played an important role in our state’s historic preservation, education and tourism. Purchasing this print will help to support the organization while in-person visits have lessened. Besides… An eye-catching, iconic print created by a Minneapolis local artist – does it really get better than that?
Annie B’s Signature Caramel & Popcorn Gift Tote • $65 Now based out of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, Annie B’s was founded in Kellogg, MN and has been crafting caramel and popcorn by hand since 1978. This tote includes a wooden box of 35 assorted caramels and one large bag of each of their popcorn flavors including original caramel, sea salt caramel, triple treat, sharp cheddar and jalapeño cheddar. Oprah Winfrey put Annie B’s caramels on her Favorite Things list in 2014, so they must be good.
Handcrafted Minnesota Cribbage Board from Patina • $29.95 Who doesn’t love a handcrafted cribbage board? This one-of-a-kind gift from Patina is sure to be a well-used, well-loved hit. Husband and wife, Rick Haase and Christine Ward, opened their first Patina store in South Minneapolis in 1993 and have grown to multiple locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Their shelves are stocked with plenty of gift options that you should be sure to check out.
Handmade, No. 9 Black & “Coral” Saddle Tan Wallet from Leather Works Minnesota • $100 Leather Works Minnesota is not just a small business. It is a small business that is family owned and operated by husband and wife team, Kent & Lee that began out of a garage near St. Paul, MN in 1999. To this day, each piece is hand made and skillfully crafted. The quality and uniqueness of this wallet earned its spot on the list. They also have purses, bags, home goods and a variety of other items to suit the needs of your recipient list.
All Food Everything Gift Set from Minny & Paul • $55 Minny & Paul collaborates with local artists and independently owned, small batch businesses. The majority of products and goods included in Minny & Paul gift sets are from Midwest makers and brands. This delicious looking gift set includes a variety of treats plus a set of two keepsake coasters and a wooden magnet. Perfect for nearly anyone!
The Food-a-Holic Gift Box from Nice Gifts • $79 Nice Gifts feature gift boxes made up of carefully selected products created by local artisans; plus, they give back to several local causes. This particular gift box holds your choice of Willow Creek potato pancake or oat and apple muffin mix, creamy wild rice soup mix, an organic spice blend, popcorn on the cob, Lucky’s hot sauce, a spoon rest and an “Uffda” wooden spoon. We don’t know about you, but this gift box is making our mouth water.
Adam Turman Illustrated Boundary Waters Canoe Area Puzzle from 218 Clothing + Gift • $25 To finish off our list, we are again featuring an Adam Turman creation. 218 Clothing + Gift is a clothing and gift shop located in Bemidji, MN that features Minnesota brands and products. One thing we absolutely loved was this puzzle illustrating the beauty and stillness of the BWCA… A perfect gift for the current times of cozying up and staying in.
Like these businesses, Cambria Mortgage is proud to be a local business built to support our community. Our team is here to serve you now and always. We take pride in our ability to keep our clients safe while efficiently moving them along in the home financing process. Reach out today to get started: Call 952-942-0110 or visit CambriaMortgage.com.