Let us help you share and discover local

Minny & Paul was founded with a vision to elevate your gift giving and make it easier to share high quality local products. You pick the box, we handwrite your gift message and send directly to the special person in your life. We are here to help spread gratitude through local gifting.


Laura Waldman is the curator and founder of Minny & Paul. She is a Minnesotan born-and-raised and has always had that entrepreneurial spirit. While previously managing a shop in the North Loop, Laura was exposed to the vibrant and collaborative creative community in the Twin Cities. 

Inspired to bring these high quality artisanal products together and make them more easily accessible, Laura developed the idea of creating Minny & Paul gift boxes. Her goal is to make the gifting process thoughtful, easy, charming, and with a true taste of home. 


What to Expect

Each Minny & Paul comes in a locally made baltic birch wood keepsake box. Your box will arrive at your doorstep in a kraft cardboard wrap to protect the gift box and local favorites inside.  

We have taken the time to test and experience all of the Minnesota products featured in every Minny & Paul box as well as get to know the talented people who make them - check out our Partners page to learn more about who we work with. To top it off, each box includes a handwritten gift message on a card from local designers and artists.



When will my gift box arrive?

Your box will arrive within 3-7 business days through USPS Priority Mail. You will receive three emails - one to confirm your order, one when your order has shipped, and a final email when your order has been delivered. 

Do you offer corporate gifting services or volume gifting?

Absolutely! Minny & Paul works one-on-one with businesses to design and develop gifts that will leave a lasting impression on your clients and colleagues. For more information, please email us at hello@minnyandpaul.com.

Do you ship nationwide? 

Of course! Minny & Paul boxes are a great gift to show off our rad state to your friends, family and clients.

What if I still want the card but would like to write the message myself?

If we are shipping directly to your recipient, we do write the cards for your convenience. However, if we are shipping the box right to you, then it’s no problem at all, just leave the gift message blank. Cards are included in every box!

Can I buy two boxes (or 10) and send them to all different locations with different gift messages?
Absolutely! At checkout you will be able to include all of the additional shipping addresses and gift messages. If you have any questions you can always email us at hello@minnyandpaul.com!

What does the box look like when it arrives?
It arrives in a baltic birch wood keepsake box that is wrapped in a kraft cardboard to keep your local goodies safe.

Where can I find these boxes in real life? Do you host pop-ups? 
We have a studio space in the Northrup King Building in Northeast in Studio 211. We are available by appointment and host pop-ups in our space and around the city. If you have a special event or need a box fast and can't wait for shipping, get in touch and we can coordinate a pick-up time.

You can subscribe to our newsletter and stay updated on all upcoming events and new boxes. If you have an idea for a cool spot to host a build your own box pop-up we would love to hear from you! Shoot us over an email at hello@minnyandpaul.com

Can I build my own box?
If you are ordering 10 or more, get in touch at hello@minnyandpaul.com to learn about creating custom boxes. We are developing a 'build-your-own' party where you invite a group of pals into the space and build your own. Get in touch if you are interested!  

What if our recipient has an allergy or some other concern?  Please tell us if you know of an allergy or have any other concerns in the Special Instructions section when you are checking out, or via email with your order. We will do our best to accommodate.

Please note that while we have taken the time to test and experience all of the products featured in every Minny & Paul, we cannot be held responsible for any issue the consumer may have with any given product, including but not limited to, allergic reactions or food born illness.

What happens to a delivery when the recipient is not there to receive it?
If the recipient is unavailable to receive their delivery, the gift box will be left at the delivery location. We will notify you where the gift has been left so you can let the recipient know. Minny & Paul cannot be held liable for theft or damage of the gift, if the intended recipient is unavailable to receive their delivery. 

What's your return policy?

All sales are final. 

What exactly do you mean by ‘all local products’?
All products and goods included in your Minny & Paul box are from Minnesota makers and brands.