Gifting made easy
Minny & Paul was founded with a vision to elevate gift giving and make it easier to share high-quality local goods. You pick the gift set, we handwrite the card and send directly to that special person in your life. We are here to help spread gratitude through local gifting.
Laura Roos 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 accessible, Laura developed the idea of creating Minny & Paul gift sets. Her goal is to make the gifting process thoughtful, easy, charming, and with a true taste of home.
Laura also consults with businesses large and small to help tackle their biggest challenges. Learn more here about consulting with Laura.
What to Expect
Each Minny & Paul gift set comes in either an exclusive designed canvas ‘binny’ from local partner byrd & belle, or an oatmeal speckled paperboard keepsake box. Your box or Binny will arrive at your doorstep in a kraft cardboard box to protect your new local favorites inside.
We have taken the time to test and experience all of the Minnesota products featured in every Minny & Paul gift set as well as get to know the talented people who make them. Check out our Makers page to learn more about who we work with.
When will my gift SET arrive?
You will select your preferred shipping method at checkout. Please allow 2-3 processing days from when you place your order. If you select USPS Priority, you can expect your M&P to arrive within 1-3 business days. 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 download our Corporate Catalog and get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
What does the box or binny look like when it arrives?
It arrives in either a paperboard keepsake box or canvas binny that is wrapped in a kraft cardboard box 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 Studio 247. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I build my own box or binny?
What is the SWAP?
The SWAP is a new website feature that allows you to personalize your gift set by swapping a product based on the recipients needs. Shop the SWAP on all gift sets except our collaborations and luxury crates. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
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 set will be left at the delivery location. 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. Everything down to the packaging.