2017 Holiday Gift Guide

November is in full swing which means the holidays are right around the corner! The holidays are our favorite time of the year - hot cocoa, cozy sweaters, cheerful music, baking, festive parties and most importantly, more time with loved ones. Show the special people in your life how much you care by gifting them a unique, local gift.

To help wow your giftees, we’ve created a holiday gift guide. We’re recommending local businesses to check out and the cutest products we’ve been eyeing up lately. Below you’ll find great gifts ideas for everyone in your life and support local businesses at the same time.

For those with a sweet tooth: Annie B’s Peppermint Bark


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Okay we may be a little biased with this one (it is in our newest box, Cheer) but we promise it’s worth the hype. This minty slice of heaven is perfect for those chocolate lovers in your life. Add a few other delectable items from Annie B’s like their caramel or small batch popcorn to tie it all together.

For those with an old soul: Anthony Scornavacco Antiques

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This gorgeous antique store located downtown St. Paul is perfect for historic, beautiful gifts. Meticulously run by antique savant Anthony Scornavacco, this store is chock full of timeless items, small trinkets from years past and rare gems. Find antique trays for cocktails, a jewelry box for grandma’s pearls, or small painting for a coworkers desk.

For those with cold necks: KISA Turkish Tea Towel (and scarf!)


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To bare the frigid Minnesota winters, scarves are an absolute necessity. But what if your scarf could also double as a tea towel, blanket or wrap? Cue the KISA Turkish Tea Towel. This beautifully woven item is perfect for your mom or a girlfriend. Plus, it’s neutral colors make it wearable with any outfit.

For those looking to give back: Greater Goods

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If you want to be more thoughtful with your spending, choose to purchase from a business like Greater Goods that donates 5% of their proceeds to a local charity. Founded by Lauren and Joel Gryniewski, this quaint store offers handmade card and unique products from all of the world. Grab a few Christmas cards for your grandparents or a Minnesota Tee (like the one above) for the out of town relatives.

For those who need a spa day: Da Bomb Fizzers Bath Bombs

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What’s better than soaking in a warm bubble bath on a cold winter night? Soaking in a bath with an amazingly fragrant bath bomb! Treat your friends to an at home spa night with “da Bombs” made by local teenagers Isabel and Caroline Bercaw. These fun bath accessories come in an assortment of flavors and each have a secret gift inside. See the Cake Bomb featured above in our Confetti box.

For those who love a clean aesthetic: The Foundry

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Shelves of dainty glassware, luxurious bath products, unique home goods, children’s toys and more, The Foundry is a one stop shop for products that are “simple, useful and beautiful,” (The Foundry).

Where do you find your holiday gifts? We’d love to hear!