We knew that this year was going to be a wild one, but we certainly never anticipated that we would be nearly sold out across our online shop and need to ship orders early in order to manage the potential USPS delays. 2020, I tell ya.
If either of these factors caught you off-guard for your holiday shopping, have no fear! There are so many incredible small businesses around the Twin Cities that are open for some last-minute purchases. Whether you still need to knock out most of your list or just add a few fillers, you’re sure to find just what you need at these incredible stores.
carousel + folk
Part vintage, part handmade, part greenery - talk about the perfect mix! We can’t wait for once COVID is a thing of the past so we can peruse this shop in person again. Until then, Lindsey and Mike have made it super safe and easy to shop online and pick-up during their Wednesday afternoon window.
Holiday Hours: online shopping only, Wednesday curbside pick-up from 4-6 PM
The Foundry Home Goods
The dreamiest Scandi-inspired shop there ever was. The Foundry’s website is fully stocked with thoughtfully crafted goods for the minimalist in your life. Be sure to wave “hello” to their shop pup, Ruby, as you pick up your contact-free order!
Holiday Hours: online shopping only, daily curbside pick-up from 10-5 PM
I Like You
With one of their locations only a mile from our studio, we always have fun each time we visit this store. If you’re shopping for anyone with Minnesota pride, then this is a must-visit. From glassware to apparel, they’ve got all the unique gear to represent the Land of 10,000 Lakes and support local makers and creators.
Holiday Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6 PM, Sunday 11-4 PM, Monday appointments only
Anyone with a green thumb (or desire to have one) will treasure a gift from Ergo. Not only do they have beautiful houseplants, dried arrangements, and home goods, they also have some fun DIY wreath kits and virtual workshops that can help your recipient tap into their creative skills.
Holiday Hours: Monday through Friday 10-6 PM, Saturday and Sunday 10-3 PM
Golden fig fine foods
With an assortment of some of the best gourmet goods out there, the hardest part about gift shopping at Golden Fig will be not leaving with a dozen things for yourself to try. Tis the season for a little self-gifting though, so go nuts!
Holiday Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11-6 PM, Sunday 11-5 PM, closed Mondays and Tuesdays
With a planet-positive focus, you can feel good about your purchase at Scout! Their store is chalk-full of handsome apparel and outdoorsy gifts, so if you’re shopping for a nature-lover, you’re certain to find something they’ll dig.
Holiday Hours: open daily from 10-4 PM, by appointment after 4 PM Monday through Friday
Having opened only 6 months ago near Linden Hills, Foxwell is quickly becoming a staple for home goods in the Twin Cities. Be sure to carve out a little bit of time to stroll through the shop, because it is teeming with incredible finds.
Online Shop Coming Soon
Holiday Hours: Monday through Saturday 11-7 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
Six for Good
Six for Good is a boutique of 6 friends who brought their brands together to collectively give back to causes they care about. From mental health awareness initiatives to LGBTQ youth support, each purchase made does good in the community and beyond.
Holiday Hours: Monday through Saturday 11-7 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM, Monday curbside pick-ups
Golden Age design
With gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired (and sourced) goods, we would love nothing more than to move into this Robbinsdale store. Known for restoring mid-century modern furniture, they also have an array of equally as stylish home accessories.
Holiday Hours: Thursday and Friday 11-6 PM, Saturday 10-5 PM, Sunday 11-4, by appointment Monday through Wednesday
This brand new small-scale grocer in Hopkins is another great spot to score locally-sourced and ethically-produced foods. They also have a handy to-go option if you’re looking for a bite while knocking out your last holiday buys.
Curbside/Pick-Up: To-go orders only
Holiday Hours: Tuesday through Friday 8-6 PM, Saturday 9-6 PM, Sunday 9-1 PM
Ace General Store
Don’t be fooled by the small appearance, this little Excelsior shop is big on style! Grab some heritage-inspired menswear or lifestyle products to help the guy in your life look dapper for the new year.
Holiday Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11-5 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM
Golden Rule Gallery
Another “must” if you are out in Excelsior, Golden Rule is so much more than just a shop. They’re passionate about promoting kindness and supporting creatives across the US by curating their beautifully made goods.
Holiday Hours: Monday through Saturday 10-5 PM, Sunday 12-5 PM
We hope this gave you some ideas for all your last-minute gifts! Let us know your favorite local shops in the comments so we can share more out.