Minnesota gift baskets

Since 2016, Minny & Paul has specialized in local. During this time, we cultivated the expertise necessary to navigate the complexities (and huge benefits) of supporting small makers through high-volume gifting.

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One gift, multiple small business owners' dreams supported

Your single gift brightens not only your recipient's day, but also the local artisan's whose dream you're supporting. Our maker roster spans the state, from the Twin Cities to Duluth and everywhere in between. Some of our favorite Minnesota-based partners include True Hue Candles, Cry Baby Craig's, Rapha Farms, Thumbs Cookies, Duluth Candy Co., Roseline Candles, and many more. Just as we specialize in location-based gifting, we can also design gift boxes that feature Black-owned, AAPI-owned, and/or women-owned brands, as well as businesses that give back.

Our experience

If you're tired of endlessly searching for unique gift ideas, we're here to help! Since 2016, we have been living and breathing gift giving. Our founder Laura launched Minny & Paul out of her duplex. What started in a single room is now operating out of a 7,500-square-foot production facility in St. Paul. We have worked with clients across all industries, including Target, General Mills, Best Buy, The Minnesota Vikings, the NCAA, AT&T, and many more. We source, pack, and ship everything in-house. This allows our team to control the experience from start to finish and provide your preferred delivery services. Whether you want to ship, courier, or pick up directly from our space, we are here to make the entire process seamless and easy.

Tastefully branded Minnesota-themed gifts for any occasion

Working with us means you have access to all the highest quality small-batch local products you will be proud to put your name on. When it comes to internal employee and team gifts, we are big fans of adding your logo to both products and packaging. For client gifting and gifting outside of your organization, we recommend a more subtle approach with branding on the packaging and one element within the gift.

What our Clients are saying

We wanted to send something special to all of our employees to mark the one-year anniversary of everyone working remotely. We wanted something thoughtful and unique - something more than a gift card. The entire process was a breeze. The team at Minny & Paul was absolutely wonderful to work with. Very responsive. Very helpful. The product was perfect. Our employees LOVED the gifts and I have been singing their praises ever since.

Shantel O'Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, PA

“The attention to detail from Minny & Paul is unparalleled. From the initial inquiry to the final packing and shipping experience, each aspect of the process is handled with professionalism and first-rate customer service. Every time I work with this team, I get all of my questions answered thoroughly and quickly, and I end up with solutions that exceed my expectations while meeting my budget. We may be in a pandemic, but Minny & Paul makes my job so much easier. They are a rare find in the gift marketplace.”


We appreciate your curation and care with these gifts. The feedback has been wonderful! Looking forward to more work with you. Thanks for everything.

Janell In The Groove Music

These turned out lovely! Thank you to you and your team. So grateful we can send gifts through Minny & Paul!

Erica Maertens-Brenny Construction Company

We have received an almost ridiculous amount of praise for the thoughtfulness and quality of the gifts from our clients and partners. Everything from the tree planting to female owned businesses to how great the snacks and treats are have been commented on. I look forward to working with Minny & Paul again.

Erik Yerigan Construction

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Frequently Asked Questions

I want to order some custom gifts! What are my options? Tell it to me straight!+-

Whether you're looking for a holiday gift basket or a gift filled with gourmet foods, we have everything required to create the perfect gift basket for you! We have three easy ways to gift with us.

1. Online shop
Minimums: No minimums!
With this option you have no minimums and the gifts ship fast in 1-3 business days. We have a wide array of gourmet gift baskets in our online shop to choose from. They include everything from delicious cookies and savory treats, to ceramic campfire mugs and leather coasters. If you're looking for high quality pre-designed gifts with a quickest turnaround, this is the option for you.

2. Online Shop with Branded Touch
Minimums: 25 units
If your gifting initiative has units of 25+, you can select from any of our curated gift boxes from our online shop and customize various packaging elements with your logo. This option includes a dedicated project manager and assistance with the addresses. To get started with the Online Shop with Branded Touch option, fill out this form.

3. Fully Custom:
Minimum: $4,000 overall project budget. With this option, you have the ability to create fully custom gift baskets. This means you'll receive an entirely customized gift design with various options and a dedicated project manager who will help you handle all the details. With this option, you also have the ability to place your logo on various artisanal products as well as on the packaging. This allows your gift to stand out even more as your commitment to Minnesota values will be on full display. If a Fully Custom gift is perfect for you, get started by filling out this form.

What is this going to cost me?+-

You've got options! We have various gift boxes in our online shop that are ready to ship - these range in price from $34-$175. For Fully Custom orders, we have a $4,000 overall project minimum. Our most common corporate gift prices we see are $50, $75 or $100. We also see $150-$250 as a common price range for VIP clients.

Can I customize my gift message or include a personalized message?+-

Any business gift order of 25+ units receives a custom card complimentary that includes your company's logo and a custom phrase of your choice. For orders under 25 units, our online shop includes a complimentary handwritten card with a message of 150 characters.

What are your gift minimums?+-

For a fully custom corporate gift order, we have a $4,000 overall budget minimum. Not you? Not to worry. You can leverage our "Online Shop with Branded Touch" option for 25 units or more. This option allows you to brand packaging elements. Lastly, our Online Shop has no minimums. The downside? No branding.

What is your gift lead time?+-

Online Shop (Ready-to-Ship Gift Collection): Once you place your order online, please allow 1-3 business days for processing plus transit time. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect your gift to arrive within a week of placing your gift order. Online Shop with Branded Touch: 2-3 weeks from contract signing. Fully Custom: 3-5 weeks from contact signing depending on branded elements included. For details on each of these options, see above to the first FAQ question.

Can I order a bunch of corporate gift boxes/baskets at once and you ship them out when I want?+-

Yes! We offer retainer based gifting for our business clients. We ship gifts on-demand as needed. When you submit a request with the shipping address(s), we ship the gift(s) within 1-3 business days. We offer 3 month, 6 month and 12 month contracts. Reach out to hello@minnyandpaul.com to learn more!

How are your gift boxes different than the traditional gourmet gift baskets I see from Harry & David?+-

We love a wine gift basket or fresh fruit gift tower like the rest of them, but to break through the noise - especially during the holiday season - a Minny & Paul corporate gift will stand out. Not only because everything inside the gift is from small makers you can feel proud to support, but because the packaging is elevated and eco-friendly. Clients have seen it all, they are looking for something unique, something that doesn't feel generic that will truly make them feel appreciated.

Do you ship gifts internationally?+-

We unfortunately do not ship our ready-to-ship online shop collection or corporate gifts internationally at this time. However, we do have gifting partners abroad that we partner with to create and send gifts to any of your international recipients.

Does the title of the gift box or gift basket go anywhere on or in the box?+-

If you are shopping for business gifts from our online shop, the gift box name is included on the packing slip.

Do you include receipts in the packaging?+-

No way! We don't want to spoil the gift of course. As the gift giver, you will receive an email confirmation for orders placed online that can serve as a receipt. If you need something additional, please email us at hello@minnyandpaul.com. For business and custom gifts, you will have a copy of the invoice.

Can I send gift baskets for clients to multiple addresses?+-

Absolutely! If you are using our online shop, our "Multi Ship" tool at checkout makes it easy to send multiple gifts to various addresses. If you are ordering more than 25 units with our Online Shop with Branded Touch option, we will email you a .csv file to use as a template for your addresses. We will also provide you with the address template for Fully Custom orders. If you have any questions, you can always email us at hello@minnyandpaul.com.

What if our recipient has an allergy or another concern?+-

We are happy to accommodate any allergy concerns for your gift recipients. Simply let your gift design expert know during the consult phase.

What happens to a delivery when the recipient isn't there to receive it?-+-

If the recipient is not available to receive their delivery, the gift 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 is your return policy?+-

All sales are final.