Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner & it’s time to start shopping.
I’ve put together a list of products made by small businesses to help you not only find incredible gifts for your loved ones (& maybe for yourself).
Most of these businesses are located in my home state of Minnesota (but there are a couple finds from elsewhere)!
Lawless Distillery Gift Sets
Lawless Distillery is one of my favorite places to go during the holiday season! Every December the place is decorated head to toe in lights & ornaments – bustling with people shoulder to shoulder drinking the festive drinks served in holiday mugs.
While sadly we can’t enjoy the full experience in 2020, Lawless has come up with some creative ways to bring that holiday cheer (& stiff drinks) right to your home with gift sets! Check out the Lawless shop here!
These drink kits would make a gift to a friend, loved one, or yourself! *Orders available for pickup at their location in Minneapolis or shipping available (only in Minnesota).
Gift sets starting at $25
Tonkadale Greenhouse Plants & Pots
A plant lover’s dream is to be walking through Tonkadale Greenhouse! This family owned business in Minnetonka has so many amazing plants and pots to choose from! Tonkadale is open for business for walk-in shopping with many COVID protocols to keep shopping safe and also has a curbside pickup option.
A planter like this one (pictured above) by local studio Brett Monahan Pottery would be a great gift!
Pots above: $25 each
Great Lakes Clothing
I have been a fan of Great Lakes Co for years! I love their sweatshirts & have collected many over the years. The “Weathered Crew” is my fave!
They have so many gift options for anyone in your life who likes to be cozy – sweatshirts, pullovers, winter accessories, candles, & more!
Currently almost everything is 25% off with the code TAKE25 for Black Friday! Shop Great Lakes Co here!
Weathered Crew – Original Price $60
This Twin Cities roaster is one of my favorites! Spyhouse Coffee is known for their lattes. Spyhouse coffee or their cute Minnesota latte mugs would make a great gift for any coffee lover! Check out their coffee offerings available to ship here.
Starting at $15
Thrifty Traveler Premium
For the constantly on-the go, traveler in your life consider getting them a Thrifty Traveler Premium membership. I have been using Thrifty Traveler Premium for years to get great deals on Flights. Premium Members get email alerts when they find amazing flight deals.
I have saved tons of money on several trips by booking when Thrifty Traveler found a deal. I booked our trip to Rome in 2018 using a flight deal alert from Thrifty Traveler – roundtrip MSP to Rome flights for $500!
While most of us aren’t currently traveling – many of the deals are for trips well into 2021!
Annual membership is only $45 / year!
Cooking Class with GK @ Home
Spoon & Stable is my favorite restaurant in Minneapolis. Chef Gavin Kaysen is truly amazing. As the restaurant faces challenges from COVID, they have gotten creative and launched online cooking classes with Chef Gavin himself.
This would be a great gift for anyone who loves to cook! Mitch and I made the HANDMADE RICOTTA CAVATELLI WITH WINTER SQUASH & BRUSSEL SPROUTS. It was by far the best meal we’ve made this year – we will definitely be making it again!
Previous virtual classes available on demand for $35 (ingredients not included)!
Since he goes through the steps pretty quickly, I think the on demand version would actually be great so you can go at your own pace. Check out more GK at Home classes.
Face Foundrie Facial
I LOVE the Face Foundrie so much. Since opening in Edina, they have quickly expanded to 2 more locations in the Twin Cities! I notice a big difference in my skin every time I get a facial here & I just love the experience.
They are still open for service currently, but also have tons of gift options to use at home with products available online to ship – including an At Home Clean & Natural Facial Kit (everything you need to do the Clean & Natural Facial right in your home!
This Facial Kit, the products, or even a gift card would be a great gift for anyone who loves great skincare!
At Home Facial Kit $38
Sota Clothing is a Minnesota based company with a retail location in St. Louis Park. This shop is perfect for finding something for your Minnesota obsessed love one!
I love Sota Clothing’s sweatshirts, hats, & more. My husband’s favorite hat is from Sota Clothing (pictured above). They also have cute glassware, candles, & more (all of which rep Minnesota).
Hats starting at $26.00
Urban Farmhouse is a cute shop with 3 locations near the Quad Cities in Illinois! They have lots of adorable farmhouse decor & giftable items – like Spongelle sponges, adult coloring books (of some of my favorite shows- Friends & Schitt’s Creek), & candles! Free shipping on orders over $35!
I stumbled upon this on Instagram & thought it was so cool I wanted to share. I haven’t tried it out yet myself, but the item has great reviews online. This compact, environmentally friendly bonfire is perfect for those living in a city or anyone who loves a good s’more without the hassle of a large fire 🙂 You can buy the mini bonfire in packs or even buy a kit with all the goodies to make s’mores.
City Bonfires was founded by 2 Dads in Maryland whose jobs in the restaurant business were both impacted by COVID-19. Products are made in the USA! Check out City Bonfires website here.
Starting at $26.95
If you buy anything from these businesses I’d love to hear in the comments! Happy shopping 🙂