Shop Local Gift Guide
Happy small business Saturday! Supporting small businesses is a great way to get involved in your community. Minnesota and Minneapolis/St. Paul especially, have great local farmers markets and small business fairs that make it easy to have a meaningful conversation and get to know a small business owners alike. Make sure you are supporting them this Saturday, after the Black Friday hustle .. where local isn't always top of mind. To help you get inspired, we've hand picked a few of our favorite local stops, gifts for everyone on your list.
Sharing our favorite local Minnesota small businesses below!
Give the gift of getting in shape, our favorite boutique gym, Fly Feet Running. They have a current promotion of buy 5 pack of classes, get 3 free. With 2 centrally locations, and a super HIP vibe, these are my favorite HIIT classes in town.
MEND Jewelry, B+D Custom crafts and Excelsior Candle Co. just came together and created Founders Co. They have a six week shop open at Ridgedale Mall. Check them out in person this Saturday! Mend is offering 20% off all weekend as well.
MEND Jewelry has hand crafted crystal necklaces and earrings, all with different healing purposes and energy. B + D Custom Crafts offers products and craft classes! All beautifully crafted wood pieces and they carry a line of local notebooks, planners, and party supplies + awesome gift sets. Excelsior Candle Co. has hand crafted soy candles with curated natural fragrances.
Sport your favorite state from Mill City Made and Sota Clothing.
Mill City Made has the best state hats. The owner will also do custom orders for you. Check them out!
Sota Clothing, the iconic Minnesota baseball inspired shirts with paddles. I love sporting this shirt year round. They also have tons of other goodies besides clothing. They do have a warehouse/retail location in Saint Louis Park, double check the hours before heading over.
SixForGood. Six gals, came together and started SixForGood. Their online shop is coming soon so make sure to stop by their permanent shop in Rosedale Mall or visiting the individual brands online. The brands include: Essence One, Hagen & Oats, Baubles and Bobbies, Thumbs Cookies, and Urban Undercover.
Essence One is another favorite of natural personal care products. They have an extensive line of products. One of my favorite products is the essential oils roller ball. Perfect for traveling or on the go. I have been dying to try their bath teas.
Yum! Who wouldn't want gourmet tiny cookies. These delicious bite size cookies from Thumbs cookies. melt in your mouth.
Baubles and Bobbies has the perfect gifts, from gold dainty earrings, to MN state necklaces, there is something for everyone.
Hagen and Oats is basically your wood working dreams coming true. They have a ton of products that are always stocked and signature to them, however, they do complete custom orders. Last year I saw they had a ten foot custom wood piece with the Minneapolis Skyline at the Fourpost shop in Mall of America. How cool is that?
My absolute favorite notebook is from Wit & Delight. Kate's background is in art and brand identity. She offers a wonderfully crafted collection of art prints online.
Gift a family a Minnesota Children's Museum gift card. A great activity for the whole family, you will want to stay all day!
Working with Style and Dwell above at our Arden Avenue photoshoot. Another awesome style and organization small business.
Another great way to support small business is eating locally at non-chain restaurants. Some of our favorites at Jkath are: Fig + Farro, Italian Eatery, Due Focacceria, Hola Arepa, Brasa, Terzo to name a few. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, we are so lucky to have such great local shops and eats. Some of our favorite local coffee shops include Patisserie 46, Bogarts Doughnuts, Turtle Bread and many more!
Where are you shopping this Small Business Saturday? We would love to hear more ideas on how we can support our local community.
-Kayla and Jkath Team