#shopTC2015: A Locally Sourced Holiday Gift Guide

{Disclosure: #shopTC2015 is a sponsored post. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this Twin Cities holiday shopping guide ourselves and only included our very favorite local ideas and companies.}


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When it comes to holiday shopping, may we suggest that you skip the mall in favor of supporting local? There are so many amazing Twin Cities businesses that you could hit up for gifts this year and we are thrilled to support the local businesses involved here!

Not only are we excited to point you in the direction of these businesses, we love the highlighted products. See below and keep an eye out for Facebook giveaways of each of these items! We’ve noted the date of each so you can keep an eye out for your favorites!


For Your Littles

Sometimes the best things to get your littles are the things you want to shop for yourself. We love these ideas and they’re all outside of the {toy}box.



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You design it. They make it. At ThePatchery.com, you mix and match fabrics until you get a combination you love. Once you submit your order, they make it for you right here in Minneapolis, MN. They love to make with you, not for you!

Featured Product: A beautiful toddler dress, designed by you. You’ll get to pick the layout and fabric, and The Patchery will work their magic to put the unique piece together.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Friday November 20 at 7:00pm

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Teags & Ry makes remarkably memorable hockey-themed prints, from bags to home accessories and kids t-shirts!  All products are designed and manufactured in MINNESOTA! Celebrate Your Sport!

Featured Product: The Hockey Tote. It’s a perfect bag for a family on-the-go! It’s light, durable, and has interior drink/bottle pockets.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Wednesday November 25 at 7:00pm

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Tumblewalla – makers of yoga-inspired organic baby apparel – designed and screen-printed by local Minnesota Artisans.  They believe in play, which to us means family time, movement and spontaneous happiness. This makes their play activism and green initiatives a natural part of who they are.  But the story doesn’t end there, because a portion of your purchase will be sent to one of their hand-picked organizations that are working to make a positive impact on the lives of children around the world. *Use code “Tcmoms” for free shipping!!*

Featured Product: The organic Baby Warrior onesie. We love it because its soft, designed and printed by local Minnesotans, and a portion of Tumblewalla’s sales go helping non-profit organizations make play a possibility for all children.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: (For a $30 gift certificate) Wednesday December 2 at 7:00pm

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sota clothing is a purveyor of quality design with Minnesotan roots. The initial idea came to owner Spencer Johnson while pursuing a degree in graphic arts. What started as a simple, fictional school project quickly turned into a reality through the encouragement and support of his fellow students. His design inspiration comes from the people he grew up with and other Minnesota-geared influences.

Featured Product: The toddler paddle hoodie. It’s soft and snuggly – perfect for the upcoming winter. (Not to mention the bright colors kids love so much!)

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Monday December 7 at 7:00pm

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Christopher Straub is a Minnesota artist best known for his time on Project Runway (Season 6). Since the show’s completion, Christopher has been involved in product development with several corporate and charitable organizations. He also has had fashion features in People Magazine, O Oprah Magazine, US Weekly, Star, and TV Guide.

Featured Product: A timeless tale of finding similarities among our differences, these books and plush toys will delight every child! Albert the Confused Manatee and Rocky the Confused Platypus are about each animal’s quest to understand what kind of animal they are. With the help of their friends, Albert and Rocky learn that even though they have differences, they also have a lot in common.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Saturday December 5 at 12:00pm

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Inspired Home

We love these local businesses that have such unique items. You’re sure to find something that’s just your style, and certainly not the same thing your three neighbors just purchased.

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Tom Nadeau founded Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul over 20 years ago on the idea that great furniture should be attainable by everyone. Nadeau curates an ever-changing collection of beautiful and interesting solid wood and metal pieces from around the world and offers them at amazing prices. At Nadeau, you will find an eclectic mix of coastal, industrial, French farmhouse, contemporary, rustic Indian, British colonial influences and more. Nadeau is Furniture with a Soul.

Featured Product: We will be giving away a $100 gift certificate to Nadeau. You’ll enjoy the experience of exploring their store and finding a piece uniquely yours.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Monday December 4 at 7:00pm

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Moss Envy (Minneapolis, Minnesota) redefines value by providing eco-friendly products that support a healthy home, sustainable lifestyle, and social awareness of people and planet. Their diverse department store is combined with a welcoming and service- oriented atmosphere where your purchases will exceed your personal needs and positively impact future generations. Be sure to RSVP for their Ladies Night Out on November 19th!

Featured Product: The 16″ slate pizza stone does wonders when baking. With even heat distribution, the stone is sure to create the perfect pizza crust you have always been craving. Stain resistant and naturally non-stick, the pizza stone can be used in the oven or on the grill and when you’re not making pizza, the stone can function as a cheese board holding various cheeses or hors d’oeuvres for guests. Pretty and functional enough to go from oven to table!

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Wednesday November 18 at 7:00pm

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Minnesota Love

Display your love for our state with these fantastic products promoting local love!


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MSP STP Clothing make Minnesota t-shirts and other cool things about this amazing place we call home. Their tees reflect all the things they love about Minnesota and the community. Every t-shirt is designed and printed in Minnesota using American Apparel tees.

Featured Product: The Christmas sweater t-shirt. It’s a classic!

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Saturday December 12 at 12:00pm

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Nikki and Anna were born and raised in good ol’ Minnesota. Growing up they were taught that being a girl means you have all the power in the world. That being said, at a young age, the girls learned they could do anything.  From building wood strip canoes to rebuilding a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle, these two grew up hands-on.

Although this is somewhat of a side gig for the sisters, it is something they are passionate about and love doing! Anna is a licensed Family and Marriage Therapist and a mother of two! Nikki, a Graphic Designer by trade – works for Papa Murphy’s Pizza assisting with operations for Minnesota Franchisees. They twosome is inspired by each other, their family and of course their customers! They are always adding new products to their inventory and they are so exited to be a part of the local Minnesota community. Thus far the journey and support has been beyond amazing!

Featured Product: A MN metal and wood piece, handmade just for you!

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Monday November 23 at 7:00pm

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What She Wants

Let’s be honest…a gift guide without gifts for mom wouldn’t do on our site, would it? Sometimes you need to remember yourself, sometimes you may need to send someone a nudge. Either way, these products are a fantastic option either for you, or for your own mom, sister, friend or neighbor.


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Paisley + Sparrow is a well-curated online boutique for ethical fashion merchandise. They carry gorgeous fair trade, ethically made jewelry, scarves, bags, journals and more that are handmade by women all over the world. Each purchase from P+S is empowering women, creating sustainable business and bringing a hope-filled future to women all over the world. Shop with them and be pretty with a purpose!

Featured Product: Gorgeous Soresa earrings. These silver hoop earrings are accented by a single silver bead, making them a shiny, neutral piece for any occasion! Handmade with recycled silver, copper, and brass beads (melted down from bullet casings), their Ethiopia collection transforms what was once meant for harm into beautiful jewelry. Each item in Paisley + Sparrow’s shop has a PURPOSE. This item’s purpose is to empower HIV+ women living near the Entoto Mountain.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Friday December 4 at 7:00pm

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Len is a family-owned and operated retailer focused on bringing the latest in affordable style to both men and women. Started over 30 years ago by Len Druskin himself, Len has continued to evolve and grow with their customers, and now offers a full array of apparel, shoes and accessories.
Locations: City Center, Galleria, Mall of America, Ridgedale, Rosedale, Southdale and Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois

Featured Product: An entire new outfit! A cozy wrap sweater, super soft tee, fitted jeans, and necklace.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Wednesday December 9 at 7:00pm

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Clingks® are the hippest trend in glassware…removable, reusable decals that cling to glasses, bottles, ceramic, even plastic!   Use their sassy and fun sayings or create your own… they can be as edgy or as elegant as you are!  Custom Clingks make great favors and are a perfect way to share your party hashtag!

Featured Product: Full sets of Clingks! Be the amusing hit of the party with these personalized drink markers.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Monday December 14 at 7:00pm

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Wish is about bringing the ultimate shopping experience to you. All the latest trends that you see in the magazines, online and in the boutiques without the price tags. Wish enables the modern woman to do both! Take a few hours with your girlfriends, have a glass of wine, and try on all that is “Hot Now” and actually know what it looks like, how it feels, and how it fits before purchasing. Wish can showcase the beauty in all of us, from the comfort of your own space.

WISH Boutique, located in Rosemount, is open EVERY weekend! Their hours are: Friday 11a-4p, Sat: 10a-5p, and Sunday 12p-4p. In addition to their own brick & mortar, you can find WISH at Uptown shops in Ridgedale & MSP, as well as Grand Ave at MSP. Their boutique is also being featured on Twin Cities Live Nov 30th.

Featured Product: Pair this MUST HAVE Cowl Neck poncho with skinny jeans and a great pair of boots, and you’ll have a chic but effortless outfit for any occasion!

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Tuesday December 1 at 7:00pm

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The Bibelot Shops, established by Saint Anthony Park resident Roxana Freese in 1966, has become a retail resource for all things delightful. They curate a wide-ranging assortment of items including women’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, toys, stationery and home accents, placing particular emphasis on sourcing fair-trade and environmentally responsible products, as well as locally designed and crafted items. New merchandise arrive daily, so you’re sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone or a much-deserved gift for yourself! They make it easy! Visit them at one of their four metro locations or online at bibelotshops.com.

Featured Products:
Amazeballs: They’re, well, amazing! Fizzy bath balls with a tiny toy inside each one. They’re handmade right here in Minneapolis and brought to us by 2 “sisterpreneurs.”
Johanna Basford’s Enchanted Forest Coloring Book & Colored Pencils: This stunning, detailed coloring book takes you through an enchanted forest, and the artist can find hidden objects along the way. It takes you from an enchanted forest, through woodlands and waterfalls, and eventually to the castle. It’s a story and art project all in one!

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Friday December 11 at 7:00pm

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Tucked in the quaint suburb of Woodbury, Minnesota, Sisu is a boutique as bold as its name. Derived from the Finnish word for ‘to have guts,’ Sisu delivers the adored tradition of boutique shopping fused with the comfort of being in your living room. Founder Heidi Martin + her team of stylists carefully curate a selection of distinctive contemporary apparel + accessories that inspire women to take risks + be themselves.

Featured Product: The perfect gift for someone you love (including yourself!). This 14K gold dipped necklace and earring set can be worn alone or layered with other necklaces for a elevated look. Show someone how much you love them this holiday season and beyond. 16″ chain with 1″ extender.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Wednesday December 16 at 7:00pm

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Family Fun

The intangible experiences are often the best gifts. Classes, dates and even overnights will fill their memory bank, rather than your storage closets.


 

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TAGS has been providing quality gymnastics instruction in a safe, fun, positive atmosphere since 1977.  They offer classes in Apple Valley & Eden Prairie for boys and girls ages 6 months to 17 years of all ability levels.  Join them at TAGS Gymnastics for Fun, Fitness & Friends!

Featured Product: Get your kiddos moving this winter by winning an 8-week session of gymnastics classes, useable at either of their locations!

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Friday December 18 at 7:00pm

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Give the biggest gift this holiday season with a gift card to America’s biggest indoor water park and hotel! Adjacent to the Mall of America, Water Park of America offers year-round family fun including a 10-story water slide, wave pool and Flow Rider surf simulator.

Featured Product: A free night’s stay – with water park passes! Surprise your family and get out of the cold with a stay (and swimming!) at the water park.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Monday December 21 at 7:00pm

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Brush Studio is the Twin Cities most creative social experience. Join them for unparalleled entertaining art instruction. Brush Studio is the perfect place to paint, drink, eat and enjoy!

Featured Item: A gift certificate for 2 people to attend a class. What a great way to spend a night out with a friend or significant other!

Drawing Will Be Held On: Saturday November 21 at 12:00pm

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Fur Baby

Don’t forget Fido at Christmas. Whether you met your pup before your babes or after, your best friend deserves something in that stocking!


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Kooper+Co is a technology company aimed at providing innovative solutions in the pet industry.  Their company focuses on improving pet owners’ lives.  Their first product, ShedTek, is an innovative hand tool which easily removes shed pet hair (dog or cat) from carpets, car interiors and other hard-to-clean fabrics.  The durable ShedTek material is made from 98% recycled material and removes pet hair that vacuums and lint rollers can’t.  ShedTek – Fur Cars, Fur Carpets, Fur Life!

Featured Product: A ShedTek. If you have a pet that sheds, you know how frustrating and annoying pet hair can be. Whether it be in your house or in your vehicle, this tool will make clean-up a breeze!

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Friday November 27 at 7:00pm

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Services You Need

Sometimes the best gifts are those that lighten your load and provide a service you really need. These are two we really believe in – one a necessity and the other will make your days so much easier!


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cleanerB is Minnesota’s own premier cleaning company.  Each local cleaner is hand picked and matched to your home to build a custom cleaning plan that’s unique to your space.  The only way to have more of life’s good stuff is do less of the other stuff, let them make your life brighter.

Featured Product: A gift certificate for a cleaning of your kitchen, one bathroom, and one living space. What’s not to love about that as we approach the holidays?!

Drawing Will Be Held On: Saturday November 28 at 12:00pm

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WillsbyWaybridge is the new simple, convenient, and affordable way to make your Will!  Their innovative approach to estate planning gives you the best of both worlds – a legally enforceable estate plan prepared by a licensed attorney at the lowest possible cost.  Please visit their website at www.willsbywaybridge.com to learn more.

Featured Product: A complete will package for a single adult or married couple.

Drawing Will Be Held On: Monday November 30 at 7:00pm

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Bath & Body

Some of our favorites here – these are perfect for pretty much anyone, man or woman, teen or adult. Grab these for anyone you want to spoil!


 

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Everyone deserves Good Karma. Using holistic science and a few secret weapons, Good Karma Skincare has simplified the beauty routine by taking 4 products and combining them into 1 jar. By harnessing the power of nutrients combined with our signature process, BioFresh, Good Karma Skincare has created age-defying skincare that provides fast results using less product. Lux 7 is their natural, nutrient dense line that works to erase the signs of time: Fewer wrinkles, smooth & firm skin, and a glow that radiates from within – naturally.

Featured Product: Lux 7™ Age Defying Four-in-One Face Cream – Streamline your moisturizing to one simple, powerful product with extreme age-defying benefits. Our antioxidant-rich ultra-moisturizing formula is designed to transform the appearance and texture of your complexion. With repeated use, this revolutionary face cream will help your skin feel smoother, softer and clearer while projecting a youthful radiance.

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Saturday December 19 at 12:00pm

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The Bath Bird specializes in handmade soap, body scrubs, bath bombs, bubble bars, lip balm and more! She’s a busy mom who handcrafts bath and body treats from her home in St. Paul. Made with simple ingredients and no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, you can feel really good about using these products while you treat yourself to some “me” time. And, with a variety of scents to choose from, you are sure to find unique gifts that will please anyone on your list!

Featured Product: This enticing whipped body butter is as sweet as a ripe Asian pear, but it also has a delicate floral note which gives it a sexy and sophisticated feel. Although juicy pear is the prominent scent, there are notes of honeydew melon and a hint of sparkling champagne that you won’t be able to resist!   A triple butter blend of cocoa, mango, and shea butters makes up the base of my luxurious whipped body butter. This body butter is ideal to use on those super dry patches of skin on your elbows, knees, and ankles.  It’s also great as a belly butter for expectant moms!

Facebook Giveaway Will Be Held On: Tuesday November 24 at 7:00pm

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