It's been way too long since I have written you a blog post. I don't actually know where November went, it basically came and went in the blink of an eye. During the blur of 3 weeks I had 4 pop ups, met some AMAZING people and sold tons of cute holiday outfits! Since my friends and family are always asking me where I go to get gifts and how I find such unique pieces, I thought I would share my absolute favorite places! I love to support small, local businesses - so that is exactly what this holiday gift guide will showcase! Not only do smaller business tend to have the best customer service but they typically have a higher quality product, which is something that I personally value.
Have a GREAT holiday season - and be sure to let me know if you support any of these lovely, local businesses! (Also, be sure to pass this list along to anyone who may be getting you a little something! Then you'll be sure to get something you like!)
Two Three Four is a Minnesota based children’s boutique that specializes in curating the comfiest, cutest and highest quality products for children. Many products are made here in Minnesota! Two Three Four carries newborn through 4T with the occasional larger sizes.
SK Coffee is the Twin Cities’ newest micro roaster. They are committed to “meeting you where you are” by perfectly curating your coffee experience with their direct trade, organic, and single origin coffee lineup. Their monthly subscription is the best way to elevate and accentuate your in-home coffee experience!
Ginger P Designs is a custom stationery and design business based out of Janesville, Minnesota. We create modern + fresh paper goods that range from custom event invitations, product line of greeting cards and stationery, to a subscription service that delivers a fun package of stationery products to your door every 6 weeks. Our shop + studio is housed in a sleek black building with pink doors(!!) in a charming southern Minnesota town, but we ship nationwide. In addition to our custom services, our stationery products can be found in 100+ retailers across the country!
Chic Avenue Boutique is a clothing and accessories store for women providing fashions for everyday life. Whether heading to the office, chasing kiddos, wanderlusting or going out on the town, Chic Avenue Boutique has something that will make any woman feel chic, stylish and comfortable without breaking the budget.
My mission is to craft handmade vessels that offer relief through sensory stimulation. My pieces are all functional, simple, and open for interpretation. If these items can provide one blissful moment a day, then Wondrous Crane has done its job. I use porcelain clay and a mixture of soft yet bright colors with white glaze. It is all fired in an electric kiln to cone 6 so everything is food safe, microwavable, and able to go on the top rack of the dishwasher. My items include but are not limited to: mugs, tumblers, soy candles, vases, utensil holders, plates, bowls in all sizes, succulent holders, and ornaments (limited to the holiday season).
Sailor Mercy Elderberry Syrup. Natures own immunity booster. Elderberry has been used for centuries in aiding in a healthy life style. Elderberries are a rich source of nutrients, containing a multitude of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant flavonoids, which are all essential for maintaining a healthy body. Sailor Mercy uses only 7 ingredients in her syrup, all high end, organic, plus raw local honey. Sailor Mercy elderberry syrup is both delicious and beneficial.
Projects in Person LLC, "PIP", is a guided DIY workshop located on charming and bustling Mainstreet in Hopkins, Minnesota. We provide the venue, instruction, and materials to help you complete a project from our current offerings. From cutting board to headboard, our projects require no previous experience as we guide you from start to finish. Sign up for a workshop to make a project, in person!
Karma Stacks are beautiful handmade bracelets that are created using natural, high quality stones that offer compassion, peace, healing, protection, strength, and unconditional love. Karma Stacks was created by a local woman who started making bracelets after a cancer diagnosis. This creative outlet provided her comfort as she went through treatment and also gave her a way to give back to the community. A portion of all sales goes to local cancer foundations.
Brooke taryn artistry is a beauty studio located in Lakeville Minnesota offering professional eyelash extensions.
Amy's Cupcake Shoppe is your go to place for all things sweet. She's got macarons, cupcakes and scones. In addition to treats, she has delicious coffee and a cozy space to enjoy your cup of joe!