Birthday Gifts Made in Minnesota
Minnesota is not only home to 10,000 lakes but also many creative, hard-working people whom we are so proud to share our beautiful state with.
Today we’re shining a light on ten Minnesota makers selling unique products perfect for a birthday gift or other special occasion. Consider supporting these local artisans and surprise the person (or dog) in your life with a birthday gift that’s sure to bring them joy.
Meet The Baileys who build beautiful wood mosaics from their shop in Duluth, MN. They sell both commissioned and ready-to-ship pieces. Customize a work of art for someone special in your life with their favorite colors. Follow Bailey Builds on Instagram
Jewelry & Accessories
Guarded Goods out of Savage, MN creates handcrafted leather goods from wallets and belts to belt straps and shoelaces. Every piece is hand-stitched and all edges are sanded and burnished by hand with natural beeswax. They love to create custom pieces that’ll be sure to impress the person on your list. Follow Guarded Goods on Instagram
Sarah Jasken Designs
From Rosemount, MN, Sarah Jasken designs gorgeous, one-of-a-kind earrings inspired by nature. Every piece incorporates a stone, flower, or other natural treasure. Ask her about custom pieces! Follow Sarah Jasken Designs on Instagram
Leather Works Minnesota
Leather Works Minnesota out of St. Paul sells dry leather goods from coasters and wallets to luggage tags and belts crafted to last a lifetime. They’ve been in business since 1999 and take great care in selecting only the finest materials for their products. A gift card for Leather Works Minnesota could be the perfect birthday gift for a personalized piece that will last a lifetime. Follow Leather Works Minnesota on Instagram
Kitchen & Bath
Jessica Miller makes simple, functional pottery from her home in Grasston, MN. She’s a mother and art teacher from rural Minnesota who is often inspired by the beauty found in nature and small, everyday moments. Jessica sells mugs, bowls, plates, dog dishes, and more. Follow J.Miller Pottery on Instagram
Howard Soap Co.
Since 2008, Howard Soap Co. has been making handcrafted bath, body, facial products, and soy candles with fine oils and botanicals from their shop in McIntosh, MN. many of their products are inspired by Minnesota nature and the great outdoors. Follow Howard Soap Co. on Instagram
Clothing & Textiles
Queen Anna House of Fashion
Queen Anna House of Fashion, a contemporary women’s boutique, sells clothing and accessories from influential fashion houses and independent and emerging designers from their store in Minneapolis, MN. Owner Nicole Jennings was influenced greatly by her grandmother to open Queen Anna and continues to celebrate her life in all that she does today. Follow Queen Anna on Instagram
BA Craftmade Aprons
BA Craftmade Aprons out of St. Paul, MN makes durable, unique aprons any chef or baker would cherish. BA started with a mom wanting to sew a better apron for her chef son, which eventually turned into a thriving business. Their aprons can stand up to nearly anything you can drip, drop, or drizzle on them. Follow Craftmade Aprons on Instagram
Food & Drink
Well Rooted Teas
Well Rooted Teas is a loose-leaf tea company from Minneapolis offering hand-crafted teas with herbs & botanicals from local organic farmers. Their tea blend Up North celebrates the experience of hiking through the woods in Northern Minnesota. They offer a gift box that includes local honey from Beez Kneez, another Minneapolis-based company. Follow Well Rooted Teas on Instagram
In Minneapolis, MN lies an incredible company making tasty treats for the furbabies in your life. Meet Finley’s Barkery. They dedicate 50% of net profits to employment training, accessibility, health & wellness, and advocacy platforms for people with disabilities. Follow Finley’s on Instagram
Need More Ideas for Birthday Gifts
For more birthday gift ideas check out the birthday section on the Giftster blog.
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