When it comes to holiday shopping, may we suggest that you skip the mall in favor of supporting local? There are so many incredible 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, but we personally love all of the highlighted products. And we have a surprise for you! We will be giving away some of these amazing items in early December on our social media pages, so stay tuned to enter to win!
Loved by many influencers and professional makeup artists alike, Sigma Beauty is most well-known for their global online presence within the beauty industry but keeps their roots local – with their headquarters located in Mendota Heights and a boutique at the Mall of America! Sigma Beauty strives to produce revolutionary and solution-oriented products with unmatched quality and innovation.
Their featured item is the Gorgeous Gaze Trio: Create enticing looks for any occasion with 3 fan-favorite products sure to warm up your beauty routine. Cruelty-Free + Vegan.
Liquid Pen Eyeliner – Wicked (Blackest-black)
Eyeshadow Base Primer – Bubbly (Pinky-peach champagne shimmer)
Warm Neutrals Volume 2 Eyeshadow Palette (12 shades)
Their featured item is the Twin Cities Restaurant Tin! The Mini Apple and Saintly City are ripe with neighborhood eats for every palate and budget. Whether you’re into hotdish and tater tots or steak and sashimi, navigating Midwest meets Metropolitan just got easier with the Twin Cities Restaurant Edition. Inside every clever little tin are 25 coaster gift cards featuring 25 local hot spots. Every coaster is worth $10 off your tab of $25 or more. That’s $250 worth of martinis, apps, entrees and sides for just $30! Valid thru 2020.
sota clothing is a Minnesota lifestyle brand which continually seeks to provide both natives and newcomers with clean and timeless designs that humbly boast their hard-earned Minnesota roots.
Their featured item is their most popular for fall/winter season, Highland Sweatshirt: a new looking crewneck for sota clothing. It’s a varsity inspired crewneck with navy felt letters. It has ribbed side panels, cuffs and waistband. We’d describe this crewneck as a slightly generous fit! Sweatshirt retails for $59.
At ILLUME, We Live to Create. We make products that bring beauty to life. And this holiday, welcome the season with our best-selling fragrance: Balsam & Cedar. Rich oak moss, cinnamon, and eucalyptus create this quintessential classic. Our products are designed and manufactured right here in Minnesota – we invite you to be inspired by each and every one of our collections. Visit our website today to find the perfect item for everyone on your list!
Created by Minneapolis-based artist, Andrea Gharritt, Jac & Violet is named after her feisty grandmothers – Jacqueline & Violet.
Each collection is a tribute to a powerful woman who inspires Andrea – friends, family, artists, legends, and movers & shakers that live (or have lived) boldly in their own truth, love fiercely, and are a gift to the worlds they influence.
Jac & Violet pieces are one-of-a-kind or very small-batch made. Taking a mixed media approach – using polymer clay, brass, and gold foil – the process is incredibly organic, allowing for each piece to almost magically create itself. The result is a deliberate piece of bold self-expression.
E&C’s Snacks was born from a love of real, fresh ingredients, and they wanted to share their passion outside of the family. Their snacks are a healthy indulgence that you can proudly share with your friends, kids, or just snack on yourself. Ellen and Casey made a rule when they began the journey. They don’t use any ingredient you wouldn’t be able to find in your own kitchen at home. Each one of these real ingredients is sustainably sourced and free of additives so that you have no guilt feeding them to your little ones or eating half the bag on your own.
Heavenly Hunks are ridiculously amazing. The small, uniform square shape keeps cookies from drying out, ensuring a chewy, tasty treat every time. Like all our products, Heavenly Hunks are made with all real ingredients. Satisfying your sweet tooth never felt so good.
All products are GLUTEN FREE, NON-GMO, VEGAN, DAIRY FREE / LACTOSE FREE.
We’re Cameron’s Coffee, and we get it: the more satisfying your sips, the more delightful your days. That’s why we see the world as a mug-half-full kind of place—with the next enchanting roast to entice your senses and brighten the color of your day. Roasted with small town heart in Shakopee, Minnesota, we bring you straight-up full-flavor coffee that’s always smooth and never bitter.
In this gift you will find two of our most popular holiday coffee blends – White Chocolate Peppermint and Winter Blend, as well as a branded Cameron’s Coffee mug.
What magical molecules are behind the fun of slime? Learn as you mix up 10 custom squishy stress balls with the Science Academy: Deluxe Squishy Ball Lab! Ooze through these chemistry crafts as you test how differences in mass, density and Newton’s law of Viscosity affect your creations! The kit includes all necessary supplies for 10 squishy experiments, including beads, glitter and other accessories that allow you to break out your artistic streak along with your inner scientist.
Karma Stacks was born in 2016 after the founder was diagnosed with cancer. She began creating bracelets during her treatment as a way to relax and keep busy. She began selling them and donating a portion to cancer foundations.
Karma Stacks includes bracelets and necklaces that are created with natural stones. Each stone offers a specific property to help with healing, strength, self-confidence, creativity, and unconditional love.
Karma Stacks encourages you to spread good karma and do it often!
As born-and-bred Minnesotan women, we know that with the right gear, there’s no such thing as too cold. That’s why we started Namakan, all about inventive ways to dress for winter without sacrificing style.
Our luxurious, coyote faux fur trim measures 28″ and is designed to fit nearly any hood. The patent-pending magnetic attachment pinches the lip of your coat, adding personality and warmth to your parka, coat, sweater, vest– really, anywhere you’d like to add a little luxe. Our faux fur earmuffs are super-soft, cozy and absolutely delightful! One of our best-sellers this holiday season.
Visit Fourpost in Mall of America to celebrate the holiday season with bright ideas, events, and experiences from local and online brands. It’s like your Instagram feed come to life! We’ve partnered with local brands like artist Adam Turman to offer unique gifts, including this MN Abbey Road puzzle. The 500 piece “Signature Series” puzzle is produced by PuzzleTwist, a Minnesota company that creates high-quality puzzles and games. It’s the perfect locally-made gift for encouraging family-fun and learning this season.
Give the gift of EXPERIENCE this holiday season with an Urban Air gift card! Available to order online or stop into the Coon Rapids or Plymouth location to purchase at the front desk. We are fun for all ages and athletic abilities and are voted #1 for team events and birthday parties! Urban Air has award winning attractions like the Sky Rider zip-line coaster, climbing walls, ropes course, warrior course, go-karts, trampolines and much more so come see for yourselves today!
Swaddle your bundle of joy in this unique and incredibly cozy hooded poncho. Sized for ages 12 to 36 months, it’s made of 100% superfine Merino wool in gray. Parents appreciate how easy it to slip on and off and stroller buckles can be fastened underneath the poncho.