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Twin Cities Area Holiday Gift Guide

twin cities holiday gift guide

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, think local! The Twin Cities is full of makers, artisans, businesses, and creators who are perfect for the gift-giving season.

The Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide is full of mom-approved, curated gift ideas to provide you with ideas for everyone on your list.

Don’t forget to check for special discounts – some are offering promotions JUST for Twin Cities Mom readers.

For Twin Cities Area Holiday Fun — including Holiday Markets where you can explore even more local makers — be sure to check out our Twin Cities Guide to the Holidays!

Children

Pinwheels and Play Toys
Figgy *Promo Code MMOMSCHEER for $15 off
Mischief Toys
Red Balloon Bookshop
Brickmania Toys
Kiddywampus
The Coloring Table *Promo Code MMB2023 for 20% off
Northmade

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Experience Gifts

The Works Museum
Minnesota Children’s Museum *Promo code TCMC25 for $25 off gift membership or $3 off gift tickets
Cooks | Bellecour
Wilderness Resort
The Fun Lab
Children’s Theatre Company *Choose 3 or more shows in 2024 and save 15% on your tickets
Marcus Theatres

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Spa Experiences

Bloom Holistic Skincare *Mention this promo for 20% off ANY Facial Treatment through end of December
Spa Oro Blanco *20% off e-Gift Cards
Uptown Curl *Receive 20% off any color service by mentioning Twin Cities Mom

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

Pinwheels and Play Toys

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

Located at 4313 Upton Ave. S in Minneapolis, Pinwheels and Play Toys is a whimsical environment specializing in amazing toys! Pinwheels and Play has something for EVERYONE.

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

Mischief Toys

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Mischief is a toy store for all ages, featuring a rebellious selection of games, books, comics, toys, pop culture memorabilia, gifts, adventure gear, jewelry, candy, and kinetic toys.

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

Kiddywampus

kiddywampus is an interactive and inspiring toy store. Created by a lawyer and mother of three, kiddywampus aims to provide a selection of the most unique toys, books, and accessories for creative, imaginative, and curious kids.

Brickmania Toys

Brickmania creates historically themed building sets and minifigures made from premium building bricks, BrickArms weapons, and other premium quality products.

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Red Balloon Bookshop

Located on historic Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, Red Balloon is an independent, woman-owned children’s bookstore with a wide selection of books, toys, and gifts for all ages, from infants to adults. The bookstore is a great place to meet other readers and book-lovers, attend weekly storytimes, hear from bestselling visiting authors and illustrators, and find the perfect gift for a kid you know (or for yourself)!

Bloom Holistic Skincare

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Bloom Holistic Skincare is spa specializing in facial treatments, Gua Sha, and eyebrow waxing + tinting. Bloom uses botanically based, clinically formulated Cosmedix Skincare; which offers professional, and luxurious facial products as well as metabolic peels.

Bloom believes in caring for the whole being – mental, physical, emotional, spiritual.
Bloom’s mission is to encourage women to be their most authentic, and powerful selves; as well as help heal the planet.

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

Spa Oro Blanco

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Result driven skincare services. With customized treatments, years of training, and a passion for skin health, we go all in for your skin to help you feel the best about yourself, inside and out.

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

Uptown Curl

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We are a naturally curly haired focused salon. Our stylists have specialized training to meet the needs of anyone with waves, curls or coils of all types and textures. Curly hair is unique, just like you. Let us help you love your curls!

Children's Theatre Company

The nation’s largest, most acclaimed theatre for young people, creating experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire.

In 2023-24 there are seven phenomenal shows to keep your family entertained, engaged, and creating lifelong memories you’ll cherish forever! 

Minnesota Children's Museum

The holiday season is a time for giving, and what better gift can you provide your children or grandchildren than the gift of curiosity, creativity, and endless exploration? A membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum offers a world of benefits, making it a perfect choice for a holiday gift that keeps on giving!

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The Works Museum

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The Works is an Interactive Children’s Museum in Bloomington, that focuses on technology and engineering. Enjoy discovery, laughter, and fun with a membership to The Works Museum!

The Fun Lab

All the elements for a bona fide blast are back at The Fun Lab in Blaine! From laser tag and VR rides to mini bowling, bumper cars, arcade games and more, there’s something for all ages… day passes make great experience gifts!

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

Wilderness Resort

This holiday season give the gift of quality family time with a vacation to Wilderness Resort! We have 4 indoor and 4 outdoor waterparks totaling more than 12 football fields of water fun! Plus we have go-karts, mini golf, 3 mega arcades, laser tag, an indoor ropes course, zip lining, paint your own pottery and more!

Marcus Theatres®

Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 993 screens at 79 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern® by Marcus and BistroPlex® brands. 

Figgy

Fort. Rocketship. Treehouse. Boat.

The “Figgy” is a Montessori play couch, and versatile fort building kit known for sparking creativity and kid-led playtime across the U.S! Different from the rest, the possibilities are endless with Figgy’s strong patented Velcro connectors which make sure all your builds stick! It’s a raft for the high seas, a rocket-ship to the moon, or even a cocoon for reading hour. What’s more? It’s easy to clean up, and fits seamlessly into any living space. With Figgy kids find a fun alternative to oh-so-tempting screen time, while embracing good old fashion play! Let your little one’s imagination soar with Figgy! Made for Kids, styled for grown-ups.

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The Coloring Table

Looking for a perfect gift the whole family can enjoy? Check out The Coloring Table! Just color using washable Crayola markers, throw it in the washing machine and your cloth will come out CLEAN ready to be colored all over again! This specialty fabric has a patented waterproof backing that will prevent ink from bleeding through onto your table. With 8 different designs in a variety of tablecloths, placemats and pillowcases – there is something for everyone at The Coloring Table!

Northmade

Welcome to Northmade Co. We began in 2012 as MPLS / STP Clothing and since then, we’ve been creating clothing, goods and initiatives for people near and far with an Up North state of mind. Our products are designed and produced in Minnesota.

Cooks | Bellecour

Cooks | Bellecour is a collaboration between Cooks of Crocus Hill and Bellecour Bakery. They offering cooking classes for kids, tweens & adults — and also have cookware, bakeware, home essentials, cook books and more!

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Bachman's

Based in Minneapolis, Bachman’s operates retail locations in the Twin Cities, including six full-service floral, home, and garden centers, a gift and décor store in Galleria Edina, a hardscapes center (Farmington), and 28 floral departments within Lunds & Byerlys grocery stores!

Sota Clothing Co

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Express Your Minnesota State Pride with Sota Clothing. Full Line of clothing for EVERYONE. Sota Clothing is a source of creative and original designs organic to Minnesota!

Illume Candles

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We believe in an elevated fragrance experience for everyone, no matter the price point. We use our expert know-how and passion for just-right details to create above and beyond home fragrance, personal fragrance, and beauty products proudly designed and manufactured in the USA. For any style, any space, anyone. We are ILLUME®.

  • Minnesota-based company of 200 employees
  • Marketed worldwide and known for quality, style and trend
  • 25+ year heritage of products that are beautiful, unique, and just the right fit
  • Made and manufactured under one roof in our state-of-the-art facility

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Larissa Loden

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Our mission is to help you look good, feel good, and do good through jewelry that is unapologetic, expressive and amusing. We make high quality designs that focus on everyday wearability with an edge, so you can share your vibes quietly.

Planty Queens

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A local plant shop that has a wide selection of healthy plants, all the plant themed goodies you can imagine, and more.

Hagen and Oats

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Hagen and Oats creates handmade wooden art. We specialize in custom pet portraits of your furry besties but can craft just about any portrait from wood.  H&O is run by two sisters and based in “The Land of 10,000 Lakes”.

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Cheesecake Funk

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Come along for the funky ride and savor our array of flavors, from our classics to the one that made even the legendary Prince do a funky dance—our signature turtle cheesecake. Our cheesecakes aren’t just desserts, they’re sweet moments that’ll make you smile and leave you craving more!

Gifty Wrap

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GiftyWrap products are intentionally designed by artists to spread joy. Our recyclable gift wrap celebrates the beauty of diversity, is rooted in the midwestern spirit and is on a mission to make your next holiday the most joyful one yet.

Twin Cities Holiday Gift Guide

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