Artisanal Goodies & Gifts in the Twin Cities
Collected by Susan Mason, AFAR Local Expert
Curation is a form of creativity and these shops select and present gifts, decor, sweets and treats in ways as artful as their original creators.
212 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
In the NE Arts District of Minneapolis is Two 12 Pottery, a quirky store that is local to its core. Stoneware pottery is made on site and you can sometimes catch artists throwing clay at the wheel. It is also stacked high with other handcrafted...
4315 S Upton Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
The Bibelot Shop is a fun and playful independently owned store that's been in the Twin Cities for almost 50 years. The shop is incredibly well-curated, offering unique items and clothing for you and anyone else on your list. If you're looking for...
501 1st Ave NE #1, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
The wooden playground swing dangling in the center of the Astroturf-carpeted DIY shop, i like you, gives the store a playful atmosphere that is quickly solidified by the selection of authentic locally or independently made items. Their original...
2720 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
At Honeyshine, every carefully selected and cleverly presented item delights. The owners take design seriously but steer clear of stuffy by curating a unique collection of gifts and home accents that nod to their quirky, often humorous outlook on...
1573 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Love this neighborhood shop with an amazing variety of cheeses, cured meats, spreads, a few but delicious baked goods, and yummie made to order sandwiches. Come here to pack a picnic, to get provisions for your tapas or wine and cheese party....
3803 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409, USA
What’s not to like about a sweets shop called “Sugar Sugar Candy” ? This little spot is artfully and whimsically decorated: The 45 rpm “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies is framed in a shadowbox on one wall while antique Parisian chocolate boxes adorn...
219 N 2nd St #106, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
This ultra-stylish spot might just be one of the prettiest boutiques in the Twin Cities. The brand, built around design-centric office accessories, has made cube dwellers’ lives more chic in recent years, but its reach now extends beyond the...
212 3rd Ave N #106, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
From apparel to accessories, drinking to shaving necessities, MartinPatrick3 has goods and gifts for the rugged modern man covered. Materials like wool, leather, tweed, and denim texturize the store, and colorful socks and watches give it that...
821 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
Curation is its own form of creativity and the owners of the seven Patina stores around Minneapolis and St. Paul inspire through selecting and presenting the artful objects of others. From playfully illustrated socks to painted birdhouses, every...
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