Looking for Minnesota gifts? As a MN girl I have a deep love for my state and all of the amazing brands that are from here!
There’s everything from giant well known brands (like Wiley Wallaby) and smaller brands that I can’t wait to introduce you to. So today, I’m so excited to introduce you to the Ultimate MN Made Gift Guide!
Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts or just a welcome to MN gift for a new neighbor or coworker, these Minnesota gifts will definitely delight anyone on your list!
I hope you’ll take the time to read their stories, check out their products and shop local! In a year where many events that these makers sell their products have been cancelled, I wanted to do what I could to support these amazing brands and share their stories!
A handful of these brands have sent me product to share with you which I’m sharing more in depth on my Instagram stories. Check out my MN Gift Guide highlight there to check out these brands and some fun Minnesota gifts in more detail!
I have these Minnesota gifts broken out into different categories and each category has their own page. Just click the link below to head to each gift guide! (This gift guide was too giant for just one page!)
I should also note that there are SO many amazing brands that are still out there that I didn’t include on this list! I would love for you to share your favorite local MN brand in the comments so we can all be introduced to more brands.
And without further ado, your ultimate guide to Minnesota Gifts: Clothing!
Minnesota Gifts: Clothing
Whether you’re looking for MN pride tees and sweatshirts, shirts that give back either locally or abroad or just want beautifully crafted apparel made right here in MN, this section has all of it! Here’s a small selection of Minnesota gifts in the clothing and apparel category!
I loved learning more about Minneosta Made Apparel because I resonated so much with the owner! Sarah, the owner, grew up in Stillwater. For college she went to UMD (where I went!) and she came up with the idea for MN Made Apparel at a Trampled by Turtles concert (a band I love!).
On it’s website it says that Minnesota Made is a locally owned and operated apparel company rooted in the St. Croix River Valley. Each design is designed and screen-printed in Minnesota with every T-shirt having a hidden quote made to empower and inspire and all of the apparel is proudly using sustainable and USA apparel. Minnesota Made is dedicated to unique and thoughtful design, quality clothing on premium fabrics, and giving Minnesotan’s apparel they can wear with pride.
Product Pick: Horizons Crew Sweatshirt
I own this sweatshirt and every single time I wear it I get asked where it’s from! It’s super cozy, I love the design and it’s in constant rotation.
This sweatshirt comes in both mens and womens sizes so it’s great for anyone on your list!
2. DLH Clothing
DLH Clothing was started by a friend of mine from college and his wife! They wanted a line of apparel that celebrated Duluth without being touristy or gimmicky.
I love how their logo is inspired the the hillside and it’s buildings which gradually meets the shores of Lake Superior. All of their products are designed and produced in Duluth and celebrates the lifestyle and culture of the North Shore!
Product Pick: Flagship Tee (Mens + Women’s)
- Super soft tee
- Fan favorite logo + design
- Hand printed in Duluth, MN
- (Women size up!)
Spoonful was started when Susan, the founder, learned about a 4 year old boy in her preschool class who had been going without a lunch the first 3 months of the school year. She learned there’s 13 million kids in the US that face hunger on a daily basis so she’s doing her part to help!
Spoonful donated 50% of the profits to an organization in your community that’s committed to fighting childhood hunger!
Product Pick: Peace & Love Tee
This fun Peace & Love tee is available in both grey and red! We all can use a bit more peace and love in our lives and this tee provides 27 meals to kids in need!
Unisex sizing, printed in the USA.
Six Notes creates scripture apparel and accessories to encourage and remind us of whose we are. It was started by Carly – a super sweet mama, who loves Christmas, coffee and is a Disney princess extraordinaire (something we love!).
Carly wanted a way to memorize scripture and the best way she found was to put God’s word ON us! Carly creates all of the designs and everything is professional printed or embroidered locally. Her accessories are handmade by local women entrepreneurs!
They also give back! They do everything from coat drives, T-shirt donations and raising money for amazing organizations.
Product Pick: Be Still Sweatshirt
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10
I think in a time of a lot of uncertainty, this sweatshirt is the perfect reminder that God is in control!
Winsome Goods is a design home and production studio based in Northeast Minneapolis. It was started in 2014 and is committed to sustainable and ethical design practices. They’re products are versatile and has inclusive sizing (XS-3XL).
Product Pick: Moore Silk Dress
The Moore is made out of 100% silk. It’s soft, comfortable and loose fitted with 2 front pockets (great for phones, wallet, etc!).
One thing I especially love about Winsome is you can throw it in the washing machine on delicate – yay for silk you can wash!
6. This Fem
This Fem was started by my friend Sara as a gentle reminder that being a feminist isn’t a bad thing – it just means you want men and women to be treated equal!
She uses high quality apparel printed in Minnesota and this brand of hers was born out love and positivity and the believe that together women and men can create an equal world.
Product Pick: MnFem Big Brother Crew Blush
This cozy cute oversized unisex crew neck sweatshirt is perfect for fall! It comes in pink and green (and yes, there’s even a Michigan option for you fans of the UP!)
Hackwith Design House started in 2013 with just one design and a goal of making long-lasting and versatile clothing. Fast forward to today and they’re still continue with limited edition designs with no more than 25 of each made.
Everything is made in-house in Minnesota (woohoo!) and they’re working hard toward a waste-free future.
Product Pick: Easy Jacket
This beautiful, lightweight jacket has tapered sleeves and a small v neck detail on the back color.
It comes in a variety of colors and can be machine washed!
Sota Clothing is another brand that was started by a former UMD student! Spencer Johnson sketched his initial designs as part of a class project and while the objective was to create a fictional brand, Spencer created a clean, finely designed Minnesota apparel brand he felt was lacking.
Sota Clothing deputed to a classroom back in 2011 and has been making strides ever since! He has everything from clothing to accessories to prints for all of us MN loving people show our state pride in a cool way!
My family owns everything from onesies to toddler sweatshirts (Roy loves to match me!) to adult sweatshirts and we love it all!
Product Pick: Ravenwood Unisex Hoodie
This cozy, warm sweatshirt (sweatshirts are perfect Minnesota gifts) is perfect for these cool fall mornings that are quickly turning into cold winter days! Black felt letters create the fun design and it’s both designed and decorated right here in MN!
SHEMA is an ethical lifestyle brand that makes apparel made out of eco-friendly, high performing fabrics like organic bamboo and organic cotton. Their collection is made with love in sewing centers in SE Asia by survivors of sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and those most marginalized by society.
When I read their story on their website it spoke to me. I spent quite a bit of time in my 20s traveling and worked with marginalized and trafficked women. The owner of SHEMA did the same.
As they say on their site “We wanted to start a business that would bridge these two types of stories: that would produce ethical clothes but that also would be a part of the solution to human trafficking. Our impact might be small in scale – but we believe changing one life matters, we believe going after even just one is worth it. This is for them. This business is for them.”
Product Pick: The Swick Flannel
This soft woven fabric is perfect to bring on some plaidful cheer. Buffalo plaid, the most comfortable feels, and empowers the women who produced it. Guaranteed to warm your heart.
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And there you have it!! I hope you loved getting to know some local brands and found some Minnesota gifts to give this holiday season! Here’s all the other MN Gifts Guides to check out even more:
Want more gift guides? Check out this gift guide page for all my gift guides with more to come for 2020!
Thanks for supporting me and supporting all this amazing Minnesota Makers!