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Minnesota Gifts: The Best Clothing Brands 2024

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!

Minnesota Gifts: Clothing

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!

If you love all things Minnesota, be sure to check out my other Minnesota Gift Guides!

There’s also many local shops to check out! These are shops that are all locally opened but they source their products from all over.

And without further ado, your ultimate guide to Minnesota Gifts: Clothing!

Minnesota Gifts: Clothing

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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 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.

1. Made In Minn

When Made In Minn’s founder, Natalie, emailed me, I literally gasped when I saw her products! They were all 100% what I want in MN products – cute but not dorky and something I could wear or use or gift to my friends.

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Everything in the Made in Minn shop is embroidered by Natalie! She is someone I totally admire because she left her corporate job after her 2nd child was born to focus on her health after suffering from anxiety and depressions. She found embroidery to be therapeutic and launched her business in July 2020.

She has everything from sweatshirts to hand towels to hats, totes and more. She even does custom work! Definitely check out this brand, I know you’ll love it! Use code JEN15 for 15% off!

minnesota sweatshirt

Product Pick: Minnesota Crewneck

Natalie so sweetly sent me this sweatshirt in green and I wear more than I care to admit! 😉

It’s soft and cozy and everything you want in a sweatshirt! Use code JEN15 for 15% off!

2. Sota Clothing Co

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 sweater

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!

sota sweater by sota clothing

Product Pick: Caribou Run Sweater

This unisex sweater is perfect for when you want to look cute but feel cozy!

Size down if you want a more fitted fit for women or get your correct size if you’d like an oversized fit.

3. 218 Clothing

This fun brand’s name is pronounced “two, one, eight” like the area code that many Minnesotans call home. They are a modern Midwerst clothing and gift company that is both online and they have a brick and mortar in Bemidji MN. I love it because Bemidji is which is where my parents went to college!

218 sweatshirt
minn crew neck

Product Pick: Minn Crewneck

Celebrate your love for Minnesota with this heathered off-white, relaxed-fit crewneck sweatshirt. A MINN Minnesota design with state seal is -printed on the front. A roomy, classic fit just like dad used to wear.

4. Talisman & Co

We’ve turned into a true soccer family this year with our oldest doing club soccer and I’m learning a lot! This brand started from an idea to create the perfect cap to support the football (aka soccer) team that everyone loves!

Another husband and wife team started this one (Dustin and Bethany). Dustin is a former professional soccer player and Bethany is a serial entrepreneur.

talisman sweatshirt

Product Pick: Mama Can Play Crewneck Sweatshirt

Soccer moms unite! This sweatshirt was made for me and all other mamas of soccer players. It’s cute and chic and comes in 3 different colors.

5. Spoonful of Faith*

My friend Jena is the brains behind Spoonful of Faith! She creates gorgeous illustrations that are found on a variety of products – art prints, calendars, tees and mugs to name a few.

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She shares that she gets inspiration from her 4 sisters and is known for her warm, joyful drawings of women, mothers, her floral work and her hand lettered inspirational quotes.

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Product Pick: Joy Looks Good on You Tee

This cute graphic tee for women should be the latest addition to your fall wardrobe and makes for the perfect fall graphic tee outfit for women. It’s versatile and can be worn to all the fall festivities. It is a trendy tee for women and works great as a casual wear or athleisure.

6. Six Notes Clothing

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.

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.

calm the storm sweatshirt

Product Pick: Calm in the Storm Sweatshirt

This sweatshirt is based on the verse:

“And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” – Mark 4:41

7. Hippy Feet

If you’re looking for cute socks that do a TON of good, check out Hippy Feet! Hippy Feet has an employment program that provides transitional jobs to young people who have been affected by homelessness.

Their goal is to play a pivotal role in getting young people into stable housing and transitioning them into full time work. They have the cutest socks, apparel and more!

Sunset lover socks

Product Pick: Sunset Lover Socks

A cozy crew length sock that has a beautiful sunset motif on it. Made from eco-friendly recycled and organic cotton.

8. Hammer Made

Hammer Made was created by Jason Hammerberg has always known that clothes really do make the man. He launched Hammer Made in 2009 after partnering with Europe’s most respected fabric mills to deliver clothing with designer quality at an accessible price point.

The have everything from dress shirts, t-shirts, polos, sweatshirts and more. If you have a stylish man in your life (or who could benefit from some stylish clothes), check them out! I love seeing their clothes in the wild and recognizing their fun prints and impeccable designs.

hammer made hoodie

Product Pick: Ultan Hoodie

Hammer Made is probably best known for their dress shirts but they also make more casual clothes like this fun hoodie! Lightweight with a contrast color trim, this is a stylish way to be comfy.

9. Mill City Running

I was first introduced to Mill City Running when they first opened up. I fell in love with their no frills approach to running and truly welcomed everyone in to their store whether they had never run before or were training for the Olympic Trials.

It was started by a husband and wife team, Jeff and Bekah who love running and love community building! I highly recommend checking them out if you need a new pair of running shoes

mill city running sweatshirt

Product Pick: Mill City Running Sweatshirt

Come out on top in this superior Alternative® Eco Fleece Sweatshirt. The softest Hoodie you will find Classic pullover is fabricated from signature Eco Fleece.

10. Askov Finlayson

Askov Finlayson was started in 2011 by Eric and Andrew Dayton. If you live in MN, it means that you know and embrace winter (according to them, at least!).

Askov Finlayson started out with a run of North Hats and it snowballed into what it is today – parkas, clothing and so much more.

Women's Stark North Crew

Product Pick: North Sweatshirt

Simple yet stylish. I love that North sweatshirt that comes in both black and white!

11. Lake State Co

Lake State Co was started by Jamie, a graphic designer who loves all things outdoors and MN! She creates clothes that are comfy, in style and perfect for your next outdoor adventure.

10% of the profits from her BWCA collection to to Save the Boundary Waters!

North Shore Sweatshirt

Product Pick: North Shore Sweatshirt

If you have a North Shore fan on your list, check out this fun North Shore sweatshirt! Unisex style makes it great for men or women!

12. 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!

Dlh flagship tee

Product Pick: Flagship Tee (Mens + Women’s)

  • Super soft tee
  • Fan favorite logo + design
  • Hand printed in Duluth, MN
  • (Women size up!)

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:

The Ultimate Gift Guide List

Want even more gift ideas for everyone on your list? Head to one of these!

Gift Guides for Grown Ups

Gift Guides for Kids, Tweens & Teens

Age Specific Gift Guides

Product Specific Gift Guides for Babies & Toddlers

Special Interest Gift Guides

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