Minnesota Gifts: Clothing

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!

Girl wearing Sota shirt with MN Made products

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

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.

Made in Minn Shirt and towel

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!

Minnesota crewneck

Product Pick: Minnesota Crewneck

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

It’s soft and cozy and everything you want in a sweatshirt! It comes in multiple colors.

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!

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!)

3. Spoonful Apparel

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!

Peace and love tee

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.

4. 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 (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.

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Psalm 1 Sweatshirt

Product Pick: Psalm 1 Sweatshirt

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” – Psalm 1:1-3

I think in a time of a lot of uncertainty, this sweatshirt is the perfect reminder that God is in control!

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5. 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.

6. Choose Love Minnesota*

This family owned business is a small batch MN supply company who’s goal is to spread love! The owners started their business with the thought of teaching their 3 kids how business works and how to get a business growing from the ground up.

They’re continuing to grow and learn how to keep growing with the call to CHOOSE LOVE!

Choose love MN tee

Product Pick: Choose Love MN Tee

Vintage super soft tee with a cute heart and classic MN printed on it. Perfect for your next MN Loon’s game!

7. 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 sweatpants

Product Pick: Running Sweatpants

You can’t go wrong with a pair of sweatpants, especially when they’re Mill City Running branded!

8. 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.

Welcome to the North crew

Product Pick: Welcome to the North Crew

Fish, a cardinal and the cutest trees ever. This fun “Welcome to the North” sweater is the perfect gift for a new to MN friend!

9. Epimonia*

Epimonia was created by a refugee, Mohamed Malim, with the mission to support refugees. They upcycle material from life jackets that were worn by refugees on the Mediterranean Sea and discarded upon arrival in Greece.

Epimonia collaborates with sports teams, artists, refugee organizations and more to share inspiring stores of refugees to create awareness.

Empower t-shirt

Product Pick: Empower T-shirt

This tee is a collab with Hippy Feet and Epomia! Features a strip from their recycled life jacket material

9. 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!

10. MOLARÁ Brands*

This amazing brand is a Mother Daughter duo which spans from Minnesota all the way to Nigeria (fun fact – my grandparents lived in Nigeria fora quite a while when I was little). MOLARÁ Brands creates super soft shirts with inspiration statements but even better, they donated apparel to empower and cheer on cancer patients and NICU babies. They also provide employment to artisans in Nigeria!

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

strong women strong world

Product Pick: Strop Crop Sweatshirt

A super comfy, fleece crop sweatshirt to encourage women? I’m in! Cropped body with a raw hem with a “Strong Women Strong World” message.

11. Talisman & Co

We’ve turned into a soccer family this year with our older 2 starting up soccer so it’s fitting I add Talisman & Co to the guide! 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.

Saint Paul crewneck

Product Pick: Saint Paul Collegiate Crewneck

There’s something I just love about collegiate style sweatshirts and this one is absolutely perfect!

12. Hackwith Design House

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.

Easy Jacket by hackwisth design

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!

13. 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!

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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.

Use code paisleysparrow for free shipping!

14. SHEMA Apparel

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.

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.”

the swick flannel

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. 

15. 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.

Femnist crew sweatshirt

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!)

16. Minnesota Made Apparel

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.

horizons crew sweatshirt

Product Pick: Horizons Crew Sweatshirt

The perfect sweatshirt for your next cabin weekend.

This sweatshirt comes in both mens and womens sizes so it’s great for anyone on your list!

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:

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Enjoy!

Thanks for supporting me and supporting all this amazing Minnesota Makers!

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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