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Best Minnesota Gifts – Home & Lifestyle (2024)

Imagine the next time someone walks in your home and compliments you on the beautiful smell or the stunning towel hanging in the bathroom only for you to share the fun story of a local MN brand who created it!

This spot has some amazing Minnesota gifts for your home with everything from trays to Turkish towels to some of the most beautiful wood art handmade right in Duluth!

Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts, housewarming gifts or just a welcome to MN gift for a new neighbor or coworker, these Minnesota gifts will definitely delight anyone on your list!

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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 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.

Minnesota Gifts: Home

Below you’ll see gifts for your home all from Minnesota! The majority of those are all designed, created and sold here. A handful of them work with marginalized women in other countries to create sustainable business but they’re headquartered here.

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

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1. Alora Ambiance

Alora Ambiance is a personal favorite of mine! This is one of those local businesses where “your neighbor knows the owner” because isn’t that how it works in Minnesota?

Alora Ambiance

Well, my old neighbor does know one of the owner (another sister owned company!) and ever since I had my first Alora Ambiance reed diffuser in my own I vowed to never have another brand inside (ok, that might be a bit extreme but I can’t get enough of their scents!).

Alora Ambiance is run by 2 sisters following a 15 year adventure living in Lake Como, Italy. They created their first reed diffuser in 2000 and 20 years later they’re committed to using only the finest ingredients, materials and combinations.

Use code PAISLEYANDSPARROW20 for 20% off.

Bimbi Reed Diffuser

Product Pick: Bimbi Reed Diffuser

One of the best selling fragrances, the Bimbi reed diffuser is a mix of lavender, chamomile and bergamot. Clean and calming fragrance!

This is my favorite scent! They also have some amazing holiday scents to try out!

2. Timber and Tulip

If you’ve been around P+S for a while, you know I love Timber & Tulip (check out this console table review here)! Timber & Tulip is a Minneapolis furniture company that offers high-quality furnishings with a natural modern twist!

Timber and Tulip tray with candle and towel on it

I’ve known the owner Brianne for a handful of years and she is an absolute gem of a human. She is just now opening up a store in Wayzata so you can shop in person! You can get everything from console tables, coffee tables, trays and planter boxes!

console table with plants

Product Pick: Console Table

You can never go wrong with a beautiful tray! This gorgeous big wood tray is perfect for your coffee table with a plant, your dining room table with a collection of candles or even used for snack time with your kiddos!

3. Ky’s Kards

Ky’s Kards is an amazing company that was created by Kyle, a courageous boy with Down Syndrome, to encourage others during transitions.

kys kards

All the cards are designed by Kyle’s sisters and packaged up by Kyle and his mom! Their long term goal is to create meaningful employment for Kyle and others with intellectual disabilities like him.

Enkourage Kards

Product Pick: Card Set

Every Ky’s Kards is designed with a tribute to Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21.  For example, 21 flowers, the extra 3rd chromosome, or Kyle’s unique fingerprint. 

4. Kisa

Kisa was begun by Emily, one of the sweetest girls ever. She studied abroad in Turkey and fell in love with everything about it – the culture, art, jewelry and eventually her husband!

Bathroom with turkish towel hanging on a hook

They made their way back to MN where she eventually created her own jewelry line that was inspired by the trim that bordered village women’s headscarves and hand crafted by a collective of women in Istanbul.

That launched into a boutique, Kisa, that now carries everything from clothes to shoes to turkish towels!

Turkish towel

Product Pick: Turkish Towels

I have a handful of Turkish towels and they’re not only beautiful but also functional!

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.

today is a new day mug

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.

Today Is A New Day Mug

Product Pick: Coffee Mug

I personally own a few mugs, tees, a calendar and a custom artwork so you can say I’m a big fan of a Spoonful of Faith!

I love her coffee mugs (and I’m picky about my mugs)! They’re all so cute

6. 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 Sweatshirt 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!

Use the code JEN15 for 15% off!

MN Home towel

Product Pick: Minnesota Flour Sack Towels

New towels are the perfect hostess gift in my opinion!

Show up with these hand embroidered towels paired with something from our MN Food guide and you’ll be the best guest of the party.

Use code JEN15 for 15% off!

7. 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 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 to blankets and mittens and we love it all!

sota blanket

Product Pick: Plush Cabin Blanket

Wrap yourself up in warming cabin vibes with this beautiful Plush Cabin Blanket. Featuring a unique red, white, green, gold and black plaid design and a large faux leather sota patch, it’s perfect for snuggling up on chilly nights. Take the comfort of your cabin with you wherever you go!

8. Dogfish Media

If I thought I was busy with 3 kids ages 4 and under, Brian Geihl, the owner of Dogfish Media has me beat by another kid since he has twin babies! He launched his company over a decade ago with the vision of working on creative projects he was passionate about.

dogfish media stickers

He does everything from screen printing, photography, logo design and everything in between. His shop is full of fun prints, stickers, photographs and cards. Check them out, you’ll love them all!

dogfish media sticker pack

Product Pick: Sticker Set

4 for the price of 3!

Includes the northern lights, sunset, fishing lures and fish guide stickers in one bundle. UV protected material with a matte finish.

9. Black Loon Studio

Loons were my grandma’s favorite bird and as MN’s state bird, I had to include something with loons! Black loon Studio was started by Amanda Black out of her home near St Paul. Outdoor activities have always been a way for her to peacefully escape from her busy weekday life. These experiences have inspired many of her print designs.

In her shop are magnets, prints, pouches and more. Her prints are created by hand one at a time starting as a sketch then carved out of linoleum and finally printed onto paper that has been torn to size. Talk about incredible!

Heard here magnet set

Product Pick: Heard Here Magnet Set

I love this trio of magnets especially because it has a classic MN sayings that my non-native Minnesotan husband just never understands. 😉

10. Bailey Builds

If you’ve been around here for a while you know my love for Bailey Builds (both the people, and the art!). I’ve known Anna and her husband Nathaniel since I was in college (in Duluth!) and she is a kind, hard working mama of 4 that creates the most beautiful wood art!

Bailey Builds art

Bailey Builds creates amazing, unique wood art. I love their promise – to “find beauty in the weathered, discarded and worn, creating handcrafted wood art that adds cozy warmth and inviting personality to any room”.

They have everything from gigantic pieces that will be a major focal point in your home to smaller pieces that are perfect for your next gallery wall! We have a variety of their pieces, both big and small. We’ve dubbed our basement the “Bailey Basement” because their art is scattered throughout!

modern mn wall hanging

Product Pick: Modern Minnesota

The Modern Minnesota measures 13.75” tall and 12” at its widest point (Oslo to Grand Portage!) They are ready to hang.

11. Haley Kolar

Hayley was born and raised outside Chicago and has loved all things color since she was a little girl. Her mother is a quilter (you can now find her quilts in Hayley’s shop!) so she was always surrounded by lots of color and pattern.

She has a background in art therapy and finds painting therapeutic. Each and every one of the pieces she makes has a special spot in her heart – each brushstroke and layer of paint shares the history and story of each piece. She gets so much joy when someone finds a piece of her work that speaks to them!

cloud art

Product Pick: Cloud Paintings

She has a new collection of cloud art that are just beautiful!

12. Bad Weather Brewing

You’ll also find Bad Weather on my MN food guide but they have a few fun home goods that I wanted to share too! Rishi and I have been fans of the drinks at Bad Weather for a while and bonus – we use to live next door to one of the owner, Joe Giambruno’s parents, so we got well connect with the whole family. They are all amazing!

bad weather brewing

Bad Weather was begun in 2013 by Joe and Zach and have evolved into a bustling tap room with an amazing outdoor spot. You can find their beer at many liquor stores around MN!

bad weather mug

Product Pick: Ceramic Mug

We’ve only had this mug for a few weeks and I think it’s been used every single day between me and my husband! It’s the perfect size, weight and has the best handle.

13. Tattersall Distillery

Since I mentioned Tattersall Distillery, it’s worth mentioning some of their amazing products! The team over at Tattersall believes in crafting the absolute best and not just when it comes to their own products! They believe this about life, at the still and behind the bar.


It was started by two guys, Jon and Dan. Dan is well known for being one of the best bartenders in the state and Jon is a financial wizard with a love for whiskey and gin. Combined the two are unstoppable!

Tattersall Bottle Low Ball

Product Pick: Tattersall Bottle Low Ball

If you have a cocktail, mocktail or spirit sipper on your list, check out these fun low ball glasses! Set of two that holds 10 oz each.

Perfectly paired with a bottle of their Barreled Gin!

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

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