Looking for Minnesota gifts? Specifically Minnesota made jewelry or accessories or beauty products? 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!
If you want even more MN gift ideas, be sure to check out my other MN Gift Guides listed below!
One service based beauty brand that I want to call out is the Skin Standard! This is the only place I go for my facial treatments. They are the one thing that has made a huge difference in my skin and I swear by them!
The owners, Amanda and Jessica, are as sweet as can be and truly want to make you feel the best you can in your skin. A gift card to the Skin Standard would be an amazing gift for any gal!
And without further ado, your ultimate guide to Minnesota Gifts: Jewelry/Accessories/Beauty!
Minnesota Gifts: Jewelry/Accessories/Beauty
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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.
The Locket Sisters makes modern lockets with your photos inside! It was originally started by 2 sisters, is currently run by one is handmade right here in Minneapolis (but ships almost everywhere!).
Allyssa, the owner, had always wanted to make jewelry but prior to Locket Sisters she worked in the non-profit world. She was on an intervention team that supported families who were at risk of their kids taken away but she also did hopeful work like connecting kids with mentors, getting adults jobs, foods and housing.
She met immigrants, built relations with refugees and listened to countless stories from people who’d experienced more than she ever knew was happening.
Now she gets to hear so many stories of people getting lockets and the photos they want included. She hears stories of hope, loss, and joy as well as milestones, healing, adventure, sorrow and resiliency.
Her jewelry is absolutely gorgeous and I know you’d be thrilled with your own locket!
*Use Code paisley10 for 10% off your purchase!
Product Pick: Gold Disco Ball Locket
I own this beautiful round gold circular pendant locket and I’m obsessed! It has a hammered disco ball design which is just stunning.
Made of 14k triple gold-filled on sterling silver and can hold one or two photos!
Just upload your photo and they do the rest!
*Use Code paisley15 for 15% off your purchase!
Larissa is a staple in MN. Her work is offered in more than 600 retailers, has been seen on everything from Better Homes and Gardens, The EveryGirl and Buzz Feed and you can even buy her products on Amazon! Larissa’s a mama to 2 beautiful babies and is as nice as ever!
All of her jewelry is made by in hand in Minneapolis by a team of artisans, moms, students and other creatives. Larissa is all about creating a positive and inclusive workplace.
Product Pick: Custom Letter Necklace
Whether you want one letter, the letters of your kids or a fun word, this custom letter necklace is amazing!
It’s made of 24K gold plated brass letters of your choosing on 14K gold-filled chain. Necklace 16 inches long with a 3-inch extender chain and clasp, perfect for layering.
You can always do a ready made necklace like my mama necklace too!
We’ve turned into a major soccer family this year with our oldest now playing club soccer. Turns out being a #SoccerMom is a real thing! Only fitting that we include a fun Soccer Mom hat from Talisman & Co!
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.
Product Pick: Soccer Mom Cap
Calling all soccer moms! We can twin with our matching soccer mom caps while we cheer on our sweet soccer loving kiddos.
4. Made in Minn
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!
Product Pick: Skol Hat
If you’re more of football fan than a soccer fan, check out Made in Minn’s Skol hats!
5. Karma Stacks
Jeanna Simonson started making bracelets back in 2016 when she was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. She had always loved the crystals and stones and the energies they offer.
She would wear them and gift them to friends and family (to spread good karma). Her oncologist kept asking to buy them and she told him that she doesn’t sell them, but would gift them to him. He finally talked her into selling them, but she needed to have a give back that went with them. So, she partner with and donate to cancer foundations.
With every sale, a portion is donated, so good karma is being spread by purchasing Karma Stacks! Seven years later, she’s healthy, have expanded my line to include earrings and necklaces, have a brick and mortar space in Victoria and am in several boutiques. Life is good!
Product Pick: Herkimer Diamond and Green Moonstone
Green Moonstone – For peace, hope, and motivation. A great stone for healing the heart.
Each and every stone is unique and may contain slight irregularities in size, shape and color.
You don’t even need to be from Minnesota to recognize the name “Minnetonka Moccasins”. They’ve been around since 1946 making moccasins, boots, slippers and sandals!
We’ve bought everything from baby shoes (that literally never left P’s feet) to toddler boots to slippers!
Product Pick: Chesney Slippers
The Cally Slippers are Minnetonka Moccasin’s best selling slipper! It’s a classic moccasin silhouette and this print will be coming soon.
Handmade from genuine sot suede and plush pile lining.
7. Namakan Fur
Namakan Fur is a fun faux fur ruff company started by Maggie Davis and Molly Mogren Katt! As born and bred Minnesotans, we know that with the right gear, there’s no such thing as too cold. However, we’re often faced with the choice of looking great and freezing, or staying warm in frumpy gear.
Namakan bridges the gap between winter style and comfort, from the head down. Since 2014, we’ve expanded our offerings considerably: driving mittens, hats, earmuffs, neck warmers and more. The goal? To make winter a season you don’t endure, but enjoy. We love winter. With our products, you’ll love it, too.
Product Pick: Knit Balaclavas
This soft balaclava adds texture, color, and warmth on cool days. Looks great with a fleece, jean jacket, wool coat, whatever! Available in slate, black, mint, light blue, and pink.]
Baubles and Bobbies Jewelry began in 2013 with the goal to create jewelry that would empower the free spirited women of the world! They love making a difference in the world through giving back and doing good.
They partner with the charity Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, and invest in community-based, community lead solutions to ensure equal opportunity and pathway to economic security for girls, women and families across MN!
Product Pick: Tallow Jasper Hoops
This beautiful long necklace is 35″ in an open tie style lariat in gold.
It’s handmade in Mankato, MN!
9. Funky Fibers
Funky Fibers is a super fun MN made company that makes macrame and fiber art! Ashley, the owner, creates everything from macrame wall art, plant hangers, jewelry and handbags!
I own a variety of earrings from Ashley and I always get asked about them when I wear them. They’re the perfect statement piece! Bonus: Use the code “PAISLEY” for 10% anything on their site!
Product Pick: Macrame Earrings
These fun macrame hoop earrings come in a variety of colors – both in the color of the rope AND the hoop color!
Siena Soap Company is an all-natural artisan skincare company that’s a women owned, mother/daughter family business! Mary, the founder started Siena Soap to bring natural relief to her multicultural family’s diverse skincare needs (4 of her kids are Korean!). One of her kids, Jessica, jumped on board after graduating college to turn her mom’s hobby into the business that it is today.
Siena Soap makes everything from soaps to lotions, baby items, facial products, shampoos, deodorants, cbd muscle relief, a men’s line and so much more! Their soaps are olive oil based- so they are extremely moisturizing – something that is especially welcome with all the extra hand washing going on!
They also give a portion of their sales to support survivors of sex trafficking here in MN at Terebinth Refuge!
Product Pick: Mint Julep Lip Balm
This is my favorite lip balm! No more chemical gunk or nasties, this lip balm will leave your lips feeling so wonderful you’ll want to kiss us!
Made with carefully chosen natural plant-based oils and butters that moisturize and repair dry, chapped skin. Toxic petroleum products, common in commercial chapsticks, are never used in any Siena Soap product.
BeeNaturalz was started by Mandy, a fellow Minnesota mama (yay MOMS!), who wanted to calm her own troubled skin! Don’t you just love brands that are created to solve someone’s own personal troubles? I know I do!
Well Mandy started her company 4 years by adding in the amazing benefits of honey, beeswax and other bee power ingredients. She truly believes that every should feel beautiful and natural in their own skin. BeeNaturalz is all about positivity and encouragement to others.
Product Pick: Mini Discovery Set
Mini versions of our original Core Skincare System that supports and nourishes all skin types so that you can DISCOVER the benefits of #beepower
Our face oils and lotion bars are made with wildly pure plant oils from the richest ecosystem on earth – the Amazon. Our products are packaged in fully recyclable packaging and compostable golden plant baskets handcrafted by women artisans.
It all started when after a cancer diagnosis, our founder, Bruna, went back to her home country, Brazil, and sought out the soul of where she’s from. In the rainforest, she met women who showed her these potent ingredients that had been nourishing their people – our people – for centuries. Now, she has a direct relationship to bring these things to us.
We create premium skincare that embodies cultural authenticity – and products that leave us feeling more connected to our raw nature, and fully alive. All products are handmade with “amor”, right here in MN.
Product Pick: CALMA Body Lotion Bar
ltra nourishing for the skin, especially during fall and winter seasons. Made with raw butters from the Amazon, including Copaíba oil, which is naturally calming to the nervous system. A unique gift packaged in compostable baskets handwoven using a plant that’s naturally golden.
13. LES Bags
LES Bags are handmade by Laurie Sorenson, a Minneapolis maker. After her two sons moved out of the house Laurie began making totes and bags out of merino wool and waxed canvas. These bags are both gorgeous and sturdy!
Laurie runs the entire business by herself and handmakes each bag from start to finish. You know that the quality of these bags are unmatched because Laurie does it all herself!
Product Pick: Merino Wool Tote
This beautiful cross body bag is a gorgeous mustard color that comes with 2 leather handles.
This tote is 12″ x 12″ x 4″ and is made to oder – so be sure to allow 2-3 weeks for production and shipping.
Founded in Minnesota in 2019 by Maggie Michel, Tink[ear]rings, is an eclectic and modern handmade jewelry brand inspired to create wearable art for the everyday earring lover. Tink[ear]rings (pronounced tinker-ings) was born by friends asking Maggie what she planned to do with her craft, “I’m just tinkering around!” Little did she know her craft would turn out to be so much more than a hobby. Maggie believes art should be accessible to all people in everyday life and she strives to create conversation pieces that will bring joy and confidence to the wearer.
Product Pick: Rhea Earrings
A jacket earrings (also 18k gold plated) called Rhea that can be worn with or without the triangle back dangle! Great for people that like a versatile piece.
15. A MANO
A MANO means “by hand” and that’s exactly how every single item on A MANO’s website is made! Louisa created A MANO back in 2014 when she started selling her pottery.
She creates the most unique and beautiful ornaments, jewelry, planters and more! Keep an eye on her every changing collection to snag some beauty fro you and your home.
Product Pick: Friendship Earrings
Louisa got her start making beaded earrings at age 12! These are just so fun! She also has different colors (and lots more items) to choose from.
16. Fair Anita
Fair Anita is a social enterprise that’s all about creating a global community of change makers through fair trade relationships. They work with talented artisan partners that carefully design and create all products by hand—gorgeous accessories you can be proud to wear!
I’ve known the owner, Joy, and her team for years and they are truly amazing! They’re as kind as can be, such hard workers and are out to change the world!
Product Pick: Fiesta Beaded Loop Earrings
I own these and always get compliments when I wear them!
Ethically made and comes in 2 colors!
17. Lissa and Nate
I’ve been wearing Lissa and Nate jewelry for YEARS and love them! Melissa and Nate, the husband and wife team behind Lissa & Nate Jewelry have been stamping, carving and hammering personalized jewelry since 2010.
Their passion is creating aesthetic, minimalist jewelry that brings your core memories and past adventures back to mind. They love to design storytelling jewelry with deep meaning for their customers.
Use the code PAISLEY for 10% off!
Product Pick: Isla Bar Necklace
I own this in gold and love it! Choose from 3 different lengths and 2 different styles/colors in the drop downs before adding to your cart.
18. Chosen and Free
I’ve never met Lina, the owner of Chosen and Free but from every interaction I’ve ever had with her I love her. She was a SAHM who wanted to have a creative outlet for herself. What started as a hobby has bloomed into a full-time business that blesses her with the opportunity to create unique statement jewelry to empower and embolden women. When you put on a pair of Chosen & Free Co. earrings, you shine. You are capable, you are brilliant, you are supported.
Product Pick: Earrings
Her collections are always changing so it’s hard to pick just one thing! Keep an eye on her Instagram to stay up to date on her latest creations!
19. Angie’s Hats*
Angie Hall Sandifer, a Minnesota Milliner, has been creating hats since 2006. When she was laid off from her job of 30 years, she was given a retaining dollars from the job who let her go. She used this money for desktop computing classes to learn how to do things build websites and create business cards.
This skill allowed her to create her website, Angie’s Hats, and the idea of selling hats (inspired by her mother and grandmother who always wore beautiful hats!), was born. She spent 3 years researching, traveling and studying before launching Angie’s Hats!
Product Pick: Dee Dee
I’m not sure where I would wear this beautiful hat but I would find a place! It’s fun and unique and absolutely stunning!
20. Steller Goods
Back in 2009, Julie Steller made a pair of mittens. Soon her entire kitchen was full of mittens! She, and her now team of artisans, use sweaters she finds at thrift stores, garage sales, antique stores and more to create beautiful pieces of art for your body!
Everything is made here in MN and everything has a purpose.
Product Pick: Nordic Mittens
Vintage Norwegian sweaters made into mittens? Yes please! These mittens have leather palms, cute buttons and are incredibly warm!
Aisha Formanski is a Minneapolis jewelry artist that has worked in the jewelry and beading industry since 1994. Every piece of jewelry from Everthine is handmade by Aisha in her studio. She makes hand stamped jewelry and she is known for her use of natural stones and detailed surface design.
Be sure to check out the lovely story of how the name “Everthine Jewelry” came to be – it is wonderful.
Product Pick: Dash Whisper Ring In Gold Filled
This 1mm ring is perfect for stacking with other rings or for adding some extra simple bling to your fingers! This ring is hand hammered and is bright and shiny – this goes with literally everything!
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!
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