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!
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 paisley15 for 15% 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!
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!
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 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.
Product Pick: Loons Cap
Calling all Loons fans! This amazing heather grey wool cap has M and N applique lettering on it – perfect for you next Loons game!
5. 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!
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: Cally 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! These faux fur ruffs attaches to any hood, collar, jacket or sweater with super strong magnets.
The owner, Maggie, realized one cold winter day that she was SO much warmer when she was wearing her fur lined jacket as opposed to one without so she did something to make all jackets warmer – with these faux fur ruffs!
Product Pick: Arctic Fox Faux Fur
Spice up your denim jacket or any other jacket with this fun Arctic Fox fur trim. Attach it with its magnetic attachments and you’ll get through winter in style!
8. Santosha Co
Santosha Co was started by Ashlee a mama to 2 sweet girls. She wanted to create a better, safer, chemical-free, organic, natural, and plant-based products to use on ourselves, our families, and our children.
She has everything from lip products to masks to lotions! All of the products have an emphasis on organic, locally foraged, high quality, and food-grade ingredients.
Product Pick: Lip Tint + Lip Polish
Maple sugar lip polish hydrates, exfoliates and conditions your lip
Lip tint naturally colors your lips in a subtle, fresh color!
All Natural Products
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: The Nelly Feather Lariat
This beautiful long necklace is 35″ in an open tie style lariat in gold.
It’s handmade in Mankato, MN!
10. 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!
11. MEND Jewelry
MEND Jewelry connects natural gemstones and crystals to women through simplistically designed jewelry. It was started by Jordan – a fun, fiery and lively designer with a passion for business! Her jewelry is sold to women all over the country.
Use the code MNGIFT for 15% off any item from now until the end of 2021!
Product Pick: Stack Necklace
This beautiful necklace can be stacked alongside other necklaces or worn alone. It comes in a variety of different gems!
Use the code MNGIFT for 15% off!
12. 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!
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!
13. 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: Every Day Beaded Earring
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.
Urban Acres Creative is located in Ham Lake, MN just a short drive from Minneapolis! It was started in 2016 up-cycling hockey jerseys into tote bags.
Since then Jodi, the owner has switched to working with waxed canvas – it’s durable and wears beautifully. She hand picks all the fabric herself makes very small batches.
Product Pick: Large Tote Bag
The Alexandria bag is a large bag that’s big enough for an overnight outing or a day away from home! It’s super durable with a waxed canvas on the outside and coordinating fabric on the inside. Handmade in Ham lake and comes in a variety of colors!
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!
Use the code P+S for 15% off your purchase!
Product Pick: Lavender Tangerine Lotion Bar
It’s eco-friendly lotion minus the water! When you buy liquid lotion it’s 70% water. Lotion bars are intensely moistruzing and perfect for these cold dry months!
Use the code P+S for 15% off your purchase!
Lauren Ericka Designs is a shop full of beautiful handmade clutches and crossbody bags! Lauren’s inspiration comes from textures and prints that can incorporated into any wardrobe and any outfit from date night to brunch!
She uses vegan leather which is cruelty free and sustainable and creates all of her clutches from her home studio! I’ve owned one of her clutches for YEARS and love it!
Product Pick: Army Tweed Foldover Clutch
This gorgeous clutch has green tweedy fabric matched with premium vegan leather and lined with linen. It has an inside slip pocket for smaller items and will quickly become your go to clutch!
17. Quinny Jewelry
Quinny Jewelry was started by Karolina, a mom of 3 boys and an attorney. She attended a seminar geared towards women lawyers that encouraged her to find a creative outlet. She started a fashion inspired instagram account!
After the pandemic hit and she found herself working from home, she started making jewelry with her boys, just for fun. Her friends started asking her about it and that’s how it all really began!
Karolina makes beautiful jewelry that’s inspired by travel and daily life and her hope is to help women feel confident. She knows the power of one simple piece of jewelry and how it can transform an outfit! She has fun bracelets and earrings and can even do custom pieces!
Product Pick: Orange Spritz Earrings
Need a pop of color? These fun Orange Spritz Earrings do just the trick. Handmade out of wood beads, they’re lightweight and unique!
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: Spa Day Facial Mask Bundle
What woman (or skin loving man) wouldn’t want a spa day – even if it’s a spa day at home?
Treat someone to Bee Naturalz’s Clarifying mask, toning facial mask, cucumber + apple facial mist as well as a face mask brush AND spa headband!
Karen Morris was born in Hong Kong and moved to America in 2009. In 2011 she started her hat line, Karen Morris Millinery, and has become an internationally acclaimed hat designer!
These gorgeous, high end hats have been work by the likes of Rebel Wilson and Niki Minaj…and have even been worn to meet the Queen of England! These hats have been around the world and have appeared in Voge, ELLE, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Product Pick: Brittany
This is a stunning hat! From the website: “Karen Morris Millinery signature blush pink velour peachbloom felt fedora with Japanese ribbon trim.”
This comes in size 22″-23″ and is made to oder. Other color options are available!
20. 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 Felt Crossbody Bag
This beautiful cross body bag is a gorgeous rust color that comes with a leather, adjustable strap – ensuring that it will fit anybody!
This purse is 9.5″ x 11″ and is made to oder – so be sure to allow 2-3 weeks for production and shipping.
Lexie Rundquist is the maker of this amazing jewelry! She lives in Moorehead, Minnesota, and loves to focus her creativity on copper jewelry and indigo dying.
Lexie teaches art classes for adults with Traumatic Brain Injuries and also teaches workshops and classes for both adults and children of all skill levels. Her jewelry has been worn by Lily Tomlin on the show Grace and Frankie found on Netflix.
Product Pick: Kyanite Blade Necklace
This stunning, one of a kind piece of jewelry features Kyanite Blade stone set in recycled copper. The 18″ rose gold chain goes perfect with this combination – you are guaranteed to get compliments on this necklace!
22. Kiki Koyote
Designer and creater Kris Singleton started Kiki Koyote after coming out of a life alterning experience – being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. After finishing chemotherapy, Kris attended a metalworking class which eventually led to the start of Kiki Koyote.
Kris is the mother to four young children and lives in Minnesota. She still loves metalwork and how it makes her feel when she is creating.
Product Pick: Bridge Earrings
These simple earrings will be your go-to pair as they will go with literally anything you put on! These earrings are hand carved in wax and then cast in brass and have sterling silver posts.
Jovy is a jeweler who creates and runs a brick and mortar store in Winona, Minnesota. Since 2012, Jovy has been creating jewelry inspired by mid-century art and jewelers that incorporates geometric shapes and soft curves.
You will find both minimalistic and statement jewelry that all have a timeless appeal that appeal to everyone.
Product Pick: Twist Earrings: Short
We love these lightweight, hand forged 14k gold earrings! These are about 1mm thick, so they are a little thicker than a standard earring post. These gorgeous earrings are about 2″ long and are made to order.
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!
25. ROX Jewelry*
ROX Jewelry was created by Robyne Robinson and features globally inspired jewelry. Everything from earrings to necklaces, these pieces have been featured in tons of publications all over!
Her gemstones and metals come from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Product Pick: ROX Hammered Brass Chandeliers in Blue and Green
These stunning blue and green chandelier earrings are the perfect statement for any outfit!
26. Ice Cream Bow Ties*
Talk about amazing, Ice Cream Bow Ties was started by Aniki Allen at only 9 years old! I’m a huge fan of young entrepreneurs and beauty of these bow ties is absolutely amazing.
It started as bow ties made out of Legos and has evolved into so much more.
Product Pick: Hmong Collection
I am in love with this Hmong Paj Ntaub (pa dao) pre-tie fabric bow tie! Each piece is custom hand-embroidered exclusively for Ice Cream Bow Ties and made from artisans in Khokva Village, Louangprabang (Laos). Final hand construction in St. Paul, MN.
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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