Welcome to our Twin Cities NW Metro 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Our small and local businesses need us right now more than ever, so it’s time to shop local for your holiday gifts! This page will continue to be updated so check back often and join our Facebook group NW Metro Life – Shop Local
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Holiday Decor & Gifts
Heidi’s Growhaus & Lifestyle Gardens in Corcoran offers Christmas Trees (they all have been given names by the staff!) flocked trees, spruce tip planters and more! The 101 Market also has a great supply of Spruce Tip containers, trees, and holiday decor.
Dan’s Woodworx in Dayton has a great selection of spruce pots, cribbage boards, cheese boards, epoxy lazy susans and more beautiful gifts.
Stony Hill Gifts and Home Decor, Treasures Galore on 94 and the Rustic Shack in Rogers all have a beautiful selection including items made by local artists. Don’t forget to stop by The Antique Mall of Rogers for unique gift ideas.
The Woods Gifts in Maple Grove, Shabby & Company in Otsego and the St Michael Boutique all have a great selection of holiday gifts and home decor. The Urban Market in Medina sells beautiful artisan made furniture and home decor.
Downtown Buffalo MN is a great place to spend the day shopping for gifts – and home decor at the 16+ shops that make up the Buffalo Occasional Shops.
Photo with Santa!
Tiny Moments Photography is offering a virtual photo with Santa! Just send them your favorite photograph and they will make it into a photo with Santa for only $20!
Restaurant Gift Cards
Buying gift certificates or ordering your holiday meal is a great way to support our local bars and restaurants. Many have gift certificate specials during the holiday season. And don’t forget to tip!
We are lucky to have several great local breweries in the NW Metro – a crowler or growler of a local brew is a great gift for a beer lover and will help keep these local businesses open. Click here for a list of NW Metro Breweries and Wine Bars
The Gift of Music
Our local musicians are struggling right now. Find the facebook page or website for a favorite musician or band, and buy music or merchandise directly from them.
Arts & Crafts
There is nothing like giving a gift you make yourself! Check out these local businesses where you can make a gift in store or pick a project up to finish at home!
Making Memories Ceramics in Otsego is a Ceramic Painting Studio. Check out their facebook page for specials. Color Me Mine in Maple Grove is a Pottery Painting Studio with projects for adults and kids. Make your own wood decor projects at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Elk River
Minnesota State Parks Pass – for only $35 you can buy a year long pass to enjoy all of Minnesota’s 75 beautiful State Parks! Or buy a season’s pass to the Elm Creek Park Reserve winter recreation area for tubing, skiing and snowboarding!
For the Kids
Give music lessons “as cool as your kid” at Spark School of Music in Osseo. The MiniSota Play Cafe will be opening soon in Maple Grove, and is currently selling sensory bins and craft kits online. Kremer’s Toy and Hobby in Albertville is the perfect place to pick up a gift for the kids (and adults!) locally.
They are closed due to the COVID regulations but consider buying a gift card or merchandise from your local gym or yoga studio. Strike Fitness in Rogers has virtual boxing classes during the shut down. Dojo Karate and Snap Fitness in Rogers are also holding their classes virtually. 24Fit-Get Fit in Otsego holds several weekly virtual fitness classes and challenges and sells nutritional supplements. MN Axe in Monticello is closed but selling gift cards and merchandise. Click here for a list of NW Metro Yoga Studios.
Clothing and Gifts for Her
Check out the facebook page or website of your local boutique and give them a call if you need help with gift ideas. Click here for a list of NW Metro Clothing and Gift Boutiques
Consider buying a gift card to her favorite local salon or spa! PROSE Nail Salon in Maple Grove will be open soon and you can buy an unlimited monthly manicure membership. Parlour 21 Esthetics in Rogers or ReNew You Medical Spa in Elk River will keep her skin looking great all year long!
Stock up on the Elderberry Syrup or buy a gift card for a massage at the Tree of Life Wellness Center in Albertville.
Farm to table pasture raised pork, chicken and grass fed beef for your holiday meals from Walker Farms in Princeton – they even deliver to homes in the NW Metro.
A Gift Card for those Home Projects
With all this staying at home, many of us are working on home projects, and our local hardware stores are the perfect place to pick up paint and tools and get the help and attention that the big box stores can’t. Click here for a list of NW Metro Hardware Stores.
Don’t forget the Pets!
If you have a favorite dog in your life, you can order a gift card from your local NW Metro Dog Groomer or buy online dog training lessons at Dog Talk Training. Bubbles 2 Biscuits in Rogers has a great selection of supplies and treats for your favorite pet. Rah Raw in Osseo provides food and treats for healthy natural raw diet.
Do you have more great gift ideas or want to have your business featured? Email Myra at [email protected]