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The Gift Guide

The Gift Guide
Photo by Todd Buchanan (28)

We’ve found unexpected gifts for everyone on your list. Best of all, everything here is locally made. Because it is the thought that counts.

Silver Cocoon ornaments

Gifts for All (Most Under $50)

The Twilight Hours Stereo Night record with MP3 download card, $20 @ Corazon, 1026 Washington Ave. S., Mpls., 612-333-1662 Fiction on a Stick: Stories by Writers from Minnesota, $18 @ Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-925-2400
Gold leather pencil case, $25 @ Russell + Hazel, 4388 France Ave. S., Mpls., 952-279-1360, russellandhazel.com Wear Something Different “Crow Boy” necklace, $15 @ Walker Shop, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-375-7633
Daub & Bauble scented soy candles, $12 each @ Garden of Eden, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-293-1300 Minnetonka Moccasin infant booties, $19 @ General Store of Minnetonka, 14401 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, 952-935-7131,
Studio Mela “So Very Happy” limited edition 8x10 screenprint, $23 @ studiomela.com Olive & Myrtle “Shades of Green” recycled-cotton market tote, $24 @ oliveandmyrtle.com
Moleskin journal with Walker Art Center quote, $18 @ Walker Shop and walkerart.org Michelle Brusegaard screen-printed cotton dishtowels, $13.50 for set of 2 @ I Like You, 501 First Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-208-0249
Phillips Prairie Organic Vodka, $22 @ Surdyk’s, 303 E. Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-379-3232, surdyks.com Cymbidium orchid, double lisianthus, calla lily, cedar, and peacock feather arrangement, $80 @ Luna Vinca, 612-823-6178, lunavinca.com
Aveda Seven Points of Balance travel-size Chakra Balancing Body Mist set, $75 @ aveda.com “One Day at a Time” notepad trio, $30 @ Russell + Hazel


Goodies Under $10

Spam puzzle, $7 @ Corazon J.R. Watkins mango hand- and-cuticle salve, $7 @ jrwatkins.com Cayenne shortbread, $6 @ Golden Fig, 790 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-602-0144 Barsy’s “Naughties” almonds, $4.50 @ Corazon
Deux Ami Designs vintage button earrings, $6 @ I Like You Lil Fish Studios felted-wool acorns, $3.50 @ Walker Shop Rogue Chocolatier dark chocolate with licorice, burnt orange, and cherry, $8 @ Golden Fig Bodylish “Dude” soap, $7 @ bodylish.com


Extraordinary Splurges

Rare Bird Jewelry “I Love Paris” necklace, handmade with pearls and semi-precious stones, $380 @ rarebirdstudio.com Jessica Rust Designs customizeable Happy Cake Platter with stand, $110 @ jessicarustdesigns.com
Nelle Handbags “Eve” clutch, $110 @ Juut Salonspas, seven metro locations, juut.com Shepherd’s Way Farm CSA for Cheese Lovers, $180 for six months or $320 for 12 months @ shepherdswayfarms.com
Custom-illustrated house stationery by Britt Benjamin, starting at $54 for 12 cards plus $80 one-time illustration fee @ redstamp.com  

Little Luxuries

Silver Cocoon acrylic ornament, $15 @ Gallery 360 and silvercocoon.com ROX by Robyn Robinson bracelet, $300 @ Drama, 1203 Lagoon Ave., Mpls., 612-338-9423 Lisa Elias business-card holder, $30 @ Casa Verde, 911 W. 50th St., Mpls., 612-353-4401 Meghan Elizabeth Pottery “Earth Laughs in Flowers” cup, $30 for set of 2 @ mepottery.com

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Dec 15, 2009 04:44 pm
 Posted by  JennyBunny

I love the Rare Bird Necklace! It's divine!

I love handmade and also create handmade jewelry along with many talented people on Etsy.com. We even have a group blog: http://etsymn.blogspot.com/

I know Michelle Brusegaard sells on there too... I've been admiring her work for quite some time!

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