5 MN-Made Summertime Gifts

These hot Minnesota products embrace the season, good for summer birthdays or any other occasion
Sun-Glowz
Sun-Glowz

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Sun-Glowz

Creative spouses Bill and Maura Ellen turned their love of gardening and art into Sun-Glowz, a company that sells hand-crafted sun catchers. With design inspirations ranging from geometry to florals to creatures, these whimsical garden wonders seem to glow from within. Each piece is modular so you can create your own unique sculpture on a stem. Flower sets starts at $20; sun-glowz.com

Yard Games
Yard Games

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Yard Games

The Scandinavian yard game Kubb is the inspiration behind Kevin Muellerleile’s company, Yard Games. He fell in love with the game in 2008 but couldn’t find a similar-quality version in Minnesota, so he created his own. Today, he continues to make and design customized sets, from giant tumbling timbers to the Midwest classic cornhole. Kubb sets start at $49.99; yardgames.com

Mixly Cocktail Company
Mixly Cocktail Company

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Mixly Cocktail Company

Four friends who share a love of cocktails came together to create Mixly Cocktail Company. Founders Johnna Rossbach, Megan Sather, Stuart Yurczyk, and Rick Sather believe the key to a perfect cocktail is quality ingredients, from fresh-squeezed juices to a touch of honey for balance and sweetness. Enjoy with your favorite spirit or as a summer mocktail. Grapefruit Jalapeño Cocktail Mixer, $20; mixlycocktailco.com

Firebuggz
Firebuggz

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Firebuggz

Landscape designer Bob Hunt knows his way around a fire pit as well as the magic of the great outdoors. His company, Firebuggz, features fun accessories for roasting and cooking foods over campfires, including tools that look like fishing poles and character-themed s’mores sets. Happypack Campfire Roaster Pack, $65; firebuggz.com 

By the Yard
By the Yard

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By the Yard

By the Yard offers much more than the unique garden chairs that started it all in 1995. Made from recycled milk and water jugs, this company’s low-maintenance outdoor furniture can stay out all year. Up your game skills on this table with a built-in checkers or chess board available in multiple colors and heights. Game table, $489; bytheyard.net

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