5 Valentine’s Day Gifts, Locally Made

Whether you’re in love with yourself or someone else
Namakan Fur Earmuffs
Namakan Fur Earmuffs

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Namakan Fur

Oversize, faux-fur earmuffs take you back to days at the school bus stop—with a fashionable twist. Founders Maggie Davis, Molly Mogren Katt, and Liz Skophammer believe frumpy winter wear should never beat out style.

$24.50, at local retailers and namakangoods.com

Burnt Sugar Meringues
Burnt Sugar Meringues

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Burnt Sugar

Pastry chef Melinda Norman’s small-batch creations give a nostalgic wink while using modern flavors. Each piece involves layering flavors that awaken the senses.

At local markets and events or order at burntsugarmn.com

Woodstock, from "Peanuts," as stitched by Stitch & Story
Woodstock, from “Peanuts,” as stitched by Stitch & Story

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Stitch & Story

London-based knitter Jennifer Lam believes everyone can craft. In homage to our hometown kid Charles Schulz, she has made Peanuts Collection introductory kits.

$38.55 and up, stitchandstory.com

Winter Project Artist Backpack
Winter Project Artist Backpack

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Winter Project Artist

These canvas backpacks prove practical is beautiful. Designer Sarah McNerney uses U.S. materials, and her company echoes the acronym of the Work Projects Administration, which employed creatives through FDR’s New Deal.

$145, winterprojectartist.com

Sandwich Ceramic Dishware

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Sandwich Ceramic

In Minneapolis, founder and potter Francis Pineda-Fischer designs wares for the everyday. A simple elegance, both rustic and refined, touches everything from mugs to planters and plates.

$38 and up, sandwichceramic.com

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