Gift Guide 2021: Top Holiday Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season to celebrate the art of handmade gifts and thoughtful design—so check out these 30-plus locally sourced ideas

Photo by Janelle Olson/Syling by Paula Bjerketvedt

Craft: Deluxe Standing Weaving Frame Loom Blush Kit
Oak and Ashe, $135,

Photo by Janelle Olson/Syling by Paula Bjerketvedt

Bag: Ski U Mah Tote
University Gear, $295,

Bakeware: 75th Anniversary Braided Bundt
Nordic Ware, $62.50,

Shoes: Poppy Leopard
Slingback, Marion Park, $595,

Games: Otrio Inventor’s
Edition in Walnut, Otrio, $125,

Photo by Janelle Olson/Syling by Paula Bjerketvedt

Candle: Bon Bon
Winsome Glass Candle, Illume, $40,

Wellness Kit: Be Well for the Moment Kit
Lilac 11, $50,

Jewelry: I Am Enough
Moxie Malas, $155,

Bowl: Wooden Catchalls
Taggart Studios, $34,

Art: Grazing Buck Sculpture
Wired by Bud, $65,

Skateboard: Array
Modern Skateboards, $150,

Art: Paint Your Pet Kit
Gray Duck Art, $79,

Book: The Perennial Kitchen
Beth Dooley, $27.95,

Book: The Farmer & the Chef
Bruce Miller, $27.95,

Book: Baking for the Holidays
Sarah Kieffer, $20.95,

Wooden Lures: American Craftsmen
$25 each,

Mug: Double Rainbow
Bloom Design, Pine Zen Pottery, $105,

Tea Blend: Midnight Blue
Ribbon, Heritage Tea, $11.99,

Bakeware: Copper Cookie
Sheet, House Copper, $100,

Baking Sugar: Harvest Sugar blend
Golden Fig, $9.50,

Photo by Janelle Olson/Syling by Paula Bjerketvedt

Artist Josie Everett created this Linocut print exclusively for the Nov/Dec issue of Minnesota Monthly. Using classic technique, she first carved the image into a block of linoleum and then rolled ink onto the uncut surface of the block. Next, she placed paper on top of the block and stamped it to produce the print. Follow her work at @rosiejosiestudio.

Photo by Janelle Olson/Syling by Paula Bjerketvedt

Art: Gatsby Collection
Bailey Builds, $410,

Wild Rice: Battle River
Wild Rice, $26,

Ghost Pepper Honey: Heart Soul Heat

Watch: Voyageur Mechanical in Bronze
Wolf Creek Watch Company, $725,

Birch Bark Basket: Nancy Foster
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, $29.95,

Horned Owl Bowl: Matthew Krousey Ceramics

Boots: Iron Ranger in Copper
Red Wing Boot, $329,

Art Print: Fungi
Kelzuki, $20,

Candle: Woodfire Large Tin Candle
Illume, $24,

Blended Whiskey: Mixed Blood
DuNord Social Spirits, $45.59,

Backbone Cowl: Makwa Studio

Shearling Mittens: Sven Clogs

Classic Wood Fishing Net: American Craftsmen

Origami Clutch: Addington Co.

Jerrod Sumner is Minnesota Monthly’s aesthetic editor. His work covers all things local in the maker community. He is sought after for his understanding and promotion of the modern, American-made maker movement, and is a contributor on FOX 9 Good Day, sharing stories and goods. Follow him on Instagram @mrjerrodscott.