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Minnesota Holiday Gift Guide 2022

The 2022 Minnesota Gift Guide is here! I carefully curated this guide as I pulled together my favorite local brands (some old, some new!) for some gift ideas for 2022.

Whether you need some ideas for gifting for friends, family, or yourself (treat yo self this season) I hope you enjoy discovering these brands. Every dollar you spend truly impacts each and every one of these people here. Even if you don’t have the means to purchase this season, you can support them in other ways, by giving them a like or follow on social media, or sharing their products with others!

With shipping delays and limited resources please make sure to shop local and shop EARLY. And always be kind and patient as these small businesses (and really everyone in general) are just trying to do their best! 🙂

So now, enjoy my 2022 guide featuring Minnesota businesses only. Make sure to peek through as I do have a discount codes exclusively for you too!

Sota Clothing

If you’re unfamiliar, Sota Clothing actually started as a class project when the founder, Spencer Johnson, sketched his initial designs during his time at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Fast forward to a blossoming business and one of the most iconic Minnesota clothing companies in my personal opinion! Sota stays true to its roots and they always come up with the best designs and coziest apparel. Their holiday line is absolutely adorable – from new hoodies to hats and ornaments to stocking stuffers! Shop online or check out their stores in St. Louis Park or Stillwater this season!

Shop at or follow them @sota_clothing on Instagram

Discount Code: Use LizanneHoliday2022 for 15% off your entire order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/31

Winnie Lu

Winnie Lu is an online lifestyle boutique based in the west metro of the Twin Cities. What started as a storefront back in 2017, shifted to completely online during the pandemic and the owner, Patricia, hasn’t looked back. Her mission is to Be Kind, Spread Love, and Shop Small, which you can see why I resonate so much with Patricia and her shop Winnie Lu!  She does an amazing job connecting with her customers and community online and not to mention 90% of her business features woman owned businesses in MN!  Whether you’re in need of a new candle for the holiday season or a custom gift box for someone special, look no further. From everything from cocktail infusion kits made in WI, to beautiful paper goods from Kansas, candles from the north shore, and amazing products from makers in Minneapolis. She even created my own custom gift box for me!

Shop or follow her @shopwinnielu on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne10 for 10% off your entire order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/25

Wild North Co

Founded by Lauren Meyer, Wild North Co was founded and inspired by the belief that life is about hiking through pine-filled forests, soaking in lakeside sunsets, spending long weekends at the cabin, and simply enjoying what makes living in the north so great. She designs everything right here in Minnesota and gives 5% of sales to The Minnesota Land Trust to help them protect and restore Minnesota’s most vital wild spaces. Mostly known for her creative and fun stickers, Wild North Co offers an array of Minnesota-inspired goods! New for holiday she even made the cute 12 days of sticker pack which I cannot wait to open and surprise myself!

Shop at or follow her @wildnorthco on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne20 for 20% off your entire order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/25


Always on my feet, I never go anywhere without my Minnetonkas! I am in love with their Home and Away collection as it has a style for every occasion and trip I go on. Plus they are all indoor/outdoor so I can zip in and out as I need to without changing shoes. New this year they have a cute MN-branded slipper too. These are always one of my favorite gifts to receive and give 🙂 Mostly because cozy season lasts so long over here in Minnesota!

Shop at or follow them @Minnetonka on Instagram

Discount Code: Use LizanneLately-15 for 15% off + Free Shipping over $50

Dates Valid: Now – 1/13


I discovered GiftyWrap at a local market a few years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since. At the core of her business, owner and founder Mahogany describes GiftyWrap as joyful, inclusive, and midwestern and aims for her business to be a safe space to find celebratory products for all. GiftyWrap has a Midwest flair that replicates Minnesota’s love for the outdoors and its commitment to artistry. Not only does she has amazing designs but she also supports local artists by having their designs on her wrapping paper too!

Shop at or follow @giftywrap on Instagram

Discount Code: Starting 11/21 order 3+ rolls at $10ea + Free shipping on orders $50+

Northern Ties

What started as a project to pass the time during the start of the pandemic, Founder Jacklyn has officially turned Northern Ties into a thriving eCommerce brand from her home in Monticello, Minnesota. Specializing in a technique that uses bleach to change the coloring of clothing, also referred to as reverse tie dye, her products are unique and one-of-a-kind. In 2022, the product line continues to expand with new items that are embroidered and screen printed in-house! Be sure to give Jacklyn a follow on social too. You can expect sassy, no filter, and behind-the-scenes content about what it is like being a small business owner.
Shop at or follow @northerntiesmn on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne for Free shipping all season long

Dates Valid: Now – through 12/31

Thumbs Cookies

Tiny Cookies, made with love, Thumbs Cookies is woman-owned and operated, and one of my top recommendations for gifting! Conveniently priced, these little cookies bring so much joy and nostalgic flavor. Make sure to check out their holiday flavors like the Cookie Luxe Box or the Peppermint Holiday Bark Box.

Shop at and follow on Instagram @thumbscookies on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne for 15% off your entire order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/31

Whirls and Purls

Winter is coming and what better way to keep your head and ears warm and toasty! My friend Jenny founded Whirls and Purls and makes these handmade, one-of-a-kind luxury knitted accessories in Minneapolis. She is always using fun colors and patterns so you never know what she’ll come up with! While last year I donned the blue (pictured above), this year I snagged the maroon and gold hat this season – perfect for the Gopher Fans in your life!

Shop at or follow at @_whirlsandpurls on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne10 for 10% your entire order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/20

Northmade Co

Northmade Co is a small family-owned Minnesota Clothing Company with an adorable shop in St. Paul! Started by Brian and his wife Jamie, Brian works with local artists to make his visions come alive for Northmade products. All goods are designed and printed in the Twin Cities and I have to say their Minnesota designs absolutely nail it on the head. Their Purple & Gold collection is perfect for the wishful Vikings fans in your life (but hey, this could be the year!) or my favorite is the city felt sweatshirts too! Pictured here is another personal favorite – their MN sauna tee 🙂

Shop at NorthMade.Co or follow at @northmadeco on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne15 for 15% off your entire order

Dates Valid: No Expiration Date

Morey and Me

Morey & Me was inspired by Morey, founder Melissa’s playful, sassy, and always fun retriever. Their business began in a 500-square-foot apartment in Northern New York during the pandemic where they traveled to and from farmers’ markets with their treat cart delivering dogs what they deserve, freshly baked biscuits!
They are now back home in Minnesota for good baking limited-ingredient dog treats. The treats are all-natural, gluten-free, and baked fresh upon order plus they offer customization and bake custom-cut shapes! Some of their treats resemble hooman food just because, “there’s a little bit of hooman in all of us” – Morey.

Shop at or follow at @morey_and_me on Instagram

Discount Code: Use SANTAPAWS for 15% off

Chill Boys

Created by an expert team of clothing designers in St. Paul, Chill Boys was founded by a bunch of real guys who just wanted the most comfortable boxers! Their products are made from Bamboo performance fabrics – giving you unmatched softness, cooling, and stretch. Not to mention they are moisture-wicking and quick dry. Eric tested out the boxer briefs, long johns, and hoodie, and let’s just say he’s ready to place another order! He loved how comfortable, cool and soft they were! The entire line features hoodies, tees, boxers/briefs, and socks. I even threw on the hoodie and loved it too!

Shop at or follow at @chillboys on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne for 15% off your First Order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/31

Dates Valid: Now -12/25 (not valid Black Friday Weekend, but stay tuned for a different discount)

Katie White Earrings

Katie started making clay jewelry this past spring while she was waiting at the Mayo Clinic for a heart transplant.  After her transplant in May, she took her hobby and turned it official as she began selling her earrings and coined it Katie White Designs! Making jewelry gave her a purpose and pushed her through her recovery. She realized that when she wasn’t feeling good, all she needed was a fun pair of earrings to make her feel better. A little more human. Katie makes jewelry because she wants to bring a little joy to other people, and brighten their days just a bit.

Shop at KatieWhiteDesigns.Store or follow at @katiewhitedesigns15 on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne20 for 20% off your order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/25

Sisu & Lolyl Sauna

I couldn’t resist having one of my favorite experiences on my gift guide this season. Sisu + Löyly is located in Grand Marais, MN, and is my favorite Sauna experience in Minnesota. Located on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior, you can enjoy breathtaking views from the sauna as you enjoy their serene space. Sip a cup of locally sourced tea or coffee, listen to the waves or the crackling fire outside, or warm in their cozy inside space as well. It really is a magical experience if you find yourself in Grand Marais. Give the gift of this experience this season!

Book online at or follow at @sisuandloylysauna on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne10 for 10% off your booking

Dates Valid: Code is good for booking online through 12/23 (can apply to any open dates past 12/23, as long as booked by 12/23)

Kinder Coffee

Located in Central MN, Kinder Coffee Lab was started by 3 friends who truly had a passion for coffee and the magical togetherness that first sip can bring when enjoyed together. This year, they opened their first brick-and-mortar cafe in St. Cloud and I highly suggest popping in when you’re in the area. Their St Germain Dark roast is always in stock at my house – it’s SO good. Their beans and coffee are hands down one of my favorites in Minnesota. If you haven’t tried them yet, their holiday Brew Box is the perfect option to give them a try! Plus it comes with an amazing Ceramic V60 for pour-overs.

Shop online at or follow at @kindercoffeelab on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne5 for $5 off the Holiday Brew Box

Dates Valid: Now – 12/25

Hagen & Oats

Shop online at or follow at @hagenandoats on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne5 for $5 off Cribbage Boards

Dates Valid: Now – 12/25

Wondrous Crane

Wondrous Crane is a company where the pottery is made to hold wonder. The name, Wondrous Crane, comes from a place of hope and finding those moments of joy. Emily’s grandparents met in a Japanese Internment Camp during WWII. They were both born in the U.S. but, because of their Japanese ancestry, they were ripped away from their homes and families. They were dealt a horrible hand but managed to make a wondrous life together. They always taught Emily to make the most out of every situation and that is why she chooses to create beautiful pottery for people to enjoy every day. Her work is truly a work of art but perfect for everyday wonder.

Shop at or follow at @wonderouscrane on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne15 for 15% off your entire order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/24


Designed, formulated, and manufactured in Minneapolis, MN, Odele is applying decades of experience in beauty, product development, and retail—as well as the lens of motherhood—to build a lifestyle brand for real life. This brand of gender-neutral hair care and more is clean and approachable and has quickly taken space in my shower and bathroom. I am in love with every single one of their products! My hair has never felt better or looked healthier since switching to Odele!

Shop at or follow @odelebeauty on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne20 for 20% off your first order

Dates Valid: Now – 1/1/23


When it comes to making a great cocktail, fresh, quality ingredients are key! At Mixly Cocktail Co. they never cut corners to ensure every bottle delivers a great drinking experience. Mixly uses real fruit and freshly squeezed juices. along with honey to slightly sweeten and balance the flavors, but never to overpower. Whether you’re making cocktails for a crowd, or a mocktail for yourself, the versatile flavors of Mixly will delight and refresh! Their sample pack is a great holiday host gift or a great stocking stuffer!

Shop at or follow at @mixlycocktailco on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne15 for 15% off your entire order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/24

Minny Tees

Minny Tees is a local, woman-owned business that focuses on original, creative designs for apparel. Started in 2022 by a Minnesota native, the company has been an empowering outlet for spreading positive messages and connecting with the community. Holly, the founder, is such a joy and really puts her love and positivity into her designs!

Shop on Etsy or follow at @minnytees on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne5 for $5 off your order (excluding ornaments)

Dates Valid: Now – 12/31

El Vergel Store

Isa moved from Venezuela to Minnesota in 2018 due to a social crisis in her home country. As she’s always been passionate about candles, she decided to turn her love and hobby into a business after getting some nudges from her friends and family about her great candles, thus creating The Vergel Store. Her candle names were chosen based off Spanish words that are rarely used but have beautiful meanings. She also decided to write the meaning in Spanish as well, so in that way, your homework is to learn a bit of our beautiful language. Isa hopes to not only have you enjoy her candles but share a Spanish word with a loved one.

Shop at or follow at @thevergelstore on Instagram

Discount Code: Use Lizanne15 for 15% off your entire order

Dates Valid: Now – 12/15


I hope you enjoyed my small but mighty curated gift guide this year. Whether you’ve heard of these brands before or found someone new, I hope it inspires you to get out and shop small whether it be this season or all year long.

Happy Shop Small Season + Happy Holidays!



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