Best Local Gift Shopping at MOA

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We’re always on the lookout for gifts with stories, and shopping local stores and brands adds an extra dimension to giving. Here are the top spots to shop local at Mall of America for gifts.


Uptown Minnesota

This holiday pop up is stocked with the best of Minnesota-made merchandise, from Faribault Woolen Mills scarves to Woodchuck journals, Urban Junket bags and Illume candles.

Uptown Minnesota
140 South Avenue


Hammer Made

The Minneapolis-based men’s brand is best known for its vibrant, European-cut dress shirts, but the accessories also make great gifts, from colorful toiletry bags to socks, pocket squares and socks—a cheap and safe way to show a little pizazz.

Hammer Made
108 South Avenue


Creative Kidstuff

The Twin Cities-based toy store has set up shop at MOA for the holidays. Find some MN brands in the mix with toys, games, and gear for babies and children. Bonus: Creative Kidstuff works in partnership with Sensational Beginnings, GreaterGood and Soles4Souls to facilitate the donation and distribution of product surplus to children worldwide.

Creative Kidstuff
166 South Avenue


JM Cremp’s

Another Minnesota-based company that focuses on boys with gifts geared for camping, fishing, science, and other active pursuits.

JM Cremp’s
240 North Garden


Lazy One, Etc.

Pajamas, slippers and lounge wear for the whole family from a local company with an “up north” moose-positive aesthetic.

Lazy One, Etc.
362 West Market


Intelligent Nutrients

The Minneapolis-based organic beauty company created by Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher offers value-priced gift sets for face, body, hair, travel, and relaxation.

Intelligent Nutrients
158 South Avenue


Aveda

Okay, technically, this beauty brand is owned by Estee Lauder, but it is still headquartered in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities, and the local labs are where those fragrant lotions, potions, and colors are created. Aveda gift sets are always a go to, with options under $20, all packaged, bow tied, and ready to give.

Aveda
288 West Market


I Love Minnesota

Look past the t-shirts, and you’ll find a good selection of Minnetonka Moccasins for kids and adults, plus books about Minnesota landmarks, food, and history. And novelties, such as holiday ornaments. The custom gift boxes make a great hostess gift: fill with Pearson’s Nut Rolls, and other local delicacies.

I Love Minnesota
372 West Market


Vikings Locker Room

For the sports nut, a store filled with all things purple and gold, including jerseys, hats, mugs, calendars, pennants, pencils, and foam fingers

Vikings Locker Room
126 East Broadway

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