From world class font artists to jewelry designers, there are many talented people artisans who live in Minneapolis. Luckily there are a few stores in the city that carry products that showcase this local talent (as well as the work of some national artists as well). Here are my three top picks.
2309 W. 50th Street Minneapolis, 55410
Located in Southwest Minneapolis, Paper Hat is a true Minneapolis gem. Owner Greta Norlander curates a diverse collection with items ranging from delightful to downright edgy. From handmade soaps to animal paintings to beautiful handmade jewelry, you’re sure to find the perfect Minneapolis souvenir at Paper Hat. If you’re in town on a Thursday evening, stop by for the craft happy hour event and make a little something of your own!
3800 Grand Ave South, Minneapolis, 55409
Located at the corner of 38th and Grand in South Minneapolis, Digs boasts a large selection of paper goods (think letterpress notecards and handmade journals), charming dolls made out of recycled materials, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, ceramics (I am currently coveting the over-sized striped coffee mugs), and more. In addition to carrying some of the most unique gifts to be found in the Twin Cities, Digs owner Linda Schneewind also stocks an impressive selection of vintage and contemporary fabrics, ribbons, and yarn. Stop in to do a little shopping or take a knitting class!
I Like You
501 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55413
Located in Northeast Minneapolis, I Like You is pure fun. From the t-shirts boasting Minneapolis-specific slogans to the button jewelry to the witty notecards to the MN license plate cuff bracelets to the stuffed “monster” toys, the selection at I Like You will have you saying “I like it!” over and over again. This lighthearted shop is a great place to stock up on gifts for all of the special people in your life. Not in Minneapolis at the moment? Shop their online retail site!
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