Shop Local: Duluth Holiday Shopping Guide

Now, more than ever, small businesses need your support! I’ll be the first to say – it’s so easy to quickly order from big box retailers, but it is so much more impactful to shop small and shop local when you can. I’ve pulled together a list of my absolute favorite Duluth brands, makers & businesses to inspire your shopping this holiday season.

There is something here for everyone on your list (if I do say so myself) and almost all of these places have options for local pick up or ordering online (meaning you don’t have to be in the area and can shop safely from your couch 😘). I hope you enjoy this collection of businesses as much as I do! Happy Shopping!

 

White Spruce Market gift box

White Spruce Market

Based out of Duluth, this is a one-stop, online shop for all your gifting needs! White Spruce Market sources gifts from ALL over Minnesota, the Northland and beyond, so by supporting them, you’re actually supporting the dozens of makers & artisans that they carry! A true win, win!

Bonus: they are hosting a “Pay It Forward Giveaway” where you can nominate someone who deserves a pick-me-up. One winner will be chosen every other week until the holidays & you can nominate here!

  • PERFECT FOR: someone you’re missing, who lives far away, or that person on your list who already “has it all”
  • WHERE: Online only, ships nationwide
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Movo studio in Duluth

Movo Studio

This is my absolute favorite yoga/HIIT studio and I miss going to these in-person classes more than anything. Thankfully, they offer online classes you can enjoy from the comfort of your home until we’re able to go back in-person. All of the instructors are incredible, but Movo’s owner, Jess, is really what sets this studio apart from any other fitness studio I’ve tried. You’ll leave every class feeling better than when you came – mind, body & soul – guaranteed. Give the gift of a class pack or membership & the best part — I’ve got a code for new members when they sign up!

Use code “CREW” for $15 off of a month unlimited pass. That’s $30 for your first month. (Code expires 12.31.20 and is for new members only)

  • PERFECT FOR: wellness gurus or WFH professionals needing a break 
  • WHERE: based in Downtown Duluth + online!
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Hucklebeary Duluth

Hucklebeary Duluth

Anytime I walk into Hucklebeary I know I’ll be able to find something, whether or not I’m looking for it. 😉 From mugs, jewelry, throw blankets, craft kits and so much more this is the store that is the ultimate holiday shopper’s dream. They’ve also done a great job of offering plenty of ways to shop during these unprecedented times so you’ll have no hassle getting what you need from them. 

  • PERFECT FOR: your besties or mom (and a great spot for stocking stuffers!)
  • WHERE: Online, Curbside pick up, in-person shopping appointment or follow along on social 
  • SHOP ONLINE HERE!

 

Courage Goods pottery bowls

Courage Goods Pottery

You really can’t get any better than homemade pottery for a gift. And since we’re all cooking at home more and having less coffee to go and more coffee at home, there’s been no better time. All of the pieces at Courage Goods are SO beautiful and you can order anything from mugs to made to order bowl sets. (Note: her shop restocks sell out FAST, so make sure you’re following along to be in the know!)

  • PERFECT FOR: coffee lovers or cooking enthusiasts 
  • WHERE: Downtown Duluth + Online
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Cedar & Stone Sauna

Cedar & Stone Sauna

If you feel like giving experiences vs “stuff” look no further. Cedar & Stone offers a variety of sauna experience packages ranging from sunrise to happy hour to athletic recovery sessions, all of which are guided for the best experience possible.

  • PERFECT FOR: your mom or dad or anyone in need of a little self-care
  • WHERE: Canal Park + Online
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Flora North

Flora North

Whether you want to decorate your own home (either for Zoom get togethers or simply to deck the halls) or are looking for an easy way to brighten someone’s day, Flora North will not disappoint! Their floral arrangements, gifts and other decor items are a sure fire way to bring a smile to anyone’s face you gift them to. The best part is they’ve made it so safe to shop – whether you want to do a curbside pick up or shop via Instagram they have you covered. 

  • PERFECT FOR: mom, sister or hostess gift 
  • WHERE: Lincoln Park
  • SHOP HERE!

Zenith Bookstore

Zenith Bookstore

I couldn’t not have a bookstore here, right? Books make for such a go-to gift for just about anyone on your list and there’s a good chance everyone is looking for a little something to keep them busy. Hint: books are the perfect solution. 😘 And if you’re looking for ideas on what book to give, I share my favorites monthly! (And if you need more book recommendations, you know where to find me! I’ll chat books with anyone who will listen 🙌🏻)

  • PERFECT FOR: all the book lovers in your life
  • WHERE: West Duluth + online
  • SHOP HERE!

Atelier & Stone

Atelier & Stone:

Treat your lady or yourself to the most elegant handmade jewelry from Atelier & Stone. Everything Louise creates is magic and I’d be over the moon with anything from her shop. And no, this is not a shameless hint for my husband — he gifted me earrings from here last year, without prompting. He knows me well 🥰

  • PERFECT FOR: the ladies in your life
  • WHERE: online
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Naturalight candles

Naturalight Candles:

These candles are hand-poured in small batches along the shores of our dear Lake Superior and you honestly can’t go wrong with any of their scents. And because the other half of candle shopping is picking a cute label, these do not disappoint one bit in that department. If you’re in town, they have a brand new storefront in West Duluth and if not, you can shop online!

  • PERFECT FOR: everyone. Who doesn’t love candles??
  • WHERE: West Duluth + online
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Tin Cup Design

Tin Cup Design:

Jordan is one of my favorite local artists. Tin Cup Design is home to the most whimsical, heartwarming prints for your home and sure to delight the socks off any recipient. Her designs range from iconic Duluth landmarks, Scandinvaian inspired designs, seasonal landscapes and plenty of others in between. 

  • PERFECT FOR: your mom, your friend – any Minnesota lover in your life
  • WHERE: shop online
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Ivy Moon Boutique in Duluth

Ivy Moon

Regular clothes, remember them? Ivy Moon is an adorable clothing boutique and always has the greatest pieces to choose from! Whether you’re looking to give a fun holiday outfit or a new loungewear set, this place is your spot.

  • PERFECT FOR: anyone sick of their old sweatpants 
  • WHERE: Shop online or in-person
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Frost River

Frost River Trading Co. 

This is one of Ben’s favorites and is a go-to for so many from Duluth. They offer such high quality, Made in America packs, luggage, shoulder bags and apparel – essentially they have something for everyone!

  • PERFECT FOR: your husband/boyfriend or any outdoor enthusiast 
  • WHERE: Lincoln Park + Online
  • SHOP HERE!

 

Buy a gift card from your favorite local photographer 😘

I saved the one I had the most bias towards for last, but I truly do believe that capturing your memories makes for a beautiful gift. Have a couple in your life newly engaged? Looking to give a gift to your parents to get those family photos updated? Just looking for a reason to get you and your significant other out of your sweatpants? Reach out to your favorite local photographer about gift card options!

If you’d like to buy a gift card from me, I have an exclusive offer this holiday season for everyone’s favorite: mini sessions! For a limited time, mini sessions will be available for $350 and can be scheduled anytime in 2021. Reminder: my mini sessions are usually only available on a few select dates per year so don’t hesitate to jump on this offer if you’ve been wanting a mini session!

 

That’s a wrap on my favorite shops, brands, makers and places to shop this time of the year and always!

This post was so fun to create, and also SO hard to narrow down – which is a beautiful testament to Duluth and the abundance of creatives who fill it! Know that this is just a snapshot of all the incredible small businesses who fill our sweet town. If you’re willing, I’d love to know what your favorite local shops are in the comments below — whether it’s from my neck of the woods or yours. ❤️

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