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The Ultimate #MYSAINTPAUL Gift Guide

The Ultimate #MYSAINTPAUL Gift Guide

Give your friends and family some local love; this is the ultimate gift list.

If you need a gift, there’s a Saint Paul shop that can help you out.

For a family: museum memberships. The Science Museum of Minnesota and Minnesota Children’s Museum offer annual memberships, and it’s one of those sought after gifts that keep giving.

For a cook: Cooks of Crocus Hill. This Grand Avenue store is a goldmine for anyone who is interested in cooking. From classes to cutlery and recipes, this is the perfect shop for the head chef in your kitchen.

For a local enthusiast: CorAzon. When you need art, jewelry, clothing, books, stationery and more and you want to support local business, you’ll probably find most of what you need at CorAzon. The Cathedral Hill shop is a great place to explore for local gifts.

For a chocolate lover: Legacy Chocolates. Chocolate bark. Chocolate truffles. Chocolate sauce. Hot chocolate. Legacy Chocolates is dedicated to chocolate as a craft, so pick up some sweetness at this local shop that only uses real butter, cream and cocoa.

For a foodie: Golden Fig. Each week, food creator Laurie McCann Crowell blends spices, vinegars and sugars and sells them in her store, Golden Fig Fine Foods. With a gift from Golden Fig, you’ll be giving your favorite foodie some of the freshest local flavor available.

For a well-dressed guy: Heimie’s Haberdashery. Since it opened in the historic Hamm’s building more than 90 years ago, Heimie’s Haberdashery is where to find the most elegant suits, shirts, shoes, hats, travel gear and more for men in Saint Paul--especially men who appreciate classic, traditional style.

For the gem in your life: Landmark Jewelers. If you’re looking for fine jewelry, Landmark Jewelers is one of the most experienced shops in the cities.

For a bookworm: Common Good Books. In Garrison Keillor’s bookshop, you’re sure to find a book that your favorite reader can’t wait to get their hands on. (For a bonus gift, plan a day around our guide to Saint Paul’s literary ties.)

For a beer drinker: The Beer Dabbler. For all things craft beer, The Beer Dabbler has your back. While you might find a pair of socks, set of glassware or gallery of posters that showcase a love for beer, don’t forget that tickets to the Beer Dabbler event are also a great gift.

For a sports fanatic: The Minnesota Wild. In the State of Hockey, a gift regarding the Wild is always appropriate. Whether you want to splurge on tickets or find something special in the Hockey Lodge, we’re sure you’ll find a winning gift.

For a world traveler: El Burrito Mercado. Your travel enthusiast might want to stop by this shop in person to experience the shop’s tremendous food sometime, but El Burrito Mercado is one of the greatest spots to find gifts, too. One of the owners personally travels to Mexico annually to hand-pick gifts for the store’s front.

For an animal lover: Sonnen Pet Shop. This is also a great stop to find something special for your own pet! Sonnen’s Pet Shop has been around since 1934, and it’s known for its fantastic selection of fish.

For a fashionable friend: Scarborough Fair Shop. This West 7th shop is stocked with the latest fashions by artisan designers in the cities, and the styles range from casual to romantic. If you’re shopping for someone who has a unique look, this is a great place to check out.

For more-than-a-friend: Flirt Boutique. This lingerie store carries styles reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, and the store’s customer service makes Flirt a comfortable shopping experience for anyone who visits. Aside from lingerie, this is also a great boutique for jewelry, bubble bath and other luxury gifts.

For a treat to yourself: Garden of Eden. This is a great store to find lotions, salts and other products that will help you relax and take care of your body. Garden of Eden’s product lines come from a variety of places around the world, and every item is sustainable, animal-friendly and environmentally safe.


Best of luck finding a perfect gift, and we’d love to hear which Saint Paul stores you’ll visit. Let us know on Twitter and Facebook.