2009 Holiday Gift Guide: Twin Cities

Want to be a shining star this holiday season? Check out these local shops for the perfect gift for him, her and baby, too.

Updated: December 01, 2009

Gifts for Her


4646 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

For a trinket, card, handmade wares and all sorts of sweet fares, Corazon on Lake Street has everything her heart desires. This little shop offers gifts galore--like soaps, bowls, sweaters and books--that are sure to satisfy the hard-to-please.

I Like You

501 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

For locally made hats, gloves, cards, kids? clothes, jewelry and all things adorable under the sun, I Like You is your one-stop shop for the perfect gift for mom, girlfriend, sister, cousin, grandma, boss and every woman on your list.

Gifts for Him

Muddy Pig

162 N Dale St, St Paul, MN 55102

This St. Paul bar/restaurant offers so many beers on tap that a gift certificate is like a one-way ticket to another world. You might not be able to afford a ticket to Germany, but you can give him a pass to a night out with the boys at this hip and laid-back St. Paul joint.

Avalon On Grand

1652 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Along with stocking cute and kitschy gifts for her (cards, hats, collectibles and more) this shop located near McCalester College offers up hip gifts for him, too, like collectible action figures, books, posters and more.

Gifts for Kids

Baby Grand

1137 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

This baby boutique is about all things cute and trendy: hip bedding for baby; cute (and totally safe!) stuffed toys for toddlers; and furniture and strollers and car seats for new baby and new mom and dad, too.

Creative Kidstuff

4313 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

This local store is about all things fun and fundamental. Educational toys fill out this shop, but that doesn't mean they're boring. Everything is designed to inspire creativity and hours of enjoyment.