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Holiday Shopping Events: 12/12-12/17


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One of Minny & Paul's pre-made holiday gift boxes

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This holiday season, made your gift shopping experience a little more pleasant by attending festive gatherings hosted by local shops and brands. Check out these festive gatherings this week to socialize and imbibe while you shop: 

Bumble Presents Local Love with Minny & Paul: Build your own holiday gift box filled with handcrafted goods by local makers at this event hosted by Bumble and gift-box brand, Minny & Paul. A ticket ($45 @ eventbee.com) includes a custom gift box to give as a gift or keep for yourself, bites from Holy Land, drinks, and networking. Check out this round-up of Minnesota-made holiday boxes on the MNMO Style blog for seasonal offerings from Minny & Paul and others. Wednesday from 6–8 p.m. @ Minny & Paul Studio, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE. #247, Minneapolis, minnyandpaul.com (Bonus: Minny & Paul also pops up at the Hewing Hotel with a selection of their pre-made boxes, including their new holiday boxes, this Sunday from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., 300 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis)

Holiday Shopping with Joynoëlle: Stop by the design studio of local fashion label, Joynoëlle, for a hands-on shopping experience. Choose from several styles and fabrics to design your own handbag—to keep for yourself or give as a gift—to be handcrafted by designer Joy Teiken in time for the holidays, or choose from hundreds of fabrics to collaborate with the designer a custom-fitted skirt. Also, shop the designer’s sample sale featuring past collection dress and skirt samples (most in sizes 2–8). Wednesday from 5:30–8:30 p.m. @ Joynoëlle Boutique & Atelier, 312 W. 42nd St., Minneapolis, joynoelle.com

Cait Courneya Pop-up: Shop original artwork, prints, note cards, calendars, and the new home goods line by local artist and fashion illustrator, Cait Courneya, at this pop-up event hosted by Gray Home + Lifestyle. The designer’s new home goods line features wrapping paper, tea towels, prints, and throw pillows created from three abstract, modern, hand-painted patterns. Thursday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. @ Gray Home + Lifestyle, 366 Water St., Excelsior, grayhomeandlifestyle.com

Karen Morris Millinery Warehouse Sample Sale: Save up to 60 percent on handmade hats by local milliner, Karen Morris, at this warehouse sale event at her Northeast Minneapolis shop. Plus, shop jewelry, handbags, and wallets from several other local designers, marked up to 50% off, a trunk show featuring the winter collection of local label, House of Gina Marie, giveaways, and refreshments. Thursday from 4–7 p.m. @ Karen Morris Millinery Store, 326 E. Hennepin Ave. #206, Minneapolis. RSVP on eventbrite.com

Guys’ Night Out at Flirt: Guys who could use some extra help with holiday shopping for their wives and girlfriends should check out Flirt Boutique’s Guys’ Night Out shopping event. The luxe lingerie and loungewear boutique is offering custom gift packages in collaboration with special guests, including craft spirits from Treboles and Key Vodka, chocolate bonbons by Mademoiselle Miel, jewelry and gifts from Valise Boutique & Apothecary, and fine jewelry (plus some men’s watches) from R&B Diamonds, plus refreshments. Thursday from 5–8 p.m. @ Flirt Boutique, 177 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, flirt-boutique.com

Atmosfere’s Holiday Party & Sale: The North Loop men’s store is hosting an evening of festive happenings, exclusive sales, and giveaways. Save 20% on the purchase of one item, 30% off a second item of equal or lesser value, or 40% off a third item of equal or lesser value, and any purchase over $100 will be entered to win a free suit. A representative from pant brand, DL1961, will be on hand with a full collection of fits, fabrics, and sizes, and any purchase will be entered to win a pair of pants of your choice. Plus: A pop-up from apparel brand, Saint Minneapolis, festive cocktails, and snacks. Thursday from 5–9 p.m. @ Atmosfere, 730 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, facebook.com/Atmosfere

Nordic Neverland at Cliché: The hip Uptown shop hosts a free, in-store winter fashion show featuring exclusive new mini collections from local designers Jenny Carle and Mikaela Harrod, alongside artfully styled looks from Cliché’s winter arrivals. Plus, save 20% off storewide, receive a limited-edition reusable Cliché logo tote with a purchase of $200 or more, and enjoy drinks and snacks while you shop. Thursday from 6–9 p.m. @ Cliché, 2403 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, clichempls.com

Designer Showcase: KES: North Loop women’s boutique, Queen Anna, hosts a holiday party with special guest stylist, Luis Roman Verá, from New York–based label, KES. The stylist will showcase a specialty curated presentation of the label’s fall/winter 2017 collection featuring modern silhouettes and luxe fabrics. Thursday from 7–9 p.m. @ Queen Anna, 109 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, queenanna.co

Oie Jewelry Open House & Holiday Sale: Take 30% off all current styles from local jewelry line, Oie Jewelry, during this open house and sale event. Made from fine quality gemstones and precious metals, Oie Jewelry blends timeless designs with unexpected cuts and color combinations. Shop classic Oie pieces as well as one-of-a-kind designs from designer Liz Oie’s recent trip to Paris. Plus, enjoy light snacks and drinks. Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. @ Oie Jewelry Studio, 1625 Viewcrest Ln., Burnsville, oiejewelry.com

ScarfShop Pop-up: Local designer Martha McQuade is bringing her ScarfShop collection to sustainable fashion boutique, Hazel & Rose, for a three-day pop-up event. Shop McQuade’s organic cotton, wool, and organic cashmere scarves, all hand-dyed in Minneapolis. Plus, Hazel & Rose will offer surprise in-store specials throughout the weekend on its stylish selection of ethical goods. Friday–Sunday @ Hazel & Rose, 945 Broadway St. NE. #220, Minneapolis, shophazelandrose.com

Puustelli Holiday Event: Finnish modern cabinetry brand, Puustelli, hosts a holiday event at its new Uptown showroom. Celebrate the season and learn more about Scandinavian holiday traditions, including treats and decorations, with Scandinavian holiday appetizers and baked treats by Chef Anna, Glögg, wine, and more. RSVP at puustelliusa.com. Friday at 5:30 p.m. @ Puustelli USA Showroom, 1624 W. Lake St., Minneapolis 

Spot Spa’s Holiday Party: Join Spot Spa for its annual holiday party and customer appreciation event. The natural skincare spa will be offering complimentary mini spa treatments, Love Heals deck readings, Sun Potion cocktails, and treats. Plus, from Friday through Sunday, receive an extra $25 gift card when you purchase $100 in gift cards, in store and online. Sunday from 2–6 p.m. @ Spot Spa Uptown, 1600 W. Lake St. #100, Minneapolis, spotspas.com

Check out these holiday markets this week for more holiday shopping:

The Great Northeast Make Merry: Minneapolis Craft Market has teamed up with Frank & Erneset Markets for a series of craft markets at Sociable Cider Werks for three Thursdays in December. Shop handcrafted goods and food by local makers while sipping Sociable’s craft cider. Thursday from 4–9 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com

Studio 451 Holiday Party: Shop handmade goods from makers including 3 Jäg Design jewelry by Betty Jäger, Meg Brown Ceramics, Ritual Print Co., Jennifer Chilstrom, and more,  plus a photo booth, drinks, and snacks. Thursday from 5–10 p.m. @ Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE., Minneapolis; visit the Facebook page for more info

Nordic Julemarket: This second annual event takes inspiration from Christmas traditions from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The event features nearly 30 local artisans and vendors, plus traditional folk dancing, live music, food trucks, and Nordic-inspired craft beer by Utepils Brewing. Friday & Saturday from noon–10 p.m. @ Utepils Brewing Company, 225 Thomas Ave. N., Minneapolis, nordicjulemarket.com

Studio 125 x Wit & Delight Holiday Market: Cooperative creative space, Studio 125, is joining forces with popular lifestyle blog, Wit & Delight, for a holiday market featuring a curated selection of local makers including Thymes, Idun, Hackwith Design House, Hello Adorn, The Golden Rule, Arden Trading Co., and Arlee Park. Saturday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. @ Studio 125, 1621 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, studio125.co

The White Page Winter Artist Market: Shop handcrafted jewelry, original artwork, ceramics, apothecary goods, artisanal foods, and much more during this two-day pop-up market hosted by Minneapolis indie art gallery, the White Page. Vendors highlights include Inesse ceramics by Ben Fiess; There There Collective's colorful jewelry, ceramics, and prints; Belle Isle Design Co.'s minimalist jewelry; and Double Peace Studio's '70s-era vintage threads. Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; view the Facebook invite for more info

Strange Girls Holiday Night Market: Local artist collective, A Conspiracy of Strange Girls, joins with Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts for a holiday shopping event featuring goods from more than 30 of the Girls and special guests. Makers include 3 Jäg Design jewelry by Betty Jäger, Black Spoke Leather Co. accessories, Blkk Hand tintype photography, Cabinet of Curious Clay ceramics, Lulu Organics hair powder, plus DJs, prizes, and craft beer. Saturday from 6 p.m.–midnight @ Modist Brewing Company, 505 N. 3rd St., Minneapolis; view the Facebook invite for more info

Plant-Based Holiday Market: Shop a variety of goods, including bath and beauty products, artisan food, clothing, and pet items, from nearly a dozen local vegan-friendly brands, including PLNT BSD, Noble Soap, Anywhere Apparel, and Azizi Chocolates. Saturday from noon–2 p.m. @ Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE., Minneapolis

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Winter Gift Market: Find one-of-a-kind gifts made by 47 local makers with products spanning artisan food products, jewelry, handbags, pet products, organic skincare, wood crafts, knits, original art, baby goods, and hand-poured candles. Highlights include Nickichicki’s bright, patterned knit hats and Nest Pure’s sustainable cork handbags, plus food trucks, craft demos, and live music. Saturday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska; view the Facebook invite for more info

Sip 'N' Shop at Intelligent Nutrients: The organic skin and hair care brand is hosting a holiday makers market featuring nearly a dozen local brands, makers, and retailers. Shop women's clothing and accessories from Roe Wolfe and C'est Chic boutiques, fair-trade jewelry by Fair Anita, and screen-printed apparel by PLNT BSD, plus enjoy complimentary acupuncture, facials, psychic readings, and hair styling, cocktails featuring Tattersall Distillery, Prohibition Kombucha, and Revel Spirits, and food from Blue Plate Restaurant Co. and Salty Tart. Register for this free event at eventbrite.comSaturday from 3–6 p.m. @ Intelligent Nutrients, 983 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, intelligentnutrients.com

Minneapolis Artist & Flea Market: This 5th annual holiday market features handmade home goods, jewelry, original artwork, modern embroidery, and vintage finds from the Bryant-Lake Bowl’s creative staff and friends. Vendors include Kollektiv—specializing in Scandinavian-inspired, found home goods and fashion for men and women—and Bear Bones Wood Designs, which creates one-of-a-kind frames from salvaged wood. Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. @ Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; view the Facebook invite for more info

Flourish Winter Market: Join artist collective, Flourish, for an afternoon pop-up boutique with handmade goods by more than 20 local artisans. Goods include handmade ceramics, jewelry, accessories, baby and kids’ goods, textiles, prints, paintings, stationery, woodworking, bath and body, candles, and home décor, plus refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. Makers include Jovy Rockey Jewelry, Mayamade apoethecary goods, and Little Ren Creations plus dolls. Sunday, Dec. 17 from 1–5 p.m. @ Black Dog Café, 308 Prince St., St. Paul; view the Facebook invite for more info

Inbound BrewCo Holiday Market: Get your last-minute holiday shopping in at this holiday market hosted by Minneapolis brewery, Inbound BrewCo. Shop goods from several vendors including Fair Anita’s fair-trade jewelry, United Goods’ state icons framed prints, and wood and steel artwork by Torch & Timber Co. The dog-friendly event includes an adoptable dog kissing booth and dog photos with Santa for a $5 donation to 4 Pits Sake Rescue. Sunday, Dec. 17 from noon–6 p.m. @ Inbound BrewCo, 701 N. 5th St., Minneapolis; view the Facebook invite for more info

Mill City Farmers Winter Market: The weekly Mill City Farmers Market has gone indoors for the season. In addition to the usual farmers market produce and artisan foods, shop for handmade gifts, kitchenware, jewelry, home goods, handwoven fair-trade baskets, and more from a rotating mix of makers including House of Talents, Celina Kane hats, Wild Birds Flying, Indigo & Snow, Oh Dier, Jeanne Beatrice Market Baskets, Matthew Krousey Ceramics, Crookedwood, and Aprilierre jewelry. Saturdays from Dec. 2–Dec. 16 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. @ 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, millcityfarmersmarket.org

A Handmade Holiday Market: Shop goods from more than 20 local makers spanning jewelry, leather goods, home goods, clothing and accessories, pet supplies, and more in this holiday makers market curated by Minneapolis Craft Market while sipping Lakes & Legends’ seasonal selection of craft beer. Saturdays through Dec. 16 @ Lakes & Legends Brewing, 1368 LaSalle Ave., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com

50th & France Winter Markets: Every Saturday, the 50th & France shopping district hosts weekly winter pop-up markets featuring handcrafted gifts from local artists and makers, plus strolling carolers and kids’ activities. Saturdays through Dec. 16 from noon–3 p.m. @ Edina 5-0 Mall between Title Nine and Annika Bridal on W. 50th St., Edina, 50thandfrance.com

Linden Hills Holiday Market: Produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Craft Market, the Linden Hills Holiday Market features handcrafted goods and food items from more than 60 vendors every Sunday inside the Sunnyside Gardens greenhouse. Sundays through Dec. 17 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. @ Sunnyside Gardens, 3723 44th St. W., Minneapolis, mplscraftmarket.com

Visit the MNMO Style blog for more holiday markets & pop-ups. 

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