Holiday Shopping Events: 12/12-12/17

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

by Jahna Peloquin (image courtesy Minny & Paul) 

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:

Champagne Shopping at Roam: Roam Furniture & Lighting hosts its annual champagne shopping party for the holidays, offering 20 percent off stock and custom orders storewide. Wednesday from 10 am.–6 p.m. @ Roam Furniture & Lighting, 2914 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis,

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 @ 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, (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)

Dianne’s Custom Candles Warehouse Sale: Shop steeply discounted handcrafted candles by Dianne’s Custom Candles, a Burnsville-based manufacturer of several worldwide home fragrance brands. The sale includes many new and limited-edition items, including designer candles, reed diffusers, soy candles, votives, gifts, and more. Visit for more sale details. Open daily through Dec. 23 (Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.) @ Cub Foods at Crossroads Shakopee Center, 1278 Vierling Dr. E. Shakopee,

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,

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,

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,

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 Friday at 5:30 p.m. @ Puustelli USA Showroom, 1624 W. Lake St., Minneapolis 

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,

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

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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