Thanks to Amore Coffee for their support.
The holidays are upon us and it’s a good time to shop local and support West St. Paul businesses and organizations. There are tons of great gifts you can get for your loved ones, right here in West St. Paul.
We’ve got a selection of some West St. Paul goodies to add to your list:
New swag is arriving soon: Sweatshirts, long-sleeve shirts, knit hats, and more. Fresh roasted coffee and gift cards are also available.
Get a free travel cup with $100 account deposit.
Visit Amore Coffee to purchase.
Ase Artisan is an Etsy shop from a local artisan selling all kinds of jewelry, including bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.
Better Politics, Please
City of West St. Paul
Rock the official City of West St. Paul T-shirt: $15
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or send a DM on Facebook or Twitter to arrange a purchase at City Hall.
Edgar Herrera Artwork
Local artist Edgar Herrera has created several works of art that keep popping up in the community. They’re available in a few places:
- Robert Street Boardwalk 8.5×11 framed print (learn more): Available on Etsy
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg 4×6 postcard: Available while supplies last at Amore Coffee or Etsy
- Black Lives Matter lawn sign (learn more): Available at Edgar’s Doodles as quantities last.
Assorted products from local photographer Joe Ferrer featuring West St. Paul scenes, including mugs, puzzles, magnets, prints, and more.
Gracie Belle Magic
Who knew West St. Paul had its own Ollivander? Gracie Belle Magic makes handmade wands. You can customize your wand and pick your own style, shape, color, and crystal.
Henry Sibley Warriors
A plethora of Sibley Warriors swag is available to show your local high school pride, including hoodies, shirts, bags, buttons, and more. Also, some local stores carry Warriors swag, including CVS and Target.
JC Castillo does online sales through Facebook, selling clothes, masks, jewelry, and more. She often does live sales with raffles (in Spanish).
Jillian Nicola Jewelry
Jillian Nicola Jewelry creates handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces, so everything is different and unique. Look for a 30% off Black Friday sale from November 26 to 28.
Katy Has Two Grampas
Earlier this year, West St. Paul resident Julie Lyford completed a successful Kickstarter project for her book, Katy Has Two Grampas. The book tells the true story of Lyford’s daughter trying to explain her family.
You can pre-order the book now and you’ll get a decorative gift certificate, fun Pride stickers and swag, plus an autographed copy of the book when it becomes available.
Laska Creates features a number of fun signs for your home.
Local musician Luke Spehar has been making music since his teens and toured with Grammy-winner Ben Harper. Spehar has music, shirts, and handmade mugs available.
Cookes are just the start of the tempting baked goods available from Michele’s Cookies. You can call, text, or message your order. Current selection includes chocolate chip, pistachio dark chocolate, happy birthday, and Payshee’s popcorn awesomeness.
Pretty Hand Drawn
This local Etsy shop focuses on custom watercolors, floral line art, and digital art.
Local artist Sarah Lew describes herself as a “professional mess-maker” and has works available including prints, originals, stickers, and more. She’s also offering a 30% West St. Paul Reader discount when you use code WSP2020.
Standout Proud! offers a number of Pride flags, jewelry, and accessories. The Glitter Kitty Keychain has been especially popular after a viral TikTok video showed how this style of keychain can be helpful for self defense.
St. Croix Lutheran Academy
Get a host of St. Croix Lutheran Academy apparel, including shirts, hoodies, pants, hats, and more.
The Third Agate
The Third Agate sells simple, handmade jewelry featuring Lake Superior Agates. Look for some additional inventory by Black Friday, including rings.
Thistle House Shop
West St. Paul Reader
Assorted West St. Paul swag, including T-shirts, hoodies, onesies, bags, magnets, and more—all supporting West St. Paul Reader.
This local product designer and knife maker has some unique creations in his online shop, including some high-end (and fast-selling) knives as well as winter hats.
These minimalist handmade toys are a creation of West St. Paul artist Travis Olson. You can spot them on Instagram
, but right now the only place to get your own is the Dodge Nature Center’s virtual Winter Craft Bazaar. A few are included in the auction, so act fast. The auction is now over and Olson has re-opened his shop.
Zebra Cat Zebra
Get a subscription to the zine by local artist Carolyn Swiszcz, which has frequently featured West St. Paul stories. You can also buy individual copies of the West St. Paul-focused editions (they make great stocking stuffers!):
- Signal Hills Shopping Center: $3.50
- West St. Paul Places of Interest: $3.50
- Let There Be Donuts: $3.50
More Local Shopping
But don’t stop with our list. There are tons more local goodies out there. Consider supporting the many local restaurants and services in town by giving your friends and family a gift card.
There are also a few other opportunities to do some shopping:
- Dodge Nature Center Craft Bazaar: The annual Winter Craft Bazaar to benefit the Dodge Nature Preschool has switched to an online auction. It runs November 23 through December 5. There will be some buy-it-now items if you’re not up for the auction component.
- Secret Holiday Shop: The City of West St. Paul can’t host their holiday shop in person, so they’re going online for the 7th annual event where kids can shop for family and friends. Kids can shop online now through December 2, and pick up gifts at Harmon Park on Dec. 19.
Did we miss a holiday event or West St. Paul gift? Let us know.
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