2020 West St. Paul Gift Guide

2020 West St. Paul Holiday Gift Guide

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:

Amore Coffee

Amore Coffee T-shirts and mugs.

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.


The owner of West St. Paul’s Anytime Flowers also runs Artqwerkz, an Etsy shop that specializes in “handmade quirky-ness.”

Ase Artisan

Ase Artisan is an Etsy shop from a local artisan selling all kinds of jewelry, including bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

Better Politics, Please

A new book from a West St. Paul author and illustrator team encourages common ground in our polarizing political age. Learn more about the West St. Paul connection.

Available from Amazon in print and digital or from Etsy in print, digital, & swag packs (with free shipping).

City of West St. Paul

West Saint Paul, Minnesota T-shirt

Rock the official City of West St. Paul T-shirt: $15

Contact social@wspmn.gov or send a DM on Facebook or Twitter to arrange a purchase at City Hall.


Colors is a simple children’s book for toddlers by local Montessori parenting expert Nicole Kavanaugh.

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:

Ferrer Photography

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

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.

Katy Has Two Grampas book cover

Laska Creates

Laska Creates features a number of fun signs for your home.

Luke Spehar

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.

Michele’s Cookies

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.

Sarah Lew

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!

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

Thistle House Shop features small quilts and other crafts. You can find more of their creativity on Instagram.

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!):

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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