#ShopRochMN | A Local Holiday Shopping Guide

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At Rochester MN Moms Blog, there is no question that we are passionate about all things local.  This extends to our holiday shopping needs as well! We’re proud to present our 2nd annual #ShopRochMN | A Local Holiday Shopping Guide!

We loved putting together this guide for you! No matter if you are shopping for the holidays or simply looking for a gift throughout the year, our #ShopRochMN Local Holiday Shopping Guide will help you find that unique gift. 

This is a sponsored Holiday Shopping Guide brought to you by this line-up of local businesses. Rochester MN Moms Blog happily recommends all of the items featured in this guide. We personally approached all companies for inclusion in our guide.

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TerraLoco | Momentum Wrap Bracelet

Woman-run and locally-owned specialty store featuring video gait analysis, unique brands you won’t find anywhere else, group runs & classes, and much more! We don’t just cater to runners – we carry yoga & athleisure wear, supportive work shoes, dress boots & winter boots. Momentum Wrap Bracelets are work-out and mom-friendly, a cheerleader on rough days, a distraction from hard workouts, and are as unique as you!

Empowered Wellness | One Month of Group Fitness Classes

Empowered Wellness & Fitness Studio has fun exercise classes for all levels of fitness and body types. We foster the whole person, including more than just exercise and nutrition. We love to get social, and members love chatting in our lobby before and after classes. We know our members well, and we’ll reach out personally to you to ensure you keep coming back. Enjoy a month of unlimited group fitness classes. We offer Zumba, Strength, Yoga, Dance HIIT and more!

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Counterpoint | LAFCO New York "Tree" Mini Reed Diffuser

Counterpoint Home, Counterpoint II, and CP3 are three design and lifestyle stores located in downtown Rochester! Whether you are interested in the newest innovations in contemporary design or have a love for the modern classics, these stores have something unique for you, your home and your office! With a one-of-a-kind selection of gift items for everyone on your list, plus free gift wrapping year round, the Counterpoint stores are your go-to for any occasion! The LAFCO New York “Tree” Mini Reed Diffuser is a fantastic gift.  Each art glass is hand blown and unique. The set contains a diffuser vessel, fill bottle, and 8 natural reeds. Diffusers are scented with natural, essential oil-based fragrances; fragrance solution is alcohol free. Perfect for the holiday, the “Tree” Fragrance is green and warm; has scents of pine needles, spruce, balsam fir, and incense to create a modern Christmas tree fragrance. 

ZZest Cafe & Bar | 5-in-1 Gift Card

The BEST gift EVER! A gift card that can be used at 5 different places! Starting with ZZest Cafe & Bar where we feature a fab Happy Hour every day 4-6 and dinner Monday through Saturday 4-10 p.m. Our chefs can put an amazing burger together, or a three-course chef tasting that’s available nightly. ZZest Lunch Counter and Market is conveniently located downtown, in the First Avenue Food Court. Open Monday through Friday, 11-6, and serving up delicious sandwiches, soups and salads, for those on the go. Grab cheeses, charcuterie, great food gifts, and chocolate indulgences in the adjacent market. 
Porch opens mid December featuring “Urban Farm Fare”. Think fried chicken, smoked meats, vegetable-forward sides, all chef created and plattered up to share with a group. Single plates are also available. Cellar opens Winter 2017. Cozy and slightly mysterious craft cocktail bar, great wine choices, and chef-driven small plates.

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Posh Boutique | The Urban Candle by Paddywax

Posh Boutique wants to help you find that perfect gift, whether that be for your boss or your BFF. Stop in to check out our wide selection of holiday gifts, or grab her a gift card to let her pick out her own gift! One of our staffs’ favorite picks is featured here – the Urban candle. This is a soy wax blend candle housed in a concrete vessel from the experts at Paddywax. This candle is made from all-natural materials and is hand poured in the US! Happy Holidays from Posh to you! 

GLAM Beauty Lounge

GLAM beauty lounge is a local makeup boutique that specializes in lashes, brows and makeup. We carry high-end luxury brands in the heart of downtown Rochester, MN. For the holidays, give the gift of a fun experience.  Our featured holiday item is 1 Makeup application lesson and full set of our ultra luxurious faux lash extensions!

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eth'tique | Clutch

eth’tique is a fashion truck with a mission. We strive to make ethical and fair trade fashion attractive and obtainable by carrying a diverse selection of relevant and trendy clothes, shoes, purses, and accessories for women. Finding the truck is fun in itself, and the diverse and purposeful product it carries just makes it that much better. The Dazzling Blue & Gold Moon Clutch is a unique, half-moon zippered clutch hand-crafted in Ethiopia from soft blue goat suede and classic vintage gold metallic sheepskin leather. Topped off with a chunky gold metal zipper, this clutch will keep all your pretty little things organized, safe, and chic!

 

Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester | Family Membership

Get Unlimited Play for One Great Price! Join today and revel in FREE fun all year long. A membership pays for itself in just a few visits. Treat your family to an entire year of boundless imagination and creativity. With rotating exhibits, interactive play, story time, sensory play, and endless opportunity for children (and adults) to use their imagination,  you will love all the Minnesota Children’s Museum – Rochester has to offer!

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Flowers by Jerry - Lux Boutique | S'well Water Bottle

Flowers by Jerry Lux Boutique is a women’s clothing shop that also features home decor and fresh flowers! We are conveniently located in TJMaxx Plaza.  We have a unique blend of fashion, floral, and home decor with new items arriving weekly! If you are looking for a unique gift (or even something for yourself!) stop in…we’d love to help you find just the right thing!  Our featured holiday item is the amazing S’well Water Bottle. They are made of the highest grade stainless steel and keep your drinks cold for 24 hours or warm for 12 hours! Stop in to see all the unique styles and colors available. 

Chocolaterie Stam | Chocolate Gift Boxes

Chocolaterie Stam sells fine European Chocolates and Fresh Artisan Gelato. Originating from Holland, the Stam family has been mastering the art of chocolate-making for over one- hundred years. Open seven days a week, with free in-town delivery, Chocolaterie Stam aims to make your gift the sweetest one available. Whether you are in the market for a small gift or a large one, Chocolaterie Stam’s Deluxe series is your answer. The Deluxe series comes in a range of sizes from 2 pieces to 80 pieces.

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Café Steam | Timonlino Tea Brewer

Café Steam is a locally-owned, independent coffee shop located right on Broadway Downtown Rochester Minnesota. Come down for a beverage, see some art, meet some friends, and enjoy your surroundings. Looking for the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life? The Timonlino Tea Brewer is the perfect device for steeping your loose-leaf tea at home. Made of Specialty grade BPA-free plastic, the gravity-powered brewer makes the perfect cup of tea every time. 

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Dwell Local

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Carroll's Corn

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Desserts by Danna

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A Child's Kingdom

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Gardenaire

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People's Food Co-Op

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Rochester Food Tours

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Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery

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Rochester Trolley & Tour Co.

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Soul Purpose

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Victoria's Ristorante & Wine Bar

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2 Responses to #ShopRochMN | A Local Holiday Shopping Guide

  1. Ann McElmury November 26, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    I would love the Zzest gift card as I have never been there and would love to take my husband.

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