This holiday shopping guide is sponsored by the businesses below.
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 3rd annual Shop #RochMN : 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 Shop #RochMN Local Holiday Shopping Guide will help you find a very special, unique gift.
TerraLoco :: Enso Silicone Rings
TerraLoco is your one stop shop for your active & adventurous lifestyle! Female owned and operated, our primary focus is on getting you moving with high-quality footwear and apparel. We offer video gait analysis for runners, superior customer service, community events, and a wide variety of brands, sizes, and styles.
Enso Rings are just one of the many fun accessories we carry! You want to run, climb, work, swim, cook, shower, or hold a child without pausing life to take off the very emblem that represents the life you live. Made from high-quality silicone, these rings come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes. Keep your traditional ring safe while living life uninhibited.
Tessa's Wine Office :: Minnesota 5 Lemon Ginger, Spiced Rum + Blackstrap Bitters
Tessa’s Office specializes in unique wines and small batch spirits. We are proud to feature “The Dirty Lemon” cocktail for the holiday season. Made with Minnesota 5 Lemon Ginger, Drunken Sailor Rum and Bittercube Blackstrap bitters it is the perfect pick me up to warm you up with the cold weather and busy holiday season.. Tessa’s Office is located inside of Grand Rounds Brewing Co, on Historic 3rd in Downtown Rochester. With a little over 200 square feet of retail space, we may be small, but we are mighty! Let us help you find the perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer this season.
Cocktail Suggestion :: The Dirty Lemon | 3 ox 5 Lemon Ginger, 1 oz Spiced rum, Dash Blackstrap Bitters, Dash Vanilla Extract. Mix and pour over ice or serve as a hot toddy.
Gardenaire :: Drinking Chocolates + Handcrafted Marshmallows
At Gardenaire, every product is crafted by hand, in small batches, to showcase the unique flavors of exceptional ingredients. Gardenaire Drinking Chocolates are indulgent and deeply flavorful sipping chocolates made with the finest Belgian and French chocolates (no cocoa powder). Rich and smooth, these single origin, whole bean, drinking chocolates are a real treat for chocolate lovers. Available in Classic (63%), Milk (39%), Chile (63%) and Dark (69%). Gardenaire’s natural handcrafted marshmallows are delicious and fluffy confections that are perfect for toasting, topping drinking chocolates or eating fresh. Available in seasonal flavors including Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean, French Peppermint and Spiced Cranberry.
Grand Rounds Brewing Company :: Gifts Cards
Grand Rounds Brewing Co. not only specializes in brewing great craft beer but also in Midwestern comfort food, with a quirky twist. For us, a good meal is only complete when complimented by a quality craft beer. Our tap list has a little something for everyone. Not a beer person? Fear not! We have a collection of wines and spirits that will please every palate. Located on Historic 3rd Street, we’ll make our home yours, at least for the evening.
Purchase a $100 gift card and receive an extra $20 gift card or $50 gift card and receive a $10 gift card, on us!
The Bee Shed :: Honey Blend Trio
This is the perfect gift for your foodie friends – a gift pack of Rochester’s favorite honey blends from The Bee Shed.. We start with mouthwatering basswood and clover honey from SE Minnesota, blend in cinnamon, vanilla or peppermint, and then let it crystallize to a smooth spreadable consistency. These are perfect for warm toast or hot tea on a cold winter morning. The Bee Shed is Minnesota’s only beekeeping Specific Benefit Corporation, dedicated to prairie restoration, pollinator support, and beekeeper education. Go to our website to learn more!
POSH Boutique :: GoodWork(s) Bracelet
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! This is one of our favorite picks, perfect for gift-giving – the GoodWork(s) Bracelet. Good Work(s) delivers the most fashion-forward, uplifting, and inspirational bracelets. GoodWorks contributes 25% of net proceeds to charitable organizations in order to make a meaningful impact. These bracelets make the perfect gift! Happy Holidays from Posh to you!
Chocolaterie Stam :: The Jewel Box
A trip to Chocolaterie Stam is an experience like no other. It’s not just the taste of our treats you’ll love – it’s also the intoxicating scent of fresh truffles, the inviting warmth of our cozy shop, and the exciting experience of selecting your own favorite sweets to take home and explore – just as people have for more than 100 years!
Roca Climbing & Fitness :: Clip & Go Climbing Day Pass
Roca Climbing & Fitness is Rochester, MN’s largest and best indoor rock climbing gym that offers outstanding climbing, yoga, and fitness opportunities for all! A Clip & Go Climbing Day Pass is a great way for individuals, parents, and children without past climbing experience to enjoy their time at Roca! You will get a short orientation on how to use our Auto Belay stations and then you will be free to climb for the whole day. This pass includes a rental harness.
Flapdoodles :: Homemade Ice Cream
Flapdoodles Homemade Ice Cream, a locally owned and operated business, is a Rochester original which opened in 2011. We pride ourselves in making all of our ice cream in our south store kitchen using original recipes. Our shops offer a variety of ice cream treats, from our signature “Flapdoodle” to ice cream cakes and pies. We make our oatmeal cookies and pralines in house and are proud to collaborate with the Gingerbread House Bakery for our ice cream cakes and gingerbread ice cream. Flapdoodles gift cards make great gifts for anyone on your holiday shopping list. With the purchase of $25 in gift cards, you receive a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream. So be sure to stop in to either of our locations, enjoy one of our delicious seasonal flavors, and pick up some gift cards for your friends and family.
Comfortbugbyheidi :: Ruffle Apron with Chef's Hat
Comfortbugbyheidi is a quality driven, handmade small business based in rural Mantorville. Primarily creating for newborns up to pre-teens with a few fun goodies for the teens and beyond. Featured is a favorite with the little one’s who are curious in the kitchen, whether that be the real kitchen or the play one. The Ruffle Aprons are made from 100% designer cottons and made to last. These will grow with your little chef with adjustable neck and waist straps. And you can’t bake without the chef’s hat! Coordinating chef’s hats come with all aprons created by Comfortbugbyheidi.
Color Me Mine :: Hand Painted Pottery Gifts
Head to Color Me Mine to make a handmade gift for your friends or family! Create a great handprint platter for Grandma and Grandpa or the perfect personalized coffee mug or wine glass for your girlfriends.
They have 100s of pieces to choose from, 65 colors, special glazes and LOTS of help! They can help you make any idea you have come to life on your pottery piece! Color Me Mine is open daily and would love to help you make that perfect gift!
Café Steam :: Insulated Thermos
Adventure is out there, take Café Steam. Sleek, rugged and vacuum insulated the Café Steam thermos brings that extra bit of style to your traveling coffee love. You’ll never have to use paper to-go cups again while keeping your beverage hot, or cold for hours!
Soul Purpose Boutique :: Rustic Minnesota Sign
Downtown gift, furniture and home decor boutique featuring a unique variety of locally crafted, fair trade, vintage and repurposed items, as well as Fusion Mineral Paint! We specialize in brands that GIVE back, causes you love. #shopwithpurpose
This rustic and rusty ‘Minnesota’ metal sign looks darling by itself, hanging on the wall, setting on a bookshelf, or mounted on some barn boards! By Alice and Jay, made in Albany, Georgia. Many more metal signs and words at the shop!
The Creative Gathering Studio :: Porch Sign
The Creative Gathering exists to bring friends and family together to make something creative. They specialize in hand-crafted wood signs custom painted by each person into a work of art they are proud to display in their home. Workshops are a fun, relaxing environment where all needed supplies are provided, including the wood project of choice. Offering both public and private DIY workshops of all sizes, gather your friends today and give them a call!
Tala Hair Studio :: Mirabella Crimson Red Matte Lipstick
Update your look with a classic: nothing leaves more of an impression than a fun, bold red lip color. Mirabella’s creamy lip colors glide on providing beautiful matte color in one swipe. Not only is it gluten and talc free, it gives your lips a balmy finish while keeping them hydrated and moisturized.
Dwell Local :: Hand Poured Soy Candle
dwell local is dedicated to the community and provides holiday gifts and home decor featuring over 50 local makers. Their featured holiday item is their renowned hand poured soy candles made by dwell local. Choose from scrumptious holiday scents including the new hot cocoa!
Bowlocity Entertainment Center :: Gift Cards
Bowlocity is the premier entertainment establishment in Rochester. A gift card from Bowlocity is valid anywhere in our facility, including bowling with our state-of-the-art scoring system (with the option play Angry Birds Bowling!), playing one of our 40+ redemption arcade games, competing with friends in our multi-level laser tag area, or kicking back to eat on for our delicious appetizers or pizzas. As a holiday promotion, purchasing a $50 gift card will get $10 free bonus play in the arcade. a $100 gift card will get $25 free bonus play in the arcade. Must purchase by 12/31/17.
The Nordic Shop :: Swedish Brass Angel Chime
Swedish Angel Chimes are a traditional part of Christmas in Scandinavia. The four candles heat the blades at the top, which turn, causing the chimes to ring. It was believed in olden times that the Brass Angels spinning and striking the chimes would help to keep the mischievous Trolls from entering the home and causing pranks. Extra Candles are sold separately. Boxed, some assembly required. Height: 12″ Base: 4″
Old Abe Coffee Co. :: Cold Brew Concentrate
Forget taking wine. Wake up the holiday party by bringing a bottle of Old Abe Cold Brew concentrate. It’s locally roasted and brewers and great for cocktails. Or grab a gift card for Rochester’s most fun café…it comes with a keepsake leather Rochester geo-coordinates fob. Each gift card comes with a free Old Abe Rochester-themed holiday card. Exclusive holiday card packs also available in-store alongside other Rochester-themed gifts. (Please do not park in the car wash lot!)