PDD Gift Guide 2010

One way to feel good about taking part in the hyper consumerism of the holiday season is to shop locally. That’s why your pals at Perfect Duluth Day have again compiled a gallery of gifts produced by the hands and brains of your friends and neighbors. Click on the pics for details about each item.

Just like last year’s guide, the fabulous showcase below is by no means comprehensive. List your own suggestions in the comments.

23 Comments

Jeff Ruprecht

about 4 years ago

Those are all amazing gift ideas above. I would recommend my fruit-crate-styled art available in framed and unframed versions. If you have been to GB Schneider and Co. restaurant in West Duluth you may have seen my West Duluth depictions on their walls. Check out my Duluth Crate Co. website.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

Two good sampler CDs of local bands that were released in 2010 -- Beaner's One Week Live, Volume VIII and The ARMC Presents the Twin Ports. And two of my favorite releases this year -- The Moon is Down's Excellent Adventure and the Boomchucks' self-titled debut.

edgeways

about 4 years ago

RedRabbitRiversmith (Bridget Riversmith) is now buttonized for ease of shopping. ($15 posters, $50 Giclee prints)

Sun Dog

about 4 years ago

Don't forget the Everyday Duluth Calendar 2011. Unique scenes a Duluthian might see on an ordinary day.

Sun Dog

about 4 years ago

The Everyday Duluth Calendar was professionally printed in Duluth with union labor. The paper is Forest Stewardship Council approved and fits easily into a 9 by 12 envelope, which is a standard size, so you can mail it to your loved ones who miss Duluth. Where to purchase said Calendar: Get it Local Gift Fair, Saturday, Dec. 4 Get Great Stuff Gift Fair, Tuesday, Dec. 7 Neighbor Made Art & Gift Fair, Saturday, Dec. 11 Duluth Stores: 1. Winslow’s Hallmark in the Plaza Shopping Center on E. Superior Street 2. Northern Lights Books and Gifts 3. I Love Duluth 4. Grandma’s Restaurant 5. Duluth Aquarium 6. The Chocolate Ship 7. Fitger’s Bookstore Last time I checked they were all out. 8. Green Mercantile 9. Lizzard’s Arty Gallery and Framing Shop 10. Duluth Grill 11. Airport gift Shop 12. St. Luke’s Hospital gift shop 13. St. Mary’s gift shop 14. Miller Dwan gift shop 15. Moxie Hollow 16. Adeline’s Salon Inc. 17. Sara’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe 18. London Road Car Wash 19. Pam’s Hallmark, Miller Hill Mall 20. Calendar Club Kiosk, Miller Hill Mall 21. The Inn on Lake Superior

zra

about 4 years ago

Alakef has also revamped most of its coffee gift boxes to include some options and selections and new packaging.

Sun Dog

about 4 years ago

I am sipping Alakef's anniversary blend right now!

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

A few new books: News to Me -- former Duluth News Tribune reporter and editor Laurie Hertzel's memoir. Henry! You're Late Again! -- children's book written by Mary Evanson Bleckwehl and illustrated by Perfect Duluth Day's own Brian Barber. The Assassination of Hole in the Day -- biography of Chief Bugonaghezhisk, or Hole in the Day the Younger, by Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

Three more 2010 books: Forgotten Duluthians -- biographical sketches by David Ouse of 39 Duluthians. New sixth edition of the Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail -- updated maps and information about the over 277-mile footpath from Duluth to the Canadian border. The Spowl Ribbon -- highfalutin literature from yours truly. (It's technically still a new book for two more months!)

brian

about 4 years ago

A Christmas by the Lake Volume IV is a compilation CD of 22 holiday songs recorded by local musicians. It's available at Super One Foods locations and Pam’s Hallmark in the Miller Hill Mill. Profits benefit the Northern Lights Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps families of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Sun Dog

about 4 years ago

[img]http://www.ugapress.org/images/ugapress/books/9780820335803.jpg[/img] The Dance Boots might be a gift for someone who wants to learn more about how native children and families were affected by federal education policy. It is written by local person, Linda LeGarde Grover, a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I haven't read it yet, but it contains short stories, which is often are good gifts. Here is what was written in a Tweed email: Grover's winning collection of interconnected short stories slips back and forth in time to give an account of the lives an extended family. In the process she illustrates the wide-reaching consequences of the federal policy of removing children from their families to be educated in off-reservation boarding schools. There will be a book signing and reading on Saturday, December 4th, 2:00 p.m. at the Tweed. http://www.d.umn.edu/~amind/main/Grover.php

laurie

about 4 years ago

Thanks for the mention of my book, which, I agree, would make a great gift for anyone who loves Duluth. These are all excellent suggestions -- at least 10 people on my list will get that cool Duluth calendar. I'd also suggest any Kenspeckle Letterpress prints, too. Here's one at random: You can find many more at Sivertson Gallery (Canal Park and Grand Marais) and also on kenspeckleletterpress.com.

Kiki

about 4 years ago

Beautiful gifts. To add to the list, how about an Indian Head Massage at Love Life Yoga & Wellness? Namaste.

R2D2

about 4 years ago

I know I am going to give family and friends some great gifts this year, which they'll love, if they love Duluth. I'm thinking these make especially fine gifts for snowbirds and others who've left Duluth, but haven't gotten it out of them. News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist by Laurie Hertzel. It's a fascinating first-person account of what it was like to live in Duluth in the 1980s, with the stories behind the news story. I can't say enough good things about this book. Picture Duluth, a coffee table, full-color, illustrated book with some amazing photos. It's spendy for the hardcover edition, $35, but well worth it. I already bought a copy as a gift, but I may just keep it for myself! This is one of the finest coffee table books about Duluth's charms I've ever seen. And, the third gift, is something I first saw mentioned here on PDD: the wall calendar, Everyday Duluth 2011. What a lovely idea! I only wish the calendar's photos were even larger!

ann klefstad

about 4 years ago

I have new images in the Walk on Water series on my website. E-mail or call me at address/phone on the website. I'll frame em and deliver em.

Tony D.

about 4 years ago

R2: Picture Duluth is also available as a $20 softcover, available at area book and gift stores and www.x-communication.org. Glad you like the book. Dennis O'Hara is a wonderful photographer.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

Camp Miller has a Winter Camp for kids age 7-15 that runs Dec. 26-28. Give the gift of sledding, building huts, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, etc. It's $175 per kid. Call the camp office at 722-4745, ext. 181, for details.

johnm

about 4 years ago

Buy them a piece of historic Duluth at North Shore Architectural Antiques.

Kiki

about 4 years ago

How about giving the gift of health and wellness? [img]http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae123/KikiSharesYoga/indianHeadMassagepic-1.jpg[/img] Love Life Yoga & Wellness

akjuneau

about 4 years ago

[img]http://www.perfectduluthday.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/34-duluth1970a.jpg[/img] If you're a fan of the News Tribune Attic or Duluth history in general - or if you know someone who is - take a look at the DNT's 2011 historical photo calendar. It includes sharp, full-page prints of 14 photos from the News Tribune archives, of Duluth from the 1950s through the 1980s. They're great shots. The calendar is $7 at the DNT offices downtown, or at the paper's mall kiosk near Barnes & Noble. It's $10 by mail; you can order here: DNT historical photo calendar

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

Duluth cartoonist Chris Monroe has designed a "Welcome to Duluth" T-shirt for local musician James Moors. (He has a song called "Welcome to Duluth.") For a limited time you can get the new James Moors CD Skyline with your choice of T-shirt for $25. You can buy them online at jamesmoors.bigcartel.com, or I'm sure James will have them when he performs at the Red Mug in Superior on Friday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. (Maybe you'll get more size and color options buying online, but you'll save on the shipping by buying in person.)

Paul Lundgren

about 4 years ago

The Automaton Records Media Conglomerate has issued a limited-edition "Rising Sun" hoodie just in time for the holidays. It features a two-color front, yellow lotus flower hood print, 9 bands printed on the left sleeve, the Automaton Records Media Conglomerate printed on the right sleeve, and the back reads "Handmade audio releases | Duluth | Minnesota." This is a limited edition is nearly sold out, but a handful are available for $25 by e-mailing thearmc @ gmail.com.

brian

about 4 years ago

Looking for a last minute gift for a proud Hillside or former Hillside resident? Love the Hillsider Newspaper?  Give a Hillsider T-shirt as a gift. S,M,L, XL $15.00  XXL $16.50

To purchase a T-shirt phone 218-728-1031 or 218-591-5277 or email hillsider@sundogpress.com.

(It is also a fundraiser for The Hillsider.)

(They accept Paypal too. Email an order and they will send you an invoice.)

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