For the past few years, the gang at Perfect Duluth Day has pointed out gift options produced by the locals — from durable goods made by the region’s top manufacturers to cute little bags of cookies from the corner bakery. We feature 15 lovely items and encourage the PDD community to add to the ideas in the comments.
Moe Sew Co. Millenery
Duluth’s Emily Moe creates “distinguished hats for the discriminating weirdo.” She has contemporary takes on classic styles and sells them through her Etsy store. Check her website for embroidery and more info.
Chaperone Records Sampler
Duluth’s newest record label releases its works on vinyl, and you can get a taste of several local bands on the Chaperone Records Sampler. You can also pick up a swank red Chaperone T-shirt to wear to holiday parties.
Dreams of sugarplums are even dreamier when you get your jammies nice and toasty with the Pajama Warmer. It can also be used with socks, towels, lingerie, gloves, hats, baby clothes, wipes, massage oils, lotions and more.
Duluth historians Tony Dierckins and Maryanne Norton have compiled stories and images of architecture now gone from the Duluth landscape. It’s a fascinating look through many of Duluth’s neighborhoods. Visit zenithcity.com to order a copy.
Granite Gear Football
Granite Gear has been making innovative packs and gear since 1986. The Two Harbors-based company also make products for pets, canoeing, and fun stuff like this “backwoods football” that doubles as a stuff sack.
Homemade Salmon & Whitefish Spread
Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais sells fresh and smoked fish and ships overnight. At the time we were compiling the gift guide, they were out of the Superior Gold Caviar, but you might want to check back on that.
Bog Hunters iBook
Duluth-area naturalist Sparky Stensaas produced the 40-page coffee table book Bog Hunters, and now you can also get it as a free iBook.
Dang, think about how good we’d all look if we were hanging around the fireplace with Steger Mukluks on.
Lake Superior Art Glass
Shown here are bottle stoppers from Lake Superior Art Glass, the new shop in Downtown Duluth opened by Dan Neff.
Kid’s Flyfishing Hoodie
The Medium Control produces minimalist graphic products like posters, mugs, T-shirts and this nifty hoodie for kids.
Matilda’s Dog Bakery in Lakeside makes dog biscuits, “bark-scotti” and cupcakes in a variety of flavors.
Jeff Ruprecht of Duluth Crate Company makes art prints and other items with local icons based on old fruit-crate designs.
Spalted Maple Cremains Box
What better way to say, “I love you forever,” than with the gift of a cremains box? The Duluth Casket Company makes handmade coffins and cremains boxes, like this spalted maple beauty.
Calendars, Calendars, Calendars
Every year, Duluth produces a large selection of photo calendars, and it’s hard for us to pick just one to feature. Above are calendars by Travis Melin, Nate Lindstrom, Shawn Thompson, Raven Productions and Erik Pearson.
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