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Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide

Need help with your holiday shopping list? We have some great options for you from locally owned businesses around the Twin Cities! Buy Local Twin Cities 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide!

The Saints have the perfect gift idea for you this holiday season. Our Holiday Ticket Package features two (2) five-game ticket plans, two (2) Saints scarves, a 64 oz. growler of beer and a six-pack of root beer from Vine Park Brewery. A $170 value for just $110. To order, call 651-644-6659 or visit saintsbaseball.com

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W.J. THOM COMPANY We are a locally owned business gift company featuring Decorated Winter Apparel and Packed to Order Food Gifts. Our food gifts are not made-up months in advance like so many others which insures that your order will be the freshest and best tasting available. Prices range from $9.99 - $199.95 and all of our gifts are printed with your Business (logo). Call for free catalog (952) 492-5512 or visit our web site. W.J. Thom Company. www.wjthompromos.com

Beautiful handmade two-dimensional Ceramic Angels! Each is one-of-a-kind, prayerfully made in NE Minneapolis to promote healing, harmony and peace for the receiver. Prices range from $14 - $29 each. 4 Angels Creations, 2653 Stinson Boulevard, Minneapolis. www.4angelscreati...

Valasquez Family Coffee is great as a holiday gift! Carefully grown on our family's small farms in the mountains of Honduras.Shade-grown,Fair Trade tasting! Delivered free each month to your door throughout the Twin Cities by Guillermo Velasquez and family of Saint Paul.Our coffee is available in a variety of roasts, whole bean & ground.Visit our website for details & for our 2012 holiday flavors.3month coffee gift subscription availabe $27. 12months for $108. MN www.vfamilycoffee...

The “Wood From the Hood” Growth Chart is hyper-local & totally unique! Made in Minneapolis from locally-harvested reclaimed urban lumber,each growth chart is labeled with the zip code where it was harvested.Our selection often includes silver maple, elm, white pine,white oak,poplar,spruce,& linden.The Wood from the Hood Growth Chart is $41.99 and is one of our all-time favorite toys that we're featuring this holiday season.See our website for all our favorites!Peapods Natural Toyswww.peapods.com

At Linden Hills Co-op, we love our local farmers. Show your support for local farmers with these hip T-shirts from Locally Grown Clothing. Locally Grown Clothing donates 1% of sales to educational programs that raise awareness of critical issues affecting independent farmers. In an era where nearly all textiles are manufactured overseas, you can be proud to wear these made in the USA t-shirts.Choose from several designs, styles & sizes priced at $26.99.Linden Hills Co-op www.lindenhills.coop

Geting Ready for Christmas by St. Paul author Roger Barr. $20.00 Mini Recycled Mitten Ornaments. $8.95. A locally crafted Santa to warm the house and the spirits. Priced at $46.50. Monster Coin Purses and are handmade with one of a kind upcycled materials. Made by Minnesota artist. Assorted colors available and priced at $8.95. Bibelot. www.bibelotshops.com

Help balance the unnecessary consumption and waste of the holidays! Buy a Glass Straw or buy several glass straws for you, your friends,and your family! These glass straws are made with super strong borosilicate glass (same stuff that Pyrex is made with) and carry a lifetimeguarantee! Moss Envy has these straws available for $37 for a set of 4 with decorative glass dots! Moss Envy, 3056 Excelsior Blvd, Mpl. www.mossenvy.com

Twelve Owls is a gorgeous guide to the owls native to MN, with descriptions and portraits by two of the state’s most beloved authors. Is as charming as it is informative.Written with wit and a remarkable command of bird lore by Laura Erickson, well known to public radio listeners and birdwatchers everywhere,Twelve Owls also features enchanting pictures by award-winning artist Betsy Bowen, priced at $19.99.Micawber's Books, www.micawbers.com

Is your sweetie dreaming of spring and a flock of backyard chickens? This fabulous Chick Starter Gift Basket from Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply includes everything you need to get started, including a gift certificate for three day-old baby chicks from Egg|Plant, redeemable in spring 2013 for $58.00 Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply, 1771 Selby Ave, St. Paul. www.eggplantsuppl...

Summit racing team Bike Jersey. The bike jersey is a club fit and has a pocket in the back and is priced at $79.99 "Wood From the Hood" Cribbage Board. The game boards are created from high quality lumber and other wood products from around the Twin Cities. All of the reclaimed lumber can be tracked to the zip code where it was harvested. $27.95. Summitt Brewing Company www.summitbrewing...

Tantus Little Secret Vibes. First, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention how cute and functional this is! This pocket-size vibe is small enough to easily travel with, to quick throw in your bag.We also really like that the vibrator is completely removable from the silicone sleeve.In one word, this vibe is "versatile." This would be a great little gift or a fun and smart purchase for yourself too. $29.99. Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave South, Mpls. www.smittenkitten...

Warm Hugs Microwave Heating Pads are reusable,non toxic,earth friendly warmers for all ages.♥ An all natural way to relieve stress, muscle tension, aches & pains or just to warm you on a cold day.Warmers are handcrafted with high quality 100% cotton fabrics and generously filled with whole corn provided by a local MN Farmer.Packaged "Gift Ready" with instruction card.Sm/Lg Set online is $20.95, individual bags start at $8. www.warmhugs.com

The Weber Q Gas Grill is the perfect gift for tailgaters and condo-dwellers alike. The Q series’ compact design features 189 to 280 square inches of total cooking area and is made in the USA. Prices range from $149 to $199. Warners’ Stellian Appliance stores, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Edina, Apple Valley, Woodbury, Maple Grove. warnersstellian.com.

Illume Balsam and Cedar Products. $8.95-32.95 A comforting blend of fresh balsam and oak moss to enjoy the scents of the holiday season. Bibelot. www.bibelotshops.com

The all-new Apple TV. Apple TV has been redesigned to be small in size but big on entertainment. Rent from the largest selection of HD movies—many available the same day they come out on DVD. Watch Netflix titles instantly. Rent TV shows, commercial free in HD. And stream photos and music from your computer to your widescreen TV. Best of all, Apple TV is just $99 and available at FirstTech, 2640 Hennepin Ave, Mpls . www.firsttech.com

The Little Wine Shoppe complements a unique selection of wine,beer and spirits at everyday drinkable prices with personal service and wine tastings.We have almost 300 wine labels,worthy of any occasion,80% are priced under $20 and many of those are under $10!All wines can be included in a holiday gift basket personally designed by you.Simply choose the basket,wine and fun wine accessories that fit your price point for a gift you will be proud to give. www.thelittlewine...

Waldorf Dolls available at Peapods Natural Toys.

Whatever you decide to give this season, make sure you do your shopping at independent shops!

MN made Faribault Woolen Mill Blankets available at Ampersand in the Galleria.