MNO Gift Guide Collage

‘Tis the season for gift giving and here at MN Original we’ve gathered some great items from our artist alums that would make fantastic holiday gifts. From prints to jewelry to music, there are plenty of ways to give the gift of art and support local makers.

Have you purchased or received a gift made by a MN Original artist? We want to see! Share a photo of your item on Instagram, Twitter or by posting on our Facebook page and using the hashtag #ShopMNOriginal. You’ll also be entered to win a MN Original t-shirt.

Of course, there are so many talented artisans in Minnesota offering holiday items and specials — more than we could include in this post. So if you’ve got the scoop on another artist offering noteworthy holiday goods, please share in the comments!

MNO Gift Guide Prints

Prints are an easy gift to give to anyone looking to spice up their walls. From classic Minnesota imagery to inspirational quotes, check out these prints from four talented printmakers.

1. Adam Turman: Paul and Babe print $11.99

2. Liza Sylvestre: Coil watercolor print $20

3. Amy Rice: We All Shine On print $30

4. Gregory Euclide: Singles print set $130

MNO Gift Guide Tickets

Give the gift of theater this holiday season! From children’s classics to dance to opera — there’s something for everyone.

1. Minnesota Dance Theatre presents Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy – Various pricing

2. Children’s Theatre Company presents How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Various pricing

3. Minnesota Opera offering “Opera for Two” which includes two tickets to an opera + drink or dessert vouchers for $99

MNO Gift Guide Music

The Minnesota music scene is diverse, vibrant and full of new 2014 releases (and even a Grammy nomination – hey, Okee Dokee Brothers!) Consider these albums for stocking stuffers for your favorite music lover.

1. Okee Dokee Brothers – “Through the Woods” CD/DVD combo – $20

2. Cantus“A Harvest Home” CD – $20

3. Atmosphere“Southsiders” CD + MP3 – $12.99, vinyl + MP3 – $26.99

4. Barbara Jean“Darker Than Blue” CD – $15

MNO Gift Guide Jewelry

One can never really go wrong with giving a little sparkle. Minnesota happens to be stacked with talented jewelry makers who offer beautiful items to gift to someone special or even yourself (you deserve it!)

1. Danny SaathoffOrbit earrings, $145

2. Stephanie LakeStudded lady bug cuff, $635

3. Brittany FosterOctupous discovers an emerald ring, $140

MNO Gift Guide Books

The New York Times recently published their 100 Most Notable Books of 2014 which included four titles from local publisher, Graywolf Press. Shop the titles below for a great gift for the bookworm in your life.

1. Song of the Shank by Jeffery Renard Allen, $18

2. Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty by Vikram Chandra, $16

3. On Immunity by Eula Biss, $24

4. The Empathy of Exams by Leslie Jamison, $15