This holiday season, why not give the gift of art? From prints, to jewelry to books, there are plenty of ways to support local artists and give a gift that is extra unique and special.

Scroll through to find some gift ideas from a few MN Original alums. Of course, we could only include a handful so if you’ve got more ideas, feel free to share by leaving a comment or letting us know on Facebook and Twitter!



1. “A Brief History of Seven Killings” by Marlon James, $17

The Minneapolis-based author just won the prestigious 2015 Man Booker Prize and will also be the first artist featured in the upcoming season of MN Original on January 3, 2015.

2. Coffee Art painting, $10-500

Angel Sarkela-Saur created this original “Coffee Palette” Coffee Art® painting. It features coffee dripping into a cup with a brush on the saucer used to create the works.

Watch Coffee Art on MN Original here.

3. Headpiece with roses by Karen Morris, $295

Milliner Karen Morris’ wine-colored cocktail headpiece with handmade roses, feather and crinoline trim is perfect for the style-consious person in your life.

Watch Karen Morris on MN Original here.

4. 2016 Calendar by Amy Rice, $40

Great gift idea for your gardener, conservationist or outdoor loving friend or family member.

Watch Amy Rice on MN Original here.

5. Art Coloring Book by Chuck U, $20

Who says coloring books are just for kids? Not us. And not Chuck U who has created a 31-paged book of his intricate and imaginative prints — all black and white and waiting to be filled in with your own colorful patterns. (Note: the first run of coloring books sold out quick so don’t miss out on grabbing yours while they’re still available!)

Watch Chuck U on MN Original here.

6. First Avenue print by Mike Welton, $17 – 20

Oil painter Mike Welton’s digital prints of iconic Twin Cities landmarks would make any Minnesota enthusiast smile. We especially love this one of First Avenue.

Watch Mike Welton on MN Original here.

7. I Heart MN necklace by Emily Johnson, $145 – 195

Who wouldn’t want this part of their jewelry collection? Emily Johnson’s Minnesota-shaped design is hand-cut out of sterling silver with a 14k red gold heart over the Twin Cities.

Watch Emily Johnson on MN Original here.

8. “Adrift” by Greycoats, $9

Literature and mythology inspire the atmospheric music of the Anglo-rock quartet Greycoats. The band’s recent album, “Adrift,”  combines “unsurpassed artistic mastery with the dazzling enchantment of a lunar voyage.”

Watch Greycoats on MN Original here.

9. MN Original Commemorative Print by Adam Turman, $25

We might be biased, but this MN Original commemorative print by Adam Turman would look great on an empty wall or desk space. The 18×24″ print features the Twin Cities skylines behind a roving Minnesota landscape. Only 150 prints of this design have been made and each is signed and numbered.

Watch Adam Turman on MN Original here.

10. The Wedding Is Off print by Greg Gossel, $45

We can’t get enough of Greg Gossel’s colorful pop art prints available in a choice of color options and styles. Each print is signed and numbered by Greg in an edition of 150 prints.

Watch Greg Gossel on MN Original here.

Don’t forget to share more great local gift ideas in the comments or on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter).

Look out for the new season of MN Original airing Sundays at 6 and 10 p.m. starting January 3, 2016!