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A Locavore Christmas: A Minnesota Gift Guide Round-Up

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A Locavore Christmas: A Minnesota Gift Guide

This morning I’m finishing up the last of my shopping. One final exchange and one d.i.y. project. If you’re still looking for that last-minute perfect holiday gift–or if you’re just getting started on your shopping–I’m recommending you check out these locavore gift guides. They’re from some of my favorite blogs and Minnesota-grown websites. Tons of ideas to help you wrap up the last of your holiday buying!

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The Splendid Table’s Lynne Rossetto Kasper recommends local, Minnesota-made artisan chocolates for Christmas.

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If cookbooks are on your list, I recommend you check out Simple Good and Tasty’s 2012 Cookbook Round-Up for some of the new titles this year. Give the gift that give meals all year!

Simple Good and Tasty also put together a local gift guide this year including suggestions from the great writers there. Bossy Acres CSA shares and maple syrup from Sapsucker Farms are two of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas.


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The Heavy Table is always a good place for local gifting ideas. This year their Local Gift Guide has ideas from $10 or less up to some more pricy gifts for that extra special person on your shopping list. My favorites: Food Lover’s Guide to the Twin Cities and  Minnesota dish towels designed by MCAD students.

Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply in St. Paul has been posting gift ideas on their Facebook page all month. They’ve got great choices for everyone on your list: the Canner, the Cheese-lover, the Gardener, $10 and under, supplies for the backyard chicken coop or mushroom grower. Wait, am I the only one with friends like this?

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MplsSt.Paul Magazine’s food writer Dara Grumdahl offers up her local giving guide in the form of the best local food gifts in town. I’ll second her recommendations – especially the pannettone from Cossetta’s in St. Paul!

Amanda at Healthy Life, Happy Cook summed up some of her (and my!) favorite gifts this year – spill proof iPad sleeves for the kitchen and The Northern Heartland Cookbook by Minnesota author Beth Dooley.

Hope you enjoy your last-minute preparations!

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