It’s holiday shopping season and finding the perfect gift for loved ones can be a challenge. This year, why not choose items you can only find in Rochester, MN? For unique and unforgettable holiday gifts, check out these eight places in Rochester that offer one-of-a-kind items. From handmade crafts to locally sourced delicacies, you’re sure to discover something for everyone on your list!
Clover & Rose is a shop of curated vintage finds and handmade goods such as jewelry, clothing, bags and more. There is always something new, so check back often for great gift ideas.
Garden Party Books
In addition to a huge variety of used books, Garden Party Books also offers new books written by local authors from Southeast Minnesota, as well as postcards and stickers created by local artists.
Located in Apache Mall, Love from Minnesota offers apparel, books and more with Rochester-inspired designs.
Rochester Art Center
The Gallery Shop at the Rochester Art Center features handmade pieces by local artists. You could also surprise your loved one with an art center membership, which provides free admission to all exhibitions and discounts on ticketed workshops and events.
Shop at Rootz of Inspiration for handmade art by 35 local artists, houseplants, crystals, candles and more.
SEMVA – Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists Gallery
SEMVA features regional artists’ work including paintings, photography, pottery, glass, jewelry, woodworking, sculpture, folk art, wearable art, collage, printmaking, drawing and more. For a truly one-of-a-kind gift, check out SEMVA’s galleries in the lobby of the Kahler Grand Hotel and throughout the Mezzanine level at Kahler.
This Is Food Union
For the foodies in your life, this store in downtown Rochester has unique food gift boxes as well as fun tabletop wares and vintage finds. Choose a Cheese and Charcuterie, Chocolate Provisions, or Pantry Envy gift box, or create your own custom box for a memorable and tasty gift.
Threshold Arts | photo by Paul Vincent courtesy Explore Minnesota
Located in the historic Paine Furniture building, the downtown storefront features the work of member artists and local makers. Apparel, postcards, local honey, and more, support local artists and find all kinds of memorable gifts here.
Rochester's rich shopping scene is marked by a variety of one-of-a-kind independent shops. Find more shopping in Rochester, MN here.