Small Business Saturday happens all over town this Saturday. Before you drop from Black Friday, here are a few local mom-and-kid-centric gifts to gather, too:
• This 17-inch laptop bag/messenger bag/backpack/all-things-to-all-parents bag from local woman-owned eco-company Urban Junket. It’s made from eco-friendly coated canvas and recycled plastic bottles, and it comes with a device charger that carries 250 percent of the battery your smartphone needs. Find Urban Junket bags at momma-owned Moss Envy and Lily and Violet, or online.
• This totally squee!- worthy bright red elf hat with a single snowflake (pictured up top) , made by woman-owned Steller Goods from up-cycled Nordic sweaters. The new baby in your life will be flying her Minnesota colors while being easily spotted in crowded rooms. Find versions of these elf hats at Bibelot, Pacifier, and a host of other small retailers.
• These workout-friendly bracelets, made by woman-owned Woodbury company Momentum. The motivational mottos are especially great for making (and reaching) personal goals, or for gifting to a daughter who in no way is getting a half-shirt. They’re available online and at eight Twin Cities locations.
• This "I'm So Unicorny" t-shirt, which comes in kids sizes and grownup sizes, and greeting cards, and even a poster. And it just slays us. It's a design carved by Mary Bruno of Bruno Press in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Buy it online. The shirt is not a half-shirt.