For the Love of F-M: A Gift Guide for Small Business Saturday

As proud Fargo-Moorhead residents, Team Tellwell believes in helping share the stories of our community, and also in supporting the small businesses who make up this place we call home.

In honor of our love for this place and the upcoming Small Business Saturday, we’ve created a handy guide on local gifts for everyone on your shopping list. (You’re welcome)

For the Love of FM1. For the Craft Beer Snob:

Stop by one (or all – we won’t judge) of our four local breweries (Drekker, Fargo Brewing Company, Junkyard or Kilstone) for a some sweet apparel, a growler, a gift card – or maybe to enjoy a relaxing break from holiday shopping madness.

Pro tip: a six-pack of Woodchipper from Fargo Brewing Company makes a great gift for anyone who enjoys hoppy brews, the cult-classic movie or the hit FX show.

For the Love of FM22. For the Vintage Hipster:

Junk Giant, the area’s newest antique shop is a treasure trove of vintage furniture, decor, vinyl, instruments – all the things! For a place with “junk” in the name, it’s anything but.

Small Business Saturday bonus: Vinyl Giveaway Extravaganza

For the Love of FM33. For the Art Lover:

Love local art? Thanks to this sweet shirt from the Arts Partnership, you can literally wear your support on your sleeve.

Feeling crafty? Check out Make Room event calendar for classes for aspiring artists of all ages.

For the Love of FM44. For the Lover of Fabrics + Crafts:

The amount of creative folks around here is highly impressive. Support local makers at the Holiday Maker’s Mart this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Out and about on Saturday? We also recommend stopping by Modern Textiles and Unglued for some great giveaways, one-day-only pop-up shops and free cupcakes from Bakeology.

For the Love of FM55. For the Coffee Lover:

Whether you need a boost of energy to sustain your shopping stamina or the perfect gift for espresso lover on your list, our local coffee scene is on-point. Drop by 20 Below, Stumbeano’s or Moxie Java for a great selection of all things coffee.

For the Love of FM66. For the Sustainable Steward:

Want to support local, go green and reduce waste? Enter The Little Scrappy Tree Company, co-founded by a local sawyer and a seamstress dedicated to sustainability and reusing leftover scraps of fabric and wood. The result? These adorable, eco-friendly trees. 

For the Love of FM77. For the Fancy DIY-er:

Know someone who loves to update old furniture – or someone who wants to look like they’re crafty? Check out Eco Chic Boutique! They have adorable upcycled furniture in adorable chalk paint colors. Or, get craft supplies if you want to work on your own project. The options are endless, and all of their stuff is earth friendly.

For the Love of FM88. For the Fargo-Moorhead Fanatic:

This category exists because, frankly, these people exist – and we include ourselves in that group of proud FMA ambassadors. Rep your Midwestern pride by stopping at one of these great local locations:

  • Old Lutheran
    Awesome selection of Midwestern apparel printed in-house. (Does it get anymore local than that!?)
  • Unglued
    So many uniquely Fargo-themed treasures.
  • Zandbroz Variety
    Books, toys, stationery, bath + body, home decor + so much more!

SO. MANY. OPTIONS.

We fully acknowledge we are missing a ton of very fabulous and very worthy local businesses. What local stores are your favorite? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments!

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Author Team Tellwell

Tellwell is a storytelling agency based in Fargo-Moorhead with big ideas and innovative strategies fueled by lots of coffee. We’re a team of strategists, creators, doers and makers united by our passion for community. Our core belief is storytelling creates community.

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