If you are looking for holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones, the local shops in Stillwater have you covered. Over 100 independently owned shops make Stillwater shopping a one-of-a- kind experience. Here are just a few of the many different shops and boutiques in Stillwater to find that perfect gift for that special someone on your list.
For the Antique Collector
American Gothic Antiques- A two story, multi-dealer store with collectibles, vintage signs, furniture, books, toys and contemporary pieces.
Let There Be Light Antiques- Over 500 light fixtures in stock. This shop will buy, sell, and restore lamps and light fixtures.
Midtown Antiques- The Midwest's largest antique mall with three floors and over 60 dealers.
For the Kiddos
Be Bumble- Located in Stillwater's South Hill neighborhood, this upscale children's consignment boutique offers quality clothing, gifts, books, toys and baby equipment.
Gammy & Gumpy's Toy Store- A "Kidcentric Oasis" offering quality brands that are either eco-friendly, give a portion to charitable organizations, are USA based or produced or offer a wide selection of special needs and gender neutral options. Gammy and Gumpy's also offers a changing station, stroller rental, and nursing area.
Lil' Tulips- Just up the street from downtown, a children's boutique carrying cloth diapers, home items, baby carriers and other natural baby items and popular brands.
For the Sweet Tooth
Tremblay's- An old-fashioned candy store that features peanuts, caramel corn, fudge, candied apples, hard candy, and every flavor of salt water taffy imaginable.
Candyland- One of the three Candyland stores in the Twin Cities, this shop has old-fashioned candies, caramel and cheese corn, homemade fudge, salted nuts and more.
Barbara Anne's Fudge Shop- Famous statewide for their turtles, this is a "must stop" for those who love chocolate, handmade candies and ice cream.
For the Cooks in the Family
Cooks of Crocus Hill- Cooks of Crocus Hill believes that "Life Happens in the Kitchen". This shop offers cooking classes, a full range of kitchen tools, gadgets, and cookware.
Stillwater Olive Oil Company- Specializing in imported extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and specialty oils from award winning artisan and small-run producers around the world.
For the Fashionista
Collaborations Boutique- Boutique with great jeans, Rock Revival, unique accessories, and shoes and is constantly having new arrivals.
Enchante- Thoughtfully curated collection of current and wearable clothing that is unique and expressive. Enchante believes, "clothes tell a story, say something interesting".
Urban Violet- A lovely boutique with handbags, beautiful blouses, unique dresses and handpicked jewelry from Minnesota designers.
For the Art Lover
Stillwater Art Guild Gallery - A gallery for artists by artists for the public to enjoy. Buy direct from the artist, affordable fine art including glass, jewelry, paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, ceramics, and sculptures.
Art Reach St. Croix- Located on North 4th St., the light-filled galleries at Art Reach host rotating exhibitions of artists inspired by living along the St Croix. Discover an artful Holiday Shopping experience at their Downtown Pop-up Shop starting this Friday and featuring work by more than 50 St. Croix Valley artists.
Galeria Saro- A gallery of fine art and handmade crafts by local and global artisans including pottery, wood, multi-media works, watercolors, and tapestries.
For the Bookworm
Black Letter Books- Open bookshop dedicated to providing discerning readers and collectors with second-hand books in all subjects. Over 10,000 rare, used, out of print, and first edition books.
St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers- A bookstore that has been buying and selling used, rare, and out-of-print books for over 20 years. Here you will find an exceptional stock of out-of-print books in all subject areas.
Valley Bookseller- A bookstore that celebrates local and Minnesota authors with a great selection that appeals to all types of readers.
For the Hands-On Artist
Alchemy Arts Studio - A fused glass teaching studio and boutique offering uniquely fused glass home decor, gifts, and jewelry.
Art N Soul- Make your own necklace or bracelet with their huge inventory of beads. This shop also has home decor, cards, rocks, fossils and precious & semi-precious stones.
Kari's Create & Paint Studio- A paint your own pottery and canvas studio when you are the artist. They provide all the materials and inspiring environment for your creativity to flow.
For the Home
My Sister's Cottage- Vintage home decor store with renewed unique pieces of furniture and interesting one-of-a-kind accessories.
Alfresco Casual Living for Home & Garden- A unique store with an eclectic selection of home and garden products, aimed to add that extra bit of color in your life. Find gifts for everyone including a baby and children's section, Minnesota themed ideas, custom furniture, jewelry, bed/bath, tabletop and home decor.
Reincarnations- Re-created furnishing and decor boutique with custom barn wood creations, mosaics, and paintings.
Designs of Sweden- Modern Swedish gifts and home decor with bright, white, and graphically compelling traditional Swedish style. Have a chat with Martin, the store owner, and Swedish native about his guided tours of Sweden with his company.
For the Wine and Beer Connoisseur
Maple Island Brewery- Grab a growler at this craft microbrewery and taproom. Plenty of full-flavored craft beers created using unique and often local ingredients.
St. Croix Vineyards- Inside a great red barn adjacent to the vineyard just off of Manning- enjoy wine tasting while purchasing a bottle of local wine and accessories.
Northern Vineyards Winery- Grab a bottle or two of award-winning wines made at their winery in Stilwater. The grapes are grown in Minnesota and western Wisconsin from the members of the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative.
The Wedge and Wheel- To compliment a great bottle of wine this cheese bar and cheese shop features fine and rare cheese and charcuterie sourced locally, nationally and internationally.
For Those that Like Sparkle
Diamonds on Main- Located in the Valley Ridge Mall, Diamonds on Main specializes in exceptional custom design with hand selected diamonds from Antwerp, Belgium and expert fine jewelry repair.
Gaalaas Jewelers- Established in 1906, Gaalaas Jewelers is Stillwater's longest enduring and privately owned business and specializes in gold, platinum, diamond, gemstone and custom designed jewelry.
Johnson Jewelers- Find a fine jewelry gallery of gems, gold, and diamonds as well as unique estate pieces, engagement rings or custom designed jewelry.
For the Casual Wearer
45 Degree's- Whether it's a backyard adventure or beyond, 45 degrees has exceptional clothing, footwear, and gear for the outdoor enthusiast.
Sash Clothing- A women's clothing boutique where you'll find authentic, wonderfully wearable clothing, including European-influenced fashions with American appeal.
Matt & Nate- Only Boutique in downtown Stillwater specializing in men's clothing and accessories, located in the Chestnut building.
Feel Good- Unique clothing and accessories shop featuring Life is Good brand merchandise, dresses, Stillwater gifts, NOAT shoes from Israel, dead sea salts, stone and agate jewelry, and Indian styles.
Our Personal Favorite's
Richard- ALL of the antique shops, Matt & Nate, and Sash for my wife.
Stephanie- 45 Degrees, The Wedge and Wheel, and Cooks of Crocus Hill
Carrie- Urban Violet, Tremblay's, and Designs of Sweden
Cricket- 45 Degrees, Designs of Sweden and Alfresco Casual Living for Home and Garden