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2021 Shop Local Carver County and Eden Prairie - Gifts and Experiences

Shop for Local Gifts, Services and more in Carver County and Eden Prairie, MN

By Jamie Schlechter, Macaroni Kid Publisher November 24, 2021

Shopping local is more important than ever. If you can I encourage you to shop local this. Below you will find local stores with fantastic options for gifts for babies, kids, moms, dads, grandparents, teachers, pets and more. Local Services to help you get ready for the Holidays. Experience gift ideas from local businesses and Family Memberships for fun all year. Spread some Minnesota love and support local businesses in Carver County and Eden Prairie, MN.

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2021 Shop Local Guide 

Carver County and Eden Prairie, Minnesota


LOCAL GIFTS AND PRODUCTS

Shop local for your holiday gifts for all ages. 

 EVERSON'S HARDWARE HANK

We are a traditional, family-owned hardware store that has been in business for over 50 years. We offer everything from paint to nails to tools to gifts. We fix windows and screens, cut keys and sharpen skates. We hope that we are the first place you think of when shopping for your hardware and gifting needs. Along with offering traditional hardware items, we have expanded our housewares and gift department. Located at 121 MN-5 Waconia, MN 55387. Click here to learn more about Everson's Hardware Hank.

Gift Ideas; Gifts for all ages, toys and games for kids, holiday home decor, ornaments, gifts for moms, dads, grandparents and more.


MYSTIC FORTRESS GAMES

Mystic Fortress Games is a tabletop hobby gaming store located in downtown Waconia. You won't find any video games inside--their focus is tabletop gaming. Whether you enjoy family games, role-playing games (RPGs), chess, Catan, or the kids just can't get enough Pokémon cards, Mystic Fortress Games has something for you. Located at 100 W Main St, Waconia, MN 55387. Click here to learn more about Mystic Fortress Games.


KIDDYWAMPUS


kiddywampus Chanhassen is your one stop shop for all things baby and kid -- from infant toys to the softest plush and games for the whole family to enjoy. The highly experienced staff knows toys and how they can be used to help kids learn and grow. Click here to learn more about kiddywampus.


TANGLETOWN GARDENS


Tangletown Gardens offers farm-fresh food store, featuring year-round Farm Direct options and our seasonal Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Shares. Click here to learn more about Tangletown Gardens.


LOCAL EXPERIENCES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Giving the gift of an experience is a gift all ages can enjoy. 


Pick your preferred custom wood sign design, sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop that best works for you and your friends or family, and then show up for a fun, instructor-led, hands-on experience. Board and Brush Creative Studio - Chanhassen is located at 7882 Market Blvd. Chanhassen, MN 55317. Click here to learn more about Board and Brush Creative Studio - Chanhassen

Gift Ideas; make a custom gift for a loved one or a gift certificate for family or friends. Use the code BBCHANHASSEN for $10 off your first workshop!  Buy 3 Gift Certificates, get one free!


RISING STAR DANCE ACADEMY


Rising Star Dance Academy creates a strong foundation for your child to learn and grow, helping to develop self-esteem and dance skills in a fun environment. They have recital classes at both the recreational and competitive level as well as a variety of shorter session classes for those looking to try dance with less of a commitment. Located at 564 Cherry Drive Waconia, MN 55387. Click here to learn more about Rising Star Dance Academy.

Gift Ideas; Sign your child up for an 8-week winter dance session. January 2022 - February 2022. Ages 2.5-4 - Mini & Me, Ages 3-5 Frozen Ballet or Preschool Dancemix, Ages 4-6 Frozen Ballet and Ages 5-8 Hip Hop Dance Party. Birthday Parties and Gift Certificates are available.

 CODE NINJAS

Code Ninjas is a fun and welcoming place where girls and boys ages 7-15 learn to code by building their very own video games. They have a blast while learning coding, robotics, math, logic, and teamwork. Located at 426 Pond Promenade Chanhassen, MN 55317. Click here to learn more about Code Ninjas in Chanhassen.

Gift Ideas; Sign your child up for a coding experience they won't forget. 2021 Winter Camps - Minecraft Day Camp December 27 or 29 and Roblox Day Camp December 28 or 30.


CHILDREN'S THEATRE COMPANY

Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. Located at 2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404. Click here to learn more about Children's Theatre Company.

Gift Ideas; Tickets to an upcoming show. 2021-2022 season include Annie, Bina’s Six Apples, Circus Abyssinia: Tulu, Something Happened in Our Town and Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical.


 THE WORKS MUSEUM


The Works Museum exhibits, programs, and design challenges engage kids in science, technology, and engineering and make learning memorable and fun. Located at 9740 Grand Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420. Click here to learn more about The Works Museum.

Gift Ideas; Membership options for Dual, Family, Grandparent and Homeschool.


 SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA


Explore dinosaurs & fossils, the human body and so much more at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Located at 120 W. Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55102. Click here to learn more about The Works Museum.

Gift Ideas; Membership options for Dual and Household.


 




LOCAL SERVICES

Check out these local services to help you get ready for the Holidays.

 STEPHI JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY


Schedule your Family Photo Session for the Holidays or purchase a Gift Certificate for later use. Services include Family,  Birth, Newborn, Children, and Engagement. Located in Watertown, MN. Click here to learn more about Stephi Jean Photography.

Gift Ideas; a photo session for your family or a gift certificate for family or friends.


 CHILDREN OF TOMORROW


Children of Tomorrow is an independently owned, family run childcare/preschool center that offers a bright, exciting, clean and caring learning environment for children 6 weeks to 9 years of age. Children of Tomorrow has been providing childcare to the community since 2000. With four locations in Carver County in Chanhassen, Waconia, Carver and Norwood-Young America.  Click here to learn more about Children of Tomorrow.

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