2021 Shop Local Guide for Carver County - Gifts and Services

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

By Jamie Schlechter, Macaroni Kid Publisher December 1, 2020

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.

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2021 Shop Local Guide 

Carver County, Minnesota


Shop local for your holiday gifts for all ages. 


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.


Little Roos is a children's boutique based in Chaska MN.  We specialize in leos, ruffle leggings, dresses and handmade bows! Click here to learn more about Little Roos MN. 


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. Click here to learn more about Everson's Hardware Hank.


The Cookie Cups in Chanhassen is a bakery that sells gourmet cookies in the shape of mini cupcake. They also have an at-home Pizza Making Kit and a Unicorn Cookie Cup Baking Kit.  Click here to learn more about The Cookie Cups.


Ollie's Snowy Day is local author, Luke Walford's first book. A story about friendship, overcoming challenges and colorful scarves! Click here to learn more about Ollie's Snowy Day.


Norwex is a company that strives in providing customers with high end products with a safe way of cleaning. Norwex makes products that make cleaning easy, fast and effective. Improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes. Click here to learn more about Norwex with Eimile. 


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


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


Rugsuckers, Inc., is your locally owned, certified professional commercial and residential hard surface and carpet cleaning company. Based in the west metro, we're the most friendly, honest floor cleaning company in the area. We take great pride in restoring the look, feel, and smell of your carpet, upholstery, and hard surfaces. Click here to learn more about Rugsuckers, Inc.


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.


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

 Click here to learn more about Emagine Theatre in Waconia.

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