Showing Support From A Distance
Lots of businesses and industries have been negatively impacted with the current events. I won’t repeat what you already know but instead, encourage all of us to find ways to help one another if we can. If you are feeling financially fortunate during these times and thinking of ways to lift others up, I wanted to share some small shops + businesses that could use our support. A little can go a long way. If you are unable to purchase, there are small ways you can still help by visiting their social media pages to like + save a post or leave a comment. These small actions help drive traffic to their pages.
I’m not sure of the impact by me sharing this info but figured it doesn’t hurt. I’m an empath and it’s in my nature to care about others and find ways to help.
These shops are narrowed down from my Instagram submissions (submitted by owners or nominated) along with some of my favorites. Listed by category with promo codes + delivery info if applicable.
Baby & Kids
Oh Baby! A Twin Cities kids boutique with some of the cutest high quality clothes and products! Order online and curbside pick-up is available to locals.
Pacifier A Twin Cities kids boutique that we’ve enjoyed shopping in. They carry the best brands and most adorable clothing. Order online and their current promo is buy one, get one 50% off using code DOUBLETROUBLE.
Peshh A small husband and wife team based in Minnesota selling beautiful 100% Turkish cotton blankets & towels. Gorgeous selections and currently offering 20% off your entire order using code PATTI20 – hurry though because this offer expires Sunday at Midnight (3/29)!
Bumbelou A Baby/kids goods shop based in MN that gives back to help empower children around the world – 10% of their profits supports children through sponsorships at Compassion International. Free domestic shipping on orders of $25 or more.
Pip & Pal A thoughtfully curated children’s shop with so much charm. Free domestic shipping on orders offer $50
The Little Red Shop A boutique for home and baby filled with vintage goods and fine gifts.
Briar Baby Cutest baby bonnets ever! We’ve purchased several of these for our babies. Take 20% off all bonnet with code BRIGHTSPOT all through March + free domestic shipping on orders $30+!
Nomies Kids Handmade genuine leather shoes for your little ones. These are the cutest shoes you’ll ever find. We have a handful and can’t even with the cuteness! This weekend only, buy a pair of shoes get the second HALF OFF with code BOGOHALF
Colored Organics Adorable baby basics. Jack and the girls own a few outfits and we love them! Use code WELCOME20 for 20% off your 1st order. Free shipping on orders $25+ and free returns.
Apparel & Accessories
Fisher + Baker A functional and stylish menswear company based in Minnesota with superior quality. Fast free domestic shipping with a lifetime warranty on all outerwear!
Aloe Riviera Little jewelry shop owned by my friend Kellie (we worked together as designers at Target HQ!). She offers beautiful 14k gold filled, 18k & 24k gold dipped jewelry with free U.S. shipping on orders over $75 with code FREESHIP75.
Eljay Ties Stylish and affordable ties offering worldwide shipping. Get one dollar off each tie with code DOLLAROFFELJAY
Parc Shop Brick & Mortar shop with thoughtfully curated minimalistic pieces and unique goods from independent designers + makers. Now offering free shipping on all domestic orders!
Grethen House Thoughtfully curated women’s designer collections. Offering 25% off site wide with code 25OFF
Projects In Person Provides DIY experience through workshops + other services but currently offering new DIY kits to keep you busy while at home. Their PIP’s Build Box supplies you with all the materials you’ll need for a fool-proof, no-experience-necessary, fun night in!
Rebecca and Genevieve Small collections of one of a kind vintage rugs and textiles owned by my friend Valeria. The selections are GORGEOUS! She’s currently offering 20% off with code BRIGHTSPOT
Polders Old World Market Old World quality goods for the kitchen. Each piece of Dreamware is hand carved by the Polder family in their Virginia farm. Use code PATTICAKE for 20% off any size order of Dreamware!
Swoon Rugs Vintage rug online shop owned by my friend Tabi. I can attest that her one of a kind finds are one of the best! The rug in Jack’s nursery is from her shop and it’s absolutely stunning. You can receive 10% off if you sign up for email and free domestic shipping!
Art for Everyone If you’re looking for pet portraits, you should check them out! They provide free U.S. shipping for any pet portraits ordered.
KaeKoo One of a kind + soulful handcrafted goods. 10% off your first order with email sign up!
Golden Rule Gallery A local favorite shop of artful pieces for you and your home. Take 30% off sale with code SPRINGCLEANING for a limited time.
If you are local to the Twin Cities, check out this list from Mpls St Paul Mag for more shops.
These are unprecedented times as we know and the actions that we take, whether big or small, can have an impact on someone’s livelihood. We are all in this together and we’ll make it through. Wishing you all good health and safety!
*Note: I wished I could post all the shops submitted but had to narrow down due to time. If you don’t see your shop listed and would like to be considered again, please email me with your business name, website and any promo codes you are offering. A promo code will increase the chances of driving traffic to your site.