GoMN Winter Guide

MN-made gift idea: Makwa Studio scarves and hats

Minneapolis textile artist and designer Maggie Thompson makes clothing inspired by her Ojibwe heritage and the great outdoors.

Put these concerts and events on your winter calendar

Peep some Twin Cities events that are all great reasons to leave the house.

MN-made gift idea: Koonyai Studio jewelry

Beau Sinchai creates modern earrings and necklaces out of concrete and mixed metals.

MN-made gift idea: Angela Valentine Handbags

Longtime graphic designer Angela Olson's attention to detail is all over her hand-crafted, colorful handbags.

MN-made gift idea: Oh Dier wooden home goods

William Dohman has handcrafted a shop for wooden clocks, toys, kitchen utensils and more.

MN-made gift idea: Elixery cosmetics

Local chemist Karoline Wells develops and produces cruelty-free and vegan makeup.

The best MN beers and wines for holiday meals

Pair these local options with every course of your big feast.

MN-made gift idea: Cedar & Stone canvas and leather goods

Luke Borkenhagen creates durable bags and backpacks for both city life and outdoor adventures.

How to quit cooking holiday meals

5 ways to start new traditions and ditch the old routine, cold turkey.

How to make Minnesota hotdish in a pinch

The best ingredients are always the ones you already have.

How to make the perfect hot toddy

There are some new ways to stir up this classic winter drink.

Hit these Twin Cities events for Minnesota-made holiday gifts

Skipping the mall and supporting local artisans is a snap.

Amazon has turned Black Friday into Black November

Its pre-Black Friday sale has already started.

How to help Twin Cities neighbors in need this holiday season

These local organizations and charities are doing important work around the metro.

The problem with hygge

A case against the popular Danish trend encouraging you to stay inside all winter.

How to winterize your life, for less

Don't burn your money just to stay warm this winter.

The GoMN 2017 Winter Guide

How to live, give, and indulge this season.