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Best Shopping In Minnesota's Linden Hills

Businesses come to small neighborhoods mainly because they feel some connection to the community and enjoy the locals. Linden Hills, a small neighborhood located near Lake Harriet, close to Uptown Minneapolis, boasts a quaint business district full of family-owned and independent shops. The best part about the shops in Linden Hills is that they support local artists and businesses themselves by carrying local products in stores. Enjoy an afternoon shopping for a specific gift or just browsing the neighborhood.

Heartfelt (Credit, Andrea Wodele)

4306 Upton Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 877-8090

From the outside, Heartfelt looks like a quaint toy store. However, once you enter, you'll find there's something for everyone here. Supporting local artists, Heartfelt carries handmade crafts and toys from Minnesota. It also carries sustainable and natural gifts that are beautiful and functional. In the back of the store, there is a play treehouse crafted into the room for children to climb through and enjoy. Heartfelt carries a large selection of craft supplies and offers classes and camps for preschoolers up to adult.

Honeyshine (Credit, Andrea Wodele)

2720 W. 43rd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 377-7300

Down the street and around the corner from Heartfelt is another fabulous shop for unique gifts, Honeyshine. Honeyshine carries home decor and handcrafted items but specializes in unique and fun gifts. There is literally something for everyone in this store. Honeyshine is locally owned and dedicated to serving the community. It is staffed with interior designers that are available for consultations for those wishing to redecorate or rearrange their homes. Shop for a unique object or the perfect gift.

Wild Rumpus (Credit, Andrea Wodele)

Wild Rumpus
2720 W. 43rd. St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 920-5005

Among one of the most unique and fun bookstores in Minnesota, Wild Rumpus caters to children and voracious readers of all ages. Children love to enter through the child-sized door and play among the cats and chickens running throughout the store. The shelves are low for children to access and explore books and there are comfy chairs and couches to get some reading in. Check out story time and hear a good story or just come to hang out and browse. Adult books are also located in the store and grown-ups are welcome at story time too.

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Twiggs Home And Garden (Credit, Andrea Wodele)

Twiggs Home And Garden
4301 Upton Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 823-8944


What started as a hobby turned into a business. Twiggs Home and Garden was opened to cater to those looking for outdoor decor and inspiration for inside the home. Lawn ornaments, windchimes, bird baths and many other outdoor decorations fill the store. Twiggs is also seasonal and carries holiday cheer in the winter and spring decor in the spring. Artists from Minnesota are supported and their creations are found in the store as well. Twiggs also carries jewelry, pet pampering merchandise and a neat aromatherapy collection of candles, lotions and soaps. Every time you visit Twiggs, there's something new.

Heart Of Tibet & Sky Door
4303 Upton Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 926-8723

Another unique treasure to this neighborhood is the store Heart of Tibet and Sky Door. This neat shop carries merchandise from the Far East including Tibet, Thailand, India and Nepal. Many of the items are handmade or contain some sort of significance to Eastern culture. There are beautiful scarves, handmade textiles and jewelry that have that unique and exotic look. Books on Buddhism and meditation along with hand-rolled incense are available to help one reduce stress. There are also classes on Tibetan meditation for the curious.

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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for eight years. She loves covering all things Minnesota and her work can be found on

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