Must-have Gifts from The Woods, Maple Grove’s Best Gift Shop

by | Jul 2020

A person places pieces in a puzzle.

Photos: Rachel Nadeau, Emily Handy

Find unique, handcrafted goods for any occasion at The Woods.

Since 1997, The Woods gift shop has filled shoppers’ bags with handcrafted gifts and home décor from a mixture of local and national merchants and artists. While there are lots of items to choose from, owner, Dave Looney, suggests these must-have goods—as the perfect gift for others or yourself!

Puzzle Twist

These jigsaw puzzles feature a different image on the box from what the completed puzzle will turn out to be upon completion. Choose from a selection of images, including the Minneapolis or St. Paul skylines, natural woodland landscapes and cabin themes. $22

My Cozy Blankets

Bringing warmth and comfort during those cooler nights, My Cozy Blankets are individually hand cut and sewn in a variety of fuzzy patterns and colors. They’re perfect for a reading nook, that cozy corner at home, a cabin retreat and more. $115

Ella’s Kitchen

Fresh from nature and preserved to perfection, put a tasty spin on your dishes. The Woods features a selection of syrups, jams, pickled veggies, salsas and mustards. These are ideal for any pantry. $7.95–9.50

Woodwick Candles

Creating a relaxing or fresh vibe is easier with Woodwick items. Selected with the seasons in mind, The Woods offers a variety scents in candles of different sizes and reed or liquid diffusers. $3.50–29.95

Jeanne DeBruin Artwork

Beginning her career as an artist at 73, Jeanne DeBruin, crafts her masterpieces with just a few paint colors, a knife and a ballpoint pen, DeBruin’s work features delicate birds and birch trees. Prices vary.

Game on!

Made of reclaimed wood from discarded trees in local neighborhoods, these cribbage boards feature the type of tree, city and zip code from where the log was rescued. $49+, depending on size

Francis Metal Works

Handmade in Minnesota, these iron and stone animal sculptures provide a unique touch to your home or garden. Create a family with multiple pieces, or opt for iconic Minnesota creatures like a moose or a loon. Moose: $119 /Loon: $49

Francis Metal Works

The Woods
5825 95th Ave., N.
Facebook: The Woods Gifts
Twitter: @TheWoodsGifts


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