Remember the days back when you were a kid and you would make a present for your mom and dad? Not only did those mean the most, but are unique gifts that are kept for years to come. So, if you are in the market for something a little different then the average present, or you want to get a gift for the person who has everything, these unique little locally owned shops should give you some great ideas.

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    A local company in West Duluth that makes custom gear for motorcycle and rider enthusiasts. All of the products are hand made and come in a huge variety of styles, plus tons of accessories too. You can't put a price on safety, and how cool that this gear is made right here?

    8 South 18th Avenue West in Duluth.

    Phone-#(218) 722-1927 /



    AEROSTITCH -Photo courtesy of Google Street View
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    Art in the Alley

    Is a fun artsy clothing boutique and gallery featuring one of a kind clothing and jewelry that are works of art in themselves. A unique shopping experience that is sure to show off some treasures!

    230 East Superior Street in Duluth, MN

    Phone # (218) 464-4822 /

    Art in the Alley-Photo courtesy of Google Street View
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    Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More

    T-shirts have become quite the fashion statement along with bags, totes and whatever else you can out a custom print design on. They specialize in fast affordable garment printing with no minimum orders, set up fees or art fees. Embroidery is also available.

    5115 Burning Tree Road  Duluth, MN

    Phone #(218) 491-6400 /


    Big Frog Custom T-shirts and More-Photo courtesy of Google Street View
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    Electric Fetus

    This historic store in the heart of downtown Duluth is 1 of 2 the other which is located in Minneapolis. This is one of those stores that I could get lost in for hours. So much to see and smell and look through. Of course the store is famous for its music selection, but they have tons of other stuff too, Incense, jewelry, cards, toys, clothing and more.

    12 East Superior Street in Duluth MN (218) 722-9970

    Photo courtesy of Nick Cooper/Townsquare Media
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    Lake Superior Art Glass

    This is a great place to get beautiful, unique handmade gifts from artists all over the country. Or how would you like to take a glass and make something yourself? You can also watch artists from the sidewalk or come on in the store to get the whole experience. Beautiful and unique that you must see in person to appreciate.

    202 E. Superior Street Duluth, MN

    Phone# (218) 464-1799 /

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