Lake-themed Gifts For Everyone on Your Holiday List

These fun gifts show a boatload of White Bear Lake pride.

If Minnesota gave out prizes for city pride, White Bear Lake would surely win. We love our lakes, we love our town and we love our polar bears. What better way to share this passion during the holidays than to give locally themed gifts? So, get out that holiday list, because we’ve got some ideas here that are both adorable and affordable.

For the White Bear Fan 

Stay warm in White Bear style this winter with these cozy bear gloves, which come in sizes for infant to adult. $12.95 and up. Medicine Chest

Cheer “White Bear Nation” with 100 percent polyester wicking sweatshirts in this fun new design. Comes in sizes youth small to adult 3X. $59 and up. Hisdahl’s

Wine holder
Keep your wine fresher with this cute resin wine holder. The angle keeps the wine in contact with the cork, which expands and prevents premature oxidation. $30. Medicine Chest

Stay warm with these black and orange BearWear mittens and this unique scarf created by Keith Hisdahl. $16 mittens; call for price on scarf. Hisdahl’s

This White Bear Lake pillow will surely make your special someone smile. $52. Truly

Hockey Puck Bottle opener
Features a White Bear Lake hockey bear. $16.95. Goodthings

(A plethora of items for those favorite foodies on your holiday list.)

For the Foodie

Gourmet pepper/Olive Oil/Balsamic Vinegar
This versatile seasoning features a myriad of hot peppers, peppercorns, salt, paprika, garlic and much more, contains no MSG, and is sure to give your dishes a little extra zip. $7.95. Olive oil; 100 ml, $6; 250 ml; $10. Autumn Harvest

Gift card
Give the gift of locally crafted brew with a gift card from our very own Big Wood Brewery. $25 and up. Big Wood Brewery

Cutting board
Tap into your inner chef and get chopping with this dandy cutting board made of sturdy bamboo. $24.95. Goodthings

Ice cube tray
Delight your favorite someone with polar bear ice cubes from this “beary” cool silicone tray. $11.95. Goodthings

Dessert plates
The perfect gift for the baker in your life. Or, perhaps, a gift for yourself? Set of four, $15.95. Autumn Harvest

Beer glasses/Coozie/t-shirt
An assortment of goodies from our favorite brew pub. Prices vary. Big Wood Brewery

Give the gift of inspiration with these beautiful cookbooks. Prices vary. Autumn Harvest

(Make a splash with these double-duty, eco-friendly faves.)

For the Environmentalist

Vinyl wallet
Tough enough for crashing waves, these indestructible, hand-sewn Queen Bee wallets are made of sturdy boat vinyl using sustainable business practices. Use as a clutch or tuck in your purse. Five colors. $58. Truly

Sailcloth duffel (pictured on Cover)
Crafted on-site from recycled sails, this sturdy and versatile carryall comes in two sizes, and is perfect for a college kid or anyone who needs to get their gear from place to place. $45 and up. Sail la Vie

Wine bag
Grab some vino and a wine bag, hand-sewn on-site from recycled sails in single, double and quadruple sizes, and you’ve got yourself one fine gift. $15 and up. Sail la Vie

Tote Bag
For that person who loves to bring along everything but the kitchen sink, this handy-dandy bag delivers hometown pride and practicality. $36. Truly

Sailcloth Pillow
This sailcloth pillow is sure to dazzle with its bold colored bear and high comfort value. Call for price. Sail la Vie

For the Bookworm

Delivering Death by Julie Kramer
Catch up on Kramer’s latest installment of the Riley Spartz series. $24.99. Lake Country Booksellers

Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan
A story about the extraordinary life of an ordinary schoolteacher. $26. (Not shown.) Lake Country Booksellers

White Bear, A History by Catherine Carey
Learn about local history in photos and untold stories since the town’s founding in 1858. $49.95. Lake Country Booksellers

Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
Follow Dash, Charlie and Theo in a sailing adventure on the high seas. $17.99. Lake Country Booksellers

Minnesota’s Hidden Alphabet by David LaRochelle, with photography by Joe Rossi
This popular and award-winning book by White Bear Lake author LaRochelle, who has more than 20 books to his name, features all the letters as found in Minnesota’s great outdoors. $16.95. Lake Country Booksellers

For Jewelry Lovers

White Bear Lake charm
Delight your favorite fashionista with a two- or three-dimensional bear charm in 14K gold, gold plate on sterling silver or shimmery silver. $36 and up. Sherburne Jewelers

Johnson Boat Works charm
Tip your sail to White Bear’s historic Johnson Boat Works with delightful three-dimensional sailboat charms custom-made and found only at Sherburne Jewelers. Choose among the A scow, X boat or Catalina styles. $85. Sherburne Jewelers

Silver Bear Ring
For the ultra-proud devotee of White Bear Lake, this silver bear ring is a gift for the ages. Call for price. Sherburne Jewelers

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