Here is my suggestion list for some fantastic Christmas gifts born right here in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, USA. Saluting the Three-Two-Oh this holiday season!

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    Beaver Island Brewing

    Gift Cards, Gear, and Beer

    216 6th Avenue South

    How about a Beaver Island growler, hoodie, or gift card? You'd win with me with a present like that! (And try my favorite beer, Ripple, while you're at it).

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    St. Cloud State Hockey

    Tickets to the #1 Team in the Country

    1204 4th Ave South

    Let's go Huskies! These guys are the #1 ranked D1 team in the nation (and they now sell beer & wine at the games). Give the gift of #CawlidgeHawkey!

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    The Value Connection

    Certificates for EVERYTHING!

    640 Lincoln Avenue SE

    Who wouldn't love a certificate for the business of their dreams? Hundreds are on sale now, and you look like a hero while saving on your Christmas.

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    Quarry Park Season Pass

    The Area's Best Nature Area

    1802 County Road 137, Waite Park

    Give the gift of hiking, fishing, swimming, cross-country skiing, diving, climbing, and more with a $20 season pass.

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    Old Capital Tavern

    Gift Card from My Favorite Eatery

    2 N Benton Dr, Sauk Rapids

    Craft beer, whiskey, and the best damn food in the area (in my humble opinion). Get me a gift card and I will love you forever.


    Sports + Train Tickets

    Twins, Wolves, Gophers, Wild, Or Vikes + Train Tickets

    No parking costs. Direct to The Cities.

    What about getting the sports fan in your life tickets to the game + tickets on the train. The Northstar Line + Northstar Link from STC is one of my favorite things.

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    Get a $25 Gift Card for $20

    628 E Saint Germain St

    Burgers, shakes, and a mountain of fries. Give a St. Cloud classic for Christmas this year (and save a little at the same time).

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    Sound Connection

    Love = Remote Car Starter!

    49 2nd Ave S, Waite Park

    Half of the year in MN = Winter! I can't think of anything that says, 'I Love You,' more than a remote start for their vehicle.

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    George Doyle

    Styles Plus Salon & Massage

    1 hour massage - I love you!

    23 Red River AV N, Cold Spring

    Want to show me you love me? Get me a one hour, full body massage -- and Styles Plus is one of the best!

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    Marcus Parkwood Movie Passes

    Movies, snacks, and more!

    1533 Frontage RD N, Waite Park

    Give the gift of movies this Christmas. Everyone gets to pick the show they want to attend -- buy a snack pass too!

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