Woody's World

Gifts and giving ideas from The Woods Gifts in Minnesota.

  • Life on the Lighter Side

    We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. At The Woods Gifts, we believe that’s true. Laughing just makes you feel good. It relieves stress, combats depression and boosts immunity. That’s why we aim to help people laugh. After all, life shouldn’t be taken too seriously (at least not all the time).

    Here are some products we have that can help bring more humor into your life.

    Box Signs
    We have numerous box signs with silly, sassy and sarcastic sayings that are sure to make you smile. These are great to keep on your desk at work or around the house. They’ll also entertain your coworkers, family members and guests.

    Fun Box Sign

    Flour Sack Towels
    These soft towels from Second Nature by Hand have some quirky sayings that will keep you laughing. Not only are they funny, but they are also functional. You can hang these in your bathroom or kitchen for all to enjoy.

    Funny Towel by Second Nature

    Socks
    Now you can even wear humor! Check out these socks from Blue Q. You can keep them hidden under your pants and shoes for only you to enjoy or feel free to show them off to your friends and coworkers for a good chuckle.

    Funny Socks

    Coasters
    Another functional and funny product we carry are drink coasters by MikWright. The sayings and pictures are just classic! They will make you smile every time you pick up your drink.

    Funny Coaster

    Boxers
    Here’s more humor to wear under your clothes. These boxers are sure to make you (or your significant other) laugh.

    Moose Caboose Boxers

    We hope some of these products brought a smile to your face. Now it’s time for you to share the fun with someone you know who needs a laugh. Browse our site for more fun products or visit one of our Retail Locations. Most importantly, remember to enjoy life and laugh at yourself!

  • New Puzzles

    We have several new jigsaw puzzles for those who love a good challenge. Whether you enjoy puzzles yourself or know someone who does, these are some great items you will want to check out. We carry several puzzles by PuzzleTwist, and we have a new puzzle in honor of a Minnesota music legend.

    His Purple PalaceHis Purple Palace Jigsaw Puzzle
    This 500-piece jigsaw puzzle is part of Maynard’s Signature Series of puzzles. The artwork is by Michael Birawer, who created a rendition of the artist’s studio. It was created in honor of Minnesota’s favorite musical legend, and you can honor him as well as you put each interlocking piece together and remember his music.

    PuzzleTwist
    We have five new puzzles by PuzzleTwist. Each puzzle has a different twist making the final puzzle slightly different from the picture on the box, creating an extra level of challenge. Here are the new ones we now carry.

    • Sunday Scrimmage – This 1,000-piece puzzle depicts kids playing football in a park. The picture on the box is more than a bit different from the puzzle in the box. The group of
      amateur ball players will come to life with each of the differences you uncover.PuzzleTwist Sunday Scrimmage
    • State Fair After Dark – State fair sites will come to life as you put the thousand pieces of this puzzle together. However, this puzzle has more than you know. The actual puzzle includes four more state fair sites that are not shown on the box. Find out which summer favorites appear in the puzzle that are not on the box.
    • Moon Over Minneapolis – Enjoy the iconic silhouette of the Minneapolis skyline as you detect which buildings are just a bit different from the ones on the box.
    • Driving Along the North Shore – This 1,000-piece puzzle includes four more North Shore sights than what’s shown on the box. See if you can recognize them all.
    • North Shore – Here’s another puzzle featuring views of the north shore. The twist to this one is the image you assemble is not identical to the box cover image. Once you have this puzzle set, see if you can spot the 20 differences.

    So if you are ready for a challenge or know someone who is – check out these jigsaw puzzles. They can be a great gift or a fun way to bring the family together during a holiday gathering. You can browse all our puzzles online or visit one of our Retail Locations. If you purchase more than $75 online, you will get free shipping!

  • Christmas Gift Ideas

    Christmas is just around the corner. Do you know what to get for everyone on your list? If you need some ideas, we are here to help! We have something for everyone – from candles and home décor to puzzles and food. Here are some ideas to help you get started with your holiday shopping.

    Candles
    Holiday WoodWick CandleWe carry WoodWick candles, Milkhouse Candles, votives and more. You can browse our large selection to find the perfect scented candle for your friend or loved one. WoodWick candles feature a natural wick made from organic wood to create the soothing sound of a crackling fire with exceptional fragrance. Milkhouse Candles combine pure beeswax and natural soy wax to create a natural, clean-burning candle. We also have small votives and decorative candle holders.

     

    Home Décor
    We carry a variety of box signs with Humorous Box Signeverything from humorous sayings to inspirational quotes. These can stand on their own or hang on a wall. We also have figurines, coasters, throw pillows, hand towels and other items to show one’s personal style. If you browse through our selection, you may just find the perfect fit for someone on your list.

     

    Puzzles
    If you have a puzzle setter in your family or Purple Palace Jigsaw Puzzlecircle of friends, we have exactly what they need! We carry some unique puzzles that have a twist. With a PuzzleTwist, the image on the box is not exactly the same as the image on the completed puzzle. This adds more challenge and more fun for an avid jigsaw puzzle person. We also have a new puzzle this year to honor Minnesota’s favorite musical legend.

     

    Gourmet Food
    Blueberry Rhubarb JamIf you have someone who’s tough to buy for, consider some gourmet food items. We have a variety of jams and preserves, salsas and sauces plus simple mixes for appetizers, soups, desserts and more! Everyone can enjoy a new culinary experience.

     

     

    Minnesota Gifts
    If you or someone you know is from Minnesota MugMinnesota, you can share a gift unique to the state. We have mugs, games, puzzles, books and even foods that are about or made in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Browse Minnesota Gifts to see the many options.

     
    If you are still having trouble deciding on the right gift for someone, you can browse through our gift ideas. We have gifts organized by family members or interests.

    Get started today on your holiday shopping! Browse through the ideas above on our site or visit one of our Retail Locations. If you purchase more than $75 online, you will get free shipping!

  • Stone Garden Animals Rock, Dude!

    Your home’s exterior could really use a little aesthetic enhancement, could it not? The shrubs and mulch do not add enough pop to the overall visual enjoyment of your property, for you, for neighbors, for anyone who glances upon it. Why not add stone garden animals as created by Francis Metal Works? Utilizing fieldstones gathered from the ground throughout Minnesota, these distinctive iron pieces will add natural enhancement to the décor outside of your home.

    What is great about these pieces is that no two are exactly the same. They are created by the artisans at Francis Metal Works, a company started by two Minnesotans, one a jeweler, the other a creative metal worker. Both enthused gardeners, they came up with a way to merge these passions in the form of garden stone animals. Francis Metal Works is the realized dream of two creative sorts who invested in their art form.

    Their initial efforts focused on the wild birds that fly the skies of Minnesota. As time passed, the two branched out and began to create other animals commonly found throughout the state, like frogs and turtles.

    Each piece is a blend of manipulated rock and iron. Let us use the turtle as an example. The head, legs and tail are wrought iron, forged in fire, shaped once out. The shell is a fieldstone on top of the wrought iron frame. Your end result is a nature-inspired piece of art that will enhance the look of any desired outdoor décor.

    Weatherproof, coming in a wide variety of sizes and wholly individualized, you are indeed adding a piece of art to your property. Your purchase of one of these fine stone garden animals is a great way to express your passion for the creatures of the world, a way to utter your sworn allegiance to nature, a means of adding some class to your home’s exterior décor.

    Though it may not yet be Halloween, the time to think of Christmas gifts has arriven. What better gift for the landscaping enthusiast than these artisan-crafted delights?

    If you are interested in adding some Francis Metal Works stone garden animals to your property, please visit our sales pages at https://www.davlinswoods.com/francis-metal-works. Here you will find stone garden animals of all sorts from birds like swans, roosters, owls, ducks, herons and pelicans to moose, frogs and turtles. The nature lover within you will be so pleased that you added these fine conversation pieces of art to your property.

  • Discover the All Natural Milkhouse Soy Candle

    A new product we are excited to offer on our website is Milkhouse Soy Candles. Milkhouse Candles are a simple blend of waxes combining pure beeswax and natural soy wax from beans grown in America’s upper Midwest. These natural candles are sure to delight your senses while not harming the environment. We want to give you more information about these unique candles.

    Milkhouse Candles was started by a couple living in Iowa. They began making candles as a hobby in 2002, and soon it became a full-time enterprise. Inspired by the need to make a cleaner, healthier candle experience, the couple spent years researching, experimenting and creating to establish the Milkhouse Candle Company.

    So what makes these candles so unique? Besides the fact that these candles are made in America by a family-owned business, Milkhouse Candles are a natural choice in many ways. The natural and renewable waxes used to make the candles contain none of the carcinogens that are often found in paraffin candles. There are no artificial colors in the candles, and there is no lead in the wicks. In addition, the glassware used to house the wax is 40 percent recycled and 100 percent recyclable! So, even when the wax is gone, you can still reuse the candle jars.

    Milkhouse Candle

    A variety of scents are available in Milkhouse Candles, each meant to invoke memories of places or events real or imagined. Currently, the company has 11 different fragrance categories, each with numerous unique scents. The categories include: spring/summer, fall, winter, holiday, culinary, beverage, spa, woodsy, botanical, floral and masculine. A few examples of the fragrances we carry include: eucalyptus lavender, cranberry amaretto, farmer’s market, barn dance, cinnamon stick, pomegranate martini, sea breeze and scotch pine.

    The bestselling line of Milkhouse Candles is the Creamery Collection, which has various sizes of nostalgic containers. Sizes include a 5 ounce cream jar, 8 ounce milk bottle, and 16 and 22 ounce butter jar to house the wax. All of the Milkhouse fragrances are available in the Creamery Collection.

    Barn Dance Milkhouse Candle

    Thanks to their natural beeswax and soy blend and lack of artificial ingredients, Milkhouse Candles are thought to be the cleanest burning candle available on the market. So, why not give them a try?

    Browse our selection of Milkhouse Candles online or visit one of our Retail Locations for Milkhouse Soy Candles. If you have any questions, feel free to call The Woods Gifts at 763-416-9662.

  • Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

    Mother’s Day is this Sunday! It’s always a good idea to show our moms how much we love and appreciate them, but especially on this day dedicated to them. We have some gift ideas that are sure to warm your mother’s heart. Be sure to stop in one of our retail stores to find the perfect gift for your mom this weekend!

    Box Signs
    We carry several box signs by Primitives by Kathy that are specifically for moms. Here are a few examples.

    Love You Mom Box Sign I Love Mom Box Sign Good Moms Box Sign

    Moms can place these boxes on a shelf or hang them on the wall to be reminded how much they are loved.

    Figurines
    We have some figurines that represent motherhood. These graceful figurines are lightweight cast replicas of originals by Kansas City artist Susan Lordi.

    Mother and Children Figurine Mother and Son Figurine

    Soaps and Lotions
    We have various foaming hand soaps and lotions by Michel Design Works. These products contain shea butter and aloe vera for gentle cleansing and moisturizing. A variety of scents are available in beautiful packages that are sure to make your mom feel special.

    Hand Lotion Foaming Hand Soap

    Candles
    We have numerous candles to make your mom’s home smell delightful. From the classic WoodWick Candles to our new variety of Milkhouse Soy Candles, we are sure to have something your mom will love.

    Milkhouse Candle WoodWick Trilogy Candle

    So whether your mom likes collectibles to remind her of family, fragrances she can put on herself or scents to fill the home, we will have something she can enjoy. Most importantly, you will make your mom feel special and loved by getting her a thoughtful gift.

    For more gift ideas for Mother’s Day or any special occasion, please Browse Our Site or visit one of our Retail Locations.

  • Try a Jigsaw Puzzle with a Twist

    Jigsaw puzzles are a fun and challenging activity for people of all ages. Puzzles are shown to sharpen memory, improve brain function and clear the mind of clutter. A Minneapolis company has taken the jigsaw puzzle to another level by offering puzzles with a twist. Puzzle Twist jigsaw puzzles provide even more of a challenge.

    Puzzle Twist - Minnesota

    What you see isn’t always what you get! Most puzzle setters follow the picture on the box to find placement for different pieces. With Puzzle Twist, the picture on the box will be slightly different from the actual puzzle. This presents an extra challenge since there may be pieces you don’t see in the picture or parts of the picture that you can’t find the pieces to match.

    Puzzle Twist puzzles make a great gift for any avid jigsaw puzzle fan. You can provide a new and unique challenge for those who’ve already set puzzles of many types. Piece by piece, something surprising awaits as the full puzzle is revealed.

    Since Puzzle Twist is based in Minneapolis, the company makes several puzzles depicting Minnesota cities and landmarks. Other states and cities have also been included such as Wisconsin, St Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. In addition to geographical locations, Puzzle Twist also covers nature, animals and seasonal events. Puzzles come in 500, 750 or 1,000 pieces.

    Puzzle building is a full brain workout. The right side of the brain is responsible for emotions, creativity and intuitive thought, while the left side is logical, orderly and systematic. When doing a jigsaw puzzle, studies have shown that both sides of the brain are involved. The intense activity of putting together a jigsaw puzzle exercises the brain cells and thereby activates them and increases their efficiency and capacity. By setting a Puzzle Twist, the brain will be further challenged!

    So grab your family or friends, get a Puzzle Twist jigsaw puzzle and see what surprises you will find as the puzzle comes together. You can enjoy the fun and challenge while also knowing you are exercising your mind!

    The Woods Gifts is proud to be a retailer of these new and unique puzzles. We are also excited that they are made right here in Minnesota!

    Browse Our Site or visit one of our Retail Locations to find a Puzzle Twist to set! If you have any questions, feel free to call The Woods Gifts at 651-458-4011.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

    It will soon be the most lovable day of the year: Valentine’s Day. It’s time to celebrate love, companionship, friendship and all of the positive feelings associated with caring for other people. We have plenty of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for that special someone in your life, and we thought we’d share some of our favorite fun facts about this distinctive holiday.

    • It is said that Valentine’s Day began during the reign of Roman Emperor Claudius II. He didn’t want his soldiers to get married during wartime. A bishop named Bishop Valentine secretly performed weddings against the Emperor’s wishes. He was caught, jailed and executed.
    • Valentine’s Day is the second largest seasonal card giving and receiving time of the year. About a billion cards are exchanged each year.
    • Pet owners get in on the fun too! About 3% of pet owners give their pet a Valentine’s Day gift.
    • In Finland, Valentine’s Day celebrates friendships more than romantic relationships.
    • The expression “wear your heart on your sleeve” is a result of a tradition from the Middle Ages. Young men and women would draw a name from a bowl to see who their Valentine would be that year. They would then pin that name onto their sleeves for a week so everyone could see it.
    • February 14 was officially declared Valentine’s Day in 1537 by King Henry VII.
    • Chocolate used to be prescribed by physicians in the 1800s to treat those who were pining for lost love.
    • Millions of boxes of chocolates are sold every year for Valentine’s Day.
    • Of those who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day, 73% are men and 27% are women, but women buy about 85% of all Valentine’s Day gifts.
    • A red rose is a symbol of love because it is said it is the favored flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Red also symbolizes the color of love.
    • Around 220,000 marriage proposals happen on Valentine’s Day.
    • During the Victorian time period, if you signed a Valentine’s Day card, it was considered bad luck.
    • Singles Awareness Day is also celebrated on February 14. It is meant to be a day for those who are single to celebrate their single status.

    We hope you learned a few new things about Valentine’s Day!

    Are you interested in browsing through our Valentine’s Day gifts? Call The Woods Gifts at 651-458-4011, Browse Our Site or Contact Us.

     

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