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Your Green Life: White Spruce Market sources locally for Northwoods gift boxes

DULUTH, MN-- Tis the season for giving back and showing gratitude.

One business in Duluth offers a way for you to give simple, elegant gifts.. while also giving back to local families looking to provide for their loved ones.

White Spruce Market is going green by staying local.

Packing and stacking. That's the afternoon for those who work at a locally driven business.

"We specialize in curated gift boxes," says founder and owner of the market, Bailey Aro Hutchence.

White Spruce Market in Duluth aims to give shoppers a simple, yet unique gifting experience.

Hutchence says, "not only do we love to source beautiful products, but we like to create an amazing experience in each gift box."

These perfectly packaged boxes are made for all occasions.

From the "Brunch for Two", to "The Little Happy Hour" and the "Spa Day" gift set, the market offers over 30 hand-picked options.

"We want to simplify the art of gifting," says the owner.

The best part? All of those items will make you feel at home in the Northwoods. "Duluth, Minnesota, Wisconsin, we even have some Michigan makers in here too."

Hutchence says about 85-percent of their products come from local, regional makers. Products that include coffee, candles, and dog treats.

The 2-and-a-half-year-old business encourages people to shop local, give back to the local economy, allowing to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the area.

"Your dollars go so much further when you're investing in local products and local makers," says Hutchence.

Aiming to cultivate gratitude and spread joy in the community. "You're putting food on the table and you're helping with local families."

All while working to simplify & beautify custom gifts this holiday season.

The owner says, "We want to delight both the giver and the recipient throughout the whole process."

Right now, White Spruce Market is only an online shop. but does host pop-up events.

Friday, Dec 13., you can find them at Huckleberry's on Superior Street from 4 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 14., they will be making box sets at the Duluth Folk School all day.

Jessie Slater

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