Tis the season to spread Christmas cheer, here are some things I believe Duluthians would not want for the Holidays.


  • 1

    Green Bay Packer Gear

    The Land of 10,000 Lakes shall have no clothing apparel that resemble the green and yellow enemies. I remember one Christmas when I was 8 years old, my uncle who lives in Superior brought me a present and told me it was a Packers jersey, I broke into tears and ran to my room. Turns out it was a large Super Soaker water gun.

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  • 2

    Hats + Mittens

    Come on people, we live in the Frozen Tundra. Everyone I know has at least ten pairs of hats & mittens. One could argue "you never can have enough", I believe you can.

  • 3

    Swim suits

    Again, I remind you we live in the Frozen Tundra. Unless you are traveling every winter to somewhere warm, I almost guarantee your swim suit doesn't get much use. So why would you need a new one?

  • 4

    Duluth Shaped Chocolates

    To me, chocolate is chocolate. Just because it looks like the Aerial Lift Bridge, doesn't mean it'll automatically taste better.

    Ekaterina Minaeva
  • 5

    Gift Card To Places That Aren't In Duluth

    If I had a dime for every time I got an AMC movie theaters gift card knowing we have Marcus Theaters in Duluth, I would have three dimes. I understand we have out of town realtives, but don't you think they should know if the business is in Duluth before they buy the gift card?

  • 6


    Just like swim wear, how many times do you get wear sandals? Two months out of the year maybe. Now if your sandals are ten years old, sure ask for some new ones. If not, you should be good for awhile.

    Mykola Komarovskyy
  • 7

    Minnesota Gopher Gear

    I have a hard time this one, but I understand we live in Bulldog country and Duluthians are very proud of our team. Most people in Duluth would much rather get UMD gear then Golden Gopher gear,

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  • 8

    I <3 Duluth Shirts

    Don't get me wrong, I love this city but I feel the people that should wear these shirts are tourists or people from Duluth that no longer live here.

  • 9

    Garden Supplies

    I'm not sure if I've ever seen someone in Duluth receive garden supplies for Christmas, and I think there's a reason for that.

  • 10


    I usually get this every few years as a gag gift being a ginger. But seriously, sunscreen is a not needed gift for Christmas in Duluth.