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Valentine's Gifts For Her

Valentine's Gifts For Her

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

It seems like the holidays have just ended and then suddenly another one rolls around. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is near! Let out a big sigh of relief. Duluth Pack has plenty of gift ideas for that special someone you love.

For a cozy night in: 

If the traditional dinner and a movie with your sweetheart aren't your ideal dates, spending a relaxing evening indoors is another way to show her your appreciation. Think of a gift basket filled with all things warm and fuzzy.

Amaze her with the gift of a Sherpa blanket, which is sure to keep her warm throughout the night. Along with the Sherpa blanket, a pair of slippers will surely make her feel extra cozy for the night.  Snuggle up with a fresh cup of coffee from the Duluth Coffee Company, which pours perfectly in our ceramic campfire mug. Now, bundle up for a cozy night spent indoors with one another with your loved one.

For the wanderlust soul:

Adventure awaits, and these gifts are perfect for the travel lover in your life. Whether planning a road trip, preparing to take flight abroad, or just spending time hiking one of Minnesota’s scenic hiking trails, each gift will surely be a hit this Valentine's Day.

It’s tough to travel without a bag, so let’s start with that! Grab a market tote or a zip-top tote bag and fill it up with all things essential for her wondrous side.

Traveling can be exhausting and staying caffeinated is an essential part of the adventure. The Hydro Flask is perfect for coffee lovers and those on the move. It will keep her coffee warm and insulated for up to 6-hours, making it great for those early morning hikes when she needs a pick-me-up. Hot coffee will be great for those early morning hikes when she needs a pick me up. Adding a pair of these incredibly comfortable Birkenstock sandals will give her feet the luxury they deserve while she’s out and about.

For the one who never has too many clothes:

One can never have too many clothes, right!? During this Valentine's Day, fill her closet up with all things soft and comfy.

This holiday happens during one of the coldest months of the year. The Duluth Pack Sherpa sweatshirt and vest are essential for her wardrobe during those frigid Minnesota nights.

For the evenings spent around the campfire or lounging around, our snap sweater and sweatshirts are great for the ever-changing weather that Minnesota holds.

Whether your sweetheart is one who prefers a cozy night in or if she's the one who looks forward to the next big adventure, Duluth Pack has gifts for every Valentine.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

 

Capturing Memories with Three Irish Girls Photography

Capturing Memories with Three Irish Girls Photography

Think about that one wall in your house, the one with all the pictures hanging on it documenting your life, and those embarrassing pictures you wish were never had taken. Now think what they would look like if you hired a professional photographer. They would most likely look better, no offense to your family photographer.

Enter Three Irish Girls Photography, a studio located right here in Duluth. Sharon McMahon is the artist behind it, who has been voted "Best Photographer in the Northland" three years running.

McMahon grew up near the shores of Lake Superior, but she moved away to be a high school teacher in Washington, D.C., and California. She moved back to open her studio and became a fulltime photographer for the Duluth area.

She started with photography when she owned a yarn dyeing company. She would take pictures of her products for catalogs, which would get distributed all over the world. Her growing yarn business required a photography studio to get the best quality picture, so she built a studio in her production facility. After doing that, McMahon became extremely busy with photo sessions and eventually sold her company to become a full-time photographer.

McMahon has been running Three Irish Girls Photography for the past seven years, meaning she knows the area, and how to make you feel comfortable. No matter what type of picture you want, she offers it, with sessions for newborns, maternity & fresh 48, grads, families, headshots, and weddings.

McMahon has taken pictures as far away as Jamaica, but she primarily shoots in Minnesota and Wisconsin, with Duluth being her favorite place. “We have so much variety in Duluth—beautiful forest, gardens, fields of wildflowers, sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, vistas, and interesting architecture—basically everything except palm trees and cactus,” says McMahon.

In her free time, she likes traveling to her favorite places Paris and Maui. As many people know, winters in Northern Minnesota are not always pleasant. She enjoys traveling between January to April for a well-deserved break from the brutal winters. Sharon also recommends that you should be flexible with dates because there can sometimes be a $500 difference between a few days.

McMahon is very excited for 2020 for many reasons. First of all, it is a new year and a new decade, and secondly, she is launching a new course which will teach aspiring photographers the ins and outs of photography. Her long term goal is to get into consulting with other creative content creators to help build their dream business and travel around attending and speaking at various photography conferences. 

Her favorite things to photograph are newborns, high school seniors, families, and couples in love. “My goal is to capture images for you that are joyful, unique, emotional, and beautiful, and for us to have an amazing time while doing it,” says McMahon. Sharon looks up to landscape photographers and photojournalists for capturing such epic shots, but those are not in her wheelhouse.

Duluth Pack is fortunate to have many friends, and we are thankful for Three Irish Girls Photography, she has done an outstanding job with some of our pictures. McMahon is in love with our Bison Leather collection, (and it is one of our favorites too) for its quality and beautiful look. When it comes to her favorite product, she goes for the Bison Leather Shell Purse.

If you are looking for your next photographer, look no further than Three Irish Girls Photography, contact her today to set up your session. And remember by hiring her, there will be no more awkward or embarrassing pictures you wish to forget.

Smile on, friends.

Craft Beer Discussion with HOOPS Brewing

Craft Beer Discussion with HOOPS Brewing

Duluth Pack chatted with Hoops Brewing to discover more about Hoop's history. Hoops loves how Duluth Pack is an iconic brand and attaches people to the Duluth area. Hoops Brewing also collaborated with Duluth Pack and has created a seasonal beer called, "1882" based on the year Duluth Pack was founded. It is a delicious lager which was the beer of choice in the northland area during the late 1800's. 
A Long and Storied History

A Long and Storied History

Anyone familiar with the Duluth Pack name likely knows that our greatest claim to fame is our long and storied history, spanning nearly a century and a half. The Duluth Pack lineage has seen America through hasty and tumultuous change. How could it be that such a minute business, located for its entire history at the same facility, in the same little city, selling backpacks could cobble its way through some of the most turbulent economic periods of human history? Let’s speculate wildly.
July 29, 2019 by Duluth Pack