Welcome to Merry Piglets

Locally Founded.
Thoughtfully Crafted.

SINCE 2023

We are a small, friendly business nestled in beautiful downtown Bemidji, Minnesota. We opened our doors on third street in September 2023 and are thrilled to offer gifts & wonderful things to those further abroad!

About the Store

At Merry Piglets, you will find something uncommon and unique, something thoughtful, something to encourage, something to make someone smile; that charming gift that you won’t find everywhere! We want to help you find beautiful things that bring joy to your life and the lives of your favorite people.

Everything we offer has been chosen for a reason. Merry Piglets thoughtfully considers products that reflect an appreciation for creativity and a joy for life. We have found new and creative items for you, many of which are small batch and hand made, and each is wonderful.

About the founder

Merry Piglets was founded by Heidi Myhre, who had a desire to create a space where all feel welcome and where every interaction matters. A place that feels fun, festive, and merry!

Heidi grew up in Minnesota and lived in Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho and South Dakota before landing back home in Bemidji, Minnesota in 2021. After working as a Registered Nurse for 20 years, Heidi had a desire to do something different. With a goal to spread joy and have a career that would include her family, she set out to open Merry Piglets.

Heidi loves living in Northern Minnesota with her husband, 3 daughters, and their dog Odin.

What’s with the Name?

A note from Heidi...

The number one question I get is, “Why that name?” and understandably so. Let me explain.

Merry means to be cheerful and lively; characterized by festivity and joy. My hope is that you have feelings of merriment while shopping here and that those feelings continue to your everyday life when you bring home that perfect gift for yourself or someone you care about.

Why Piglets? My maiden name is Hardwig and we affectionately refer to ourselves as “the Hardpigs”. We love pigs in my family. Pigs make me think of my Grandma Hardpig. I spent many days of my childhood walking through downtown Bemidji with her, and I love that our shop is in the very place that helps me feel connected to her.

To sum it up, Merry Piglets is a personal name for me. It is a little different and little whimsical, just like our shop.