The Gift List
Use our handy guide to find beautiful, unique gifts for everyone on your list.
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
General Store of MinnetonkaLand of 10,000 Lakes, Minne-snow-ta, S.S. Radko and Minnesota Frosty Land of 10,000 Snowflakes are Christopher Radko hand-blown glass ornaments created exclusively for the General Store of Minnetonka. Prices range from $39.95 to $46. 14401 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345, 952-935-7131, www.generalstoreofminnetonka.com.
Salon UltimoSalon Ultimo is a full-service Aveda salon, committed to professionalism and excellence in hair care, face and body services, full service nails, massage, bridal packages, and spa packages. 783 Radio Drive, Suite 109, Woodbury, MN 55125, 651-738-5904, www.salonultimo.com.
ElanThe perfect gift—how about this foxy faux fur jacket by Nic & Zoe? Discover this and many more fabulous gift ideas at Elan. 218 Locust St., Downtown Hudson, WI, 715-381-8424.
Plymouth PlayhouseMore fun than Jell-o and Krumkake! Our flexible new gift certificates to the musical comedy CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES make the perfect holiday gift! This is most certainly true! 2701 Annapolis Lane, Plymouth, MN 55441, 763-553-1600, www.plymouthplayhouse.com.
The Grand Hand GalleryHandcrafted by American artisans, these distinctive angels send a message of holiday joy. Each angel ornament is one-of-a-kind. Assorted colors, 3 to 7 inches. Prices range from $15-29. 611 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102, 651-312-1122, www.thegrandhand.com.
Crystal EyewearSouthdale Optical is pleased to offer a collection of luxury eyewear with the brilliant sparkle of handset Swarovski Crystals set in 23 Karat Gold. Created by a longtime jewelry designer, the cut and color of the crystals are created exclusively for this collection, making this eyewear truly unique. Southdale Optical, 6533 Drew Ave., Edina, MN 55435, (on 66th, one block East of France), 952-925-9550.
Twill by Scott DaytonCashmere sweaters from Peter Millar, exclusively at Twill. Available in 17 colors in a crewneck, V-neck or cable crew, $275. Martin Dingman made-to-measure vintage Louisiana alligator belt, $550. 3295 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435, 952-922-2711, www.twillbyscottdayton.com.
Penumbra Theatre CompanyPenumbra Theatre Company presents Black Nativity - A Homecoming November 30 through December 24. This powerful gospel journey makes the perfect holiday gift! 270 North Kent St., St. Paul, MN 55102, 651-224-3180, www.penumbratheatre.org.
Garden Safari GiftsHandcrafted African designed beaded giraffes, zebras, lions, and more. Plus hundreds of specialty gifts featuring botanical lotions, distinctive jewelry, bonsai, puppets, and children’s toys. Beaded lion and giraffe, $42.99 each. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 651-487-8201, www.comozooconservatory.org.
Helly HansenDon’t let our progressive European styling and bold colors fool you, Helly Hansen has been keeping people warm, dry and safe for over 130 years. 1062 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, 651-556-1150, Ridgedale Center, Minnetonka, MN 55305, 952-548-9360, www.hellyhansenusa.com.
Minnesota Orchestra - Premier PairTwo concert ticket vouchers, two beverage coupons, a parking voucher, and a copy of one of three Minnesota Orchestra Beethoven recordings—all for $109! 1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., MN 55403, 612-371-5639,
Walker Art Center ShopWalker exclusive in the Twin Cities: Swallow jewelry collection made of delicate gemstone combinations by Brooklyn-based jewelry artist Ria Charisse. Prices range from $70-310. 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., MN 55403, 612-375-7633, shop.walkerart.org.
Saint John’s at 150: A Portrait of this Place Called CollegevilleThis book features personal essays, striking photography and includes a glimpse of life in Minnesota and the nation as background for the Saint John’s story. Regularly priced $39.95 – now available at a 15 percent holiday discount for $33.96. Saint John’s University Bookstore, Collegeville, MN 56321, 320-363-2495, 800-420-4509, or visit our online bookstore at http://saintjohns150.org/book.
Twin Cities Gay Men’s ChorusPurchase the gift of harmony—share an inspirational concert performance by the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus. Gift certificates available for tickets and recordings in any denomination. 528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 307, Mpls., MN 55403, 612-339-7664, www.tcgmc.org.
Bag-E-WashBag-E-Wash, an innovative dishwasher accessory, allows people to safely and effectively wash, dry, and reuse their plastic food storage bags. Don’t throw them, reuse them! P.O. Box 7032, Mpls., MN 55407, 612-532-1407,
www.bag-e-wash.com. *Available locally at Linden Hills Natural Home and Lakewinds Natural Foods.
Clay Coyote GalleryFinely crafted jewelry, pottery, blown glass, leather accessories, and much more. “Strawberry Daiquiri” necklace, $135; earrings, $41; bracelet, $90 by Jane Barthelemy, Marco Polo Designs. 17614 240th St., Hutchinson, MN 55350, 1-888-737-4014, www.claycoyote.com.
Vines & BranchesMade from select mountain wood, each figure is hand sculpted and meticulously painted by Italian craftsmen, and bears a natural and unique expressiveness and character. 2309 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, 651-486-8990, vbgallery.com.
Escape to Majestic Falls—an Aveda Concept Day Retreat & Spa. Full salon services. Full day or half-day packages. Gift certificates available. 120 Maryland St., St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, 1-877-232-8332.
Coastal SeafoodsSushi platters, gourmet groceries, live lobsters, fresh King Crab, Kobe beef, caviar…just a few of the items a Coastal Seafoods gift card can buy! Pictured: Sushi Party Tray, 30 pieces for $60. Locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Wayzata, 612-724-7425, www.coastalseafoods.com.
For more gift ideas, visit Midwest Home's Annual Gift Guide or Online Gift Guide.