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Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Move over, Santa! Our unique local gift ideas are sure to surprise and delight everyone on your list, and our suggested winter activities will inspire you to make the most out of the holiday season.

Holiday Gift Guide 2012
 
Roam

ROAM

At ROAM–located in the heart of Uptown—find design-forward gifts and accessories to compliment the urban lifestyle. ROAM offers the best of North American contemporary design at a variety of price points, as well as modern classics from Europe and Asia. Extended holiday hours, Wednesdays through Saturdays.

ROAM
2914 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis
612-377-6465
roaminteriors.com
 


HOM Furniture

This year, it’s HOM for the holidays. At this full-line furniture retailer, you’ll find high-quality contemporary pieces at reasonable prices—perfect for the someone special in your life. Showrooms are in Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Roseville, Plymouth, Lakeville, Woodbury, Hermantown, Fargo, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, St. Cloud, Eau Claire, and Rochester.

Curry Suitcase Wall Decor Ludovic Watch Clock

Curry Storage Suitcases with Stainless Steel Trim
Classic and sophisticated, this set of two storage cases features a woven chocolate tone cover and polished stainless steel trim. Dimensions: 6 inches (height)-by-17 inches (width)-by-13.5 inches (depth) and 5.75 inches (height)-by-15 inches (width)-by-11.25 inches (depth). Set of two, regular retail $199.99/sale retail $99.99.

Nouvelle Wall Décor
Detail photos of antique wall clocks will cover your walls in vintage style with this nine-piece wall panel set. Center panel contains a working clock mechanism. Each panel measures 10.75-by-10.75 inches. Set of nine, regular retail $199.99/sale retail $99.99.

Kaden Floor Lamp

Ludovic Blue Watch Clock
The Ludovic watch clock exudes vintage appeal and charm with an aged finish and antiqued face. The easel style back makes this timepiece perfect for any tabletop or mantle. Measures 15.25 inches (height)-by-13.5 inches (width)-by-13.75 inches (depth). Regular retail $199.99/sale retail $99.99.

Kaden Spot Floor Lamp
A distinctive floor lamp that illustrates high-modern style that is handsome and bold for any room. Measures–72.25 inches (height)-by-12 inches (width)-by-13.5 inches (depth). Regular retail $799.99/sale retail $399.99.

HOM Furniture
Multiple locations
763-767-3600
homfurniture.com
 
 

Macarons
Photo by Todd Buchanan


Cocoa & Fig

Cocoa & Fig is a boutique bake shop and dessert catering company located in Gaviidae Common of Nicollet Mall downtown Minneapolis, specializing in unique, elegant, and creative desserts for life’s greatest moments. Holiday offerings include ribbon-wrapped French macaron, cake lollipop, and cookie gift boxes, as well as combination gift packages. Indulge the sweet tooth or food fan in your life!

Cocoa & Fig
Gaviidae Common
651 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
612-333-1485
cocoaandfig.com
 

 

 

Rocco Altobelli Salons & DaySpas

Rocco Altobelli Salons & DaySpas

Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season, with a gift card to Rocco Altobelli Salons and Dayspas. The lucky recipient will be able to choose from a list of services, including hair care, facials, massage/body treatments, manicures and pedicures, brow waxing/tinting, and makeup application. Help soothe his or her mind and body with a half day spa package (three hours) or a full day package (six hours), and start the New Year right.

Rocco Altobelli Salons & DaySpas
Burnsville, Edina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka,
Roseville, St. Paul, Woodbury, Rochester
roccoaltobelli.com
 


Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden

Need a gift for your child’s teacher? Maybe a fun hostess gift? Something for your best friend, your mother-in-law, your niece? You’ll find loads of cool and kitschy items for the home and office at Bachman’s, including useful kitchen gadgets, quirky books, pretty candles, stylish purses, soaps and scents, picture frames, colorful jewelry, and so much more.

Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden
Photos by Alex Steinberg/Sidecar

Vintage picture frames
Place a favorite photo in a timeless frame and give a memory that lasts. (Left to right: $27.99 and $19.99)

Assorted Metallic Votives
All that glitters and glows, assorted votives make a “warm” gift. (Left to right: $2.99, $3.99 and $5.99)

Word art
With this gift, words will never escape you. (Left to right: $28.99, $10.99, $6.99, and $9.99)

Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden
Apple Valley, Eden Prairie, Farmington, Fridley,
Maplewood, Minneapolis, Plymouth
bachmans.com
 
 
 
The Grand Hand Gallery
Photo by Alex Steinberg/Sidecar

The Grand Hand Gallery

A beautiful piece of pottery can quickly become a treasured keepsake.

Minneapolis ceramist Nick DeVries alters his wheel-thrown porcelain work to create gorgeous functional forms finished with matte and ash glazes and architectural details, $35-65 (items shown). $20-180 (all work).

The Grand Hand Gallery
619 Grand Avenue
St. Paul
651-312-1122
thegrandhand.com
 

Midwest Mountaineering
Photo by Alex Steinberg/Sidecar


Midwest Mountaineering

Midwest Mountaineering gears up the folks who ski to the North and South Pole, but can dress the rest of us in style, too!

Patagonia Women’s Ultralight Down Hoody ($299), Icebreaker Chakra Zip Merino Wool Baselayer ($90), Turtle Fur Merino Wool Hat ($30). Merino wool is soft, itch-free, and great for moisture management.

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Avenue S.
Minneapolis
612-339-3433
midwestmtn.com
 

Bombshell Boutique
Photo by Alex Steinberg/Sidecar


Bombshell Boutique

Trendy women looking for chic, beautiful fashion will find it at Bombshell Boutique, the only plus-size clothing boutique catering exclusively to women size 14 through 24. A cute holiday dress is sure to be her favorite gift under the tree.

Stunning red satin dress ($290) and sophisticated and beautiful print dress ($295) from Italian designer Elena Miró. Available exclusively at Bombshell.

Bombshell Boutique
794 Grand Avenue
St. Paul
651-330-2605
bomb-shell-boutique.com
 

Flirt Boutique
Photo by Alex Steinberg/Sidecar


Flirt Boutique

Flirt is a sexy-sweet lingerie boutique located in St. Paul. Shown here Mimi Holliday of London, a flirty favorite in silk and lace.

Mimi Holliday bra ($82), garter belt ($52), and knicker ($60).

Flirt Boutique
177 N. Snelling Avenue
St. Paul
651-698-3692
flirt-boutique.com
 

 Ordway Center for the Performing Arts


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Making its way to the Ordway—from Broadway—is the hottest holiday ticket in town: Elf The Broadway Musical, running Dec. 5-30. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, the musical tells the story of Buddy, an orphan child who hilariously believes he is an elf. Tickets start at $35.

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St. Paul
651-224-4222
ordway.org (keyword “Elf”)
 


Solera

Solera
Photo by E. Katie Holm

This Spanish-inspired restaurant, located in the heart of the Minneapolis Theater District, attracts a hip, high-energy crowd dining on traditional and innovative tapas (small plates) and an excellent selection of beer and wine (be sure to try the sangria).

Purchase a $100 gift card, and receive a $25 holiday certificate. Come in to get your Solera gift card today!

Solera Cocina de Espana
900 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis
612-338-0062
solera-restaurant.com
 


Patina

Patina
Photo by Alex Steinberg/Sidecar

Unusual, unique, and fun could describe not only the items sold at Patina, but also the people on your list. This is a great place to go for anything from vague Secret Santa gifts, to more personal gifts for close family and friends. Set aside plenty of time to explore—there’s a dizzying assortment of housewares, toys, kitchen gadgets, apparel, stationary, books, cards, and jewelry.

I ‘Heart’ MN Necklace in sterling silver with gold-plate heart charm, designed and made by local jeweler Penny Larsen ($56). Mismatched mittens, locally-made from upcycled wool sweaters ($38). MN Map Cribbage Board with storage compartments ($48).

Patina
South Minneapolis, Uptown/Kenwood, North East,
Highland Park, Selby/Snelling, Golden Valley
patinastores.com
 
 
 

Breckenridge Ski Resort

Located in the Colorado Rockies, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers world-class skiing and riding with four mountains and one of the world’s most innovative and extensive lift networks to access the varied terrain.

Breckenridge Ski Resort
Left & right photos by Liam Doran; Middle photo by Jeff Scroggins


The terrain at Breckenridge is mostly intermediate, with a majority above treeline. There are some steep pitches where the terrrain has been left natural (ungroomed) that will challenge the advanced skier, such as runs off the south side of Peak 10, the north side of Peak 9, and higher up off the T-Bar and the Imperial Express, the highest chairlift in North America. Beginner and intermediate skiers and riders of all ages will feel supremely at home, with groomed runs galore and tons of terrain to explore, and one of the nation’s top ranked ski and ride schools.

The town, which is located directly at the foot of the mountain, includes opportunities for shopping, gold mine tours, dogsledding, bar hopping, and snowmobiling.  

A lifestyle. An attitude. A personality. Welcome to Breck!
Get 25 percent off your lodging when you visit us in January or February.

Breckenridge Ski Resort
1599 C Summit County Road 3
Breckenridge, CO
970-453-5000
breckenridge.com
 


Arrowwood Resort

Arrowwood Resort

Iconic wintertime standards like ice-skating, nightly bonfires, snowmobile rentals and horse-drawn sleigh rides are part of the charm of Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. Other amenities include indoor tennis, basketball, a swimming pool, a whirlpool, a luxurious spa and a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. Stay in a spacious townhome or a one-bedroom suite featuring fireplaces, lofts, and kitchenettes.

The holidays are just more fun at Arrowwood Resort. It’s not too early to start thinking about a winter getaway for Christmas or New Year’s! Check out the specials on our website and plan a holiday to remember.

Arrowwood Resort
2100 Arrowwood Lane
Alexandria
320-762-1124
arrowwoodresort.com
 


Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts

Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts

The Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts—Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, Surfside on Lake Superior, and Temperance Landing—are conveniently located near four state parks known for scenic beauty. Grand Marais’ unique shopping, skiing and boarding at Lutsen Mountains, and the wild beauty of the Gunflint Trail are a short drive away. Each resort offers free shuttle service to trailheads and complimentary activities.

Give the gift of Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts. We bring you closer. Gift cards may be used for seaside lodging, dining, and our destination spa.

Bluefin Bay
7192 Minnesota 61, Tofte
1-800-BLUEFIN (258-3346)
bluefinbay.com
 


Cook County

 Cook County
Photo by Dennis O'Hara/northernimages.com

Experience a winter wonderland set against the backdrop of Lake Superior.  A North Shore holiday features special events, workshops, personalized shopping, dining, entertainment, and legendary outdoor fun.

Cook County, MN
Lutsen+Tofte, Grand Marais,
Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage
218-387-2788
VisitCookCounty.com

 


Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen, nicknamed the “Vail of the Midwest,” has the most ski acreage in the state, with 1,000 skiable acres, 92 runs, and 986 feet of vertical. When planning your next ski or boarding adventure, the Lutsen-Tofte area has quiet, out-of-the-way B&Bs, modern condos with fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and heated pools, rustic Northwoods lodging, and hotels or inns right along Lake Superior.

Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen
218-663-7281
lutsenmtns.com
 

Canoe Bay


Canoe Bay

Canoe Bay is unspoiled, peaceful, wonderfully secluded, and just two hours from Minneapolis! Designed for couples, you’ll enjoy amazing privacy, every comfort you could imagine, thoughtful service, and delicious meals.

Canoe Bay
10 miles east of Chetek, Wis.
715-924-4594
800-568-1995
canoebay.com

 


The Lodge on Lake Detroit

The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Stay at The Lodge on Lake Detroit during New Year’s weekend, Dec. 28-30, and enjoy the “Bubbles” sparkling  wine tasting dinner Sunday night, followed by live music in the lakefront lobby. The Lodge, less than two miles from downtown Detroit Lakes, includes a spa, indoor pool, and lakeview rooms and suites.

The Lodge on Lake Detroit
1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes
218-847-8439
thelodgeonlakedetroit.com
 
 
 

Landmark Jewelers

Whether you’re looking for fine diamonds, pearls, estate jewelry, vintage watches, beautiful colored gemstones, cufflinks, or giftware, you can find it at Landmark Jewelers.
 

Landmark Jewelers
Photo by Alex Steinberg/Sidecar


Exclusive collection of unique cufflinks made in England. Diamond engagement ring, classic elegance that never goes out of style.

Landmark Jewelers
402 Saint Peter Street
St. Paul
651-222-2282
landmarkjewelers.net


Wixon Jewelers

This holiday give her some “rock candy!” Bright bold colors are popular in today’s fashion. The latest trend of color-blocking is inspiring every woman to add a splash of color to her life.

With bold, bright color gemstone jewelry, it’s easy to introduce bold pops of color to an outfit for a dynamic and standout look! Rings, earrings, and necklaces are part of this trend, providing an easy (and amazing) way to maximize your look!

You really can’t go wrong with jewelry that features one big color gemstone, or select a contemporary and modern piece that features multiple gemstones in bold contrasting colors.
 

Wixon Jewelers


Clockwise from top left: zircon (11.72 tcw) and diamond (1.19 tdw) pendant, #132696, $15,995; JB Star heart shaped emerald (1.83 ct) and diamond (0.92 tdw) pendant, #132671, $39,900; rubellite (3.23 ct), purple sapphire (0.86 ct) and diamond (0.34 tdw) pendant, #132668, $4,995; earrings featuring lime-green peridot (6.24 tcw) and diamonds (1.05 tdw), #162192, $8,995; JB Star emerald (1.97 ct) and diamond (0.71 tdw) ring, #040744, $34,995; Argyle pink diamond ring (0.90 ct with 0.95 tdw in white diamonds), #014008, $175,000.

Wixon Jewelers
9955 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis
952-881-8862
wixonjewelers.com
 


Max’s

Max's

Impress her this holiday season with a gorgeous ring, statement-making bracelet, or subtle yet striking necklace from Max’s.

Assorted 18k gold and gemstone charm and wrap bracelets from Anne Sportun, beginning at $395.

Max’s
3826 Grand Way,
St. Louis Park
952-922-8364
stylebymax.com
 

Shelly Storch Fine Jewelry


Shelly Storch Fine Jewelry

Just in time for the holidays! Hundreds of estate and antique pieces are 40 percent off at our moving sale from Nov. 1-15 at our soon-to-be old location 1250E Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata. As of Dec. 1, visit us at our new location at 607 Lake Street East, Wayzata to find beautiful jewelry like this diamond ring.

Shelly Storch Fine Jewelry
1250 Wayzata Boulevard E.
Wayzata
612-817-4493
storchjewelry.com
 

Lindblom Jewelers


Lindblom Jewelers

Sit back and watch her face light up when she opens a gift from Lindblom Jewelers. Fine jewelry never goes out of style.

Tourmaline Necklace
Beautifully rare, cabochon cut, 24 ct blue tourmaline, 2.76 ct pink tourmaline, with two diamonds, set in 14kt yellow gold.

Lindblom Jewelers
1129 Wayzata Boulevard E.
Wayzata
952-476-9597
lindblomjewelers.com

 


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