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Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Whether you’re searching for a thoughtful hostess/host gift or looking for something special and unique for a dear family member, close friend, or someone you barely know, check off every name on your list with our spectacular holiday gift guide.

Science Museum of Minnesota

Science Museum of Minnesota

Give them a gift they can open over and over!

Science Museum members receive free admission all year to permanent exhibits and Omnitheater, plus discounts on special exhibits and parking.

Memberships $69 to 99.

Science Museum of Minnesota
120 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul


Ivy Spa Club

Ivy Spa Club

Immediately reduce the appearance of enlarged and visible pores. The ultra-soft texture provides a smooth, natural matte finish, and the universal color is perfect under all shades of makeup. Book an appointment in the full-service spa and work out for free in the gym beforehand. Ivy Spa Club also offers hair and makeup services, medispa and laser hair removal, and makeup, hair, and facial products recommended by experienced stylists and aestheticians.

Sothys Pore Refiner System Complexion Perfector ($45)

Ivy Spa Club
201 11th Street South, Minneapolis

Plymouth Playhouse

Plymouth Playhouse

Help the 1979-era Church Basement Ladies celebrate their church centennial celebration with hot dish, stories, laughter and tears as they reminisce about the past during the fifth—and final—chapter in the must-see musical comedy, The Last (Potluck) Supper, running now through Feb. 23 at the Plymouth Playhouse.

Gift certificates make wonderful stocking stuffers at great prices for family, friends, and special events.

Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane North, Plymouth

American Swedish Institute

American Swedish Institute

We love the elegant simplicity and velvety brushed finish on these classic and stylish Swedish-designed earrings.

A Twist of Fate earrings by M925 ($50 per pair)

American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue S., Minneapolis


Animal Humane Society

Animal Humane Society

Believe You Can Make a Difference!

Make a gift in honor of a loved one and help animals like Vida find a home for the holidays. Visit animalhumanesociety.org/believe to learn more!

Animal Humane Society
845 Meadow Lane N.
Golden Valley • 763-489-2210


Kailen Love and Life Architects

Love Architects

Give the gift of love with Real Love, Right Now

Find “Real Love, Right Now” whether single or married and change your love life forever! Author and Elite matchmaker Kailen Rosenberg, named by Oprah Winfrey as a “True Love Ambassador,” understands people’s hopes, dreams, and struggles in life and love and brings them to a healthy place of love.

"Kailen's advice is astute and well articulated." – (Publisher's Weekly)

"Reading Real Love, Right Now has changed my life. There were so many ‘aha’ moments for me while reading the chapter...Kailen has great insight. With my newfound awareness, I'm looking forward to true love!!” – Julie P.

"Kailen Rosenberg teaches us how to love ourselves, open our hearts, and therefore attract true love into our lives. A truly enlightening book that is a must read for anyone seeking their soul mate." – (Alana Stewart, actress, television host, and New York Times bestselling author)

For the month of December, Minnesota Monthly readers will receive 50 percent off the “Real Love, Right Now” matchmaking and relationship building program by mentioning this offer.

Kailen Love and Life Architects
810 E. Lake Street, Wayzata



Bombshell is the Twin Cities’ only boutique catering exclusively to the stylish, confident woman who wears size 14-24. This jacket will make her feel like she’s cuddling up with a cup of cocoa. What could be better for the holidays?

Luscious Mocha Jacket by Elena Miró ($523)

794 Grand Avenue, St. Paul


The Grand Hand Gallery

The Grand Hand Gallery

The Grand Hand Gallery offers artwork that conveys a strong sense of authenticity, with mediums in clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber, and jewelry mainly created by artists from Minnesota and Northern California.  

Gold Cauliflower Vegetable Parchment Bowl: Place a votive candle in a glass holder within these decorative handmade bowls, created from cured fresh fruits and vegetables, to beautifully illuminate the jewel-like colors and translucency. Keep away from moisture and direct sunlight.

The Grand Hand Gallery
619 Grand Avenue, St. Paul



If the people on your list like unusual, unique, and fun gifts, Patina is your place. Find everything from Secret Santa gifts to more personal gifts for close friends and family, with a selection of houseware goods, toys, kitchen gadgets, apparel, stationary, books, cards, and jewelry.

Minnesota Bamboo Cutting Board: Eco-friendly Bamboo cutting board in the shape of the great state of Minnesota. Dimensions: 13.25 inches-by-11.5 inches. ($19.95)

Patina, Inc.
South Minneapolis, Uptown/Kenwood, Northeast, Highland Park, Selby/Snelling, Golden Valley

The Oceanaire Seafood Room


Sleek and sophisticated, The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world.

Oceanaire gift cards: For every $100 in Oceanaire gift cards you buy during the holidays, receive a $20 reward card to use in the new year. *Terms and conditions may apply. See local store for details.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
50 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis


Saint Croix Vineyards

Saint Croix Vineyards

Visit our rustic tasting room, housed in a century-old barn, through Dec. 31 and purchase award-winning Minnesota wine for holiday gifts or parties. Order wine online at scvwines.com.

Saint Croix Vineyards
6428 Manning Avenue


Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ Gift Certificates make perfect holiday gifts—they never expire, they’re available in any amount, they’re always the right size and color, and they’re loved by all!

Fiddler on the Roof returns to Chanhassen for the first time in 20 years in celebration of the theatres' 45th anniversary!

Holiday gift certificates: Any amount

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
PO BOX 100, Chanhassen

Crave Restaurant


Enjoy fresh and innovative cuisine—wood-oven pizza, roasted meats, a grand sushi bar, pasta, and seasonally re-mastered salads—along with an impeccable wine selection in a vibrant atmosphere.

CRAVE gift cards: Buy $100 in CRAVE gift cards, and get $25 free. Try the delicious caterpillar roll (pictured), available for only $13.95.

Crave Restaurant
Galleria (Edina), Mall of America (third floor, near Macy’s), Shops at West End (St. Louis Park), downtown Minneapolis.

Lindblom Jewelers

LIndblom Jewelers

Celebrate your love with a gift she’ll cherish always. Gifts from Lindblom Jewelers are romantic, timeless, and breathtakingly beautiful. Fine jewelry never goes out of style.

Ring: Christopher Design ring in 18K two-tone gold, with an internally flawless GIA-certified fancy natural yellow 2.67 ct. rectangular brilliant cut diamond surrounded by small yellow and white diamonds.

Earrings: Fancy yellow center oval half-carat diamond with .72 ct. white diamonds in 18K three-tone gold, designed by Simon G.  

Prendant & Fancy Chain: Parade pendant with four fancy colored .64 ct diamonds and .61 ct white diamonds in 18K white gold. 18K two-tone gold fancy chain with 10 .79ct fancy colored diamonds.

*Prices available upon request.

Lindblom Jewelers
1129 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata



Blackened steel-and-diamond cuffs, rose gold, and architectural bracelets and rings are just a few of the one-of-a-kind treasures found at Max’s. Another unique find, elegant Amali necklaces are sure to warm the hearts of classic and modern romantics alike.

Amali necklace with black diamond beads on 18k chain, $1,970; Amali necklace with champagne diamond beads on 18k chain, $1,015.

3826 Grand Way, St. Louis Park

The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

From intimate proposals to large gatherings, our distinctive atmosphere and delectable fondue provide exceptional dining for parties of any size. Turn any occasion into a truly unforgettable experience.

Melting Pot Gift Cards are the perfect way to “dip into something different” and spread holiday cheer! Double the dip: purchase $100 in gift cards and receive four $25 quarterly gift coupons to spread throughout the year.

The Melting Pot
80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis


Quality craftsmanship stands the test of time.

Richemont North America, Inc. owns several of the world’s leading companies in the field of luxury goods, including Montblanc, Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, IWC, and Panerai.

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From Left to Right: The automatic chronograph in the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Collection, #106488, is one of Montblanc’s tributes to the inventor of the chronograph. Its innovative display for the minutes—along with the modern design of rotating discs for elapsed seconds and minutes—complement its classic appearance. Special features include a monopusher mechanism, a column-wheel, and vertical disc coupling, complete with a day-night display for the second time zone and a rapid-reset mechanism for the hours-hand, $10,700.

A second time zone synchronised with Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) makes this self-winding Montblanc TimeWalker Voyager UTC - Special Edition timepiece, #109333, the perfect companion for all frequent travelers. The hour in the local time zone is indicated on the inner 12-hour scale, while the hour in the second time zone is shown on the 24-hour scale along the flange that bears a day/night indication. The robust 42-mm case and narrow bezel provide ample room for a large dial, $3,600.

The clear-cut contours of the Montblanc TimeWalker Chronograph Automatic Ceramic, #103094, combine traditional values with the aesthetics of the 21st century. This timepiece is based on a steel case with a ceramic bezel, which, despite its imposing diameter of 43 mm, still appears extremely light. The self-winding mechanical movement with its built-in chronograph function is an expression of the art of watchmaking at its finest, $6,935.

Classic sterling silver cuff links with black mother-of-pearl, #107047, celebrate the unique Meisterstück three-rings motif, $495.


Continental Diamond
1600 Utica Avenue, Suite 130, St. Louis Park

Scheherazade At Galleria

A constant reminder of your love.

When you give the gift of jewelry to your beloved, it can be an expression of love. Choosing the perfect piece takes careful consideration. This Domino Ceramic Collection by Italian designer Roberto Demeglio of the well-known Demeglio family—in the jewelry industry since 1922—will appeal to fashion-forward individuals of all ages. These elegant, unconventional pieces are crafted from a patented stainless steel coil system, allowing them to bend and flex in unimaginable ways. Customize a look with black or white ceramic, accented with pave diamonds or color gemstones set in 18k gold. She will think of you whenever she wears it.


From Left to Right:  #962BQZROR, double row white ceramic bracelet with ct TW .76 pink sapphires set in 18K rose gold, $1,568

#98CNDB2, large black lozenge ceramic bracelet with ct TW 6.25 white pave diamond elements set in 18K white gold, $21,480

#965BZBOB, single row white square ceramic bracelet with ct TW .76 blue sapphires set in 18K white gold, $1,278

#964NTSOB, single row black rectangular ceramic bracelet with ct TW 1.10 green Tsavorite set in 18K white gold, $1,688

#964NDNOB, single row black rectangular ceramic bracelet with ct TW 1.10 black pave diamonds set in 18K white gold, $1,858

Scheherazade Rings

#9704DBNE, black ceramic ring with ct TW .71 white pave diamond elements set in 18K white gold, $2,558

#9704DBBI, white ceramic ring with ct TW .71 white pave diamond elements set in 18K white gold, $2,558

#9704DNBI, white ceramic ring with ct TW .75 black pave diamond elements set in 18K white gold, $1,278.

Scheherazade At Galleria
3525 W. 69th Street, Edina

Wixon Jewelers

Surprise your someone special with something extraordinary.

Fine timepieces are a perfect gift to last a lifetime. Today’s most popular styles are designed for more than just indicating time—they feature luxurious rose gold, yellow, pink, and white diamonds, specialty patterns, and vibrant colors with unique fine quality straps.

Surprise your loved one with original, eye-catching jewelry featuring big bold gems and bright colors. The bold colors make an expressive statement, just a splash of color, while remaining sophisticated, classic, and timeless.

More people today are drawn to fancy colored diamonds than ever before. From bright cheerful yellow to soft and sweet pink-hued diamonds, these marvels of nature have all the blinding brilliance of a white diamond with the extra richness of a colored gemstone. Whether wearing a watch, necklace, ring, or bracelet, be bold and be bright this holiday season.

Wixon Jewelers

From Left to Right:  Wixon custom diamond ring featuring princess cut diamonds kite set in platinum, $89,900

Yellow and white diamond ring set in 18 kt white and yellow gold, $19,995

Patek Philippe Calatrava 4897-R watch in 18 kt rose gold with a diamond bezel and satin strap, $30,800

Hand-crafted Wixon custom pendant featuring a bi-color blue and green tourmaline with diamonds in white gold, $34,995

Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue stainless steel watch with a bi-directional rotatable blue bezel, $4,425.

9955 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis

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

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)

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


The Lodge on Lake Detroit

The Lodge on Lake Detroit

Stay at The Lodge on Lake Detroit during our Women’s Wellness Weekend, Nov. 15-17, highlighted by “An Evening with the Easy Gourmet” wine tasting and cooking event. Enjoy a welcome reception, chair and hand massages, yoga, and Zumba classes. Monthly spa specials. Call or visit website for additional packages!

The Lodge on Lake Detroit
1200 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes
218-847-8439 • 800-761-8439

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Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

Food & Wine Experience

Celebrating 20 Years!

Sample fine wines, gourmet bites, and craft beers in the beautiful ambiance of Target Field’s Club level. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1.

$75 advance; $80 at the door.

Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience
March 1 & 2, 2014 • 1-5 p.m.
Target Field



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