Shopping Guide: December 21-27

Twin Cities shopping, Minneapolis holiday shopping
Photo by Melpomene – FOTOLIA

Ongoing: 50% off sale at Arrow: The North Loop boutique is currently offering its fall and winter collections for 50% off both in-store and online. Those who come to the store may be awarded a holiday treat bag, coupon, or surprise gift. Save on clothing and apothecary items for men and women throughout the sale. Online shoppers can use the code “HoHoHo” to take advantage of the deal. (121 N. First St., Minneapolis,

Dec. 21: Soothe launches in the Twin Cities: The on-demand massage service that has been making waves nationally just debuted in the Twin Cities. Soothe massages can be booked as soon as an hour in advance, sending a licensed massage therapist to your home or office. The service is available every day of the week and offers a range of massage styles from Swedish to Deep Tissue. Massages can last from 60 to 120 minutes. (

Dec. 22: “Bloom” Poetry Reading & Eggnog Gathering at the Foundry Home Goods: The waste-conscious home goods store invites you to celebrate the season by giving back in a relaxed, fun environment. In addition to a reading from Jay Erickson’s poetry collection Bloom, guests will be treated to eggnog, s’mores, and good company. All proceeds from the event go to support rare cancer research. (6 p.m., 125 N. First S.t, Minneapolis,

Dec. 22: MAD Holiday Pop-up: This open house event will showcase the works of several notable local makers, including STILL by Mary Jo Hoffman, Spring Finn & Co., Neal Jewelry, Hackwith Design House, and more. Complimentary snacks and drinks and seasonal music will accompany the sale, which is hosted by Martha McQuade and Dan Clark of MAD design. (Noon-8 p.m., 2920 Talmage Ave. SE, Minneapolis,

Dec. 22: Midwest Makeup and Showroom Holiday Party: Neighboring boutiques Midwest Makeup Supply and Showroom are teaming up for a one-of-a-kind holiday party featuring a selection of high-quality makeup brands, local designers, food, and drink for the occasion. Showroom will also host a drawing for a $100 gift card to use in the store for a chance to shop clothing, jewelry, and handmade art and accessories by a myriad of local designers. (5-8 p.m., Midwest Makeup Supply, 617 W. Lake St., Minneapolis,

Dec. 22: Pop-up Night Market/Holiday Sale Art Party at Public Functionary: Public Functionary is hosting a slew of local artists at this last minute holiday sale. The store’s current show, Liza Sylvestre: Meridians, will also be on display. Vendors at the event include Betty Jäger, Kelsey Lee-Karol, Gina Mount, Teresa Audet, and Ross Stangler. Give the gift of handmade jewelry, crafts, fine art, and housewares this season courtesy of local artists. (6-10 p.m., 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis,

Now through Dec. 31: 25% off Wind and Willow Home gift cards: To celebrate its first year in business, Wind and Willow Home is thanking its customers by offering 25% off its personalized gift cards. Use the code “WIND25” online to save on gift cards for one of the store’s handmade items. Gift cards can cover the cost of anything from wooden mixing spoons to a hand-inked pillow—products whose striking colors and clean aesthetics have given the store national recognition. (319 W. 48th St., Minneapolis; shop for personalized gift cards here)

Dec. 26-Jan. 3: Flirt Boutique’s semi-annual sale: At Flirt’s original St. Paul location, half the store will be discounted by 50% throughout the week after Christmas. Flirt’s high quality lingerie and loungewear make great gifts, either for yourself or your special someone. The store’s constantly rotating collection includes brands such as Stella McCartney and Underprotection, and merchandise includes jewelry, fragrances, beauty products, and more. (177 Snelling Ave. N., Saint Paul,