I get giddy just thinking about our annual holiday gift guide. Everything is made by local artisans or companies, which makes the giving seriously more fun and feel-good. This year the booty is better than ever because our community is more creative than ever. And, since my idea of a great gift is something stylish and infinitely classy, I’d like to think that these are, too. Here are a few to whet your whistle. You can find the complete gift guide here, or where it’s prettiest: The December issue of Minnesota Monthly, on newsstands now.
I mean really. Could Russell + Hazel get any cooler? I can’t handle the way they turn boring organization and desk accessories into something chic. This stack of chubby, gold rimmed notepads is almost too write on. “One Day at a Time” notepad trio, $30 @ Russell + Hazel
I wish I would’ve discovered these fringed, suede moccasins sooner—I would’ve been giving them to all the little ones in my life. Just darling! Minnetonka Moccasin infant booties, $19 @ General Store of Minnetonka
I love afforable art—especially when it’s something I can easily pop into an Ikea frame and slap on the wall. These screen prints from Studio Mela are whimsical yet modern, which makes them perfect for adults or kids. This one is my favorite. Studio Mela “So Very Happy” limited edition 8×10 screenprint, $23 @ studiomela.com
Shepherd’s Way Farm CSA for Cheese Lovers: Need I say more?
$180 for six months or $320 for 12 months @ shepherdswayfarms.com