Each year we scour local stores for unique holiday gift
ideas to feature in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.
With so many choices, we wanted to extend our most recent edition that
appears in the December issue and is on newsstands now. Here are our picks from those that hit the cutting room floor.
For the whole family: Spoil the family with this fun family tricycle (above), complete with basket, footboard, seatbelts, bucket seats, and retractable canopy. If you get tired of pedaling, let the clean energy electric drive system take over for a bit! Tory Burch stylishly designed the fabrics and colors. Tory Burch Trike, by Worksman Cycles, $4,500. Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600, neimanmarcus.com. Call 1-877-966-4438 to order.
For the Glamourista: Treat the glamourista in your life to this gorgeous ring from Swarovski. The vibrant blue color is perfect for the winter and can be stacked with other rings of the same style for a fun look. Marie Small Crystal Ring, $90, Swarovski, Mall of America, 952-853-2130, swarovski.com
Also for the stylish lady in your life, pick up one of these wallets or purses from Spartina 449. Spice up a neutral handbag with a wild design on your wallet or go all out and splurge on a larger version of these with a bold print. Wallets, coin purses, and handbags by Spartina 449, $15-$139. Available at Live, Laugh, Love, 5019 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-929-0701, livelaughlovegifts.com
For the little diva: These adorable hats by Marili Jean offer several looks with interchangeable barrettes in a wide range of colors. Perfect for keeping infants, little divas, and their dollies cozy and warm. This line also offers headbands and a few hats for boys. Hat, $19 by Marili Jean, from Patina, five metro locations including 2057 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, patinastores.com
For the eco-friendly: Chic glass bottles that don’t leach harmful chemicals make the perfect gift for friend who is trying to go green. These bottles come in six colors and have a mouth wide enough to fit ice cubes, a tea bag, or lemon slices. The bottles are covered in a silicone sleeve to protect from breaking. Lifefactory bottles, $22, several metro retailers, including Moss Envy, 3056 Excelsior Blvd., Mpls., 612-374-4581, mossenvy.com
For the handyman (or woman): This sturdy shop apron is made of fire hose canvas. It is stain resistant, durable and has lots of pockets for his or her tools. Great for carpentry, woodworking, and shop use, this is a must-have for the active, handyman (or woman) in your life. 100 W. Main St., Mt. Horeb, Wisc., 608-437-8655, duluthtrading.com
For the guy who has everything: Treat the man in your life to the gift that keeps giving! Hammer-Made offers the Shirt of the Month club in increments of six or 12 months. Pick out the first shirt, tie, or shirt/tie combination and Hammer-made will handle the rest each month with its in-store designer. The best part? Each shirt and/or tie is exchangeable if he’d like a different style. $95/month, free shipping. Hammer-Made, Galleria, 952-681-2534, Hammer-Made.com.
For the bubbly-lover: Give the gift of bubbly this season with this Nicolas Feuillatte champagne brut. It even comes with a keepsake canister, designed by this year’s artist Nils-Udo. Available at Costco, SRP $36, several metro locations, including 12011 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-943-4800, Costco.com. Champagne without keepsake canister available at Haskell’s, $25.99, several metro locations, including 81 S. 9th St., Mpls., 612-333-2434, haskells.com.