Do these last few days before the holiday find you coming up short on holiday shopping, searching for those perfect last-minute gifts that will do just the trick? Lucky for you, Minneapolis is full of local shops and boutiques that have a carefully curated selection of unique gifts. We’ve taken the opportunity to choose some of our own favorite picks for our 2016 holiday gift guide. Steer clear of the malls and head to these local vendors for your last-minute holiday shopping.
Desrochers Pick: Custom gift basket
Gift baskets make a great holiday gift for clients, colleagues, and friends alike, but they can come off as generic when you buy one prepackaged. Excelsior gift boutique Fleurish allows you to create a custom gift basket tailored to the tastes of your recipient. Fill yours with tasty treats, personalized stationary, and a monogrammed blanket.
Visit their website for more information.
Vendor: I Like You
Desrochers Pick: Minnesota Seasons Prints
Shopping for someone out of town? We love I Like You for unique, charming Minnesota gifts, apparel, and home accessories. The boutique sources their products from over 200 local artists and craftsman they’ve collaborated with to create an incredible inventory of locally and independently made gifts.
Shop online or at their two locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Desrochers Pick: Set of customized cocktail glasses
Established by a longtime buyer for Patina, 14Hill is a new gift boutique located in South Minneapolis. Self-described neighborhood gift shop and purveyors of a “hodgepodge” of eclectic yet tasteful merchandise including home décor, toys, cookbooks, bath and body products, and more, you’ll find gifts for everyone on your list at 14Hill.
Sneak a peek online and shop in-store at their Chicago Avenue location.
Desrochers Pick: A nice bottle of red
You can’t go wrong gifting a nice bottle of wine, and Haskell’s has the widest selection of fine wines in town. The knowledgeable staff are always willing to counsel you on the best bottles to match your tastes, so you can select something special that your recipient is sure to love.
Head to the Haskell’s website to find a location near you.
Desrochers Pick: Gift card
Not only is CRAVE one of our favorite places to go for a nice dinner (we love the Downtown location as a perfect setting for a date night on the town), but they’re offering a special deal on gift cards for the holiday season. Now through January 1st, purchase a $100 CRAVE gift card as a gift and receive another $25 gift card to keep for yourself.
Buy online or at any CRAVE location.