December is the month to celebrate family and holiday cheer, but it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. Between dinner parties, the kids’ holiday concerts, baking cookies, and getting the house ready for guests, who has time to go gift-shopping? Luckily, the Galleria in Edina has exceptional gifts for just about everyone on your list. And with distinctive shops so conveniently located under one roof, you’ll even have time to treat yourself to a peppermint mocha.
For a shopping head start, here are a few his and hers suggestions:
For the guy who wishes baseball season lasted all year long, pick up a Tokens and Icons bottle opener made from actual MLB game bats at Allen Edmonds ($95–$125). Not only is it useful, it’s really cool. You can trace each bottle opener back to who used the bat, at which game, during what inning and with what pitcher. It’s interactive, it’s interesting and it opens beer bottles. What more needs to be said?
For the girl who likes color in her wardrobe, try Kate Spade stud earrings from Melly ($38). The emerald cuts are classic, while the bright colors are bold and modern. They’re a perfect pop of color added to a little black dress, or a classy addition to a fitted T-shirt and jeans. This is a great gift for women of any age. Sisters and best friends alike will love this simple yet modern look.
For the woman in your life who seems to carry everything with her wherever she goes, consider a Longchamp tote at Melly ($145). This tote comes in a wide variety of colors to match her wardrobe (or her personality) and its roomy interior makes it perfect for moms on the run. And if practicality doesn’t sell you on this gift, it’s also really cute.
Shopping for something a little more practical? Check out the belts at Allen Edmonds ($60-$200). Made with full-grain, high-quality leathers, the attention to detail will not go unnoticed. You will feel the quality and he will appreciate a useful gift.
A shoe care gift set ($69–$95) at Allen Edmonds will help him keep his leather loafers in tip-top shape. It’s a useful gift that will save him money in the long run by keeping his shoes looking new longer.
For the guy that’s always on the move, consider a travel bag or brief case ($495–$695) at Allen Edmonds. Perfect for the businessman or entrepreneur in your life, these leather bags are built to last and come in a variety of colors and styles. It will give him the space he needs for overnight business trips, and the confidence of walking into the boardroom with a well-crafted accessory.
For something that sparkles, browse the Chatelaine earrings at David Yurman ($395-$4,300). A variety of options in this collection means you can find a set that fits her perfectly but also stands out. You can choose between sterling silver and 18k gold, and the colored gem combinations are endless and sometimes unconventional. The collection includes necklaces, too.
If your sports fan wants something to go with his suit jacket, try Tokens and Icons cufflinks, ($170 for Minnesota Twins version) at Allen Edmonds. These cufflinks each have a connection to a particular sport, field or player. Whether made from Wrigley Field stadium seats or a Titleist golf ball registered with the PGA, you can find the perfect cufflinks to match every guy’s favorite sport.
For something to fancy-up his wardrobe, consider the lapel pins at David Yurman (starting at $160). These are the perfect finishing touch to a sport coat or tuxedo. A variety of styles means there’s a match for every boyfriend, dad and brother.
If you’re thinking jewelry, but not diamonds, check out the assorted bangles at Melly ($30 each). What makes this gift especially great is it’s fitting for your teen daughter and your 40-something gal pal. Buy a couple colors and let them mix and stack for a fun look, or choose just one for a refined style. Even better, buy a few to keep them on hand for last-minute gifts.
Discover more gift ideas from these and other fine shops at galleriaedina.com.