Lake Minnetonka Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Pick the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list.

The holidays are upon us once again. Have you made your list and checked it twice? If not, don’t fear: We’re here with 26 perfect presents for all the moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews… you get the picture. With our help, you’re sure to find a little something for everyone on your list. Now get out there and get shopping!

A is for Antique Rivet denim. Both men and women will fall in love with Antique Rivet’s line of premium denim. The company strives to create jeans with a vintage feel and modern appeal—the unique combination of something old and something new. Their denim features embroidered back-pocket detail, hand sanding and tacking detail. Jeans come in a range of fits and washes. $95–$125. Available at Impact of Excelsior.

B is for Babiators sunglasses. Style your tyke in pint-sized aviators that are not only indestructible but also adorable. They also come with a lost-and-found guarantee. Babiators are available in wicked white, beach baby blue, limelight lime, princess pink, rockstar red, nighthawk navy, blue angels blue and black ops black. $19.99. Available at My Little One.

C is for CHARM IT! charm bracelets. These build-your-own bracelets are the perfect stocking stuffer that your kids will love. Bracelets are $7 and charms start at $6/each. Available at My Little One.

D is for DwellStudio Zoo Shape Sorter. This developmental toy helps tots learn about shapes and colors while building their eye/hand coordination. The bright paints and engineered and reclaimed wood pieces use only lead-free, phthalate-free, and non-toxic finishes and meets or exceeds all U.S toy safety standards. Perfect for ages 2 and up. $32. Available at Creative Kidstuff.

E for Envy Evolution Couture long-sleeved shirts. Dress your man in the best. Envy shirts range from dress shirts and denim looks to progressive pieces with contrasting fabric at the cuff and/or collar. The cotton and sateen shirts are designed across the pond from the highest quality European limited-edition fabrics. $55–$97. Available at Impact of Excelsior.

F is for fun hair accessories for women. The Jane Tran accessories line includes all kinds of pins, clips, headbands—and these bright and colorful Hawaiian print bobby pins. For the days when you need a pop of color in your ‘do, reach for these pins to add just the right amount of hair flair. $14–$26. Available at Maha Boutique.

G for Gypsy 05 sweaters. A brother/sister duo is the brainchild behind this line of eye-catching sweaters for women. Most of the products are a blend of cotton and cashmere for the perfect level of softness, and created using only eco-friendly products and dye process. $110–$198. Available at Impact of Excelsior.

H is for hair accessories for girls. Look to adorn the hair of your favorite kiddo? Check out My Little One’s 12-foot-long selection of bows, clips and more. Beyond Creations, $6+; Bari Lynn, $10.99+. Available at My Little One.

I is for Impact of Excelsior men’s and women’s tees and long-sleeve shirts. $38–$69. Available at Impact of Excelsior.

J is for J.W. Hulme Co. Heritage Document Briefcase. This case is the most classic of J.W. Hulme’s executive leather briefcases and is made of gently distressed American brown leather. The case stands erect when open for easy access and has a large capacity to fit your laptop, books, papers, accessories and more. $890. Available at Brightwater.

K is for Kanken Classic backpack from Fjallraven of Sweden. Every generation of Scandinavian kids have worn this daypack since it debuted in 1978. The classic design is the same today as back then and remains just as popular. For school, day trips or biking to work, the Kånken makes a lifelong companion for kids and adults. $79.95. Available at Brightwater.

L is for Little Miss Princess mug. Based on the characters in the Little Miss series created by Roger Hargreaves, this ceramic Little Miss Princess mug is perfect for coffee or tea. $9.95. Available at the General Store of Minnetonka.

M is for Virginia Candle Company Money Soap. The gift that keeps on giving... for a while, at least. This bar of soap is scented with pearberry, a lovely fragrance your recipient won't mind using until you reach the soap's center: a tube filled with a prize containing a surprise dollar bill. Will the amount be $1, $5, $10, $20 or a lucky $50? Wash up and see! $10.95. Available at the General Store of Minnetonka.

N is for Norwegian sweaters from Dale of Norway. Suit up for a day of outdoor activities in the Henningsvaer sweater. It’s available in two solid colors (pictured here in XX) in a traditional fisherman’s knit. The high collar keeps the cold out while being fashion-forward in a leather-trimmed zipper. It features a ribbed hem and cuffs, and the yarn is water repellant. $349. Available at Brightwater.

O is for Oh Snap! cheese cutter. Make all the mice in the neighborhood jealous with this human-sized “mousetrap”: a 9” x 5” beechwood cutting board with a stainless-steel cheese slicer. $24.95. Available at the General Store of Minnetonka.

P is for Piggy Paint. This kid-safe nail polish is made through a natural, water-based formula that parents love. It dries to a hard, durable finish but can easily be removed with their eco-friendly, low-odor polish remover. Comes in many fun, vibrant color. Nail polish, $8.99; polish remover, $8.99. Available at My Little One.

Q is for you to arrive on Q with a Tsovet watch. While the letter may be a bit of a stretch, this watch is sure to delight the most discerning of timepiece aficionados in your life. This model features a gunmetal-colored case made of aerospace-grade stainless steel and an Italian brown calf leather water-resistant strap. $595. Available at Brightwater.

R is for Rambler Boot from Ariat. Who said work boots couldn’t be stylish? The Rambler’s medium shaft, which ranges from 10” to 11”, features a leather upper that looks great and is comfortable. This boot features a distinctive wide square toe and unlined shift. $179. Available at Brightwater.

S is for Chan Luu scarves. Wrap yourself in some luxury this holiday season. Chan Luu’s line of cashmere scarves offer the perfect balance of style and function. They’re available in a range of color and pattern, and can take you from dressed down to dressed up in a matter of minutes. $189–$230. Available at Maha Boutique.

T is for Bathtub Tea. This “tea” is handmade with all-natural herbs and flowers combined with the finest essential oils, providing all the therapeutic benefits of an herbal tea without the mess. Each tea blend fills a cotton bag and is packaged in corn-based compostable plastic for freshness. The RELAX fragrance (pictured here) soothes aching muscles with lavender and bergamot, a small fruit-bearing citrus tree. $3.95 per teabag. Available at the General Store of Minnetonka.

U is for unique prints. Prints are everywhere! The Clover Canyon line, launched just over a year ago by high-fashion veteran Rozae Nichols, features the artistic spirit of California through bright and bold prints coupled with classic silhouettes. Clover Canyon's bright, pattern-infused pieces make it spot on for the current runway trend. $239–$265. Available at Maha Boutique.

V is for Vermeil. Gold and silver jewelry; need we say more? $150+. Available at Maha Boutique.

W is for wooden Cubebots. This clever toy is clean and green. The wood is durable enough to stand up to rambunctious play, but maintains its shape after playtime is done and folds neatly into a cube. Comes in micro and macro sizes. $8–$360. Available at Creative Kidstuff.

X is for XL beer glass. Don’t just settle for one. This oversized drinkin’ glass holds five—yes, five—12 oz. beers for the ultimate party companion. $16.95. Available at the General Store of Minnetonka.

Y is for Young Fabulous & Broke. You may laugh at the name, but the YFB clothing line is all the rage on the West Coast. The looks are inspired by young Hollywood and have a very flowy, casual vibe. Add in one of YFB’s feminine dresses, bohemian skirts, cozy sweatpants or flirty tops to look great while feeling oh-so-comfortable. $159–$225. Available at Maha Boutique.

Z is for Zobha activewear. When searching for your next great workout look, look no further than Zobha. Their tank tops are beautifully designed and come in a variety of styles to fit every woman. With their premium fabrication and high-performance design, these are the most supportive and flattering tank tops around.  Perfect for yoga, Pilates, barre exercises or running. $74–$89. Available at Maha Boutique.