I think it’s safe to say most people would agree – Thanksgiving through the end of December is the busiest time of the year. Amongst holiday parties with friends and coworkers, planning trips to visit the relatives and attempting to get the perfect photo for your Christmas card, we also have to find time to decorate our trees, bake our cookies and don’t forget the gifts! Unfortunately, some of us will always be procrastinators and will wait until the last minute to buy our Christmas presents.
We asked our agents and staff for their last minute, go-to gift ideas or their favorite place to scramble for presents on Christmas Eve. You might even pick up a few ideas for yourself!
“The Minnetonka General Store! In addition to being a holiday MUST for my family for personalized ornaments for each of the kids and a family ornament, I often stop in there for last minute gifts. They have something for everyone!”
-Sarah Showalter, REALTOR®
“I like to give gifts of health. Some tip of earth friendly products (usually Shaklee) that are good for the person and the world. Nutrition, protein shakes with a blender bottle, a care package for college kids, wonderful hand and body lotions, etc. I also like to go to Byerly’s for unusual foods, wines or mini Irish cream.”
-Pam Sheehan, REALTOR®
“I will get Caribou gift cards for last minute gifts!”
-Ann Bailey, REALTOR®
“I usually do a liquor and gift card run. If you have a few extra of these items around, they will cover you for those last minute gift emergencies! Gas stations are great for the gift cards and your favorite liquor store is great for a few extra bottles of wine.”
-Beau Bruneau, Director of Relocation
“These are my favorite places for last minute gifts: MaHa Boutique in Wayzata, Ever Eve Boutique in Wayzata, Maple Grove or Edina, and Vinifera Wines & Ales in Plymouth for wine and great beer.”
-Val Fazendin, REALTOR®
“I give one of my favorite things – a Parasole Gift Card. We LOVE Pittsburgh Blue in Maple Grove and during this time of year if you buy $100 in gift cards, you earn a $25 bonus gift card. Perfect – then we get to go with the people we are giving the gift card to!”
-Shelly Halverson, Director of Business Development
Well these are some of our last minute gifts and shopping places – we would love for you to share with us below some of your favorite last minute stores and gifts, in case we need a few more ideas.
And on behalf of the Roger Fazendin staff and agents – have a very Merry Christmas!