Kim's Favorite Things Part 1!

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As the owner of the Holly House Boutique, OF COURSE I do all my Christmas shopping in my own store! With almost 70 different artists, bakers and makers, I have so many choices—but I would love to share with you a few of my favorite things!

Twisted Organics is one of my very favorite lines! I use the whipped body butter every night on my face. I go to bed with an oily face and wake up with fresh, smooth skin. The general cleaner is also one of my favorites along with the fresh linen spray which I use at my house as a room freshener.

Goat Soap is a great go-to gift for me or others as well as myself. My husband and I usually buy 10 to 12 at the end of the boutique season to carry us through the year. It smells so great I usually put one or two in my drawer or car to make it smell nice! (Also, it benefits a great charity!)

The bird seed feeders are probably one of the best gifts you could give to anybody. Need a gift for that hard to buy for person? You need a gift for a hostess? Need a gift for someone who has everything? This is perfect! Under $25, squirrels never touch it and birds love it! Made locally in Waconia. This is a perennial best seller.

I never get over the creativity of our metal artist Brenda. Her stamped silverware is amazing a great price point and outstandingly unique! Again a perfect gift for a hostess, a neighbor, a friend, secret Santa!

These oil cloth bags are a favorite of mine as well as a favorite gift to give. Who doesn’t need a big bag to travel with? So cute, such unique prints, and locally made in Alexandria. Great for any age!

Need a gift for the wine connoisseur or just for someone who loves their wine? Anything made by this artist is always so stunning! Everything is made out of wine barrels, and most importantly—each and every one is one-of-a-kind—you will not find these at Target!

This raspberry amaretto is a must-have to keep on hand for entertaining. Great over cream cheese, great over ice cream, perfect on pork in the crockpot. Yummy and delicious!

We love the way wood and metal goes together on anything this local artist does. Plaid, magnets, barnwood, birch… these were a best seller at the state fair! These are great gifts for anyone who is from Minnesota or lives in Minnesota. 

Another great gift for a beer connoisseur are these great beer stones by Brewmuse from St. Paul. Want to enhance the aroma flavor and appearance of your beer? Drop two of the stones and your beer to keep it flavorful and strong.

Need a new holiday outfit? So do I! I always find myself at least one or two items to wear during the holidays from Mainstream Boutique. We are lucky because they also bring exclusive items just for Holly House customers every year! Look super stylish at all your holiday events. 

And how about what to get a guy, any guy for Christmas? Let’s be honest, this is a toughie! We have you covered at the Holly House! Try out these men’s boxer shorts that say “skol” on the front and back. Also, we have boxers for the beer lover, the golf lover, the fisherman, the patriot and the lake lover.