It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But when it comes to holiday shopping, it isn’t always fun (or easy) when shopping for that hard to buy for person in your life. What do you get for the person who has everything? Or, what do you get for the office secret santa that you drew names for, that you know nothing about? Well, we are particularly fond of some amazing shops that we have right in our backyard, and we love shopping local. So, let us help you. Here is your 2017 (local) Holiday Gift Guide for every person in your life:

1.The stressed out person

Who ISN’T stressed out this time of year? For the person who needs a little relaxation in their life, give them the gift of wellness. Bella on the Bay really does have something for everyone, whether it’s a relaxing massage or a therapeutic spa package. Not sure what they like? Get a gift card in any amount- they are located in downtown Excelsior just off Excelsior Bay in a renovated historic home designed with casual European elegance.

2. The littlest one

These might be the most fun (and cutest) gifts to give and quesera now has a huge selection of holiday gift ideas for you! Check out the adorable selection of kids and baby stuff right from their website, at OhBaby. They have everything from toys and books to magical unicorns ( and everything in between). Whatever you decide to buy, it will be the biggest hit this holiday.

3. The homebody

For the person that loves to cozy up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa this Lake Minnetonka Blanket is perfect for them. It’s made of soft and durable sweatshirt material and it’s full of the things we love about living here! How cute! You can find it, along with a ton of other home accessories at Lake Effect in downtown Excelsior.

4. The sun-lover

You can’t go wrong with letting the gift receiver doing the shopping themselves-ever! And, if they enjoy spending time out on Lake Minnetonka ( or any of our 10,000 lakes), they will love the options that Big Island Surf has. They carry everything including, sandals, swimsuits, sunglasses, bags, beautiful jewelry from Tess & Tricia and some very cute coverups! But let them decide for themselves. There is so much to choose from!

5. The traveler

World traveler or not, this backpack can go with you everywhere. It’s perfect for throwing your belongings into before heading on the boat, or taking with you to lunch. You can find it, along with a bigger selection of clothing and accessories at Brightwater Clothing. And best news yet, it won’t break the bank. Win!

6. The foodie

Add some deliciousness and delight with gifts they’ll remember long after the goodies are gone. These distinctive treats, many made in Minnesota, are sure to please. Whether you’re shopping for a client or colleague or friends and family, give a gift they can’t wait to open! Our favorite? The WINTER WONDERLAND – Roasted cashews, dipping pretzels, raspberry honey mustard dip, chocolate oreos, caramel shortbread, dried cinnamon apples. Yum!! Check out all the gift baskets from Fleurish here!

7. Everyone on your list

Give the gift of cruising all year long!! With Paradise Charter gift certificates, that special person in your life can choose which cruise fits their personality the best. Pizza cruise on the Mississippi? Mother’s day brunch cruise? Taco Tuesday and margarita cruise? With this gift, you won’t have to guess! Everyone will love cruising with us. Order gift certificates online now or call us today!