While the palette of holiday spirit runs the spectrum, hues of red and green are unmistakable in seasonal charm. Whether it’s a traditional gift exchange with family or a little something for the holiday office party, this year’s gift guide offers some unique ways to incorporate the traditional scheme in your giving.
Woodbury shops Cooks of Crocus Hill, Kowalski’s Market, Patina and The Woods have shared some green and red gift items that you’ll find are just as fun to give as they are to receive.
1 These beautiful puzzles are great for the family member or friend who might need a little “piece” of home. Minnesota watercolor puzzle. $19.95 each, Patina
2 It’s a red plaid cashmere throw. Need we say more? $42, Patina
3 This adorable little holiday gnome will bring a smile to any recipient. $19 small, $24 large, The Woods
4 For the woodsman in your life, these boxers might make him blush the same red hue. $17, The Woods
5 Popular treats for the holidays, these organic chocolate coins come in holiday hues and make an awesome stocking stuffer. $18.99, Kowalski’s Market
1 Give green in more ways than one. These olive bags with leather detailing make a stylish statement in fashion and eco-friendly function. $36 tote, $16.95 lunch bag, Patina
2 “Relax and Accept the Crazy” distressed wood sign is a nice reminder for all of us to embrace the hustle and bustle of the season, adding a little whimsy to traditional holiday décor. $16, The Woods
3 “Home for the Holidays” hand soap and lotion from Stonewall Kitchen add a festive touch to a powder room. Tie up with a red bow, and you have a lovely host/hostess gift. $11 soap, $14 lotion, The Woods
4 You can actually smell the color green with Thymes Frasier Fir collection of elegant candles in tin and glass, diffusers and decorative sachets. Prices vary, Kowalski’s Market
5 This pretty mug recalls times on the lake. $19.95 loon mug, The Woods
6 Is it art or an activity? This beautiful puzzle is perfect for the nature-lover or someone missing home. Minnesota wildlife puzzle. $19.95 each, Patina
1 Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book is a perfect gift for the foodie, new homeowner or host/hostess gift for your annual cookie exchange. $24.95, Patina
2, 3, 4 For the baker, give a red or green package of Molly & Drew beer bread mix, placed in an opposite color Gourmac mixing bowl with coordinating Cooks of Crocus Hill spatula. $9.95 bread mix, The Woods; $18-22 bowl, $2.25 spatula, Cooks of Crocus Hill
5, 6 These gorgeous red and green mugs make a lovely teacher gift along with a package of gourmet hot cocoa, coffee or tea. $15 Le Creuset red mug, Cooks of Crocus Hill; $14 moose mug, The Woods
7, 8, 9 Give the tools for a made-from-scratch winter soup. Le Creuset’s 8-quart stock pot in cherry is a stunning gift in its own right, or fill it with fun red and green kitchen gadgets like the Chef’n loose leaf stripper for fresh herbs and Kuhn Rikon red and green paring knives. $100 stock pot, $7.99 stripper, $14.99 pairing knives, Cooks of Crocus Hill.
10, 11 Holiday makings come with holiday messes. Keep cleaning festive with Kuhn Rikon red and green scrubbers and seasonal linens. $8 scrubber, prices vary for linens, Cooks of Crocus Hill and Kowalski’s Market