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Valentine's Gift & Dining Guide


Shop for unique gifts that will be sure to please your honey! We have complimentary parking ramps and surface lots that make shopping and dining convenient and simple. 

Valentine's Dining Specials 

Arezzo - Valentine's Dinner for 2 on Feb. 14. The first 25 reservations booked that mention this ad will receive a Valentine surprise. Also - Tuscan 5-Course Wine Dinner Feb 1 at 6 p.m. Superbowl Sunday, $25 Brick-Oven Pizza Takeout Package. Book your reservations today at 612-285-7444. 

Red Cow - Red Cow is running Valentine’s Day specials from Friday, Feb. 10 until Tuesday Feb. 14! They will also be taking a limited amount of reservations for Valentine’s Day evening. Call Red Cow at 612-767-4411 to make a reservation. Menu: Scallops Walnut & Goat Cheese Croquettes, Cranberry Gastrique Lobster Burger Tarragon Aioli, Bibb Lettuce, Bacon, Tomato Chocolate Budino Amarena Cherries, Hazelnut, Ice Cream, Sea Salt.

Pig & Fiddle - Valentine's Day Four Course Dinner for 2, $55. For years, Pig & Fiddle has been known for its quaint & cozy offerings and being considered a Valentine’s Day destination. So much so that they have created a four-course Valentine’s Day Couple’s Menu, complete with all the essentials for $55. Special starts Saturday, February, 11th through Valentine's Day from 3-10 p.m. Make your reservation today 612-354-2678. 


Corset Styling - New jewelry line Original Hardware now available at Corset Styling. Handcrafted, made in Colorado using recycled sterling silver, conflict-free gemstones and ethically-sourced materials. Pictured: Labradorite stones and leather necklace; sterling silver/yellow bronze and raw diamondes necklace; Raw diamondes earrings. She will love these one-of-a-kind pieces. Ask about Corset's free gift wrapping. 

Burlap & Brass - Burlap & Brass has got you covered this Valentine's Day with a Jessica Matrasko Jewelry Trunk Show - February 11 from 11-3 p.m.  And for that sweet tooth- Sugarfina! Who can say no to Champagne Gummy bears and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels? So many amazing candies just came in!

Fringe Accessories - Fringe offers gifts that last longer than flowers or chocolate, you can wear them every day and they always fit. Join Fringe in the store for gift giving assistance or personal indulgence. You will be delighted by how far your budget takes you at Fringe. Gift cards also available. 

R.F. Moeller Jeweler - Diamond studs are a timeless gift! With so many choices for size, cut, color, and clarity, there is something for everyone. Plus, R.F. Moeller Jeweler studs come with a lifetime trade-in, trade-up guarantee. You can trade your R.F. Moeller diamond studs in for something new anytime and you’ll receive 100% of your purchase price back in trade.


bluebird boutique - Amuse Society Merci Lace Bracelette. 

bumbershute - Iro Izya top that is perfect for date-night. 

Grethen House - Grethen House would love to help you this Valentine’s Day. Find a special V-Day outfit, or the perfect gift for your partner!

Beauty & Wellness 

A La Mode Boutique - Spoil your love. Valentine's Special purchase $100 gift certificate for yourself *or add an additional $20 to your love's gift certificate. Valid for  gift certificate purchases Feb. 1-Feb. 14.

Denny Kemp Salon - Purchase a gift card for $50 (or more) and receive a complimentary Kerastase travel bag filled with samples from Kerastase, Shu Uemura, and R+CO product lines while supplies last! 

Lush Cosmetics - Who's the apple of your eye? Whoever they are, they'll be swept off their feet with this gorgeous gift. Inside they'll find four treats that are perfect for creating romantic moments. Get skin silky-soft with Prince Charming Shower Cream's vanilla-pomegranate lathers and Love You, Love You Lots Soap's rose-lemon embrace. Scrub lips with The Kiss Lip Scrub, then settle in for a massage with Love Spell Massage Bar's intoxicating rose perfume.

Parc - Shop all natural and organic apothecary collection from Herbivore Botanicals, Grown Alchemist and more at Parc this Valentine's Day. Parc's picks include this Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist, all natural lavender Sea Mist Hair Spritzer and Olive leaf & Plantago Extract Hydra-Restore Cream Face Cleanser online or in-store.

Spalon Montage - For every $150 Spalon Montage gift card purchase, receive a $25 gift card for you. 

YogaFit Linden Hills - Saturday, February 11 – Special Valentine’s Day Burn Class – drinks and snacks 2 p.m. Class at 2 p.m. Wine and snacks starting at 3 p.m. 

Kids & Pets

Bone Adventure - Head to Bone Adventure for tasty dog cookies for your furry valentines, and get $5 off any retail purchase when you buy their signature canvas tote between February 1-14.

College Nannies & Tutors - Free Enrollment in College Nannies Sitter Service. Download the app, My Sitters and get started. Code: 50th  $149 Value. Valid until February 17, 2017. 

Pacifier - Bath bombs aren't just for grown-ups! Give your kiddo the gift of a fun bath time this Valentine's Day with Pacifier's Very Valentine and Monkey Farts bath bombs. $6 each or 3 for $15. 


Cooks of Crocus Hill - Everything you love about a cast-iron cocotte with an adorable stove-to-table heart shape. Perfect for a home-cooked Valentine's Day meal with your sweetie! Date Night: Talk about a date night to remember! Create and eat a romantic dinner and make some unique Valentine's memories. Romantic dinners not your thing? Cooks also has Valentine's Brunch and even has some V-day classes for kids! Learn more about classes here

Edina LiquorSix Romantic Wines for $14.99 - Toast your Valentine with this staff-selected vinos. Prices good through Feb. 14, 2017. All 750 mL. Gruet Brut Bright and crisp, it’s a true classic. 49M Cremant Blanc de Blanc Brut Pop open 49,000,000 bubbles! Josh Pinot Noir - this lush red pairs perfectly with a romantic pasta dinner. J Pinot Gris Crisp - bright with a kiss of minerality. Chateau Routas Rose - a pale pink import hailing from the heart of Provence, France. Gemma Luna Moscato - delightfully sweet and packaged in a beautiful, pearly teal bottle.

Valentine’s Day Drink Recipe

  • Chocolate Raspberry Martini - 1 ounce Chocolate Liqueur, 3⁄4 ounce Vodka, 1⁄2 ounce Raspberry Liqueur, In a cocktail shaker, shake ingredients with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a skewered truffle. We recommend: Godiva Milk Chocolate Liqueur, 750 mL, $23.99, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, pint, $18.99 and Titos Handmade Vodka, 1L, Sale $19.99

Sur La Table - February 9th Amore Italia Event:Stop by Sur La Table for an exclusive event celebrating all things Italy. Learn how to make fresh homemade pasta, enter to win fabulous prizes and pick up a free* recipe guide featuring some of our favorite Italian recipes. *while supplies last. Learn more about the event here. Pick up sweet Valentine's gift like the coffee mug pictured as well! 

Recipe ideas for Valentine's Day desserts from Lunds & Byerlys. 


Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide features a wide range of unique and fun gifts to please the whole family! Complimentary holiday gift wrapping and specialty boxes available at many of our boutiques.

Shop local at 50th & France for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 and throughout the holiday season. And be sure to visit our Holiday Market and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 26. 


  1. Equation - Holiday Warm and Stylish Ampersand as Apostrophe tote, $440.

  2. bumbershute - Rag + Bone Hat & Mittens 

  3. A La Mode Boutique & Nail Spa - the COZYCHIC® PONCHO, $154. 

  4. Oska - Cap and Gloves Raja - Cleverly placed round seams give this boiled wool cap distinction and its sculpted character. Cap, $129. Gloves, $109.

  5. Live, Laugh, Love - Fjallraven's Kanken bags

  6. Grethen House - Small Leather Goods by Kim White. Handmade in the US, these leather goods meet functional needs in a striking and fun way! $50 - $75.

  7. PARC - Give the gift of warm with a cozy and warm wool cloud scarf, $150.

  8. The Optical at 50th & France - Designer eyewear and sunglasses - Has someone been naughty? Has someone been nice? Either way, we have gifts to entice! Product or gift cards are always a  welcome present.



  1. Lush Cosmetics - Jolly Hollydays - Make spirits bright with Jolly Hollydays, which is filled with zesty bath and shower delights that contain revitalizing ingredients like lime, orange and grapefruit oils. $44.95.

  2.  Zel Skin and Laser Specialists - Are you looking for the perfect Holiday gift without the stress of shopping? Come to Zel Skin and Laser Specialists and purchase a Zel Gift Card!

  3. Spalon Montage - Purchase a $150 gift card and receive a $25 gift card for YOU!

  4. Cos Bar - Toys for Tots Donations for Dec. 15. Stop by the store with a donation and receive three deluxe samples. 


Health & Wellness

  1. Grass Fed Cattle Co - Holiday Gift Package - 20 lbs of Ground Beef (ind. wrapped) - $150

  2. YogaFit Linden Hills - Gift cards available. 

  3. The Barre - Month of unlimited barre classes $190 A month of unlimited toning, sculpting and strengthening!



  1. bluebird boutique - 42 Pressed 7OZ Soy Wax Candle available in Chicago, Charleston, New York and San Francisco scents, $20. 

  2. The Hair District - Archipelago Botanical Candles - Carefully handcrafted Archipelago Candles offer a tasteful classic look with a variety of scents. Perfect for stocking stuffers or thoughtful gifts. Tin: $13.00 Glass: $19.50.

  3. Gather  - Handcrafted Edina Ornament. This hand-decorated ornament depicts the Landmark Edina Theatre on a magical, snowy evening. This one-of-a-kind gift is only available at Gather! $35.

  4. Witt + Bliss - ALDO MARBLE PEDESTALS - Modern white marble tops and sheesham wood bases. Ideal for entertaining and serving up something delicious. Large $82, Medium $68 & Small $56. 

  5. Burlap & Brass - Oh Deer Mug with Deer Spoon & Red Sweater Mug with Candy Cane Stir Stick. $17.50. 



  1. R.F. Moeller Jeweler - Diamond Halo Pendant - This enchanting diamond halo pendant features a cushion cut Forevermark diamond surrounded by a diamond halo and suspended inside a second floating diamond halo. $5,495. 

  2. Van Guilders Goldsmith - Winter Wonderland Ring" 14 karat white gold ring diamonds = 2.23cttw. Classic look with a contemporary style, this intricate open design flashes fire no matter what angle one looks at it. $6,500. 

  3. Scout & Molly's Boutique - A perfect gift. Hand-crafted pieces from Nakamol Jewelry feature natural gemstones and come in a variety of styles and colors. Price range $21 - $220. 

  4. Corset Styling - Visit Corset Styling in Edina for one-of-a-kind creations this holiday season.  Add color and statement without the weight in these tagua nut necklaces.  Eco-friendly, and organic, these nuts are dried, dyed and sliced into unique shapes. Complimentary holiday gift wrapping included.

  5. Fringe Accessories - The perfect gift for every lady in your life, 8 to 80 the silver plated initial necklace is sure to bring a smile. One letter or one letter for each child or grandchild. Guaranteed to ease your gift giving tension. $30 per letter includes necklace. Call to order 952-746-4922 or join us in the store.


Kid's, Pets, Treats 

  1. Sur La Table - Mexican Spiced Chocolate Cookies - A little bit of heat and a little bit of sweet!  New Mexican Spiced cookies feature salted caramel accented with cinnamon, cayenne and chili topped with decadent chocolate

  2. Pacifier - Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks - 42 Piece Set. The 42-Piece Set is a large building set that allows for big and tall creations. Click wheels on and off to create any number of mobile creations, $110. 

  3. Edina Liquor - Clos du Bois Winery - $8.95. The perfect gift for your holiday hostess!  Edina LIquor is featuring 8 wines from this elegant winemaker for just $8.95 through Dec. 31. Save up to $9 per bottle. Choose from Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rouge and Zinfandel. Ask for a complimentary mylar holiday gift bag too.  

  4. Bone Adventure - Dog Bowties - These festive bowties come in assorted patterns and materials, and easily attach to any collar. Good for cats too! Handmade in the USA. $14 - $24. 



  1. Arezzo Ristorante - Gift certificates make great gifts for the Holiday Season! · GET a $10 gift card with the purchase of a $50 gift certificate · Promo Available through Dec. 24.

  2. Edina Grill - Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 gift card! Blue Plate gift cards make a great holiday gift for friends, family, or co-workers. They can be purchased and used at all of our restaurants including Edina Grill, The Freehouse, The Lowry, and the newest addition to the collection, Mercury Dining Room and Rail. 

  3. Parasole - for every $100 purchased, receive $25 for free. Available through Dec. 24 and can be used any time after Dec. 25. 

  4. Red Cow - Buy a $50 gift card and get a free $15 gift card

Ryder Cup Specials

The Ryder Cup is Sept. 27 - Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska! Many of our businesses have great specials and opportunities for shopping and dining for attendees and fans of the Ryder Cup

Aesthetic Institute of Edina - Dermal infusion, silk peel facial, with dermal blading and customized peel.  Only $149 through the end of October. ($250 value).

Fringe Accessories - Accessorizing Takes FOREsight. The Ryder is indeed a special occasion and women adore to dress for this event. Our wide-brimmed hats will keep your eyes on the course and a few envious eyes on you. Just as the golfers make a fashion statement, attire is just as important for the on-lookers. Fringe offers unparalleled pricing on fall’s fresh styles to refresh your wardrobe.

Grethen House - Be seen in comfortable and fashionable clothes at the Ryder Cup. Grethen House showcases a curated collection of clothing and accessories from designers including, Comme des Garcons, Rick Owens, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Veronica Beard, and Raquel Allegra.

Parasole - Parasole restaurants at 50th & France, Mozza Mia and Salut Edina, are currently booking fast with Private Dining Reservations during the week of the Ryder Cup! Mozza Mia has private dining space available. This unique Italian Restaurant offers many options for family style and buffet style dinners for groups of up to 70 guests. Mozza Mia and Salut Edina also have availability in the main dining rooms as well. Enjoy a cocktail at the recently renovated bar at Salut Edina before enjoying a French American style dinner experience. You’re bound to enjoy yourself after a long day. Contact Kristi Stanton at kstanton@parasole,com for more information. 

Pig & Fiddle - Bring your admission ticket in for a free draft pint. Choose for 36 different taps.

Scout & Molly's Boutique - Mention this blog post for 20% off a full price purchase in-store! 

Spalon Montage - Please enjoy $15 off a service of your choice at any one of our Spalon Montage locations, the week of the Ryder Cup, Sept. 25 - Oct. 2nd. Edina- Woodbury- Chanhassen 952-915-2900. Please show us this blog at check out.

YogaFit Linden Hills - In celebration of the Ryder Cup, come and drop in for a great yoga class for 50% off the normal price from September 27 to Oct 2. All drop in classes are $10 during the Ryder Cup at our YogaFit Linden Hills location which is 4507 France Avenue South. Any questions, please email lindenhills@yogafitstudios.com or call 612 444-1991.  Valid only at the Linden Hills location.  View our schedule on www.yogafitstudios.com

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