Go-to Gift to Give: I'm a fan of life hacks—little gifts that can solve a daily nuisance in a creative or beautiful way. I gave my best friend a little solar panel that clings to a car window and charges a cell phone.
Favorite Twin Cities Shopping Destination: I find myself at Patina and the Electric Fetus at least couple of times every holiday season. Other go-to spots: Sugar Sugar for little sweet care packages and Muddy Waters for gift certificates.
Holiday Wish List: I don't share wish lists with friends or family—it just seems sort of demanding. But, I've coveted a pair of Derek Lam high heels for most of this year, so maybe I'll have to surprise myself. Meanwhile, I'm pretty sure my mom has decided I'm finally ready to graduate from the crockpot to a pressure cooker, so I'm probably in the market for some safety goggles.