As we get closer to nearing the end of the holiday shopping season, tips on what to get that hard-to-buy-for person on your list are certainly welcomed. Here are five of the best places to hit before the holidays to pick up something sweet for ‘that’ person. They will appreciate your thought as they open a carefully wrapped box and enjoy all of the sweet treats inside.
Truffles & Tortes
72 Nathan Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
www.trufflesandtortes.comHome of award-winning desserts, Truffles & Tortes has a lot to offer your holiday shopping quest. There is something for everyone that loves sweets. Inside this dessert shop, you’ll find assorted truffles, mini tartlets, double chocolate pecan cookies and mint brownies, and that’s just the beginning. Truffles & Tortes offers gold foil gift wrapping on assorted items. You’re sure to find some of the best made-from-scratch sweet treats in Plymouth if you stop in at this shop.
3421 W. 44th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Turtle Bread, located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, takes the cake in the sweets department. Its menu of pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bars and cheesecakes is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. Turtle Bread has a playful menu that features the likes of bourbon pecan pie, triple chocolate cake, various Christmas cookies and much, much more. Stop by the south Minneapolis, Linden Hills or downtown locations on your way to your next holiday party and you’re sure to be the belle of the ball with one of these show-stopping desserts.
680 Commerce Drive, Suite 100
Woodury, MN 55125
www.chihuahuachocolates.comThis gem of Woodbury focuses on high-quality confections made from high-quality ingredients. Made with no preservatives or artificial flavors, Chihuahua Chocolates boasts some of the most delectable candies around. A few of its most popular items include its turtles which feature melt-in-your mouth caramels and toffee made from crunchy walnuts, pecans and milk chocolate. Chihuahua Chocolates offers gift boxes for the holidays or for any time. And don’t fear if you can’t make it to the store. The website makes it easy to purchase these treats online.
Regina’s Fine Candies
2073 St. Clair Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
Regina’s Fine Candies offers just that: fine candies for all to enjoy. Regina’s is known for making handmade chocolates, peanut brittle and toffees. One of Regina’s specialties is its brittles. If offers numerous varieties of sweet treats to choose from: the ‘oldie but goodie’ peanut brittle, the ‘new and a little bit edgy’ coconut brittle and the ‘tried and true’ fudge. Regina’s offers a variety of carefully packaged gift boxes to fit any budget and with such a great selection of treats, this might just be your first and last stop for the day.
Cocoa & Fig
in Gaviidae Common
651 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
With a motto like “make it taste as good as it looks,” you’re sure to be in for a treat. Cocoa & Fig’s confections dazzle the eyes and the taste buds. Located in the Gaviidae Common in downtown Minneapolis, you can find this little candy shop selling some of the tastiest cake pops, French macaroons, cookies and cupcakes you’ve ever laid your eyes on. Delicately crafted and decorated, the recipient of such treats will feel like royalty eating and enjoying these little bites. Specific flavors and pricing can be found on the website, but to place an order, you can call ahead or stop in the shop.Related: Best Hot Drinks in Minnesota
Amber Ranzau lives on the edge of Uptown in Minneapolis and is a gal about town. She frequents the local restaurant scene, loves to support new and local businesses, follows the latest and greatest fashion and design trends, and she does all of this while working as an interior designer, spending time with her man, The Specialist, and taking care of her two goldfish Felix and Petunia and their tankmate Huey the Snail. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.