Minnesota Monday - Patina Store

Do you ever have one of those moments where you’re looking to buy a gift and you don’t even know where to begin? I feel that all the time, and have struggled with gift giving for so long. I always question what I should get, where I should get it from and the real kicker - are they even going to like it? Winter is practically here and with that, comes the holiday season. There’s always one store that is my go-to for gift giving, and I have my sister to thank for it. Before I moved to Minnesota, my sister and I would go into her favorite store called Patina. If you’re unfamiliar with it or aren’t living in Minnesota, they have the perfect blend of modern home decor, jewelry, paper and other items that are always changing. I still vaguely remember the first time my sister brought me there and thinking “I want this, and this and this…”. Now living in Minnesota, its great that I have locations nearby so I can always ensure I’m stocked up on funny cards, unique pieces of jewelry, or something to make my apartment feel a little bit more cozy. I love the aesthetic they have, and especially love the surprise of what new inventory they have each time I stop in. I’ve received a number of gifts from Patina and have loved every one of them. Its always a great day when I can head home after some Christmas shopping, purple Patina bag in hand, knowing I’ve picked out something for my loved ones that will be fun and unique. If you’re on the hunt for a great gift but are struggling, go there and spend an hour looking at everything. You can see how close one is to you by clicking here.

Later this week I’ll be sharing more gift ideas as well as a new story from one of my sessions, so come back and stay a while. I love having you! Happy Monday!


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