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412 W. 78th Street | Chanhassen, MN 55317

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


We want to thank everyone who stopped by our 1st annual Lotus Lake Gifts Halloween Party. What an amazing day we had! 

Our hearts are full thinking about all the smiles that were shared, and the friends that were made.

Customers who weren't aware of the what was happening walked into a party full of so many special, special people!

Thank you to everyone who came, and to everyone who helped to make the day happen! A special thank you to Finley's Barkery and Sammy's Sweets for sharing their amazing products, employees, and visions with us. Thank you to The Mustard Seed for donating the beautiful fall decor to make our photo booth area just perfect!

Here are the winners of our 1st Annual costume contest...Congratulations to our Sailor and our Fire Marshall. 
Please tell your owners that your prizes will be available to pick up at Lotus Lake Gifts!

We always say that we have the best customers/friends around, and this weekend made us love you even more.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We want to thank you for being the best customers around! Come celebrate fall with our friends from Finley's Barkery and Sammy's Sweets

Events for the Afternoon

- Lotus Lake Gifts Sidewalk Sale (50% off a selection of our gifts & home decor!)

- Dog Costume Contest! (dogs not in costume welcome, too!)

- Sammy's Sweets Cupcakes & Cookies

- Free Hot Pretzels and Cider

- Free Kids Activities

Rain or shine, we'll be celebrating this Saturday- Tell your friends, and we hope to see you there!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fall Update!

It's been a while, hasn't it?! We are ready for fall here at Lotus Lake Gifts! The kids are back and school, and we've finally got a bit of cooler weather. Our fall and Halloween decor is out- here's a sneak peek at a few fun things we have in!

We've also been busy getting ready for the holidays around here! We have our students from Chanhassen High School's work based learning program all trained in and working like crazy on holiday stuff this semester. They are here every day during the week, and are learning work skills to help them with employment after they graduate. They have been so very busy, and have been leaving here covered in glitter these days! 

We are excited to let everyone know we are hosting a special event with our friends at  Finley's Barkery on October 21st from 2:00-4:00! We'll have the following FUN stuff going on that day:

* A dog costume contest- dress up your pup for a chance at some fun prizes (Of course pups without costumes are welcome, too!)

* Professional Photographer with a fall backdrop outside for dogs and families

* Hot Pretzel Machine and Cider

* Sidewalk Sale

* Kids Activities

* Accordion Player

We'd love to have you and your family join us for the fun!
Here are some more fun events we have coming up here at Lotus Lake Gifts:

- October 21st- Halloween Party with Finley's Barkery from 2:00-4:00

- November 11th- Holiday Open House!

- November 21st- Small Business Saturday

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hello Summer!

I know, technically I'm a bit late in welcoming summer. 

It's just that we've been so busy with so many fun things here at Lotus Lake- like these AMAZING bracelets from Puravida bracelets.

These bracelets are handmade in Costa Rica, and provide over 140 jobs to Costa Rican Artisans. Here's a bit of the story about how this amazing company started...

"While traveling through Costa Rica on a college graduation trip, friends Griffin and Paul crossed paths with two bracelet artisans named Jorge and Joaquin. The colorful handmade bracelets seemed to capture the essence of their journey. At the time, Jorge and Joaquin were living in poverty. They slept with their family in a single crammed room with three beds. After seeing this, Griffin and Paul asked Jorge and Joaquin to make 400 bracelets to take home with them. No one would have expected for this casual encounter to grow into the successful partnership that it is today.

Upon returning home to San Diego, California, Griffin and Paul placed the bracelets in a bowl at a local boutique. Within days the bracelets sold out and everyone was asking for more. Griffin and Paul soon recognized the significance of these simple string bracelets. It was more than just an ordinary friendship bracelet… it was a movement symbolizing the simple things in life.

“Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life”, a Costa Rican philosophy that encourages the appreciation of life’s simple treasures. Slowing things down, celebrating good fortune, and refusing to take anything for granted embodies this laid back lifestyle. “Pura Vida” means choosing to live life to the fullest. It’s more than just a saying... it’s a lifestyle."

Stop by Lotus Lake Gifts to check out some of our latest summer finds, including Puravida! 

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412 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317


Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Our hearts are about ready to burst after our 1st Anniversary celebration! We can't thank you all enough for stopping by and celebrating with us. We have made so many wonderful friends on this journey, and were so amazed to see so many of you this weekend. It really was so special for us.

We were so proud to have some of our artists here with us over the weekend- We can't thank them enough for sharing their gifts with us and our customers. We are surrounded by such talented, kind people (sorry to those I didn't get pictures of!)

So many friends, old and new!

Thank you again for your support of Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor- We can't wait to see what year #2 brings, and are excited that you're all on this ride with us....

-Nancy & Katie

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1st Anniversary Celebration!

Join us as we celebrate our 1 year anniversary!

We can hardly believe it's been a year already- We have made so many new friends and had so much support from the community! We want to thank you for being such great supporters of Lotus Lake Gifts- Stop by Friday and Saturday for some fun!

We will also be introducing our new rewards program- stop by for more information...



TO RSVP for our anniversary event, call 952-937-0989 or click on the link below:

Friday, March 31, 2017

Brave is the new Beautiful

Hello all!

We are excited to announce that Lotus Lake Gifts will be hosting a book talk/signing by author Lee Wolf Blum. We'll have some snacks and wine, and chat about this awesome book- All are welcome!

"Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered tough questions about their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum weaves reflections from her own journey with inspirational stories from everyday women who chose to take off their masks and live authentically. Through call-to-action questions and ideas, she encourages readers to be brave enough to be who they really are and the beloved that God knows they are."

When: Thursday, April 27th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor

Who: All are welcome to join us as we discuss Lee's new book, "Brave is the new Beautiful".

Why: We thought it would be fun to get a group of ladies together, have some snacks and wine, and discuss this inspiring book about women and their stories of everyday bravery.

How: Stop by Lotus Lake Gifts & Home Decor to pick up your copy today!

RSVP here or by calling 952-937-0989.

Reviews for "Brave is the new Beautiful"

“In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum deftly dismantles the barriers that keep us from being our true selves- from being vulnerable and real with others. Without cliches and with real impact, Blum reminds us that life is messy and we need one another. You will find yourself in these pages, and you will find your friends. And you will find your unique courage.”

— Shayne Moore, founder of Redbud Writer’s Guild and author

“The notion that anyone’s life is easy is a mirage,” wrote Lee. This is a timely message for all who need reminding that our most enduring beauty often lies just beneath the surface of our brokenness.”
— Constance Rhodes, founder and CEO of FINDINGbalance and author of Life Inside the “Thin” Cage

“If you’re in a season of life where you need a new brand of courage and a deeper sense of God’s faithfulness, read Lee’s beautiful book.”
— Susie Larson, national speaker and author of Your Powerful Prayers