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The holidays are upon us and there is no time like the present to get in those last-minute holiday gifts.
Grabbing a present, or two, or three (ok, for the whole family) doesn’t have to be as dreadful as we think.
There are so many holiday gift guides out there. And yes, while you may just be thinking you’ve seen it all, give me a minute to explain myself.
Let’s be realistic when giving gifts. If your budget does not call for that Gucci bag your mom has been eyeing, try not to feel so bad. One, there are so many dupes that will be just as beautiful and your mom will love it no matter what. Want to know why? Because she loves you and you thought about her and that is ALL THAT MATTERS. 🙂 Two, save the Gucci bag for a year you can afford it and do something meaningful for the two of you.
Check out the best gifts to give this holiday season to those you love (or don’t love… they do say keep your friends close and enemies closer)!
I have broken down gifts for him, for her, for parents, the newly engaged, the grandparents, and so on.
Plus, check out the bonus at the end for homemade gifts I just know your family and friends will love.
First, let me start by saying that there is no shortage of shops in Vegas. We have stores everywhere…and I mean EVERYWHERE. If you’re in the Summerlin area, we have Downtown Summerlin, Boca Park, Tivoli Village, and many shops along Charleston, Lake Mead, and Village Center. I see the locals smiling. So many options within each of these centers.
In the Southwest area (furniture lovers listen up) we have IKEA – what, what?! It’s still new, ok.
Henderson has The District at Green Valley, Galleria at Sunset, South Premium Outlets, and Town Square (Not exactly in Henderson, but we will go with it).
The Las Vegas Strip has a place to shop in pretty much every hotel, but the most popular are the Miracle Mile Shops, Fashion Show Mall, Grand Canal Shops, and Forum Shops.
If we transition Downtown you will find the North Premium Outlets, Downtown Container Park and Fremont Street.
As you can see there are so many options and I have not even scratched the surface.
Let’s start with gifts for her. For the girly girls in your life that love clothes, jewelry, shoes, handbags, makeup, or anything that sparkles.
The following can be found at any of the above centers or for more specific retailers, find Zara, Nordstroms, Urban Outfitters, Target, Lululemon, Macy’s, Sephora, Free People, and Steve Madden. Scroll through for links.
Homemade gift-giving options: Something I absolutely love making is a premade cookie jar. It’s pretty inexpensive and it really just depends on how fancy you want to make it. Grab your favorite ingredients to make a cookie (all the dry ones) and carefully place each ingredient in a mason jar. The ingredients create beautiful art once placed in the mason jar.
Another fun idea is a body scrub. Same concept as the premade cookie jar, but this time grab ingredients for a scrub. Sugar scrubs are easy to make and inexpensive because we all have sugar in our kitchens. Add some essential oils, coconut oil, and voila! Tie a bow and ingredient list to the outside and you’re done.
There you have it, my friends. Hope this was helpful and you found something great for your loved ones. If you did not see anything you liked here, I hope I sparked some ideas for you.
What’s on your holiday wish list? I’d love to know in the comments below.