What makes the best holiday gifts? To me, it’s receiving something that’s a bit of a splurge that I wouldn’t normally buy for myself. Most everyone is more conservative with spending these days, so a little luxury type gift that lifts spirits is so appreciated. On my splurge list: top quality coffee, a beautiful Christmas serving dish, fragrant soaps and lotions, pretty patterned leather gloves, a pedicure, hand made earrings. As you are rushing around this week looking for those last minute presents, keep the splurge gift idea in mind. And of course…shop Brookside! Lots of splurge — and practical — gifts here. Plus, the service is so much better than a cranky generic mall clerk and many shops offer free holiday wrap. Read on for a few last minute gift suggestions from my neighborhood:
For Mom: A night off from cooking! Pick up a gift card from Carmen’s Cafe , Bella Napoli or Cosentino’s.
Jewelry — or just about anything–from Stuff
Christmas decor from The Fiddly Fig
For Dad: A massage from Massage Point, haircut from Brookside Barber Shop, services from Rydell Tailor.
For Grandma: Scarf, jewelry or scented soaps from Worlds Window
Glass dishes from Shop Beautful
Scented candles from 5B Candlemaker
For Gen X and Y: Gift card to Julian or The Roasterie
For kids: Books from Reading Reptile
Card Games from Brookside Toy and Science
Bunch of hair ribbons from The New Dime Store
Gift card from Baskin Robbins/Topsy’s
I hope you find these suggestions helpful. Shopping in Brookside isn’t a dreaded chore–you’ll find just about everything you need right here, with your dollars staying in the local economy. Happy holidays and I hope your stocking is stuffed with a splurge gift for you!
THANK YOU! I was going over there today and this was REALLY helpful!