T-minus 5 days till Christmas and we all know what that means! Time to get that last-minute Christmas shopping done before it is too late!
While I am normally ahead of the game with my shopping + gifting, I always end up making scrambling a few days before Christmas with ideas of additional goodies I want to snag for my friends, family + occasionally myself :p hehe (don’t tell) This year I found the perfect destination to head to for my last-minute holiday shopping + that is the Del Amo Fashion Center.
Located in Torrance, Del Amo Fashion Center has tons of restaurants + stores, a movie theater and best of all…PLENTY of parking (including valet)! Parking is a major struggle in LA – ICYMI so when I find a mall that has all of the stores on my list PLUS easy access to parking, it is a major WIN!
I always head straight to my go-to stores: Nordstrom, Macy’s, Old Navy etc. BUT because Del Amo has so many great retailers I found myself lusting after pieces at Kate Spade, sniffing every last scent at Bath & Body Works + even drooling over the delicious eats at the Din Tai Fung restaurant (because dumplings + shopping go hand in hand if you ask me).
What I love most about the Del Amo Fashion Center is that it is truly gorgeous. The twinkling lights make the center a real hot spot after it gets dark (which thanks to winter is super early now) + it has a living plant wall inside accompanied by a gigantic Christmas tree and plenty of festive holiday décor.
The mall itself makes for the perfect photo backdrop…which means even more photos when you head over to snap your last-minute Christmas photo with Santa (don’t wait there is still time!!!)
My annual Holiday Gift Guide is HERE except this year I went all out! From gifts to get your boo, gifts for your traveling bestie, gifts for your mom or sis + more…I got ya covered on the best gifts to give this holiday season and guess what?! They won’t break the bank! I worked hard to pick options under $300, from retailers like Nordstrom, Target + more because nothing is more important when gifting than shopping at places with great prices + a great return policy just in case you or the recipient wants to return it :p
Shop my favorite picks below + if you are searching for more gift guides comment on this post and I will put some more together!!
P.S. you can shop by clicking on the individual products in the graphics, use the shoppable feed below or click the direct links to the products under the graphics!
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for your bestie, your sister, relative or more, these options are perfect! If you are a always rocking sunnies like me, these Diff Eyewear pink Cruz sunglasses are a great gift idea (maybe even to gift yourself hehe :p). They are affordable (under $100) + look just like RayBans – plus they are great quality!!
I also love gifting cozy options (especially if you are celebrating the holidays in a cold place). I’ll be in London + definitely will want to cozy up with some nice UGG slippers + blanket scarf!
Gifting your friends? I think this ban.do tumblr or Kendra Scott necklace both make perfect easy gift options. Who doesn’t love a cute tumblr to bring to the gym, work or just running errands? There are various quote options – all sassy of course 😉 Kendra Scott makes the perfect pieces for gals that like a little sparkle or to make a big statement. This necklace is under $55 + is great for a friend, relative, mother in law + beyond!
Finding the perfect gift for your brother, dad, boyfriend or guy friend can be tough. I tend to gravitate towards things I like haha but this year, I was on the hunt for this gift guide to find gifts that every guy will enjoy! Whether he’s a techie, a traveler, a homebody or just likes to keep things simple, these gift options are sure to be a hit.
One gift I know most guys will love is a little tech from Google. I actually received the Google Chromecast as a gift a year or so ago and when my boyfriend saw how easy it was to stream your favorite shows, movies + Youtube videos straight from your phone or tablet to your TV he bought one for himself! It is under $100 + makes life SO SO convenient!
Another gift I am loving this season is this Herschel Supply Co. duffle bag. This is great for the guy who travels a lot, needs a new gym bag or simply needs a convenient + great quality bag to have handy. Pair this bag with the Daniel Wellington Dapper York Watch + the guy in your life is ready to take on anything! New year, dapper you!
Ok, so you have a few people to gift + just aren’t sure what to get them…what are some safe options to gift? All the above!
A NEST Holiday Classic Candle is the perfect gift for a friend, relative, client + more. With it’s amazing scent + long lasting wick, it is a great gift to give yourself too to make your home embrace the holiday spirit!
Ah the tech lover! This is one of my favorite gift guides because I find tech + gadgets so fun to gift. Whether you are gifting a fitness lover who wants to get ‘fit’ for the new year with a Fitbit or a photography buff that would love to easy print photos they snap no matter where they are with the HP Sprocket Photo Printer…these gifts are sure to impress + be super handy!
Are you gifting to a wanderlust traveler? Well whether you are gifting to someone who frequently takes weekend trips, business travel or international voyages, these travel themed gifts will be the perfect gifts to give!