The countdown continues. The nights are still growing longer and the cold is undeniable. It actually feels like Christmas. If you’re lucky enough to be sitting in there right now with a list full of tick marks, smugly sipping a warm drink thinking about all you’ve accomplished—congratulations, and enough with the smugness. If instead the idea of dwindling shopping days and a growing list of nice people leave you breathless, here is a little help–especially for those who despair on-time delivery from internet sites. Huntsville stores have tons of fabulous and fashionable gifts that can make last minute shoppers look like heroes of proper planning and forethought. Stop in and you’ll be sure to find chic holiday loot from these retailers and service providers, some local favorites and some favorite chains.
Stop in to Shoefly for shoes and fun, flirty affordable boutique finds. A lovely, off-beat collection of fabulous little frocks, skirts and tops await discovery at this jewel of a store located on Airport Road in Huntsville.
For the true prep in your life, you can’t beat The Pink Pelican. This boutique has preppy down to an art. Find something fabulous for everyone on your list from grandpa to the babe-in-arms. The collection of scarves and accessories make shopping easy and while you’re there check out the gorgeous cocktail dress collection for your next soiree. Located in The Village on Whitesburg in Huntsville.
Bon Chic in Madison carries stylish items for the fashionistas on your list. A little edgy and a lot of fun, this store packs a punch when it comes to fab fashion. Find a surprising collection of interesting pieces, a helpful staff and maybe come away with an item or two for yourself. Located on Hughes Rd. near Highway 72 in Madison.
When you’re done at your favorite local boutiques, head on over to Bridge Street.
Jeggings are one of the most searched for items for Christmas this year—Thanks, Conan? It’s become a wardrobe staple of the American Female. When it comes to basics, The Gap continues to be the place to shop, visit and check out the Huntsville location’s collection. They are reasonably priced and actually hold up to the hype. Important note about jeggings: The wearer must try them on, so keep receipts or give a gift card instead.
Statement Jewelry and accessories remain hot items for 2010. Visit Anthropologie for pieces with the store’s signature “Oh-this-old-thing” look—on sale no less. Banana Republic carries elegant rings and cuffs that defy their affordable price tags and J.Crew has tons of stylish accessories on sale right now that make perfect teacher gifts.
If you’re really stumped and need a gift for someone special, gift certificates to favorite shopping sites are always welcome in any stocking. A fabulous and undeniable favorite is time with a personal stylist. Lois Ann Marin of Personal Couture of Huntsville has an eye for style and a happy clientele to attest to it. She helps clients do more than just pick an ensemble or two, she transforms existing wardrobes, integrates purchases into your closet and has all the latest trends, tips and tricks at her fingertips. This is a great gift for someone who deserves a little pampering. Contact her for a list of options.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! and Shop Huntsville! You’ll find something outstanding for the special people on your list when you explore any one of these fabulous options.
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