Have you started shopping for the holidays yet? I have a list of who to shop for and I’ll be heading to a local favorite shopping area here in Dallas/Fort Worth. I’m talking about The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, Texas, who I am proud to say has sponsored this post.
The Shops at Willow Bend are home to my favorite small boutique but also feature many other shops (big and small) with gift ideas for everyone on your list. From holiday events to an impressive selection of restaurants worthy of date night reservations, the added bonuses of this place will awe you. It’s a must visit destination during the holiday season.
The Shops at Willow Bend – Gift Ideas for Everyone
You’ll arrive at The Shops at Willow Bend during the holidays and your eyes will look up and down, far and wide.
The decorations are simply stunning.
Get ready, because you are about to cross everything off your Christmas list as completed.
The Shops at Willow Bend sent me a surprise subscription box for the holidays.
While this is a feature not yet available to the public, I’m hoping for your sake that they just might make it so.
Take a look at what arrived on my doorstep. The box was filled with a variety of items that you can purchase at The Shops at Willow Bend (and I’ll tell you where).
For Him (or the Foodie)
Autographed copy of John Tesar’s “Texas Steakhouse Meals at Home” – Found at Knife
Knife, an upscale restaurant located at The District at Willow Bend (attached to the shops), is owned by James Beard nominee and Bravo’s “Top Chef” contestant Chef John Tesar. In this incredible cookbook, you’ll learn a ton about beef and read quite a bit about his life. Never fear, because there are still quite a few recipes for sides (like Avocado Fries) and one incredible dessert.
TIP: Add a gift card to Knife with the cookbook. Having spent one fantastic date night there, I can say it’s a favorite!
STAG Premium Beard Oil – Found at Stag Beard Products
Who in your life is sporting the trendy beard? Hubby? Dad? Uncle? Son? STAG’s Premium Beard Oil is crafted using only the finest, all-natural carrier and essential oils, and is enriched with Biotin and vitamins D and E, providing additional nutrients for both the beard and the underlying skin. Whether a stocking stuffer or wrapped under the tree, this is sure to be a hit.
For the Kids
Crayola Experience Color-In Socks – Found at Crayola Experience Plano
We are so fortunate to have one of the best kids experiences in the country right in our backyard (and inside The Shops at Willow Bend). Not only is this a top attraction for holiday (and non-holiday) fun, but it has an incredible gift store that you can access without admission. That’s where you can find these cute Color-In Socks. The kids will have so much fun.
TIP: Add tickets to Crayola Experience Plano to your gift. I always love to gift experiences!
PRO TIP: Come back soon as I’ll be giving away several tickets to Crayola Experience Plano in our Ultimate Dallas Christmas Giveaway.
For the Hostess
Mallow Box Variety Set – Found at The Mallow Box dessert shop
Bring something a little bit different to the holiday party. Skip the wine and bring a box of gourmet marshmallows for the hostess with the mostest. I was able to sample the Mallow Box variety set which included a combination of mallookies (cookie marshmallows!) and dipped mallows. Made from scratch, there were flavors like Chocolate Drizzled Banana (YUM!), Salted Caramel, Raspberry, and more.
For the Teacher
Crate&Barrel Stocking Spatula and Cookie Cutter Set – Found at Crate&Barrel
You can never have too many fun spatulas or cookie cutters (for cookies or craft fun). I know in my family, cookie cutters are passed down from generation to generation and this snowflake one is incredible! These sets would be perfect for teachers, babysitters, white elephant gifts – really, you can’t go wrong here.
Mynd Spa & Salon Gift Card – Found at Mynd Spa & Salon (Formerly The Red Door by Elizabeth Arden)
Shopping for mom? Grandma? Sister? Aunt? Chances are they might need to unwind from holiday stress and enjoy a bit of pampering. A gift card from Mynd Spa & Salon is sure to put a smile on her face? It did mine when I spotted it. Now what to choose? Facial? Salt Stone Massage? Therapeutic Foot Massage? Mani/Pedi? So many options.
Trollbeads Limited-Edition Vine of Dreams – Found at Trollbeads Willow Bed
Known for creating the original beaded bracelet, Trollbeads’ Limited-Edition Vine of Dreams starter bracelet has just found its way into my jewelry collection. I’m in love. What do you think? Should I leave the violet colored bead solo or add to it? Stunning!
Evereve Border Leopard Scarf – Found at Evereve
For a holiday look, head to Evereve for clothing and accessories. The leopard print scarf is one I could gift to many I know who love prints. It will add just the right pop of color to a winter outfit.
BootyQueen Apparel Bands – Fuund at BootyQueen Apparel
For the fitness loving friends on your list, consider these bands which are noted as being 2-3 times stronger than leading bands. This fun set comes with a carrying bag and includes three bands – beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Someone can start early on those resolutions.
The Shops at Willow Bend Holiday Events
While shopping and dining are high on the list of things to do at The Shops at Willow Bend this season, don’t forget all the extra holiday fun – details here.
A few highlights…
- Nov. 9 – Dec. 24 Visit with Santa
- Nov. 9 – Jan. 5 Animated Christmas Tree at The District
- Nov. 25 & 27 Family Game Night
- Nov. 30 – Dec. 8 Sounds of the Season
- Dec. 2-6 Pet Pictures with Santa
- Dec. 8 Soothing Santa
- Dec. 20 Scrooge Presented by NTPA Repertory Theatre
- Dec. 23 Festival of Lights Menorah Lighting