Brea Mall invited me to a holiday event where I got a sneak peek of some really great gift ideas. All of these retailers have some incredible deals this Black Friday that are sure to extend through the holiday shopping season. Head over today to scoop up some sweet gifts for your favorite people.
I was really excited to see T2 there as they are an Aussie brand and I used to visit their store all the time when I lived in Sydney – love how festive these tea sets are, and as well as your staple varieties, they have really an extensive range of really creative tea flavors such as Strawberries And Cream, Sticky Chai and personal favorite Jade Mountain mixed with Chocolate Brownie. See for yourself: your can peruse their top-selling teas here. They have recently expanded to America – if you want to sample their teas, there are always at least a few to try in store!
Another Aussie brand – it was amazing how many of those I am starting to see, and it felt like being back home for the holidays. This store is the stationary, home and living accessories division of Australian clothing store Cotton On. This is the perfect spot to get those small knick knacks that are perfect based on someone’s particular penchant for something. From a donut and sloth Christmas ornament to a squishable stress-relief burger, Paris-themed diary and planner to mugs bearing quirky quotes, it’s one where you have to see it to know its a perfect gift for someone.
An American skin care brand that delivers quality beauty products to keep your skin youthful and refreshed. A very useful tool that they have in all stores, is the one that can measure your skin’s hydration level. They don’t sell that in stores, I asked. I had just recently gotten off a very long flight from Bali to Los Angeles, and my skin was crying out for some TLC, and I wasn’t surprised that my score showed that my skin was pretty dehydrated. I’m always on the lookout for skin products that suit my skin type and am definitely excited to see if any of their line are a fit for my daily skincare regimen.
If you’re on the hunt for a food-based gift Sugarfina has many festive options. With sweet gift options such as they Candy Bento Boxes specifically designed for holiday gifting, this is a quick and easy stop. The pink chocolate sparkling rose bears literally sparkle with gold glitter, which is totally a novelty, but hey, tis the season! They stock more than just candy – think caramels, gingerbread cookie bites, and little chocolates.
Skin Laundry delivers exfoliating and detoxifying skin treatments in just 15 minutes. For the ladies on the go, you can fit a laser and light facial into a spare half hour! Your first one’s on them, so what’s not to like?
NYX Professional Makeup products are a perfect addition for any Christmas stocking. Try their Sweet Chateau “Lip Lingerie” products – lip balms, lip creams, lip gloss. Glitter, glossy, matte, satin, shimmer. There is something for every make-up loving lady in your life.
I only have this slightly fuzzy screen-shotted from a video picture from the Godiva stand because I sampled their hot cocoa and lost my mind. With both milk and dark chocolate hot chocolate varieties, this is a perfect drink for snuggling by a fireplace under the blankets, with a canister of whipped cream and a bag of marshmallows. Check out these holiday-themed hot chocolate toppers that melt into your drink! I never knew these were a thing, it’s such a great idea – mind-blown! If you’re not a fan of hot chocolate drinks, Godiva is known for their array of chocolate treats, which also come in gift sets and baskets.
For gifts that sparkle, Swarovski is a great option. From jewelry to figurines, you’d be surprised how much can be adorned with Swarovski crystals. I am obsessed with my lock and key Swarovski Remix Collection bracelet that I received in the gift bag from them.
If it’s gemstones are name watches you’re after, Ben Bridge has you covered. They stock Pandora charm bracelets as well, which are always a great gift option.
Creative, stylish sunglasses for no more than $65, that is what they’re all about. It’s a way to collect a whole bunch of quirky, interesting styles that aren’t necessarily your staple designer pair that are right for more occasions. Here’s a pair I picked up a while ago. P.S. They are having a great buy 1, get 1 free deal for Black Friday.
It just happens that the new Michael Kors Fall/Winter range has some perfect pieces for the holidays. Think the Whitney Large Quilted Tri-Color Covertible Leather Shoulder Bag, which comes in both red and white with matching platform sandals or sneakers! Whether you’re looking for a holiday dress, a new pair of ankle booties, or a festive handbag, check them out for some great options.