GUEST BLOGGER: Present Perfect - 2014 Holiday Gift Roundup

Wednesday, Dec 24, 11:31AM

Still doing some last-minute shopping on Christmas Eve?  Well, forget last-minute present panic. Finding the perfect Christmas gift for your friends and family just got a whole lot easier. 


For your bookworm hubby or father-in-law: Snag the latest title from his favorite author or, for the true wordsmith, a collection of crossword puzzles from the New York Times. If you're not comfortable choosing a specific book, a gift card to Barnes & Noble is sure to put a smile on his face Christmas morning and keep it there long after.


For your tireless mama: There may be no harder job on earth than being a mom, especially around Christmas time with all of the hustle and bustle of the season. To the woman who gave you life, give the gift of well-deserved relaxation. Treat her to a day at the spa with a hot stone massage, a smoothing facial or a new cut and color. (We hear the team at true Salon knows how to do it right!)


For the fashion-forward lady in your life: Help your best friend and sister look like a million bucks on New Year’s Eve with a lust-worthy ensemble from Banana Republic, Ann Taylor or fab’rik. Pick up a pretty top to add sparkle to her Christmas morning, or up the style-ante of her most basic outfit with a statement necklace, a hip new pair of shades or an eye-catching clutch. Who needs Santa when you have so many chic options at your gift-giving fingertips?

For your favorite tiny tot: It’s no secret that kids fly through clothes faster than Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. Pick up a new ensemble from GapKids or Gymboree to keep them well-fitted in the New Year. Start a fun family tradition by gifting the kids (and yourself!) a new set of pajamas to open on Christmas Eve.


For your food-loving co-worker: Make the holidays a little tastier for your office mates with a gift card to one of their favorite lunch spots. (Panera Bread, perhaps?) Or, sweeten up their Christmas season with a gift certificate to Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt where they can sprinkle on toppings to their heart’s content.


To contact the stores above (or to see the full store directory at the three The Avenue locations), click the links below.


Store directory of The Avenue West Cobb

Store directory of The Avenue East Cobb

Store Directory of The Avenue Peachtree City

Store Directory of The Avenue Viera


By: Suzanna Palmer, Little Black Dress – Little Red Wagon