Thursday, December 20, 2018

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Calling all procrastinators!  If that's you...well I can't relate.  I have had my gifts purchased and wrapped for almost a month now.  Sorry to rub it in, but to make it up to you, I have you covered for some last minute gift inspo (and maybe a little treat for yourself too).


If you're local to Kansas City, Zona Rosa has everything you need, all in one place!  So, head on down there to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year!  From Grandma to Uncle Frank to your niece and nephew from whom you are trying to win the title of the best gift giver ever...there is literally something for everyone at Zona Rosa.



I stopped in Go! Calendars, Toys, & Games the other day to see if they might have something I could share with you guys and boy o boy!  This place is the toy store of all toy stores!  When I was growing up, I used to LOVE going to the small toy store in our local mall to walk around and covet certain items that were way out of my allowance earning price range.  But brick and mortar toy stores are few and far between these days.  This store is so much fun to browse, and they had a few things for adults too!
The cashier gave me the insider tip that these items are HOT this year!  So, if you aren't sure what to get, I think you would be safe with either the LOL Surprise items (popular with the girls), or the POP! figurines (which are popular for both boys and girls).
As you would expect, they had lots of games to choose from!  Classic games and some new ones I had never heard of.  They all look like so much fun and games are a great gift for a family.

These metal worlds were very intriguing.  They come in a metal sheet that has pre-punched designs.  You pop them out and put them together to make these amazing 3D creations.  The prices varied, but a lot of them were around $15!


I mean, every child needs a large, super soft, stuffed animal, am I right?  How cute is this little, I mean big, guy!?!?


And for the adults on your list, they had an entire section of hysterical adult games!  

Some stocking stuffer ideas for you!  I love getting brain teaser types of items for my boys because it's a toy and a challenge in one.   Pop sockets are great for the older kiddos, and Hatchimals are still all the rage this year!

Altar'd State is one of my favorite stores in Zona with it's eclectic, trendy collection of goodies varying from clothing and accessories to trinkets and gifts!  There are so many cute things in here and you will definitely find something unique for any lady in your life!

With so many accessories to choose from you can definitely find something to fit her personality.  These tortoise shell earrings are a great option for everyone!  Some self care items like bath bombs and room spray are alway fun to receive.  And they carry so many cute decorative signs with fun phrases on them!

These keychains are awesome because you can wear them around your wrist when you are out and about or at the soccer field.  Loving the stackable bangles with different sayings on them.  And if you are at total loss as to what to get someone, you can never go wrong with a Volcano candle!
Need a holiday dress?  They have you covered!  So many really beautiful and unique items to choose from!



And take a look at a sampling of the adorable clothes they have in stock right now!  I mean, their selection is amazing!  Check my Instagram stories for more information on each of the items I tried on!

So many stores are having last minute sales, so check the Zona Rosa Store Directory for a list of retailers and take advantage of the season of sales!


A few of my favorites include:
American Eagle--Love their jeans for men and women!  Their sweaters and tees are also extremely soft.
Victoria's Secret--Of course you think of Victoria's secret as a romantic store, but they have all kinds of things like yummy lotions and comfy lounge clothes.
Loft--My all time favorite aviator sunglasses are from Loft!  They have tons of great sweaters and some really beautiful jewelry.
Heavenly Olive Oils--If someone on your list is hard to buy for, this is a great option.  They have countless flavored oils and vinegars that make a unique, but thoughtful gift!
Game Stop--have a gamer in the family, but hate spending so much cash on those video games?  Trade in old ones and buy pre-owned games for less!
Sephora is a great option for some stocking stuffers!  They have lots of travel size products that are fun to try, holiday gift sets, and of course lots of parfumes and colognes to keep your friends and family members smelling delightful!
If you are feeling fancy this year, both Helzberg, Kay Jewelers, and Zales have an amazing selection of beautiful jewelry!  And don't be intimidated thinking you can't afford anything in these stores.  They have something for every budget!
Tweens rejoice, Justice is here to make every girl grin from ear to ear this Christmas!
Is it even Christmas without a tin of Topsy's Popcorn?  A definite must-have for most Kansas Citians.  What's your favorite variety?


While I would love to name each and every store, I am sure you don't have the time to read it...after all, you have a lot of shopping to do and not very much time to do it!

When you need to refuel, take a breather and grab a bite to eat at one of Zona Rosa's many spectacular restaurants!  You can grab something quick from Noodle and Co, or have a cocktail and a more leisurely lunch at Hereford House.  Have kiddos in tow?  Red Robin is super kid friendly and their menu has a wide variety!

Ok, so I hope this email gets you motivated to START SHOPPING, or if you have already started, to get everything finished!  Let me know what you grab and more importantly, I need to know how much the gift receiver loved their gift!  You will definitely earn some brownie points for shopping at Zona Rosa this year.  And who doesn't want to start the new year with a few extra brownie points?


Thank you to Zona Rosa for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are my own, but if you know me, you already new I loved Zona Rosa!



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