PHOTO CREDIT: Gap Kids and Rack Room Shoes


Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger ​​​​​

Let's face it, girls are specific when it comes to shopping.  They know what they want! In case you have stockings to fill or need ideas to give to family shopping for her, here are a few shopping tips to shop for the girls in your life.

Before you start...

Take inventory.

Start by weeding out all the clothes that are too small, toys that no longer work and technology that can use an upgrade. Donate items that have outlived their usefulness.

Check the sales and special promotions.

Keep an eye out for her favorite retailers and check for sales and special promos.  Sign up to get deals right to your inbox from the retailers.

Make a list.

Have a plan of attack.  With a list in hand you can group your shopping needs by type of store and accomplish your tasks more efficiently. You’ll also be less likely to buy items that she will not need or won’t use.

Also, take another parent with you, two heads are better than one and it's good to have someone along with a girl the same age.

Shopping Ideas for Girls:

  1. An American Girl Doll from American Girl
  2.  Her Favorite Book Series from Barnes & Nobel
  3. A Smart Watch from Dakota Watch Company
  4. Board Games from Disney
  5. Bluetooth Alarm Clock from Spencer's
  6. Fuji Film Insta X Mini 8 from Best Buy
  7. Bluetooth boombox from Best Buy
  8. Stationery Set from Papyrus
  9. Journal or Diary from Justice
  10. Novelty Sweaters from Baby Gap
  11. Sleep Set from Old Navy
  12. iPod and iTunes Gift Card from The Apple Store
  13. Build A Bear at Build A Bear
  14. Jewelry Set from Claire’s
  15. Nameplate Necklace from Moon and Lola
  16. Winter Coat from J. Crew
  17. Perfume from Macy’s
  18. Lotion Gift Set from Bath and Body Works
  19. Holiday Dress from Belk
  20. Fashion Boots from Rack Room Shoes
  21. Hat and Glove Set from Journey’s Kids
  22. Bike from Sears
  23. Charm from Pandora
  24. Hair Accessories from Claire’s
  25. Phone Cover from Moon & Lola


For your convenience and enjoyment, you can now schedule the exact time and date you wish to visit with Santa at Crabtree Valley Mall. No crowds, no lines, and a premium experience for you and your children. Your $20 deposit will be applied toward your photo and/or USB purchase when you arrive on time for your appointment.

Reserving your time with Santa is easy! Enter the number of children in your party, along with your preferred date and time below to start the appointment process. Please schedule carefully. While you will be able to log in and make changes to your appointment booking through your confirmation email page while times remain available, you may not reschedule within 24 hours of your appointment time.


Enter to win!

Register to win a $250 Crabtree Valley Mall holiday shopping spree to be given away between November 24-December 23!  One winner be selected daily! Winners will be contacted by phone and or email. 

Visit Crabtree Valley Mall and take photos of yourself and friends at the holiday photo stations! Post your picture to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #crabtreevalleymall and you will receive extra entries!