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

Here is a suggested shopping list and places to shop for that special lady in your life at Crabtree Valley Mall.


Gift Ideas for the TRAVELISTA:

  • A Travel Case.  The TUMI Zip Travel Case from Colorado Bag n’ Baggage has 16 card slots, open pockets, zip pockets, an elastic media pocket, ID window and pen holder. Also features a detachable wrist strap and an exterior pocket. Made from Tumi's signature ballistic nylon with leather trim. Comes in an elegant gift box.
  • Travel Blanket. The Brookstone Travel Blanket is soft, lightweight blanket helps keep you cozy and folds into its own pouch for use as a pillow!
  • Classic Tote.  A classic tote to carry belongings in style is the ultimate travel girl’s essential. The Mercer Satchel from Coach is a soft grain leather with an easy drape makes this softly structured bag remarkably light in weight and rich in texture. Corner details and workwear rivets add a downtown attitude to its well-organized, three-compartment silhouette.
  • Travel Journal. “Not All That Wonder Are Lost” journal aTolkien Quote Leather Journal from Earthbound Trading Company will keep all of her travel journey memories, dreams and adventures in a special place!
  • Books. A gift card to Barnes & Nobel is a great gift for the traveling woman in your life.  Long layovers and downtimes are the perfect time to take in a great book not to mention she can use it anywhere there’s a Barnes & Nobel. Also, stop in and get her a book to help her brush up on her next journey!



Gift Ideas for the ATHLETIC BUFF:

  • A Stylish Bomber. The active wear cult favorite, IVY PARK is a stylish active wear brand.  The Ivy Park Floral Mesh Bomber from Lady Foot Locker. A modern reworking of a classic style, this mesh bomber jacket features an all over monochrome floral print and effortless style!
  • A Ski Jacket. If she’s all about adventure, a ski jacket is definitely a must have.  The COREFIRE DOWN JACKET from The North Face is a perfect addition to her athleisure wardrobe.  She can tear down the mountain and brave cold temperatures in this technical ski jacket that features two different types of insulation and an ultra-durable Gore Windstopper® exterior to combat wind chill.
  • A Fashion Sneaker.  On her off days outside of the gym, your athletic diva will appreciate a fashionable sneaker! Metallic 2750 Sneaker by Superga from Atheleta has fashion forward style.  Futuristic metallic adorns these classic Superga kicks for a modern spin. Their sleek, shiny surface adds a polished touch to these classics.
  • Sporty Sunglasses.  On the days when a run is necessary and the sun is a factor, the HOLD OUT PRIZIM sunglasses from Oakley has athletic performance with fashion appeal. With a rounded, exaggerated cat-eye shape, they are stylish enough to wear every day and rugged enough for a run!
  • Athleisure pants. The Adidas 3 stripe leggings from Foot Locker are made from stretchy cotton, these black leggings have 3-Stripes down the sides, a small Trefoil logo and wordmark at the hip, comfy elastic waistband, and a tight fit. Top off these leggings with our sports bras, tank tops or hoodies.



Gift Ideas for THE BEAUTY BUFF:

  • A Bath Gift Set.  During the holidays gift sets are best! Typically, you have an opportunity to sample more products in smaller sizes but the British Rose Premium Collection has full-size products! The special edition British Rose Premium Collection of bath and body treats from The Body Shop will soften, smooth, and moisturize the skin, leaving it with a delightfully floral scent. This gift box contains a word search – so get ready to have some fun this holiday season!
  • A Lip Gloss Set. 6-piece Moxie Plumping Lip gloss collection from Bare Minerals comes in pinks, peaches and plums. Just toss these travel-ready minis in your bag for touching up (and puckering up) wherever the day takes you.
  • At home Spa SetBath and Body Works famous A Thousand Wishes is an at home spa treat! Warm your heart a thousand times over with a festive blend of sparkling champagne, crystal peonies & almond crème!
  • A Hand Lotion Set.  Get her a 10-piece hand therapy set from Crabtree and Evelyn London. The perfect gift filled with their 10 most-loved Hand Therapy creams. It comes in a travel-sized companion that blends a sophisticated cross jacquard texture with a beautiful, bold red and enchanting gold tone hardware. An indulgent delight for all the senses.
  • A Limited Edition Beauty Set. During the holidays lots of limited edition sets are added to create a sense of exclusivity.  Sephora has an amazing Limited-Edition Natural Artistry Faves Color Collection by Tarte. It’s a travel set of highlighter, contour, lipstick, and mascara.




  • A Holiday Platter.  At Williams and Sonoma, you will find the perfect hostess gift! Get her the Kate Spade Peace Love Cookies Platter. Famed fashion designer Kate Spade lends her effervescent style to this whimsical platter, created exclusively for Williams Sonoma. The white porcelain features a joyous sentiment in bright vintage colors that's perfect for enticing Santa (and other holiday visitors). Lustrous platinum banding is hand applied for an elegant finish.
  • Fragrances for the Home.  Give a personalized candle to make her shine with happiness.  Yankee Candle lets you create a personalized candle with a photo.  Choose your candle, your fragrance and label.  Add any picture, message or choose from their stock photos.
  • Cookies! She will love the world’s thinnest cookie at Dewey’s Bakery.  The original Moravian Cookie and the perennial favorite, Ginger Spice Cookies are baked using a centuries-old recipe that they've been baking since 1930. Enjoy rich molasses and brown sugar with exotic spices like cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice.
  • The Perfect Picture.  A gallery wall is all the rage in home décor.  Surprise her with casual and contemporary frames with an included mat are a wonderful way to showcase special photos. BRASS LEE GALLERY FRAMES from Pottery Barn.
  • Wine. Bring a great bottle of wine from Vino Amoari Wine Store in a Gold Dipped Wine Tote embroidered from Things Remembered.



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!