Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Nov 27, 2015 by

Note: This is a sponsored post; however, all opinions are mine and all items were selected by me.

Christmas, Christmas time is here. Time for love and time for cheer.

Time for figuring out the perfect gift for everyone in your life.

Oh wait, I don’t think that’s the line. But that’s definitely what many of us try to do at the holidays, which can be a little stressful. Well have no fear, Little Rock Mamas and The Promenade at Chenal are here to help with our Christmas Gift Guide.

There are TONS of fantastic stores at the Promenade, so if you don’t find the perfect item in this gift guide, just head on over there. I’m betting you’ll find EXACTLY what you’re looking for.

First up, let’s start with the kiddos.

Crazy 8

Crazy 8 sells adorable clothes, sleepwear, socks and shoes for girls and boys. Whether you need to pick up jeans and a T-shirt or something more dressy, they’ve got you covered and at great prices.

Crazy 8

Crazy 8

 

The Children’s Place

The Children’s Place also has the cutest clothes and accessories for boys and girls. This year, I noticed that they had some really great watches if you’ve got a little girl into princesses or Frozen. And some of their Star Wars T-shirts just cracked me up.

The Children's Place

The Children’s Place

 

Justice

Justice is a great place to find gifts sure to delight the tween girls (and younger) in your lives. They’ve got clothes, purses, bath stuff, perfumes, stuffed animals, fun pillows, etc.

Justice

Justice

 

Now we’ve got some great gift ideas for all of the women in your life. Whether you’re trying to find jewelry or handbags for mom, a heartfelt gift for your best friend or fabulous decorations for the home, you’re in luck at the Promenade.

Charming Charlie

Charming Charlie is all about accessories. If you’re looking for a handbag, they’ve got it. Scarf? Watch? Jewelry? Hat? Check. They even sell some clothing items now. Even better, they carry stock in a wide assortment of colors, so you have plenty to choose from.

Charming Charlie

Charming Charlie

 

Lily Rain

Lily Rain is the newest store at The Promenade. It opened earlier in November. If you’re looking for lots of variety, check out Lily Rain. They have clothing, handbags (including reversible leather totes that are so stylish), Swell water bottles, funny mugs, ceramics with touching messages, jewelry, candles, bath stuff, stuffed animals and puzzles for kids.

Lila Rose

Lily Rain

 

Tipton & Hurst

If you thought Tipton & Hurst was just flowers, you’ve been missing out. Their store at The Promenade is a decorator’s dream. I only WISH my Christmas tree could be as beautiful as the ones in their showroom. But what a great place to find gorgeous ornaments and other Christmas decorations, festive serving dishes, unique frames, candles and a wide variety of Aromatique products.

Tipton & Hurst

Tipton & Hurst

 

Are you still scratching your head about the perfect gift? Sometimes the best gift you can give grandparents, especially if they live far away, is a family portrait. Who doesn’t love pictures of their family?

Portrait Innovations

Portrait Innovations is a photo studio located in the Promenade. They have a knowledgeable and friendly staff who will take good care of you. There are a variety of backgrounds to use during the photo shoot. After the shoot, you immediately sit down at a computer station with an employee to look at your photos. You select the pictures you want to purchase, and they are printed in minutes at the store.

To make an appointment, visit their website or call (501) 821-0168.

Portrait Innovations

Portrait Innovations

 

The Promenade also offers some free photo opportunities this holiday season. Santa and the Missus will be available Saturdays throughout the season, while the Snow Queen, Ice Princess and Olaf the snowman will be at the 8th Annual Celebration of Lights, which has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5.

And don’t forget your coupons for lots of great deals at the Promenade!

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Great Valentine’s Day gifts

Feb 6, 2015 by

NOTE: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine and all items featured in this gift guide were chosen by Little Rock Mamas.

It is almost Valentine’s Day — the holiday that sends us all into a tizzy trying to find a gift that screams, “I love you!” Whew, that is a lot of pressure. But have no fear, the Little Rock Mamas’ gift guide is here. I have scouted the stores at The Promenade at Chenal to offer a few suggestions for awesome gifts for the man and the kids in your life.

The Kids and Valentine’s

For many younger children, dressing up for the holidays is fun. There is just something about a festive T-shirt that just brings out the smiles. That is why this outfit from The Children’s Place would make such a great gift. You can purchase the entire look OR select a piece or two. I can tell you that the T-shirt has a stamp of approval from my 5 year old. She looked at this picture and asked where hers was.

The Valentine's T-shirt pairs perfectly with leopard jeggings and a pink denim jacket. The silver glittered flats and the sequined hairband complete the look.

The Valentine’s T-shirt pairs perfectly with leopard jeggings and a pink denim jacket. The silver glittered flats and the sequined headband complete the look.

And Valentine’s Day attire isn’t just for the girls. Check out this great outfit from Crazy 8 for the little man who stole your heart — that Pirate T-shirt is just too cute.

The "I Steal Hearts" pirate T-shirt goes great with the plaid shirt and a pair of jeans.

The “I Steal Hearts” pirate T-shirt goes great with a red, black and white plaid shirt and a pair of matching jeans.

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the tweens. Justice has young girls in this age range covered. I thought the black cowboy boots and the white fringe purse were both great gift options for any mini-fashionista.

These black cowboy boots are so very stylish. They make a statement on their own or paired with this white fringed bag.

These black cowboy boots are so stylish. They make a statement on their own or paired with this white fringed purse.

We have one last suggestion for your kiddos — what about a special treat? Maggie Moo’s combines two of the best things in the whole world — ice cream and cake — into one delicious cupcake. Yum!

Delicious ice cream cupcakes from Maggie Moos

Maggie Moo’s sells ice cream cupcakes (pack of 4 for $9.29) that are absolutely delicious!

 

The Guys and Valentine’s

Guys think that we women are hard to shop for, but we ladies know that they’re just as difficult. So here are some ideas to help you find something great for your Valentine.

Gearhead Outfitters has great items for the outdoorsman (serious or casual) in your life. Would he like a new hat? No problem, Gearhead has tons to choose from. Does he complain that his travel mug never keeps his beverage hot or cold for long? If so, check out a Yeti rambler. It promises to keep hot beverages hot for hours and that it won’t sweat with cold drinks. And Gearhead always has plenty of Patagonia sweaters, vests and other gear to choose from. I’m loving this orange sweater they just got in.

Arkansas Nativ trucker hat, $28; Patagonia sweater, $99; Yeti 30 ounce stainless steel rambler, $34.99

Arkansas Nativ trucker hat, $28; Patagonia sweater, $99; Yeti 30 ounce stainless steel rambler, $34.99

Is the man in your life a runner or otherwise fitness buff? Maybe he could use a new pair of running shoes — or a new pair of sneakers in general. Nike has tons of shoes (and other workout gear) to choose from. I thought these Nike Free 5.0+ runners in charcoal gray were the prettiest men’s sneakers I have seen in a while.

Nike Free 5.0+ sneakers, $84.99

Nike Free 5.0+ sneakers, $84.99

Did you know that GNC has moved into the Promenade? Wouldn’t a gift card from there make a great gift for your health-conscious sweetie?

Don't know what to get for your health-conscious sweetie? A GNC gift card is a perfect solution!

You can’t go wrong with a GNC gift card!

The last stop on our shopping guide is J. Crew. The great thing about J. Crew is the variety of men’s clothing it offers. Whether you are wanting to get your husband a new dress shirt or tie or would prefer to go more casual with a polo-style top or cargo shorts, they’ve got you covered. They also sell some really cool (and sometimes quirky) accessories that might put a smile on your Valentine’s face.

Classic polo shirts, $42.50; Collection of men's ties, $59.50-$75, depending on fabric; mini-grooming kit, $14

Classic polo shirts, $42.50; Ties, $59.50-$75, depending on fabric; mini-grooming kit, $14

 

The Contest and Valentine’s

There is one more thing to know before you head out to The Promenade at Chenal to start your shopping. They’re sponsoring a photo contest on Instagram. So go take a picture with your Valentine in front of The Promenade’s LOVE sign (it is located by lululemon athletica) and then post your photo on Instagram for a chance to win dinner for two, Chenal 9 IMAX movie tickets, a rose bouquet and $100 Promenade Gift Card. Go here for all of the details!

#PromenadeLOVEGRAM photo contest on Instagram

#PromenadeLOVEGRAM photo contest

 

 

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