By Andrea Dashiell / Special to Sunday Market
With just 10 days until Christmas Eve, the race is on to get everything under the tree.
But thankfully, whether you have all of your shopping still to do or are just looking for a few extra stocking stuffers, local stores have you covered.
Looking for something to dazzle the lady in your life? Whether she’s your best friend or better half, you can’t go wrong with cashmere. A soft, elegant scarf such as Banana Republic’s Cashmere Scarf ($135), in pretty pale pink or heather gray, is a timeless classic.
If she loves to light up a room, she’ll fall for the sparkle of Betsey Johnson’s Macy’s Exclusive Zip Around Wallet ($52 at Macy’s), in variations such as the fun Pink Fairy Bow or chic Black Quilted Sequin.
If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, turn to hometown (manicure) hero Julep. Among the salon’s several gift sets is the Nailed It! polish collection ($30 at Julep nail parlors), featuring 12 mini bottles of its nontoxic nail lacquer. Or grab the Sephora Favorites Superstars sampler ($75 at Sephora). It features 12 top-selling beauty products, including seven full-sized favorites. Toss in the golden, bejeweledStarlight Pin Point Bobbys ($24 for seven at Anthropologie) for extra bling.
Need a little something extra to throw under the tree for hubby? Pick up a pair of super-cozy UGG Australia Ascot Suede Slippers ($110 at Nordstrom) to keep his feet warm on chilly mornings.
Fill a luxe Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Shaving Kit ($145 at Macy’s) with his favorite travel-sized products for a fully stocked weekender toiletry bag. Or wrap up a shiny new Fossil Grant Round Chronograph Leather Strap Watch ($135 at Nordstrom) so he’ll always be on time.
If you’re short on stocking stuffers, pick up the unique Horned Beauty Bottle Opener ($30 at Anthropologie), handmade from shed reindeer antlers.
Little builders will be enjoy Haba’s Basic Building Blocks ($111 at Wee Tots, Bellevue), an extra large, charming set of stackable wooden shapes.
Your budding fashionista will adore the sparkle of Gap’s Festive Sequin Party Skirt ($50), which can be dressed up for special occasions, or paired with leggings and sneakers for a school day.
A special doll, such as Land Of Nod’s Wee Wonderfuls Avery Fairy Doll ($39), will delight those in need of a nap buddy. The handmade doll has an embroidered face and includes removable clothing and shoes.
Don’t show up to the office gift exchange empty-handed. A classic scarf in a rich color, such asGap’s Cable Knit Scarf ($35), is a great go-to gift, as is a sleek card holder, such as Kate Spade New York’s One In A Million Business Card Holder ($30 at Nordstrom).
Looking for something for the boss? A nice pair of leather gloves, such as the Polo Ralph Lauren Quilted Racing Gloves ($88 at Nordstrom), are stylish and wonderfully warm. If your office has a gift price limit, choose something that looks more expensive then it is, such as the elegant Bella Apple Container Candle ($15 at Target).
For the hostess
That last-minute party invite doesn’t have to throw you off your game. Keep a couple sets of elegant glass Tinsel Drink Stirrers ($18 for 6 at Anthropologie) on hand for such occasions.
If you’re truly short on time, pop into to a grocery story to grab the festive red box of always-amazing Fran’s Gray & Smoked Salt Caramels ($14 for 7 pieces). Or swing by Bartell Drugs, where you can pick up an autographed copy of Tom Douglas’ “Big Dinners” ($25), the latest cookbook by the local celebrity chef.