If you’re anything like me, the early release of Christmas decorations belied how quickly the season would be upon us, and I am by no means proud to say that I have yet to purchase a single gift. My Christmas tree is a barren wasteland of tree skirt and dog hair this year, although if I am being honest, no presents go under the tree until Christmas morning anyway on account of my cat’s affinity for eating ribbon. Fortunately, my family is more low key with gift giving, but I admit to feeling the first stages of holiday panic and have resolved to pick up what I need before Monday. In my case, long hours working retail make me cranky about fighting crowds after a tough day or on weekends, and I try, if possible, to support local businesses when buying gifts—local businesses I might add which run almost identical hours to the shop. Thank goodness for last minute gift ideas, which is my way of segueing to our blog topic. For my procrastinating brothers and sisters, I compiled a list of items you can purchase directly from our shop this season. Did I mention that we also offer gift wrapping for the nominal fee of $5 and that all items wrapped receive a 5% discount? Oh, and we also sell gift certificates if you’re not sure what to buy. Hear that? It’s the sound of those excuses evaporating into the tinsel and poinsettias.
Parfait Charlotte Set – $52
Contrasting black piping pops on all of the colorways for Charlotte while the wide wings and rounded cup shape make the bra a favorite for comfort and fit. Red may be the most seasonally-appropriate of the colors, but my personal pick goes to the new ice blue which released a month early.
Affinitas Sasha – $49
With a lace-up ribbon back and slinky satin fabric, Sasha epitomizes holiday lingerie, particularly in the gorgeous deep red colorway. It’s sexy, festive, and flattering. Detachable garter straps give you the option of wearing stockings too, but with an underwire, the design is friendlier for smaller to average busts.
Kix’ies Stockings – $22
Kix’ies were the first stocking to restore my battered faith in holdups, and they make for a lovely stocking stuffer (yeah, I went there). With multilevel silicone gel at the top and a wide band, Kix’ies never dig into sensitive skin or fall while moving. For more information, check out my review. [Read more…]