Angela Ballachino is a graduate of Rutgers University who frequents Asheville to visit family and friends. She enjoys spending her free time freelance writing and volunteering for local non-...
Christmas is just around the corner, and if you're like me, you still have several people on your shopping list you have yet to cross off. Though I always try to get an early start on my Christmas shopping, every year I'm still shopping the week leading up to Christmas. Luckily, we still have one weekend left to finish up our shopping and tons of wonderful local Asheville stores to take advantage of! Whether you still need a gift for your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister or best friend, check out some of my great last-minute holiday gift ideas to keep her merry and warm through the new year!
Luxe Faux Rabbit Fur Robe Lined in Satin
Porter & Prince is by far my favorite boutique to shop when I’m visiting Asheville. Every time I visit this store I come out with a new piece of sleep or loungewear, and I don't regret it in the slightest. Their loungewear is incredibly soft and comfortable and if I had to choose just one garment, I'd go with this satin lined robe. Every woman needs a plush robe to throw on after a shower or just to lounge around in and this will do the trick! This robe and other similar luxury accessories can be found at Porter & Prince located on Brook St. in Downtown Asheville or online.
Hunter Boots Original Adjustable Back Rain Boot, Available at Tops for Shoes
Another one of my favorite stores in downtown Asheville is Tops for Shoes, where the selection of boots is a gift in itself! Whether you’re buying for the fashionista or the practical one in your life, these Hunter Rain Boots are the perfect gift. Unlike other rain boots I’ve tried, they’re extremely comfortable and roomy, leaving room for those fuzzy socks you know we all own! Come snow or rain, help her be prepared for everything the weather can throw at her. This easy gift is available in a wide range of colors including; black, purple, hunter green and navy. Tops for Shoes is located on Lexington Ave in Downtown Asheville.
Spa Day at the Spa at Biltmore Village
Great gifts come in all forms! We all know someone who could really use a day of relaxation so treat her to a full day of pampering and luxury at the Spa at Biltmore Village. This elegant spa offers a wide range of services, including massage, facials, nail care, body treatments and professional waxing. Make it a day for the two of you or get her a spa gift card to use for whichever services she wants. Don’t forget to check out their annual memberships, which offer some great perks! Relax this season with a visit to the Spa at Biltmore Village located on Brook St. in Downtown Asheville.
Mist Chunky Knit Throw, Available at Porter & Prince
Sometimes you just want to snuggle up with a cozy blanket and a warm cup of cocoa to melt the holiday stresses away. I fell in love with this throw the minute I walked in the store. Its lovely green and blue coloring caught my eye and the soft fabric sealed the deal. When she’s not tucked into this blanket, it can be draped over the couch or at the end of your bed as a beautiful decorative throw. Give her the gift of warmth this season with this comfy throw and other luxury linens that can also be found at Porter & Prince on Broad St. in Downtown Asheville or online.
Laura Mercier Eye Chromes Palette, Available at Bluemercury.com
While bluemercury doesn't have a storefront in Asheville, bluemercury.com is my go-to beauty store year-round. Much like our wardrobes we change our make-up to fit the season. This stunning eye shadow palette is perfect for cocktail parties and special events. It features four pigmented shades— Iced Nickel, Purple Chrome, Blue Steel and Aluminum Grey— which can be applied dry for a shimmer foil effect or wet for a high coverage, metal chrome effect. Don’t miss out on this steal as it is a limited edition product, you can find this on bluemercury’s website or a store in your area.
I hope you enjoyed my holiday gift guide and have found the perfect gifts for the special ladies in your life. With your holiday shopping list out of the way, you can relax and celebrate the season with your loved ones.