Go Retro Shopping for Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for the perfect woman always requires a great deal of creativity, and the challenge is even greater when the clock is ticking down to Christmas Eve. Why not come offline and make a beeline to the old-fashioned department store that reigns regally over your suburban mall? There’s no need to panic over shipping deadlines and overnight express charges if you go shopping for intown friends with this list of suggestions in hand.  Use these hints if you’re all out of fresh ideas. Any woman will love the luxury of a spa robe or elegantly scented candle or Italian silk scarf.

Australia ‘Miranda’ Robe, $125, Nordstrom

A woman who wants the spa experience without leaving home will adore a luxurious plush fleece robe. This hooded short robe is the ultimate in comfortable and cozy style. A shawl collar and hip pockets add practicality.  to this cozy style. For the woman who wants to feel like she’s in a hotel without leaving home.

Shinola Runwell Brown Strap Watch, $550, Bloomingdales

Everybody knows a woman who is never late, not even by five minutes, to a meeting, an appointment or a date. This is the watch for her. This beauty will give her the precision she demands.

Fresh’s Soft Crème Ultimate Ageless Complexion Treatment, $145, Nordstrom

An intensely nourishing cream that reduces signs of aging with a weightless texture. Fresh’s Crème Ancienne line is Intricately handmade by monks in a monastery. This treatment will appeal to the woman who opts for quality.

Gold Lana Monogrammed Oval Signet Ring, $498, Neiman Marcus

The woman who treasures fine jewelry and understated monograming will treasure this simple but very special signet ring. The 14-karat yellow gold Sarah Chloe ring will become her signature piece.

Kiehl‘s ‘Creme de Corps’ Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, $38, Nordstrom

This luxuriously scented cream is a rich body butter that’s light on skin yet rich in 24-hour hydration.

Etro Silk Foulard Paisley Square Scarf, $205, Neiman Marcus

This Italian scarf is for the woman who loves bold color and prints. Delight in this 55-inch foulard paisley square or choose from a range of exquisite Etro scarves.

Diptyque Ambre Scented Candle, $34, Nordstrom

A beautiful focal point for any room, this candle is presented in a cognac-colored glass container. Your home will reflect warm, elegant notes of woods, vetiver and patchouli. The scent is enhanced with radiant aniseed, insolent spices, mysterious incense, cistus and tonka bean.

Read More: Foolproof Gifts for the Woman in Your Life



Linda Parham

Linda Parham is a journalist and writer who enjoys creating entertaining blogs. She started out as a newspaper reporter before moving on to editing magazines and newsletters. Linda specializes in writing about beauty, health, fitness, business and politics.

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