Is it panic time yet? Even counting Christmas Eve, there are now only 8 and 1/2 shopping days left. How did this happen? It seems like just last week we were getting our first whiffs of Pumpkin Spice.

Fret not friends, we’re shopping all the time, and scoop girls know the perfect One Stop Spot for all of your holiday wishes, including a few much needed breaks for food, treats, wine and good hair.

Specialty Shops SouthPark has it all, within steps, off a pretty courtyard and right across from the mall on Morrison Boulevard. Anchored by Williams Sonoma on one end and the ever popular BrickTops restaurant on the other, Specialty Shops offers you sophisticated and upscale shopping, dining and beauty in a super convenient SouthPark location.

We stopped by last week to shop for everyone on the list, and got it all done in just one afternoon, in between a pretty perfect lunch and dinner.

First Stop. Gift Exchange Lunch with friends at BrickTops. The Palm Beach Salad of course.
Limit one glass of bubbly, since shopping day ahead.

Actually, pre-lunch stop at Drybar for gift cards for said girlfriend lunch gift exchange, along with these always handy earring back boxes from Sharon Luggage, just the thing.

Box of 10 earring backs from Sharon Luggage,

After lunch, quick stop by Renaissance Patisserie to order tonight’s hostess gift and tomorrow night’s desserts. Note to self to come back and pick up treats for Christmas Day.
Small espresso to combat bubbly effects.

Scoot down a few shops to make Date Night Dinner reserves for tonight AND pick up gift cards for the bosses at Toscana Ristorante Italiano, for some of Charlotte’s best Northern Italian fare and wines.

Now to tackle the tough ones on the list first, the guys and the in-laws. They either have everything or want nothing, or both. Challenge accepted.

Mostly priced $163 to $230

Don’t sleep on Sharon Luggage for a wonderful assortment of quality leather gifts. Briefcases, dopp kits, overnight bags in beautiful leather make wonderful guy gifts.

Priced $112 to $432

On to Elizabeth Bruns, which of course has the QC’s most beautiful jewelry but today is not about me. (!!) However, Elizabeth Bruns also stocks some of the best & classiest gifts in town. Along with lovely Christmas decor.

For the Brothers-in-Law, Brothers and newly minted Sons-in-Law, mixology is a thing right now, and these cocktail tools are perfect.

Does the M-I-L love to entertain? These would do nicely.

Still in-law shopping, head next door to Amina Rubinacci where you will find only the finest quality Italian made, often hand-crafted items. Sure to please.

Furry fingered AND fingerless gloves in assorted colors $95 and $150
Fur neck scarves $150
Full fur fingerless gloves $125
Beanies in many colors $105-$130

Ok, now on to The Girls Gifts. So easy. One for You, One for Me. Bedside Manor, Scout & Mollys and Ivy & Leo.

Friendship trays at Bedside Manor
These candles are HUGE, with lovely holders and so well priced for the impact. $62 at Bedside Manor.
For Your Mother, Silk Charmeuse Pillow Cases. These really do work. Smooth tresses and reduced wrinkling. $98 each at Bedside Manor.
Even though she bugs you sometimes, these cuffs are perfect for her.
Other than the fact that they never wilt, these blooms are the real deal. Bedside Manor

Scout & Molly’s, for the Sisters’ Gifts.

These wristlets by Melie Blanco are super cute, plus cruelty free and vegan. $44 to $130
Scout & Molly’s Melie Blanco wristlet
For your sister or SIL if she has been REALLY sweet this year, or, let’s face it, for you. Yes, you deserve one of these shimmery evening clutches with the gold snake ornamentation. $320
Shani Amara is a fave local earring stylist, and Scout & Molly’s has many many pair by her. $26 to $38
More Shani earrings. $26 to $38
Backpack, so chic. $118

Ivy & Leo is the perfect spot for neices, cousins, littles, and gifts under $30.

Ivy & Leo earrings $15 – $25
Ivy & Leo earrings $15 – $25
Beanies $18+
CLT Caps $24
Furry Jackets to wear Christmas Day, just $49 to $119 at Ivy & Leo

Last stop to stock up on stuffers and things to drop off at friends, and so you never arrive empty handed at the party ~ Williams Sonoma of course. (at this point, you’ll find plenty of sale prices here too)

Peppermint Bark Sampler $33.71 (sale price)
Hot Chocolate Sampler $26.36 (sale price)
Bitters Gift Set $27.96 (sale price)
Nutcracker Boxed Cookie Kit $22.46 (also Star Wars, Harry Potter, Frozen, Grinch and Disney Boxed sets).
Pit Mitts $27.96 for two
Holiday Cheese Knives $38

Finito!

Back to Toscana in time for dinner. He’ll have the Osso Buco, as always, and I’ll pretend to consider the Salmon before I splurge and have the Agnolotti.
‘Tis the Season!

Specialty Shops SouthPark is located at the intersection of Morrison Boulevard and Roxborough Road in SouthPark

6401 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28211

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