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The Countdown Begins

Dec 13, 2017 02:02PM ● By Maleesa Johnson

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the busiest. With that in mind, we are here with some gift suggestions to guide you through holiday shopping and, hopefully, make this year a little less hectic. Southlake is known, in part, for its amazing shopping. In honor of that, we’re keeping this list local. Check out our 12-day countdown to Christmas and knock out your shopping with time to spare! This list will be updated daily, so be sure to check back soon!

Twelfth Day of Christmas: By now, a little bit of pampering sounds pretty good to us. We’re going to recommend you get something for yourself, you tireless shopper! Stop by your neighborhood relaxation station, Corinthian Wellness Spa. They focus on stress reduction, anti-aging regimens, skin rejuvenation and the importance of self-care. So, it’s the perfect place to go take time for yourself after a busy shopping season. Make sure to ask about their winter services and packages. You may find a new treatment or scrub that will give you glowing skin for the New Year. Plus, with adorable names like the Peppermint Sugar Kiss Pedicure and Holly Berry Facial, how can you resist? Make your holidays end on a happy note by treating yourself. 

Eleventh Day of Christmas: Find something for every woman in your life by stopping by Social Rose. This boutique carries all of your favorite looks including this season’s latest trends. Plus, their wide selection of dresses makes it easy to pop in and walk out with a great look for your next holiday party. Their $5 flat shipping fee makes last-minute online shopping convenient, so you are in luck if you need a few more accessories for your daughter’s stocking or still have to find the perfect beauty gift for your secret Santa. Wrap up your shopping at our favorite spot for pretty things and gatherings.

Tenth Day of Christmas: Help your little ones find your inner zen at Southlake’s first yoga studio meant for kids. Whether you want to try out their weekly classes, seasonal camps or yoga-inspired parties, there’s always something to get excited about at FlyKids Yoga. Each class gives kids the same benefits of a typical yoga practice – like strength, breath awareness and flexibility, but they are also packed with silly faces, games and loads of laughter. Check out the fun for yourself by gifting your kids with a FlyKids gift card!

Ninth Day of Christmas: Listen up, fellas! If you’ve been having a hard time deciding on a 

 gift for the lady in your life, we have good news: We’ve never met a woman who didn’t like Kendra Scott jewelry. Texas-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott is the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Kendra Scott offers signature statement jewelry, fine jewelry, home goods, nail lacquer and more—everything you need to surprise and delight. Now, since jewelry can be a bit tricky to pick out, we’re happy to inform you that gift cards are also an option.  From statement jewelry to smaller pieces, Kendra Scott has something for all tastes. 

Eighth Day of Christmas: For the techie in your life, pop over to Gadgik! The veteran-owned local business is probably best known for its repair services, but it doesn't stop there. Gadgik! offers innovative designs with best-in-class quality. From phone cases to wireless earbuds, the small business has everything your technology-minded friend or relative needs to express themselves. Featuring, Bluetooth earbuds, Gadgik! makes sure that nothing gets in the way of you being you. The same goes for phone cases, both durable and stylish. To top it all off, the store emphasizes eco-friendliness, so these are gifts that can make you rest easy as a consumer. 

Seventh Day of Christmas: Shopping for your Dragons? Look no further than Gameday at The Gift Store. Locally owned by Jeff and Jamie Baker, Gameday is your one-stop shop for all things Dragon. Selling custom spirit apparel, cups, bags, accessories and more, Gameday is sure to have everything you need to cheer on your Dragon! If you and your family bleed green, this is a perfect stop on your holiday shopping ventures.

Sixth Day of Christmas: It has been five days since we last suggested sweet treats for Christmas. That’s almost too long. But never fear, Southlake is full of sweet gift opportunities, like 

 a cake - or two - from Nothing Bundt Cakes. Know for its thick, frosted petals that drip down the sides of decadent bundt cakes, Nothing Bundt Cakes is the perfect bakery to purchase from for your favorite sweet tooth. Frosting is made from cream cheese and real butter and the cakes are always fresh. Nothing Bundt Cakes are available in numerous sizes to accommodate gatherings both large and small, from bite-sized Bundtinis to single-serving Bundtlets to larger 8" and 10" cakes. The bakery features an assortment of designed gifts, so you can pick out something more tailored to the lucky recipient.

Fifth Day of Christmas:  Clothes are always a solid gift option. For the fashionista in your life, shop Zar Clothier. For over five years, Zar has been providing Southlake Townsquare shoppers with unique, cutting edge fashions for men and women. The shop aims to incorporate the styles and cultures of New York City and London, and acquires new looks every month. From suits to bags to shoes, Zar is sure to have to latest looks for your most fashionable friends and family members.

Fourth Day of Christmas: If you’re looking for family-friendly, tasty fun, look no further than Taste Buds Kitchen. The studio kitchen offers a variety of hands-on cooking classes tailored for

  all age groups and skill levels. Additionally, the staff kindly takes allergies and health-preferences into account when guiding you through the cooking process. Taste Buds offers Adult BYOB classes, semester-long classes, family classes and so much more. All ingredients are provided and chefs give step-by step instructions with each dish. Gift cards are available, so this is the perfect gift for the foodies in your life.

Third Day of Christmas: The holidays are a time of cookies, fudge, and well, carbs and calories. It’s not uncommon for people to exercise a bit more after the festivities come to a close. This makes for the perfect opportunity to give the gift of yoga. The Yoga Retreat offers a variety of individual classes, monthly specials and family packages. But most importantly for gift-givers, they also sell gift certificates. The boutique studio offers infrared heated and non-heated vinyasa classes for all experience levels. The Yoga Retreat is a perfect outlet to unwind and get fit at the same time– the perfect post-holiday combination.

Second Day of Christmas:  Comfort is key when it’s cold out. Kids (and adults) will love snuggling up on the couch with this multi-use pillow. Just in time for Christmas, It’s All In The Pillow has launched its first line of functional, decorative pillows and plush animals. The company 

 is the first to produce these patented, innovative items that pairs comfort with utility. Two of the most commonly used items in a home are decorative pillows and children's plush animals, so It’s All In The Pillow found a way to make them both useful in a unique way. The signature locking tray table with cup holder is perfectly hidden and secured inside decorative pillows and plush animals, combining comfort with convenience for everyone's needs. Click here to learn more and order. Here’s the best part: in addition to online sales going on right now, Southlake residents are encouraged to get an extra 15 percent off their purchases using the code word Dragons at checkout. And you’ll notice that there is a pillow made just for Carroll families! Show some dragon pride and save money. We call that a win-win.

First Day of Christmas: Remember the phrase “The key to a man’s heart is through his 

 stomach?” Well, we believe this to be true for most people, male or female. If someone came to mind when you read that phrase, we recommend giving the gift of sweet goodness: Cinnaholic. The delectable bakery offers gourmet cinnamon rolls guaranteed to please all ages. All the cinnamon rolls at Cinnaholic are handmade with the highest quality ingredients. They’re also egg-free, dairy-free and 100-percent vegan. Try out the Peanut Butter Blast –peanut butter frosting with homemade peanut butter cups, chocolate chips and chocolate sauce– for a particularly sweet treat. We won’t tell if you do some shopping, or rather, snacking for yourself in the process. For more menu items and information about Cinnaholic, click here.