In this guest blog, the shopping experts at The Mall at Millenia (pictured) share their picks for unforgettable gifts that are easy to bring home from Orlando.
‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! Even if you’re on vacation in Orlando this November or December, it doesn’t mean you can’t begin checking off your shopping list. Not only is The Mall at Millenia offering extended hours from Nov. 28, 2019 – Jan. 2, 2020, but all of our stores have an incredible selection of items for your entire family.
The Mall at Millenia also offers two handy services that are designed to make your visit even easier. The first, Millenia Direct, doesn’t even require you to step foot in the mall. Simply contact one of our participating stores and purchase your desired object over the phone — as long as you’re staying within 40 miles of the mall, you’ll receive same-day delivery. For bigger, in-person buys, we also offer a Shop + Ship service, which provides shoppers with a $40 credit to ship their same-day purchases anywhere in the world exclusively at our onsite post office.
However, we know that there’s something to be said about buying a present on the spot and bringing it home with you. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best travel-ready gifts. Below, discover our favorite, seasonal finds that are guaranteed to bring lots of holiday cheer — and fit in your suitcase!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite retailers for their current status.
For the First-Class Flier
It’s hard to buy something for the person who has everything — especially if they’re used to jet-setting the globe in style. The best way to wow is by selecting a gift that’s as chic as they are. Take L’Occitane’s Immortelle Divine Grand Cru Edition Cream ($120), an indulgent moisturizer that’s designed to fight the five signs of aging thanks to its potent organic oil blend. You also can’t go wrong with an eye-catching piece of jewelry like Tiffany & Co.’s Tiffany T wire bracelet ($1,750), a Gucci purse or a fringed Kate Spade New York party dress.
For the Chic Backpackers
Anyone who is always looking for their next adventure needs something that fits their active lifestyle. Give regular hiking boots a festive twist by choosing a more party-ready pair such as Sam Edelman’s Jennifer Combat Boots ($170). Other outdoorsy options include an Apple Watch or hands-free bags like a Guess backpack or True Religion Brand fanny pack.
For the Frequent Weekender
If you’re shopping for someone who is always on the go, opt for functional yet fashion-forward items. You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of Persol 714 Original Sunglasses ($320) that you can fold up, or a Breitling Superocean watch ($3,450) that comes in a variety of color combinations for men and women. Or, give the basics a luxe upgrade: Louis Vuitton Men’s has their version of classic white sneakers, while Tiffany & Co. offers a sterling silver and brass flask ($875).
For the Pint-Sized Pilot
When it comes to shopping for kids, it’s tempting to stick to the hottest toys, but The Mall at Millenia also has plenty of buys for budding fashionistas, like this Tous charm bracelet ($85), a Janie and Jack quilted velvet purse ($44), and a J. Crew bow headband ($42.50). For boys and girls who aren’t into clothes and accessories quite yet, check out Pottery Barn Kids’ whimsical Harry Potter™ collection (that includes Snitch-shaped bowls), Vera Bradley’s polar bear keychains, and Anthropologie’s book offerings like Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes ($18.99).
For the Gamer on Board
Tech enthusiasts are all about getting the latest and greatest gear. While GameStop has all your specific video gaming needs, many of The Mall at Millenia’s other stores have items gamers will love, too. Coach’s Pacer backpack ($450) can hold a laptop plus other handheld accessories, such as mini games like Macy’s My Arcade Pixel Classic ($60) and the Ms. Pac-Man Player ($70), or Bloomingdale’s Kodak Smile Instant Print Digital Camera ($99.99).
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