DFW Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2017

DFW Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Tips from Marvin Jolly

I’ve heard about ‘some people’ who realize that Christmas is only a few days away and they still have a lot of shopping to do. Maybe ALL of their shopping to do !

It’s never EVER happened to me…That I’m willing to admit.

BUT, if this is the case for you, or for ‘someone else’ who may need some advice, here are a few ideas for creative Christmas shopping at the last minute.

Because you don’t want to fall into the category of taking the easy way out, these last minute Christmas shopping ideas exclude the easy way out. We will avoid the big box department stores at the mall which seem to be full of guys with no plan on Christmas Eve, moving from the fragrance counters to handbags, and maybe errantly browsing the accessory racks.

The ideas that follow are shopping venues in the North Dallas/Collin County, Plano, Frisco, Allen and McKinney area.

Check this list. But don’t check it twice. You need to hurry !

DFW Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2017

  • PGA Superstore
    All golf for the golfers in your world.
    Two locations in Plano:

    600 Accent Dr.
    Plano, TX 75075

    8700 Preston Rd. #100
    Plano, TX 75024

  • At Home
    Home decor, artwork, patio, accessories.

    2704 Central Expy
    Plano, TX 75074

  • Starbucks Reserve
    Coffee is a thing. And to some people, it’s a big thing. Explore the home brewing equipment options for a French press, Chemex,  pour-over, or maybe even a home siphon for your coffee aficionado.

    7600 Windrose Ave.
    Plano, TX 75024
  • Corner Wines
    Wine. The universal gift appreciated for centuries around the world. Have a conversation with Jim or Lynda McDevitt at Corner Wines and you’ll become aware of unique wines that your friends and family members will appreciate, because they aren’t the same mass selections sold in bulk. Also, you’ll be surprised at the value Corner Wines can provide.

    4017 Preston Rd. #535
    Plano, TX 75093

Thinking of gift cards?
Check out this Top Ten Gift Card List from WalletHub

  • Sugarfina
    Founded in Beverly Hills, Sugarfina is like stepping into a live Instagram post. You’ll find delectible sweets with amazing flavor and even better presentation. Check out the “Sweet & Sparkling Bento Box’.

    7700 Windrose Ave.
    Plano, TX 75024

  • REI
    Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1938, Recreational Equipment, Inc. is the one stop shop for any serious outdoor activity from camping to mountain biking, kayaking, etc. Definitely worth a trip into the store to prompt your mind for gift options.

    2424 Preston Rd
    Plano, TX 75093
  • Williams Sonoma
    Great choices for anyone and everyone who enjoys cooking, or benefitting from the cooking of others. This classic is a great source for everything from professional grade mixers and culinary appliances, down to unique cooking packets for cookies, pancakes, etc. Two area locations:

    At Preston Park Village
    1900 Preston Rd
    Plano, TX 75093

    At Stonebriar Centre
    2601 Preston Rd
    Frisco, TX 75034

  • Crate And Barrel
    Small things. Big things. Everything in between for home accessories, decor and furnishings. Grab a set of glasses, a trendy kitchen tool, or a living room full of furniture!

    6113 West Park Blvd
    Plano, TX 75093

    Hole-In-One Gift
    If your golfer would appreciate personalized Titleist Pro-V1 golf balls, with special names, logos or numbers, check  THIS out.

  • Ulta
    Strong go-to for fragrances, lotions, and beauty products. Ulta never disappoints.

    2400 Preston Rd
    Plano, TX 75093
  • Urban Outfitters
    Need a quick, unique, fun and memorable item ? Check out the center tables at Urban Outfitters for small yet impactful books, mugs, tablets, and personal items with character and personality.

    7205 Bishop Dr.
    Plano, TX 75024
  • Anthropologie
    Primarily a women’s clothing retailer, Anthropologie has great choices for stocking stuffers, small gifts and accessory items.

    At the Shops at Willow Bend
    6121 West Park Blvd
    Plano, TX 75093
  • Three Dog Bakery and Hollywood Feed
    Don’t forget about the most important members of the family ! Our dogs and cats need love too.

    The Gift That Keeps On Giving
    HERE is a list of the 9 Best Subscription Boxes 

    Interesting Shipping Venues

    If part of your holiday gift strategy is the actual shopping experience itself, take your significant other along to one of these memorable sites.

    Downtown McKinney

    Highland Park Village, Highland Park

    Watters Creek – Allen

Here’s the bottom line.

Take action.

Most of the retailers listed above are within three or four miles of each other, and many are even walkable from point to point. Make a decision and go for it.

Oh, and get gift receipts.

Merry Christmas ! 

Marvin Jolly is a real estate broker, trainer, consultant and business coach. He currently serves as Regional Vice President for the Texas Association of REALTORS® and leads a team of real estate agents specializing in North Texas. Marvin has been Christmas shopping at the last minute in DFW since 1992.

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