Christmas is literally only a few days away, but some of us are still trying to finish up our holiday shopping *raises hand*. Thankfully, The Shops of Saddle Creek has over 30+ stores to shop at, so you can easily find something for someone special on your list. If you’re just like me and need help completing your shopping, here is a last minute holiday gift guide full of gifts that anyone would love!

Star Wars™ Textured Fleece Robe Vera Bradley

Star Wars™ Textured Fleece Robe, Vera Bradley, $75

Monogram Trinket Dish Anthropologie

Monogram Trinket Dish, Anthropologie, $18

Faux Fur Twist Slippers Loft

Faux Fur Twist Slippers, Loft, $40

Not Talk To Me Mug Altard State

Not Talk To Me Mug, Altar’d State, $20

Hot Cocoa Kit Paper Source

Hot Cocoa Kit, Paper Source, $30

Seeing Stars Book Free People

Seeing Stars Book, Free People, $112

Peaks Plaid Loafer Slippers Vineyard Vines

Peaks Plaid Loafer Slippers, Vineyard Vines, $98.50

Daisy Wristlet Brahmin

Daisy Wristlet, Brahmin, $115

Signature Silk Scarf Banana Republic

Signature Silk Scarf, Banana Republic, $44

Sadler Turtleneck Sweater Madewell

Sadler Turtleneck Sweater, Madewell, $110

Small Faceted Alex Gold Drop Earrings Kendra Scott

Small Faceted Alex Gold Drop Earrings, Kendra Scott, $65

The Original Bum Bag Evereve

The Original Bum Bag, Evereve, $78

Whether you need a white elephant gift or something special for your little sister, there are so many place to shop in Saddle Creek and find what you need. Click here to see directory of all of our shops!

Please note: holiday hours will vary with each store, so be sure to check with them before you go!

While I’m not quite ready to go into full “holiday” shopping mode (can we get through Thanksgiving first, please??), I can’t deny that the sprinkling of holiday themed gifts throughout stores have been catching my eye. I personally still have a few weeks before I actually start shopping for gifts, however, I popped into Vera Bradley recently and they’ve started to curate their holiday collections and it’s all so cute and cozy!

Vera Bradley Saddle CreekParis Plaid Plush Throw Blanket, $60

Not every piece is holiday-themed, however, the pieces that are are quite cute and a perfect way to eaaaase into the season if you were trying to get a head start on things. They still have some of their traditional pieces in stock (like this gorgeous travel bag in Olive Leaf), so don’t worry if you aren’t ready to ease into holiday either, lol.

Vera Bradley Saddle CreekWeekender Travel Bag, $175

With that being said the preppy plaids, snow globes collection and festive friends collections are available now to shop in-store if you DO want to jump on them. They are unbelievably darling and I want everything!

Vera Bradley Saddle Creek

Vera Tote Bar, $120

Vera Bradley Saddle Creek

Festive Friends Cosmetic Bag, $50

Vera Bradley Saddle Creek

Large Snow Globes Ceramic Mug, $16

Be forewarned; a little birdie told me that quantities are very limited with their holiday collections and they are already starting to sell through, so don’t wait too long to nab them. These are honestly some of the cutest items to give as gifts (or keep for yourself)!

Vera Bradley
7615 W Farmington Blvd
Suite 12
Germantown, TN 38138

Photography: Kim Thomas
Models: Caitlin + Yamile

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Countdown to Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is this upcoming Sunday (May 9th), and if you’re like me, you tend to wait til the last minute to get gifts for this holiday. It’s not that you don’t care about the special moms in your life, buuuut… you know that most retailers wait til 1-2 weeks before to put out the best gifts, and sometimes have the best deals. Ha!

Anywho, you can safely shop in-store for gifts again, and I wanted to share a roundup of gifts that any mom would love. I tend to lean towards more classic gifts for Mother’s Day; think jewelry, accessories, and other fun little gifts. Whether you are looking for the ultimate gift, or want to find a few extra goodies to add to their basket, here are some must-have mother’s day gift ideas to help you when shopping this week!

Altard State Always My Mother Mug

Always My Mother Mug, Altar’d State $20

Chicos Reversible Paisley-to-Solid Kimono

Reversible Paisley-to-Solid Kimono, Chico’s $139

Leather Effortless Tote Banana Republic

Leather Effortless Tote, Banana Republic $98

Brighton Guardian Angel Two-Tone Pendant NecklaceGuardian Angel Two-Tone Pendant Necklace, Brighton $82

Altard State The Monogram Initial Necklace

The Monogram Initial Necklace, Altar’d State $25

4x6 Filigree Photo Frame In Rose Gold Kendra Scott4×6 Filigree Photo Frame In Rose Gold, Kendra Scott $75

A Sunday Painter Glass Candle Anthropologie

A Sunday Painter Glass Candle, Anthropologie $26

Linen-Cotton Pajama Short Set Banana Republic

Linen-Cotton Pajama Short Set, Banana Republic $98.50

J. Crew Made-in-Italy Acetate Drop Earrings

Made-in-Italy Acetate Drop Earrings, J. Crew $68

Audrey Lee Year of Women Mug Anthropologie

Audrey Lee Year of Women Mug, Anthropologie $14

Brahmin Caroline Melbourne Bag

Caroline Melbourne Bag, Brahmin $345

PJ Harlow Shala Rib Knit Satin Trim Camono Robe with Satin BeltPJ Harlow Shala Rib Knit Satin Trim Kimono Robe with Satin Belt, Southern Avenue Company $89

Rifle Paper Co. Marguerite Journals Set of 3 Anthropologie

Rifle Paper Co. Marguerite Journals Set of 3, Anthropologie $15

Julie Vos Bee Stud EarringsJulie Vos Bee Stud Earrings, Southern Avenue Company $65

Talbots Floral Postcard Oblong Scarf

Floral Postcard Oblong Scarf, Talbots $60

Vera Bradley XL Campus Backpack

XL Campus Backpack, Vera Bradley $130

Pandora Thank You Mum Heart Charm

Thank You Mom Heart Charm, Pandora $45

Remember to add in a hand written note and fresh flowers!

To shop all of these looks, visit our local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!

Countdown to the Day of Looove! Valentine’s Day will definitely look different this year (dinner for 2 at home, anyone?), but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate each other and exchange a sweet gift or 2. You don’t have to blow the bank or go over the top with your gifts, but you CAN give a little luxe and comfort to your honey and make them feel special.

Don’t have a significant other but still want to celebrate? You can still find some special little happies to round up and gift to family and friends. It’s been a hard year for everyone, so who wouldn’t love to receive a Valentine like we used to as kids.

valentines day

If you’re planning to celebrate this year but need a little help in deciding what to do, here’s a roundup of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for him and her that anyone would love.

Victoria Secret Heart Sherpa Blanket

Heart Sherpa Blanket, Victoria Secret $35

Voluspa Maison Mini Glass Candle By Voluspa in Pink

Voluspa Maison Mini Glass Candle, Anthropologie $18

Paper Source Date Night In Journal

Date Night In Journal, Paper Source $18

Ari Heart Stud Earrings

Ari Heart Stud Earrings, Kendra Scott $48

Cozy Cool Girl Lounge Set, Free People, $88

Pandora Be My Quarantine Charm Set

Be My Quarantine Charm Set, Pandora $140

Banana Republic Heart Ombre Boxer

Heart Ombre Boxer, Banana Republic $15

Paper Source Fuchsia Heart Mug

Fuchsia Heart Mug, Paper Source $15

Anthropologie Lexie Slippers

Lexie Slippers, Anthropologie, $38

Brooks Brothers Honeycomb-Knit Cotton-Cashmere Half-Zip

Honeycomb-Knit Cotton-Cashmere Half-Zip, Brooks Brothers, $130

Paper Source The Perfect Man Milk Chocolate

Paper Source The Perfect Man Milk Chocolate, Paper Source $10

Banana Republic Valentine's Day Ankle Sock

Valentine’s Day Ankle Sock, Banana Republic $25

Free People One Valentina Set

Free People One Valentina Set, Free People $118

Paper Source Sweet Foods Valentine Card Set

Sweet Foods Valentine Card Set, Paper Source $15

Banana Republic Hammered Heart Double Drop Earrings

Hammered Heart Double Drop Earrings, Banana Republic $42

In addition to your gift, make sure you that you add in a personalized note with your card, and maybe their favorite candy or flowers to add that extra touch!

Happy shopping! xo

To shop all these gifts, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek.

Mother’s Day is this upcoming Sunday, May 10th, and while Memphis hasn’t gotten back to “business as usual”,  we have been given the green light for businesses and retailers to slowly begin opening back up this week, including Saddle Creek. It will be handled in phases and obviously safety will come first, but if you’re someone that won’t have time to order anything online for Mother’s Day but still want to give a gift that isn’t a gift card, you may be able to call ahead to order for curbside pickup or visit a retailer to get what you need to treat the special moms in your life.

Be sure to call or check ahead before visiting these shops, as each retailer will be operating under their own plan, and remember to be safe and practice social distancing while you shop. Mother’s Day may look a little different this year due to Covid-19, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still celebrate the ones that you love.

My tip for Mother’s Day gifts this year are items that they can use to pamper themselves, that are cozy and comfortable for them to lounge around in, things for the home, or items that they may need to jhoosh up their everyday wardrobe.

Moment In Time Robe Soft Surroundings

Moment In Time Robe, Soft Surroundings, $80

Peony & Vanilla Orchid Fine Fragrance Candle Victoria Secret

Peony & Vanilla Orchid Fine Fragrance Candle, Victoria Secret $30

Linen-Blend Duster Cardigan Sweater Banana Republic

Linen-Blend Duster Cardigan Sweater, Banana Republic $99

Figural Rose Bowl Sur La TableFigural Rose Bowl, Sur La Table $15

SATURDAY SKIN No Bad Days Set SephoraSATURDAY SKIN No Bad Days Set, Sephora $39

Leslie Leather Tote Free People

Leslie Leather Tote, Free People, $148

Infinity Knot Hoop Earrings Pandora

Infinity Knot Hoop Earrings, Pandora, $55

The Beauty Chef Cookbook Free People

The Beauty Chef Cookbook, Free People $35

Luka Jogger Jumpsuit Anthropologie

Luka Jogger Jumpsuit, Anthropologie, $98

Cozy Fleece Slippers Loft

Cozy Fleece Slippers, Loft $35

If you’re interested in adding in flowers and supporting a local business, Everbloom Design is still taking pre-orders for arrangements (pickup only). Bouquets start at $45.

Everbloom Design Mother's Day Pre Order Bouquet


All items listed are from retailers located in The Shops of Saddle Creek. Click here for Saddle Creek’s Covid-19 updates and stay safe out there.

Now that February is here, people are scouring the net and visiting their favorite spots trying to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for their significant other. This is the norm, but I’d be ignoring the pink elephant in the room if I didn’t speak on some of us getting distracted and buying things for ourselves too, lol. I mean, with so many specialty items and accessories floating around in store specifically for Valentine’s Day, you’d be crazy not to take advantage of it and find a great gift for yourself while shopping for your boo, right?? Right. Seriously, who doesn’t need some cute new PJs or fun earrings right now? Plus, your partner will appreciate how good you look when they see you in your new things (wink).


If you believe in the gift shopping motto of “one for you, one for me too, “grab a bowl of your favorite candy + a glass of bubbly, and check out these sweet Valentine’s Day gift ideas that you might want to keep for yourself (guilt free!).

Satin Long PJ SetSatin Long PJ Set, Victoria’s Secret, $89.50

Gold Trim Heart EarringsGold Trim Heart Earrings, Talbots, $29.50

Briteside Flirt Jasmin & Sandal Wood CandleBriteside Flirt Jasmin & Sandal Wood Candle, francesca’s, $16

Sparkling Freehand Heart Pendant NecklaceSparkling Freehand Heart Pendant Necklace, Pandora, $75

Bobble Heart SweaterBobble Heart Sweater, Loft, $59.50

Loeffler Randall Maria Beaded Heart ToteLoeffler Randall Maria Beaded Heart Tote, Anthropologie, $248

Je T'Aime Charm BraceletJe T’Aime Charm Bracelet, Talbots, $49.50

Melody RobeMelody Robe, Soft Surroundings, $79.95

Valentine's Day Travel Perfume Sampler Set

Valentine’s Day Travel Perfume Sampler Set, Sephora, $25

Happy shopping! xo

To shop all these gifts, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a few days away, and while *20% of the population have knocked out all of their holiday shopping,  most of us will be out in the crazy crowds and hitting the malls from now til Christmas Eve.

Thankfully, you have the weekend to finish up all of your holiday shopping, so if you’re unsure of what to get the special people on your list, here’s a quick roundup of tried and true last minute gifts that anyone would love to receive.

Heartloom Joni Shine Fair Isle Sweater Anthropologie

Heartloom Joni Shine Fair Isle Sweater, Anthropologie, $140

Herringbone Cotton Wool Scarf Banana Republic

Herringbone Cotton Wool Scarf, Banana Republic, $59.50

Peace On Earth Candle Jar Francescas

Peace On Earth Candle Jar, Francesca’s, $16

Boys Wool-Blend Oversized Snowflake Crewneck Sweater Brooks Brothers

Boys Wool-Blend Oversized Snowflake Crewneck Sweater, Brooks Brothers, $69.50


Fresh Rose n Shine Skincare Set Sephora

Fresh Rose n Shine Skincare Set, Sephora $89

Pearlized Faux Fur Pom Pom Hat Loft

Pearlized Faux Fur Pom Pom Hat, Loft, $39.50

Pearl Layered Charm Necklace J. Crew

Pearl Layered Charm Necklace, J. Crew, $34.50

Vera Badley Small Backpack

Small Backpack, Vera Bradley, $75

Flannel Tie Front Shirt Madewell

Flannel Tie Front Shirt, Madewell, $79.50

Wine Tasting Party Kit Sur La Table

Wine Tasting Party Kit, Sur La Table, $22

FP One Tasha ThermalFP One Tasha Thermal, $68

My biggest tip for shopping during hectic times like these is to go to stores that you know like the back of your hand. Have a budget and a list on hand (gotta stay focused!), and go as early as possible to beat the crowds while shopping safely.

*totally made up calculation.



Enjoy extended shopping hours of 10AM – 9PM Monday, December 16, through Saturday, December 21, and Monday, December 23!

Christmas Eve | 10AM – 5PM
Christmas Day | CLOSED

New Year’s Eve | 10AM – 5PM
New Year’s Day | 10AM – 5PM

Some shop and restaurant hours may vary. Please contact our shops and restaurants directly to confirm their hours of operation.


To shop all these gifts, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek.




Father’s Day is this weekend, and if you’re still struggling to figure out what to get the special man in your life, here’s a round up of gift options that any guy would love. Shopping for men can be hard, so these gifts are classic items that every cool dad will want this year.

If he loves style, a classic striped Summer sweater is a must.

Cotton crewneck sweater in navy stripeCotton Crewneck Sweater, J.Crew $98

Upgrade his eyewear with these dope frames.

SEE Eyewear 7903 Sun

SEE 7903 Sun, SEE Eyewear, $99

Skip the boring cufflinks and find him a pair with a little more flair.

Brooks Brothers Mens Accessories Gift Set

The Finishing Touches: Men’s Accessories Gift Set, Brooks Brothers, $60

If he lives to grill, he’ll love adding these to his collection.

Sur La Table Pro Ceramic Grill Grids, Set of 2

Pro Ceramic Grill Grids (Set of 2), Sur La Table, $48

True techies are always looking to upgrade their gadgets. Beat him to the punch.

IPad MiniIPad Mini, Apple, Starting at $399


There’s nothing like a great smelling man; surprise him with a new scent for Summer.

Joseph Abboud FragranceJoseph Aboud Fragrance, Jos. A. Bank, $49

Cool dads love cool kicks, and they don’t get much cooler than these.

Porter Derby Sneaker

Porter Derby Sneaker, Allen Edmonds, $180

A stylish and classy timepiece is always a good choice.

Blake Silver-Tone and Leather WatchBlake Silver-Tone and Leather Watch, Michael Kors, $175

Men love grooming products too, so don’t skip out on finding him some new skincare goodies.

Baxter of California | Facial ScrubBaxter of California | Facial Scrub, Banana Republic, $20


To shop these items, be sure to visit these local retailers in The Shops of Saddle Creek!