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.



It’s hard to believe but Christmas is only one week away! We don’t know about you guys but we’re still finishing up our holiday shopping, so Sadie the Elf (Saddle Creek’s special little helper), has agreed to give us some tips on where to shop for all of our last minute gifts.

If you’re still on the hunt for a few gifts yourself, here’s a roundup of some of Sadie’s favorite places to shop in Saddle Creek. Whether you’re looking for holiday party gifts, stocking stuffers for the fam, or ready to splurge on a gift for someone extra special, here are some great gift options you can pick up this week:

Gifts $25 + Under

When you’re shopping for coworkers and new friends, get them something fun that you know they’ll enjoy. Sur la Table has popcorn gift sets ($20) that are perfect for movie night (or snacks when you’re on break and trying to avoid work).

while Banana Republic has a great range of mini colognes ($25) and candles to choose from.

Sadie also loves a good suit!

Gifts $50 + Under
Have friends or family that love all things home decor? This Christmas in Memphis picture frame ($50) from Southern Avenue Company is a unique way to #repyocity during the holiday season.

Shopping for a set of homebodies? Gift her the softest blanket from Vera Bradley and him a spirit and glass set from vomFASS ($48).

They’re a match made in movie night heaven!

Gifts $100 + Under
Who doesn’t love cozy, comfy PJs? Indigo carries the cutest sets by PJ Salvage; get these for your sister or friend that loves to wake up and lounge in style.

SEE is known for their super cool frames, so a pair of aviators ($99) from here will have your brother (or bae!) #selfie ready.

They also carry regular frames, so you can throw in an eye exam too!

I swear she knows what she’s doing!

Major Splurges ($300+)
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend (especially on Christmas), and the Penny Preville necklace from Southern Avenue Company (call for pricing) would have her shining bright (and grinning from ear to ear, ha!) if she got this under the tree.

Allen Edmonds has some of the flyest shoes and accessories for men right now, and the Boston Duffle Bag (canvas/leather; reg $650/on sale for under $400 through December 24th) is a must for the guy in your life that’s a jet-setter and always on the go.

Stocking Stuffers
American Threads is a go-to source for trendy, fashion forward clothes and accessories, so pop in here if you need some last minute gift ideas for your bestie or sister and they love earrings, sunnies, and scarves.

Vom FASS also has some specialty oils and vinegars that would make for a delicious white elephant gift that you’d actually want to keep!

And if all else fails, you won’t go wrong with gift cards from Sephora, Anthropologie and J. Crew!

Once your shopping is done, head over to the Paper Source to pick up your gift wrap supplies. They have a ton of different designs to choose from, and they also offer gift wrapping services ($8 per gift) if you’d rather have a professional do it, lol.

Sadie has her picks, but I don’t think she would be much help with the actual wrapping!

Thanks for your help Sadie!

Saddle Creek will have extended hours through Saturday, December 22 and stores will be open until 9pm. Click here for the holiday schedule and full store directory.

Happy shopping!