With all the holidays coming up, you’re going to be on the hunt for the perfect gifts for everyone on your naughty and nice list. But the thought of going store to store, or dropping yourself into the chaos of a large department store, is a hard pass. And let’s face it, your list of peeps is discerning (5-year-olds nowadays are a tough crowd) so not anything will do. We’ve curated a list of high-to-low stores. These are the one-stop shop choices that are best for you.
The Store: Ikram Chicago
Perfect Gifts For: That very special lady in your life
The founder of Ikram, Ikram Goldman, knows a thing or two about how to find, style, and wear a really good garment. Her store in Chicago gives a welcome reprieve from the brand-laden and exclusive side of high-end fashion. Ikram curates a collection of unique pieces from underrated designers. Therefore, even the brands you’ve heard of, like Givenchy or Rodarte, are showcased with pieces chosen by Ikram’s careful eye. The Gucci sneakers and boots have unexpected details that will give your favorite daughter or sister that outfit wow factor she didn’t know she needed.
The Store: CAMP
Location: New York City, Boston, LA, Chicago, Dallas + Washington DC
The Perfect Gifts For: Your active children
If you have kids, you know that toys will keep them occupied for only a little while on Christmas morning. The best gift you can give your child is an experience to go with the toys. At CAMP, popular themes from movies they love come alive in a totally immersive and interactive world that brings movies to life. At the 5th Ave location, a 4,500 sq. ft. space is completely transformed into the world of Trolls. Kids can play in the pool noodle jungle gym, interactive school bus video game, and visit the Trolls spa to get a Trolls makeover. At the end, there’s a pop show with 3-D animations performed by the CAMP counselors who are there to guide you through throughout.
If you can’t make the show, the store also has a broad collection of themed and classic toys that will become beloved. Hyper-realistic pretend play, trendy art sets, and family-friendly games make for the perfect home-based interactive gifts.
The Store: Couture Kids
Location: Los Angeles, California
The Perfect Gifts For: Your tiny fashionista
If you’re the kind of parent who puts your kids before everything, then Couture Kids is your one-stop shop this holiday season. Or, if you’re used to spending on quality clothing, then you can find everything you’re looking for for the kids right here. You’ll find a curated selection of super trendy mini versions of the designer clothes that all the Instagram models are wearing. Branded sets are complemented by unique finds, so if you’re also looking for the perfect looks for your Christmas party, then look no further.
The Store: H Mart
The Perfect Gifts For: The hard-to-please person on your list
H Mart isn’t only an Asian grocery store, it’s also a one-stop shop for all the nicknacks, snacks, and home goods you need to stuff stockings and get it right for that younger cousin whom you haven’t seen in a year. The store has a unique selection of cool gifts, from trendy K-beauty masks and product sets to supplements, to themed home goods, and the kind of home products you didn’t know you were looking for. When you’re on a budget, or looking for a little add-on to the bigger gift, the element of surprise goes far. Unexpected but totally necessary items like themed wireless phone chargers or eye massagers might just make you the most memorable gift giver of the year.
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Q: Where are the best budget finds?
A: H Mart is an affordable one-stop shop
Q: What if I’m looking exclusively for the kids?
A: CAMP and Couture Kids specialize in the pre-teen and below crowd.
Q: Where can I shop for something really unique?
A: Ikram is known for being a unique one-stop-shop full of pieces you’ve never seen on designer campaigns.