Wrap Up Holiday Shopping in Ridgeland, MS
As the holiday season approaches, our hearts fill with anticipation for cherished family moments, lively gatherings, and a hearty dose of festive cheer. Amidst the glittering light displays, freshly baked gingerbread treats, enchanting Nutcracker performances, and cozy nights by the fireplace, the quest for the perfect gifts for our loved ones begins. In an age of convenience, where online shopping has become the norm, there’s something truly magical about hand-picking that special gift. This year, spend a couple of days in Ridgeland doing just that.
For the Self-Care Enthusiasts
Do you have someone in your life who deserves a little pampering? For those devoted to self-care, a spa experience at Mississippi’s premier oasis, Aqua Day Spa, makes for an ideal gift. With 6,000 square feet of pure relaxation, they offer massages, facials, scalp treatments, manicures, pedicures, and more. Keep an eye out for their holiday gift card specials. For those obsessed with lush lashes and bold brows, consider a gift card to Drench Day Spa and Lash Lounge.
Shop ‘til You Drop
Ridgeland boasts an array of local retailers and charming boutiques, making it the ultimate holiday shopping destination. The city’s “Wrap It in Ridgeland” promotion invites you to craft the perfect weekend itinerary, brimming with shopping, delectable dining options, and spirited drinks to keep your holiday spirits high.
Explore Hemline for designer apparel, accessories, and shoes from beloved brands. Arco Avenue has a collection of shoes to satisfy any footwear enthusiast. Libby Story is perfect for trendy tops and chic skirts, while CoatTails has the coziest and chicest coats.
But it’s not just about women’s fashion; Kinkade’s Fine Clothing caters to men, offering a wide range of attire for various occasions.
For the Unique Souls
For those who march to the beat of their own drum or love antiques, Repeat Street and Antique Mall of the South are treasure troves. Explore the 17,000 square feet of hand-selected furnishings, fashion, and more at Repeat Street. At Antique Mall of the South, discover one-of-a-kind home decor items, from collectible china to vintage furnishings.
For the Home Chefs
Whether you have a grandma who’s a casserole connoisseur or a sister-in-law inspired by the “Great British Bake Off,” Ridgeland caters to home chefs. The Everyday Gourmet has all the kitchen essentials, and they offer private and public cooking classes for those looking to sharpen their culinary skills. For edible gifts, J. Olive Fine Oils and Balsamics specializes in top-quality oils and vinegars that will elevate any dish.
For those who can’t sit still, Ridgeland’s sports stores have you covered. Fleet Feet specializes in running shoes, Sportique offers top-notch ski gear, and a stunning selection of swimsuits, perfect for any adventurer.
Refueling in Ridgeland
After a long day of shopping, recharge with a delightful meal or a refreshing drink. Ridgeland’s dining scene offers something for every palate.
For a casual experience, consider Walk-On’s or Crab’s Seafood Shack. Walk-On’s offers a taste of the Big Easy with traditional Cajun and Creole dishes, while Crab’s Seafood Shack provides scenic waterfront dining with a vast seafood menu.
For am upscale dinner, Chef Derek Emerson’s restaurants, Caet and Local 463, are excellent choices. Caet features fresh seafood and decadent steaks, while Local 463 offers mouthwatering dishes like Dr. Pepper-Braised Beef Short Ribs.
To toast to a fairy-tale holiday weekend in Ridgeland, visit Dogmund Tavern for craft beer and creative cocktails in a whimsical setting. •
Ready to plan your holiday shopping weekend in Ridgeland? Visit www.visitridgeland.com/wrapit and plan your holiday getaway with Wrap It in Ridgeland.
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