Forget the Black Friday chaos and shop with us. On Sunday, Nov. 22, Long Island Pulse and Westfield South Shore will host Holiday Shop Hop, a festive shopping event to benefit Family Service League. With irresistible offers on a variety of clothes, accessories and beauty products, you can get all the gifts you need for the season before you even pull out your secret latke recipe or Santa makes his way into Herald Square. You’ll probably find a thing or five for yourself, too, and frankly there’s nothing wrong with that. To help you get an even bigger head start, we made a list and checked it twice of some favorite fashion and beauty finds from participating stores. Consider this your beauty and fashion gift guide for the year. Ready, set, shop.
A Shade of Burgundy
Help the boho babe in your life go back to the 70s in style (a major trend right now) with this wool-blend Accessorize fedora hat, $56. Fashioned with a patent belt with a gold-tone metal buckle, it will be the only hat she needs to reach for on her way out the door. Accessorize, 631-954-1633
Slip into winter with a cozy, cinched waist puffer vest from bebe, $149. The front zip pockets are perfect for securing your gloves when indoors, and the detachable fur-trimmed hood will help you brave the elements with style. bebe, 631-968-0819.
Make someone ho-ho happy this holiday season with Clinique’s Perfectly Happy Set, $55. The cheery orange gift box will make the lucky recipient’s face light up even more. Inside is a Perfume Spray with hints of citrus and floral notes, a hydrating Body Cream and an on-the-go Perfume Rollerball. Lord & Taylor, 631-665-2244.
With so many places to visit, your busy bestie will need an expertly crafted handbag that also compliments her stellar wardrobe. The Rile Large Two-Tone Leather Satchel by Michael Kors, $368, will speak for itself. The top handles and a removable shoulder strap make this purse is as super-versatile. Michael Kors, 631-894-0164.
Listen up men: Get ahead of the game for once by picking out a gift from Pandora’s ever-growing line of charms. If she’s a dog lover, the Charm Christmas Puppy with Red Enamel, $45, will be a heartwarming addition her collection. Pandora, 631-665-7263. Also available at Kristin’s Fine Jewelry, 631-665-2900.
Receive a flurry of compliments with the Flowerbomb Gift Set by Victor & Rolf, $120. Included in a 1.7oz Eau de Parfum and Bomblicious Shower Gel that evoke a timeless scent of jasmine, and rose. This set also contains 1.3oz Bomblicious Body Cream to moisturize the skin and awaken the senses. Sephora, 631-666-4028
Help your guy be on time in 2016 with the Hugo Boss Chronograph Silver Dial Watch, $295. This handsome watch features chronograph, date function, numeral hour markers and chunky side-button detail, and is fastened with a stylish brown leather strap. The Time Store, 631-665-2110.
Choose this versatile Textured Tunic Sweater in Heather Aspen, $120, for your friend who loves to go from cubicle to Happy Hour. She can wear it as a cowl neck at the office or off the shoulder out on the town. White House Black Market, 631-206-7016.
It’s nice to have pieces that are stylish and cozy, so I’m not complaining that blanket scarves are totally having a moment right now. Windsor’s Green Under Wraps Blanket Scarf, $14.90, is a choice that’s both economical and fashionable. At a steal price, you may want to pick up two or three in different colors and styles. Windsor, 631-629-8897.
Home Sweet Home
Yankee Candle’s latest holiday hot-seller is their Gingerbread Maple large jar candle, $27.99. Give to your daughter who just signed a lease on her first apartment so her space is full of a comforting blend of the holiday cookie spices she loved coming home to as a child. She’ll appreciate the healthy dose of nostalgia as she winds down from a long day with a warm bath, I promise. Yankee Candle, 631-968-2416.
If You Go:
What: Holiday Shop Hop
Where: Westfield South Shore
When: Sunday, Nov. 22, 12-5pm
Why Go: Enjoy exclusive discounts and shopping incentives at participating stores while enjoying small plates, refreshments and raffles.
Price: $10 per person, register by Nov. 18 and get two tickets for the price of one. Proceeds benefit Family Service League. Go.