How To Do All Of Your Holiday Shopping In One Day

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We all have that one friend or family member who already has everything, which makes gift-giving during the holidays a challenge. If you’re already overwhelmed by your holiday to-do list, we have just the thing.

Some gloriouis spots for finding unique and thoughtful holiday gifts in St. Louis just so happen to be gathered together in one place: Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace

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Home to an array of boutiques selling gourmet food, home goods, clothing and more, Colonial Marketplace can be your quick one-stop-shop for locally purchased gifts this year. Below are ten boutiques we love in Colonial Marketplace—so bring your full shopping list or a blank slate and knock out your holiday shopping. 



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Always a fun place to hunt for design inspiration, Frill showcases a curated collection of stand-out contemporary home furnishings and accessories, often made by local artists.

Ivy Hill
Whether you’re shopping for the perfect hostess gift or for something to put under the tree, Ivy Hill has vibrant and on-trend women’s jewelry, clothes, accessories and gifts that fit the bill. Pro tip: their website allows shoppers to create a shareable wishlist.  

Blown Away
Get glammed up for a holiday event or give the gift of a good hair day with a gift card from Blown Away Blow Dry Bar. Whether you want a chic up-do for a special occasion or sleek locks for every day, their service menu offers numerous options at a wide range of price points.

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City Sprouts
A one-stop-shop for all the little elves in your life. City Sprouts offers sweet toys, books, decor, accessories and clothes so adorable you’ll wish you were a kid again.

Dimvaloo sells active and athleisure wear and accessories for the fashionably sporty. New winter arrivals include sleek winter jackets, cozy sweaters and leggings with cut-outs and prints that go beyond basic black.

Think Little Black Dress. Splash features dresses, separates, intimates and outerwear that are perfect for a night out. As a bonus, they also sell swimsuits and beach coverups year-round, a great gift for a loved one headed on vacation to warmer climates.


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Ylang Ylang
This family-run, fine-jewelry boutique offers gorgeous one-of-a-kind and designer sparklers that make for a truly breathtaking holiday gift.

Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation
Stop by Extra Virgin and pick up a olive oil sampler set or gift basket full of gourmet treats for your favorite foodie. They also teach one-night culinary classes in their shop, a winning gift for the home cook who wants to learn how to make pizza Napoletana or authentic tapas.

Paper Source
Paper Source is your one-stop-shop for holiday cards, gift wrap, craft supplies and more. Their personalized planners, journals and stationery sets also make great gifts for coworkers, friends and family.


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A must-stop for gifts for fashion junkies. This high-end consignment boutique offers new and used clothing and accessories from designer brands like Chanel, Hermes and Yves Saint Laurent at 50-90 percent off retail price.

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