If you’re like me (really don’t like shopping!!), now is the perfect time to get out there and take advantage of some still-happenin’ after-Christmas super sales! Now I’m not talking clothing, accessories (except at Cubbyhole!), housewares, and electronics, per se, however you will be happily surprised by all the Christmas goodies available at a minimum of 50% off!
First, have you been to PEPPERMINT FOREST on Carolina Place Parkway near the Carolina Place Mall? www.peppermintforest.com
This Christmas Extravaganza shop, seasonly known as PEPPERMINT FOREST, is home to some of the most delightful Christmas trees, decorations, and displays, and is only open around the Christmas season. Thus the need to empty out and go back to its alter-ego, Oasis Pools! Their need to change over is of course to your advantage! The sale will go on through the month of January (check out their website to see gobs of photos of the great holiday stuff still waiting there for you!!). There are beautiful ornaments, trees of every shape and size (30-50% off), holiday collectibles (not on sale, but available!), hostess gifts, presents for the pets, festive ribbon, and the wonderful talented staff can whip the ribbon up into gorgeous bows while you’re shopping around (see above!). Definitely worth the ride to Pineville’s Furniture Row area!
After your rummage through the goodies at Peppermint Forest, head up Park Rd. to nearby BLACKLION www.blacklion.com
No way – you haven’t been there??? Even I, the non-shopper, enjoy the leisurely stroll through the lanes and lanes of mini-shops at BLACKLION every so often! But now, it’s a must for the Christmas bargain shopper, with all Christmas items at 50% off! You’ll see everything here, from Christopher Radko ornaments (yes, on sale!) to Christmas decor items, to furniture and incredible home accessories. Really, words cannot adequately describe this place – you just HAVE TO go!! When you’re done with this shopping, enjoy a delicious lunch in the store’s cafe before heading out to…
CUBBYHOLE in Ballantyne Commons East shopping center at the intersection of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Johnston Rd.(also has Harris Teeter, Blockbuster, Fox & Hound, etc.). CUBBYHOLE is a teeny-tiny version of the multi-booth/shop concept you just left at Blacklion. Exquisitely charming booth areas are filled with great gifts for friends, family, or yourself! Christmas items are 50% off and everything else in the store is 20% off!! Christmas sale runs through January. A great time to stock up on gifts for the year, decor and hostess gifts for the holidays, wedding and graduation gifts, and CUBBYHOLE does have a nice selection of purses, jewelry, and unique clothing items as well! Carolyn and the gang will be ready to help you find the perfect item(s!), and ALL ON SALE!
Ok, now that the kids are back to school, and/or your regular routine has been established, RUN out to these places soon, while the selections are still incredible. Happy (post-) holiday shopping!