The countdown is officially on and we are just a week away from Christmas! I don’t know about you, but with a busy work schedule, family functions and holiday commitments, it has been difficult to find the time to get any Christmas shopping done. I have exactly one week to get gifts for my friends, colleagues each member of my family. I’d like to hope that I am not the only one in this predicament and have put together a list of last minute gift ideas for those of you out there, who still have yet to bare the chaos in the malls!




A basic necessity perfect for any girl and a stocking stuffer that every beauty junkie will adore! You can’t go wrong with stuffing her stocking with a trendy makeup palette or a dreamy scent, here are a few ideas:

If she fantasizes about cultivating a shoe collection that would make even Carrie Bradshaw green with envy, then a Shoes of Prey Voucher is the way to go! With their 3D designer, Shoes of Prey allows individuals to design a custom pair of shoes; you select the shape, color and heel height to create a one of a kind pair of masterpiece.

Additionally, Shoes of Prey offers bonus coupons, which can be used to either “treat yourself” (the purchaser) or bundle with the gift certificate (for the recipient).

Gift Certificate Packages:

  • Tier One: $160 gift certificate – receive a $10 bonus coupon
  • Tier Two: $250 gift certificate – receive a $50 bonus coupon
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You can never go wrong with jewelry and while diamonds are never a bad idea, there are a few other stylish pieces that are a staple to any wardrobe and will make the perfect Christmas gift!

  • Dogeard Necklaces for something both beautiful and meaningful
  • Uno de 50 for a statement, handcrafted bracelet, necklace or a pair of earrings hammered with sterling silver
  • The Cable Classics Collection by David Yurman is a classic and iconic piece that is perfect for everyday wear.
  • The Tiffany T collection, a graphic form of the infamous letter ‘T’ sculpted into a beautiful piece of jewelry is a timeless addition, perfect for any girl


For Californians sunglasses are not only an essential necessity, but also a part of our daily identity. Whether we truly use them for facing the intense rays of the sun or just to add an extra layer of glamour, sunglasses are an inevitable part of everyday life here in Southern California and therefore make for a stylish gift! This season, Dior has some very chic shapes out including: the: “So Real” “Reflected” and the “Technos.” You can never go wrong with a classic pair of Ray-Bans, a trendy pair of Pradas or an effortlessly stylish pair of Gucci shades.




The Bag:

Men need a classic everyday bag just as much as women do; the stylish laptop or messenger bag for the hardworking man is always a great way to go! From the classic leather briefcase to the newer leather canvas rendition of the timeless piece, the messenger bag is a must-have! Salvatore Ferragamo, Hugo Boss, Tumi, Fossil, Prada, Frye, and Ralph Lauren are just a few brands that I think make a great messenger bag perfect for the man on the go!



Men accessorize too! Help him stay put together and complete his look with a trendy tie, a great pair of cufflinks, an everyday wallet, a great leather belt, an iconic watch or even a great pair of sunglasses.


The Sound:

If he is a music lover, surprise him with a pair of beats! Beats by Dre is one of the worlds leading audio brands that not only excels in quality but also in style. Whether he opts for headphones or earphones, Beats by Dre provides premium sound entertainment that will keep him looking effortlessly chic!



The holiday season is notorious for being one of the most time constricting periods of the year and before you know it, you’re one week away from Christmas! If time is not on your side this season, or you simply need help shopping for Christmas presents, Fashion Island offers complimentary personal shopping and styling services- that’s right folks complementary! The Fashion Island in-house personal shoppers and stylists lighten your holiday load by handling your gift-buying and wardrobe styling needs.


Based on your specific wants, needs and goals, the shopping specialists can spend anywhere from 30-minutes to a full day helping you find the best holiday gifts for everyone on your list or help you find the perfect head-to-toe ensemble perfect for this season, no matter what your budget is. The personal shopping services are offered at no cost and with zero obligations to purchase. Easter Lius, chief of marketing for Irvine Copmany Retail Properties says “The holidays are a hectic time of year for everyone – our services make gift-giving this holiday season that much easier.”


Fashion Island’s personal shoppers and stylists can be contacted at the Concierge Desk in Atrium Court or 949.701.3166 and



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