Ohio is quickly becoming a favorite place to visit, especially since it’s our next door neighbor. In the previous post, I talked to you about my recent visit to Ashtabula County Ohio where we had a lovely time at The Lakehouse Inn. But today, it’s all about shopping and looking for Holiday gifts. So let me take you to Niles, Ohio and share my Holiday shopping adventure at Eastwood Mall Complex – named Best Mall in Ohio by USA Today.
It was a gorgeous day when I visited the Eastwood Mall Complex. I started my day of shopping with fuel from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. They had a seasonal menu that looked so festive but even more so, delicious. Everything we ordered was so good, but the jumbo shrimp appetizer is my favorite. We have a Firebirds at the Cranberry in case you’ve never tried them before. I highly recommend! After lunch, holiday shopping had begun!
Holiday Gift Guide: Shopping at Eastwood Mall Ohio
The Eastwood Mall Complex is pretty big, expanding to different centers outside the main mall building. What’s even more amazing is that you can get a Mall gift card to give to your loved ones and they can use it at other stores outside the mall. It’s the perfect gift to give to someone who’s hard to shop for. If you live in the area, it’s perfect. For example, I was able to use my gift card at T.J. Maxx! Oh, and did I tell you there’s a Target in the mall? YEP! Talk about a practical gift card that EVERYONE will love.
TIP: Currently they have a Shop, Dine, Stay & Be Merry Package (valid ’til Dec. 31, check here for availability). You’ll receive a one-night stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott, a $25 Eastwood Mall gift card, and a $25 Firebirds Wood Fired Grill gift card – all for just $150! It’s even more perfect for someone who lives in a neighboring city (or from Pittsburgh like me) – to make a fun little shopping getaway out of it! Think: your spouse, your mom or dad, your daughter or son, or grandparents who like to travel and shop! Or just get it for yourself and enjoy a weekend with your family or friends to finish off your Holiday shopping.
Now let me share with you some gift ideas for everyone on your list – all from shopping in one place – at Eastwood Mall complex!
Clothes for Everyone @ H&M
H&M has so many promotions right now. I’m loving their “Gift of the Week” deals throughout the store because I found fuzzy sweaters for $14.99, and some cute pants for little girls for just $9.99. And look at that hooded onesie with ears for the babies in your list! How cuuuuute!
I also got basic shirts and button downs ranging from $5 to $15 for the guys and the little boys in my holiday list!
Now, ahem, I got MYSELF a gift because I couldn’t resist these gorgeous sweaters. They are so festive and perfect for the Holidays and was all under $25! The burgundy one was only $14.99! They would make perfect gifts for your girlfriends, aunts, moms, sisters, or BFFs too!
For your girlfriends @ Victoria’s Secret
I’m always on the look out for Victoria’s Secret promos like 7 panties for x amount of dollars. You can never go wrong with VS or Pink when it comes to your girls. It’s one of the most used garments. Thus, new replacements are always appreciated. Plus there’s always a new cute design that comes out. You can also divide the panties among your squad and add other fun girly stuff with it. Take for example, add beauty products like these VS masks that I got for 2 for $5! Then mix in candles or body lotions too. Who can resist much needed pampering after finals or a work deadline?
When it comes to finding hidden gems for everyone at such affordable prices, I go to T.J. Maxx! I know you can also shop them online too. But there are A TON of items you can’t find online that you’ll be surprised to see in store and be like… WOAHHHH!!! And like I mentioned above, your Eastwood Mall gift card is accepted here too. I found these adorable donut and unicorn mugs – already in gift boxes – for under $10!
And… WOAHHH (told yah)!!! Designer coffee table books ranging from $15 to $50? That’s like over half the original price!!!
It was hard to narrow down my choices. But in the end, I got the “Places to go, People to see” from Kate Spade, and the Yves Saint Laurent book! I am regretting not getting the Dior book which was the most expensive of all. But that gives me another reason to go back to Eastwood Mall soon!
Now for the decorators in your life – it can be your mom, a friend, or someone in your list who just moved (or is moving) to a new house (ahem, that’s me) – there are so many gorgeous home decor to be had at T.J. Maxx! I found these cute mirrors both on clearance and both under $40!
And hey, who can forget their furry babies? I got my Louis a Holiday sweater and his favorite training treats! It’s what I give to teach him how to sit, stand, high five, and shake hands!
Gifts for all @ Hallmark Store
Now Hallmark Store is another shop I highly recommend for holiday gifts. First of all, you can find a ton of ornaments there. But you’ll also find a ton of cute things for kids and for your home. I went home with some My Little Pony stuff toys for my nieces.
And I cannot leave without getting that wooden sign – “Tweet others as you wish to be tweeted.” There are many others that you can find when you visit the Hallmark store. This one is inside Eastwood Mall.
Any pineapple lover like me? You’re gonna have a field day in there too!
These are just some of the items that I found and just some of the stores that we went to. For a full list of stores, visit Eastwood Mall’s website here. Oh and hey, if you’re lucky, you might be able to bring your fur baby for pet photos with Santa. I found out when I checked their Facebook page. So I knew I HAD to bring Louis! I’ll share his photo with Santa on my Instagram soon. So make sure you follow. I’ll be sharing more photos of my recent finds over the next couple of days on there too. So be on the look out!
Now, I’m all set with my holiday shopping list! Be sure to come back soon because I have more gift guides to share with you.
Disclosure: Thanks to Eastwood Mall Complex for providing me with a gift card to shop all of these fun holiday gifts. But as always, all opinions are my own.