Only a couple of days left before Christmas Day (ahem, my birthday!!!) – have you completed your holiday shopping yet? I know there are a lot of last-minute shoppers out there! And if you were still waiting on a holiday bonus or Friday pay day, then most likely, you’re gonna be shopping this weekend or in the next few days to come. Where else can you stretch your dollars and get really nice gifts for less? At the outlets for sure! If you live in the Pittsburgh area or are planning to make a visit, Grove City Premium Outlets is my favorite outlet center in this side of town. Plan one whole day and you can get everything for everyone on your list. Let me give you some ideas and what I got for my family and friends too!
Last Minute Holiday Shopping @ Grove City Premium Outlets
A quick tip if you’re shopping at the Grove City Premium Outlets, head to customer service and grab some coupons and a map directory. This will save you even more dollars, and at the same time, you’ll be able to plan out the stores you want to visit. What’s great about this outlet center is that the Simon Guest Services is inside the food court. So if you plan to grab coffee or fuel up with food before you shop, it’s so convenient to stop by. I would also visit their website prior to heading there, because you can print out coupons too. Now, some gift ideas!
Gifts for HER (or for YOU)
Any handbag or accessory lover who visits Premium Outlets has to stop at a Coach store! It’s just a must!
Now usually, it’s the kids who ask for Teddy Bears from Santa. But I want a Teddy too… except I want the one from Coach! Coach has been upping their game in the last few years and I am seriously wanting this collection. I might have to go back for one of these bears. But during this trip, I was specifically looking for a bag for my mother-in-law since I already have one for my mom.
Of course, my search continued on to Michael Kors. Just like Coach, you just have to visit Michael Kors when you’re at the Grove City Premium Outlets! Just look at these cute bags that I found on the clearance section! Can I have one of each color, please?
And then, I went into Vera Bradley… and lo and behold… this bag! It was the perfect size that I was looking for my mother-in-law. I love that it has a long removable strap too. I’ll take pics with it soon (just here at home) so you can see how it looks styled. But yeah, I hope she likes this one because if not, I will keep it for myself and get her something else. Hahaha.
Now for the wanderlust in your list, Vera Bradley has a lot of cute luggages, backpacks, and weekender bags too.
For your girlfriends, these cute travel cosmetic bags, makeup pouches, and even matching tumblers would be great to mix and match for a girly gift basket!
Gifts for HIM
THE NORTH FACE
Now for the guys in your list, you can never go wrong with a jacket, hoodie, long sleeve shirts, or even winter accessories at The North Face. Sometimes, the most practical gifts are the best ones – especially for guys who are hard to shop for. Maybe he needs a new sweater or a new beanie for the upcoming snow season. Maybe he’s going skiing and need some ski pants too. You can find all these at The North Face.
STEELERS PRO SHOP
Now, if your guy loves football, I don’t know why he wouldn’t want anything from this store! The Steelers Pro Shop has a ton of options – from apparel to wall art, decor, even dog accessories for the four-legged Steelers fan!
Gifts for BOYS and GIRLS
So these gifts can also be great for guys and the ladies in your life. But they are also nice and affordable gifts for the teens. Adidas has a lot of apparel and shoes for any age. And if you’re lucky, you can even find pretty cool kicks for under $50! I found Stan Smith’s and Boost for that price range!
Now GAP has a lot of cute and basic clothes. But if you’re looking for stocking stuffers or maybe something to add to a pamper basket, these cozy socks are the cutest! Love and Peace? Perfect for giving!
BATH & BODY WORKS
Speaking of pamper baskets, another thing you can add are bath and body sets from – where else? Bath & Body Works! I know you probably get one of these things each year during the Holiday season. But tell you what, they come in handy at home. They smell great and make great soaps and lotion in the guest bathroom too! Plus, these super cute hand gels are so easy to add to a gift basket and they are super functional.
Gifts for the LITTLE ONES
There are a TON of kids stores at the Grove City Premium Outlets! You can find Carter’s, OshKosh B’Gosh, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Crewcuts, The Children Place, Justice, and Crazy 8 among many others. It’s hard NOT to find a cute onesie, statement shirt, or pajama for your kids, nieces, or nephews. Just look at that “Still Living with my Parents” shirt! LOVE!
Grove City Premium Outlets
Some things you might wanna know when visiting Grove City Premium Outlets.
- If you’re taking kids with you and they get bored, there is a play area. See that behind me? I love that they’ve added little touches like this so the whole family gets to have fun! So in between shopping, take a break. Grab some donuts from Peace, Love, and Little Donuts, or coffee at Starbucks, and let your kids enjoy until they get tired. So after that, they can just nap quietly in their carts as you finish of your shopping!
- There are charging stations spread throughout the outlet center. Yay!
- And one last thing, I love that there are a lot of fast food options at the Grove City Premium Outlets food court. It’s not like other outlet centers with only 1 or 2 to choose from. Plus, this outlet is surrounded by restaurants too. There’s even a Primanti Bros! So if you are taking out-of-town guests, make a full trip out of it and take them to Primanti’s after a day of shopping. It’s one of the most Pittsburgh-thing to do for your guests!
Shopping at the Outlets after the Holidays
Now what do you do the day after Christmas? I read somewhere that it’s when people would go out and spend their Christmas gift cards (or cash) to buy things they really want that they did not receive on Christmas Day. So there’s an idea! Set up a family trip to the outlets after Christmas so you get to PICK YOUR GIFT! It’s also a great time to get some things that can get you started for the new year – a new planner or even new workout gear to motivate you! I got some workout shirts from Adidas that’s getting me excited to work out more!
Stay tuned for more of my finds on my social media channels. Make sure you are following me on Instagram to stay updated with new things. I also post on there a lot of gift guides if you still need help on gift ideas. You can also check here to see other gift guides.
Full Disclosure: Thanks to the Grove City Premium Outlets for having me and sponsoring my shopping trip. While this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.