The holiday season is off to a festive start at Legends Outlets! We put together a few of our favorite things to please even the pickiest friend or family member on your list this year …
First stop: Books-A-Million for so much more than just books. However, we could not pass up a stop at their ultra festive holiday collection of children’s books! What a great idea to start a new tradition with your family this year with a classic or modern holiday storybook you can share together!
Other bookish things we loved included the Hamilton Collector’s Bundle featuring the bestselling Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a behind-the-scenes look at the Tony Award winning musical, the 2-CD soundtrack, and the biography that started it all – Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow. Exclusive to Books-A-Million, this set is perfect for history fans and musical fans alike.
While at BAM we also shopped in the tech department to see what we could find for everyone’s favorite techies and we weren’t disappointed! Our favorite was the variety of retro HD gaming consoles, which plug into modern entertainment options and allow you to play old-school favorites in high definition! The RetroN 5 allows you to play your favorite NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Famicom, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and GBA cartridges on one system.
Other high-tech options include an endless assortment of headphones and earbuds like the cool green Deep Bass DJ headphones we found. At $30 that’s an affordable gift idea!
Books-A-Million also has tons of great journals and planners to choose from, as well as a large inspirational and spiritual section, and amazing cookbooks like the Pioneer Woman’s latest book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives, which is sure to please the foodie in your life. With its release date just this past October, it’s a hot new gift idea for the season.
If you’re looking to bridge the gap between foodie and techie, look no further than Kitchen Collection, which is where we found all the hottest kitchen gadgets like the NuWave Brio Air Fryer. The year’s coolest way to cook delicious, crispy foods with only a fraction of the fat just got better when we realized Kitchen Collection was offering 30% off!
Our next stop was Under Armor Factory House for the hottest athletic brand that everyone is wearing this year. And if you’re not sure about buying your friend or family member clothes, don’t worry. We found a ton of cool gift ideas like footballs and soccer balls, water bottles, sunglasses, stocking hats and beanies, socks, hair accessories, and bags. From the playground to pro sports, Under Armor has your athlete covered this holiday season.
If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing than sportswear, head over to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory like we did and score yourself some delicious sweet treats. We picked up a beautiful platter of assorted cookies, candies and treats, as well as a beautifully appointed gift basket featuring a variety of sweets like their gorgeous and decadent truffles. This is our go-to suggestion if you’re shopping for someone you don’t know very well or for the person who has it all!
Last but not least, we can’t forget the fashionista! We visited francesca’s Outlet because they literally have it all when it comes to stylish clothes, accessories and gift ideas. Again, if you’re not sure about buying clothes because your fashion-forward friend already has it all together, then think about cute accessories like a hooded poncho, a funky watch and bracelet gift box, hair scrunchies and a fun stocking cap.
Pro Tip: Still looking for the perfect stocking stuffers? Shop the check-out area of your favorite stores for fun novelty gifts, gift cards and seasonal stuff that they have there just for you! The Legends Outlets office also carries gift cards for the entire mall in any denomination you want to give to your friends and family this holiday season!