I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying all of the holiday festivities that are in full force from now until the new year. This is my favorite season and I could spend hours just walking around gazing at all of the beautiful holiday decor. With that being said, ever since I was a child, the mall has been one of my favorite destinations to get into the holiday spirit and Westfield Shopping Centers have always been my shopping center destinations of choice. Living in Tampa Bay I am beyond blessed to have 3 locations to choose from: Brandon, Citrus Park and Countryside.
This year I decided to explore Westfield Countryside since I am often in the Clearwater area. Located conveniently off of US 19, I have been enjoying their many spectacular features over the last few weeks. One of the highlights for me is their Gift Wrapping And Holiday Lounge. I love shopping but hate all of the gift wrapping so this is ideal for someone like me. Scheduled for the weekends of November 24 – 26, December 1 – 3, December 8 – 10, and the remainder of the season, December 15 – 24, you can enjoy this relaxing experience. You can have all of your holiday gifts wrapped for a minimal donation which benefits the Tarpon Springs High School Band Boosters. Located on the lower level between Sears and Restaurant Row, this is going to be my favorite spot to relax while holiday shopping. Did I mention that one of my favorite places to get pizza is at Westfield Countryside? If you have not yet tried Grimaldi’s Coal-Brick-Oven Pizzeria, you must!
Like many of you, I am a parent and my kids do not always look forward to shopping. With so many festive activities including Santa appearances, holiday shopping can be a little more fun for children. For a complete listing of Santa events and hours at Countryside, click here, and to choose a Westfield near you, click here.
Another favorite feature that is offered by Westfield is their handy Holiday Gift Idea Guide. When it comes to selecting gifts for friends and family, I often need some inspiration. Here are some of my favorite items that I added to “my” Santa list.
If you read my blog and follow me on social, then you know that this Champage Blush Candle from Neiman Marcus is the perfect gift for me.
Since I will be spending the holidays at home relaxing, this Blush Cozy Mermaid Blanket available at francesca’s is calling my name.
I spotted this gorgeous Stainless Steel Belgian Waffle Maker available at Brookstone while browsing ideas for my parents and it dawned on my, I could really use a new one. It is safe to say that I will be perfectly content on Christmas Day snuggled in my mermaid blanket while enjoying the scent of relaxing candles and indulging in Belgian waffles. This is how I plan to “holiday.”
With that being said, I want to know one thing…..How Do You Holiday? Tell me how you enjoy the holidays and what your perfect holiday would consist of. I am giving a reader a $100 gift card to Westfield that can be used at any location. To enter, simply follow the instructions below and be sure to follow me on Instagram for more holiday fun.