Once again, the Christmas season is here, with all of its craziness. To take some of the hassle out of Christmas gift-giving, shop right here on Lookout Mountain!
The Fairyland Pharmacy has added many new items, including a battery-operated luminaire candle with an automatic shutoff, a bottle opener/corkscrew/magnet, a vinrella (a wine bottle with an umbrella inside), folding reading glasses in neon colors, picnic wineglasses, boot cuffs, adult coloring books (which are so hot right now), Gund soft stuffed animals, new Melissa and Doug toys, baby gifts, a big variety of sleds, Vitabath products, hilarious cocktail napkins, the nearly-famous Moo Mixer and lots of stocking stuffers, including travel products of all sorts. It always amazes me how one small store can offer so much variety.
Remember, despite our warm fall, snow will come, and the pharmacy has the best selection of sleds in town. The pharmacy’s open house is December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there will be a 20 percent storewide discount and delicious food. I know I’ll be there because our granddaughter already picked out half of the Melissa and Doug toys!
The stores at the newly-named Lookout Mountain Village on the Tennessee side also have a big selection of gifts and will offer open houses on December 1 through 3. Yessick’s is the place to go if you want wardrobe accessories. You will find beautiful handbags, as well as lots of beautiful scarves and jewelry, and a new line of soaps that makes wonderful gifts. I found fur throws, lovely paper plates and napkins for the holidays, baby items, and a fiber optic safety leash for your dogs, which is awesome. New items will be arriving all through the holiday season, so be sure and stop by and see what they have.
Lots of new items are arriving daily at the Mountain Escape Spa, including Marigot pajamas and Faceplant Dreams satin and bamboo loungewear. You can also find fuzzy open-toed slippers, nightshirts, and satin sleep masks, as well as fingerless gloves/mittens, candles in brass coffee mugs, popular Royal Highnies products, cashmere scarves and machine-washable slippers for kids and adults indoor/outdoor play slippers. There are many things for the bath or shower, including fizzers for your bath that leave behind a surprise gift and very soft skin. The spa also carries local products, like McClain Made jewelry collection and Rustic House candles. Of course, there are the very popular Frasier fir candles, plus many other items. Expect deep discounts during the open house!
Market on the Mountain offers many new items, including Molly & Me Pecans from Charleston, which come in cinnamon sugar, bourbon, praline and salted and roasted. The Market also carries Betsy’s Cheese Straws and Miss Ginny’s English Toffee, both perfect hostess gifts. Grandma’s Coffee Cake is always great for out-of-town guests and it comes in several new flavors, including pumpkin spice, chocolate, and cappuccino. The Market has large Argentine red shrimp, which are perfect for shrimp cocktail. And, check out the chocolate Yule log; it would be beautiful on the Christmas table (it’s also delicious). The Market will also cater your Christmas dinner, as well as make gift baskets for any occasion.
Don’t forget that you can purchase gift certificates at any of our shops or restaurants. Remember to support our local businesses and save yourself some stress. Merry Christmas! (I heard a rumor that there might be a special visitor in a red suit at the Open House!)