Happy December! I hope you’ve spent the day singing Christmas Carols and eating candy canes because Christmas is only 24 days away! TWENTY FOUR! I love the holidays, but I need December to pump the breaks. December 25 is approaching quickly, and the one thing that stresses me out the most this time of year is shopping. I can shop for myself all day long (trust me), but when it comes to finding the perfect gift for someone else, the struggle is real. To help us all out, I’ve asked several Baton Rouge boutique owners to share THEIR idea of the PERFECT Christmas gift for any gal pal/sister/mom/co-worker/frenemy on your list! The good news is all of these products are available right here in their Baton Rouge stores and surrounding areas like Port Allen, Prairieville and Central. Scroll down to see what they picked!

Kelley Miglicco, owner of Simply Chic
Top Pick: Kismet Cosmetics

Simply Chic picks Kismet Cosmetic Products as its TOP Christmas Gift this year!

Why Kismet is her Top Pick: You don’t have to know the size or fit. It’s perfect for any girl on your list. You can get lip scrub and lip stick or give her the Opulent Bronzer or a pack of bath bombs to go with any awesome bottle of wine!

How To Get It: Shop in store with Simply Chic at 18107 Highland Market Dr., Suite 105

Meredith Waguespack, owner of SFT
Top Pick: SFT Holiday Gift Bags

Southern Football T-shirts Holiday Gift Bags - Sweet Baton Rouge

Why It’s the Perfect Gift: The fact that it comes in a bag with tissue paper makes this a no-brainer for why it’s the perfect gift. Simple and easy. BUT on top of that, you’ve got options. SFT is offering three types of bags this holiday season where you can choose the shirt, plus it comes with a koozie, sticker, and original design tote bag. There’s the Sweet Baton Rouge Gift Bag (4 tees to choose from), the Cajun Navy Gift Bag (choose from original navy tee or purple) and the Louisiana Pride Gift Bag (2 tees to choose from).

How To Get It: Shop online with SFT and have it shipped or pick it up by appointment in their showroom at 11843 Bricksome Ave Suite C.

Rachel Vielee, owner of Southern Sophisticate
Top Pick: Bridgewater Candles

Southern Sophisticate Baton Rouge Top Holiday Gift Pick

Why It’s Her Top Pick: These candles will not only light up a room with its delightful aroma but are also a wonderful conversation starter because they aren’t your average candle. When purchasing a candle from Bridgewater Candles, you are taking a role in helping fight hunger and spreading love one candle at a time.

How To Get It: Purchase in store at 7865 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA OR order by phone at 225-953-8500. Prices range from $16-$36.

Chelsey Blankenship and Annie Claire Bass, sista owners of Sosis
Top Pick: ‘In For the Ride’ Vegan Leather Jacket

Sosis Sisters Stare Their Top Christmas Gift

Why It’s Their Top Pick: This ‘In For the Ride’ Vegan Leather Jacket ($68) can be paired with just about anything and its cut is flattering on so many body types. It’s a staple for any sista’s closet!

How To Get It: You can shop online with Sosis OR now in their NEW store at 3857 LA Hwy 1 South, Port Allen, LA.

Kadee Wilson, owner of The Purple Rack Boutique
Top Pick: Bath Products + Gift Certificates

The Purple Rack Boutique in Praireville's top Christmas gift pick!

Why It’s the Perfect Gift: What lady wouldn’t like bath products to soak up a long day? You can go in store and get a gift pre-made or get one made especially for you. Better than that, you can give a gift certificate. Then she has a great excuse to shop!

How To Get It: You can shop in store at The Purple Rack Boutique at 17316 Airline Highway Suite F Prairieville, LA 70769. You can also shop from their Facebook or Instagram or call the store at (225) 673-3345

Rebecca Gardner, owner of Hands Producing Hope
Top Pick: The Radiance Necklace

Give back this holiday season with the Hands Producing Hope Radiance Necklace

Why It’s the Perfect Gift: The Radiance Necklace is the perfect gift because of its classic look and versatility. Most importantly though, it makes the perfect gift because of its impact! Know that you are giving a gift that provides dignified work, education, and hope for women in Costa Rica!

How To Get It: Shop it online here with Hands Producing Hope.

Alyse Boulanger, owner of Mingle
Top Pick: Illume Cavern Candle

Illume Cavern Candle from Mingle Baton Rouge

Why It’s the Perfect Gift: Fragrance is a unique language to communicate a story and evoke emotion, according to Alyse. Illume scents make the perfect gift because they’re unique, make a statement, last long and range from $15-$45. Mingle has a variety of jars for under $50.

How To Get It: Call Mingle in the store or even comment on Facebook or Instagram to purchase. Mingle offers free gift wrap and ships daily!

Mandy Chaney, owner of Bombshell Boutique
Top Pick: Stemless Wine Glasses

Bombshell Boutique Stemless Wine Glasses

Why It’s the Perfect Gift: If you need a reason other than wine, then just look how cute they are! The glitter and artwork make these such cute personalized little gifts for anyone on your list.

How To Get It: These stemless wine glasses are available in store for $18. Bombshell Boutique is located at 14790 Wax Rd in Central.

Meg Laurent, owner of Imagine Boutique
Top Pick: Heather CC Beanies

Imagine Boutique Heather CC Beanies

Why They’re the Perfect Gift: Beanies are one-size fit all and Imagine Boutique has the warmest Heather CC beanies ever! They’re the perfect gift for any girl on your list and come in 14 different colors!

How To Get It: They’re available at Imagine Boutique’s Hammond and Prairieville location for only $15! They’ll also be online soon at www.shopimagineboutique.com

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