It never fails. No matter how much time and effort you put into holiday shopping, you always forget someone. Don’t panic! Las Vegas has some great stores where you can find something for every man, woman and child on your list. From specialty foods, accessories and beauty gifts galore, support your local community at these last-minute gift hotspots.
9480 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 110
Las Vegas, NV 89123
The season to be jolly is also the season to eat sweets, and lots of them. A festive tin of popcorn from local gourmet popcorn purveyor Popped is a perfect last-minute gift. Choose from flavors like s’mores, salt and vinegar or dirty Vegas; a mix of caramel, green hatch chiles, white chocolate and black pepper-flavored popcorn. Popped also sells frozen popcorn, made by adding liquid nitrogen to any of its regular flavors (available in store only). Visit the shop at the Eastern Avenue or Town Square locations or check it out online.
3901 W. Russell Road
Las Vegas NV 89118
Tucked away in a industrial park in southwest Las Vegas is where you’ll find Unica Home. The 12,000-square-foot store sells furniture, home goods, decor, jewelry and is unlike any chain home store you will find in Vegas. Unica is the ideal place to pick up a gift for the hostess, business associate or the family member that has everything. Items of note include a Sun and Moon Jar, Whiskey Stones and a ‘Diana’ film camera by Lomo.
Downtown Container Park
707 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
The Downtown Container Park is the newest shopping marketplace to open Las Vegas. Created by the Downtown Project, the Container Park is a shopping and dining corridor made from repurposed shipping containers. It offers a mix of eclectic cafes, boutiques and galleries functioning as a incubator for local businesses. The Container Park also has community spaces, a children’s play area and an outdoor theater. It is the perfect place to pick up a last-minute gift while exploring downtown.
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Skins 6|2 is a one-of-a-kind beauty boutique located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. The store features luxury cosmetics brands like Rodial, Eve Lom and Liftlab and also boasts one of the largest collections of luxury perfumes in the U.S.. If your last-minute shopping list includes the ladies, Skins 6|2 is a great place to pick up an exquisite beauty gift. Skins 6|2 is located on the second level of the Cosmopolitan and is open late.
3170 E. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120
The Find is a local boutique that carries a variety of home decor and accessories. Home decor items include wall art, occasional tables, vases and other knick knacks. Many of the home accessories are treasures left over from Las Vegas conventions. Accessories include bracelets, necklaces, scarves plus a huge inventory of clutches and handbags. The Find makes it easy to shop local and last minute in Las Vegas.
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