It is this time of year again where we are running around like headless chickens trying to source the last of our Christmas presents. I must admit, shopping at this time of year is not my favourite thing to do - I can't stand the shops crammed with agitated people frantically searching for gifts. This year however, we did our Christmas shopping at the Kildare Village Shopping Outlet. Not only was it a bit of a one stop shop but it was also beautifully decorated and, most importantly, open til 9pm!
We love Kildare Village here at Pink Elephant HQ and were beyond delighted to see that shops like Kate Spade, Kurt Geiger and, one of our favourites, L'Occitane were added to the fold. The whole place was twinkling with fairy lights and turned out to be one of the most beautiful shopping destinations of the season! Of course it also helps that everything is reduced by 30-70%!
Kate Spade is a Christmas-gift-shoppers dream and we recommend that all boyfriends / husbands who struggle with a gift be sent there immediately! And if you are not the worlds greatest gift-wrapper Kate Spade will help you in that department too, they are absolutely killing it with their amazing packaging!
Our next stop was L'Occitane, the perfect place for all things skincare and beauty! I buy at least one of the L'Occitane sets every year - they are amazing value and so beautifully packaged! One of my (and Becky's too) favourite products ever comes from their Almond range, their luscious Almond Shower Oil - a fantastic gift for anyone!
Some of our other favourite shops included Kurt Geiger, Lily O'Briens and Molton Brown where we picked up some festive scented candles. Cath Kidston are a great place to stock up on small gifts and stocking fillers. We found an amazing Christmas Organiser - the perfect present for any lists enthusiasts!
Once we were all shopped out we headed for a lovely meal in the Italian restaurant Dunne & Cresenzi, which is one of my favourite Italian restaurants in Dublin - everything is so tasty and authentic. It's the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine after an evening of shopping!
Check out the Kildare Village #StepIntoTheStory video!