They say that time flies when you’re having fun. Well we’re always having a BLAST at espy, so 2014 has flown by at lightning speed! With the holidays quickly approaching, we recognize that there are stages many of us must go through before we begin our gift shopping adventures. Read on for insight on these stages and some fabulous gift ideas that are sure to delight even those hard to buy for people on your list!

The 5 Stages of Holiday Gift Giving

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Where did the time go?!

1.Denial
You’re thinking to yourself how is it already time for Christmas shopping? Didn’t I just finishing two-stepping and pretending I know what’s going on at the rodeo?

2. Frustration
You have no idea what to get all the people on your list. You thought you had it nailed last year with that fancy vacuum but that didn’t go over so well. Why does this always happen to me!?

3.Bargaining
Remember that time when we said we didn’t need presents – that still sounds good right? I promise I will stop posting selfies every hour if I don’t have to go holiday shopping – deal? No…OK what if I promise to make every day feel like Christmas with eternal holiday cheer?

4. Hopelessness
It’s beginning to feel like you will never get all these gifts bought. Just coming up with ideas is so tough. Can’t someone help me?

5. Acceptance
You haven’t found a feasible alternative and you’re ready to buckle down and get to it. You’re ready to go and confident that this year will be better than ever! Where do you start you ask? espy of course!

Now that you’ve worked through these stages you are ready for the espy stylists top gift ideas for 2014!

Ideas for anyone on your list…

espy Date Night with the Nash
Time spent together is the most precious gift you can give and espy is here to help. The espy experience date night package includes a 1 hour couples session with a professional fashion stylist and refreshments provided. Once you are dressed to the nines, head over to The Nash where your guaranteed dinner reservation awaits! For more info or to purchase contact info@espyexperience.com or visit us in store.

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Closet Intervention or Session with a Professional Fashion Stylist

Does she have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear? Does he need help figuring out what to buy and doesn’t know where to start? Do they need jeans that show off their cute bum? No matter where they’re at, a closet intervention or 1-1 in store session with an espy stylist will help take their wardrobe to the next level. For more info or to book an appointment click here or contact info@espyexperience.com

Gift Cards
At espy we make sure that even the simplest gift has a little something extra. Purchase an espy gift card and we will wrap it up with the usual espy flare!

The Men’s wish list…

Custom shirt from Lipson Shirt Makers or Custom Suit, Pants or Blazers from S Cohen Inc
Help the men in your life look and feel their best with a made to measure custom shirt or suit. Long arms, big chest or a little more to love – these shirts, blazers, pants and suits are perfect for any man! For more info or to book an appointment contact Tasha@espyexperience.com

Lipson Custom Shirts

To book an appointment email tasha@espyexperience.com

7 days of Saxx Underwear
Not only will this cut down on laundry, it will also make sure his most precious parts are well taken care of.

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7 Days of Saxx

All things Wooden: Nussbag and Tense Watches
These unique wooden pieces are the perfect unique gift idea for any guy looking to add a little something extra to their style routine. Tense watches are made in British Columbia and use natural materials from Africa, India and other places around the world. Nussbag products are hand crafted in Austria striving to achieve maximum quality with maximum style.

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Tense Watches & Nussbag Bags and iPhone Case

The Ladies Wish List…

Beauty Basket
This is not your grandma’s pre-packaged generic gift basket (unless your grandma is Martha Stewart – then wow I bet that basket is changing lives). Work with an espy stylist to create a personalized basket of spicy hosiery, hanky panky panties and beautiful infinity scarves. Why not round it out with the gift of style and include an espy gift card or date night package!

A personalized jean fitting
Jeans are a staple in most people’s wardrobe but there are still some of us out there who can’t find the perfect fitting jean. As many of you know espy specializes in denim, so why not give the gift of a cute bum!

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Custom Jean Fitting (also available for men)

Locally Designed Pieces
Ladies love to talk about what they’re wearing especially when there’s a story to tell. Why not outfit her in locally designed goods, like a soft leather jacket from Bano eMee, a statement piece from Coutu Kitsch, or a beautifully designed sweater from Rebecca King? You’ll support local talent and give her something to brag about to her friends.

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Jacket by Bano eMee, Necklace by Coutu Kitsch, Tunic by Rebecca King

 

Remember if your loved one shops at espy we know sizes, styles and brands they love. Oh the miracles of modern computing! We have helped many a man in need (even on December 24th) with perfect choices for his lady by simply checking her file. We can also keep a wish list on file to make gift shopping a breeze! Happy Holiday shopping!