The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

From your picky mother-in-law to your sports-obsessed nephew, Ridgeland’s lineup of local retailers and charming boutiques has everything you may need. Here’s where to shop for everyone on your list.


For the Self-Care Slayers

For the self-care kings and queens, a spa experience at one of Mississippi’s premier pampering destinations is the perfect gift.

Voted Mississippi’s best spa for the past 20 years, Aqua Day Spa is all about rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The 6,000-square-foot spa offers massages, facials, scalp treatments, manicures and pedicures, body peels, hand and foot treatments, and more.

Be sure to check out the Aqua’s holiday gift card specials to get even more bang for your buck. For the lash and brow lovers, opt for a gift card to Drench Day Spa and Lash Lounge.

Out of the (gift)box idea: Give the gift of relaxation with a bath bomb or shower steamer from Magnolia Soap and Bath. With scents like Kudzu, Magnolia and Posh Peony, these Mississippi-made bath goodies make for excellent stocking stuffers.

For the Fashionistas

Ridgeland has more than its fair share of stylish boutiques stocked with the season’s hottest trends and styles.

Head to Hemline for women’s designer apparel, accessories, and shoes from favorite brands like Love Shack Fancy, Nicole Miller, Citizens of Humanity, Diane Von Furstenberg, Show Me Your MuMu, Alice & Olivia, and more.

We all know a shoe addict, and you can feed their addiction at Arco Avenue. From smart leather loafers to thigh-high boots and playful sneakers to sophisticated pumps, there’s something for everyone.

LibbyStory is a great place to pick up trendy tops and chic skirts for teens and young adults looking to dress to impress for a college tailgate, sorority event, or night out.

And since everyone needs a great coat to rock once the temperatures drop, head to CoatTails to for something cozy, chic, or a bit of both.

But it’s not just women’s fashion that Ridgeland can help with. At Kinkade’s Fine Clothing, men are the stars, and the mission is to make every man look dapper no matter the occasion.

Out of the (gift)box idea: Share an experience with your fashionista friend and book a session at Me, Myselfie & I. Choose from dozens of photo displays, pop up your camera in the selfie stand with illuminating light and snap memories to last!

For the Active Adventurers

Because we all know someone who just can’t seem to sit still, this is the category for them. Whether they’re running a half marathon, hitting the slopes, or catching a wave, Ridgeland’s sports stores have them covered.

Fleet Feet specializes in running shoes for every type of runner, from ultramarathoners to trail runners and those just getting into the sport. In addition to their huge selection of shoes, you can also pick up other athletic apparel and accessories that will keep them fully outfitted and ready for adventure.

Sportique is all about two extremes: sunny sand and surf and frigid slopes. Head to this outfitter for top-of-the-line ski gear and apparel, as well as a huge selection of swimsuits perfect for catching some rays.

Outside the (gift)box idea: For that person who is impossible to buy for (who are we kidding, it’s always the dads!) give the gift of an unforgettable outdoor experience with a guided fishing trip with local Crappie fishing master Brad Chappell.

For the Treasure Hunters

For the eclectics who seem to march to the beat of their own drum, as well as any antique or vintage lovers, your digging will best be done at Repeat Street or Antique Mall of the South.

Repeat Street offers 17,000 square feet of hand-selected furnishings and fashion. Explore the booths of dozens of vendors displaying gifts, food, clothing, furniture, and much more.

Antique Mall of the South is the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind home and décor items. From collectible China to vintage furnishings, you’ll definitely experience the thrill of the hunt while perusing the megastore’s many aisles.

Outside the (gift)box idea: The Bill Waller Craft Center is home to hundreds of craft artworks created by the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi. With ornaments of both the Christmas and lawn variety and everything artisan in between, these gifts are truly one-of-a-kind.

For the Home Chefs

Whether it’s your grandma who specializes in homemade casseroles or your sister-in-law who’s recently been inspired by the “Great British Bake Off,” Ridgeland has your home chefs covered.

The Everyday Gourmet has everything you could possibly need for the kitchen, including common tools, tableware, cutlery, gadgets, and even cookbooks.  Your favorite foodie can take time to sharpen his or her skills while learning to make a new recipe.

For a gift of the edible variety, look no further than J. Olive Fine Oils and Balsamics. White truffle, harissa, or wild Fernleaf olive oil—if you can dream it, J. Olive probably makes it.

Out of the (gift)box idea: For the home cook who has it all, inquire about one of The Everyday Gourmet's cooking classes and show off those honed chef skillz.