Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping That Won’t Break The Bank

Bennion & Deville Seattle Real Estate AgentsIt’s hard to believe the holidays are almost here, and for those of us who didn’t check off our holiday lists on Black Friday and Cyber Monday it’s time to start forming our plan of attack. For many people, holiday shopping is an expensive and stress-filled ordeal. That’s why we’re sharing our top sites for finding holiday gifts without breaking the bank this year.


Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncHauteLook is an excellent place to find gifts from designer brands at super-discounted prices. Not only can you save up to 70% on the season’s hottest trends, you are also guaranteed to find gifts that your friends and family will love. Offering sales on designs from brands including J Brand, Nespresso, Armani and MINKPINK, and on everything from women’s apparel to home goods, HauteLook makes holiday shopping easy on you and your wallet. HauteLook also offers free shipping on orders over $100 and easy returns, making holiday shopping stress and hassle-free.


Similar to HauteLook, Gilt features a curated collection of sales for men, women and the home. Offering higher-end, luxury brands, Gilt is sure to have everyone on your holiday list raving about your gifts for months to come. With designs from such designers as Stuart Weizman, Kendra Scott, Calvin Klein, Versace and Vince featured at up to 60% off daily, Gilt never fails to offer shoppers an unbeatable selection and great savings.

Gilt’s Baby & Kids section offers gifts for kids and expectant mothers on your holiday list, featuring deals on everything from designer diaper bags to easy bake kitchen sets the little baker and microscopes for the budding scientist on your holiday list. The Gilt Gift feature also helps streamline holiday shopping, allowing you to customize your gift search even further.

Still can’t find that “just right” gift? No worries. Seattle is featured on Gilt City where you can find great discounts for local businesses, shows and more that you may redeem for the perfect gift for that special someone.

Anthropologie’s Sale Page

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Windermere Real Estate AgentsWith over 300 new sale items, Anthropologie offers a great selection of quality gifts including women’s apparel, accessories, shoes and items for the home. The store, which was founded twenty years ago in Pennsylvania, now boasts 175 stores throughout the U.S., Canada and the UK, and offers an expertly curated collection for all the stylish women on your list. Score a trendy pair of booties for your sister, a cozy throw for grandma and a luxurious sweater for mom, all at excellent prices.


Have a more eclectic group of people to shop for this holiday season? Perhaps you are searching for a prehistoric planter, an artistic coffee table book or just about anything mustache themed this December. If this is the case, there is no better place to find a huge selection of quirky, colorful gifts for your eclectic friends and family than Fab.com. This holiday, Fab has curated collections of gifts – gifts for techies, gifts for design lovers, gifts for mom, gifts for dad, etc. – making holiday shopping even easier. Free shipping over orders of $49 also helps you stick to that holiday budget this year.


Bob Bennion Windermere Best Seattle Real estate AgentLast, but not least, Scoutmob offers shoppers an impressive selection of goods artfully crafted by independent artisans and designers from across the country. Browse Scoutmob’s gifts page to find curated collections with something for everyone including “The Cool Crowd,” “The Person With Everything” and “Pet People.” Have an avid foodie on your list this year? Scoutmob also offers a great selection of specialty olive oils, spices, hot sauces, jams, breads, cookies and much more.

Similar to Gilt, Scoutmob also features deals and products for a select few U.S. cities. With Seattle being one of these cities, you can not only find great gifts, but also support local businesses in your city when you shop on Scoutmob. Better yet? New shoppers receive an additional 15% off when they join Scoutmob.

So skip the holiday crowds, curl up with some hot cocoa and let the gifting (and saving) begin!

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New at University Village – Hot Mama Boutique

If you hadn’t already noticed the sudden complete lack of parking spaces at University Village, this November brought some new faces to the outdoor shopping center, among them is Hot Mama, an upscale boutique for new mothers. We are thrilled to welcome the 44th location nationwide as well as the first location in Seattle. This store will be a valued addition to the many stores housed in University Village.

Bennion & Deville Seattle University Village Hot Mama BoutiqueMeghan Tamte, the genius behind Hot Mama goes into great detail on what gave her inspiration to opening the first Hot Mama boutique in Minnesota.  On her first outing with her daughter she soon realized shopping in a regular department store was going to be a challenge that started with how to get through the store’s front door. “I looked at the narrow escalator that I had been used to taking and I realized that my stroller was not going to make it up,” she laments. After locating the elevator and making it to the second floor she encountered another problem, “I had trouble pushing my stroller through the aisles and several times my stroller got stuck.” Leaving the store empty handed and feeling defeated, the first ideas for Hot Mama began to form.

Her purpose is simple: to offer women a beautifully curated collection of clothing for everything from home to office to date nights, and a comfortable place to shop for new and experienced mothers alike. Hot Mama has truly captured the ultimate shopping experience for new moms, from the clothing collections, right down to the store configuration.

Being a busy and on-the-go mom can be tiring, Hot Mama has set out to make looking fabulous one less thing to worry about. “I need clothes that are quick and easy to wear, that can take me from a board meeting, to my son’s baseball game, to a date night with my hubby.” Their mission statement, “We empower moms,” says all you need to know about where their priorities lie. It’s all about accommodating moms and making their lives more comfortable.

Meghan has created a store that is fun for moms and kids alike. With TV’s showing children’s movies, employees who, as part as their qualifications, must be great with children, and aisles that are wide enough for a stroller cruising, Hot Mama really delivers the full experience. “Each mom is a Hot Mama, but it’s easy to lose sight of that in the midst of motherhood.”  For new mom fashionistas everywhere this new breed of store may just be the answer to your prayers.

University Village Outdoor Shopping Center is a 10-15 minute drive from neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill, Madison Park, Wallingford, and View Ridge. Hot Mama also has an online store and stylists available online or by phone to help with your shopping.  Hot Mama has their 45th store scheduled to open later this year in Chicago, with five more locations set to open nationwide this coming spring.