Holiday gift giving can be a fun joyful experience, but it can also be the source of stress for millions of us. We, here at Derriere de Soie, are here to help you with the holiday shopping anxiety. Besides just shopping for others, this is a great guide for those of us who treat ourselves with a special holiday gift. Whether you, or your giftee, are sweet, spicy, or the woman who has and does it all, we have the perfect treats for you! We have also included local businesses with gifts and services that are definite winners for the holiday.
The sweetie is the woman who loves cute patterns, fun colors, and comfy and pretty things. Cute loungewear by Cosabella or boyshort panties in a variety of colors are great choices. If you are going for a bra & panty set, a subtle twosome by Sculptress is perfection!
Besides these wonderful intimates from our shop, there are many other options ideal for you or the sweetie in your life. Here are some ideas from various small businesses in the Roanoke and Charlottesville area:
*La-De-Da. Women’s boutique on the downtown Roanoke, VA market. Lovely fanciful clothes, shoes & accessories 102 Church Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
*Urban Gypsy. Women’s boutique on Grandin Road in Roanoke, VA 1320 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
*Chocolate Paper. This downtown Roanoke, VA shop is a wonderful collection of sweets (of course!) as well as cards, stationary, and wonderful gifts for all ages. 308 Market St SE # 3, Roanoke, VA 24011
*Darling. This fabulous consignment store in Charlottesville stocks artisan-made gifts, as well as a fantastic range of clothing, accessories, and jewelry. Find them just off the Downtown Mall, or online here.
*o’suzannah. Gift Mecca in Charlottesville. Suzannah has a killer eye for sweet, sassy, and unique giftables.
*Hedge Fine Blooms. We’re basically in love with their windows all year round – but especially around the holidays. Karen and team create visions in floral design – and can help you capture your feelings in flower form. To give, they’re amazing – and to receive, they’re even more magical.
The spicy lady is a woman who likes a little “Va-Voom!” in her life. A fan of lace and daring colors, she definitely wants to heat up the cold Winter nights and days. A lace bodysuit or a scintillating lace set by Simone Perele is perfect for this woman. A silk robe is always a good choice too (trust us, nothing feels better on the skin that silk)!
And to add a little more spice to the holiday gifts, how about a gift from one of the following Roanoke and/or Charlottesville businesses?
*Marina Trejo/Dream Dance & Fitness Studio. Work up a sweat and turn up the heat with personal training sessions or Zumba and dance classes in Roanoke, VA. Find her on Facebook.
*The Medi Spa at Ridgewood Hill. Keep that glow going with various facials and treatments. A wonderful all female staff who are knowledgeable and will make your skin look & feel fabulous. Located in Salem, VA. 2880 Keagy Rd, Salem, VA 24153 https://medispava.com/
*Polished. This Roanoke, VA nail salon is locally owned and located in the downtown market area as well as Southwest County in Roanoke, VA. Not only are the manis and pedis heavenly, Polished has partnered, since 2009, with local organizations to help women who have been through difficult circumstances gain a second chance through their employment and training program. https://polishedroanoke.com/
*Phoenix Dance Studio. For the woman with an adventurous spirit. We can safely say exotic fitness is definitely fitness – so know your audience before gifting 😉 Check them out here.
*Scarpa. The be-all-end-all stop for fine footwear, fashion + handbags (ohhhh, the handbags), and now beauty too. They’ve got gifts sure to please the discerning and quality-minded woman who has everything – and when in doubt, a gift certificate lets her choose. In Charlottesville’s Barracks Road Shopping Center, or online.
*New Dominion Books. Maybe not what you think of for a spicy lady – but this locally owned bookshop stocks a huge variety, and being well-read can certainly be a little spicy. Visit them on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall or online.
She Who Has & Does It All
What do you get the woman who does and has it all? This lady travels, she works hard, and has the world at her fingertips. We think the perfect gift for her would be a luxury bra & panty set from Mary Jo or Empreinte. Or, how about a pair of fabulous menswear inspired pajamas for those remote work days?
For the woman who has it all, perhaps a gift from one of the following:
*The Golden Shoestring. High end consignment boutique in Roanoke, VA. They carry everything from Chanel to Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands. 621-E Townside Rd SW, Roanoke VA 24014
*M&K Foods. This is a local Roanoke, VA food delivery service that is perfect for those days and weeks where you want a delicious home cooked meal, but are too busy to even think of cooking. firstname.lastname@example.org (540)315-4981
*She’s International. Downtown Roanoke, VA boutique that prides itself in carrying unique clothing and accessories from all over the world. The owner has traveled all her life and shares that passion in her inventory selection. 108 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
*Plenty. #foodisselfcare really resonates with us. Della uses her creativity to come up with weekly menus full of good stuff – and now offers gift certificates so that you can gift Plenty to your friends and family in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area. Please note that delivery is limited to a specific geographic area – but know that by gifting someone you love Plenty, you’re investing in their health and happiness.
*Market Street Wine – because, wine-not? Couldn’t help myself there. They stock unique wines from around the world, as well as a great selection of local to VA options. Inquire about their wine club – a great way to try new things quarterly. More information at their website.
*Lynne Goldman Elements. Jewelry with a personal touch. Skip the big box stores and shop with Lynne and her staff – because they’ll treat you like friends. Unique designs and the ability to wishlist too (if you’re shopping for yourself and want to find something under the tree). Located in Charlottesville, and online.