Round-Up: Holiday Shopping in The Colony

The season of gift-giving is upon us. From friends and family to neighbors and co-workers, it seems like everyone is on your nice list. Let’s make shopping easier. We have rounded up the best of holiday shopping in The Colony. No matter who you’re shopping for, finding the right gift is simple at these stores.


The Sports Fan:
SCHEELS

The World’s Largest All Sports Store offers the widest variety of team merchandise across leagues. From NCAA and NFL to MLB and NHL, SCHEELS has your biggest sports fan covered this holiday season. If the sports lover in your life prefers to get in on the action, explore the massive collection of athletic gear and training equipment from the biggest brands.

SCHEELS offers more than just sporting goods. The superstore features over 100 departments for all your apparel, footwear, outdoor recreation and home décor needs. Browse the 2021 Gift Guide and find presents for every budget. Check out SCHEEL’s Toyland, featuring the hottest toys, board games and plushes and for any age.


The Innovator:
Nebraska Furniture Mart

The Nation’s Largest Home Furnishings Store offers more than just furniture. Explore NFM’s 560,000-square-foot retail showroom featuring an expansive collection of the latest electronics, modern kitchen tools and clever gadgets for the innovator in your life. Check out their 2021 Gift Guide for presents for men, women, teens and kids on any budget.


The Cigar Aficionado: 
Cigars International

Look no further for the perfect gift for the cigar lovers in your life. Cigars International offers an incredible selection of 1,300 brands across their 6,000+ square-foot store. Let their trained team of experts help you pick out the perfect gift for your cigar aficionado.

Grab your stocking stuffers during the Black Friday Sale. Enjoy doorbuster deals and massive discounts on cigar box sets and accessories. Be sure to check out their ongoing deals in-store or online.


The Golfer: 
Pro Shops Around Town

Golfers are always looking for the latest and greatest gear and equipment to up their game. The Colony is home to three, award-winning lakeside courses; each with its own pro shop and professionals to help you give the best golf gift. Old American Golf Club, home to the LPGA Volunteers of America Classic, offers an array of accessories and apparel as well as gift certificates. Stewart Peninsula Golf Course features a pro shop where regulars can get custom logo apparel and gifts. Another favorite is the expansive, full-service pro shop, named “Best Pro Shop” by Avid Golfer magazine located at the Tribute Golf Links. The shop features an exceptional selection of the latest golf equipment, apparel and accessories from top brands including Titleist, Callaway, FootJoy and Nike.

Not sure what size to buy? Purchase a gift card or better yet, a round of golf!


The Foodie:
Restaurant Gift Cards & Baskets

The Colony is home to a collection of diverse restaurants spanning global cuisines. We’ve got you covered from falafel to filet mignon and everywhere in between. Give the gift of great food with a gift card to your loved one’s favorite restaurant or help them discover someplace new.

During the holiday season, many restaurants offer holiday deals on gift cards. Garnish your gift card with sauces, spices, and other goods from select restaurants like Hard Eight BBQAnother Broken EggSaltgrass Steak House and Rock & Brews.


The Do-er:
Interactive Experiences

Those who value doing and experiencing are always looking for something new to try. A game card from TopGolf offers your loved one an interactive driving range experience. No golf experience is required to enjoy this game from the comfort of open-air bays. TopGolf coaches are available to get you started and show you the ropes.

For those with the need for speed, give the gift of Andretti Indoor Karting and Games this holiday. Named after the racing legend Mario Andretti, Andretti’s offers high-speed superkarts racing along multi-level tracks. The 110,000-square-foot facility offers several attractions including over 120 arcade games, an indoor ropes course and virtual reality experiences. For more VR fun, consider a gift card to Electric Gamebox. The hyper-immersive adventures offer gamers of all ages a chance to step into a private room and feel transported to distant worlds filled with alien attacks, ghosts haunting and espionage.


The Rockstar:
Lava Cantina

Treat the rock star in your life to the VIP experience at Lava Cantina. This live music venue brings big-name headliners to The Colony like Steve Aoki, and Snoop Dogg, as well as local acts and loved tribute bands. In addition to bringing the heat in the world of entertainment, Lava Cantina serves up a mouth-watering menu of coastal Mexican cuisine with a Creole twist. Check out their full schedule to treat your loved ones to dinner and a show.


The Dapper Guy:
Men’s Salons

All men deserve pampering. The folks over at The Shop provide classic cuts and close shaves, as well as men’s grooming essentials. Stop by the store and check out everything from hair pomade to beard oil for the well-groomed man in your life. 

Treat the man in your life to the ultimate grooming experience at Scissors & Scotch. Traditional barbering and luxurious spa services combine for relaxing hair, beard and facial treatments. Combined with a complimentary drink from the bar for the complete barbershop experience.


The Overworked:
Massage Centers

Treat your tired loved one to a spa day. The Colony is home to multiple massage centers offering pampering packages this holiday season, including Massage Life Center where new clients can enjoy an introductory session for $59. Stop by and pick up a gift card or body oils to pamper the overworked on your list. 


The Amateur Sommelier:
The Colony Wine Bar

Picking the right red, white or rosé for the discerning wine lover in your life can be tough. Let the helpful staff at The Colony Wine Bar recommend the perfect bottle this holiday season. Start with their crowd-pleasing picks or inquire about staff favorites and bottles for any budget. Once you’ve picked a bottle or two, don’t forget the stocking stuffers. Shop seasonal wine charms, bottle stoppers and other must-have accessories.  Order online for local delivery or pick up at their bottle shop inside Grandscape.

The Fitness Buff:
PlayTri

The triathlon experts at PlayTri have the knowledge and know-how on shopping for the athletes in your life. They have all the tools and toys to help those on your list excel in their multisport goals. Shop the latest in bikes, helmets, accessories and tech. If you’re not sure what your athletes need, give gift cards and let them shop for themselves. 


The Collector:
Stained Glass Unlimited

Look no further for the friend in your life who loves to collect unique finds. Stained Glass Unlimited features one-of-a-kind stained glass windows, home decor and other artful treasures in their gallery. The shop’s attached studio offers a space where DIYers can learn to create their own unique pieces during special stained glass workshops.


The Hostess:
Sweet Treats

Whether attending a roaring holiday party or a small get-together with your family, don’t show up empty-handed. Stop by MeLisa’s Pies and pick up a fruit, cream or custard creation. French-inspired treats from Ollio Patisserie are sure to please, including their scratch-made macarons and cookies. Bring a mouth-watering cake to round out a festive feast. Julie’s Sweets bakes tender cakes from scratch with the finest ingredients. You can’t go wrong with anything from the confectionary case at Down South Kitchen and Bakery. Pick up an assortment of cookies, cupcakes, quick breads and more at the charming restaurant. Swing by See’s Candy, located inside NFM, or Kilwins for a quick chocolate-covered gift.


A Look Inside:
The Homestead at Grandscape

There are more unique holiday gifts to discover at The Homestead. If you’re shopping small this season, explore nearly a dozen local boutique retailers inside Grandscape. Shops in the Homestead offer everything from all-natural soaps and candles to handcrafted jewelry and leather goods. Learn more about these small businesses that call The Colony home.

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