Holiday Shopping at Hilldale

The Lifestyle Mall, Madison, Wisconsin

‘Tis the season of shopping, celebrating, entertaining! With all of the festiveness that’s upon us, there are so many errands to run. The one place I go when my list is a mile long is to Hilldale. I can get a beautiful high-end gift for my sister, easily find a gift for my husband, grab some holiday wrapping essentials, and pick up items for the charcuterie board, it’s all in one place. Here are the gifts I’m crossing off my list while making a stop at Hilldale.

Paper Source

I ‘ve actually already ordered my Christmas cards {feeling so on top of it!}. I will pop in PaperSource to see how I can jazz up my card envelopes to make them ‘Insta-worthy’. Have you seen their wax seals or the cutest Christmas stickers? Perfect to seal your cards. Not to mention they have the most beautiful selection of wrapping paper.

While I am browsing around Paper Source, I’m also looking for the perfect hostess gifts – which they have so many of! This trinket dish is perfect for the girl who loves bubbly, cute tea towels are always a great idea, or these fun cheese knives are perfect for the hostess who loves to entertain. This Journal is a favorite gift of mine to give just about anybody, from teachers to girlfriends. Plus, do not overlook the children’s section here, they offer fabulous specialty books and games.

Pier South

Pier South is always a stop on my trip to Hilldale. They carry some of my favorite brands like Vineyard Vines and Lilly Pulitzer. I also gift the brand Peter Millar to the men in my life as it’s a favorite which can only be found at Pier South in the Madison area. Don’t forget this locally owned boutique for sparkly holiday dresses either! They have a beautiful selection. Oh! And these little zipper bags are the absolute perfect gift!!

Vineyard Vines Teddy Fleece and Fallon & Royce Bag


Twigs designer women’s boutique is another favorite stop of mine at Hilldale. Their clothing selection is exquisite as are the accessories. Accessories like this initial necklace are at a fantastic price point and make a special personalized gift. Twigs also has my favorite clutch {and a lot of Clare V in general}. If you’re in the market for a luxurious coat, it’s also one of the only shops in Madison to carry the ever-popular Canada Goose brand. A great stop for the fashion lover in your life.

Black Friday Special:

Purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $50 promo card (limit 3 per customer account).

Kendra Scott

Whenever I’m at Hilldale I have to peek in the windows of Kendra Scott! Accessories are one of my favorite gifts to give and Kendra Scott has a vast selection. Did you know you can personalize almost any jewelry item at Kendra Scott’s color bar? I’ve made a bracelet customized with my children’s birthstones and I wear it every day.

I’m really loving their trendy pieces in the most recent collection. How perfect are these earrings for every day? These chain-style necklaces are becoming a major trend right now and Kendra Scott is sure to have the statement earrings or necklace for your holiday cocktail party!

Black Friday Special:

25% off total purchase, 30% off purchases $300 and up, $40 Ever Necklace

Sur La Table

Sur La Table is a must-stop shop to get a few gifts crossed off my list. I have a lot of family members who love to cook! It’s also home to my absolute favorite kitchen item right now, the Breville Espresso Maker {it’s a fantastic price this time fo year}. Did you know you can sample espresso from any of the machines?

One of my favorite gifts to give is a popcorn themed basket with movie tickets {perfect for a teacher with young children} and Sur La Table has a yummy selection of popcorn goodies.



One of the newest stores in Hilldale is the menswear store, Untuckit. I’ve heard men rave about their shirts as they are designed to be the right length to wear untucked. Since men are often the most difficult to shop for, it’s welcome that Untuckit has so many options. They have a great variety of fabulous plaids and cuts to fit different body types. There is sure to be something for every guy here! Not only do they have button-down shirts, but also handsome sweaters, vests, and socks {every man some socks in their stocking, right?}.

I’m able to cross so many items off my list {including getting my coffee fix by stopping Crescendo} at Hilldale. I appreciate the fact I can pop into Metcalfs to pick up a bottle of wine or that ingredient I forgot for cookies, not to mention what I can cross off my list from Target! It’s so efficient as a busy mom. A one-stop place to shop for sure!

I truly enjoy how festive Hilldale is this Holiday season too! Tasteful Christmas music playing, a beautiful tree, and the perfect Christmas Instagram backdrop {so cute!}. I love the friendly and inviting atmosphere it has while I’m crossing off items on my to-do-list.

As always, thank you so much for reading and make it a great day!

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