Yikes! Look at the date! Your “days ‘til Christmas” are sorely lacking. Thankfully, Duluth has plenty of places for you to pick up those last-minute gifts and supplies.
Miller Hill Mall
With more than 100 retailers, services and eateries you’re sure to be in overwhelm when you visit Miller Hill Mall but, hey, ‘tis the season for overwhelm, right?
There were some changes to the mall in 2015 with Wet Seal and Deb closing, rue 21 and Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches opening and Victoria’s Secret, Tradehome Shoes and American Eagle Outfitters remodeling.
Here’s what we suggest when it comes to last-minute gifts:
- Legacy Toys for the little ones
- Claire’s for Tweens
- Aeropostale or Hot Topic for teenagers
- Helzberg Diamonds, Kay’s Jewelers or Coach for the lady in your life
- Best Buy lots of electronic goodies for the guy in your life
- Great American Cookies, Teavana or Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for gifts for co-workers, neighbors, etc.
Stores are open until 10 p.m. tonight and 6 p.m. tomorrow. Miller Hill is located at 1600 Miller Trunk Highway in Duluth.
You can’t beat the location of Holiday Center, right in the middle of the downtown skywalk. It’s smaller than Miller Hill (about 40 shops and restaurants) but there’s lots of parking and it’s on the bus line (but be aware they make you wait outside for the bus).
Pichardo Boutique (they opened a pop-up in the mall) has some cute items for the women on your list or grab some festive cupcakes from How Sweet it is Cakes. Holiday Center is located at 207 West Superior Street in Duluth. Call 218-722-9368for their holiday hours.
Sure, it’s not a mega-mall, but the shops at DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace make it a one-stop shopping mecca if you need unique gifts. For instance, how about a gift of house-smiled fish or sausages from Northern Waters Smokehaus, toys and games from J Skylark, fine art and handcrafts from Art Dock, Inc,. gourmet foods or kitchen gadgets at the Blue Heron Trading Co. or scrumptious confections from Hebzibah’s Sweet Shop?
You’ll find DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace at 394 Lake Avenue South in Duluth.
Sure, it’s not a formal “shopping center,” but you would be hard-pressed to find a greater variety of shops than right here. In fact, you can find a list of the downtown district businesses here. The business owners appreciate you shopping locally this holiday season.
Now, get out there and brave the cold and the crowds and do have a Merry Christmas!