By Talbert Toole
Christmas is only 20 days away, which leaves plenty of time to grab those last minute stocking stuffers for friends, families and loved ones. Hottytoddy.com compiled the best gifts and knick-knacks for stockings hung by the chimney with care.
Gifts for Women
● Gifts by KPEP
Recently opened in August, Gifts by KPEP offers a selection of stationery, home decor accessories and much more. For their stocking stuffers, the gift shop offers buy one, get one half off of their “Pack it Up” gifts. The perfect assortment for your favorite gal.
● Oxford Floral
Known for the vast variety of floral decor, this well-known Oxford staple has the perfect Nutcracker ornaments to make your home festive this holiday season.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but arguably any type of jewelry should work just fine. Hemline on the Square has a wide selection of bracelets, rings and all things that sparkle.
● Olive Juice
Located on the North Lamar side of the Square, Olive Juice has the perfect gifts for your favorite sorority girl. The store has bags, shirts, cups and much more for every sorority girl on campus.
Gifts for Men
● Hinton & Hinton
Located on the historic Oxford Square, Hinton & Hinton has been outfitting men in style since 1991. From shirts, shoes and accessories, this Oxford staple has a variety of gifts for any man to dress to the nines.
Owned and operated by Ole Miss alumni, Landry’s has been a purveyor of gentlemen’s apparel since 1891. This year, Hottytoddy.com selected the historic store for its selection of body products, specifically the store’s vintage shaving products.
● Jackson Beer Company
From lagers to stouts, Jackson Beer Company—located in the Highland Court shopping center on Jackson Ave—offers a plethora of beer selections for your favorite fella. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy a variety pack or growlers.
● Square Books
With the passing of Stan Lee in November comic book lovers can now reminisce on all their favorite superheroes from the pages of these collections of books.
Gift’s for Children/Teens
● Treehouse Toys Oxford
Build them up to knock them down. Legos are the perfect gift for children of all ages. Treehouse Toys—located in the Oxford Galleria II on Jackson Ave—has a great selection of Legos for boys and girls.
● Holli’s Sweet Tooth
There is nothing quite like a sweet treat. Holli’s Sweet Tooth on The Square has one of the largest selection of candy in the LOU community. Select from your child’s favorites for a special surprise on Christmas morning.
● Square Books Jr.
These miniature John Green books are the perfect stocking stuffers. From the “Fault in Our Stars” to “Looking for Alaska,” these books allow your teens to take their favorite books anywhere.
Have someone on your list who is hard to buy for? Square Dollars can also be purchased, like gift certificates, which can be used at any of the retail shops and restaurants that are members of the Oxford Square Alliance. Square Dollars can be purchased at Visit Oxford on the Square all year long.