Holiday Gift Ideas from the Connecticut Post Mall

Ryan Kristafer, Sarah Cody and Meghan Yost wear onesies from Francesca's at The Connecticut Post Mall.

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The holidays are alive at the Connecticut Post Mall, and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift, you won’t leave empty handed.

“We have a huge variety here at the mall,” said Marketing Director Kelly Frantz.

Stuff your stockings with Bath & Body Works’ holiday themed lotions, candles and bath bombs, and maybe throw in an air freshener as well.

“Of course around the holidays you want the house smelling fresh, you’re going to have people over, coming in and out, so it’s a nice way to just freshen up your environment and your home,” Frantz said.

Bath & Body Works has something for everyone on your list.

“Whether it’s the guy in your life — they have guy scented fragrances and body lotions — but for all the women in your life as well, whether it’s your mother-in-law or your wife, you can really find any holiday scent you’re looking for,” Frantz explained.

And the store is always featuring great deals. The next stop is Ulta Beauty.

“Ulta is really bringing the beauty this year,” said Raquel Ruiz, a prestige sales manager at the beauty store. “We have amazing gift sets available for everyone.”

Like the “Magic Star” makeup set from Tarte.

“It’s my new favorite holiday look uh has your eye shadows, eyeliner, mascara, blush, bronzer, highlighter,” Ruiz explained.

The “Illuminate the Day” collection features an assortment of makeup that will leave you glowing.

“Gift sets just are so convenient,” Ruiz said. “It has everything you need for one person. Even if they are absolutely obsessed with one particular item, it gives them the option to try something new.”

Ulta Beauty also has a great deal right now on fragrance: Spend $40 or more and you’ll score a luxury bath robe.

“I love the color options,” said Ruiz. “We have plaid, white, then the men’s is this charcoal gray and we have a really cute — my favorite — mint robe with a hoodie.”

The last stop on our shopping spree at The Connecticut Post Mall is Francesca’s.

“Francesca’s is a boutique that most people think is just for women but it’s really not,” explained Frantz.

You can find great holiday gifts there, especially for those with a sense of humor.

“Of course when you go to a holiday party, you’re going to bring a bottle of wine with you, so dress it up with a little ugly sweater for your bottle of wine,” Frantz said.

They also have an “elfie” hat that will put anyone in the holiday spirit, as well as an array of “ugly” sweaters adorned with lights, cats and even llamas.

“They’re really fun, and of course you’re going to have an ugly sweater party to go to this year so make sure you stop in to get one,” Frantz said.

For one more gift idea (and a good laugh at Ryan) watch the video above. To learn more, visit

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