The holidays have arrived! My daughter and I were invited to a holiday preview of what Brea Mall has to offer and because we like exploring new places and checking out the deals, we were totally in and had a blast checking out what they’re offering this season.
Brea Mall was recently renovated and now offers:
- New and improved center court elevator;
- Cosmetic Upgrades in the Food Court;
- Family Style Restrooms;
- The New Simon Kidgits Children’s Play Area.
It also bringing you some of the best retail stores and major department stores in town. Brea Mall is an upscale center located 30 minutes from central Orange County. They have five major department stores, including Nordstrom, Macy’s & Macy’s Men, Children, & Home, JC Penney, and Sears. They also offer over 175 specialty shops, a full service day spa, and several popular restaurants.
This season they’re focusing on their motto “Give Love” to inspire a giving spirit this holiday season and pass it on. We saw this common thread as we did some holiday shopping throughout the mall. We had a blast checking out some of their deals and awesome products available now at the Brea Mall – and we thought we’d make it easy for you to do your holiday shopping too by sharing our favorite Brea Mall shops this holiday season. Maybe I’ll see you there as we make the rounds from shop to shop.
Favorite Brea Mall shops this holiday season
For those who haven’t heard of this store, it is Betty Crocker meets Good Housekeeping. It’ll inspire the cook within you with all of their goodies and cooking/baking tools. They carry everything from home décor, cooking and baking tools, handcrafted ingredients, electrics, cutlery to anything a hostess needs for a perfect holiday party.
One of my absolute favorite treats from this store is the “Peppermint Bark”. This ready to go handcrafted with the finest ingredients of dark and white chocolate covered with peppermint candy bites is a perfect treat for those with a sweet tooth.
For the little chefs in your family, they have great little baking tools perfect for little helping hands.
I love businesses that support a cause. This gift and novelty retail store has a cause. For every $10 spent, a meal is donated to a person in need. This store offers alot of novelty items, collectibles and character theme lovers. This store carries the perfect gift for Disney collectors, Star Wars lover and Pokemon player; you will find several unique items. My favorite item in this store was for my son – the Star Wars toaster. They have it in a Darth Vader and Storm Trooper design. My favorite part? The logo is imprinted on your toast! How cool is that? It brings your breakfast to life.
If you have a Disney enthusiast, you can add to their collection a purse, mugs, dolls, even my favorite Minnie Mouse crockpot set that comes with a mini-size crockpot for your nacho cheese or chocolate fondue!
Ben Bridge Jeweler
This jewelry shop helps you choose a special item for that special someone. Here you’ll find jewelry for him or her. I especially love their pearl earrings and diamond studs. Check out their great holiday selection! They currently have necklaces, earrings, watches, bracelets, and rings – personalization is also available!
California Pizza Kitchen
For a quick lunch break go on over to California Pizza Kitchen and try their fresh spinach artichoke dip and chicken lettuce wraps. Pizza lovers will enjoy their delicious original BBQ chicken pizza! What I like about this restaurant is that they are innovative with their menu items, and offer hearth-baked pizzas, creative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, and sandwiches. You can dine-in, take-out, cater, and even order online. They also support local reading programs and promote education in local communities. You have to support a business with those goals.
For the sweet tooth and chocolate lover, you will find delicious treats here. They have the best chocolate dipped strawberries. They are freshly-made there and you can order them to give as a gift or for a holiday party. It is premium chocolate that definitely shows how much you appreciate that special someone.
Kiehl’s products are made with the finest ingredients. It was founded as an apothecary in New York’s East Village in 1851, and have a unique and extensive background in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and passed on through the generations. One of my favorite products that I tried was the Daily Defense & Nightly Repair serum. My daughter loved the Lip Balm Giftable.
Brookstone is definitely always a cool place to check out the latest gadgets and my favorite is always the massage equipment. This year they just came out with Shiatsu Full Foot Massager and the iNeed® Neck and Shoulder Pro Massager with Heat that will provide the best relaxation for those hard to reach muscles. I already put it on my Christmas list! It retails for $299.00 for the foot massager or $99.99 for the neck massager. If you get a massage on a weekly or monthly basis, this little guy pays itself in no time.
They also had a Flight Force stunt drone. It’s a remote control drone that is easy to manage.
For the Star Wars fan in your life, you can get them Star Wars BB5 App-enabled Droid with force band. This new version is a droid controlled with the “force” band that you are wear. It’s pretty neat how you can control the droid with a wave of your hand.
Make sure you stop by and check out their new Lipstick Suede Cream Lipstick Vault. This vault has several colors and they last most of the day. I added this to my little one’s Christmas list because she’s a makeup enthusiast. You can find affordable makeup items including powder, foundations, lipsticks, and brushes. They are fabulous and make great gifts!
The Spa at the Glen
This is one of the top spas in Orange County. I personally love massages and definitely know what I like when I go to a spa. This spa has the best healing techniques and relaxing rituals. Not to mention their facilities. I have been to many spas and this one is impressive. Also, when you are done with your spa appointment, you have the chance to take a little bit of that serenity with these oil scented bracelets or amulets necklaces that are available at the spa. You can choose from any favorite oil scent that you like or it can serve as a wonderful gift to spread some tranquility and love. You can give the gift of serenity through a gift card or an oil-scented jewelry piece to your friends and loved ones.
If you need the perfect bling bling for your outfit, stop by and grab Crystaldust Cuff in Dark Crystals – it’s the perfect color for a New Year’s Even outfit!
Also, if you want some festive decorations then you can also pick from their Timeless Classics, or Elegant Emblem, or many more selections for your home décor.
Saving the best for last! Two of my favorite stops were:
The Body Shop
It’s my favorite shop! You will love the scents Body Shop brings you. My personal must-have item from this store is British Rose. You cannot go wrong with this rose scent. So if you want to give roses this holiday, why not give roses that can be worn.
Guess by Marciano
Time to start looking for that perfect holiday outfit or New Year’s Eve dress! Make sure you stop at one of my fave stores with fashion and style for any occasion. They have everything you need to build your ideal outfit!
Some of my children’s favorite stores here at Brea Mall are: Hot Topic because they carry Five Nights at Freddie, Alice in Wonderland, and Harry Potter clothing and accessories (which are some of the kiddos fave); Lids (my son’s fave store); Justice (what girl doesn’t like this store); Game Stop; Disney Store; Crazy 8; Claire’s (my girls’ love the JoJo S. Bows from here); and Auntie Anne’s.
If you are craving sushi, then stop by Kula Revolving Sushi Bar. The only thing you’ll regret is losing count of how many sushi items you’ve ate!
Don’t forget to visit Santa! Make sure to stop by and say “Hi” through 12/25 to capture that special moment – and prepare for a full day of shopping and fun at the Brea Mall!
Brea Mall Hours
Monday to Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm
- 11/28 – 12/03/2016:
- 10am – 9pm (Holiday Hours)
- 11am – 7pm (Holiday Hours)
- 12/05 – 12/09/2016:
- 10am – 9pm (Holiday Hours)
- 9am – 10pm (Holiday Hours)
- 9am – 8pm (Holiday Hours)
- 12/12 – 12/15/2016:
- 9am – 10pm (Holiday Hours)
- 12/16 – 12/22/2016:
- 8am – 11pm (Holiday Hours)
- 7am – 11pm (Holiday Hours)
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