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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Make your holidays bright at Colonial Marketplace. The popular plaza offers unique designer boutiques, dining destinations and specialty services throughout the holiday season. Let this list be your gift guide to happy holiday shopping.  

Blown Away Blow Dry Bar – Pamper all the ladies on your list with beautiful hair and makeup. Celebrate Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with a two-day special: Purchase $100 gift cards for only $80, and fab hair products are “buy one, get one half off.” Prepare to be blown away! 314-932-1116, blownawaystl.com

Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique – Need a fabulous frock for your holiday festivities, but don’t want to pay retail prices? Shop local at Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique on Small Business Saturday for special discounts. 314-721-0766, byrdstyle.com

City Sprouts – Shop small and local this holiday season with City Sprouts’ selection of gifts and clothing for babies to 12-year-olds. Enjoy 20 percent off of everything in stock on Nov. 26, Small Business Saturday! 314-726-9611, citysprouts.com

Clarkson Eyecare – Clarkson Eyecare, providing quality eye care to St. Louis since 1979, offers a large selection of designer eyewear and sunglasses. An eye doctor is on staff six days a week to serve you, so stop in and experience the Clarkson difference for yourself. 314-450-7305, clarksoneyecare.com

Dimvaloo – The activewear shop has launched five new lines, including Adidas by Stella McCartney. Dimvaloo’s Small Business Saturday specials run all weekend, with 60 percent off more than 100 selected styles. 314-824-8224, dimvaloo.com

Dominic Michael – Look your best at this season’s holiday parties with hairstyling and makeup application by Dominic Michael. Extended holiday hours will be held on Dec. 11 and 18. Indulge someone special with a gift card, with a bonus $10 certificate to accompany every $100 gift card purchase. Register for the salon’s 2017 Year of Beauty by scheduling your 2017 appointments now – each scheduled visit is an entry. 314-721-4230, dmsalon.com

Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation – Give gifts of good taste for the holidays from An Olive Ovation. Extra Virgin offers gourmet foods and wines, custom gift baskets, French table linens, Italian ceramics and more, with nationwide shipping and local delivery. 314-727-6464, extravirginoo.com

FedEx – For all of your packing, shipping and printing needs, stop by FedEx Office. FedEx specializes in signs and banners, and customers can get 25 percent off photo posters through Jan. 4! 314-725-8704, fedex.com

Frill Home – This holiday season, shop local at Frill Home, where even the smallest gifts have been specially curated to be that perfect something for everyone on your list. From stocking stuffers to hostess gifts, Frill Home has you covered on the homefront. 314-696-2222, frillhomestl.com

Giovanni’s Kitchen – Get a taste of The Hill in Ladue at Giovanni’s Kitchen, offering authentic Italian dishes for lunch and dinner. The restaurant also is available for private parties on Sundays and Mondays. 314-721-4100, giovanniskitchenstl.com

Ivy Hill Boutique – Find unique gifts, clothing and accessories at Ivy Hill for all of the ladies on your list. From handbags and scarves to jewelry and dresses, Ivy Hill has something for everyone. Ladies, stop in and create your own wish list so your friends and family can select the perfect gift for you. Join Ivy Hill on Small Business Saturday, and receive 20 percent off your entire purchase from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 314-721-7004, ivyhillboutique.com

Marta’s – Marta’s will be running events all Thanksgiving week! The boutique’s biggest sales include Wild Turkey Wednesday on Nov. 23. Get 60 percent off red tags from 7 to 8 a.m., 50 percent off red tags from 8 to 9 a.m., 40 percent off red tags from 9 to 10 a.m. and 30 percent off red tags from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday and Small Business Saturday, all red tags are “buy one, get one free.” 314-721-3056, facebook.com/martasboutiquestl

The Original Pancake House – Experience a warm and cozy holiday breakfast any time this season at The Original Pancake House. Give a taste with a gift card, available with a $10 bonus on $50 gift card purchases. 314-932-1340, ophmo.com

Paper Source – Paper Source is your spot for all your holiday needs, from gorgeous gift-wrapping and personalized holiday cards, to spectacular stocking stuffers! 314-881-0473, papersource.com

Sole Comfort – Sole Comfort is your premier shop for the latest fashion designers with a twist of ensured comfort in every item. Featuring denim, footwear, dresses, handbags and more, Sole Comfort has mastered the unification of style and comfort. 314-727-1770, solecomfortstl.com

Southwestern Hearing Center – Be sure to hear all the sounds you love this holiday season! Come to Southwestern Hearing Center for a free hearing evaluation and hearing-aid demonstration. 314-721-7775, southwesternhearing.com

Splash – Shop for the latest fashion trends, from party and dance dresses, to denim and cozy sweaters or swimwear for your vacation destination. Special Black Friday discounts are available in store. In addition, receive 20 percent off your purchase on Small Business Saturday. 314-721-6442, splashtribe.com

Town & Country Bridal Boutique – Town & Country Bridal Boutique will be hosting a trunk show Nov. 25 to 27 where brides can save 10 percent on all gowns by Wtoo by Watters. They will have an expanded collection from Wtoo by Watters and Wtoo Curves by Watters. 314-863-7200, townandcountrybride.com

The Woman’s Exchange – Come by to shop our holiday home décor, gift items, and women’s and children’s clothing. Make sure you take the time to enjoy a delicious salad or sandwich in our Tea Room! Before you leave, don’t forget to place an order for a Woman’s Exchange signature cake, pie or dessert tray for your holiday gatherings with family and friends. Make your holidays more memorable with The Woman’s Exchange. 314-997-4411, woexstl.org

YLANG YLANG – Designer jeweler YLANG YLANG, the Colonial Marketplace’s only freestanding boutique, offers unique pieces from all over the world. Upcoming pop-up shops include Heather Moore and Todd Reed on Nov. 18 and 19, An Evening of Wellness – House of Alaia, Faith Gems, and Safe Beauty on Dec. 1, Just Jules and Lauren K on Dec. 9 and 10, and Temple St. Clair on Dec. 17. 314-725-7464, ylangylang.com

Colonial Marketplace, 8801-8845 Ladue Road, 314-994-4444, facebook.com/colonialmarketplacestl

Robyn is LN's digital editor and a staff writer. Proud alumna of Notre Dame High School in St. Louis and Eastern Illinois University. Avid coffee drinker, dog lover, concertgoer and word nerd.

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