It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the holidays right around the corner, so this year we have provided you with some great and unique ideas to get a head start on the shopping festivities. This year’s holiday gift guide highlights a mix of local artists and retailers, along with some great online gifts for those who want to stay away from the bustling malls.

So grab your warm beverage, your list and breathe a sigh of relief … we’ve just made your holiday season a little easier.

From the Las Vegas Woman family to yours … Happy Holidays.

By Jennifer Florendo

The Walking Gourmet

Las Vegas’ first and only food tour experience offering unique twists on traditional and modern recipes at top restaurants on and off the Strip in a three- to four-hour tour. A guide entertains guests with stories on the history of Las Vegas and provides insights on the various restaurants, taverns and specialty eateries where guests dine during the tour. Give the gift of a Holiday Culinary Mystery Tour this year to your favorite foodies.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Single Serve Beverage System

Brew the perfect cup of espresso, coffee or tea in less than two minutes.

SmartChic Inspirational Necklaces

SmartChic is all about inspiring you to make confident and smart choices while living the life you want … and deserve.

Sophie the Giraffe Toy

Baby’s first sensory development toy to stimulate each of baby’s five senses

Junior Senior Citizen

This local, family-owned business creates humorous senior citizen apparel including hats and T-shirts for men and women.

Kelly’s Kreations and Sin City Pet Clothes

Handmade designs created here in Vegas. Gifts for moms, kids, grandparents, pets, even dolls.

Bear My Secrets

These teddy bears hide all of your romantic secrets. Inside the tummy of the bear is a hiding spot with love dust, love oil, lubricant, a massager, rose petals and candles.

Flirty Aprons

These aprons are the perfect gift and fun gift to give your girl friends. The designs are vintage, classy, and sexy; adding spice to everyday life.

For the dogs

Exotics Racing

Make the dream of driving an exotic supercar on a real racetrack a reality. Featuring over 30 exotic cars, including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, Corvettes, as well as a McLaren MP4-12C, an Audi R8, a Mercedes SLS, a Nissan GT-R and an Aston Martin V8 Vantage S.

Photo Art

Handmade cards and canvases of scenes taken by local photographer Gina Gardner

Blossom Naturals

Gifts for the Expectant Father

With all of the attention going to the mother-to-be, it is easy to forget about the dad-to-be, but with the Daddy Scrubs line, now you can gift the proud papa with a clever gift.

Glamourmom Sleepwear Nursing Long Tank and Loungewear Pajama Pants

Whether pregnant or nursing, any new mom desires comfort.

Dr. Seuss App Play Game, Fun Machine

Dr. Seuss AppPlay Games combine the classic fun of tabletop games with the dynamic play power of apps all served up for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android. Promotes matching, member, observation and deduction.

WINES

No holiday is complete without a celebratory sparkling beverage at an affordable price. Crémant d’Alsace sparkling wine from Alsace, France offers exceptional quality at a price you don’t mind gifting or getting.

>For the die-hard dog lovers

AARON LELAH

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