South Charlotte

Shopping news: Here's help for your holiday gift ideas

Scout and Molly's

Be a standout this season in one of the many holiday dresses and tunic tops available at Scout and Molly's. This south Charlotte boutique carries dress styles by designers such as Rebecca Taylor, Greylin and Nell - all at a variety of price points.

Be sure to try on one of the one-shoulder style dresses in stock. Scout and Molly's received a new shipment of Tolani scarves, a popular gift item. The boutique offers an array of reasonably priced, hand-crafted jewelry by local artists.

Bring in a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots Foundation and receive 15 percent off your purchase through Dec. 10.

Scout and Molly's, 3920 Sharon Road, Suite B150, 704-817-7009;

Learning Express

Learning Express at Stonecrest has tons of fun toys and games for learning. Chemistry sets, microscopes, rock tumbling machines and crystal growing kits are just a few of the novel gift ideas offered here.

Learning Express also carries a large selection of arts and crafts projects, LEGO sets, jewelry for kids and unique toys for outdoor play. Ugly Doll collectors: Be sure to get Nandy Bear, the Ugly Doll made exclusively for Learning Express Stores.

The store offers free personalization on items such as lap desks, toy cases and totes.

At Learning Express, when grandparents shop, they receive a 10 percent discount on all full-priced items. Learning Express also shows its appreciation for teachers by offering 10 percent off all classroom items with a valid teaching ID.

Learning Express at Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7918-F Rea Road, 704-544-1885;

Jewelry Artists of Charlotte

Jewelry Artists of Charlotte in Ballantyne Village is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a Founder's Day Celebration on Dec. 11. Enjoy food and drinks and celebrate with the local artists from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ladies come in and fill out a wish list during the Women's Night event on Dec. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Nibble on gourmet sandwiches, dessert, wine and coffee while you decide which must-have pieces will go on your holiday list. Then send your partner in for the "Gift Wrapped and Done" event from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 22.

Spend $150 at any of these events and receive 15 percent off your purchase.

Jewelry Artists of Charlotte, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Suite 120, 704-369-5280.