Holiday Parties and Host Gifts with Lumina Station


Twinkling lights, festive decorations, the hustle and bustle of a busy shopping season: the holiday season brings about all sorts of wonderful and exciting delights every year. One of our favorite traditions here at Lumina Station is the influx of holiday parties and celebrations!

But with those fun get-togethers comes one of the most common conundrums of this time of year; what gift do you bring your host to thank him or her for throwing such a fantastic party? Luckily, our shopping village by the sea has a plethora of local shops you can peruse and find the perfect present to spread a little more holiday cheer.

Say it in coastal style

None of us entertain much hope for a white Christmas here on the North Carolina coast, but that doesn’t mean that holidays spent at the beach aren’t festive! Shops like Airlie Moon are famous for eclectic and seaside-inspired gifts that are sure to light up a friend’s home long after the holiday season is over. From handmade décor items like candles and bowls, to linens and comforting accents, you’re likely to find something for multiple people on your list this year, not just your host.

Gift giving with a twist

Perhaps your host is locally-minded as well as a master entertainer and party planner. The best gift you could pick out for him or her would celebrate not only the holidays, but life here in southeastern North Carolina. At Waypointe Market, most of the inventory is procured from a local artisan, designer or entrepreneur, and follows a seaside theme no matter the season. So when you show up to the party with a decorative sign or a cozy throw embroidered in nautical colors, you’re sure to impress your host with some heartfelt seasons greetings.

Holiday fashion at its finest

When a good friend is your host for the evening, you’re better able to decide on a more personalized gift. For this occasion, you might venture into a shop like Island Passage for fashionable presents to bring for your hostess. Though the chill may have you thinking of an island atmosphere for a different reason, this shop has any type of apparel you might purchase for a friend, like seasonal sweaters and decorative scarves. Show your hostess that you care with a heartfelt gift that she can use well beyond the holiday season.

Seasonal flare

Though we’re sure your host already has his or her holiday decorations out in full-force for the main event, you can always go with a classic favorite with Paysage Home’s signature ornament collection! In addition to many other elegant finds and home accents, this shop is well known for holiday-themed items at this time of year, so you can find something to add to your host’s tree year after year.

At this year’s holiday gathering, be sure to thank your host in a manner befitting the season. Lumina Station’s merchants have a wide variety of gift selections and plenty of promotions continuing throughout your celebrations, so you can check everyone off your list this year! Check out our blog to keep your eye on new merchants, center-wide events, and more.