Metro Pulse Gift Guide for the Pampered Princess in Your Life

Pampered Princess

When a woman’s idea of TLC is a massage and manicure, not chocolate chip cookies, you may have a princess on the shopping list. Don’t fight it, just follow our Regal Rewards plan. ’Cause when the princess is happy, everybody’s happy—and that includes you.

Salon Euphoria gift certificate

Salon Euphoria Gift Certificate

SALON EUPHORIA 10816 Kingston Pike, 966-5700

Our castle sources tell us you simply can’t go wrong with a salon certificate for those with a royal attitude. This place will tend to her precious locks with styles hip and cosmopolitan. They do cuts, color, facial waxing, exclusively using Redken and Purology products. We suspect the owners have a touch of regal personality themselves, so they completely understand.

Luttrell's Eyewear sunglasses

Designer Sunglasses

LUTTRELL'S EYEWEAR 5030 Kingston Pike, Colony Place, 588-4052, luttrellseyewear.com

Versace, Anne Klein, Prada, Ray Ban, Polo—just the brand names will have your trendsetter drooling (er, glowing) and Luttrell’s Eyewear has them all. And a tip from the eye shop: What’s “in” right now is anything tortoise, blond to dark, clear or sunglasses, big and round, little or standard size. Yep, the turtle pattern is cool.

Hanson Gallery bracelet

Silver, Gold and Pearl Bracelet $482

HANSON GALLERY 5607 Kingston Pike, 584-6097, hansongallery.com

Precious metals and a pearl are handcrafted by jewelry artist Ed Levin of New York for a fine-art statement. The silver’s sterling, the gold’s 14K, and the bracelet is sheer simple beauty.

Obligato necklace

Lucky Star “All Balled Up” Layering Necklace $58

OBLIGATO 4626 Kingston Pike, 558-0822

Sweet and simple or a component for a jewelry combination much more dramatic, this necklace flatters hip or classic clothing. While you’re ogling it and other jewelry at the Obligato boutique, keep in mind: all products Milly, 30 percent off, and 15 percent off an entire “wish list.”

Laura's Nails Salon gift certificate

Laura’s Nail Salon Gift Certificate

LAURA'S NAILS SALON 5201 Kingston Pike, Suite 7, 450-9254

A key component of pampering is old-fashioned friendliness, and that’s Laura’s secret at this cute little nail salon. It may not mean much to you, but your pampered gift recipient will be relieved that Laura’s is an odorless and drill-free environment, offering manicures, pedicures, waxing, and artificial nails. And while you’re picking up the certificate, check out the cool little shop for nifty ornaments and knickknacks.

Vagabondia newsboy hats

Newsboy Hats $25

VAGABONDIA 27 Market Square, 525-4842, vagabondiaonthesquare.com

Sporty, fun, fashionable—snap up a brimmed newsboy hat in plaid/metallic, cotton corduroy, or houndstooth. Won’t she be surprised that you were cool enough to spot this fun-wear.

Parafrog Airsoft Knoxville camo style

Camo Style

PARAFROG AIRSOFT KNOXVILLE 7129 Kingston Pike, 330-0226

Who says a woman who loves the finer things in life can’t have an adventurous hobby? Pamper your lady even when she’s on the simulated battlefield with the latest in protective head gear, camouflage clothing, and a matching scarf. It’s what to wear when you want to look great... but you don’t want to be seen.

Stuff those stockings

  • Inner peace eye pillow, $17, Green Earth Emporium, 588-9882
  • Unique cover mini journals, 2/$20 Yee-Haw Industries (yeehawindustries.com)