Lucky Shoes is offering some of this season’s hottest gifts and stocking stuffers—right in the store

Holiday Gifts
Holiday gift ideas include Vera Bradley’s Cozy Life Robe, RFID Turnlock Wallet, 3-Piece Socks Gift Set and Globe Ornament, along with Howard’s Tatum Striped Knit Hat, Warmies microwave-safe Stuffed Animals, and Birkenstock’s Zermatt Shearling.

By Mimi Vanderhaven

Right now, area Lucky Shoes have a wide selection of fun and functional gift ideas from some of the hottest brands. Mimi recently sat down with Lucky’s marketing and operations director Shelia Trew, along with accessories buyer Jennifer Hines, and merchandise manager Emily McCullough,

“One of the hottest gifts right now are Fahlo bracelets,” Sheila says. “By purchasing one of

These fashionable Fahlo bracelets support wildlife conservancies and allow your gift recipient to track their animal anywhere on the globe. Choose from six different species.

these beautiful, beaded bracelets, you help the wildlife conservancy of the animal you choose, plus can see where your animal is on the globe with an online tracking tool. There are six different species to purchase and track. Kids and adults love them.”


Lucky Shoes’ handbag selection includes popular styles like Myra Bag’s Perfect Mania Crossbody and Tessallated Crossbody; Cargolt’s Explorer, Buckley and Wave Crossbodies. You’ll also find Joy Susan’s Classic 2 in 1 Hobo; Baggallini’s Uptown Bagg and Modern Everywhere Bag.

Lucky is known for its selection of handbags—from Vera Bradley to Joy Susan. “Joy Susan has grown to be one of the leaders in the vegan leather market,” Jen says. “They come in a wide variety of eye-catching colors and beautiful silhouettes.”

And for a safe, modern twist on handbags, look to Baggallini. “This line was launched by two flight attendants in 1995, so they’re perfect for everyday use and travel,” Emily explains. “Plus, they feature RFID technology so no one can scan your credit cards without your knowledge. Their lightweight, water-resistant fabrics come in neutral core colors with splashes of seasonal, colors and patterns. And they have plenty of pockets to hold everything you need.”

“Be sure to check out CargoIt,” Shelia suggests. “These are created from cotton canvas. They’re lightweight, on trend, and we love their slightly vintage look.”

Speaking of canvas, Myra Bags are fashionable, functional bags created from upcycled army tents and canvas tarps. “They’re lightweight and have a variety of prints, patterns, and trims,” Jen adds. “Everyone loves the fact that they are made from recycled materials.”

And, of course, there’s Vera Bradley, started in 1982 by Patricia Miller and Barbara Bradley-Baekgaard to give women a more fashionable approach to travel. “The Vera Bradley collection has grown over the last 40 years into a global giant,” Emily says. “The line now includes handbags, travel bags, accessories, apparel, and more—all while taking a conscious look at their businesses impact on the world. Their ever-evolving line is full of great gifts, like plush robes and collectible ornaments.”


“You can’t mention ‘plush’ without talking about Warmies,” Shelia smiles. “These are super soft, adorable stuffed animals that can be safely placed in the microwave to create a gentle, weighted warmth. Their spa collection is for those who want the comfort and warmth of a Warmies stuffed animal but in heat wraps, heat pads, and more.”


Lucky Shoes’ collection of Howard’s items includes the Nicolette Swing Dress, Kate Tie-Front Cardigan, Tatum Striped Knit Hat, Tatum Striped Knit Mittens, and various earnings.

The Lucky Shoes gift collection also includes Howards, which has been bringing something special to the world of fashion since 1953. “Our customers love their Howards tunics and cannot wait to see what new colors are available each season,” Jen says. “Their winter Beanies & Mittens are must-have accessories for when the weather gets chilly, and their mini-post earrings are perfect for gift-giving.”

Mimi was thrilled to meet the Lucky Shoes crew and get a closer look at their gifts and accessories. This store is way more than shoes!

Find the best selection of holiday gifts and accessories at the Lucky Shoes stores in Strongsville, Fairlawn and Canton.Other locations are Westlake, Columbus, and Mason. Visit for details.