With the first days of December comes the dread of finding time for your long list of holiday to-do’s. But amid the stress, it’s important not to let the hustle and bustle steal away the joy of the season. This year, instead of getting stressed, let The Grand America Hotel take care of some of the craziness of holiday prep by taking care of everyone on your shopping list. We’ll make it easy to skip the stress—in 5 simple steps! 


Step 1: Make Your To-do’s a Treat, Not a Chore

When you have a full day of holiday shopping ahead, make your agenda with pre-planned ways to treat yourself in between. At The Grand America, you can start your day in the right direction with breakfast at Laurel Brasserie or refuel with a coffee and freshly baked pastry at Bonne Vie. Keep your spirits bright at the Gibson Lounge, or take a midday break for a celebratory Afternoon Tea service. Shopping for your loved ones doesn’t need to be selfless. Plan your day with treats for yourself to keep the experience from feeling too stressful. 



Step 2: Let the Experts Be Your Guide

The fastest way to make sure you’re getting the best gifts for everyone on your list is to find stores with product experts who can help guide you to unique gifts to suit each of your unique loved ones. At The Grand America, our boutique shops not only carry a diverse range of products for an equally diverse range of customers but each shop is staffed with product experts who are excited to help you find the perfect gifts. Whether shopping with a beauty expert at The Grand Spa’s retail or connecting with a connoisseur of children’s toys at JouJou, our staff members are always here to give expert gifting advice that will get you on your way. 


Step 3: Keep It In Park

Sometimes, the most stressful part about holiday shopping is bumper-to-bumper traffic, overcrowded parking lots, and scarce Salt Lake City street parking. Cutting across town to multiple stores can be frustrating and take time away from the shopping experience. When you shop at The Grand, you can avoid constant relocation. Not only do we have convenient covered parking, but the variety of our shops will allow you to find all the gifts you need in one place. From our whimsical children’s boutique, JouJou, to the designer fashions in Raindrops & Roses to the beautiful home goods in The Grand Collection, you can easily shop for everyone on your list. 



Step 4: Make Time for Moments of Magic

When the rush of the season takes over, it’s easy to forget what makes Christmastime special. As you hurry to get through your list, take moments to slow down and appreciate the magic that only comes this time of year. At The Grand America, the wonder of the season is on full display. From the massive tree in our Grand Courtyard to the individually decorated trees down every corridor, our holiday decor shines throughout the hotel. Take in the exceptionally bright, twinkling lights–over 75,000 strands across the property—and stand in awe of our giant Gingerbread House display. And, as you shop, experience the Grand tradition of our Holiday Window Stroll along the way. With 14 shop windows intricately decorated by a team of local artists, these interactive, moving displays will transport you away from any lingering stress. 



Step 5: Stay Where You Shop

The best way to take in all that The Grand America has to offer—while also getting your holiday shopping taken care of—is to turn your holiday shopping into a holiday staycation. Top off your shopping day with gourmet in-room dining or a refreshing dip in our indoor pool. Give yourself a much-deserved break from holiday stress with a spa treatment from The Grand Spa, the only Forbes Five-star facility in Salt Lake City. Shop. Dine. Relax. All in the center of downtown. The best way to make it to Christmas Day with minimal stress is to let The Grand America take some of the stress out of your holiday to-do list.