Here's how you can avoid gift wrapping if you shop at The Gardens Mall


Holiday shoppers who don’t feel like spending hours stuck in a room with scissors, tape and wrapping paper can find other people to wrap presents for them at The Gardens Mall.

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Although many department stores have eliminated gift-wrapping services, mall shoppers will find a festive holiday suite with free gift wrapping around the corner from the food court. Donations support the adult programs of The Arc of Palm Beach County. The non-profit organization provides services, education and advocacy for people of all ages with developmental disabilities.

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While The Arc’s volunteers and clients wrap gifts, shoppers may browse a selection of stocking stuffers and works of art from the Art d’Arc gallery. The suite is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Christmas Eve.

The line will be out the door as Christmas gets closer. If you don’t have time to wait, some stores will offer to put gifts in a box with a bow, even if they don’t do gift wrapping.

Here’s what to expect from each of the department stores at The Gardens Mall: 

Macy’s - no gift wrapping

Saks Fifth Avenue - box with a bow

Nordstrom - silver box with silver bow

Bloomingdale’s - gift wrapping and cards for sale on the third floor

Sears - no gift wrapping


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