For many of us, this holiday season will be a long-awaited reunion with far-away family and friends. As you search for the perfect gift for each of them, consider these finds from small businesses and brands based in North Texas.
Local eyewear brand Le Chi recently launched a line of sunglasses in fun shapes and punchy colors, like this pair in a sunrise orange.
OuiPlease’s storefront is run by a Parisian-turned-Dallasite who imports her favorite French finds, including beauty products, apparel, and accessories (like this pretty patterned tote).
The Park Cities’ new high-end piercing salon, Wildlike, stocks jewelry from major brands plus a selection of their own design, like this single stud with baguette diamonds.
Diamond Fringe Earrings
These show-stopping, limited edition earrings from Matthew Trent feature hundreds of delicate diamonds in an exclusive fringe drop design.
Johnathan Hayden Social Butterfly Ring Set
This statement piece, available at sustainability-focused Dallas shop SEPT, rivals the size of an actual butterfly. If she’s more into dainty pieces, SEPT stocks plenty of those, too.
Leatherology Train Case
Leatherology’s sleek monogrammable styles are among our go-to gifts. This classic catch-all is perfect for travel.
Mozart White Chocolate
Made with aromatic vanilla, delicious caramel, fresh cream, and white chocolate. The perfect ingredient for a Winter White Chocolate Martini.
This Same Sky’s cheery, 100 percent cotton robes are hand-printed in Jaipur by the Dallas brand’s artisan partners.
Banana Leaves Pajama Set
Texas-based artist Katie Kime is known for her fun prints. This banana leaf pattern, she says, was inspired by Palm Springs in the 60s.
NTPA Repertory Theatre Ticket Package
Tickets to THREE live performances from the award-winning NTPA Repertory Theatre – Scrooge (December), Disaster! (March), Urinetown (April) – for just $50! Available for purchase until December 19.
Dallas-based Autside offers everything you need for outdoor games, like this pickleball set, perfect for a sporty guy looking to try something new.
Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon
Big flavors are the cornerstone of Balcones’ prized Texas Bourbon. Made grain-to-glass using traditional pot stills, this rich and viscous spirit is ready to gift.
Odessa Waxed Saddle Boots
Hari Mari was once synonymous with leather sandals, but the brand has recently expanded beyond footwear and ventured into apparel and accessories. Still, we love their sturdy and stylish shoes, like these new boots.
A soft-as-can-be jacket with hand-warming pockets, elbow patches, a utility chest pocket, and more.
Tailwaters is the go-to for North Texas fishing enthusiasts. This tackle box will keep all his gear safe and organized.
Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
Garrison Brothers Distillery makes the finest, handcrafted bourbon whiskey money can buy. It’s always been a great holiday gift for friends and family, or yourself.
The Total Package
Treat him to a selection of bestsellers from this local grooming company known for its sumptuous scents.
Goodnight Texas Pajamas
From cowboy boots to Big Tex, these PJs feature the biggest Dallas icons.
If Not You, Then Who? Holiday bundle, 4-book set
This award-winning book series introduces kids to the magical world of invention. Spark your child’s imagination with a set of four hardcover picture storybooks and let the fun begin.
A little over-the-top? Perhaps, but this is one gift they’ll use (and love) for years to come.
These slides are by d.RT, a streetwear brand designed by kids and teens, for kids and teens.
Santa Suite Staycation
Gift the ultimate holiday staycation at Fairmont Austin! Enjoy Santa’s home away from home suite where he kicks off his boots while in Austin! This very merry package features a festively decorated One-Bedroom Grand Suite with a king-sized bed and a sofa bed complete with holiday ambience for a cozy stay, plus $100 food and beverage credit to bring holiday joy to new heights
Metallic Gold Bomber
Add a touch of sparkle to her wardrobe with this metallic bomber.
BOOKR Class represents the next generation in English As A Second Language (ESL) learning for kids, a digital app that combines original animation, music, interactive games, storytelling, animated flash cards for both classroom and home use.
This Fort Worth-based Etsy storefront offers charming home goods like this bird mobile.
Home & Garden
For a host or hostess with the mostest. These statement glasses are available at Estelle Colored Glass’s Sundance Square storefront.
Brass Grow House
This brass-plated planter includes a natural, full-spectrum white light that will brighten their home and keep their plants happy.
Block Print Napkins
Krane Home’s stunning patterns are inspired by the owner’s Korean heritage and are available as napkins, pillows, wallpaper, and more.
Scented Wax Sculptures
These wax sculptures were designed to be decorative pieces, and, unlike candles, they emit a subtle fragrance without needing to be lit.
La Vie Style House infuses its retro-glam aesthetic into this new signature scent with notes of violet and cypress.
Mi Golondrina’s Christmas tree skirts are hand-embroidered and feature holiday motifs like poinsettias, ornaments, and candles.
This cheeky deck of cards incorporates pop culture figures–think Queen Elizabeth, Jack Sparrow, Ace Ventura, and so forth.
D Magazine Puzzle
This limited-edition 1,000-piece puzzle showcases some of the biggest moments in Dallas history through the iconic covers of D Magazine.
D Magazine Subscription
The gift that keeps on giving. Each month, D will introduce them to the people, places, and things shaping our city.
Energy Gardens Living Decor designs whimsical terrariums and moss art pieces. The shop also stocks a variety of statement-making plants, like this Dracaena. Message @energygardens on Instagram to see what’s in stock and to place an order.
To shop for a CBD fan, head to Go Easy in the Bishop Arts District for an extensive selection of teas, tinctures, beauty products, and more.
Blue Tansy Serum
Adwoa Beauty just released this hair treatment made with blue tansy, a buzzy ingredient in the beauty sphere that will make their hair extra shiny.
Ettiene Market may be known for its kitchen and pantry goods, but the shop also stocks lots of eco-conscious beauty goods, like this handmade lotion with basil and clementine.
The NOW Massage
Treat them to a membership or gift card from The NOW Massage, a bright and airy destination for a Swedish massage with locations in Lower Greenville, Preston Hollow, Frisco, and Southlake.
Revision Skincare’s DEJ System
A clinically-proven skincare regimen packed with comprehensive age-defying products that address the visible signs of aging.
These five-pound dumbbells are chic enough to stay in your living room full-time.
This brand’s nontoxic products smell heavenly thanks to their aromatherapeutic essential oils. This moisturizing body scrub has an earthy rosemary scent.
Is there a better gift than three and a half hours of relaxation? The Peace, Love, + Joy package at Hiatus Spa combines its three most in-demand services: The Signature Massage, The Tailor-Made Facial, and The One & Only Mani-Pedi.
Food & Drink
Give them a bit of everything with this handcrafted cocoa pod. It’s filled with nearly three pounds of chocolate, like ganache, caramel, nuts, or whatever the Dude, Sweet team is currently loving.
For Texas barbecue’s biggest fan. This book from Franklin Barbecue’s founder, Aaron Franklin, dives into everything a backyard pitmaster needs to know.
The Holiday – Artisan Beef Box
Lovers of artisan, high-quality beef will be wowed by this delicious gift box filled with prime cuts. Taste the difference! Good Beef Co.’s 100% USDA organic beef is locally raised on their farm, outside of Dallas, Texas, delivered directly to your door.
Level up their charcuterie board with hand-carved cheese knives.
This fondue pot can accommodate sweet or savory spreads. Fill with anything from molten cheese to creamy chocolate.
Mozart Chocolate Cream Liqueur
A decadent indulgence to share with your love, this creamy blend of Belgian chocolate, fresh cream, and vanilla is sure to delight your senses.
Nabora Ceramic Coffee Cup
These one-of-a-kind handmade mugs are crafted with a rare pottery technique that uses vegetable pigments for decoration.
The Comfortable Kitchen
Alex Snodgrass’ first cookbook was a New York Times bestseller. Her second promises to be just as popular. It’s filled with laid-back, comforting, Paleo-friendly meals.
D Magazine Cookbook
Split into seasons, our cookbook will help them nail that perfect dish, all year long.
Osadía is a small-batch 100% blue agave tequila, perfect for sipping — exceptionally smooth, delightfully sweet, and surprisingly complex. ‘Tis the Season for Osadía!
Cheese of the Month
For the cheese aficionado in your life. Every month, a new variety will arrive at their door: fresh ricotta, Texas goat cheese, smoked scamorza, and beyond.
Taste of Texas
Local company Goodies from Goodman offers giftable crates filled with Texas-sourced treats like popcorn, nuts, fruit, chocolate, and more.
Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt
This award-winning spirit from Balcones Distilling celebrates Scottish Single Malt tradition with a Texas flair, perfect for the whisky connoisseur.
Paola C Teapot
A statement piece for the kitchen, this teapot is hand-blown and features a removable brass strainer.