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Great Gifts

Finding the perfect gift is tough. This season, don’t think "Mom," think Modernist (and more).
By D Magazine |

Finding the perfect gift is tough. This season, don’t think “mom, husband, boss” when making your list. Think about the aesthetic sensibilities of your giftee. To help, we’ve identified the five major categories of gift receiver and given you, the gift giver, the best stores in town in which to shop.

For the trend-setting hipster

Mercury Design Studio
This high-style specialty shop inside LFT at Victory Park combines vintage sensibility with modern design. Find colorful silk pillows, funky ceramics, fine leather goods, jewelry, art and design books, candles, soaps, and stationery. 2350 Victory Park Ln., 214-635-2150.
Root china berry highball glasses ($68)
photography by Patrick Langlinais
For the rustic modernist, this urban home furnishing and gift shop in Victory Park carries many one-of-a-kind items such as Estilo Argento frames, YeYe candles, Roost agate crystal, Muse throws, and a solid selection of coffee-table books. 2416 Victory Park Ln., 214-954-1515.
photography by Vanessa Gavalya
Napa Home
We get giddy when we venture to this shop full of modern luxuries such as Angelio Batle’s graphite functional art, Lawrence Essentials resin trays, D.L. & Co. limited-edition candles, and blown-glass vases from Eastern Europe. 4012 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-520-4880.
photography by Danny Piassick

Nasher Sculpture Center Store (above left)
The museum store turned NorthPark Center attraction is a treasure trove for the oh-so-mod. Artful articles include iittala glassware and art, Ron Gilad vases, Somers sculptural jewelry, and unique toys for tots. 8687 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 1424, 214-363-8844.
Iittala Toikka Green Lapwing glass bird ($240)
photography by Patrick Langlinais
Flip Gallery & Gifts (above right)
This hidden jewel in the Bishop Arts District is chockful of contemporary curiosities, including original works of art by owner Kevin Brailsford, printed glass vases by Fringe Studios, and mod jewelry by Sam Kraus. 332 W. Davis St., 214-948-3547.
photography by Danny Piassick

Forty Five Ten
Alongside racks of designer duds, this cutting-edge haunt houses organic linens by Anna Sova, Jan Barboglio ironworks, Paul Schneider pottery, and books like Eyes Over Africa by Michael Poliza. 4510 McKinney Ave., 214-559-4510.
Benini hourglass ($620)
photography by Patrick Langlinais

The Traditionalist

For the discriminating sophisticate

Home, James! (above left)
This East Hampton-inspired store is full of hand-cut English crystal; china from Spode, Pickard, and Charlotte Moss; colorful table linens (available for monogramming), and sparkling ornaments. 4514 Travis St., 214-528-0700.
photography by Danny Piassick
Stephanie Anne (above right)
From luxury bed linens to ultra-plush towels and a custom line of cotton robes, those who love soft-to-the-touch fabrics will swoon at her selection. She offers Luxe soy-based candles (they have a cult following) and mix-and-match china. 4346 W. Lovers Ln., 214-368-3025.
photography by Danny Piassick

Neiman Marcus (above left)
It doesn’t get much more traditional chic than this 100-year-old Dallas legend. Cashmere throws, patent leather journals, Crane ecru stationery, Waterman pens, and fashionable coffee-table books. 1618 Main St., 214-741-6911.
Chedese Murano glass vase ($295)
photography by Patrick Langlinais
Madison (above right)
This Highland Park Village outpost is the go-to store for gorgeous, luxurious gifts for the haute hostess or entertainer. Items include Cartier pens and clocks, William Yeoward ice buckets, frames, crystal decanters, mini backgammon sets, and L’Objet candles. 45A Highland Park Village, 214-528-8118.
William Yeoward hand-painted gold-leaf tray ($100)
photography by Patrick Langlinais
Needless Necessities
The conservative traditionalist will appreciate the largest selection of Vera Bradley bags in the city. You’ll find Archipelago soy candles, Niven Morgan beauty products, and
Mariposa pewter trays ready for engraving. 2926 N. Henderson Ave., 214-824-0700.
Vera Bradley “Cambridge” tote ($59) and umbrella ($32)
photography by John Gay

For the culinary connoisseur

Kessler Cookie Company
For those with a serious sweet tooth. This Kessler Park-based company bakes cookies to order, which means the peanut butter, triple chocolate, and oatmeal cranberry cookies will be at their freshest when they arrive at the lucky recipient’s door. 214-948-7412,
photography courtesy of Kessler Cookie Company

Flavors From Afar (above left)
Gourmet treasures abound at this Snider Plaza store. Olive oils from Italy, Spain, and California; balsamic vinegars aged up to 30 years; pesto; and pasta sauce can be found here. Many are by brands that no one else in town carries. 6712 Snider Plaza, 214-696-2327.
Vanilla-fig balsamic vinegar ($18)
photography Patrick Langlinais
Design & Grace (above right)
For the design-minded foodie, Design & Grace carries elegant kitchen accessories from Alessi and Menu, bakeware from Kaiser, Wüsthof cheese knives, place mats from Chilewich, and coffee and espresso machines from Capresso. 419 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817-421-9518.
photography by Doug Davis
The Cultured Cup
For the distinguished tea drinker. The Cup features Mariage Frères tea from France (they’re the only ones in town who have it in bulk), modern and traditional teapots, china teacups from Royal Albert, drinking chocolate from London, and sterling silver accessories. 8312 Preston Center Plaza Dr., 972-960-1521.
Mariage Frères teas ($21–$33) and Montagne De La Luve (red can/$30) and Fleur d’Eau (yellow can/$32)
photography by Patrick Langlinais

For the one that has everything and one-stop shops

Stanley Korshak (above left)
The recently expanded gift and home shop offers something special for everyone on your list. We spotted glass vases by John Pomp, vibrant Missoni Home accessories, plush fur throws, his-and-her yoga bags, poker sets, leather journals, gourmet foods, limited-edition Assouline books, and more. 500 Crescent Court, 214-871-3600.
Phuze pitcher ($245) and martini glass ($85)
photography by Patrick Langlinais
Nuvo (above right)
This novel nook stocks eclectic art and jewelry by local designers such as Dian Malouf, creative candles, endless greeting cards, and the largest array of Acme writing tools and accessories in the nation. Don’t forget to request gift wrap—it’s free. 3900 Cedar Springs Rd., 214-522-6886.
Tozai shell lamp ($450)
photography by Patrick Langlinais
The Nest (above left)
Nestled in Snider Plaza, this one-stop shop houses a wonderland of gifts, including Maison Claire linens, Renzo Romagnoli leather goods, Jonathan Adler ceramics, Megan Busch jewelry, Bell’invito stationery, Millefiori fragrances, Noodle & Boo products, and more. 6731 Snider Plaza, 214-373-4444.
Jonathan Adler platinum pitcher ($182)
photography by Patick Langlinais
Grange Hall (above right)
Find truly unique and outstanding offerings at this avant-garde shop in Knox Park. From the one-of-a-kind taxidermy figurines to Ana Torfs’ decorative glass and Mariage Frères music boxes to Gabriella Kiss jewelry, you won’t leave here empty-handed. 4445 Travis St., 214-443-0600.
photography by Danny Piassick

For your friends with furry friends

The Yap
There’s plenty for posh pups and their owners at this chic boutique for small dogs. Find cashmere argyle sweaters by Gooby, washable chenille beds, ceramic bowls, Buddy G’s jewelry, all-natural toys, Pal Dog organic spa products, and candles by Seda. 3669 McKinney Ave., 214-219-5555.
photography by Doug Davis
Foxy Paws (above left)
We go here to shop for our most fabulous four-legged friends. Dazzle fellow pooches and their owners with Bling Bones Swarovski collars; dress up doggie in designer duds; tote them in style with Kwigy-bo carriers; and clean up their coats with Cain & Able. The Shops at Willow Bend and The Dallas Galleria, 972-788-9205.
Kwigy-bo “Alexa” bag pet carrier ($170)
photography by Patrick Langlinais
Zack & Zoe’s (above right)
Monthly “yappy hours” and occasional fashion shows are just a few of the perks of shopping at this posh pet store in Grapevine. Find designer paw wear by Poochey Shoos, collars by Woof Wear, Pinkaholic hooded sweat suits, Empress Arts teacup bowls, Room Candy beds, and Bondy collectables. 601 S. Main St., No. 105, Grapevine, 817-416-4880.
photography by Doug Davis
Tails of the City (above left)
Ninety percent of the products found in this Snider Plaza pet shop are made just for animals. Dress a pet in the latest by Burberry, or find one-of-a-kind collars, beds, bowls, pet stockings, and gourmet treats for dogs and cats. 6819 Snider Plaza, 214-750-7602.
Custom-made Italian leather dog collar ($85)
photography by Patrick Langlinais
Lucky Dog Barkery (above right)
In addition to top-quality pet noshes, this Preston Plaza pet shop
stocks Gianna Rose Atelier soaps, Jan Barboglio bowls, Tori Pendergrass ceramics, Jax & Bones collars, and Rogz for Dogz. 8413 Preston Center
Plaza Dr., 214-368-6000.
photography by Patrick Langlinais


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