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Eight Dallas Experiences to Gift This Year

Creative, memory-making options with a lasting impact.
By Elaine Raffel |
Courtesy of Vendors

Good Hair Days


Packages of five blowouts at Dear Clark’s Uptown studio include Champagne, a neck and scalp massage, and your choice of a deep conditioning treatment or scalp facial. There’s no look book here. The stylists will give you all the volume or curls you desire.

Jeff Staple Portrait
Feel-Good Factor: The Sneaker Legend experience includes a $7,500 donation to the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.

Sneak(er) Peek


Head to Tokyo to meet Jeff Staple, the mastermind behind such riot-inducing collaborations as Nike’s NYC Pigeon Dunks. This Neiman Marcus 2019 Fantasy Gift features visits to the streetwear icon’s favorite boutiques, dinner with him at the two-Michelin-starred Narisawa, and luxe accommodations at Aman Tokyo. Bonus: receive a minimum of eight Staple collaborations throughout 2020.

The Need for Speed

From $399 (now $299)

At DriveXotic Motorsport Ranch, just south of Fort Worth, drivers pick a trio of exotic cars (think Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren) and drive four laps on the 1.3-mile course, which has 12 turns, 70 feet of elevation change, and a quarter-mile straightaway.

HALL Arts Hotel
HALL Arts Hotel

Suite Dream

Suites start at $759

Book a staycation in one of the highly designed corner suites of the new HALL Arts Hotel, which feature original photography of the Dallas Arts District and killer city views. Top it off with the $150 tasting menu at Fauna or tickets to A Christmas Carol at the Wyly.

Flower Power


Learn the art of creating elegant fresh flower arrangements in a private, hands-on session with renowned Dallas Design District floral expert Metka Terselich. She’ll explain how to incorporate color, texture, and pattern into your designs, and you’ll create an arrangement to take home.

Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris
Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris

Très Chic Shopping

$4,990 | June 16–21

This six-day retail tour of Paris’ must-see shops is hosted by Dallas-​based personal shopper and stylist Nancy Klompus. The trip includes a tour of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, meet-and-greets with five designers, and four full days of shopping.

Snore and Explore

$45–$50 for kids | January 4

The Wizarding Science Sleepover, a sleepover for kids (ages 6–12) at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science features a behind-the-scenes look at exhibits, an interactive science show, a dance party, and open exploration time. Call for private events.

Founders of Jack Mason
The founders of Jack Mason

It’s About Time


Turn a creative concept into a custom luxury timepiece with the Deep Ellum-based Jack Mason design team. Enjoy a two-night stay at downtown’s historic Adolphus Hotel, dinner with the founders of Jack Mason, and a photo journal that documents the entire process.

Que Syrah, Syrah

$280–$350 for 28 bottles

Partner with D’Vine’s team of vintners to create a signature, custom-blended wine and design your own label at the full production winery in charming Granbury. When your wine is ready, you can invite your oenophiliac friends for a bottling party to ​put a cork in it.

Get Glowing


Give a yearlong Elite med spa membership to OVME Turtle Creek, and your recipient can get free monthly facials and peels; free weekly B-12 shots; same-day Botox appointments; and a variety of product and service discounts.

Haute Chocolate

From $179

Fans of The Great British Baking Show will have their dessert dreams come true at a two-hour private cooking class with award-winning chocolatier and pastry chef Zach Townsend. Learn to make ganache, temper chocolate, bake a cake, and put the shine in a mirror glaze.