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D Magazine’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guides

Let local gift experts (and their great taste) do the guesswork for you.
By Caitlin Clark |
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The gift potential in Dallas is vast. Our city is home to inspiring makers and entrepreneurs creating present options aplenty, while well-stocked, locally-owned gift shops can be found in practically every Dallas neighborhood. So how do you choose the best of the best for the ones you love?

Fortunately, Dallas is also home to veritable curating experts, a few of whom generously lent a helping hand in crafting this year’s D Magazine gift guides. From textile artist turned gifter extraordinaire Liz Vidrine to the wellness aficionados behind The Greenway Shop, these talented Dallasites (and their great taste) have you covered for every important person in your life.


Men may be notoriously difficult to shop for, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at Liz Vidrine’s Loved & Found website. The gift box studio has not one but 14 options dedicated to men — each one cool, classic, and guaranteed to please. Naturally, her “For Him” picks, from useful notebooks and whiskey-based literature to splurge-worthy cashmere, are in equally great taste.



Long before San Francisco-based Credo and Boston-based Follain came to Dallas this year, Flauren Bender and Hallie Lamont introduced Dallas to clean beauty through The Greenway Shop, their charming shop-within-a-shop housed in Madre’s bungalow along West Lovers Lane. This, of course, makes the lawyers and shop owners the perfect authorities on how to satisfy the wellness-obsessed — whether that’s a loved one, or yourself.


Founded by two SMU alums and former rewardStyle staffers Ali Barshop and Meg Margiotta, To & From Gifts offers boxes that are as Nancy Meyers-pretty as they are utilitarian. Of the several categories they cater to, though, including made-to-order wedding gifts, their kid-catered boxes are serious standouts. Below, you’ll find their gift picks, which include an adorable stuffed Goldendoodle and a play kitchen so chic, your Easy-Bake Oven will weep.


When you want to see an aspirational kitchen in Dallas, you head to the Design District. But when you’re looking for the finest products to fill that dream kitchen, you stop into Set & Co. The wonderful home accessories shop in Oak Cliff is headed up by Adam and Jennifer Littke, whose past interior design clients included Bruce Springsteen and (hang on to your garden harvest) Oprah. Obsessed with the Set & Co. aesthetic? The team will cull a killer gift box of in-store items and top it with dried Texas wildflowers.


To be honest, it was difficult to settle on just one gifting expert for the “For Her” category, so we let all our curators add a little something to the mix.