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.
Aesop — Men’s Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet
Artifact Uprising — Solidwool™ Calendar
1302 Watch Co. — Men’s Pioneer Collection
1302 Watch Co. was founded by a sister-in-law duo on the belief that high quality doesn’t have to mean high price. By pairing elegant, stainless steel watch faces with interchangeable, Italian leather straps, 1302 makes it easy for him to change his entire look.
Paul Smith — Men’s Camel Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater
Fellow — Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle Matte Black
Mizzen+Main — Palmetto, The City Flannel
The City Flannel is a new genre of shirt. It’s rugged with a soft appearance and a cashmere type feel. Refined enough for the office or dinner party, relaxed enough for anything. This is a new go-to fall staple. Two-way stretch, moisture wicking, zero cotton, cashmere feel.
Shinola — Backgammon & Checkers Game Set
GrowlerWerks — Copper 64 oz. uKeg Growler
Jack Mason — Aviator Watch
Built for everyday wear, the 42mm Aviator Watch by Jack Mason is a casual take on an iconic style. With details such as Swiss Super-LumiNova® indices, an etched vintage plane on the caseback and a depth rating of up to 100 meters, the Aviator Watch was designed and built with purpose.
Mont Blanc — Augmented Paper Set
RocketBook — Everlast Notebook
Assouline — Whiskey Cocktails Book
Away — The Insider Packing Cubes
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.
Williams Sonoma — Breville Juice Fountain Plus Juicer
D Magazine & D Home — year-long subscription package
Vitruvi — White Diffuser
Big Berkey — Stainless Steel Water Filtration System
Manduka — PROlite Yoga Mat
Austin — The Bedroom Machine
Lauren Roxburgh — OPTO Lorox Aligned Foam Roller
Vitamix — 5200 Getting Started Package Classic Blender
Tonic Australia — Heat Pillow
Lord Jones — CBD Gum Drops
Josh Rosebrook — Active Enzyme Exfoliator
Misaotra — Organic Facial Treatments
One Love Organics — Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil
Four Sigmatic — Mushroom Elixir Bundle
Urban Spikes — Small Succulent Arrangements
$55 – $60
Britten LaRue — Astrological Reading
La Bella Figura — Modern Radiance Concentrate
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.
Mi Golondrina — Arruga de Azul Cotton Baby Bloomer Set
Away — The Kid’s Carry-On
Erbaviva — Baby Butter
Maisonette — Classic Play Kitchen
Dondolo — Light Blue Sweater
Crate & Kids — Goldendoodle Stuffed Animal Adoption Set
Hazel Village — Stuffed Dolls and Animals
Crate & Kids _ Superstar Microphone With Stand
TokyoBike — Little Tokyobike
Allbirds — Smallbirds Wool Runners
Maisonette — White Pajamas with Navy Piping
Chewable Charm — Camel Crinkle Bunny Ears Teether
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.
ChefSteps — Joule Sous Vide
Yamazaki — 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
AlanaKayART — Cocktail Glasses
A great cocktail is a work of art, why not serve it in something just as beautiful? AlanaKayART cocktail glasses are designed using original resin paintings. Bold colors meet graceful lines transforming your table into a masterpiece. A perfect gift to give or keep at $58/pair. Six designs. Order at AlanaKayART.com. Drink beautifully!
Capabunga — Cheese Vault
Set & Co. — Easy Turn Tongs
Ottolenghi — Simple
Set & Co. — Herbs Chopper and Board Set
Harry & David — Holiday Gift Baskets
Set & Co. — Stoneware Bowl Set
Heather Taylor Home — Gingham Denim Apron
Mauviel — Copper Butter Warmer
Set & Co. — Whiskey Barrel Aged Fish Sauce
Especially Puglia — Adopt an Olive Tree and Receive a Ceramic Bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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.
White + Warren — Cashmere Travel Wrap
YIELD — Ceramic French Press
Nikki Smith Designs
If you’re in the market for some sparkly gifts, or need ideas for your wish list, jewelry handcrafted right here in Dallas is the way to go! Nikki Smith creates modern dainty pieces that fit every budget and look gorgeous layered, paired and stacked. Give her what she really wants this holiday season- new jewels!
Starting at $25
Anthropologie — Portina Coasters, Set of 4
Paravel — Weekender Bag
Cirque du Soleil — Amaluna Tickets
Plunge into a thrilling adventure filled with amazing acrobatic feats that unfolds to the beat of a vibrant energetic sound. Amaluna Opens January 23 at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. Don’t miss this great opportunity to surprise your loved ones with an adventure they will remember forever. Save 30% and enter promo code: HOLIDAYPART30.
Starting from $50.50
Lake Pajamas — Picnic Pocket Pants Set
Outdoor Voices — OVFleece Half-Zip
Modern+Soul — Smooth Black Mule
Cherry — Gift Card
Julie Cohn Design — Yew Leaf Earrings
Joanna Czech — Facial Massager
Ora et Labora — Walking Tote