While the holiday season looks different this year, the spirit of gifting remains the same. Whether you’re shopping for a spouse, sibling, or sister-in-law, we have you covered with thoughtful finds. The best part: each product hails from a local small business or a Texas-based brand. These are gifts you can feel good about.
Hiatus, a beloved Dallas day spa, recently launched its own product line of scrubs, oils, lotions, and more. This body butter has a light, calming scent of lavender, bergamot, and chamomile. It’s perfect for an at-home spa day.
Need a gift for a free-spirited bohemian in your life? Britten LaRue, a Dallas native and former contributor to D Magazine‘s horoscope series, recently published a series of workbooks that guide each astrological sign through self-reflection and journaling exercises.
This Texas-made pomade has a light aroma of sandalwood and vanilla and provides a stay-all-day hold.
This is a holy grail product for skincare lovers. Brittany Ricketts and Rylie Bland, founders of House of Preservation med spa, both swear by these gentle yet effective peel pads that offer an instant glow.
This gift set from Fitish is an ideal way to try out the Dallas beauty brand’s CBD-infused products.
Silk pillowcases are a cult favorite for beauty bloggers, estheticians, and more. They’re said to protect your hair and skin to prevent frizz, breakouts, and fine lines.
The U.S. headquarters for celeb-approved skincare brand Natura Bissé are in Dallas. This set celebrates the brand’s first-ever collection, Essential Shock, which is formulated to revitalize and lift the skin.
Revive dry winter skin with this all-natural hand salve from The Bohemian Shepherdess. It’s powered by pure Texas beeswax and botanicals grown on the company’s farm in Venus, Texas.
While “colander” doesn’t exactly say ooh, luxury, this one from Magic Hour is the prettiest dang one we’ve ever seen. Ideal for the home chef who swoons over brass accents and well-strained cavatelli.
Made with Belgian chocolate & fresh cream – this fine blend makes Mozart Chocolate Cream Liqueur a unique Austrian specialty. Enjoyed neat, in coffee, or in a variety of cocktails.
If you want to sound like the second-smartest authority on tacos, get this book from the first-smartest: José Ralat. He’s a Dallasite, a taco-phile, and Texas Monthly‘s resident taco editor.
When you want kitchenware that does double duty—functional yet beautiful—this cedar cutting board fits the bill. The live edge gives it a rustic feel, while the dark and lighter striations make you want to lean it against tiled backsplash rather than hide it in the cupboards.
Cooking at home just got a lot more fun. Hand Made is split into seasons, so they can nail that perfect dish, all year long.
Charleston blacksmith Robert Thomas originally partnered with Smithey Ironware Company to produce a limited run of hand-forged carbon-steel pans modeled after 18th-century designs. The pan proved so popular that it became a permanent line.
When Katherine Alford and Kathy Gunst published their cookbook-slash-political manifesto in February, they were in need of a dough-punching outlet. They had no idea how much kneading this nation would ultimately require. Contributors include Ruth Reichl, Dorie Greenspan, and Carla Hall. Photos are by Dallas’ own Jerrelle Guy.
This portable oven gives you restaurant-quality pizzas at home. It heats up to over 900 degrees and cooks pizzas in a minute flat. You can choose wood-, gas-, or charcoal-fired, depending on your preference.
Salud to the season! Celebrate the holidays with Osadía Tequila. Carefully crafted by master distillers using time-tested techniques, Osadía is a small-batch, 100% blue agave tequila from Jalisco, Mexico. Finally – a tequila you deserve.
For a personalized touch, add a bottle of rye whiskey from Fort Worth’s Blackland Distillery to accompany these eye-catching glasses.
Full of intriguing graphics and cool charts, this coffee table book is perfect for the foodie-slash-aesthete in your life.
This set of three nontoxic terra cotta wall hangings will add an earthy texture to any space. Each piece is made-to-order by local artist Diandra Rosales.
These textured Egyptian cotton towels are practical luxuries that can be enjoyed on the daily.
IBB Design Fine Furnishings’ first orchid design and best seller named after the French botanist Noel Barnard, who discovered the orchid in 1889. The Luxe version is adorned with Moroccan quartz and stands almost 2 feet tall! Available in a silver or gold pot with white or fuchsia orchids. Each arrangement is handmade; natural elements may vary. 10″x 6″x 23″.
With a year’s subscription to D Magazine, they’ll stay up-to-date on the unforgettable people, places, and stories shaping our city month by month
Relive the biggest moments in Dallas history with this limited-edition, 1,000-piece puzzle.
A fun accompaniment to a holiday-scented candle.
Katie Kime’s toiles pay homage to Dallas landmarks. The chic patterns are available on notecards, fabrics, and everything in between.
Get both Magnolia Christmas Candle scents for less when you bundle them! Featuring Joanna’s favorite long-lasting, soy-wax blend, the 11-ounce candles make the perfect gift or are ideal for any shelf, side table, or office.
Mars Hill Farm offers sustainable employment opportunities to refugees in the Dallas area. This subscription offers the best of their blooms in the form of a hand-cut bouquet, delivered monthly, weekly, or as often as you choose. Preorder for 2021 delivery; the season runs from March to October.
These pretty coasters are made by hand using real pressed flowers, resin, and gold leaf.
Brad Oldham, the local artist behind the Traveling Man robot sculptures in Deep Ellum, created these bronze-cast tabletop pieces as a way to give back this holiday season. $150 from each purchase will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank.
This wool throw blanket will instantly elevate your lounge space with its undone, organic feel. Plus, it’s thick enough to withstand chilly winter nights.
This eclectic curved candle will brighten up any bookshelf.
You know what’s better than a bar of chocolate? A whole box full of it. The Bishop Arts chocolatier includes all of its staples–truffles, spreads, potions, and bars–so you can be the hero this holiday.
Made with aromatic vanilla, delicious caramel, fresh cream, and white chocolate. The perfect ingredient for a White Chocolate Martini.
Earlier this year, John Sayklay and his son, Jake, launched their web-based Bone-In Butcher Shop. Meat is cut to order and delivered fresh in North Texas or shipped frozen nationwide.
Crafted in collaboration with Marker Cellars Winery in the Texas hills, the six-time gold medalist, Bourbon & Vine is back for its third seasonal release. Beginning with Oak & Eden’s four-time gold-medal-winning Bourbon whiskey and finished with a Cabernet Sauvignon-steeped French Oak spire, Bourbon & Vine is an experience like none other.
Give the gift of peak summer when you buy a jar of pickled-smoked-spicy summer peppers or peach hot sauce from this Old East Dallas gem.
This Frisco-based boutique bakeshop’s gourmet cookies come in flavors like salted caramel, banana pudding, and birthday cake (which, in our humble opinion, is a year-round cookie). Step away from the oven and get someone this sweet gift.
Step up your gifting with something that’s a bit more out there. Desert Door Sotol.
Give the gift of caffeine this year with some whole beans from this West Dallas coffee roaster. The Los Rosales Reserve is particularly lovely for home-brewing.
This garden-in-a-bag works equally well on a patio, porch, balcony, or sunny windowsill. The seasonal selection of fresh herbs comes with all of the supplies your recipient needs to help them muddle their way through 2021.
Flecha Azul’s Extra Añejo tequila delivers a full and balanced blend of oak and butterscotch with an incredibly smooth finish. It’s a special purchase and limited to small batches. Find Online!
With a bright print and an insulated lining, this lunch box is as fun as it is functional.
Banish their fear of the dark with these charming night lights.
Created in collaboration with KIP Sleepwear, Caitlin Wilson’s pajama collection incorporates her bestselling prints like sailboats and florals. Thanks to the wide range of sizes (18 months to women’s XL), the whole family can match.
Rent an entire auditorium and escape into the immersive cinematic experience with friends and family this holiday starting at $99.
This ride-on toy is worthy of a cruise down the streets of Positano. (Your hallway works, too.)
Because even the littlest Texans need a pair.
For the new parents in your life–this album will record all the “firsts” in baby’s first year.
Dallas’s resident watch company, Breda, recently released a line of bright, playful bands in recycled plastic. The unisex pieces come in a rainbow of hues, from a bold tangerine to a subdued light blue.
Nicole Kwon’s eponymous line of handbags is crafted from Japanese vegan leather, which has a suede-like finish and feels uncannily like the real thing.
Made in Dallas and woven from natural palm leaves, this Bolero hat is a vacation staple.
Dallas-based ZINDAGI works with international artisans to craft silk blouses, printed pajamas, and other feminine pieces. This blouse is handmade in India with gauzy patterned silk and mother-of-pearl buttons.
We love this eye-catching, artisan-made scarf from This Same Sky, a recently launched line of ethical and eco-friendly apparel.
This Austin-based company is known for its fair trade accessories, home goods, and more. These studs are handcrafted from sustainably sourced Ethiopian stones.
Party like it’s 1969 in this retro caftan from La Vie Style House, a Dallas-based line of one-size-fits-all kimonos.
Rose Gold is a dry Côtes De Provence rosé that is pale pink with aromas of fresh bright red fruit.
Tecovas’ signature buttery-soft leather isn’t just for boots. This bourbon-hued duffle can fit all the essentials for a quick getaway.
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.
Crafted from rugged twill, durable bridle leather, and rustproof brass, this briefcase is built to last.
Until it’s safe to travel again, this coffee table book will tide him over. Each page transports readers to the most picturesque trails on the planet.
This sweatshirt is 63 percent reclaimed wool and 100 percent cozy.
A customer favorite at Dallas Soap Company, this solid cologne has hints of mahogany, cedarwood, sandalwood, and patchouli.