For many of us, this holiday season will be a long-awaited reunion with far-away family and friends. As you search for the perfect gift for each of them, consider these finds from small businesses and brands based in North Texas.
OuiPlease’s storefront is run by a Parisian-turned-Dallasite who imports her favorite French finds, including beauty products, apparel, and accessories (like this pretty patterned tote).
The Park Cities’ new high-end piercing salon, Wildlike, stocks jewelry from major brands plus a selection of their own design, like this single stud with baguette diamonds.
Johnathan Hayden Social Butterfly Ring Set
This statement piece, available at sustainability-focused Dallas shop SEPT, rivals the size of an actual butterfly. If she’s more into dainty pieces, SEPT stocks plenty of those, too.
NTPA Repertory Theatre Ticket Package
Tickets to THREE live performances from the award-winning NTPA Repertory Theatre – Scrooge (December), Disaster! (March), Urinetown (April) – for just $50! Available for purchase until December 19.
Balcones Texas Pot Still Bourbon
Big flavors are the cornerstone of Balcones’ prized Texas Bourbon. Made grain-to-glass using traditional pot stills, this rich and viscous spirit is ready to gift.
Odessa Waxed Saddle Boots
Hari Mari was once synonymous with leather sandals, but the brand has recently expanded beyond footwear and ventured into apparel and accessories. Still, we love their sturdy and stylish shoes, like these new boots.
Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
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.
If Not You, Then Who? Holiday bundle, 4-book set
This award-winning book series introduces kids to the magical world of invention. Spark your child’s imagination with a set of four hardcover picture storybooks and let the fun begin.
Santa Suite Staycation
Gift the ultimate holiday staycation at Fairmont Austin! Enjoy Santa’s home away from home suite where he kicks off his boots while in Austin! This very merry package features a festively decorated One-Bedroom Grand Suite with a king-sized bed and a sofa bed complete with holiday ambience for a cozy stay, plus $100 food and beverage credit to bring holiday joy to new heights
BOOKR Class represents the next generation in English As A Second Language (ESL) learning for kids, a digital app that combines original animation, music, interactive games, storytelling, animated flash cards for both classroom and home use.
Home & Garden
Ettiene Market may be known for its kitchen and pantry goods, but the shop also stocks lots of eco-conscious beauty goods, like this handmade lotion with basil and clementine.
The NOW Massage
Treat them to a membership or gift card from The NOW Massage, a bright and airy destination for a Swedish massage with locations in Lower Greenville, Preston Hollow, Frisco, and Southlake.
This brand’s nontoxic products smell heavenly thanks to their aromatherapeutic essential oils. This moisturizing body scrub has an earthy rosemary scent.
Is there a better gift than three and a half hours of relaxation? The Peace, Love, + Joy package at Hiatus Spa combines its three most in-demand services: The Signature Massage, The Tailor-Made Facial, and The One & Only Mani-Pedi.
Food & Drink
Give them a bit of everything with this handcrafted cocoa pod. It’s filled with nearly three pounds of chocolate, like ganache, caramel, nuts, or whatever the Dude, Sweet team is currently loving.
The Holiday – Artisan Beef Box
Lovers of artisan, high-quality beef will be wowed by this delicious gift box filled with prime cuts. Taste the difference! Good Beef Co.’s 100% USDA organic beef is locally raised on their farm, outside of Dallas, Texas, delivered directly to your door.
The Comfortable Kitchen
Alex Snodgrass’ first cookbook was a New York Times bestseller. Her second promises to be just as popular. It’s filled with laid-back, comforting, Paleo-friendly meals.
Osadía is a small-batch 100% blue agave tequila, perfect for sipping — exceptionally smooth, delightfully sweet, and surprisingly complex. ‘Tis the Season for Osadía!
Balcones Lineage Texas Single Malt
This award-winning spirit from Balcones Distilling celebrates Scottish Single Malt tradition with a Texas flair, perfect for the whisky connoisseur.