Family Finds: Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Shop Local When You Can

The holidays are upon us! Do you need last minute ideas for that special someone? A trinket for a friend or family member coming in to town unexpectedly? Well look no further than your own backyard for the perfect thought this holiday season! Each of these stores is locally owned and has a story to tell! Stop in & say hi. See all they have to offer! It is far beyond what we can show you on these pages! By supporting your local business owners, you are making Houston a better place to live! So get out & shop local!

princesses-dress-up-activityHaute Couture – Paper doll creation & fashion brought to a whole new level! $22 @ Tulips & Tutus (Heights) www.tulipstutus@sbcglobal.net





Spikeball combo Game –
Think volleyball meets four square! It’s a simple and fun game for all ages! $59 @ Toys to Love (Galleria) www.toystolove.net



bluewillowBlue Willow Bookshop – Books for all ages and interests & more. There is so much to find in this Houston gem, I do not have enough space to show you everything! Here’s just one cute example. Dragons Love Tacos $16.99 @ Blue Willow Bookshop (Memorial) www.bluewillowbookshop.com





Gently Loved – For those looking for some great bargains, Kid to Kid offers great clothing that has been gently loved and resold for reasonable prices. You can find great deals on both new & used items this season! Wooden Vehicle Play Rugs $29 @ Kid to Kid (Galleria) www.kidtokid.com



LV_Backpack_Back_mediumVintage Classics – Looking for a classic gift for her without breaking the bank? Check out The Little Bird next to Kid to Kid for outstanding deals on designer bags, jewelry, shoes & clothing. Too many beautiful items to mention, but here is a taste of what they have to offer. Vintage Louis Vuitton handbag $850 @ The Little Bird (Galleria) www.thelittlebirdinc.com





goat_soapLocally Made Man Soap & More – This was one of my faves, but there is so much more in this store! Ye Ol’ Goat Soap Bergamot & Teak is simply yummy! You will be happy to snuggle up to him by the fire when he bathes with this! $14 @ ManReady Mercantile (Heights) www.manready.com


city_wrapCute Wraps – Jubilee offers some of the cutest collections of wraps, shawls and scarves for all sizes and all occasions. This one jumped out at me. The City Wrap can be worn in six different ways illustrated on the tag. I just loved the color & versatility. $48 @ Jubilee (Heights) www.jubileeshop.com



santa_statueHoliday decor – Eclectic Home offers a wide variety of holiday decorations at reasonable prices. For instance, Santa statues range $29-$250 depending on your budget. If you are looking to spruce up your home this season, this is the place! You should really pop in and see their lovely display! Eclectic Home (Heights) www.eclectichome.ws




tree_topperDown to earth decor – Looking for something more down to earth? What’s more Texan than a Longhorn tree topper?! $23 @ Coda (Heights) www.codaintheheights.com




fudgeGreat Stocking stuffers – Candy is dandy in your stocking! Drop in some Big Little Fudge bites made in Montgomery for your favorite one this holiday. They will be glad you did! $14.50 for 8 pieces @ Heights Candy Bar www.heightscandybar.com





green_chefGift of time – The Green Chef offers fresh, healthy meals delivered straight to your door! I have tried them out & the food is delicious! Meal plans start at $10.49 per person. www.greenchef.com


Not local – but cool gift ideas!


nabi_BigTabTablet on Steroids! – The nabi Big Tab HD 24″ is the world’s biggest HD tablet made especially for children and their families. There’s more to enjoy than ever with a massive HD 23.6″ display, faster performance and battery for room-to-room portability. $399 @ www.amazon.com



fannypackHipCity Sak – For little fashionistas on the go, this little bag is the perfect compliment to any outfit. Can be worn with the bag or just as a belt. Their choice $29.99 @ www.hipcitysak.com




BrooklynOwl_unicorn_rainbowJust for fun! – Cute stocking stuffer idea! Turn you little one into a unicorn! Made in Brooklyn, Unicorn Horns will put a smile on any recipients face! $20 @ www.brooklynowl.com




Ballpark-BlueprintBallpark Blueprint – Whether you’re a sports fan, a lover of blueprints, or just enjoy beautiful art, these make great additions to a home or office, or as unique holiday gifts. $170 @ www.ballparkblueprints.com





Just gorgeous – This snow globe is so gorgeous, I almost want to think of a new name for it. Maybe like Crystal Sphere.Sounds cooler, right?! Either way, they make a statement! Many styles to choose from. Crystal Buddha $56 @ coolsnowglobes.com






Love to cook – Subscribe to Raw Spice Bar and receive 3 freshly ground spices & blends every month with recipes! Spice up dinner without even trying! $6 a month @ Raw Spice Bar www.rawspicebar.com







Jewelry with a conscience – Unique jewelry with style and substance. My fave is the Crystal Essential Oil diffuser necklace. $32 @ www.zoeandpiper.com




florsheimSneakers with style – Florsheim is a name synonymous with style and quality. since 1892 If you are looking for kids shoes that fit this bill, than look no further. $45 @ www.florsheim.com



arcopedicoBeautiful Boots – Light & lovely, these water resistant, light & breathable boots look like leather but are vegan-friendly! $230 @ arcopedicousa.com







Need Help fitting into that holiday dress? – Mother Tucker scoop neck and leggings just might do the trick! The compression tank and tights create a slim silhouette. $69.95 for the tank and $79.95 for the leggings @ www.bellybandit.com




Great Local Shops to Check Out:

• Magpies (Bellaire): www.magpiesgifts.com

• Muse Boutique (River Oaks): www.musehouston.com

• Un, Deaux, Trois (WestU): www.udtfashion.com

• Bungalow Coffee Shop (Montrose): www.bungalowcoffee.com/#!contact/c1d94

• Revival Market (Heights): http://revivalmarket.com

• Tejas Custom Boots (Downtown): www.tejascustomboots.com/products.php

• Hello Lucky Boutique (Heights): www.helloluckylife.com

• Impeccable Pig: Clothing, Jewelry, etc (Rice Village): www.theimpeccablepig.com

• Chloe Dao Clothing (formerly LOT) (Rice Village): http://chloedao.com/chloe-dao-boutique/

• Kuhl Lindscomb – furniture (Upper Kirby): www.kuhl-linscomb.com/contact.htm

The Upper Hand Salon – DL Row Beauty line that benefits local charities (River Oaks): www.theupperhand.com

• Earth’s Nectar – homemade beauty products (West U): http://earthsnectar.com/shop

• Man Salt: http://mansalt.com


Children’s Museum: www.cmhouston.org

• Houston Zoo: www.houstonzoo.org/plan-your-visit/buy-tickets

• Stomping Grounds: http://stompinggroundsplayland.com/membership

• YMCA Membership: www.ymcahouston.org

• Downtown Aquarium: www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston

• Kemah Boardwalk Tickets: www.kemahboardwalk.com

• Galveston Pleasure Pier tickets: www.pleasurepier.com/tickets.html

• Mad Potter Gift Card: http://themadpotter.com

• Moody Gardens: www.moodygardens.com

• Little Gym Classes: www.thelittlegym.com/Pages/Houston-Area.aspx

• Prelude Music Classes: www.preludechildren.com

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