One of the things Dallas is best known for is amazing shopping!  It’s easy to pack in a whole day of retail therapy, and bring home lots of great goodies.  During the Holiday Season of Giving, I encourage everyone to shop as local as possible!  Here’s my Dallas Holiday Shopping Guide for pick-up-and-go items.  And I’m being selfish….because I’m including small business owners I actually know and love!



Dallas Holiday Shopping Guide


As a small business owner myself, I know the hard work that goes into running a small business.  From Gift Shops to Clothing Boutiques, Dallas is full of amazing places to shop, and the owners….they are our friends and neighbors.  So let’s support them.  Here’s some of my favorites!


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For Book Lovers:

  • I recommend Interabang Books which is an independent book store, and Logos, which offers books, Bibles and Faith-based gifts.  Two specific books I have on my shelf, and authored by local Dallas gals, include:  Sophistication is Overrated, a hysterical coffee table book, featured in this Blog Post.  Available at Interabang…and….just for MY readers, if you are an Instagram user, you can DM the author on her Instagram account, @sophisticanisoverrated, and she will sign any book you order directly from her!  How’s THAT for local customer service??!!  I also recommend local author Melissa Macatee’s gorgeous coffee table book Steeples of Texas, which I profiled in this blog post, available locally at Walton’s Garden Shop.


For Antique and Vintage Lovers:

  • So many great places to choose from!  I recommend starting a Benny Jack Antiques on Riverfront Blvd.  And be sure and check out the first booth on the right!  It’s MINE!  This mall is wonderful!  Next door, for all you Mid Century fans, visit Lula B’s.  It’s a funky treasure hunt inside, and it’s one of my favorites in Dallas. I have several friends who have a booth there.  Remember that each booth in an antique mall represents a different small business owner!!!


For Gardeners:

  • I sure do love the folks over at Nicholson-Hardie.  In fact, the owner, Josh Bracken, and I have known each other since Kindergarden.  Beautiful plants, gift items, and more!


For Your Home:

  • Sp many to choose from…..but I sure do love Needle in a Haystack!  All the last minute items you need, from napkins to candles to cups!  The owners have been long-time supporters of the non-profit community and give so much, so returning the favor by shopping there just seems like the right thing to do!


Fashion for Her AND HIM:

  • It’s getting harder and harder to find specialty boutiques, and they sure do need our support!  My friend Denise Manoy owns the gorgeous boutique Indigo 1745.  Her selections are fantastic, and shopping with her gives you an excuse to enjoy the Bishop Arts District, which is  one of my favorite destinations for unique shopping and dining in Dallas!


For Your Stomach:

  • My absolute favorite cookie baker in Dallas is One Pink Cookie.  In fact, owner Sarah Hopkins’ delicious cookies were my gift-of-choice at a recent “Favorite Things” party, hosted annually by one of my dearest friends.  (This year it was on Zoom….don’t worry!).  Y’all…these cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and a portion of the proceeds support Mission work in Africa.  Love!


For The Die-Hard Texans:

  • When I FIRST started by Blog, I featured an amazing graphic designer, who was selling her darling goods at the Dallas Farmer’s Market.  Now, Whiski Designs is a true brick-and-mortar, still located in the Farmer’s Market area.  Owner India Hearne is a local Dallas gal, and she has built an amazing business! Whiski Designs products are adorable, and her space also features local artists and other goods which supports other Texas business.



OK y’all!  You know there’s still a few gifts you need to grab….so shop local.  Support our small business community, and have yourselves a VERY Merry Christmas and a joy-filled Holiday Season!


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