A Dallas Holiday Gift Guide 2021 – D Magazine

 
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.
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Local eyewear brand Le Chi recently launched a line of sunglasses in fun shapes and punchy colors, like this pair in a sunrise orange.
$50 AT LE CHI
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).
$60 AT OUIPLEASE
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.
$445 AT WILDLIKE
These show-stopping, limited edition earrings from Matthew Trent feature hundreds of delicate diamonds in an exclusive fringe drop design.
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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.
$125 AT SEPT
Leatherology’s sleek monogrammable styles are among our go-to gifts. This classic catch-all is perfect for travel.
$135 AT LEATHEROLOGY
Made with aromatic vanilla, delicious caramel, fresh cream, and white chocolate. The perfect ingredient for a Winter White Chocolate Martini.
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This Same Sky’s cheery, 100 percent cotton robes are hand-printed in Jaipur by the Dallas brand’s artisan partners.
$160 AT THIS SAME SKY
Texas-based artist Katie Kime is known for her fun prints. This banana leaf pattern, she says, was inspired by Palm Springs in the 60s.
$98 AT KATIE KIME
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.
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Dallas-based Autside offers everything you need for outdoor games, like this pickleball set, perfect for a sporty guy looking to try something new.
$260 AT AUTSIDE
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.
$39.99 AT BALCONES DISTILLING
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.
$165 AT HARI MARI
Gift this glass alongside a bottle of their favorite whiskey.
$25 AT FAVOR THE KIND
A soft-as-can-be jacket with hand-warming pockets, elbow patches, a utility chest pocket, and more.
$198 AT STAG
Tailwaters is the go-to for North Texas fishing enthusiasts. This tackle box will keep all his gear safe and organized.
$250 AT TAILWATERS FLY FISHING
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.
$90.99 AT GARRISON BROS
Treat him to a selection of bestsellers from this local grooming company known for its sumptuous scents.
$152 AT FULTON & ROARK
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From cowboy boots to Big Tex, these PJs feature the biggest Dallas icons.
$36 AT SMALLER THINGS
A little over-the-top? Perhaps, but this is one gift they’ll use (and love) for years to come.
$799.99 AT THE TOT
A whimsical bedroom addition for future astronauts.
$26 AT IMANI COLLECTIVE
These slides are by d.RT, a streetwear brand designed by kids and teens, for kids and teens.
$45 AT D.RT
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
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Add a touch of sparkle to her wardrobe with this metallic bomber.
$48 AT MAISONETTE
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.
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For the littlest gift recipients on your list.
$33 AT MAISONETTE
For the music-inclined child in your life.
$30 AT MAISONETTE
This Fort Worth-based Etsy storefront offers charming home goods like this bird mobile.
$60 AT ETSY
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A colorful addition to game night.
$165 AT MECOX
For a host or hostess with the mostest. These statement glasses are available at Estelle Colored Glass’s Sundance Square storefront.
$195 AT ESTELLE COLORED GLASS
This brass-plated planter includes a natural, full-spectrum white light that will brighten their home and keep their plants happy.
$189.99 AT JADE & CLOVER
Krane Home’s stunning patterns are inspired by the owner’s Korean heritage and are available as napkins, pillows, wallpaper, and more.
$78 AT KRANE HOME
These wax sculptures were designed to be decorative pieces, and, unlike candles, they emit a subtle fragrance without needing to be lit.
$60 AT CEL SAL
La Vie Style House infuses its retro-glam aesthetic into this new signature scent with notes of violet and cypress.
$95 AT LA VIE STYLE HOUSE
Mi Golondrina’s Christmas tree skirts are hand-embroidered and feature holiday motifs like poinsettias, ornaments, and candles.
$450 AT MI GOLODNDRINA
This cheeky deck of cards incorporates pop culture figures–think Queen Elizabeth, Jack Sparrow, Ace Ventura, and so forth.
$28 AT DLM SUPPLY
This limited-edition 1,000-piece puzzle showcases some of the biggest moments in Dallas history through the iconic covers of D Magazine.
BUY NOW FOR $49.95
The gift that keeps on giving. Each month, D will introduce them to the people, places, and things shaping our city.
12 ISSUES FOR $19.95
Energy Gardens Living Decor designs whimsical terrariums and moss art pieces. The shop also stocks a variety of statement-making plants, like this Dracaena. Message @energygardens on Instagram to see what’s in stock and to place an order.
PRICES VARY AT ENERGY GARDENS
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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.
$40 AT DUDE, SWEET CHOCOLATE
For Texas barbecue’s biggest fan. This book from Franklin Barbecue’s founder, Aaron Franklin, dives into everything a backyard pitmaster needs to know.
$30 AT STAG PROVISIONS
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.
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Level up their charcuterie board with hand-carved cheese knives.
$100 EACH AT THE KILTED BLACKSMITH
This fondue pot can accommodate sweet or savory spreads. Fill with anything from molten cheese to creamy chocolate.
$770 AT WILLIAMS SONOMA
A decadent indulgence to share with your love, this creamy blend of Belgian chocolate, fresh cream, and vanilla is sure to delight your senses.
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These one-of-a-kind handmade mugs are crafted with a rare pottery technique that uses vegetable pigments for decoration.
$34 AT NEIGHBORHOOD
A statement piece for the kitchen, this teapot is hand-blown and features a removable brass strainer.
$425 AT DESIGN WITHIN REACH
Need a gift that says “I’m amazing and so are you?” Locally produced Lockwood spirits are the ticket. Vanilla, Almond, Pecan, Wisconsin Cream, Bourbon.
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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.
BUY NOW FOR $30
Split into seasons, our cookbook will help them nail that perfect dish, all year long.
BUY NOW FOR $19.95
Osadía is a small-batch 100% blue agave tequila, perfect for sipping — exceptionally smooth, delightfully sweet, and surprisingly complex. ‘Tis the Season for Osadía!
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For the cheese aficionado in your life. Every month, a new variety will arrive at their door: fresh ricotta, Texas goat cheese, smoked scamorza, and beyond.
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Local company Goodies from Goodman offers giftable crates filled with Texas-sourced treats like popcorn, nuts, fruit, chocolate, and more.
$70 AT GOODIES FROM GOODMAN
This award-winning spirit from Balcones Distilling celebrates Scottish Single Malt tradition with a Texas flair, perfect for the whisky connoisseur.
$39.99 AT BALCONES DISTILLING
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To shop for a CBD fan, head to Go Easy in the Bishop Arts District for an extensive selection of teas, tinctures, beauty products, and more.
$35 AT GO EASY
Adwoa Beauty just released this hair treatment made with blue tansy, a buzzy ingredient in the beauty sphere that will make their hair extra shiny.
$36 AT ADWOA BEAUTY
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.
$20 AT ETTIENE MARKET
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.
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A clinically-proven skincare regimen packed with comprehensive age-defying products that address the visible signs of aging.
$400 AT REVISION SKINCARE
These five-pound dumbbells are chic enough to stay in your living room full-time.
$100 AT CB2
This brand’s nontoxic products smell heavenly thanks to their aromatherapeutic essential oils. This moisturizing body scrub has an earthy rosemary scent.
$30 AT THE ARTISTRY OF ESSENTIAL OILS
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.
$259 AT HIATUS SPA
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