Houston Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s hard to shop for the person who has everything. Luckily, there are several unique gifts created right here in Houston that are sure to be a match for someone on your list, and many of them have a foodie focus. Welcome to your H-Town holiday shopping guide!

For Her

This design store in Upper Kirby features a curated selection of home decor, fashion, and lifestyle items, making it an excellent place to find stylish and elegant gifts. Kuhl-Linscomb scours the globe for products, renowned for their distinctive style, refined taste, meticulous curation, diverse product selection, and their commitment to featuring the foremost brands in every category. As a privately owned establishment in Houston, they showcase a broader array of nationally and internationally acclaimed design and lifestyle products than any other store in the city. Check out their extensive list of categories here.

Lindsey Leigh Jewelry
This fine jewelry store has it all. All the jewelry in this charming shop will blow your mind and that of your lucky gift-receiver with custom and ready-to-buy pieces.

IRIS, located near Memorial City Mall, has a mission to cultivate a culture of warmth, imagination, and joy within the store and the surrounding community. IRIS offers a thoughtfully curated collection of trendy and traditional items, ensuring a diverse selection for everyone, including those who seemingly have everything. Shoppers will discover a haven where each product is meticulously chosen to evoke delight and wonder. Whether you're is in search of the latest trends or timeless classics, IRIS serves as a destination for a wide array of items that cater to various tastes and preferences. Though we listed this darling shop in the "For Her" section, this store will likely have a little something for everyone in your life from baby to grandparent. You may have to walk around the store a time or twelve to take it all in!

For Him

Manready Mercantile
Located in the Heights, this shop specializes in high-quality, American-made goods, from grooming products to apparel and home decor. It's perfect for the rugged and stylish man.

High & Dry Rum Bar
Not exactly a shop, but if your boyfriend is a fan of rum, you could consider treating him to a unique experience at this rum bar, known for its extensive rum selection and creative cocktails.

Local Craft Breweries
If he enjoys craft beer, consider visiting local craft breweries in Houston like Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 8th Wonder Brewery, or Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. You can also find branded merchandise like beer glasses and clothing.

For Sports Lovers

Space Montrose
Have an Astros fan in your life?  This unique, vintage looking HOU tee is available at Space Montrose, where you’ll be sure to find something for even those who have everything.


For Book Lovers

The Menil Collection
The Menil Collection Bookstore gives guests the opportunity to shop online or in their darling brick and mortar location and is an emporium of art and culture. It offers an extensive selection of art books, exhibition catalogues, and scholarly publications, allowing art enthusiasts and scholars to delve into the world of art history, contemporary art, and cultural exploration. With its curated collection of unique artistic gifts and museum-related merchandise, it provides a virtual window into the Menil Collection's world-class exhibitions and the opportunity to take home a piece of this renowned Houston museum's artistic heritage. From beautifully designed art tomes to unique keepsakes inspired by the museum's collections, the Menil Collection Bookstore online invites art lovers and collectors to explore and acquire treasures that celebrate the rich world of art and culture.

Blue Willow Book Shop
For a wide selection of books and a darling shopping experience, check out Blue Willow Book Shop to buy for your favorite book worm. This cozy shop is full of genres and staff that will gladly help you pick out a book for the reader in your life and even gift-wrap it beautifully so it’s ready for the holidays.

For Art Lovers

Space Montrose

Space Montroseyes, this place again; it's that good—offers Unique Houston-themed art, handmade jewelry, locally crafted candles, and quirky, one-of-a-kind items. This Jim Koehn Be Someone print is the perfect unique gift for your favorite H-town fan.

Gift Membership to the Museum of Fine Arts
Who needs more stuff? The art lover on your list will love the perks that come with a membership to the Museum of Fine Arts. Gift them a free year of general admission, plus free or discounted tickets to special exhibits, lectures and programs, invitations to exhibition preview parties, and discounted parking. What’s not to love? 

For Foodies

One-year Gift Subscription to Edible Houston
If the food lover on your list is passionate about where their food comes from, loves to support local food growers and producers, and is interested in local culture and cuisine, they’ll enjoy getting Edible Houston in their mailbox. This independently owned, community-based magazine features local farmers, artisanal foods, and stories about Houston’s unique food landscape. The mouthwatering seasonal recipes are just an added bonus. | $50 magazine subscription; $35 digital subscription – Details 

Phonenicia Specialty Foods
Phoenicia Specialty Foods offers a delightful array of gift items. These may include imported international foods, exotic spices, high-quality olive oils, gourmet chocolates, and Mediterranean delicacies. The store is renowned for its selection of unique and hard-to-find ingredients from various cuisines, making it an ideal destination for food enthusiasts and those with a taste for international flavors. You can often discover beautifully packaged gift sets or baskets filled with a variety of these specialty items, making them perfect gifts for food lovers, home chefs, or anyone with a palate for the extraordinary. Additionally, you might find kitchen gadgets, cookware, or serving dishes that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing, adding a touch of international flair to your kitchen.

Gift Cards to Some of Houston's Finest
If the foodie in your life is just looking for cash to fund their fine-dining habit and a gift card is the way to go, here are some of Houston's favorite restaurants: Bludorn, Uchi, Liberty Kitchen, and Xochi.

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