Houston Holiday Gift Guide

Every year come December, you're hit with the same dilemma--holiday gift giving. Whether it's your significant other, family member, or that random Secret Santa at work, it's never easy to find that perfect present. But you're not alone: These top Houston shops can point you in the direction of unique finds you'll love, too. In fact, it'll be hard not to pick something up for yourself. (Photo: Flickr user metaphoricalplatypus.com)

Updated: November 13, 2011

Gifts For Him in Houston


Domy Books

1709 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

If you're thinking about getting the guy in your life some literature, forget Amazon and the chains and head to this tiny Montrose shop to unearth an off-the-beaten-path book. Search among the shop's collectible books, as well as its periodicals, DVDs, kitschy T-shirts and art pieces.


Mortar

1844 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

Give the guy who rocks a trendy urban look something to add to his daily rotation. This men's clothing boutique in Montrose features a select collection of designer pieces, from blazers to leather sneakers to oxford button-downs. A perfect fit is guaranteed with complimentary basic tailoring for store purchases.


Sig's Lagoon

3710 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Please a music lover with a gift from this two-story Midtown shop, stacked with records, signature tiki mugs, concert posters and vintage clothing and books. Don't leave without checking out Charlie Hardwick's psychedelic screen prints, exclusively sold here.


Gifts for Her in Houston


Tootsies

2601 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098

Shop for the fashionista on your list at this high-end women's specialty store. Choose from among owner Mickey Rosmarin's own collection, as well as dozens of other big, fancy names in contemporary, sportswear, bags and accessories.


Hello Lucky

1025 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008

If the woman in your life has a big personality, head to this funky Heights boutique. Choose from among the non-cheesy T-shirts (including ones that show some Houston love), clothes from local rockabilly line Tupelo Grease Co., fun, re-purposed jewelry, vintage bags and housewares including cutting boards, soaps and hand-printed pillows.


Green Dragonfly Jewelry

2055 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

You can never go wrong with jewelry, and this Montrose shop stocks unique, handmade pieces. It specializes in silver, and you'll also find some turquoise, gold and pearl in its selection of well-crafted earrings, bracelets, broaches, necklaces, rings and crosses.


Gifts for the Kids in Houston


Doodles

2504 Rice Blvd Ste A, Houston, TX 77005

Cute is the name of the game at this West University children's store that stocks clothing, toys, furniture and bedding. Plan ahead by ordering personalized items, such as hand-painted baby furniture and custom bedding.


Tulips & Tutus

833 Studewood, Houston, TX 77007

This charming Heights boutique carries popular kid brands such as Land of Nod and Melissa and Doug, as well as a fun selection of clothes, though mostly for girls. Once you find something you like, the store will wrap it beautifully--for free!


Texas Art Supply

2001 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

There's nothing like good old fashioned arts and crafts, and you can find kits for children of all ages at this well-stocked Montrose art supply store. You can shop by age, skill level or favorite activity. For the older kids, we recommend the screen printing kit for some DIY fun.