Fashion / Shopping

Winning Gifting with a River Oaks Store That’s Full of Style (and Unique Presents)

The Cotton Club Collection’s Holiday Picks and Perks

BY Promoted Series Correspondent // 12.08.17

Anyone can just go to a mall and buy they same things everyone else is buying. Or pull up Amazon and click on the same “deals” everyone else sees. But are your loved ones going to truly remember those gifts?

There’s a different way available in River Oaks, one that makes your giving more unique, personalized and enjoyable.

The Cotton Club Collection offers a selection of distinctive gifts for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season. Shop owners Jennifer Cunningham (formerly of Foley’s and Tootsies) and John Maguire (formerly of Saks Fifth Avenue, Lillie Ruben and Tootsies) have breathed new life into the River Oaks boutique, which they took over in February.

Along with the chic women’s wear and fine jewelry that the Cotton Club Collection has built a reputation upon since opening in the 1980s, the shop has launched a curated section of unique gifts from around the world that you won’t find anywhere else in Houston.

Need a hostess gift? Check out the Kim Seybert cocktail napkins embroidered in holiday and good fortune motifs, Retablo Apothecary soy wax candles with embedded milagro charms or oversized serving ware by Lily Juliet, made in Vietnam of luminous resin, reclaimed water buffalo horn and mother of pearl.

Does fireside lounging feature heavily in your holiday plans? Load up on impossibly soft plaid Rails pajamas, Italian cashmere throws by Rani Arabella and chic Lucite board game sets.

Crafted, blue acrylic lucite backgammon game.

This one-stop-shop has gifts galore for everyone on your shopping list:

For the mom who has everything, consider a one-of-a kind piece from the boutique’s fine jewelry collection. The Cotton Club Collection’s stable of designers includes Todd Reed, Fern Freeman, Suzy Landa, Pamela Froman and Amy Y.

For your brother, the budding mixologist, look no further than the hand-etched barware from Czechoslovakia or the hand-drawn brass bottle openers.

For your jet-setting sister, snag the Darzzi travel kit, which includes a travel blanket and eye mask in machine-washable combed cotton — it feels luxurious and squeezes into a compact pouch for ultimate packability.

For your college freshman who tends to forget who’s floating tuition, grab a pair of cheeky Brooklyn-made “Text Mom” and “Text Dad” throw pillows.

For your millennial niece, score a set of whimsical beaded Emoji coasters or oh-so-cute socks from Japanese brand Sukeno, which roll up to look like sushi or donuts but would appear remarkably staid peeking out from under her work trousers.

Cotton Club Collection Perks

Don’t have time to browse? Sign up for Cotton Club Collection’s concierge gift services and the shop’s stylists will select distinctive gifts for everyone on your list. Other holiday perks include complimentary gift-wrap while you wait, free in-town delivery and complimentary out-of-town shipping with purchases of more than $300.

Who needs a cookie-cutter mall store again?

Getting personalized service from some of Houston’s most stylish tastemakers, distinctive presents that everyone else will not have and some extra perks? That sounds like how you win gifting.

The Cotton Club Collection is located at 3941 San Felipe, call (713) 522-9101 or click here for more info.

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