In an effort to shift focus from Amazon to the brilliant shops and best boutiques around the corner, we polled the PaperCity team to discover their go-to gift stores in Dallas.
The following neighborhood destinations cover Bishop Arts, Knox-Henderson, and beyond, in addition to every gifting category you might be looking for. With selections vetted by a team that truly loves to shop (perhaps too much), you can rest assured the following stores have the guaranteed hits to make everyone in your orbit feel special.
*Editor’s Note: We wanted this list to focus on small, independent boutiques. You won’t find a Neiman Marcus on this list (though it can be quite brilliant for gifts), nor any store in NorthPark or the Dallas Galleria.
Much like the name suggests, the charming Bishop Arts boutique is filled with only the best. Snag something sweet for a girlfriend of their little one, then find the perfect card to match. — Caitlin Clark
We’ve been Blue Print die-hards since 2010, when five interior designers and friends renovated a 1925 home to open the shop of our home decor dreams on a quiet street in Uptown. A newly revamped website makes it even easier to shop the store’s surprisingly robust selection of killer gifts, from vintage-inspired jewelry to sweet ceramics. — Caitlin Clark
Travelers staying at the adjoining Adolphus Hotel can find a deodorant, bath products, or any travel goods they may have forgotten (they just so happen to be the chicest versions of those items imaginable), but locals can appreciate the edited selection of hard-to-find brands, delicate jewelry, Stetson hats, and more effortlessly giftable goodness. — Caitlin Clark
4. The Conservatory
If something cool is what you seek, you can almost always find it at The Conservatory. With well-defined sections for wellness, beauty, home, fashion, and men, Brian Bolke’s lofted store in Highland Park Village is as gorgeous to visit as it is easy to shop for everyone on your list. — Caitlin Clark
When searching for something unique you can’t ever go wrong with this hidden gem in Uptown. Filled with everything from concert t-shirts from the 1970s to mid-century modern bar carts (with an assortment of vintage glasses and coasters to adorn). — Billy Fong
Beyond Botox and salt facials, the med spa is also home to an incredible selection of curated clothes and gift-worthy goods in the Enlighten Living boutique. — Jess Presscott
The gifting demographics are vast at Favor the Kind. You can shop whimsical party goods, find a chic housewarming gift, and leave with something cool for your boyfriend. Also, the baby/kid section has an unparalleled level of cuteness. — Caitlin Clark
For your foodie friends or when you need a gift that can be delivered (in under an hour), Foxtrot has a great selection of premade gift boxes. You can also customize your box with local foods and of course, wine. It is all delivered wrapped in a beautiful box. — Brooke Dowdy
Truly the most well-curated shop (or for a more chic connotation: apothecary) in Dallas. You can find the most unique pieces of jewelry and heavenly candles as well as order a divine floral arrangement to send to a dear friend. And needing a swellegant accessory for your home? Grange is the only place in my book. Top of your experience with dining in the spot where ladies-who-lunch — lunch. — Billy Fong
A book is always a great gift, especially when it’s personalized for the recipient — whether it’s on a shared interest or by a favorite author. Interabang Books has the best selection. — Lisa Collins Shaddock
This amazing new store in West Village has so many gifts that are one-of-a-kind. Plus, all vendors are small businesses from Texas. — Jess Prescott
12. Madison 214
I love this little jewel box store in Highland Park Village for chic gifts at all price points. — Brooke Dowdy
This West Lovers Lane gem is so perfect for fun gifts whether you’re shopping for kids or adults. — Brooke Dowdy
14. St. Michael’s Women’s Exchange
St. Michael’s Women’s Exchange
From babies to grandmothers and everyone in between, this Highland Park Village staple not only has a little bit of everything, but they’ll also wrap your gifts with the most gorgeous paper and bows and in Dallas. — Diana Oates
This chic botanical shop has beautiful succulent arrangements that are great to send to friends, family, and clients. — Jess Prescott