The mere mention of holiday shopping can elicit stress, but I firmly believe the hunt should be just as thrilling as the give. In the spirit of discovery, I gathered some of the most exciting brands in Texas (or, at the very least, Texas-adjacent). And since the “her” in most “best gifts for her” lists tends to be a composite of mother figures, wives, sisters, significant others, and beyond, I kept a multifaceted woman in mind.
With its freshly opened third Dallas location in the popular Knox-Henderson area, the Chicago-based market continues its North Texas takeover, making upscale convenience and great grab-and-go goods (or gifts!) even more accessible.
Every punchy print from the Austin-based queen is a gifter’s dream. With Texans’ affinity for Colorado (and spirited hosting), this après ski motif seems particularly appropriate.
Nobody does Southern chic quite like Biscuit Home. Founded by interior designer Bailey McCarthy, the Houston lifestyle brand makes Texas hospitality look good.
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With cool coins and 14k gold plating, Jane Win makes charm necklaces for the modern woman. The New York brand is currently available at Market Highland Park Village.
Jessica Jesse’s all weather bangles, designed with an ethos of “mindful glamour” are practically part of the Park Cities uniform in Dallas, but the weightless, waterproof beauties are a thoughtful gift wherever you call home.
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The playful, maximalist collection of our dreams. Plus, 20% of the friendship bracelet proceeds go toward the Barbie Dream Gap Project, which will directly support the efforts of Girls Inc.
From her airy Austin studio, Miranda Bennett and her team hand-dye a collection of timeless apparel — and make slow fashion look effortless.
Housed in an unassuming warehouse in the Dallas Design District (and employing sewers across Texas), the small, women-owned company has mastered the perfect collared shirt.
The Houston brand’s small-batch, customizable loungewear is crafted with 100% cotton in Texas.
Known for handmade, Mexican-influenced blouses and dresses, Dallas-based Mi Golondrina partnered with ceramicist Gorky Gonzalez for a charming collection of one-of-a-kind pottery. This hand-thrown, hand-painted piece will last long after the sweet fig-scented candle burns out.
All of this family-owned brand’s luxurious products are fueled by certified extra virgin olive oil. If you can’t make it to Wonder Valley’s chic shop in Marfa, you can find the goods in By George (Austin), The Conservatory (Dallas), Space (Abilene), or shipped right to your doorstep.
One of the sweetest smelling shops in Dallas’ Bishop Arts District has a scent for every Texas moment, but (just like in real life) we’re particularly fond of the Hill Country, with notes of green cedar and soft patchouli.