It’s a new year, which means there will be a new batch of parties, showers, and events you will likely be invited to. I know that as my due date with baby #2 approaches my friends and family are busy planning a little baby sprinkle. I won’t want to show up empty-handed to that event, or any other, over the course of 2019. I know you wouldn’t want to either, which is why I created a little Hostess Gift Guide featuring all shops and products unique to Dallas.
Gifts for the Sweet Tooth:
Chocolate box from Chocolate Secrets: This is the sweetest gourmet chocolate shop off Oak Lawn Ave. They specialize in Hand painted Bonbons, hand crafted truffles and bars all made with premium and organic ingredients. Chocolate Secrets even offers a Texas themed selection of chocolates. Purchase a delicious box of chocolates for your favorite hostess or treat her to a gift card to enjoy a night of chocolate, wine and jazz. (Address: 3926 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas TX 75219)
A Pie from Emporium Pies: With three locations conveniently located around Dallas, you can grab a delicious pie from this specialty pie shop that your hostess will love! Each pie is hand crafted from the finest ingredients and the offerings change each season to feature seasonal favorites. Check out their current menu, purchase a pie for the hostess of your choice and do yourself a favor and bring home a slice of the Smooth Operator for yourself! You won’t be disappointed! (Addresses: 314 N. Bishop Ave. Dallas, TX 75208/ 107 S Tennessee St. McKinney, TX 75069 / 2708 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226
Macarons from Chelles: This Dallas based bakery focuses on French Macarons. They are equally beautiful and delicious and offer several unique flavors including Fruity Pebbles and Cookies and Cream! This is a great choice for a hostess that is gluten free as each Chelles Macaron is made with almond flour. Chelles offers several gift box options and are located in three locations around DFW. (Addresses: 920 S. Harwood ST. #191 Dallas, TX 75201/ 2979 W 15th ST. Plano, TX 75075 / 1101 Melbourne Rd, Hurst, TX 76053)
Gifts for the Entertainer:
Cheese Box from Scardello: Scardello is an Artisan Cheese Shop off Oak Lawn. Their Cheese enthusiasts can help you choose from about 150 quality cheeses. They offer cheeses local to Texas as well as other American and European selections. Make your own selection, grab a gift card or choose from a wide variety of cheese trays or gift boxes for your hostess. (Address: 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219)
Bottle of Wine from Landon Winery: Landon Winery has three DFW locations where you can enjoy wine tastings, watch them make their specialty wine from grapes sourced from the Texas High Plains or pick up a bottle of your favorite Texas local wine for a wine loving hostess. (Addresses: 4246, 2508 Lee St, Greenville, TX 75401/ 103 N Ballard Ave, Wylie, TX 75098 / 101 N Kentucky St, McKinney, TX 75069)
Beer from Deep Ellum Brewing Co: Deep Ellum Brewing Co is a well-loved brewery in Dallas with several local favorite beers to try. They are such a local favorite that you can pick up a variety of their offerings at several retailers around Dallas. To find your favorite beer to bring to your favorite hostess check their convenient beer finder on their website. (Address: 2823 St Louis Street, Dallas Tx 75226)
Kitchen or Housewares products from Set & Co: This adorable local home and kitchen store is located in Oak Cliff. It offers a wide variety of gift items for your hostess’s home, kitchen and pantry. From soaps to jams to terra cotta pots, there is bound to be something perfect to bring to your next party or shower. (Address: 841 W Davis, Dallas TX 75208)
Something Just for her:
Unique Jewelry from Gaia: This shop has hand crafted items from refugee woman that have resettled in Dallas. They offer everything from beautifully constructed jewelry pieces, hair ties to bags and pouches. This shop is the perfect stop for the fashionista hostess. (Address: 2417 Mahon St. Dallas Tx 75201)
Handmade bath and body products from Abundantly Aromatic: This shop is a local favorite of mine. My husband and I have been purchasing their products since well before we were married. We even purchased her soaps as Favors for our wedding. Abundantly Aromatic has a wide selection of bath and body products including soy candles, handmade soaps, shea butters, bath fizzes and more. The products are affordably priced and many come in a large variety of scents. The chamomile soap and orange vanilla candle are among my favorites, and I know your hostess will love them too! (Address: Dallas Farmers Market 920 S. Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201)
Stationary, journals or other gift items from Paper Affair: Paper Affair is a locally-owned stationary and gift shop. They offer everything from custom stationary and note pads to quality gift items such as engraved cutting boards and quirky wine glasses. To view their whole selection of gift items and Paper products stop into one of their three DFW locations. You are sure to find the perfect gift for any hostess. (Addresses: 5710 W Lovers Lane, #105 Dallas Tx 75209/ 5809 Preston Rd, Plano Tx 75093/ 6959 Lebanon Rd. Frisco Tx 75034)
These ideas are sure to delight your hostess and leave a smile on their face. Here’s to many reasons to celebrate in 2019, and not show up empty handed!