Shop Dallas features sponsored products. That said, we sourced each and every gift included in this 2015 holiday shopping guide and included only our very favorite local ideas and companies.
Shopping for others can be the most stressful part of the holidays! If you’re like us, you’ll spend months agonizing over just the right gift for your husband, mother-in-law, or brother hoping they’ll at least be a little excited by what you put under the tree. We know how difficult this time of year can be, so we want to help ease your stress and take a little off your plate with our Shop Dallas Holiday Gift Guide!
Dallas Moms have personally reviewed tons of products and developed a list of items we feel confident your families will love this season. It is our hope that this guide will inspire you to return to shopping small during the holidays and discover new businesses local to Dallas. From moms and dads, to children and babies, Shop Dallas 2015 is a list that will make shopping for the holidays easy and fun. As you explore each gift idea, make sure to make note of our 10 Days of Giveaways. We’ve partnered with these brands to giveaway some of our favorite items from their stores and collections — a new giveaway each day — just for our readers! It’s your opportunity to win a few extra gifts to give away OR keep one for yourself.
So what are Dallas Moms shopping for …or wishing for this season?
Here’s our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide —
What to Give: An Annual Monthly Subscription (starts at $13.95/month)
What We Love: Unlike other subscription boxes that are independent of each other, Little Passports creates an on-going excitement among kids all year long. Each month has a different age-appropriate theme and children make connections with what they’re learning through their World Map, Luggage Tags, and Trading Cards. Children of all ages will find the included “souvenirs” exciting and engaging.
About Little Passports: Little Passports subscribers receive destination-specific, age-appropriate packages in the mail each month filled with letters, souvenirs, activities, and more. Each kit allows kids ages 3-12 to explore geography, history, culture, and language in fun, engaging, and memorable ways. Kids can learn about climates around the world through at-home simulations with The Weather Lab Activity Kit; explore prehistoric times with the Dinosaur Backpack filled with toys, pictures, and fun fossil facts; and follow Little Passports’ characters, Max, Mia, and Toby on their global outings with an Interactive Picture Book.
What to Give: Palmer Statement Earrings ($70)
What We Love: Supporting mom-owned businesses from Texas! Kendra Scott’s jewelry line is timeless, but still modern with her use of metals and natural stones. Each season she develops new stylish collections and the 2015 winter pieces are gorgeous!
About Kendra Scott: Kendra Scott started her company in 2002, with only $500 and just three months after her first son was born. Going door to door at boutiques armed with only a tea box full of her jewelry, Kendra wowed potential customers with her infectious personality and unique eye for design. The foundation of Kendra’s success has been her innate ability to utilize natural stonesand custom designed shapes, which has brought her from a small start-up to amulti-million dollar business loved globally. Kendra has created collections of timeless pieces that have won over loyal fans, media and celebrities alike.
Give: Christmas Tableware for 4 ($34.96)
What We Love: With most holidays, RePlay Recycled color coordinates! If you’re like us, you might love having a “theme” to your table and why can’t the kids’ settings be a part of that theme?! With RePlay, even the kids’ table can be festive. This season you can choose between Grinchmas, Candy Cane, Hanukkah, & Merry Christmas themed settings.
About Replay Recycled: RePlay Recycled is quickly becoming a parent favorite. Their products are practical, functional, and environmentally friendly. This company has taken 8.3 million milk jugs from the landfills and remade them into plates, bowls, drink cups, and snack containers! Their products are made from recycled HDPE, which is #2 plastic, and is BPA free, Phthalate Free, PVC free. Re-Play products are very durable and can be placed on the top-rack of the dishwasher for cleaning, and the colors are so vibrant that washing won’t cause them to fad.
What to Give: Classic Pin-Up ($102)
What We Love: HoneyBuns is all about empowering ladies to feel their best. Whether you wear HoneyBuns under your favorite faux leather leggings, bodycon dress or a sophisticated work look, you can’t help but feel great doing that last mirror check before walking out the door!
About Honeybuns: This is the first lower body shapewear that dramatically slims upper legs and lifts the bottom. By using their patent-pending adjustable strap technology, HoneyBuns physically move fat from inner and outer legs upward toward the bum, giving users get the appearance of long lean legs and a perky derriere. It’s seamless from mid-thigh to the bra line, and their bulge-free technology prevents muffin top throughout.
Shop HoneyBuns: Website
What to Give: Arrowhead Texas T-Shirt ($25), Women’s LOVE Texas Dolman Style ($28), & Heck Yeah Texas Toddler T-Shirt ($24)
What We Love: Any brand that supports our great state!
About Tumbleweed TexStyles: Tumbleweed TexStyles was born from the creativity and passion of two Texas teachers who wanted to combine their love for Texas music, art, design and fashion to create apparel and home decor products. They offer screen prints of custom-designed artwork on apparel for men, women, infants and kids, and offers a wide selection of T-shirts, hats and koozies. Their designs are also available on glassware such as pints, mason jars and beer growlers, and on custom prints. A new fall line includes new Texas-inspired designs, football and basketball gear, a Moscow Mule copper mug and even dog shirts for the furry friends of the family.
The online store at tumbleweedtexstyles.com carries the full line and select items are sold in specialty boutiques in the DFW area including The Gypsy Wagon, Indigo 1745, Posh Petunia, Ooh La La, Frisco Mercantile and Hattie Jane’s Boutique.
What to Give: Amazing Lashes Gift Certificate ($249 value)
What We Love: Make any women’s day when you send her to to get her first pair of extensions. Not only will she leave with longer, lusher eyelashes, but the whole experience is a relaxing, pampered experience. Plus, you save because of their introductory offer on your first Set of Lashes –$79.99!
About Amazing Lash Studio: The Stonebriar location offers a unique team of highly trained individuals who have professionally applied thousands of eyelash sets throughout their careers. Their company maintains a qualified medical background and personally selects stylists who study under master trainers. These selection and training processes ensure that every visit to their studio ranks in the highest Gold Standard of the industry. Through continued research, they bring clients the highest quality and safest products on the market to provide a safe and comfortable experience with every visit. Their passion and talent for lash styling includes precision and elegance that creates long-lasting beautiful eyelashes!
What to Give: Winter Slip On ($83)
What We Love: Moms need comfort, and these are the ultimate “comfy” shoe–especially their new Winter Slip on with fur lining! But with SUAVS, don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort!
About SUAVS: SUAVS Shoes are the epitome of modern, stylish comfort. The unisex slip-on is made of a breathable Air Mesh sports fabric and microfiber terry insole, which provides elasticity, air venting and moisture wicking. Additionally, the rubber sole is composed at 55% density to allow for maximum flexibility. Designed for women and men on the go, the everyday shoe is specifically designed to prevent blistering even when going sockless. All the materials are carefully handpicked to make sure they are the softest and safest for your feet, while they make sure the design is kept clean and minimal.
What to Give: Lavender Lullaby Soap Bar, Nursing Balm, & Litsea Lemon Moisturizing Lotion Bar ($27)
What We Love: The smells! Each scent you receive is so pleasant and relaxing, but not overwhelming to the nose. The bath salts, lotions, and balms are even gentle enough for those little ones who are always next to mom.
About My Dearest Danae: My Dearest Danae is a Dallas owned, mom-run business that embodies an entire commitment to living an all natural lifestyle by offering quality products with a story. Their purpose is to give customers an experience they can’t find anywhere else: from personal stories, and the names and faces behind the local ingredients, to when each product was made, and even down to the handwritten note you receive when you order. Their products include a whole line of handmade bar soaps, body lotions and scrubs, facial care, and home essentials. There’s even a line for men — Corks & Jagger.
What to Give: The Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition ($19.99)
What We Love: No matter what your age, you can’t help but be taken away by the magic of this classic story! What makes this 40th 30th Anniversary Edition even better, is that every time the hashtag #ReadandBelieve is used on any social media platform, they’ll donate a copy of this book to Christmas in the City, a nonprofit organization that helps families in need.
About The Polar Express: The 30th Anniversary Edition of The Polar Express (a 1986 Caldecott Winner) has been re-released with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout, and includes a letter from Van Allsburg, downloadable audio read by Liam Neeson, and a golden keepsake ornament. If you’re not familiar with the story, A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
Shop Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Website
What to Give: A Dallas Moms Blog “Motherhood Tee ($20)
What We Love: Our Readers! As moms, we wanted to create a way to show our love for our favorite city & have a reminder that we’re all united together in this stage of Motherhood. It doesn’t get more local than this!
About Dallas Moms Blog: Dallas Moms Blog is a community – online and off – of women raising kids in the Dallas area. We are a collaborative blog written by and for local moms with daily posts on things to do around town, ways to get involved in the community, parenting solutions, personal essays from local moms, local business spotlights, giveaways, and more.
As an added bonus, purchase before December 19th, and receive your tee for only $15 (shipping included)!
Starting on Monday, we’ll be giving away ALL of the above items to our readers for 10 days of giveaways! Make sure to follow along using #DMBShopsDallas for daily giveaways!
Disclosure :: This is a sponsored gift guide brought to you by all of the fabulous businesses and brands seen above. Every last one of these recommendations has the Dallas Moms Blog “stamp of approval,” and we personally solicited all companies for inclusion.