Local gift guide in Fort Worth, TX

Getting in the holiday spirit. | Image via @giftedftw
Getting in the holiday spirit. | Image via @giftedftw

Oh, deer the holidays are upon us + this year you may want to do your shopping as early as possible. Hanukkah starts Nov. 28, Christmas is 33 days away, and Kwanzaa starts on Dec. 26. Long story short — we’ve got some shopping to do. Here’s our curated list of 24+ quali-tree gift ideas.

Editor recommendations

Kerrah: This year, I did some shopping at Gifted, Winton and Waits, Laude the Label, and Fort Worth Barber Shop, but I can’t divulge what I bought, because the gift receivers are FTWtoday readers (obviously). 

Rebecca: I’m not done with all my shopping yet, but so far I’ve stopped by Retro Cowboy (you’ve got to check out their Texas-inspired jewelry), Panther City Vinyl + it’s not the holidays if I haven’t grabbed some sweets for my mom from Fort Worth Fudge and Toffee. Bonus: They have Texas-shaped fudge.

Stocking stuffers

○ A Cowtown enamel pin from Fort Worth Locals

○ A leather key fob from W Durable Goods 

○ Handcrafted earrings from The Worthy Co.

Goodies from Gifted. | Image via @giftedftw
Goodies from Gifted. | Image via @giftedftw

If you’re shopping for…

The music maven that will sell out Billy Bob’s Texas one day:

Treat them to a holiday album or a vintage speaker from Doc’s Records & Vintage.

The White Elephant gift exchange match — with a $25 limit to boot:

Grab your special someone a rich + warm soy candle or a fruity and floral one from Gratus Candles. Pro tip: The Bourbon x Brûlée candle is always a winner.

The foodie in your life that loves trying new restaurants:

Treat them to a Hot Box bun, frisket (specialty fried biscuit), or a sweet + spicy brunch date at Hot Box Biscuit Club. Pro tip: A gift card to this local favorite will make their busy morning easy peasy.

The runner always prepping for their next half marathon: 

Sprint over to Lone Star Walking & Running Co. to find the perfect running shoe or arrange a hands-on shoe fitting for the avid runner in your life. On your mark, get set, go.

The coworker that has an Instagram page for their pet:

Gift a membership to MUTTS Canine Cantina for the pet lover in your life to experience this luxury dog park. With designated large and small dog areas, leash-free roaming + attendants to collect pet waste, dinners out with their fur baby will never be the same. 

Unleash your furry friends. | Image via @kristinamcniel
Unleash your furry friends. | Image via @kristinamcniel

The craft beer aficionado that loves a local brew:

Get crafty + spread cheer with a couple Rahr & Sons Brewing Company holiday craft beers. The Angry Santa Spiced London Ale and the Drunken Santa Barrel-aged London Ale are sure to delight your local brew lover.

The next-door neighbor who’s always looking to learn something new:

There are always new recipes to learn to make a dinner party pop. With this culinary class from The Cookery your curious counterpart will become a master chef in no time.

The sports fans who are all about the Horned Frogs or the Rams: 

A luxurious new hoodie, t-shirt, or onesie (for the baby fans) from the TCU Store or the TXWES Shop will keep the mega-fan in your life happily representing their team everywhere they go.

The pal who always forgets about self-care, but could use a break:

Whether it’s a thoughtfully selected gift certificate or a perfectly planned spa treatment at Milk + Honey, a self-care retreat will be a welcome moment for some rest and relaxation.

The bookworm who loves reading the latest book release at Monkey and Dog Books:

Mosey over to Monkey and Dog Books to discover your new favorite literary find or an old classic that would be perfect for a bookworm of any age. Pro tip: Snag a book club recommendation from the owners while you’re there.

The friend who values an experience over material things: 

From a one-of-a-kind glamping retreat to farm tours + fresh produce, Purdon Groves has everything you need for that special person in your life who loves making memories.

The parents who love a good game night and just learned how to FaceTime:

A Wild West or Time Machine escape room at Red Door Escape Room is the perfect gift for the adventurers who love a good mystery game night with the family. Pro tip: Take advantage of the holiday special with 20% off when you purchase a gift card.

The kiddo in your life who happens to be the cutest nugget of all time:

To get the little one in your life active + excited to learn, grab one of the carefully curated toys at Happy Lark Shop & Play and watch as their eyes sparkle with joy.

The fashionista who keeps up with all of the latest trends:

Add a unique new staple to your favorite fashionista’s closet with a luxury piece from Beehive. From party dresses to comfy sweaters, the most stylish among you will be covered.

The outdoorsy type that knows all the best local hikes:

Get your outdoorsy folks excited with a trip to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for a chance to connect with nature + take in the beauty of one of the 12 available walking trails.

Bonus: If wrapping isn’t your forte + your presents tend to look a little something like this – you can take your purchases to Prim and Proper Gifts (3550 W. 7th St.) to be professionally gift wrapped.