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If you’ve waited this long to get your gifts you cannot order them online, you’ll need to do some in-person shopping. Instead of going to the mall to find a gift card they may never use, why not support small business and find something unique — all while ensuring you get your gift with no delays. We’re making your search easier with this list of Houston area small businesses.

Photo via @thesecondshop on Instagram

The Second Shop

Located in East Downtown at 3401 Harrisburg Blvd Suite F this is a specially curated vintage shop where you can find a cute old piece of clothing for anyone. From jeans and windbreakers, to cardigans with cookie jars all over it you will find something for whoever you’ve waited this long to shop for. The best thing about this shop, besides the collection, is the range of sizing. If you’ve had trouble finding vintage clothing above a size six, you won’t have that problem here.

Photo via @allthefeelsshop on Instagram

All The Feels

In a small corner shop at 3229 Milam Street you’ll find All The Feels, a shop with a wide collection of candles, incense, handmade pottery, books, glassware and plants. This is the perfect shop to find something truly unique for someone who loves to decorate and support artists. Walking into the store feels like walking into an interior design magazine if it reflected what a cool 20-something actually liked.

Photo via @myflamingheart on Instagram

My Flaming Heart

If you have a friend or family member that’s really into crystals, My Flaming Heart at 3622 Main St is the perfect place to find them something they’ll love. Outside of their wide selection of crystals, they also have cowboy boots, folk art and handmade jewelry. You never know what you’ll find among the items at this shop. 

Tippy Toes

While this may be a drive for some, Galveston has a large collection of small businesses. Tippy Toes is located in the cutest old building at 212 Kempner Street. While named after the toe rings they sell, they have other jewelry, socks, stickers and so many apothecary items. Not only is this a great store to shop at, but who doesn’t like an excuse to visit Galveston?

Photo via @bluewillowbooks on Instagram

Blue Willow Bookshop

When in doubt, get a book. There are so many cute bookstores around Houston, but Blue Willow Bookshop at 14532 Memorial Drive is a favorite of many. The tiny shop hosts author meet and greets, signings, and it has such a wide collection of interesting – and new – books that you will easily find something for the bookworm in your life. If you don’t know where to start, ask an employee! They’re more than willing to help.

Fundamentally Toys

If you’re shopping for a young sibling, niece, nephew, or maybe just someone who has a strong inner child Fundamentally Toys has you covered. From the cutest stuffed animals you’ve ever seen, to board games and art supplies, the kid in your life will love their gift. Located in Rice Village at 2401 Rice Boulevard, you’ll be the best adult if you go here and remember that children don’t like getting practical things for Christmas.

Featured photo via @allthefeelsshop on Instagram

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