By: Kylie Cooper
While the holidays provide us with cherished family time and moments to pause and give thanks, gifting our loved ones with the perfect surprise certainly never gets old. This holiday season, try making most of your purchases right here in the Coastal Bend – we have plenty of small businesses ready to help you find the perfect gift. Make that list and check it twice, because these local shops are sure to have just what you’ve been looking for.
Located in Port Aransas, Indigo Eclectic specializes in coastal vintage, mid-century modern decor, bohemian inspired items and more. The shop is filled with hidden treats that are sure to make your gift-giving experience special, from coffee table books and artwork to chic clothing pieces and accessories. 1023 SH 361 Suite F
Browsing through this shop is like embarking on a treasure hunt with the sure bet you’ll find a gem or two. Gatherings Gift Box is filled with one-of-a-kind gift ideas for everyone on your list. Although the shop seems small, you’ll need a couple of hours to really sift through their incredible inventory of items. Bonus: if you’re reading this well before Christmas, stop by and check out their selection of traditional Old World Christmas ornaments. 3744 S Alameda St.
Fine furnishing, whimsy décor items, coastal apparel and more – Bleu Frog is both funky and fabulous. As this year’s Local’s List winner for Gift Shop, we’d be remiss to discuss holiday gift shopping and not include this local favorite. The shop resides inside a renovated historic building in the heart of Six Points, and is connected to Hester’s Café…which makes holiday shopping that much better. 1710 S Alameda St.
Locally owned and operated by two Coastal Bend families, Park Seven is the newest addition to the Lamar Park shopping center. Specializing in fine gifts, tableware, and custom paper, Park Seven is holiday season bliss. Not only can you pick up a few perfect gifts, you can also shop for your holiday table décor while you’re at it! 411 Doddridge St. Suite. 101
Focusing primarily on home décor, local shop She Shed is filled with fun patterns and bold colors. Between gorgeous bedding, rugs, and throws, this place is textile heaven. Their selection also features ceramic dishware, home fragrances, candles, and a plethora of unique pieces to gift for the holidays. 3845 S. Alameda St.