Small Businesses to Support This Holiday Season

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It’s hard to believe the holidays are already upon us! Now, more than ever, it’s important to shop small and shop local. Use our guide to inspire your holiday shopping this season!

Whether you’re shopping for family, friends, colleagues, or for YOURSELF (in the name of self-care, right?), we have something for you. 

Specialty Shops

The Cookie Society (Frisco)
Give the gift of sweets and treats this holiday season. The new bakery serves up some of the best cookies in town and is featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2020! Order the holiday gift crate for your family and friends (or for yourself, we won’t judge). Or, send a gift card to your special someone and they can pick out their own flavors!

Tumbleweed TexStyles (In Frisco and Online)
Tumbleweed TexStyles strives to outfit as many proud Texans as they can with their creative Texas-inspired designs. Product offerings include stylish t-shirts, hats, glassware, decor, stickers, and other fun lifestyle gear. Shop online or visit Tumbleweed’s new shop in The Rail District of downtown Frisco.

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Tumbleweed TexStyles, Frisco, TX

Luxe Stems (Frisco)
Everything’s coming up roses at this brand new luxury, local floral design gallery in our Frisco’s Rail District. Signature designs in-store and online orders for weddings, corporate events, and floral arranging workshops coming in 2021! One of the co-owners, served 25 years in the United States Air Force, so you can say “thank you” by supporting this veteran-owned beautiful business.

The Sample House and Candle Shop (Various DFW locations)
The family-owned candle shop opened their first store in Dallas in 1958, and have since expanded to six other locations. In addition to candles, they also sell home decor and specialty gifts items for any occasion. Stop by their Frisco location to get your shop on.

Socialite Pink (The Colony)
For the ladies in your life, shop custom jewelry at Socialite Pink. The unique boutique sells beautiful, simple, and staple necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. The best part? The founder has created a “sparkle you, sparkle her” gifting program — for each piece of jewelry you buy, Socialite Pink will gift a piece to a woman or a girl who is overcoming life’s hardest challenges. 

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Looking for some new home decor? Frisco-owned Oasis Accents has the best accents and accessories to spruce up your (or someone else’s) home. Shop during their Holiday Art Extravaganza from Nov. 14-21 and receive 20-30% sales on art, accessories, and gifts!  

Pep & Party Co. (Online)
The easiest gift-giving experience you’ll ever make awaits with Pep & Party Co., a Dallas-based gifting company. With custom and curated gift boxes for all the people in your life, choose from The Mom Box to The Self Care Box and even The Men’s Box – there’s truly something for everyone. Be sure to check out the Holiday Collection for even more fun and festive gift ideas. 

Self-Care and Fitness 

Abundantly Aromatic (Dallas)
For handmade, all-natural bath and beauty products, look no further than Abundantly Aromatic. Shop for bath fizzies, salt scrub, as well as beard oil and balm for the men, all made with organic Shea Butter. This local shop is easily a one-stop-shop for all your self-care or giving needs.

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Don’t sleep on Pilates. The 50-minute group workouts at this boutique fitness studio will surely whip you into shape in the best way possible. The studio offers plenty of membership options, so you can give yourself (and the ones you love) a gift that you certainly won’t regret.

Crossfit Löwe (Frisco)
If you’re interested in dropping those quarantine pounds, consider a membership at Crossfit Löwe – a Frisco-based training facility program that focuses on functional fitness to reach your exercise goals. The owner and head trainer has over 10 years of fitness experience and is sure to get you on a journey to a healthier you.

Culture A Day Spa (Frisco)
Self-care is the best care, and we could all use a little more of that this year. From facials to exfoliating treatments and a variety of massages, Culture A Day Spa might be just what you (or they) need. Check out their current specials and spa packages for the perfect gift!

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Culture A Day Spa

Horizon Hot Yoga (Frisco)
Whether your loved one has been down-dogging it for years, or they’re just testing the waters, Horizon Hot Yoga offers a holistic and friendly environment and a variety of unique workshops and classes. They’re sure to feel right at home.

Lone Star Practical Surgery (Frisco)
A big gift with big impact. Has your loved one expressed interest in face-tightening, botox (“bro-tox” for the fellas), professional-grade skincare, or body makeover procedures? Pre-purchase services or set up a free consult.

Practical Fitness (Frisco and Plano)
PracFit is not a gym! Every session is one-on-one, 100% private, with a fully certified personal trainer. It’s a great way to support a fitness-minded loved one who appreciates personal attention and good health.

Experiential Gifts 

Countdown 2 Escape (Frisco)
Frisco-owned C2E is a phones down, heads up, family-friendly experience with fun, unpredictable twists! It’s a fun gift for the whole family to enjoy together, a great night out for teens, or a unique gift for your employees! Think outside of the box as you progress through a maze of puzzles and valuable clues!

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Countdown 2 Escape, Frisco, TX

HeartStories (Online)
Gather your best girlfriends and celebrate the holidays with HeartStories’ Girls Night Out event! HeartStories is a fun and innovative way to connect women with more joy and purpose. GNOs are hosted monthly, and tickets are purchased in advance.

Kartland Performance Indoor Raceway (Frisco)
The perfect option for those winter birthdays and thrill-seekers in your crew, Kartland’s indoor go-kart racing is a fun and unique gift option for all. Book a race in advance and make it a surprise for your person in mind, or purchase a gift card.

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Kartland Performance Indoor Raceway, Frisco, TX

Write On! Creative Writing Center (Frisco)
Write On! allows everyone the opportunity to imagine, create, and develop in their writing skills through focused writing lessons, independent writing times, guided support, and a variety of writing inspired and related activities. Give the gift of classes, camps, or specialty workshops!

Delicious Gifts

Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour and Kitchen (Frisco)
The dimly lit lounge and bar with dark wood and a speak-easy vibe is a cool blend of sophisticated and relaxed. Let’s put it this way – your loved one doesn’t need to go to uptown Dallas to feel chic. The bartenders know how to make classy cocktails and the bites are sophisticated and flavorful.

Mochas and Javas HolidayMochas and Javas (Frisco)
Extraordinary beverages, food, and legendary customer service! A gift card to Mochas and Javas is a delicious way to say Merry Christmas to your family, friends, or colleagues.

Finally, for one-stop-shopping and creative finds, be sure to visit Frisco Fresh Market (open every weekend) to sample and shop for local gifts and treats. Also, stop by one of the largest flea markets in North Texas, McKinney’s Third Monday Trade Days (open on the third weekend of every month) to shop for antiques, jewelry, and everything in between.

Do you have a favorite local business you plan to support this season? Leave us a comment!