The holidays are here and Christmas is just around the corner! Haven’t checked everyone off your gift list yet? No worries! We have you covered. Check out this round up of Made-In-Arlington options and support the community while you shop. We love every opportunity to #ShopSmall, so you don’t want to miss out on these small businesses.
Presents for the Pup
Whether you’re buying for your own pets or the pet parent in your life, you’ve got to add Three Dog Bakery and Petmate to your list. If your dog has been extra good this year, they deserve a little something extra. Three Dog Bakery sells handmade dog treats like pupcakes, peanut mutter cookies and more! You can check out some of their latest items on their Facebook page. You can find Petmate products for all kinds of furry friends in stores like Walmart and PetCo. They have a warehouse and headquarters in Arlington, so you can support local jobs with every cat tower and chew toy purchase!
Take it old school with some arcade games at Free Play Arlington and Black Dog Retro Arcade. Both spots are a full experience, with a complete food and drink menu on top of hundreds of games. Get a gift card for the gamers in your life, young and young at heart! Free Play has pinball and arcade games, and Black Dog has the newest consoles and VR gaming plus and classic arcades
Custom Flowers, Jewelry and More
For the person who seems to have everything, a custom gift is a homerun. From unique floral arrangements and gift baskets to framed keepsakes and one of a kind jewelry designs, you’re sure to find the perfect handcrafted gift at these local stores.
H.E. Cannon Floral & Greenhouses Inc and Urban Country Flower Co have a wide selection of floral options and designs. Find everything from holiday centerpieces to bouquets and specialty arrangements. Create a gourmet fruit basket complete with stuffed animals at H.E. Cannon, and be sure to stop by Urban Country Flower Co for more hand-crafted items at their gift shop.
Kar-lynn Arts & Frames will work with you to create the ideal gift for the super sentimental. You can frame loved one’s jersey, family keepsakes, treasured photos and more. Check out their website and start brainstorming now.
Looking for jewelry as special as that special someone? Baseball Diamonds can make your vision a reality. They can help you make one-of-a-kind pieces with their custom design center and numerous mold options. Check out more of their services on their website.
Arlington has not one, but TWO breweries for the beer lover in your life. Locally owned, operated and brewed, you’ve got to add Division Brewing and Legal Draft Beer Company. to your list. Buy a six pack of one of their seasonal flavors (Legal Draft’s Fall Guy is a popular one) or a fun staple like Division’s Piña Pucker, a tasty blend of pineapple and coconut.
Christmas, Texas Style
What is more Texan than boots? Lane Boots creates designer-quality boots made for walking – and that’s just what they’ll do. Every pair is handmade by a skilled craftsman using classic techniques. Snag your favorites on their website before they’re gone!
Complete your Christmas with a visit to Storm Farms. Get some fresh air and pick out your very own tree, grown in Arlington! Before you leave, grab a wreath or some homemade jam and salsa for some stocking stuffers. You can see their current hours and produce here.
Photo from Sugar Bee Sweets Facebook page.
Holiday calories don’t count, so make sure you get some goodies from these sweet spots. Emotions Made Edible, Nancy’s Toffee, Inspirations Catering and Sugar Bee Sweets have something for every kind of sweet tooth (and go ahead and treat yourself to something, too!).
Emotions Made Edible and Sugar Bee Sweets have desserts for every occasion, including cupcakes, cake pops, decorated sugar cookies, breads and more. You can also get custom orders for special occasions. They can make your Pinterest dreams happen. Inspirations Catering is known for their mouthwatering charcuterie boards, but you don’t want to miss on their limited edition Ultimate Smore’s Box. This set is perfect for you and your family to enjoy some DIY snacks.
In addition to old-fashioned peanut brittle, Nancy’s Toffee peanut brittle flavors include jalapeño, habanero and black pepper. It’s like they say, sugar, spice and everything nice! Their smooth and creamy fudge flavors include pumpkin, chocolate mint, chocolate orange, elderflower and more.
BONUS: Snap some only-in-Arlington photos for your Christmas card at Campo Verde. The Tex-Mex restaurant goes all out for the holidays. The tinsel and lights will make the perfect backdrop for your next post on Instagram. Besides, some chips and salsa after a mini photoshoot never hurts!