Holiday season has descended up on us and with that comes hectic gift hunting. Shopping small supports local jobs, artisans and entrepreneurs, and makes each gift feel even more special. Be sure to show your support for Small Business Saturday and try these local gems on November 30th. Arlington is chock full of locally owned and operated stores guaranteed for one-of-a-kind finds. Here are 6 of the best stops to shop small and support local businesses:
1638 W. Randol Mill Road / Arlington, TX / 76012
255 SouthWest Plaza / Arlington, TX / 76016
A regional favorite, Gene Allen Gifts has a little bit of everything. Find brands like Vera Bradley, Brighton, and Willowtree as well as Texas covered gear from shirts to jewelry and more. Don’t forget to check out their holiday greeting cards, wrapping paper and stationary to check off those other gift-giving necessities.
4720 S. Cooper Street / Arlington, TX / 76017
Filled with many local shops under one roof, Gracie Lane has a range of potential presents. From children and women’s clothing to home décor and jewelry, there’s unique finds around every corner. Treat yourself to a shopping break at the charming Rose Garden Tea Room, recently relocated to inside Gracie Lane, for some made-from-scratch bites.
North Plaza at Globe Life Field / 1650 E Randol Mill Road / Arlington, TX / 76011
Treat yourself to a scenic winter wonderland as you browse the 20+ shops at Texas Christkindl Market. This delightful, free, family-friendly market is bigger and better than ever for 2019. Here you’ll find a variety of gifts from exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas decorations from the renowned Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village in Germany and authentic German lace Lebkuchen cookies to boutique nature-inspired jewelry and handcrafted canine accessories and treats.
Be sure to vote for Texas Christkindl Market for USA Today’s Top 10 Best Holiday Market!
406 W Main Street / Arlington, TX / 76010
At Collected Treasures, unique gifts fill every nook. Discover stunning antiques and recrafted vintage items for a present with some extra character. This year for Small Business Saturday, they’re having a Holiday Open House with a storewide sale. They’re serving sweet treats and wine 11:00 am – 3:00 pm with a drawing for a $100 gift certificate!
103 S Mesquite St Suite A / Arlington, TX / 76010
With eclectic clothing from modern and casual to vintage and rustic, Wildfire and Lace has something for every style. They believe we should “leave a little sparkle wherever you go” and we can get on board with that – especially around Christmas time! For Small Business Saturday, sip and shop with snacks and beverages, enter a raffle for a gift certificate and check out their special discounts.
Check out this full list of all the deals in Downtown Arlington!
3708 W. Pioneer Pkwy / Arlington, TX / 76013
As the largest Christmas store in Texas, and one of the largest in the world, Decorator’s Warehouse is a holiday goldmine. This store is a wonderland with over an acre of Christmas décor set in beautiful displays. Stroll through 20+ theme areas filled with thousands of ornaments, wreaths, garlands, outdoor displays and more. You’ll find all you need to satisfy your holiday-loving friend!