2020 has been incredibly difficult on all of us, but even more so for small businesses. It breaks my heart to see the small businesses in town closing because they can’t handle the shutdowns and natural decrease in foot traffic.
Online, it’s really hard for small businesses to compete with department stores and big brands. The amount of traffic and name recognition alone beats the small businesses in online searches, so I’m hoping to get the word out about some of my favorite small businesses.
So I have made a vow to shop small and local wherever possible for my gift list, and I want to make it easy for you all to do the same! In this post, you’ll find where to shop in Dallas and support local businesses!
Where to Shop in Dallas for the Holidays: 7 Favorite Shops to Support
If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that Verbena is my favorite place to get my nails done. What you may not know is that not only is it a nail salon, but a coffee shop, and they also have a ton of beauty products, jewelry, and more from small brands. The owner, Ashley has also made a point to include Black businesses on her shelves as well!
You could take a look at the products for gifts, in-store or online, and even grab a gift certificate for a mani/pedi!
This is a newer small business in Dallas and it is actually owned by one of my and Kale’s friends. These hand-poured candles are inspired by nature. We are never without at least two on-hand- we get more every time we burn through them and have loved all of the scents we’ve burned. I love that the candles are gender-neutral as well. Kale can only take so much pumpkin cupcake before we switch to our Vulcan scents.
Choose from 8 scents- you can’t go wrong with any of them! Our favorites are Oak & Amber, Birch, and Cotton & Teakwood. Shop online or at the Good Local Markets farmers market on December 5, from 8am-12pm.
Flea Style sits in the heart of Deep Ellum housing products from over 75 small businesses under one roof. They have a boho-chic vibe that flows from jewelry to sage bundles, to vintage college and pro team tees and jerseys.
On November 28, Small Business Saturday, they will be open with vendor pop-ups, sips, and gifts with purchase. They will also be hosting Flea Style’s Market at the Star, an outdoor market with 40+ vendors of lifestyle goods on December 5, 10am – 4pm. If you can’t make those events, shop in-store or online any day!
The White Rock Soap Gallery crafts healthy products that are safe to use. Everything they make or sell is vegan and all-natural, and they never use artificial fragrances, or synthetic chemicals. They carry products from 50+ local Texas creators, in four locations around Texas.
Shop in-store or online for all of your self-care needs including soaps, candles, hair products, beard oils, and more.
Formerly The Gypsy Wagon, Favor The Kind carries boho-chic clothing, home decor, and gifts for the modern bohemian. Sitting on the peninsula between Henderson and Miller in Dallas, and across from Velvet Taco, you can’t miss this chic boutique with a pink door as you drive down the busy street.
Don’t mistake this store for just a women’s clothing boutique, there are a ton of gifts for anyone with a unique hippie or boho style on your list! Shop online or in-store in Dallas, Houston, or Crested Butte, CO, or shop online from anywhere else!
Located in Bishop Arts and online, All Good Things carries paper products and gifts for everyone on your list. From holiday ornaments and accessories to letter-pressed paper, All Good Things’ bread and butter, there is something for everyone, and you can grab a card while you’re there! They even sell the same collars I have on my dogs!
I’ll be stopping by this week to grab some holiday gifts, cards and maybe a surprise for the dogs!
This one is for the boys. As the name suggests, this Bishop Arts shop carries vintage tools, signs, and other collectibles. It’s a great spot to find one-of-a-kind items for the men in your life. While they do not have an online shop at this time, I highly recommend making a stop in-person to their store!
You can’t go wrong with any of these local shops in Dallas, and there are so many more to choose from! This holiday season, it is really important to me to support our local businesses and the community. It breaks my heart every time I hear of another local business closing. Every dollar counts, so let’s do what we can to get them through this hard time!