Support All Things Local This Holiday Season

The holiday season is fast approaching and you may have already started to think about the perfect gifts for your loved ones. As the shopping malls become busier and busier, the pressure is on to begin the hunt for everything festive. Why not ditch the big-box stores this year and avoid the holiday rush? Here are a few local alternatives you should consider when trying to find that perfect present:

1. Allied Kenco

26 Lyerly Street

For the master chef or barbecue enthusiast in your life, Allied Kenco has everything one could dream of when it comes to grilling. Earning the title of the ultimate grilling supply store, Allied Kenco specializes in tools, equipment and everything you would ever need when preparing and cooking meat. Why not put together a barbecue bundle for that special person in your life? 

2. Tejas Custom Boots

415 Westheimer Road

The quintessential cowboy boot is something that’ll never go out of style, especially not in a place like Texas. If you already have someone in mind that rocks this western style with pride, consider gifting them a pair of custom cowboy boots from Tejas. Their handcrafted boots can be made with a variety of different materials, allowing you to perfectly tailor your pair.

3. The Hobbit Café

2243 Richmond Avenue

Switch things up this year by gifting an experience instead. Whether your loved one is a Tolkien fan, a book lover or a fantasy enthusiast, they will absolutely adore this Hobbit-themed café. A quaint little nook in the suburbs of Houston, The Hobbit Café has a plethora of magical bites that’ll awaken anyone’s inner child. Stop by to try their Frodo Sandwich, or their Dragon Wings for some tasty eats close to home.  

4. British Isles

2366 Rice Boulevard, Suite B

For the Anglophiles far and wide, British Isles has all of your favorite imported British treats, knick-knacks and collectibles. Check out their extensive range of teas and teaware, or their eclectic selection of ceramic figurines to fill out those stocking stuffers.