The holidays aren’t just about potluck, budgeting for the best gifts and decorations. Unlike usual, it’s the season to think consciously about how to use time and money.
Texas travel blogger Jessica Serna, aka My Curly Adventures, has an Etsy shop run by a Latino woman. A must visit if you have a travel lover on your shopping list.with her 55+ trips to Texas under $50 As a travel guide, the blogger recently also launched art prints of her own watercolor paintings, with selected Texas landscapes such as Big Bend, Bluebonnets and Pleasure Pier. Serna knows all the best spots, so we’ve compiled a list of unique gift ideas from local, women’s, and/or minority-owned businesses that you deserve to sponsor this season of giving.
Online only, colorsnack.com
A woman-owned food and beverage artist who specializes in watercolor creations, Volta of Color Snack sells tea towels, art pieces, and stickers to add delicious color to every area of your life, from your notebook to your kitchen. . There are also several watercolor instructional books to hone your inner artist.
Serena Marie Craft & Custom
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If you’re looking for a tumbler that will become your friend’s and family’s new favorite accessory, Latino and female owned Selena Marie Crafts & Customs handcrafted and uniquely designed tumblers are available in 12 oz or 16 oz sizes. of clear or frosted glass. Starbucks cups that you can choose from seasonal designs, Harry potterHello Kitty, classic slasher movie characters, or your own custom designs.
shea butter & salt
701 W. Belt Line Road, Cedar Hill, shearsageandsalt.com
Specializing in the mixed use of shea butter and its many benefits, black and female owned Shea Sage & Salt offers whipped shea butter, shea moss gel, sage, salt, cold pressed soap and even perfumes for men. for sale. We also offer unscented whipped shea butter for those with fragrance allergies, as well as unisex scents.
Natural Lush Bath & Body
Online only, Benaturallylush.com
Owned by a Latino woman, Natural Lush Bath & Body’s muted candles complement any aesthetic. Choose from delicious scents such as pumpkin gingerbread, rosemary sage, and lavender eucalyptus from the shop’s seasonal collection. We also have matching wax melts and diffusers, handmade soaps, scrubs, bath bombs and bath salts. All products are made with small amounts of natural ingredients and are toxin-free and cruelty-free. The bath bomb glitter is also plastic-free, eco-friendly and vegan.
Hammer & Nails
11901 Dallas Parkway, No. 700, Frisco, hammerandnailsgrooming.com
Give the men in your life the luxury they deserve in an environment tailored just for them. From cuts and beard grooming to neck massages, skin treatments and mani, men’s grooming is done in a whole new way/pedis, all natural ingredients. Choose from vouchers and memberships that let you carry over or share your treatments.
Casa M. Spice Company
Various local retailers, casamspice.com
Based on chemistry and physics, LGBTQIA+ owned Casa M. Spice Inc. gives every seasoning—pork, chicken, beef, lamb, fish, jerk—a carefully crafted “little extra.” Create a spice blend. The blend is low-sodium, keto-friendly, gluten-free, vegan, MSG and filler-free. Choose from single jars, gift sets, and bulk packaging this holiday season.
Online only, stylefeen.com
If there’s a curly-haired person in your life who cares, of course there’s one, but among the Latin owned By Style Feen silk scrunchies and scarves, there’s a hearty thing they can definitely use. Please find the perfect gift.
winding wick candle
216 W. Sixth Street, Ferris, windwickcandles.com
Winding Wick Candles, a black-owned North Texas business, sells delicious handmade candles that are simply works of art. With super cute toppings, scents like Blueberry Pie, and themed candles, you can pop something into your shopping cart and go for yourself.
folklore and tradition
1011 S. Pearl Expressway, No. 150, folkloregifts.store
This farmer’s market store, run by a Latino woman, features colorful and intricate embroidery. All items inspired by traditional Mexican clothing are sourced through fair trade practices from her native Mexican artisans. You’re sure to find the perfect accessories and staple clothing items (including kids’ clothing) to add to your shopping cart.
Laxie Brow & Skin
3111 Cole Ave, No. 202, luxybrowandskin.com
Specializing in anti-aging, acne treatments, brightening, dermaplaning, chemical peels, brow and lash enhancements, body treatments, and skin care packages including a $199 annual fee, gifts from Luxxy Brow & Skin, a black-owned shop, are yours. leaving loved ones. Feel younger and more confident.
Berkshire Farms Winery
Dallas Farmers Market, berkshirefarmswinery.com
Berkshire Farms, a black-owned weekend farmers market booth started by two brothers who began raising and selling free-range, local pork, entered the Texas wine industry in 2017. production. Pick up or order a bottle when shopping for something to take to your next holiday dinner or a gift for your favorite foodie.send by email [email protected] for local deliveries.
french bouale vodka
In stock at your local Spec’s or Total Wine
Black-owned brand French Bouare Vodka comes in a beautiful bottle. With flavors like pineapple, peach and raspberry, this sweet tea and vodka mixture is a hit.
6500 E. Mockingbird Lane, No. 104, www.ticklebar.com
First, it’s not as weird as it sounds. Owned by a lady, the Tickle Bar lets you enjoy back bruises and hair play along with her relaxing ASMR. Gift that special someone a single session, a monthly membership, her 4-pack of sessions, a gift certificate, or even her Tickle Gram to send home a session that includes rosé, ice cream, or both. We will give you a relaxing surprise.
Belle Amor Luxury Picnic
book online, bellamorpicnics.com
Know a couple in desperate need of a date? Preferably with each other? Perhaps you have a pregnant mom on your list or are looking for something special for your significant other. Belle Amor Email to receive a gift card for a lavish picnic at the location of your choice. These events include all the essentials such as Bluetooth speakers, custom message boards, sparkling cider and more. You can also request add-ons like a mimosa bar or a charcuterie box.
pipe & pallet
6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano, pipandpalette.com
Plan fun activities with the whole family, loved ones and friends with a Pipe & Palette gift card. This Plano spot offers kid-friendly classes for little artists, a splatter room, paint and drink, parent-child crafts, private lessons, and more.