Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Dallas shop girls (and guys) save the holiday with last-minute gift ideas


Leighelena cuff bracelets
Photo courtesy of Tootsies
Cabins coffee table book
Photo courtesy of Stag
Markus Lupfer sweater at Elements
Photo courtesy of Elements
TenOverSix x Vacation Days pink bandanna
Photo courtesy of TenOverSix
Valas Voyager backpack
Photo courtesy of Traffic LA

If you're one of those procrastinators who likes to wait until the last minute to Christmas shop, we have come to your rescue. We asked our favorite Dallas shop girls (and guys) for gift ideas from their own selections — from stocking stuffer to splurge.

All of these places are open Christmas Eve so you don't have to brave the mall.

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Tootsies store director Nerissa von Helpenstill has her eye on the Rag & Bone slip-ons they just got in-store. But for gifts, she says the cuff bracelets by Austin designer Leighelena ($78-$115) are her go-tos. "They come in a rainbow of colors, and my friends are as obsessed as I am with piling them on," she says.

Tootsies is open December 24 from 10 am-5 pm, with complimentary gift wrapping.

Greg Hickman is the general manager of the much-buzzed-about Austin menswear import Stag, which just opened in the Knox-Henderson neighborhood. He personally covets Life After Denim's tribal cardigan and the standard issue field watch from Weiss, but for gifts he points to Stag's selection of coffee table books. "We have some fantastic coffee table books," he says. "A favorite of mine is Cabins ($70)."

Stag is open December 24 from 10 am-5 pm.

Elements creative director Stevie Moore has a knack for knowing what her clients will love — which is why she's a man's secret gift-giving weapon. Personally, she's hoping for a pair of gold and diamond five-spike earrings from Pamela Love (she already has them in silver), but she picked out a whimsical Markus Lupfer sweater ($450-$550) for her sister.

Elements is open December 24 from 10 am-6 pm.

The impeccably dressed Amanda Reed, manager at TenOverSix, knows a thing or two about designer goods and gifts for the discerning. She has two gift recommendations: For a jewelry lover like her mom, an AEA bind ring ($550). For her friends, the TenOverSix x Vacation Days pink bandanna ($40) "to remind them to come see me at the store."

TenOverSix is open December 24 from 10 am-6 pm.

Traffic LA's Havilah Bender has an eye for what's next in fashion, and she says the ultimate gift from her store is the leather Valas Voyager mini backpack ($2,695). "The bonus for this bag is that it has a built-in battery charger for your phone or any USB chargeable device," she says.

Traffic LA is open December 24 from 10 am-6 pm.

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