If you think you can't finish your holiday shopping in a single day, think again. A one-stop spot with gifts for all the people on your list is not normally an easy thing to find, but this is where the Dallas Farmers Market comes in. It's got artisan foods, hand-crafted goodies, and unique finds that will suit everyone on your list.
Here's a peek at a few of the cool items you'll find this season:
Rex's Seafood in The Market serves the freshest and highest quality seafood in Dallas. Snag a gift card for anyone who's hard to shop for and give the gift of a night out, or let them cater your holiday get-together with a tasty menu.
Another way you can't go wrong this year? Give the gift of tacos. Taqueria La Ventana (located in The Market) offers gift cards for its famous Mexican street tacos and chef-driven, gourmet burritos, quesadillas, salads, elotes, churros, beers, and margaritas.
Who doesn't love macarons, those delicate, filled-meringue treats? Each box of Chelles Macarons is a baker's dozen and makes for a beautiful, delicious gift. Expect a combination of unique and traditional flavors, such as pistachio, cookies and cream, coffee, and birthday cake. And for something a little different, snag a box of macballs — a genius mashup of macarons and cake balls. You can find these in The Market.
Cheese-lovers will rejoice to receive anything from Scardello Artisan Cheese, inside The Market. Beautiful wooden gift boxes filled with any cheese(s) of your choosing are available, plus crackers to accompany. Gift boxes range in price, depending on cheese selection.
For Maya X Kiwi, no animal is off limits. Celebrate cats, dogs, bunnies, zebras, or snakes with hand-painted watercolor pet portraits, which are created with India ink detailing on 8-by-10-inch cold-pressed paper. Highly pigmented colors make the paintings pop, and these are ideal gifts for the animal lover in your life. Maya X Kiwi is located inside The Shed, and works in collaboration with Pets Alive.
Gift some green without spending a lot at Energy Gardens. The boutique inside The Shed sells green gifts at all different price points, including low-maintenance terrariums that make ideal home or office decor. Succulents, cacti, tillandsia (air plants), and tropical plants make up the arrangements, and there are even terrarium necklaces for wearable nature.
Named after the founder's sons, Finn and Remy sells adorable watercolor and ink greeting cards. The local artist, who's located inside The Shed, uses cute critters to breathe life and personality into everyday greetings. A single card is $5 and a box set of eight sells for $30.
Find a collection of indoor and outdoor furniture pieces and planters from new Market vendor Luxe District Collective. The pieces' fine craftsmanship and functional features set them apart, and you can even score some chic planters for as low as $8.
It doesn't get more Dallas than Bullzerk, the apparel and gifts company that turns out cheeky phrases such as "A little bit of Dez, a little bit of Dak" and "Y'all can kiss my Dallas." Go to its outpost in The Market and load up on sassy T-shirts or grab a variety of coasters as stocking stuffers.
Whether you're looking for a unique accent piece or a truly uncommon gift, Dallas Antique Company is a treasure trove. Specializing in both European antiques and rustic-chic "rustique" decor, the Market vendor has an inventory that's been selected with a careful eye toward design and craftsmanship.
More edible gifts
You'll go nuts for Everett and Elaine's pecan products — which come in a selection of pies, cakes, and cookies — and so will anyone on your list with a sweet tooth. Choose from a selection of dainty baked goods, candies, and confections, with whole artisan pies priced around $30. You'll find them in The Shed.
Cheers to your health, and your friends' and family's, too. Mother Beverage sells crisp, refreshing, apple-cider vinegar drinks that you can grab on the go, and are infused with fruits, berries, and herbs. Plus there are only five 5 calories (or less) and zero grams of sugar per bottle. Beverages are lightly carbonated and made with 100-percent organic ingredients, never from concentrate. Head to The Shed and get a 12-pack for $33 or 24-pack for $60.
Located in The Shed, The Sconer offers perfectly sized scones topped with a dollop of vanilla cream-cheese icing. They pair well with a cup of tea or coffee and make for an ideal breakfast or afternoon treat. A dozen scones will only set you back $24.
For more gift options, head to the Dallas Farmers Market and check out its wide selection of gifts and treats.