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The 10 best gift shops in Dallas solve every pesky present problem
When our calendars get filled with birthdays, bridal showers and housewarming parties, we sometimes get stumped about where to buy a gift. And what do you get the friend who has everything?
Luckily, Dallas is well-stocked with shops that provide a plethora of perfect presents. These are our favorite gift shops in Dallas.
This Bishop Arts gallery and shop showcases an assortment of affordable fine art, crafts and jewelry created by more than 150 Dallas artists, including Reed Hoover, Ted Matthews, Brice McCasland, Irma Ramirez and Manuel Sarmiento. It's just the right spot to pick up a painting, sculpture or piece of jewelry for your artsy friend who wants to support the local scene.
Forty Five Ten
Aside from the fine selection of couture clothing, Brian Bolke's boutique has an elegant selection of fine jewelry, coffee table books, candles, frames and home decor. Whether shopping for a fashionista or a yogi, Forty Five Ten has something for her. Our favorite gifts include Ippolita bracelets, Diptyque candles and the Kelly Wearstler hand sculpture — or, really, any sculpture by Wearstler.
Froggie's 5 & 10
This quaint Knox Street toy store has everything to stimulate a child's imagination. Discover puzzles, craft kits, action figures, Slinkys, Hello Kitty, dinosaurs and so much more. If you've been searching for a particular nostalgic toy, Froggie's 5 & 10 probably has it. Fair warning: It's hard to make it out of the store in less than an hour.
The dark and moody ambiance of this shop reflects the gothic and mysterious qualities of the eclectic merch. Grange Hall is a veritable treasure chest filled with funky table sculptures, edgy jewelry and accessories, skulls, and other funky finds. Among our favorites are the beaded clutches, snake rings and Astier de Villatte Paris teacups.
Owners Dan Dean and Mickey Miller have filled their store — a "museum store without the museum," as Miller calls it — with one-of-a-kind pieces of contemporary art in clay, glass, metal, wood and mixed media. Shop for Karen Shapiro’s quirky ceramic sculptures of everyday objects (like Prozac capsules and Band-Aid boxes) or the jewelry creations of artists like Kathy Frey and Sydney Lynch.
This chic Highland Park Village boutique is fully stocked with luxurious items for your most sophisticated family and friends. Stock their bar with William Yeoward crystal, accessorize their table with monogrammed linen dinner napkins, or keep them warm with a cashmere throw. Madison carries gifts for men, women and babies. Plus it has a bridal registry.
Nasher Sculpture Center Store
The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of our favorite destinations for a fine-art fix. At the Nasher Sculpture Center store, we can buy a gift as unique as the sculpture within the walls. Choose from exquisite vases, coffee table books, jewelry, children's toys and housewares.
Nest carries an incredible selection of gifts for the home. Think bold Silicone coasters, blown glass vases, Missoni Home throws, puzzles and Christian Lacroix candles. But as much as we obsess over the giftables, Nest is at the top of our list because of the Bell'Invito shop-within-a-shop. Order custom letterpress stationery or pick up a stack ready for writing. These make excellent gifts too.
Nuvo is a one-stop-shop for all manner of gifts and greeting cards. It's the only complete Acme Studio Boutique in the United States, offering pens and card cases. Plus Nuvo stocks watches and jewelry, money clips, hand-etched barware, home fragrances, handbags, books — essentially an unrivaled assortment of pocketbook-friendly presents for absolutely anyone.
We are 1976
We love to learn at We are 1976's crafty classes, but this Henderson Avenue store is also a must-shop for anyone who adores cultural collectibles. Siamese cat ring? English bulldog screen print? Pocket-friendly C.I. Boys animal series? Bento lunchbox? Yes, you can find it all — and more — here.