If your holiday gifting spreadsheet looks like ours, you still have some blank spaces next to loved ones' names — your stylish sister-in-law, your pre-teen niece, even your cuddly new puppy. You can shop for everyone on your list (including yourself) at the CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop on December 3.
Presented by Infiniti, the event is a curated holiday boutique featuring favorite local retailers for men, women, kids, pets, jewelry, gifts, home, and gourmet food and beverages. That's just the start. You also can enjoy cocktails, festive food, crafting, complimentary gift wrapping, tunes spun by DJ Blake Ward, and more.
Here's a closer look at some of the vendors offering gift possibilities for special people on your list. Visit the event's website for a complete list of retailers.
For big-hearted fashionistas
GAIA Empowered Women are handmade creations by refugee women resettled in Dallas using vintage, artisan-made, and sustainable materials. Look for bags, clutches, jewelry, key chains, and more.
La Viajera sells artisan made, handwoven, unique Colombian mochila bags, with leather detail. Dallas native Kate Gillette Garrett was inspired to found her business when she purchased a Wayuu mochila from a shop in Cartagena, Colombia. Each mochila is made by an individual weaver and can take 20 or more days to complete.
Maheen Jewels is a Dallas-based brand that brings together handcrafted statement jewelry pieces from around the world. Designer and CEO Maheen Kalota has always been inspired by gemstones and jewelry making from her grandfather. Pieces include, earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets/bangles, and necklace sets.
Roma Boots merges fashion with philanthropy to give poverty the boot with colorful, fashionable rubber boots for women and children. For each pair of boots purchase, a new pair is given to a child in need. Roma was founded in 2010 by Samuel Bistrian, who wanted to help children in his home country of Romania.
VerveWerks builds a bridge between diverse cultures and communities to design unique, artisanal products that breathe life and expression. The company partners with talented artisans across Ecuador, the support and well-being of whom are a primary motivation behind their endeavors. Shop for accessories such as belts, wallets, and travel bags.
For stand-out kids
Lee Marie sells reworked children's and women's clothing. The Dallas-based brand starts with vintage flannels, military jackets, western shirts, and denim jackets, and reworks them with beautiful vintage and recycled laces, fabrics, patches, and trims.
Once Kids is a line of craft kits and wooden building blocks, action figures, and vehicles that meld timeless beauty, solid craftsmanship, and innovation. Once Kids products are made from environmentally friendly wood and are biodegradable.
For guys with style
Jack Mason is a collection of watch and leather goods that combine classic Americana influences with contemporary design, along with local designers and brands of handpicked goods. All of their watches and leather goods are meticulously designed and developed in-house.
Texas Standard shows pride in the Lone Star State by creating quality men's clothing that represents who they are and where they’re from. Ten to Texas is the company's initiative, which takes 10 percent of all of Texas Standard’s profits and donates them to its Texas-focused partner charities.
For your favorite fur babies
SparkleDog Food is a premium, nutritious dog food that stands out from all the rest because it's pink. Well, some pieces are pink. Fans of The Real Housewives of Dallas know this was more than a pet project for pink-loving entrepreneur Kameron Westcott and her little dog Louis Vuitton, whose likeness appears on the package.
For food-loving friends
Bird Bakery is a petite bakeshop with a country vibe, making decadent desserts and classic sandwiches using the highest quality ingredients. Elizabeth Chambers and her husband, Armie Hammer, founded Bird bakery in 2012 after months of perfecting family recipes. At the end of each day, all remaining cupcakes and treats are given to local nonprofits.
Texas Beer Bus offers guided tours of three local breweries/wineries/distilleries, including VIP guided tours, transportation on the Booze Bus, tastings at each stop, snacks, and commemorative souvenir glasses. With multiple tour options available every Saturday, it'll be tough to choose just one.
We the Birds sells custom macarons made to order in Dallas by a sister duo passionate about the French delicacy. Before the bakery came their lifestyle blog, also called We the Birds, so-named because the globe-trotting sisters felt like they were always in flight.
Yims Foods offers State Fair award-winning pickled vegetables, preserved fruits, jams, and jellies, and the owners make it a point to support local farmers and suppliers. Products include Salvador Dillies, their take on the classic dill, as well as sweet and spicy bread and butter pickles, and pickled Brussels sprouts.
Neighborhood is a design shop curated with modern furniture, local art, and handmade goods located in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas.
Urban Spikes is a modern succulent arrangements delivery service in the Dallas area. Home and corporate decor, gifting, and events.
Villy Custom is home to the original custom cruiser. Using their innovative custom builder, create a bike that will turn heads and offer a unique twist on "riding bikes."
White Rock Soap Gallery showcases handmade and natural castile soaps, soy wax candles, and vegan body care products, all from the Lake Highlands area of Dallas.
Wait — there's more
While you're at the event, be sure to visit the Korbel mimosa bar for plenty of good cheer. Then refuel at the Ketel One cocktail cart, where you'll get to make your own cocktails using fresh, seasonal fruits and herbs.
Melt your cares away with a mini massage courtesy of Back to Health. Then put your hands together for a manicure by Cherry, the new Dallas-based app that delivers nail services on demand. Want to try out a new holiday 'do? Dear Clark will bring an onsite braid bar, and Gentleman Jack will set up a barbershop for the guys. Complete your look with a makeover by Susan Posnick Cosmetics, then purchase and take home the products you love.
In the spirit of the holidays, proceeds from the Pop-up will benefit Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. You can help by bringing a new, unwrapped gift as part of a toy drive for the kids of Ronald McDonald House. As extra incentive, the first 50 guests to bring a gift will receive a Tiff's Treats gift card.
Excited yet? If so, then reserve your free tickets now.
The CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop is open December 3, 11 am-4 pm, at the Food & Fiber Pavilion at Fair Park. Parking is $10, and riding DART or taking Uber or Lyft is encouraged. Enter at Gate 3 on Washington Avenue.
Space is limited, so don't delay in securing your spot. We can't wait to share the cheer with you.