Tackling holiday shopping early on in the year or waking up at the crack of dawn to catch the Black Friday sales may not be your forte or area of expertise. Whether the last-minute gift raid is a product of self-procrastination or just an honest mistake of how time can quickly slip away, there are several local businesses that never fail to disappoint when it comes to snatching a great deal or a unique holiday find at the last hour. With items sure to please the savvy and sociable fashionista to the loved one with a sweet tooth, these five local businesses provide the best selections for last-minute gift ideas in DFW.
Krimson and Klover Boutique
3111 Cole Ave., Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75204
This sassy women’s boutique just celebrated 10 years of being one of Uptown’s most favored locations on the block for trendy women’s clothing and accessories. Not only does Krimson and Klover offer a wide assortment of fashionable items at an affordable price, it also offers unique stationary, beauty items and quirky finds for relatively cheap. If you are searching for the perfect gift for the sarcastic or humorous person in your life or for an office White Elephant or Secret Santa party, then drop into Krimson and Klover. With most of its smaller gift finds being priced under $15, it is sure that you will be able to purchase something shockingly different and appealing for a last-minute discovery at this store.
Urban Art 12 Virtual Gallery
Twelve-year-old entrepreneur and Dallas sensation Brandon Belanger is making huge waves and literally taking Dallas by storm. With the creation of his unique and trendy bottle cap earrings under Urban Art 12, Belanger has captured the eyes of many of Dallas’ most notable fashionistas and those looking to sport a more diversified look. Currently, the Urban Art 12 jewelry collection is being sold online in addition to being available at Gecko Hardware in East Dallas and Krimson and Klover Boutique in Uptown. For a last-minute gift that is sure to be a hit, make Urban Art 12 jewelry a top choice.
3926 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
Chocolate is universally a timeless gift that can be given year round without fail. However, in Dallas, Chocolate Secrets is the place to go for impeccable fine chocolates, handpicked wine selections and most importantly, fantastic customer service. For the chocolate lover in your life, give the gift of a custom-made chocolate and wine basket with an assortment of chocolates that are exclusive to Chocolate Secrets and made from the finest chocolatiers and chocolate makers in the world. Whether your desire is to give one of these baskets or maybe to purchase other items such as the chocolate “Welcome to Texas Y’all” boot or Cocoa Couture “Gourmet Chocolate Couture Purse,” you can hardly go wrong with a last-minute gift selection from this local chocolate shop.
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6105 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Just fresh off of celebrating its 30 year anniversary, Clothes Circuit remains to be one of the top upscale consignment retailers in all of DFW. To satiate your loved ones’ designer tastes with a modest budget, Clothes Circuit is the premier place in all of DFW for snatching jaw-dropping deals on gently worn designer handbags, shoes and apparel. With a massive selection of clothing items from Tory Burch to Jimmy Choo to Prada, Clothes Circuit is the perfect destination for grabbing a last-minute gift for the loved one who enjoys the finer things in life. A frequented spot for most of Dallas’ most notorious fashionistas and bloggers, Clothes Circuit is a definite top choice for someone looking for the perfect holiday gift this year that screams luxury and is extremely pocket friendly.
5219 W. Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
If a sweet indulgence is what you or your loved one is looking for over the holidays, then Tart Bakery is simply the icing on the cake. From the growingly popular French macaroons in holiday colors to rum balls to candy cane shortbread, Tart Bakery’s 2013 holiday assortments are bringing people in from all regions of the DFW metroplex to taste what all the fuss is about. Looking for a gift idea that is uniquely out of the ordinary? Then create a custom cookie Christmas card at Tart where your holiday greetings are specially inscribed on the cookie as a creative and perfect way to say “Happy Holidays” this season.
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Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.