Your bridal entourage plays a pivotal role in helping you get hitched without a hitch. From assisting you with all the plans to being around to lend a hand — your bridesmaids and groomsmen will be there for you on demand. If you’re looking for a way to show them your appreciation then check out these great DFW places for some extra special gifts that won’t bust your budget.
8417 Preston Center Plaza
Dallas, TX 75223
Swoozie’s is a perfect go-to store for finding interesting gifts to fit every occasion. The shop offers a wide variety of merchandise, ranging from paper goods to personalized items. If you’re interested in finding something traditional for your wedding party, monogrammed mementos are the way to go. Swoozie’s has some great picks that can be personalized, including jewelry cases priced from $8.95, towel wraps for $28.95, engraved card cases from $17 and customized stainless steel flasks for $23.95. The store also carries colorful designer pieces like Jonathan Adler iPhone cases for $24.95 and Lilly Pulitzer watches for $20. Additionally, you can have everything gift wrapped, or swoozied up — for free.
8787 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
If you want to treat your best men to a good time, then put Top Golf on the top of your gift list. This premier entertainment complex offers mini-golf, arcade games, batting cages and a full service restaurant. But it’s the multilevel driving range that’s the main attraction and you don’t have to be a golfer or have your own clubs to get into the swing of things. Top Golf is played by hitting micro-chipped balls towards a series of targets equipped with scanners.The scanners read the ball’s distances and keeps track of the points scored. There are several skill levels you can choose from, so it never gets dull. The range set-up is pretty cool as well. Every station has its own seating, full service menu to order from and heaters or misters provide comfortable conditions in any weather. To play, you can purchase a lifetime membership card for $40, that comes loaded with $50 worth of games, or you can get a 30 day membership for $5 and purchase games as you go. Each game comes with 20 balls and costs vary between $3.25 to $7 depending on days and times.
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13350 Dallas Parkway, Suite 2345
Dallas, TX 75240
Lush offers a wide variety of handmade, organic body products that are as wonderful to use as they are to look at. It’s easy to get carried away with the shop’s unique array of bath bombs, bath melts, shower jellies and body scrubs that are priced at $1.95 and up. Pick out a collection of goodies and bundle them up in knot wraps that the shop sells for $4.95, or choose some of the wrapped box sets, many of which are priced under $30. For example, you can get the buttercup bath set with a cocoa-butter bath bomb and a slice of honey soap for only $10.95, or the tutti fruity set with pink grapefruit shower gel and a kiwi-seed scrub bar for $16.95. There’s also a great choice of manly products for the guys, including the dirty collection’s lavender sandalwood shaving cream for $13.95 and the spearmint sea salt shower gels that start at $9.95.
The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, TX 75093
Z Gallerie offers unlimited possibilities for finding up-scale gifts on a budget. The store has a great selection of low priced bar accessories, ranging from stainless steel moose shot glasses for $9.89 and cocktail shakers for $19.95 to a case shaped like a wine bottle that’s filled with a 5-piece wine tool set for $19.95. There are also a variety of candle holders and vases priced from $10, as well as picture frames for $9.95 and exquisite jewelry boxes priced from $14.95. Be sure to check their website for sales where you can find some real steals up to half off the regular price. If you need a great one-stop shopping spot, Z Gallerie is always a good place to go.
Deluxe Nails & Spa
3400 Texas Sage Trail, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Pamper your girls with a gift card for a manicure or pedicure from Deluxe Nails, one of the best hand and foot spas in the city. What makes this place so popular is the friendly staff, quality service and super clean environment. All of the manicures and pedicures include great massages and little extras, like complimentary wine, margaritas and frozen daiquiris. Pedicures include exfoliation, plus wonderful leg and foot massages for $27and up. A classic manicure is $15, or you can have a signature manicure for $20 that includes a paraffin or hot stone massage. For $30 you can get a deluxe manicure that comes with an aroma therapy treatment, as well as a neck and shoulder massage.
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