When looking for a place that offers amusing gag gifts and funny t-shirts, one need not travel far. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has plenty of eclectic stores to tickle your fancy for comical and entertaining items.
Froggie’s 5 & 10
3211 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 522-5867
www.facebook.comFroggie’s 5 & 10 has it all. There is something for young and old and everybody in between. Whether it is a Slinky, vintage lunchbox, magic tricks or a vast array of toys and humorous books, Froggies is the place to go. Tip: Take the afternoon off and spend it at Froggie’s 5 & 10. It will take you hours to discover all the treasures that grace the walls and table displays.
3107 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 522-2999
www.iotadallas.comFor 35 years, iota has been established in Uptown on Knox. It features an eclectic array of art ranging from wall art to table sculptures. The tiny shop is packed with unique knick-knacks, and colorful, fun and useful gifts including t-shirts and aprons. The owner is friendly and happy to help you find the perfect gift. You will leave saying the shop saying, “I’ve never seen that before.”
322 W. 7th St.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 948-9874
www.fete-ish.comIf you find yourself in North Oak Cliff, then a stop at Fete-ish is one you should make. Funny, goofy and a bit naughty describes Fete-ish. A telemarketer repellant sound machine, eyebrow raising magnets, sassy cocktail napkins, novelty flasks and boxer shorts with witty images are just a small sampling of what you will find at Fete-ish. It carries Forked Up Art (art designed from forks), photographic art by local artists, and kitchen items all designed to make you stop, look and think.Related: Best Consignment Stores In DFW
Cheaters Spy Shop
4516 West Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75225
(800) 994-0175
www.cheatersspyshop.comWhile the Cheaters Spy Shop is serious business when it comes to surveillance, it also has some nifty spy gadgets. The Haunted Harassment Prank Toy is about the size of a quarter and makes creepy noises. The TV Terror Universal Remote Control key chain allows you to point it at any TV and it will teach itself how to control the channel, volume and even turn itself off. If looking for something a little less scary and more cool, then the spy watch camera or the spy watch pen will make you feel more like James Bond as the camera records video and audio and the pen shows all.
Whole Earth Provision Co.
5400 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-7444
www.wholeearthprovision.comLocated in the Mockingbird Central Plaza across the street from Mockingbird Station near Southern Methodist University, Whole Earth Provisions has a plethora of fun items. A blood plasma organ donor medical lunch bag, a wooden log pillow, drumsticks that are kitchen utensils, a chocolate chip cookie and pizza change purses and even MadLibs activity books are front and center in the store. You can spend hours going through the unique titles of books on the racks. The shop also has wonderful items for the camping and backpacking enthusiast. You are sure to find something to your liking at Whole Earth Provision Co.Related: Best Craft Beer Happy Hours In DFW
Robin D. Everson is a native Chicagoan who resides in Dallas, Texas. Her appreciation for art, food, wine, people and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at Examiner.com