Gifts & Spe­cialty Shops

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AMER­I­CAN GIRL— Amer­i­can Girl is a dream come true for any lit­tle princess. The vi­brant and spir­ited char­ac­ters of the Amer­i­can Girl book se­ries come to life in a sprawl­ing space, com­plete with a doll hair sa­lon and a cafe. A bub­bling event sched­ule can keep girls and their dolls busy nearly ev­ery week­end. www.amer­i­can­ 13464 Dal­las Pkwy., Gal­le­ria Dal­las, 877.247.5223.

AR­LING­TON CAMERA— This fam­ily-owned camera store has been help­ing pa­trons cap­ture mem­o­ries for more than 20 years. This is the go-to place for al­bums and frames, camera cases, cam­eras, cam­corders, tripods and other ac­ces­sories. www. ar­ling­ton­cam­ 544 West Ran­dol Mill Road, Ar­ling­ton, 817.261.8131.

ASH­LINS, LTD.— This adorable bou­tique has re­mained a down­town Grapevine sta­ple for its on-trend ap­parel and ac­ces­sories for women and home goods such as bed­ding, table­ware and dé­cor since 2001. Visit Ash­lins, Ltd. for gifts, bath and body prod­ucts and stylish brands in­clud­ing Johnny Was, Dolce Vita, Wax­ing Po­etic and more. www.ash­ 413 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.442.0400.

CANDY BAR­REL— Lo­cated in Stock­yards Sta­tion, the Candy Bar­rel is the Willy Wonka of Fort Worth. Sat­isfy your sweet tooth with its end­less in­ven­tory of gum­balls, lol­lipops, taffies, rare candies and more. www.stock­yardssta­­rel/. 140 E Ex­change St., Ste. 109, Fort Worth, 817.626.5536.

CARLYN GA­LERIE— For two decades, Carlyn Ga­lerie has been de­voted to show­cas­ing some of the finest func­tional and dec­o­ra­tive glass art by Amer­i­can artists. Tal­ented artists like Bob Kliss, Scott Amhrein, Ed Bran­son and Jef­frey Thomp­son dis­play pieces of blown, fused, slumped, lamp worked and cast glass art. The re­sult is a breath­tak­ing gallery where one can find spe­cial gifts and del­i­cate, dec­o­ra­tive pieces. Along­side glass art, cases and ta­bles dis­play a va­ri­ety of Amer­i­can jew­elry. Ce­ramic pieces and wear­able fiber art are also fea­tured.­lyn­ga­ 6137 Luther Ln., Pre­ston Cen­ter, 214.368.2828.

EARTH BONES— For more than 20 years, Earth Bones has been pleas­ing the lo­cals with handmade jew­elry, funny cards, gag gifts, home ac­ces­sories and more. This is the per­fect place to find gifts for fam­ily and friends back home. 308 Main St., 817.332.2662.

ECLEC­TIC GAL­LERIES— Nes­tled in Snider Plaza near South­ern Methodist Uni­ver­sity, Eclec­tic Gal­leries show­cases el­e­gant, hand­crafted art in chic sur­round­ings. Shop more than 200 artists who range in medium from glass, ceram­ics and met­als, to jew­elry, wood, tex­tiles and more. www.eclec­tic­gal­ 6725 Snider Plaza, 469.759.6501.

NEW WEST ARTS— Car­ry­ing con­tem­po­rary sil­ver jew­elry, pot­tery, wood sculp­ture, metal work and glass art, New West Arts in the Fort Worth Stock­yards is your one-stop-shop for ev­ery­thing South­west­ern. 140 E. Ex­change Ave., Ste. 112, Fort Worth, 817.626.6633.

PLUM YOGA— This bou­tique yoga stu­dio, tea bar and gift shop has some­thing for ev­ery­one, from ex­pe­ri­enced yo­gis to busi­ness trav­el­ers on the go. Come for tea time or a re­ju­ve­nat­ing work­out, then snag a box of Plum Yoga’s sig­na­ture Dal­las-themed teas or one-of-a-kind ac­ces­sories to take home. www.plumyo­gadal­ 1924 Greenville Ave., 214.792.9918.

RETRO COW­BOY— If you’re in the mar­ket for a Texas sou­venir, look no fur­ther. Grab some turquoise ear­rings, a Cow­town T-shirt, a vin­tage pearl-snap or a pair of boots from Retro Cow­boy. 406 Hous­ton St., Fort Worth, 817.338.1194.

ROY EARL’S METAL ART— Self-la­beled “metal art with a Texas flair,” Roy Earl’s Metal Art in the his­toric Fort Worth Stock­yards of­fers pa­trons handmade Western dé­cor and jew­elry. Pick up a cus­tom-made steak brand­ing iron or South­west­ern Kokopelli lamp as a sou­venir or gift. www.fort­worth­stock­­ness.aspx?bId=58&type=3. 2501 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, 817.626.0066.

SCHAKOLAD CHOCO­LATE FAC­TORY— Pre­pare for your mouth to wa­ter. Just the smell alone at Schakolad will bring you to your knees. And the hand­dipped truf­fles? Sim­ply divine. www.schakolad. com. 106 E Fourth St., 817.870.2400.

SHARLA’S COS­MET­ICS & AC­CES­SORIES— A charm­ing women’s bou­tique in his­toric down­town McK­in­ney, find high-qual­ity beauty prod­ucts, fra­grances and ac­ces­sories, as well as home dé­cor. www.shar­ 109 E. Vir­ginia St., McK­in­ney, 214.742.7527.

ST. MICHAEL’S WOMAN’S EX­CHANGE— The Ex­change fea­tures gifts in­clud­ing pil­lows, frames, sta­tionery, inspirational nov­el­ties, chil­dren’s and babies’ cloth­ing and toys and women’s ac­ces­sories. A long­time High­land Park fix­ture, the shop raises funds for out­reach pro­grams. st-michaelswom­ans-ex­ 5 High­land Park Vil­lage, 214.521.3862.

THE STORE IN LAKE HIGH­LANDS— The Store in Lake High­lands is a kitschy, eclec­tic bou­tique that car­ries ap­parel, jew­elry, baby cloth­ing, gifts and more. www.the­stor­ 10233 E. North­west Hwy., Ste. 410, 214.553.8850.

THE WILD DE­TEC­TIVES— Part book­store, part café and bar, The Wild De­tec­tives is quickly be­com­ing a fa­vorite in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts Dis­trict. The quaint in­te­rior, bal­anced out with a large out­door pa­tio, is filled with in­di­vid­u­als sip­ping lat­tés and typ­ing away on lap­tops, as well as small groups stop­ping in for a post-work glass of wine or an af­ter­noon char­cu­terie and cheese board to share. Fea­tur­ing DFW mi­cro­brews and lo­cally sourced pro­duce and cheeses, The Wild De­tec­tives of­fers both an invit­ing am­biance and a book and mu­sic in­ven­tory that make for a unique, re­lax­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. www.thewil­d­de­tec­ 314 W. 8th St., Oak Cliff, 214.942.0108.

TYLER’S— At Tyler’s shop­pers can find the new­est in ath­letic wear for the whole fam­ily. Tyler’s car­ries ev­ery­thing from Roxy and Quick­sil­ver to Nike and Con­verse. If the large se­lec­tion of trendy sports­wear isn’t enough, make sure and check out Tyler’s sport­ing ac­ces­sories and out­door re­cre­ational gear. www.tyler­ 5710 E. Lovers Lane, 214.353.0068.

WIL­LOW COT­TAGE BOU­TIQUE & SOAPERY— Find small-batch handmade soaps and beauty prod­ucts in­fused with es­sen­tial oils and scents like Texas blue­bon­net and Moroc­can vanilla—as well as women’s and chil­dren’s ap­parel—at this charm­ing bou­tique in down­town Grapevine. www.wil­low­cot­tage-bou­ 326 S. Main St., Grapevine, 817.310.0472.

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