Made in Texas: 10 Houston Gift Shops for Locally Made Goods
Houston's original locally-sourced boutique, Hello Lucky sells those gotta-have-it Houston and Texas pride t-shirts, upcycled vintage ties for men and other cool Texas-themed items, like this armadillo necklace.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
HCCC's gift shop boasts wares made by the museum's artists-in-residence, and includes the usuals: jewelry, metalworks, fiber arts and ceramics, but in addition to art, the store also carries some practical home items, like vases and glass juicers, and wood items such as cutting boards, bowls, and adorable rustic-looking wooden drinking mugs.
I could easily lose hours in Kuhl-Linscomb's sprawling campus. For men, Kuhl-Linscomb carries items from Houston's own Manready Merchantile, including sexy leather accessories and simple but practical toiletries. Kuhl-Linscomb also carries items from The Community Cloth.
Pretty much THE place to shop for any kind of music by Texan bands and musicians. But Cactus also hosts several art shows a year, so it's a good source of locally-made sculptures and paintings. Also a great place to look for stocking stuffers.
Like Sparrow and the Nest, Tinderbox offers both workshops and retail items, and it's one of the best places to go for locally-made jewelry. I especially love Abbie Drue's designs. Tinderbox also carries a wide range of handmade cosmetics, leather purses and plenty more. On Sunday, Tinderbox will be part of the MidMain Holiday Bizarre, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.