Every holiday season, we are bombarded with advertisements for the latest sales, and it seems like every store is trying to outshine one another with Black Friday shopping. Instead of going to the big box stores, take the path less-traveled, and head to these local shops in Dallas Forth Worth that have great unique holiday gifts!

For the bookworm on your list

If your gift list includes a bookworm or two, you’ll want to be sure to stop by /serj/ when you’re roaming around downtown. This unique shop is the perfect place to uncover some fantastic hardcovers. Each book is handpicked, ensuring the selection is diverse and ever-changing. Come for the shopping experience, and stay for a bowl of soup or a cup of Joe because the cafe side of this establishment is just as intriguing as its book selection.

As an added reason to buy your books here, 10% of all book sales benefit LIFT, supporting adult literacy. Who could say no to a gift that keeps on giving?!

For the vintage shopper:

If there’s a lady in your life who sports a style reminiscent of the 1940s and ’50s, Dallas PinUp is a can’t-miss shop! Boasting an enormous selection of clothing and accessories inspired by days-gone-by, Dallas PinUp offers vintage-loving vixens everything from lingerie to makeup, hats, shoes, dresses, and accessories.

For all of your friends and family with a sweet tooth:

If someone on your gift list has a soft spot for sugary substances, head to the Bishops Arts District in Oak Cliff where the folks at Dude, Sweet Chocolate will introduce you to an entire world of cocoa-containing deliciousness. This is more than just a shop; it’s a chocolate experience. Chocolate potions provide a unique take on a taste beloved by people everywhere. Not sure what to get? Go for a pre-packed gift box that’s got a good variety of chocolaty goodness already included.

Be on the lookout for special sweets to hit this shop. Dude, Sweet Chocolate has been known to embrace the happiness of the holidays with special treats like chocolate-covered apple-cured bacon.

For the good old fashioned Texas cowboy (or cowgirl):

For high-quality Western wear, head to a part of town where the days of getting to town on horseback are still quite apparent in the 1800s structures. Wild Bill’s Western Store has been serving Texans a heavy dose of Southern hospitality for over 40 years, making it a go-to place for people who are looking for great gifts for the cowboys or cowgirls on their lists.

Here, you’ll find a great selection of everything you need to hit the ranch running. The store is filled with cowboy boots, hats, and clothing. You’ll find a large assortment of Texas-style accessories like belts, buckles, and handmade jewelry. Wild Bill’s also has a great selection for the littlest cowpoke on your list.

For a mix of goodies:

Not sure what to get everyone else? It’s time to head to Curiosities! True to its name, this shop is a curious collection of anything and everything. Set aside an afternoon, and get ready to scour the store for must-have items you had no idea know you even wanted!

Did we miss your favorite boutique Dallas shopping destination? We’d love to hear which local stores are sure to provide an awesome holiday shopping experience! Add your favorites to the list @MCLifeRocks

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