We Love Local: A Last-Minute Fort Worth Gift Guide

Believe it or not, Christmas is less than a week away!

And if you’re like us, your shopping list is not quite complete. Internet orders are sketchy at this point, delivery-date-wise, and malls are frankly terrifying this time of year. Plus, who wouldn’t rather give their holiday dollars to local business owners?

We’ve put together this gift guide to help with all of your last minute shopping needs. Whether you’re buying for a teen, a friend, or your beloved husband (who definitely does not want socks or a tie, you’ve checked), read on for our suggestions below and let us know if we forgot anybody!

Prim & Proper

This cute-as-a-button gift shop is located just at the corner of West 7th and Montgomery. With a carefully curated selection of gifts for men and women (particularly expectant mothers – check out their baby stuff!), this little shop is the perfect stop for a last minute hostess gift. They’ll even wrap it for you.

3550 W 7th St.; Hours are M-F 10:30 – 5:30, S 10:30 – 4

Open Christmas Eve until about 2, Closed Christmas Day


The Virgin Olive Oiler

This artisanal olive oil shop offers the perfect gifts for the foodie in your life. Specializing in rare, imported olive oils, owner Charles Flach is happy to help you pick out just the right oil, or put together a sampler gift basket. Know someone thats obsessed with spice? Check out their brand new Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Infused Salt. They’ll even let you try a free sample – if you’re brave enough.

4801 Overton Ridge Blvd; Hours are M-S 10 – 6, Su 12 – 5

Open Christmas Eve until 6 (probably), Closed Christmas Day


The Modern Museum Gift Shop








This eccentric little gift shop inside inside Fort Worth’s Modern is packed full of quirky gifts for the young and old alike. There’s the usual selection of fine art books and Modern totes, but they also sell things like hand-folded paper crane earrings and Tim Burton playing cards (pictured above). If you’re looking for a gift for a hard-to-shop for niece or nephew, or maybe your super-artistic college roommate, you can’t do better than the Modern.

3200 Darnell St; Hours are T-Su 10-5, F 10-8

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Hale House Vintage Living











It seems like just yesterday that Hale House moved into their new location on Montogomery, but they’ve already opened a second store just down the road on Camp Bowie, across the street from Kincaid’s. With three times the space (and the inventory), you’re sure to find something for everyone left on your list – at a range of prices that will suit your budget.

4900 Camp Bowie; Holiday hours are T-F 10 -6, Th 10-7, S 10-4

Open Christmas Eve 10-1, Closed Christmas Day



This Ft. Worth boutique started out as as a small candle shop. They still sell their handmade candles, but these days, they’re so much more. Clothes, bags, and luxury skin care items are all on offer at very reasonable prices – despite the competition they face from online retailers. Anyway, when you shop for candles online, it’s hard to sniff it first.

3905 W. Vickery Blvd., Hours are M-S 10:30-5:30

Open Christmas Eve 10:30-5:30, closed Christmas Day


Esther Penn

This still-brand-new boutique already has a huge local following – and for good reason. It’s just clothes (and shoes, and handbags), not gifts, but they are beautiful clothes (and shoes, and handbags) Even better, they’re not crazy expensive, though you can drop some serious cash here if you try. The perfect gift stop for your sister-in-law, your best friend, or maybe just yourself.

3328 W 7th St.; Hours are M-S10-6, Su 11-3

Open Christmas Eve 10-4, closed Christmas Day


PS The Letter

This Fort Worth institution is still going strong after more than 25 years. Still THE place to go for your stationery and invitations, they also sell gorgeous high-end tableware and knick-knacks. Perfect for anyone with a taste for the finer things.

5136 Camp Bowie Blvd; Holiday hours are M-W, F 10-6, Th 10-7, S 10-5

Open Christmas Eve 10-5, closed Christmas Day


Earth Bones

Here’s another Fort Worth institution, located smack in the middle of Sundance Square. We’re always surprised when we’re reminded that this little shop just celebrated it’s 25th birthday – the inventory feels as fresh as the first time we went in. Check it out for great, affordable jewelry (earrings start well under $20), gag gifts, and local crafts.

308 Main St; Hours are M-Th 10-8, F-S 10-10, Su 12-6

Open Christmas Eve 10-5(ish), closed Christmas Day  



Gorgeous, fresh, fun. The boutique is for the fashionista is your life. Clothing prices range from around $50 to well, something more than that, and their inventory is completely cutting edge. Make sure to set a budget – it’s way too easy to go wild in here. Technically, it’s a mini-chain with origins in Austin and another location in Little Rock, but we don’t care. On the list.

5122 Camp Bowie Blvd.; Hours are M-S 10-6

Open Christmas Eve 10-3, closed Christmas Day

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