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Gift Guide

Christmas shopping made easy with ideas for everyone on your gift giving list.

For the Person Who Has Everything 

Shopping for someone who has everything can be challenging. The best holiday surprises are new items they might not know about or typically buy for themselves. Yes, experiences are great gifts, but sometimes a beautiful, tangible present lays the groundwork for lasting memories. This list contains many options, from local businesses to high-end treats. 

For the Beauty Buff

Conveniently located in Tanglewood, Embody Salon is a full-service Aveda hair salon. Services include styling, cutting, color and conditioning treatments. Embody Salon shares Aveda's exceptional standards of quality products, treatments, and guest care. This holiday season, the salon is offering several Aveda gift set options. These hair and skin care gifts will slay the season, from shampoos and conditioners to lotions and accessories.

For the Jewelry Lover

In business for over 60 years, Diamonds Direct has two Houston locations and ensures that good things really do come in small packages. The store carries over 50 designers, over 3,000 engagement mountings per store and a lifetime warranty on their jewelry. Those kinds of stats make it easy to find the perfect new sparkle for the jewelry lover in your life. 

For Easy One-Stop Shopping 

Iris Gifts & Decor is a luxury gift shop founded by Sarah Connor. The boutique is located in the Shops at Memorial City and offers an array of luxury and bespoke items for the home and gifts for men, women and children. It is the perfect place to get something for everyone on your gift-giving list. 

  • Smooth infusion perfect blow dry and mini paddle brush. Smooth Infusion Perfect Blow-Out Duo $47
  • Simplicity + high performance = the art of simple grooming. Aveda Men' Pure-Formance Set $91
  • Strengthen & repair hair from the inside out with the Botanical Repair Strengthening Collection $88
  • Transform hair with plant-powered repair. Botanical Repair Strengthening Treatment Duo $62
  • Give dry hands and feet the moisture they deserve. Hand & Foot Relief Essentials$54
  • Soothe and soften dry skin and lips. Moisturizing Travel Trio $26
  • Hydrate with the power of nutrients for visibly healthier hair. Nutriplenish Deep Moisture Treatment Duo$62
  • Kin Dee Thai restaurant offers its dinnerware collection for purchase Prices vary by piece.
  • Every distinguished dog needs a robe from Pucci Cafe. Best Man Bathrobe $150-$175
  • The classy canine owner will love the luxury handbag-inspired dog carriers at Pucci Cafe. Porsha Dog Carrier $360
  • SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E. from SkinLab by Dr. Roth Prices vary
  • Tracee Nichols - Lucky Star Token necklace roman necklace - a symbol of courage and your own strength $1750
  • Finley Shirts for the gal that loves all things plaid around the holidays$285
  • Southern Tide x Recess gingham pickleball paddles $86
  • Leatherology Kress XL Tote in Black Onyx $325
  • Leatherology Medium Train Case in Scarlet $135
  • Marquise and Round Diamond Station Wedding Band By Classique features marquise cut and round brilliant cut diamonds $2,300
  • Marquise Diamond Huggie Earrings featuring eight marquise cut diamonds totaling 0.30 carats $750
  • Pear Shape Diamond Tennis Necklace features pear shape diamonds totaling 1.42 carats$2,820
  • Three-stone engagement setting features two marquise-cut diamonds totaling 0.17 carats  $1,500 (setting only)
  • Inlay Matte Diamond Band is a sleek, four-millimeter wide matte band that holds a single round brilliant cut diamond weighing 0.02 carats $750
  • Three-Row Diamond Inlay Band by Novell features three rows of inlayed round brilliant cut diamonds $1,720
  •  Scallop Diamond Wedding Band by Amden features round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 0.75 carats $1,710
  • Diamond Station Bangle features three round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 0.12 carats $900
  • Diamond and Polished Twist Engagement Setting features accents of round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 0.17 carats $1,500
  • An Embody Salon Gift Card can be purchased in any amount.
  • Trend-Tech Brands Mini Boom Box$65 - $85
  •  Skeem Matches $38 - $58
  • Lele Sadoughi Holiday Headbands $65 - $205
  •  Magna Tiles  $39.99 - $129.99
  •  Consuela Evadney Weekender Bag $425
  • Texas Standard Guayabera Libre Fishing Shirt $120
  • Bubble Slippers $40
  • ETU Charcuterie Board  $155
  • Tonies - Kids $14.99 - $99.99
  • Hydrate with the power of nutrients for lush, visibly healthier hair. Nutriplenish Light Moisture Treatment Duo $62