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Shop Small for the Holidays

Find unique holiday gifts at these locally-owned stores

Article by Bethany Alexander and Alley Leto

Originally published in Cypress Lifestyle

Ever wonder where to find unique holiday gifts created and curated right here in our community? Our local boutique shopping guide can help get your holiday gift-buying started. Stay close to home and support local business with this guide compiled by Alley Leto, a local lifestyle expert, and Bethany Alexander, owner of Household Names PR . Saturday, November 27 is Small Business Saturday, so show a little love to these specialty stores. From one-of-a-kind pottery to flattering fashion, there’s something for every single person on your shopping list. 

Turquoise Door
Located in Tomball, the Turquoise Door has a wide variety of merchandise from their
eclectic and colorful fashion and accessories to their collection of gifts like candles and
handbags and seasonal decor. Owner Jamie Carlton is grateful to work with friends who
are like family and hopes every shopper feels like family too.
314 Market Street | 281-255-4255 |

Potter’s Wheel Gift Gallery
Potter’s Wheel offers more than a shopping experience. From pottery on the spinning
wheel to pottery painting classes, luxurious home goods and gifts for all ages, they offer
creative opportunities for everyone. A place for celebrations, the Potter’s Wheel services
wedding registries and loves hosting private parties.
106 Vintage Park Boulevard Suite P | 281-537-8447 |

The Brook
Owners and mother-daughter duo Chrissy Hignett and Ally Haygood hope everyone will
find something for their style among their selection of jewelry, clothing, home decor,
children’s clothing, gifts and accessories. Along with treasures they sell, The Brook team
has created a place where people come to feel better and are inspired to do better.
12344 Barker Cypress #160 | 832-653-3041 |

In 2016, Kimberly Chapman opened her Tomball boutique as a teacher supply store. She
created a fun place for teachers to shop for their classrooms. Over time, the business
model became a place for locals to shop among their assortment of clothing, home
goods, jewelry, teacher gifts and accessories.
11715 Spring Cypress Road Suite E | 281-205-7421 |

Little Eclectic House
In a restored 19th century farmhouse sits an assortment of rooms filled with
one-of-a-kind merchandise from local business owners and entrepreneurs. Owner Shellie McBeth is proud to support local
female artisans and their passion to give back to the community since 2013.
15515 Mueschke Road | 281-256-6242 |

White Rock Country Rags & Doodads
Growing up, sisters Angela Frierson and Melissa Kretzchmar spent most of their
weekends near White Rock Marina, thus inspiring the name for their boutique. Since
opening their doors in 2011, they have maintained their authenticity, western flair and
decadent store windows that pull shoppers in for clothing, handbags and doodads.
11104 Cypress N. Houston Road | 281-890-7625 |

The Hope Chest
The Hope Chest Resale Market benefitting Cy-Hope is a non-profit organization that resides
in a 25,000 square foot warehouse with staff and volunteers dedicated to improving the
lives of the Cy-Fair ISD students. They offer affordable shopping for unique finds varying
from clothing, furniture, books, children’s toys, children’s clothing and seasonal decor.
12015 Barker Cypress Road | 281-758-1003 |

Burlap Ranch Mercantile
Melissa Scott, owner of Burlap Ranch Mercantile ensures every product has a purpose
and brings joy. From gifts for him and clothing for her, to the apothecary and paper
goods, Burlap Ranch is a one-stop-shop. Just a few steps away, you’ll find Burlap Baby
housed in the little white gazebo that is iconic to Tomball.
106 North Elm Street | 832-857-3440 |

French Violet Boutique
As a local boutique owner, Earlene White is proud to shop for her community. She named
the shop after her Louisianian roots and her favorite flower that holds many memories.
French Violet’s colorful style offers one-of-a-kind pieces for any occasion.
130 Vintage Park Boulevard C. | 832-953-2467 |

Splash of Sass
Splash of Sass lives up to the name and is a great place to shop for every woman in your
life. They offer a variety of sassy styles and accessories including jewelry, footwear,
handbags and a great collection of plus-size fashions for every season.
13215 Grant Road #800 | 832-559-8789 |

  • Alley Leto & Bethany Alexander