It’s That Time of Year… Holiday Card Shopping!

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

I know, I know. It’s only mid-October. Purists are going to stop reading because I’m talking about Christmas too early, but hear me out! The last several years my husband’s family has done a Thanksmas… where we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas at the same time. We did this mainly because we all lived in different states, but I started to really enjoy it because it forced me to get my Christmas shopping done early. This meant  I had a little breathing room in December to actually enjoy the holiday season. Or, you know, just be crazy with all the school parties, work parties and other activities without having to worry about getting all my shopping done.

This year, since I’m back in the Houston area, I am taking advantage of the Houston Holiday Shopping Card. The card, which you purchase for $75, benefits the American Cancer Society and gets you 20% off at various retailers for 11 days around town. You save money and you can help raise money for cancer research. A win win.

There are so many stores that participate that you should look them up, but I wanted to highlight a few that I’ll be stopping by over the next week and a half to make some gift purchases.

a bientot
I adore this place. The first time I walked in I was 2 days away from giving birth to H and couldn’t buy any clothes, but I did purchase a gold coin necklace I wear to this day. They have great gifts (I got my O key ring there) and even a little area for baby gifts.

I always find fun things to buy people here. Whether it’s a coffee mug, book, candle or clothes.

AG Jeans
OK, this is just for me. I love AG jeans and they aren’t cheap so if I can get 20% off of them I am!

I think Berings is like a high end Target. I always find myself wandering around there finding things to buy I didn’t know I needed! J came back recently going on and on about their new men’s store, so I’m going to have to go check it out!

This is for the guys in your life! I always buy J a little something outside his comfort zone to wear. Not too far or he just won’t wear it, but I’m sure I can find something here that will look great.

The Container Store
Y’all know about their fabulous selection of holiday wrapping paper, right? It is THE BEST! Plus, they have cute, quirky and useful stocking stuffers!

I need mums for my front porch! And maybe a few more pumpkins!

If you have a baby or mom to be on your gift list go check out Doodles in Rice Village. So many things for H’s nursery came from here.

Emerson Sloan
I have been wanting to check out this party goods store for a while and now I have the perfect opportunity since L’s birthday is just around the corner and I have the Holiday card to save 20%!

Hamilton Shirts
Another one for the guys! I’d love to get J a custom fitted shirt!

Itsy Bitsy Boutique
I usually buy my kids’ Christmas clothes in October so I’m taking advantage and saving a little money while I do. Also, L needs shoes in a bad way so going to scoop some up while I’m there, too. Did you see in my IG stories what we purchased yesterday! She is going to be so cute!

Kuhl – Linscomb
What can you not get a Kuhl Linscomb?! I already purchased some stocking stuffers for the kids, but I plan to go back when I can look around sans kids.

Lucchese Boots
Ok, this is just for me, too. I’m not really planning on buying a pair, but I want to go look! And if you need boots for rodeo season, why not get them now and save 20%?

My friends in Sugar Land keep rave to me about this gift shop, but I haven’t stopped by yet. They also have locations in Cypress and Bellaire.

We can’t forget about our furry friends! Our little dog, Maisie, is going to get her own personalized collar for Christmas!

Saint Lo
I’ve been wanting to check this Heights boutique out! Have you been yet?

Sur La Table
For the foodie or chef on your list!

Toys to Love I love this Toy Store! I’m getting some of L’s birthday presents here.

Tres Chic
This mother/daughter owned boutique was one of my favorite places to stop by when I lived in Houston years ago. I haven’t been back yet, but I plan to with my holiday card!

Here are some Sugar Land specific stores that are participating this year: Coach, Enchanted Forest, Escalante’s, Kendra Scott, Luggage & Leather, Magpies, Pottery Barn, Relax the Back, Sheri’s at Riverstone, Soft Surroundings, Sur la Table, Twenty Two Fifty Interiors and Gifts, Williams Sonoma.

Happy Shopping! Tomorrow… a menu plan for the week that is going to look a little different!





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