Retailers in The Woodlands area offer gift options for everybody on a shopper’s holiday gift list.
This is not a comprehensive guide of shops in the area.
For the Wine Lover: A French or
Italian Red Wine ($45-$75)
For those in need of a host gift or to complement a holiday dinner, Panther Creek Wine & Spirits offers a wide selection of domestic and international wines. Owner Shiv Patel said patrons can often find unique bottles of wine not carried in big-box grocery and liquor stores. The store also offers a selection of craft beers, mixers and spirits, including vodka, tequila and aged Scotch whiskey as well as cigars.
Panther Creek Wine & Spirits
4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 440, The Woodlands
For the Bookworm: “Harry Potter” Series ($42.50)
Once & Again New & Used Books features a large children’s section, including a used collection of the first four books of author J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series, which debuted in the U.S. in 1998. The bookstore also offers a children’s selection ranging from picture books to young adult novels, along with general fiction, comic books, mystery, romance, cookbooks and history titles. The bookstore offers discounts on new titles and best-sellers.
Once & Again New & Used Books
379 Sawdust Road, Spring
281-367-2116 • www.onceagainbooks.com
For the Sports Fanatic: Athletic Shoes ($120-$200)
For those in need of a pair of athletic shoes, Fleet Feet Sports offers a wide range of shoes in stability, racing and neutral categories. The store offers several brands ranging from big-name brands, such as Nike and New Balance, to specialty brands. Staffers at Fleet Feet Sports also provide a shoe analysis for customers to gauge a person’s biomechanics and sports history to find the perfect type of shoe. In addition to footwear, Fleet Feet Sports offers athletic wear and fitness accessories.
Fleet Feet Sports
1925 Hughes Landing Blvd., The Woodlands
936-321-1500 • www.fleetfeethouston.com
For the Coffee Lover: Six One Six ($17)
Available year-round at Momentum Coffee, this whole bean coffee blend is made by Madcap Coffee Company, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and includes coffee beans harvested in Peru and Colombia. Momentum Coffee owner Ethan Elms said tasting notes for the blend include deep, syrupy and earthy with a hint of chocolate, making it the coffee shop’s best-seller. The blend is available in a 12-ounce bag and can be ground upon request. Upon purchasing a bag of coffee, patrons receive a complimentary espresso or 10-ounce Americano or coffee from the shop.
3555 Rayford Road, Ste. 10, Spring
281-698-0079 • www.momentumcoffee.com
For the niece or nephew: Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone ($39.99)
Available in gold, rose gold and pink, the Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone connects to smartphones and uses karaoke apps like Starmaker Karaoke, which is available through the Apple App Store and GooglePlay, to allow children to sing along to their favorite songs. The microphone features special effects children can add for each song. Deb Tandey, Learning Express Toys franchise owner, said the toy is geared for children ages 4-5 and older and is also available in a gift set with a corresponding disco ball for $49.99.
Learning Express Toys
8000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands
281-298-0444 • www.learningexpress.com
For the party host or hostess: Nest Holiday Candle ($16-$64)
A popular gift item at Picket Fences in Shenandoah is the Nest Holiday Candle. The seasonal fragrance incorporates pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with vanilla and amber. For customers who are hosting holiday parties, the candle emits the scents of the season in small, medium and large sizes. Store manager Catherine Woods said Picket Fences has been located in Shenandoah for 11 years. The candle is available in three scents; however the holiday option is always a best-seller, Woods said.
19193 I-45 N., Shenandoah
281-465-4144 • www.picketfencesdecor.com