For a customized gift
Sip Hip Hooray in Tomball offers customers the option to add custom drawings to products, such as sweaters, cups and drink coolers, and engravings on cutting boards, ashtrays and other items.
210 W. Main St., Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Sun.
For the fashionista
Adelyne’s Boutique specializes in women’s fashion, including a variety of clothing options and jewelry from brands such as Mud Pie and Brighton.
11715 Spring Cypress Road, Ste. E, Tomball
Hours: Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue.-Thu. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m.
For the host
The Market Home Decor, Gifts and DIY features a variety of products and gifts, ranging from T-shirts and jewelry to Orleans Candles, specialty spices and various home decor.
306 Market St., Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
For the foodie
Craving Kernels offers 400 flavors of popcorn as well as 15 flavors of housemade fudge, hand-scooped ice cream and cotton candy.
312 Market St., Tomball
Hours: Sun.-Tue. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Wed.-Thu. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Toffee Cellar specializes in toffee with flavors such as milk chocolate pecan and salty cashew as well as other desserts, such as cookies and cupcakes.
32907 Tamina Road, Magnolia
Hours: Tue., Thu. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; closed Sun. and Wed.
For the hard to shop for
Mercy House Global, an organization that supports women and families across the globe, operates two retail shops selling fair-trade items from artisans around the world, including Christmas candles, handmade ornaments, pillows and other gift items.
5814 FM 1488, Magnolia
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sat.-Sun.
418 W. Main St., Tomball
Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.
For the new in town
The Silver Strawberry, a small family-owned boutique, offers a variety of clothing and accessories, including plenty of options for T-shirts and hats representing local Tomball ISD and Magnolia ISD schools.
30006 Hwy. 249, Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m, Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., closed Sun.
For the gamer
Paragon Games specializes in trading cards, such as Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh, as well as a variety of competitive, role-playing and family board games.
11714 Boudreaux Road, Ste. 215, Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Fri. noon-6 p.m., closed Sat.-Sun.
For the bookworm
The Book Attic sells mostly used books, including rare and hard-to-find books, as well as a small selection of new books, audiobooks and handcrafted items, such as journals and minibooks.
310 E. Main St., Tomball
Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun.-Mon.
For the kid at heart
Play Backyard Games, a Tomball-based online store, specializes in custom cornhole games but offers a variety of other backyard games, including various giant, ball and frisbee games.
Kid’s Anthem sells a variety of products and gifts geared toward children, such as clothing for kids up to age 16, stuffed animals, puzzles and art supplies.
308 W. Main St., Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun.
For the experience
Tomball Bowl, a local bowling alley, offers several family and party packages to gift, which include bowling lanes, shoes and pizza.
14435 FM 2920, Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sat. 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 1-10 p.m.
Paint and Bubbles, an art studio in Magnolia, offers gift cards that can be used toward any one of the painting, drawing, crafts or other art classes and workshops the business offers for children and adults.
31311 FM 2978, Ste. 107, Magnolia
For the unique
Cloud Chief and Co. offers a variety of Native American artifacts and gifts, such as sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, clocks and natural rocks.
313 W. Main St., Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
GoatTastic Skin specializes in handmade soaps and lotions made from goat’s milk, as well as other products and accessories such as beard oil, clothing and jewelry.
309 Market St., Tomball
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.