Holiday Gifts Galore in the Memorial District

December 8, 2020

The world feels different this year, but the spirit of giving is alive and well this holiday season. That means it's time to make your way through your holiday shopping list, and with a little help from Memorial District retailers, you can find wonderful presents to make the season bright. CITYCENTRE, Memorial City, Town and Country Village, and Village Plaza have a fantastic array of shops to visit to find gifts for the whole family.

For Children

If your child is a video gamer, Target offers the latest games and hardware. Nintendo Switch is a popular device that you can take anywhere and everywhere, so it's first-rate portable gaming for the kiddos. GameStop also offers the latest in video games. It also has the newest collectible Funko pop characters and funky T-shirts for fans of video games like Super Mario.

Is your child obsessed with everything Disney? Make sure the Disney Store at Memorial City is your first stop. They have plush toys, action figures, movies, toys, clothing, home décor, and more. You will find everything you need for your little Disney fan, and you will have a chance to pop in and relive some childhood moments. They even have cute, kitschy items like this Star Wars-inspired waffle maker.

Are you looking for a memorable, heartwarming gift? Build-a-Bear Workshop helps you pick and stuff a plush toy in the cutest way. It's a fun way to put all your love into a gift for your child. Plus, you can even add a little heart inside every toy to make it extra special. They even have festive favorites available, like these reindeer.

For Women

Sephora has all the big names in luxury self-care. This year's gift sets are colorful and filled with items to excite. You can find skincare, haircare, perfumes, makeup, and more. Favorites include Sephora's must-have makeup set, which includes mini versions of products perfect for trying out new things without fully committing. Laneige rolled out a Water Wonderland skincare set with a sleeping mask, moisturizer, lip mask, and face mist. Is the woman in your life looking for perfume? Hermes has a mini set of their best fragrances for less than $50. Visit Sephora at Memorial City and Sephora at CITYCENTRE, and remember that stores might have sets with prices different from what you see online.

If you are staying home more, Anthropologie at CITYCENTRE has the largest selection of all things cozy with their stay-at-home collection, which has everything from soft, fuzzy slippers to cashmere lounge sets in the loveliest color schemes. If you love to set a cozy mood with candles, check out their candle collections, which come in heavenly scents, and try their essential oil diffuser too. Faux fur blankets in pretty colors are excellent for cozying up on the sofa for a day indoors during cold winter days. 

Speaking of items for winter, Anything Bling has gorgeous sweaters perfect for creating a stylish outfit and keeping warm. These stylish sweaters start at $40 and come in various colors and styles, from puffy sleeves to long cardigans. Anything Bling is a one-stop-shop boutique for all your gift needs. 

Are you looking to give the gift of the little yellow box? Kendra Scott has the latest in jewelry, candles, and accessories. Many of their pieces start at $40, and that includes earring studs and bracelets. A little-known fact about Kendra Scott is that if one of your pieces becomes tarnished, you can take it back to the store, and they will swap it out for a new one completely free. Then, if you're looking for multiple pieces, Kendra Scott offers gift sets that include earrings and a necklace or a trio of earrings. The company is also doing a fun December Days of Joy all month to highlight their fantastic products.

Pandora has added additional charms to their collection, and this year they've introduced a Harry Potter line of charms. If you've been waiting to start a charm bracelet, then wait no more. A charm bracelet from Pandora is the perfect way to start a collection of memories. 

For Men

The Memorial District makes it easy to find fantastic gifts for the men in your life. Check off the teenage guys and twenty-something men on your shopping list with apparel gifts from Aeropostale, American Eagle, and Abercrombie & Fitch at Memorial City. Similarly, Express has excellent looks to keep young men looking sharp.

Lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters at CITYCENTRE always has clever gifts for men. Discover graphic T-shirts and hoodies as well as other fun tops and bottoms. Look for other fun gifts, like a Fujifilm Instant Camera, which lets your group take cool pictures and develop them in seconds. Urban Outfitters also has record players and dozens of vinyl records to select from.

For men of all ages, you cannot go wrong with a watch, and Fossil at Memorial City certainly knows how to craft a beautiful timepiece. You can see the American vintage inspiration in all of this brand's products. They might be timepieces, but they look timeless.

Does your gift recipient love the outdoors? You're in luck. First, while you're at Memorial City, check out Sun and Ski Sports to find products for men who love to bike, camp, hike, run, or swim. (Yes, there are also plenty of great products for snowy adventures!) Then, swing by Village Plaza to visit Academy Sports and Outdoors to check out the selection of similar products and all fan shop products for sports fans who love MLB, NBA, NFL, and more. You can even shop by city to find excellent fan apparel for Houston sports teams.

For Pets

Don't forget to spoil your pets with extra love and gifts during the holiday season. PetSmart at Bunker Hill in Village Plaza has everything you need to help your pets enjoy a festive celebration right along with everyone else in the family. And we're not just talking about pet food either. (However, you can find plenty of great food options there.) Instead, you can find toys, treats, and new beds. You could even get a fun, festive holiday costume for your pet. Top it off with a trip to Memorial City on a Monday when you can visit St. Nick's Park in the Dillard's Court with your dog or cat to snap holiday photos with Santa!

We hope you have a fabulous holiday shopping experience this year. Remember, you can find great products in-store or online from shops right here in the Memorial District!

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