Enjoy In-Store Holiday Shopping in the Memorial District: CITYCENTRE and Memorial City Mall, Town and Country Village, and Village Plaza

December 11, 2021

Season’s greetings from the Memorial District! Our community is alive with shopping action for this festive season. If shipping problems and out-of-stock notices online got you down, find one-of-a-kind items, exciting experiences, and opportunities to save right here at your favorite retailers. The Memorial District has it all, from glitzy and glamorous gifts to personalized presents.


Kitchen items

Are you giving a gift to someone who enjoys being in the kitchen? Pop into Sur La Table in and spoil the person on your list with state-of-the-art kitchenware in fabulous colors and materials or check out Williams Sonoma where you can always find the Gift of the Day. Also, sneak a peek at the exciting things you can find in Macy's and Dillard's at Memorial City Mall. For example, the homeware tends to be on sale during the holiday season.


If you are shopping for a fashionista who always needs to stay on-trend, shop local at Anything Bling Boutique, Hemline, Saige & Rose, Zara, Anthropologie, or Free People. There you'll find the latest styles in booties, shackets, skirts, tops, and coats that are stylish. For western chick and on-trend boho styles, check out Marlo Miller Boutique. Classic styles can always be found at Chico’s and Talbots. The Gap is always popular for menswear and Jos. A Bank for classic styles. Nordstrom Rack on Bunker Hill Road is a great place for holiday shoppers to find premium name-brand items that won’t tighten their purse strings. If the person you are shopping for is picky, say happy holidays with a gift card to any of these locations so that they can shop 'til they drop.


Makeup and skincare

If makeup and skincare are the person's game, head to Sephora or Morphe. Find gift sets in just about everything you can imagine, such as fragrances for men and women, skincare sets, eyeshadow palette sets, lipstick sets, the most beautiful mascara sets, and more. With these presents, you can give the gift of great skin and Instagrammable makeup looks.



Want to give something that sparkles to someone you love? Kendra Scott, James Avery, and Pandora are ready to meet your jewelry needs. Pick out a necklace, a bracelet, or a set of earrings at the Color Bar in Kendra Scott, and fill your loved one's heart with vibrant colors and classic styles. Add a meaningful charm to your loved one's Pandora bracelet to let them know how much you care this holiday season. Personalize that unique charm or ring at James Avery with your very own special message. And if diamonds are on the list, check out the specialty items at Endless Diamonds. For a truly unique piece of jewelry, visit China Baroque.


Books and Electronics

Stop by AT&T or Verizon in person to compare their latest smartphones, like the iPhone 13, and the corresponding plans. Visit Barnes & Noble and get on board with their monthly book selections or book clubs.



Children’s items

Shopping for new parents? You can find excellent baby clothes at Carter’s, leading brand of baby clothes in the United States. Similarly, you could find great educational toys at Learning Express Toys, where associates can talk to you in person about the right toys for the right ages. The popularity of dolls never fades so visit American Girl Doll for a large variety of doll styles.


Bath and Body Works always has fabulously scented candles that elevate the holiday candle gift. And you definitely want to give each one a sniff before you purchase. The Accessory Place and Pottery Barn have fabulous home furnishings.  In these stores, it takes visiting the store to find that perfect gem of a gift that you would never have found otherwise. Visit Flora Culture and give the gift of a beautiful plant. Everyone loves trying out a massage chair, which makes Relax the Back a fun spot for shopping. Furthermore, they have great gift items for anyone who has ever had back pain.

Specialty items, services and gift cards

Local retailers like Mine Gifts & Monograms are area treasures you should check out to find special personalized gifts for the holidays. Once you have found the perfect gifts, look to the Hallmark store for cards, bags, and more. For example, pick up gift cards from Bowlmor Houston, where there are holiday specials on offer right now.


Similarly, a voucher for gorgeous nail enhancement services at Nails and Spa of Bunker Hill could be a hit for a friend who loves manicures and pedicures. Along the same lines, for the pet lover in your life, swing by the Bunker Hill Groomer to get pet supplies or a gift card for a future service, such as a nail trim for your loved one’s dog or cat.


Sweet Treats

Food always makes a great gift. Cookies, pies, cakes and other goodies from places like Three Brothers Bakery and chocolates from places like Bateel and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory are great places to check out for some delectable treats for friends and loved ones.


You can find everything you need right here in the Memorial District. While you’re out and about, you are sure to see fun holiday sights and sounds that you and your family will remember for years to come. Plus, if you get out and about by December 16, you could snap a selfie in the District and participate in our holiday selfie drawing to win big prizes.


Happy holidays!

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