Ten Top Spots To Shop For The Holidays In The Dallas Area

Still making your list and checking it twice? Relax, Dallas is one of the greatest cities on the planet for shopping and there's no shortage of places to scoop up last-minute gifts for the holidays.

Looking for some inspiration? You can't go wrong with NorthPark Center, one of the top shopping malls in the country– boasting everything from high-end boutiques to unique specialty shops and legendary department stores. While you're at NorthPark, be sure and hit up Kate Weiser's chocolate shop, where you're sure to find the perfect gift for anyone with a discerning sweet tooth.

Do you have a friend that has everything? If so, you're in luck. For random trinkets, candles and gag gifts, check-out Fete-ish. Or for awesome blown glass art and jewelry, try Carlyn Galerie. There's also Lula B's West, a venerable emporium of all things vintage– and Life Of Riley, a life-style store showcasing mid-century furniture, home decor and quirky gifts.

And when it comes to shopping for the kiddos, there's no place like Froggie's 5 & 10. The store is a magnet for all ages, featuring games, books and toys galore, plus it's a stellar spot to load up on stocking stuffers.   

Still need to check off a few hard-to-shop-for loved ones? Then be sure to check out our complete 10best guide to holiday shopping in Big D.

Daiso Japan
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Looking for the perfect stocking stuffers? How about unique items for a gift basket? Look no further than the Japanese budget shopper's paradise, Daiso, which has locations in Carrollton, Fort Worth, Irving, Arlington, Frisco and Plano. It's...  Read More

La Mariposa Imports
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This cheery Henderson Avenue stalwart is your first port-of-call when it comes to all things Mexican, and for that matter--just about anything you can think of that hails from Central and South America. You'll find a terrific selection of...  Read More

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This emporium of all things weird and wonderful is jam packed with most anything you could think of for gifting and decorating. From candles, ceramics and paintings to kids toys, gadgets and barware, it's all here. And so are plenty of random...  Read More

Lula B's West
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If the idea of scouring aisles of bric-a-brac, rummaging through bargain bins and haggling over prices excites you, then you'll enjoy the thrill of the hunt inside this veritable department store of vintage wonders. Here, you'll find over eighty...  Read More

Froggie's 5 and 10
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Whether you're a kid or an adult, it's hard to walk into this whimsical little toy shop and not be dazzled by its seemingly limitless array of playthings. From robots, dinosaurs and puppets to kites, games, trucks and even toy drones, every inch...  Read More

Life of Riley
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Interior designer Billy Milner and graphic designer Jerod Dame have decked out this lifestyle boutique with all their favorite things. The result is a 2,500-square-foot space filled with an aesthetically pleasing mix of antiques nestled in among...  Read More

Galleria Dallas
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Boasting more than 200 stores spread out over four levels, which includes a mix of trusty department stores (Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom), all the major brands you can think of (from Abercrombie & Fitch to J. Crew) as well as...  Read More

Carlyn Galerie
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For those who appreciate beautiful things, say hello to Carlyn Galerie, an artisan treasure trove stocked with everything from Chihuly-esque blown glass pieces and one-of-a-kind jewelry to objects made of ceramic, fiber, metal, glass and wood....  Read More

Kate Weiser Chocolate NorthPark Center
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Looking for a perfectly delicious gift? Then hit up one of famed, Dallas chocolatier Kate Weiser's boutiques where you'll find an eye-popping range of confections that look (almost) too good to eat. Weiser's signature hand-painted bonbons (in...  Read More

NorthPark Center
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Pick up all your holiday gifts in one fell swoop at this ultimate shopper's paradise. Ranked among the top five shopping destinations in the country, NorthPark Center brings together more than 235 retailers, ranging from legendary department...  Read More


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As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene