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December 10th, 2018

The Tidbits Gift Guide!

She's picky, but you can please her. Presenting gifts that pack a holiday punch.

1. à bientôt // It hasn't snowed a single flurry but Santa dear we're in a hurry. Fill the stockings with well-priced, monogrammed gifts at à bientôt boutique in River Oaks. With an in-house monogrammer, it only takes a few days' turnaround to personalize clutches, hunting coolers for guys, cabana striped beach towels and more.

2. Asher Gallery // Stand out in the crowd with show-stopping jewelry from Amanda Bartlett, who draws inspiration from Baroque cathedrals, Rococo interiors, and Moorish architecture. Find jewelry and other special gifts at the museum shop within Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

3. Collectivo // Pucker up for the party circuit. Lola Basso’s glitter lips acrylic clutch has a large pearl clasp and is the statement you need whether you’re meeting someone under the mistletoe or not. Snag it at Collectivo boutique adjacent to Highland Village (there’s an evil eye clutch too), home to the most coveted Latin American designers and an evolving selection of the best local brands.

4. MFA Shop // Explore the MFA Shop this holiday season and find unique items for everyone on your list! This hand-carved, mother of pearl lariat necklace, with a turquoise stone, is a one-of-a-kind gift from the Grainne Morton jewelry collection. The MFA Shop at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston—always free to visit—even has a separate entrance.

5. Craft in Style Box // Pop Shop America offers a tightly-curated monthly craft that arrives with every stylish supply needed to DIY something seasonal and new. December’s box will allow your giftee to DIY her very own wooden desktop calendar and marbled stationery set. There are free surprise gifts each month like finished handmade goods and printables, too! 20% off with code TIDBITS.

6. Market Street The Woodlands //  Epic retail moments await at Market Street The Woodlands, like this cashmere Club Monaco sweater with athletic stripes that pair perfectly with a glass of holiday burgundy or rosé (or both). From accessories for your party circuit to artisan treats for the foodie on your list and sophisticated housewares, jewelry and gifts, it’s your one-stop shopping experience.

7. Hiatus Spa + Retreat // For your favorite spa lover or the friend who deserves serious relaxation this season, the Bright & Early gift card sale at Hiatus Spa + Retreat offers a sweet discount on gift cards to use on divine services or the in-house selection of luxe pampering products. Get $125 worth of gift cards for $99 through Nov 29. 

8. Tenenbaum Jewelers // Ask Santa very sweetly for a classic Cartier two-tone bangle bracelet in 18K yellow and white gold from Tenenbaum Jewelers, the largest modern, estate and antique fine jewelry store in the southern US. The locally-owned sparkling shop is your go-to for antique Art Deco rings, diamonds that shine, splurge-worthy pieces and their budget-friendly gifts priced under $1,000. Because you’ve been nice all year.

9. Fyre Fitness // 'Tis the season to have a scorching figure. Fyre Fitness in the Heights has Lagree’s newest Megaformer, the M3K+, and their high intensity workouts deliver results in as little as two weeks. Get classes for just $15, available in packs of 4, 8, or 12. Through Dec 31 click this link, choose desired class pack and enter code TIDBITS. Class pack will be discounted at checkout. Discount only applies to 4, 8 or 12 packs of classes. Sessions expire 30 days from first use.

10. TOOTSIES // Simple, sparkling and sophisticatedly chic. Available at TOOTSIES, Moyna’s classic fold-over clutch, $110, is available in an array of hip hues for a truly haute holiday. Want even more shimmer? Shop the boutique’s All That Glitters collection online or in-store.

11. Boballoons // Blow your next party out of the park with a festive and fun oversized balloon installation. From elaborate and colorful arches to letters, words, age celebrations and even huge hearts and snowflakes, every idea adds instant wow factor. Tidbits readers save 20% through Dec 31 with code bobatidbits.

12. French Cuff Boutique // Designed and handcrafted in Aspen, every Taylor and Tessier piece is created by a husband and wife duo, and infused with a sense of nature, color, and texture that is a tribute to the beauty that surrounds them. Shop this collection and many more designers at French Cuff Boutique (Bellaire, Woodway, and Town & Country) this holiday season.

13. Golden Thread // Take 25% off site-wide at Texas-based Golden Thread, recently featured on the Today show, with code HOLIDAYS through Dec 13. Rings and necklace pendants can be completely customized with a monogram or personal mantra. Consider antiqued pieces in round, heart or the shape of Texas, then personalize with Roman numerals for birth dates, coordinates on the globe or initials.

14. Pretty Kitty // Gift yourself with a sweetly-discounted Brazilian wax you can use through March 2019 at The Pretty Kitty for $29 (regularly $59). Choose the pretty Rice Village, Tanglewood or Washington Heights studio—the experts are known for an almost-ouchless treatment in pretty pink treatment rooms.

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