Shopping is Merrier in Midtown


Are you still checking off items on your Christmas shopping list? There’s no reason to travel all the way to the North Pole for really special items, when there are amazing gifts to be found right here in Midtown Houston.

You can start with flowers because everyone loves a little color in their home for the holidays. Fannin Flowers at 4803 Fannin Street and TGF Flowers at 3902 Fannin Street are two great places to get fresh holiday arrangements. Think about how it will look on the table: poinsettias, holly, red and white lilies, or a special planter full of greenery.

Looking for custom-made Texas footwear?  Alvaro Rivera of Al’s Handmade Boots at 2323 Fannin Street has been crafting the finest boots for more than 30 years. Choose from cowhide or exotic skins like alligator, buffalo, ostrich, lizard and others, and they will fill your custom order with pride and attention to detail.

Two amazing stores in one place are Sig’s Lagoon at 3622 Main Street and My Flaming Heart in 3622-C Main Street. Sig’s Lagoon is so much more than a record shop that deals in new and used vinyl; they also carry art prints, bobbleheads, collectibles, and tickets to great shows at the Continental Club. My Flaming Heart is a treasure trove of Mexican and Texican folk art, vintage-inspired clothing, handmade jewelry, beads and trinkets where you’re bound to find unique gifts.

If you’ve ever seen High Fashion Fabrics at 3101 Louisiana Street, chances are you also know about High Fashion Home at 3100 Travis Street. So close and yet so different in what they have to offer! High Fashion Home carries the most glamorous modern home decor, lighting, and accessories, but they also carry a variety of wonderful gifts. For those of you with a seamstress on your gifting list, High Fashion Fabrics is the go-to destination for the finest fabric and embellishments in town.

Finally, no trip to Midtown Houston is complete without a stop at Spec’s Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods, 2410 Smith Street. You know this is the one place where you can wrap up your shopping with spirited gifts that everyone will enjoy, including everything the store’s name promises.

Happy holidays and happy shopping!