When buying gifts for those who don’t get coal in their stockings this year, shop at these great stores around town. No matter what the recipient likes, you can find a place with the perfect little presents to stuff into a stocking. These places are great for finding the most unusual and fun gifts for anyone in the Houston area or beyond.
Cypress Station Car Wash
17322 Spring Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77429
In Houston, we don’t have to worry about only washing our cars during certain seasons. A car wash package from a place like Cypress Station Carwash will be the gift that can be used all year long. This car wash sells four packages that range in price from $18 and up. You may also purchase gift cards, which are perfectly sized to fit into any stocking. If your loved ones are also drivers, a car wash package will be a greatly appreciated gift, especially in Houston’s mild climate.
The Chocolate Bar
1835 West Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77098
Chocoholics rejoice! There is a place in town where you can stock up on stuffers for the stockings of your fellow sweet treat eaters while picking up something chocolately for yourself – The Chocolate Bar. Chocolate-covered spoons turn any hot drink into a cocoa-flavored delight. This store also has dipped Oreo cookies, gourmet chocolate bars, Texas-themed treats and sugar-free chocolates. Check out the entire menu before you visit the store in person or shop online.
Houston Visitors Center
901 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
If you have friends and family who live outside of Houston, send them stocking stuffer souvenirs of your hometown. You can find these Houston-themed gifts at the Houston Visitors Center downtown. There are also educational displays for you to learn more about your own hometown, and you can pick up some brochures to entice your friends to visit our great city of Houston. What better way to celebrate Christmas than with Texas stocking stuffers?
Contemporary Arts Museum Gift Shop
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
The museum shop at the Contemporary Arts Museum offers you a range of kitschy stocking stuffers for anyone on your gift list. You will be able to find one-of-a-kind items including handmade jewelry, games and works of art, and there are items for every taste and price range, including those that are perfect to slip into stockings this holiday season. While you pick up your gifts at the museum shop, stop by and explore the exhibits at the Contemporary Arts Museum where admission is free all of the time.
Houston Museum of Natural Science Gift Shop
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
The Houston Museum of Natural Science has two gift shops, and you can find high-end jewelry and science exploration kits among many other gifts and stocking stuffers in these shops. If you can’t wait, there is an online shop you can visit. If you would like something truly unique to stuff into your loved one’s stocking, check out the many trunk shows the Natural Science Museum will host in December. These are the ideal shopping destinations to patronize if you want to put something truly unusual into a stocking.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.