Shop Local! 13 Fort Worth Shops For Your Holiday Needs

In the season of giving, shopping local is a great way to support local businesses while finding gifts for family and friends. Is it movie tickets for that cinema buff? Or maybe the perfect gift for that coffee lover you know? How about the purchase of a perfect New Year’s Eve dress that will also contribute to the  greater good? Fort Worth small businesses can offer all that and more. Check out these 13 local Fort Worth businesses for all the things you’re looking for!

1. BlackLit – Have a book lover on your list this year? Well we have the perfect gift! Nia Tayler wanted to make literacy and books accessible to her community so they were educated and empowered. So she created custom books subscription boxes, featuring black authors and artists. Choose between different subscription boxes that come with one book, 3-5 products from a black-owned business, and various writing prompts. Also support by snagging a sweatshirt that says “Books Are My Love Language” *adds to cart immediately*, or home décor items to spruce up your book nook.

"Stay Home" Pillow Sham

2. Symbology –  Merging artisanal fabric techniques with fashion forward designs that gives you a one-of-a-kind item and also connects women in a global community. This is the go-to place for those fashionistas on your list, or even a great dress for your New Years party!

Stylized Feather Wrap Dress in Black + Cream

3. Laude the Label – Another great place where all purchases do more than provide that perfect gift. A purchase from Laude the Label (previously Tribe Alive) empowers women around the world to find financial freedom through safe and meaningful employment at fair wages. Shop appareljewelry, accessories and much more.

Everyday Crop Set | Turmeric Linen

4. Brooha – Shop here for that unique gift created by Fort Worth local artist CHoKe and other items sourced from artisans around the globe. Brooha also has a great selection of teas. Gift cards are available too! Get a free gift with any purchase through January 1st, 2022.


5. Narwhal – This can be an option for those on your list that like gizmos and gadgets. Narwhal is a built-in Bluetooth speaker lid that is water resistant and powered by a rechargeable battery. It fits 20oz and 32oz tumblers such as your Yeti, Ozark, Hydro Flask, etc. It will also work on ALL countertops, desks, coffee tables and nightstands. It’s a speaker that makes anywhere you are feel like a party!

20 or 30oz Narwhal Speaker Lid

6. – A purchase from here benefits survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and exploitation. The shop sells apparel, jewelry and candles. Be sure to check out the Candle Studio and schedule your own candle-pouring experience.

Worthy Candle: Fir + Balsam

7. Black Coffee – Coffee and culture collide at the eastside coffee shop, Black Coffee. Mia Moss is serving coffee and building community in her neighborhood by providing a space for and by the eastside residents. Grab a gift card, travel mug, bag of local coffee, or the iconic “ No cream, no sugar” sweatshirts. Black Coffee even has coffee scented candles. Say no more, the coffee lover in your life will sure rejoice.

8. Solo Stove – Perfect for those on your list that love the outdoors! Solo Stove has all you need to keep warm, cook and make those outdoor adventures easier than ever with their fire pitsgrillscamping stoves and other accessories.

Bonfire + Stand

9. Morgan Mercantile – Looking for the personalized custom gift with a true Fort Worth stamp to it? Try Morgan Mercantile’s custom shop. This small business carries apparel for everyone on your list as well as homegoodsaccessories and greeting cards.

Panther City Provisions Shield Badge Tee

10. Melt Ice Creams – Need an in between shopping pick-me-up? Or how about a flavorful snack while watching that favorite holiday movie? Visit Melt Ice Creams where they are continuing to serve up happiness with their unique ice cream flavors and curbside delivery no matter the season. I personally enjoy a pint of their Merry Marshmallow ice cream, which happens to be nut and gluten free, in front of a roaring fire and cuddled in my blankets. It’s the perfect balance of cold, warm and yummy!

Merry Marshmallow: hot chocolate ice cream with housemade vanilla marshmallows

11. gifted. – For those friends who are working on self-care in 2022, look no further than gifted. This is the shop that has products and gifts everyone will *actually* want for the holidays. With curated products like home décor, apothecary products, clothing and jewelry, everything is intentionally sustainable (so you can save the planet while you’re at it!)

Optimist Necklace - Blush

12. The Grand Berry Theater – Whether it is date night or family night, The Grand Berry Theater should not be overlooked for a fun holiday experience! Jimmy Sweeney’s indie theater has a cool vibe, from the colorful mural for your Instagram to “adult” beverages of local breweries in Fort Worth. Pick up a gift card for that movie buff friend, or give the perfect gift by getting them a movie subscription. While you’re there, represent The Foundry district with t-shirts and glassware wherever you go.

13. Fort Worth Locals – Show off your Funkytown love at Fort Worth Locals. What started as a popular Fort Worth blog covering all the cool things Fort Worth has to offer, Fort Worth Locals makes sure you are stocked on t-shirts, sweater, beanies, bar glasses, stickers, and much, much more! Don’t sleep on this one during your holiday shopping, especially since it is conveniently located on Magnolia Street (so you can get all your holiday shopping done at once!)

Fort Worth Texas - Stemless Wine Glass

By shopping local and sustainably, we invest in our communities for the long-term. It sparks beautiful relationships that connect creators with customers in an authentic way–allowing creatives with immense passion to pursue their wildest dreams while customers enjoy unique options that tell an amazing story. It’s a win-win.

The Sparkyard Team wishes you all a safe and Happy Holiday season!

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