Local shops serve up unique finds this holiday season
- Written by By Macie Harper
This Christmas you won’t have to stray too far from home to scoop up great gifts for your loved ones. With boutiques, candy stores, and more right here in your own backyard, there is sure to be a unique gift for anyone on your list. On the Park Toys and Candy With over 9,000 different items, candy and toys abound at On the Park. “We offer uniqueness not found in the big box store,” said owner, Fred Rosenberg. “We also provide a fun experience for shoppers and unique products at a better value.” At On the Park, customers save. Not only is free gift wrapping offered, but they pay the sales tax and offer a $1 rebate on every $10 spent. “Time-wise, it’s faster to shop local. And also cheaper. Value, speed and quality is important to us,” said Rosenberg. Customers can also visit Santa at On the Park every Saturday and Sunday before Christmas. On the Park is located at 1271 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood. For more information, visit OnThePark.com or call 281-361-6453. Jennika’s At Jennika’s, not only will you find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces, you’ll find a big focus on fair trade and philanthropy. “Here you’ll find handmade, artisan crafted gifts made locally,” said owner, Jennifer Moore. “When you shop here, chances are good you’ll buy from a local artist.” Walking into Jennika’s is like walking into a winter wonder-land - handcrafted wreaths hang on the walls while santas and snowmen greet you at every turn. This beautiful boutique with a small-town feel not only offers seasonal items great for the holidays, but they also offers local art, jewelry, mosaics, lamp shades, pottery, décor, textiles, and more. Here you are certain to find the perfect gift for that special someone. No fuss shopping makes it easy to find gifts for everyone of your list. Visit Jennika’s at 4501 Magnolia Cove Drive, #107, Kingwood or online at facebook.com/JennikasaBazaarPlace. For more information, see their Facebook page or call 281-360-2010. Pretty Little Things Boutique New to Kings Harbor is the flourishing and fashionable Pretty Little Things Boutique. With an ever-changing selection, Pretty Little Things offers items you can’t find elsewhere. “We have new arrivals every Wednesday and offer items for all ages. From 16 to 60, there is something for everyone,” said owner, Nikole Emfinger. At Pretty Little Things Boutique, shelves sparkle and shimmer with holiday cheer. Offering clothing, gifts, accessories, shoes and more, there is bound to be an unexpected treasure waiting to be found this holiday season. Pretty Little Things Boutique is located at 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Ste. 504, Kingwood. For more information, find them on Facebook, visit PrettyLittleThingsOnline.com or call 281-570-2527. Red Palette Art Center Red Palette sits perched along Main Street in Humble and is home to beautiful pieces of art made locally. “We have jewelry, hand painted items, assemblages, oil and water paintings, prints and more, in all price ranges,” said co-owner, Shirley Quaid. Started by eight artists, Red Palette Art Center now boasts the work of local artists; Sally Kullman, Debra Latham, Linda Dumas, Linney Hamilton, Randi Barrett, Mary Claire Herman, Carita Curfman and Shirley Quaid. All pieces are equally stunning and unique. Red Palette also has crafted angel ornaments on sale now that support FamilyTime. The ornaments can be purchased in their shop at 409 E. Main Street, Humble. Red Palette is sure to have something perfect for any art lover on your list. To find out more information, visit facebook.com/RedPaletteArtCenter or call 832-474-6725. 3 Divas Decor Situated in the heart of old town Humble can be found 3 Divas Decor. Their charming shop boasts creative, handcrafted finds. “We have handmade crafts, custom name plaques, pillows and draperies, re-purposed furniture, clothing, jewelry and more,” said co-owner Tammy Jaenecke. 3 Divas also offers pre-made gift baskets and gift tags perfect for the holidays. 3 Divas Decor is family-owned and operated in Humble and offers a personal touch not often found elsewhere. For more information, visit 3divasdecor.com or call 832-644-5387. The boutique is located at 401 Main Street, Unit A in Humble. Photos, top to bottom: Jennifer Moore of Jennika’s stands next to her driftwood santas. Nikole Emfinger of Pretty Little Things Boutique. Fred Rosenburg of On The Park. Shirley Quaid of Red Palette Art Center. Photos by Macie Harper.