As you create your holiday shopping lists, consider keeping it local. From homemade hand soaps to custom-made jewelry or even a Spindletop mug, you’ll find the perfect gift right here in Beaumont when you choose to shop small. Shopping at local stores is also the best way to get one-of-a-kind items and keep your money in southeast Texas. Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Black Friday) is coming up on November 26 and is a day set aside to focus on shopping local.
Another great way to support local businesses is Main Street Market of Beaumont. The holiday shopping extravaganza is December 1 - December 3 and will feature unique merchandise from dozens of vendors and various local shops. Main Street Market is the Junior League of Beaumont’s annual fundraiser with proceeds supporting the League’s work in the community including projects, assistance funds, and scholarships.
To help you navigate Beaumont’s shopping landscape, the Beaumont CVB has put together a complete “shop local” guide for this holiday season. My list includes antiques, boutiques, specialty shops, souvenir shopping, gifts, spas, and unique places to find food gift items. Get the complete list of Beaumont shops here.
For the antique lover on your list, I recommend a stop at Burns Antik Haus, which carries items direct from European importers and is personally selected for this Beaumont store. Beautiful pieces you won’t find anywhere else! At Urban Habitat, you’ll discover all things reclaimed and restored. From furniture to pictures and everything in between, you never know what you are going to find. Stop by the Mildred Building, a refurbished historical Mediterranean Revival landmark, to check out Finder’s Fayre Quality Antiques, a haven for antique furniture, clocks, accessories, and silver and oriental carpets from around the world.
You can’t talk about Beaumont boutiques without mentioning Ella + Scott. Located inside the historic Mildred Building, this darling boutique carries one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories.On the other side of town, upscale men’s and women’s clothing and fashion items can be found at La-Tee-Da Boutique, which carries missing and plus-size clothing. Jackie's offers eclectic options both for everyday looks as well as special occasions. At Gaudie & Co. you’ll find designer clothing, shoes, and jewelry. Tip: Most of these boutiques are on Instagram and post deals regularly.
Beaumont has a few shops that specialize in active lifestyle sports. On the Run offers a wide selection of shoes, socks, and running accessories. The biker in your family is guaranteed to love anything from Bicycle Sports (located on Interstate 10, near Red Lobster), which carries Specialized Bikes. At 5 Under Golf, grab a cool golf shirt or the latest golf gadget. This multi-faceted golf operation includes golf retail, clothing, and more.
Looking for a unique holiday gift with a touch of Beaumont? Visit the Gladys City gift shop to take home a Spindletop souvenir - coffee mugs, magnets, postcards, t-shirts, and more! The Museum of the Gulf Coast gift shop features a variety of merchandise related to the museum’s exhibits including Janis Joplin memorabilia, Robert Rauschenberg notecards, as well as southeast Texas souvenirs and children’s toys. Nothing says Beaumont more than a great pair of cowboy boots! Cavender’s Boot City is a Texas original, outfitting Southeast Texans for years!
For Heaven’s Sake is a great place to find wedding and baby gifts. There is a large selection of china, crystal, sterling silverware, and more. Alter’s Gem Jewelry has a lot of history in Beaumont and carries more than 30 designer brands of jewelry and watches. Nickolina's and The Mail Room are favorites among locals for decor and gifts.
Letters to Zoe is the perfect place for those who love stationery, planners, and gifts.
Located inside the historic Mildred Building on Calder Avenue, Down to Earth makes hand-made, locally sourced products for your home and body. They offer a full line of homemade bath and body products along with teas, oils, and even beard products. Nearby, Tina’s Heavenly Touch Massage & Day Spa has everything from facials to massages, microdermabrasion, and mani/pedis! You can buy packages and there is often a great special going on!
Rao’s Bakery & Coffee Café is a Beaumont original featuring homemade coffee, cakes, cookies, and more. Bring home a small gift basket filled with treats, or fresh ground coffee for sharing. Inside Bando’s Restaurant, the gift shop offers some of the best boutique shopping, including Godiva Chocolates, inspirational gifts, and more.
When shopping this holiday season, we encourage you to shop small and visit all of our local shops to find the perfect gifts for your friends and family.