This year, let Coast help you navigate across a sea of gift-giving options. We’ve made a list and checked it twice to help you find the perfect gifts at local boutiques, galleries and shops.

1. Holiday Soap

$5 each

With scents like gingersnap, candy apple, mistletoe and ivy, these locally made soaps will awaken your senses to the holiday season.

Santa Fe Soap Factory

4809 Ave. L

Santa Fe


2. Giclée Prints by René Wiley

$300 to $1,400

After Hurricane Ike destroyed René Wiley’s studio in 2008, she and her husband decided to represent her art, which has held residence in private galleries across Texas, on the island exclusively. Wiley’s ethereal prints capture the magic of Galveston in a sea of colors.

René Wiley Gallery

2128 Postoffice St.



3. Sweet Kisses Holiday Set


This four-pack of lip polishes includes two top-selling shades, Razzle Dazzle and Diamond Diva, and two new limited edition shades, Fancy Pants and Sweet Something.

Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio

3224 13th Ave. N.

Texas City


4. Babar’s Yoga for Elephants Tote Bag by Out of Print


Sure to be a hit with the literati and yogis of all ages, this canvas book bag features adaptations of illustrations from Babar’s Yoga for Elephants by Laurent de Brunhoff.

Style Co

701 14th St.



5. Necklaces by Chan Luu

From $101

Chan Luu’s layering necklaces are strung with hand cut semiprecious stones and crystals and will be well-received by the fashion-forward favorites on your list.

Tangerine Boutique

 2218 Postoffice St.



6. Headbands by Alpaca Flower

$18 to $27

A one-of-a-kind woman deserves a one-of-a-kind accessory. Each hand-embroidered headband by Alpaca Flower is unique, stylish and conscientious. The company sources its products from Peruvian artisans, which helps to provide a steady income for rural areas in the Andes region.

Modern Vintage

2005 Postoffice St.



7. Cosmetic Bag by Consuela

$20 to $40

Consuela’s Marfa Collection reflects the characteristics of its namesake, a quirky West Texas cow town that recently has become a haven for hipsters. The collection’s cosmetic bag comes in different sizes and features Consuela’s signature Southwest print.


501 E. Main, No. 1

League City


8. Habersham Wax Pottery Vessels


These vessels, handcrafted in Georgia, provide home fragrance without a flame, redefining decorative fragrance accessories for the home.

Annette’s Emporium

501 E. Main No. 2

League City


9. Candles by Archipelago Botanicals


Even if you’re staying home for the holidays, these fragrant candles will take you around the world. Fragrances include “Havana” with bergamot, tobacco leaf and ylang ylang and “Kashmir” with orange blossom, sandalwood and Kashmir vanilla.

Treasure Trove

2719 61st St.



10. Kelli Stone flip flops by Lindsay Phillips


Known as “switch flops” for their swappable baubles, these stone beige sandals are the perfect fit for someone whose style is always evolving.

West End Gallery & Decor

16708 San Luis Pass, Suites I & C

Jamaica Beach


11. Striped Tote by Dash & Albert


Made by the rug gurus at Dash & Albert, these durable, striped carryall bags are good for nearly anything: groceries, gym clothes or the trio of modern necessities — wallet, cellphone and keys.

Chunky Funky Monkey

3302 Broadway



12. Swings by Magnolia Casual


Sturdy, stylish and comfortable, these combination chair-swings are perfect for lazy weekends spent unwinding on the porch. They come with a matching tote bag, so you can pack up and relax anywhere.

Tropical Accents

2950 state Highway 87

Crystal Beach


13. Baltic Amber Candles by Voluspa

$9.99 to $24.99

For candle lovers, there’s a new flame. The Baltic Amber candle by Voluspa is made of clean-burning, coconut wax infused with scents of amber resin, sandalwood, cedar and vanilla orchid.

The Front Parlor

2111 Strand



14. Fanfare Wallet by Spartina 449


This cute clutch is made of linen in a navy and white geometric print and trimmed in bright green leather.

Bungalow Dry Goods

2325 Strand



15. Statement Necklaces

$30 to $35

There’s is a reason to call them “statement” necklaces. These bright and shiny baubles will give a much-needed sparkle to any ensemble.


2228 Strand



16. Silk Pashmina


For those serious about warmth and style, a silk pashmina is a perfect gift.


2201 Market St., Suite G405



17. Midtown Men Holiday Show

$39 to $98

Give the gift of entertainment. Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys will take the stage to perform their Holiday Show at the Grand Opera House on Dec. 29.

The Grand 1894 Opera House

2020 Postoffice St.



18. Vitamix Professional Series 750


A foodie’s dream, the Vitamix is a self-cleaning machine that allows users to chop, blend, cream and purée their way to healthy, home-cooked meals, smoothies, juices, desserts and more.

The Kitchen Chick

528 23rd St.



19. Balinese Room Tablecloth


Once used at the island’s famous nightclub the Balinese Room, this tablecloth features images of midcentury Galveston. A truly one-of-a-kind treasure, there’s only one in stock.

Vintage Galveston

1708 23rd St.



20. Tunic by Flying Tomato


In cooler coastal weather, haute hippie chicks can pair this embroidered tunic with tights and boots.’s

2213 Postoffice St.



21. Pajamas by Vera Bradley

$30 each for long pants and top, $25 for shorts

They’ll think they’re dreaming when they receive these pajamas with soft cotton texture and bold paisley prints.

The Clotheshorse Boutique

809 E. Main St.

League City


22. Melissa & Doug Puzzles

From $6.95

Kid-friendly company Melissa & Doug makes quality curios for children of all ages. The wooden puzzles will help children build fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and more.

Sullivan Pharmacy

1140 Grand Ave.



23. Corkys Flashback Western Boot


These boots, with a classic shape, embellished with inlaid pops of turquoise, are made for giving this holiday season.

Head to Footsies

2211 Strand



24. Paperweights by Glass Eye Studio


Put some sparkle and shine under the tree with these dichroic glass orbs that take yesterday’s paper weight into the future.

The Admiralty

2221 Strand



25. Small Grill by Grill Dome


This isn’t your average backyard cooker. With its clean lines and sleek finish, this ceramic appliance will delight even the most style-conscious grill master. Order at least one to two weeks in advance.

ACHTWOO Pools & Spas

6622 Stewart Road



26. Spice Rubs

$3.95 to $5.75

Wild Bill Powell’s famous spice blends will add a kick to holiday dinners. Start by trying best-sellers: “Jalapeno Dusted,” a mild, all-purpose blend or “Herbal Red,” a gourmet blend best suited for seafood, roasted chicken or spaghetti sauce. Custom gift baskets available.

Wild Bill’s

3407 Interstate 45

La Marque


27. Zen Pillow by Hugger Mugger


Covered with sturdy upholstery-grade fabric, and filled with organic buckwheat hulls, the Zen Pillow helps yogis reach a meditative state in both seated and reclining poses.

Yoga Haven

2507 Market St. Rear



28. Silk Flower Arrangement

From $75

Make a statement on your holiday table with eye-catching, silk flower arrangements made to order.

House of Interiors

1005 Bayou Road

La Marque


29. Driftwood Wreath


Bring the coast to your front door or share it with others with this driftwood wreath by local artist Cathy Blume.

Tom’s Thumb Nursery

2014 45th St.



30. Bead from the Original Galveston Story Bead Collection

From $59.50

The perfect gift for all who love Galveston, be they Born on the Island or Islanders by Choice. There’s the BOI bead and the IBC bead. And the popular Galveston Island Beach Bead contains actual sand from local shores. They’re compatible with major bead collections.

Fullen Jewelry

2215 Postoffice St.



31. Folk Angel by Cynthia Webb Designs


Have an angel on your list? Consider the handcrafted pewter angel by Cynthia Webb, a California artist whose work centers on faith, family and spirit.

Tina’s On The Strand

2326 Strand



32. Mugs from Catstudio’s Geography Collection

$22 each

Drink up your love for Texas or other states and also cities with these mugs with maps. The design has a watercolor effect and gives a retro road trip vibe. Made of high-quality stoneware, they’re packaged in a colorfully embossed tin box. Dishtowels also are available from the same line, $19.95

Natural Groove

8111 state Highway 6



33. Janome Sewing Machines

From $100

Janome sewing machines have been at the cutting edge of sewing technology since the company’s earliest days. Sewing authority Janome has a model to please almost any sewer, from beginners to avid quilters and everyone in between.

Cactus Quilts

1811 Sixth St. N.

Texas City


34. Holiday Wine Bottle Stoppers

From $12

Keep your wine longer with these festive bottle stoppers that light up and change colors. Makes a perfect hostess gift during the holidays.

Strand Brass

2119 Strand



35. Wheel of the Year Wall Plaque by Maxine Miller


Seeking a gift that keeps giving all year? The Wheel of the Year celebrates the eight pagan festivals based around the solstices and equinoxes, known as the quarter days, and the midpoints between, known as the cross quarter days and represents growth and harvest through the seasons of the year.

The Witchery

2116 Postoffice St.



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