How is it almost Christmas? I feel like 2020 has dragged on and on and yet here we are. The next month and half is going to be so crucial for small and independent businesses. I know it’s so easy to get on Amazon and with one click, poof, your item magically appears on your door step the very next day. But you know what? Jeff Bezos has enough money! Yes, Amazon employs thousands of people and by buying from them you are supporting their employees and families. But, I don’t think they are gonna be hurt one bit if we commit to shopping local this holiday season. Even if it’s just a few gifts here and there. Your local eateries, shops and stylist and their families need you now more than ever. Small businesses are what make our communities great and I for one don’t want to see another local favorite close up shop. “But what about the pandemic and staying home?” Great question! Most of, if not all your favorite small businesses are online or are offering curbside pick up! So you can stay safe while getting all your favorite people a gift this holiday season while also supporting a local business, their families and your community! Here are some of our favorite small businesses which are all conveniently located on the historic Camp Bowie Boulevard!
Skin and Beauty
Lash House FWTX: Yup, yours truly offers gift certificates that can be purchased online! You can buy that special lady or guy the gift of lashes this holiday. You can either purchase a specific service or enter an amount and they can choose which service they would like. Click here to purchase you gift certificate.
Katydiditaesthetics: Our Katy Stelter and her girl Nicole Goodman are amazing aestheticians. They perform medical grade chemical peels, hydra facials, IPL, laser hair removal and the new laser lift. It’s the perfect time to get your peel and lasers on! Head over to their Instagram @katydiditaesthetics to check out their before and after or visit their website katydidit.square.site and buy your skin obsessed loved one a gift card!
Abby Henegan aesthetics: For anyone wanting a little more than just a facial or peel, Abby is your girl. She is a registered nurse and is the person to go to for all your Botox, filler, micro needling and skin pen needs. She is extremely experienced and highly trained and will make you feel like a million bucks! You can find her on Instagram @abbyhene_aesthetics or visit her website at www.ahafortworth.com
Meraki beauty and skin bar: Facials, spray tans, waxing, cryoskin and makeup are all services you can get at Meraki beauty and skin bar. Charlene and Kourtney are fabulous at what they do and I personally would not trust anyone other than Charlene with my brows! Check these babes out on their Instagram @merakibeautyandskinbar
Parlor 11: Michele and her girls are incredible hairstylist! She has the cutest little salon and will take excellent care of you. Michele is also owner of pretty on premises and her and her girls are Fort Worth’s premier wedding makeup and hair team. I know first hand how amazing they are since I was lucky enough to have them for my wedding! Go check them out on Instagram @parlore11evin
Salon West: My girls, Julie and Trisha over at Salon West can make your hair dreams come true. They are extremely talented at balayage, hand tied extensions and Brazilian blowouts! You can find them on Instagram @mrs_juliemiller @hairbytrishawitty
Shop Birdie: This is the cutest little boutique in Fort Worth. You can find all the latest styles for that fashion obsessed person in your life. They have everything from dresses, sweaters, shoes, jeans and accessories. Check them out now @shopbirdiefw
B Kids: This children's boutique has everything you need for your little ones. They have the coolest styles for boys and girls ranging from babies to tweens! You can find them on Instagrtam @bkidsfw
Zoe and Jack is another great store for the little ones or for someone who’s expecting. They have great baby shower gifts, clothes, books and toys, nursery must haves and the sweetest and softest stuffed animals ever! You will be able to browse their goodies on their Instagram page @zoeandjackdfw
Scentimentals: The perfect place to get perfectly curated gifts for anyone. This boutique carries everything from clothes, jewelry, bath and body products and the best smelling candles around. You can even get your gift monogrammed! Check out their products @scentimentalsboutique
Winslow’s Wine Cafe: Perfect place to take that special someone or have a girl's night when the world is safe and back to normal. Great food. Great wine. Great atmosphere. Go buy a gift card or join their wine club! @winslowswine
Tokyo Cafe: Amazing sushi, but one of my favorite things on the menu is their beef donburi rice bowl. It's super yummy as is their specialty cocktails. They offer curbside pick up and delivery or you can buy a gift card. Check them out @tokyocafefw
Buttermilk Pie Shop: Ok guys, this is the best place hands down to get your Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukah pie. These pies are to die for! My personal favorite is the key lime pie. Hurry and order your pie online for you holiday celebrations or buy someone a sweet treat. @buttermilkpieshop
Well, that's just a few of our favorite local places. I sincerely hope y'all check out these amazing small businesses when you are holiday shopping this year. There are so many great shops all over Fort Worth that offer so many wonderful services and items that anyone is sure to love and enjoy. I know I would! Be safe and shop local!