Photography by Jessica Turner
It’s easy to envision Texas snow now that Christmastime is a mere blink away. Neighborhood merchants are stocked and ready to guide shoppers to creative gift-giving in price points suiting all pocketbooks. Take a peek at some Plano Magazine discoveries and act fast — the early bird gets the best worm.
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Fancy pet yummies. Animals are people, too: Select from three varieties of dried treats and an assortment of fresh-baked donuts, cakes, cannoli and pies, grain-free and peanut butter-based. Frostings are a mix of dry yogurt and tapioca starch. The discriminating pooch will want to chase the goodies with chicken, vegetable or pork broth-based Good Boy Dog Beer or Good Girl Dog Beer. Costs vary: $2 single treat up to $45 for a cake. Beer is $7 single can, $24 for a four-pack.
Fur Babies Bakery 1012 E. 15th Street 214-945-1890 Furbabiesbakery.com
The first round’s on me. Young or old, guy or gal, the golfer you love will double-love a gift card to the links. Golf rounds range on this public site from $36-$60, depending on the day of play.
The Courses at Watters Creek 7201 Chase Oaks Boulevard 214-509-GOLF (4653) Watterscreekgolf.com
Swiss Army Knife. Made by Victorinox, the high-quality product line dates to 1891. Select from new colors and designs, ranging from a basic key-chain composition to more sophisticated versions. Various blades, tweezers, can openers, scissors and more are all housed in one handy unit. A good idea for men, women, campers and everyday uses. Knives come with a life-time guarantee. $20-$300.
Cutlery Collection The Shops at Willow Bend 6121 West Park, Suite C106A 469-366-4496 Cutlerycollection.net
Custom snack baskets and tins. Choose a decorative container, and fill with artisan-crafted popcorn, cocoas, cordials and other treats. Perfect stocking stuffers. Prices start at $10.
Crave Popcorn Co. Lakeside Market 4021 Preston Road, Suite 619 972-608-9900 Cravepopcornco.com
Tea for you. Shoo away winter’s chill with packages of flavorful loose-leaf teas. Select from six varieties of caffeine-free, 2-ounce pouches: roasted almond, revive, Earl Grey, southwest sunrise, mango bay and decadent. $11.99 a pack.
Chocolate Angel 800 N. Central Expressway 972-904-9597 Chocolateangel.com
Chanel findings. For out-of-the box thinkers: These one-of-a-kind items are authentic vintage designer buttons or charms originally part of a Chanel product and now fashioned into head-turning earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Prices range from $89.99 to $379.99.