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Last Minute Online Gift Ideas – while still supporting Local!

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It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” but let’s be honest – it’s also one of the busiest! Many are scrambling to finish their holiday shopping and prepare for Christmas celebrations with family and friends. But with traffic jams, packed parking lots, and only so many hours in the day – you may need an easier option to check off your list before Christmas.

Hello Woodlands to the rescue! We’ve compiled a list of Christmas present ideas that can be bought online (while still supporting local businesses!) and pleasantly surprise the ones you love – without all the hassle.

Christmas Gift Ideas:

  • New Year’s Eve Night Out – Plan a night on the town this weekend! Purchase tickets online to a New Year’s Eve Celebration, get discounts on room discounts, and prepare to ring in 2018. La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery is hosting a special event with a casino night, dj and dancing, fireworks and more – where all proceeds benefiting the abused and neglected children in foster care, as well as aged out foster youth. Countdown Party Ticket is $100/person. View 15 NYE Celebrations in Montgomery County
  • For the Foodie – Purchase tickets to Taste of the Town, the culinary event of South Montgomery County where attendees get to sample mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, desserts, pastries, and beverages from some of the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, bakeries, deli’s and beverage companies. Hosted by The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, the event is on Thursday, January 18 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott with tickets at $30/adult. Learn more
  • For the Movie Lover – The INSPIRE Film Festival is a five-day cinematic event with 15 international documentary films, a number of shorts and multiple events on President’s Day Weekend, February 15-19 throughout The Woodlands. Purchase a weekend pass at the Holiday Special at $100/pass. Learn more
  • For the Philanthropist – Make a donation online to their favorite charity on their behalf (at ANY amount!) or purchase a ticket online to an upcoming event, like the American Heart Association of Montgomery County’s Heart Ball. The event themed “A Night at the Grand Prix: Rev Your Hearts” is a black-tie affair that raises funds to support local research on heart disease and stroke on Saturday, February 24. Learn more
  • For the Concert Fan – Enjoy dinner, drinks, and a live performance at Dosey Doe’s Big Barn any time of the year in the 165-year-old barn – a local favorite known for its great acoustics. Learn more
  • For the Athlete (and beer lover!) – Register for the Miles for Meals 5K, this family-friendly chip timed event at B-52 Brewery welcomes runners, walkers, strollers and leashed dogs. Each participant will receive a souvenir pint mug, t-shirt and two drink tickets for beer, lemonade or root beer. Tickets are $35/person or $125/team of 4 and benefits Meals on Wheels Montgomery County. Learn more
  • For the Artist – Plan ahead and purchase tickets to The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, a two-day festival on April 7 and 8 where 225 extraordinary artists come from across the globe to exhibit a broad range of styles and media. Tickets are $14/day or a VIP pass at $75/person. Learn more

Not exactly what you were looking for? Visit the Hello Woodlands Calendar for more upcoming events and tickets available for purchase online at

Still have time? View 40+ Local Businesses to support and pick up a gift in Montgomery County at


Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!