Local Small Businesses to Support for Small Business Saturday 2022
Make sure to put small businesses on your Christmas list this year! Shop local for Small Business Saturday this Saturday, November 26, 2022. Find gift ideas from local small businesses in The Woodlands area including unique items, gifts for the hard to buy for, and just because!
This new business, based out of The Woodlands, offers a design twist to a classic sports jersey. Fan Dress provides women and girls a dress option that incorporates their favorite team’s jersey. www.thefandress.com.
The Woodlands Candle Co.
The Woodlands Candle Co. features hand poured, small batch, toxin free candles made with 100% soy wax. You can find this small business at The Woodlands Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. www.instagram.com/thewoodlandscandleco.
Artisan Culture Coffee
Grab a gift card or just take a break from shopping at this family-owned, wellness-focused independent coffee shop. In addition to serving gluten-free and vegan snacks and sweets and a coffee subscription box, the shop has several green initiatives including roasting in-house with a zero-emissions electric coffee roaster to composting grounds, flowers, leftovers, and paper goods through ZeroWaste. Artisan Culture Coffee is located at 2260 Buckthorne Place #179 in the Grogan’s Mill shopping center, and online at www.facebook.com/artisan.culture.1. Learn more about Artisan Culture and the the owner at www.hellowoodlands.com/small-business-of-the-month-artisan-culture-coffee.
A.S. IS DESIGNS
Based in Conroe, this husband and wife team create one-of-a-kind home decor, furniture, games, and more, turning reclaimed wood into new treasures. The shop also takes custom orders. www.asisdesigns.shop.
Do you have a music lover on your list? Give the gift of music, merch, and more at this indie music store. Find Volume Music at 436 Sawdust Rd, or visit www.volumemusic.net. Learn more about Volume Music and meet the owners at: www.hellowoodlands.com/small-business-spotlight-volume-music.
Local artist Melissa Polomsky sells hand painted colorful art, floral fabrics, vibrant decor, and handcrafted jewelry. She is best known for her use of bright and vivid colors to create dramatic floral prints. www.theartwerks.com.
A|G Leather, based in Tomball, is a leather goods and apparel brand founded by husband and wife team Alex and Hanya. You can find travel bags, briefcases, attaché cases, backpacks, handbags, and more online at www.agleather.us.
BITS AND BOBS
Owner and designer Lorraine Richardson gives old things a new story and life by using vintage/antique bits to craft assemblage jewelry and pieces mixed with soldered glass techniques, and a little bit of leather and copper thrown in for good measure. www.bitsandbobs.us.
BRANDING IRON CUSTOM GOODS
Branding Iron Custom Goods carries a full assortment of our locally made custom merchandise. We also specialize in the following services: Custom Embroidery, laser engraving, leather stamping, screen printing, and custom promotional products for individuals and businesses. Visit 210 N Main St in Conroe to find the perfect gift, or visit www.branding-iron-custom-goods.com.
BROOKWOOD HOLIDAY STORE
The Brookwood Holiday Store is a pop-up store open just for the holiday season, featuring a variety of beautiful handcrafted housewares, jewelry, food items, and holiday gifts made by, and benefitting, Brookwood Community’s adults with disabilities. Visit the store at 1950 Hughes Landing Blvd., Suite 200
in The Woodlands. www.brookwoodcommunity.org/shop.
CONROE ART LEAGUE
Shop art of all styles and types of media from local artists this holiday season, or give the gift of an art lesson, including pottery, photography, drawing, painting, and more! The Conroe Art League Gallery is located at 127 Simonton St in Conroe, or visit www.conroeartleague.com.
FARMERS & ARTISANS MARKETS
Don’t forget our local farmers markets, where you can find many small businesses in one location. There are several in the area, including Grogan’s Mill, Tamina, Conroe, Spring, Rayford, Tomball, and more. Find local Farmers Markets here: www.hellowoodlands.com/local-artisan-farmers-markets-2022.
Twisted Willow Mercantile
Twisted Willow Mercantile has gifts for everyone on your list. Twisted Willow is located @ the corner of FM 2978 & FM-1488 (the Target center). www.facebook.com/twistedwillowmerc.
FERN HOME & FASHION
Drawing on her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design and inspiration from nature, local owner Cecille Wright uses natural beads, cording, and stones to create jewelry pieces that have character and style. Find her designs at Village Books in The Woodlands or shop at www.etsy.com/fernhomeandfashion.
JEN LOVES PAPER
Jen Loves Paper is a stationery boutique with paper goods, invitations, gifts and more. Local Woodlands mom Jen McDonald creates one of a kind keepsakes and party gear. Get gear for your holiday parties and gifts! Find her creations online at www.jenlovespaper.com.
LEARNING EXPRESS TOYS
This locally-owned and operated family business offers a unique mix of amazing gifts, one-of-a-kind products and outstanding customer service. Learning Express Toys offers free gift wrapping, free personalization, and personalized service. Shop at 8000 Research Forest Dr in The Woodlands, or online at www.learningexpress.com/woodlands.
PENS BY MIKE
Mike Hill is the master pen turner of Pens by Mike, based in The Woodlands, which was established in 2001. He uses the highest quality materials to create stunning writing instruments. Find pens made with semi precious stones, wood, cigar band pens, watch face pens, steampunk pens, and more. www.pens-by-mike.square.site.
VICTORY PIE COMPANY
Victory Pie Company takes a portion of all profits from its fresh handmade artisan pies and supports veterans as well as widows and orphans of veterans, so you can order your pie knowing you are doing good in your community. The local eatery serves made-from-scratch savory and sweet pies. Give the gift of a pie in a beautiful wooden box, give a gift certificate, or just stop in for a bite. In addition to pies, the cafe offers a full breakfast and lunch menu. Visit the cafe 32907 Tamina Rd. in Magnolia, or order online at www.victorypiecompany.com.
LITTLE CHERRY TOYS
These sweet toys are for all ages! Little Cherry Toys are 100% cotton handmade crochet toys. Find the shop at the Texas Renaissance Festival, local markets, and on Instagram. www.instagram.com/little_cherry_toys.
PINEY ROSE FLORAL
Established in 2016, Piney Rose Floral is owned and operated by husband and wife team Cullen and Taylor Handfelt. In addition to offering wedding and event florals, Piney Rose delivers flowers locally for special occasions, offers a flower subscription club, and hosts floral arrangement classes. You can also find jewelry, cards, stationery, home decor, and more. Visit the store at 2417 Research Forest Dr Unit B in The Woodlands, or shop online and book classes at www.pineyrose.com.
RIGHT NEXT DOOR DESIGNS
In addition to selling home decor items, Right Next Door sells gifts, jewelry, and accessories. Meet the owner and woman behind the designs, Michelle Harper: www.hellowoodlands.com/right-next-door-designs-now-open. Visit her shop at 9940 Woodlands Parkway, Suite 300, or shop online at www.rightnextdoordesigns.com.
Share the joy of reading! Purchase books, book-related accessories, jewelry, and more at Village Books. The bookstore is located 9955 Woodlands Parkway, Suite F in The Woodlands. Purchase books for home delivery, ebooks and online books, and even start a book wish list through the website at www.myvillagebooks.com. Learn more about owner Teresa Kenney and the shop at www.hellowoodlands.com/village-books-now-open-in-the-woodlands.
THE RUSTIC PEACH
Get the perfect personalized gift! The Rustic Peach specializes in custom wood signs of any size, using both reclaimed and solid wood pieces that provide that beautifully unique look. Book a DIY party, find an event, or place an order at www.therusticpeach.squarespace.com.
SEYCHELLES MED & LASER SPA
Pick up some gift cards, or treat someone special to a relaxing facial. Seychelles offers a friendly atmosphere while providing the most advanced aesthetic and cosmetic procedures in a comfortable and relaxing setting. The spa is located at 25230 Borough Park Drive. Learn about the products and services Seychelles offers at www.seychellesmedspa.com. Read about its grand re-opening here: www.hellowoodlands.com/seychelles-med-and-laser-spa-celebrates-grand-re-opening-in-the-woodlands.
TUMBLEWEEDS & NOTIONS
This store lives up to its motto: gifts, decor, and whimsy! Tumbleweeds & Notions carries women’s clothing and accessories by 31 Roots, another locally owned business. Find gifts for men, kids, teachers, and just about anyone in your life. Another fun attraction: Stella the shop dog comes to the shop on occasion to greet customers with puppy love. Find the store at 8021 Research Forest Dr., Ste. C-1 in The Woodlands, and online at www.tumbleweedsandnotions.com.
THE TURQUOISE DOOR
In the heart of Tomball, on Main Street, you can find this colorful boutique, filled with clothing for women and children, jewelry, gifts, home décor, and seasonal items. The Turquoise Door is located at 314 Market Street, or shop online at www.turquoisedoorboutique.com.
TWO KNOTTY SISTERS
These two local sisters, Donna Hamm and Tammy Clark, create handcrafted products that are custom painted with alcohol inks and other mediums. They also create jewelry and take orders for commissioned art projects. Shop online at www.twoknottysisters.com, and learn about the sisters and how they create their art at www.hellowoodlands.com/the-two-knotty-sisters-donna-tammy.
WILD OAK CO.
Wild Oak Co. is a husband and wife team who design and handcrafts heirloom quality toys and decor that can be passed down through the generations. The items are finished without any paints, stains, or dyes – just an all natural beeswax and orange oil polish. Shop online at www.wildoak.co.
The Bella Bottega
The Bella Bottega is a working artist community, gallery and workshop space in the Magnolia/Woodlands area. Purchase art or commission a custom piece. www.thebellabottega.com
WOODLAND LANE CERAMICS
Do you have someone on your list who likes to get crafty? Gift a pottery class to experience art together! Woodland Lane Ceramics in Magnolia offers pottery classes ranging from beginner to advanced. Find the studio at 33218 Sweetgum Lane, or schedule a class online at www.woodlandlaneceramics.com.
The Candy House
Everybody loves candy! Explore all kinds of candy, from pre-packaged candy to popcorn, fudge and pralines made fresh onsite, and gifts at this locally owned shop, located at 27160 Glen Loch Dr. www.facebook.com/thecandyhousetexas.
The Covey Apparel Company
The Covey Apparel Company is a dedicated men’s only store located in Tomball’s featuring men’s apparel, accessories, home decor, gifts, and more. www.covey-outdoors.com.
Stick’em up Baby
Stick’em up Baby is a luxury gift shop specializing in personalized gifts, apparel, and more for moms and kids. www.stickemupbaby.com
For the fashionista on your list, visit Pell 1990 for a curated mix of classic, cool, and feminine styles for a chic closet that will never fade. Pell 1990 was curated as a wink to the nineties, and features an array of clothing, accessories, and jewelry. www.shoppell1990.com.
Mon Petite Amie
Mon Petite Amie is known for handmade cloth dolls that have a modern yet playful look to spark role playing and imaginary stories. Built to last, your child will find a new bestie and make nostalgic childhood memories. www.etsy.com/shop/MonPetiteAmieShop
French Violet Boutique
French Violet Boutique carries fun, unique, colorful fashion and accessories for shoppers of all ages. French Violet is a place where mom, daughter, and even granddaughter can find something a little extra. www.frenchvioletboutique.com.
Makeup Junkie Bags
Makeup Junkie Bags, created locally, feature patented leak resistant layflat bags and other items sewn in the USA with a lifetime warranty. www.makeupjunkiebags.com.
Kid’s Anthem, located in Tomball, offers clothing and accessories that allow children to express their unique personalities through their wide variety of carefully curated items that are sure to help your child “march to their own beat.” Whether you have a little darling who wants to twirl in ruffly dresses, a tween who wants to express her free spirit with boho-chic styles, or a sporty athlete who wants to bounce and play in the latest workout gear, Kid’s Anthem has got you covered! You will also find adorable baby clothing and gifts. www.kidsanthem.com.
Whether you are shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for someone special, Avenue J has the perfect item for any occasion. Choose from apparel, accessories, wine glasses, spirit items and so much more. The shop can customize just about anything with a name, monogram, date, etc. www.avenuejcollections.com.