Holiday shopping can be a whirlwind. Here’s a handy local gift guide to help you find something in Fort Worth for everyone on your list.
For the Horned Frog in your life, head to the Campus Store or shop from their extensive selection online.
Our guide to locally made gifts has something for foodies, graphic tee enthusiasts, and sophisticated drinkers. Or grab a jar of Fort Worth-made salsa for the person who has everything. Add Link.
Apparel, Jewelry and Gifts
Boots and Hats
Shop at a Fort Worth Distillery
TX Whiskey has partnered with Waxahachie-based calligraphy artist Jill Chapman to release hand painted holiday bottles of the TX Blended Whiskey. Available for a limited time starting November 29th exclusively at Whiskey Ranch for $75. Chapman’s beautiful work adds a personal and local Texas touch that makes for an ideal gift for the classic whiskey lover.
Give the Gift of Unexpected Experiences
For the PBR Fan
Grab tickets to the annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo! From the Ranch Rodeo, Cowboys of Color Rodeo, Best of Mexico Celebration and Bulls Night Out, there are plenty of events to choose from. The Stock Show & Rodeo takes place from January 13-February 3. Don’t miss this classic Fort Worth event. Get tickets.
For the Adrenaline Junkie
This is one gift they’ll never forget. The Total Driving Experience at Texas Motor Speedway offers the thrill of riding or driving around the track in a 450+ horsepower Z06 Corvette. Book here.
For the One Who’s Always in the Stockyards
For the Budding Cowboy or Cowgirl
Book them an appointment at Fleastyle’s Hat Bar. With various styles, accessories and branding to choose from, they’ll create a custom hat that they’ll never want to take off.
For the Football Fan
Get tickets to an early Christmas present on December 23rd. Played every year at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium, the 21st Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will have patriotic overtones that celebrate the first collegiate football bowl game to host all three military academy football teams. A pre-game Tailgate Outpost fan-fest area will showcase military hardware, interactive displays for kids and families and a concert performance. Kick-off scheduled for 2:30. Get tickets.
For the Animal Lover
Purchase a membership to the Fort Worth Zoo. Members enjoy savings, benefits, discounts on behind-the-scenes experiences and more.
For the Art Buff
Buy a membership to one of the world-renowned museums in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. Membership includes special entry to the museums, members-only events, discounted or free tickets and access to a community of fellow art lovers.
For the Theater-Goer
Broadway at the Bass is one of the best tickets in town! In addition to the best of Broadway, Bass Hall also hosts the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, musical performances, ballets, children’s shows and galas. Casa Manana in the Cultural District focuses on community theater, musicals and plays for the whole family. Artes de la Rosa is a venue for Latino art and cultural performances.
For the Foodie
Get the foodie or wino in your life a pass to the Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival. The annual festival is April 4-7, 2024, and will feature local chefs displaying their skills and creativity in venues around Fort Worth’s thriving culinary community. Tickets go on sale December 1. Get them here.
For the Home Chef or Crafter
Several Fort Worth restaurants and businesses offer private cooking and craft classes, a great gift for people who like to be hands-on. Find a variety of classes at Indulge FW. Make fresh pasta at iL Modo. Learn the art of glass blowing at SiNaCa Studios. Take a rug-making class at Rug Ratz. Pour your own candle at the Candle Studio at Worthy Co. Make a beautiful charcuterie board at The Art of Grazing.
For the Musician
Show your love for the Fort Worth music scene and buy merchandise from a local artist. Give them tickets to an upcoming show at venues like The Post at River East, Billy Bob’s Texas, Tulip’s, Twilite Lounge or Tannahill’s Tavern. Or find that record they love at Doc’s Vintage Records, Record Town, Panther City Vinyl, Born Late Records, Chief Records and Saint Marie Records.
And if you need a sugary pick-me-up after all your shopping, treat yourself with a holiday sweet at a local bakery like Blue Bonnet Bakery, Stir Crazy Baked Goods, Swiss Pastry Shop, Emporium Pies or FunkyTown Donuts.