shopHTX 2017 :: Your One Stop Holiday Shopping Guide

Houston Moms Blog is beyond thankful for all of the generous sponsors below who partnered with us for this year's shopHTX campaign. It is our hope that these fun ideas will encourage you to shop small, shop local, and shopHTX this holiday season!

It’s that time of year again…  The time when we focus on our friends and families, soak up sweet traditions, and of course – do tons of holiday shopping for everyone we hold dear.  So for the THIRD year in a row, we are beyond excited to bring you shopHTX :: your one stop holiday shopping guide!

In this guide, we focus on all of the different people you might find on your shopping list, from your hard-to-shop-for husband to your precious new bundle of joy to your very best gal pal.  And as an added bonus, all of these brands have strong ties to Houston – either because they are owned / operated by area families, have storefronts right here in our great city, or simply because they are a personal favorite of our team of local moms!

Ready to start shopping? Check out the visual guide for our favorite shopHTX products this holiday season.  Then, learn more and start shopping from these amazing brands below!

For the little bundles of joy…

Modern Burlap

{Organic Cotton Muslin Swaddle Blanket}

If you’ve been following Houston Moms Blog for awhile, then you probably know that we are madly in love with all things Modern Burlap – a Texas based business that was launched by a mama in her very own barn.  Long story short, their products are oh-so-soft, gorgeously designed, and the very best quality.  Make the little bundle of joy in your life happy by wrapping them up in one of these organic cotton muslin swaddle blankets this holiday season … and then grab a throw blanket for yourself too!

Shop Modern Burlap :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

For the dreamers – both big and small…

Hanna Andersson

{Classic Bold Stripe Long Johns}

For over 30 years, kids have played and laughed in Hanna Andersson’s clothing. And our absolute favorite Hanna products?  Their pajamas!  If you’re on the hunt for matching family pajamas this holiday season, then be sure and check out their Galleria and Woodlands locations … or you can always shop online too.  You’ll fall in love with their sweet stripes and fun prints!

Shop Hanna Andersson :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

For the future innovators…

Surprise Ride

{Activity Kit}

Through carefully curated monthly activities, Surprise Ride aims to foster creativity in kids and expand their horizons. With a little hands-on learning and a lot of fun, they help kids exercise that special power of creative genius that empowers them to be tomorrow’s innovators. There’s no better way for kids to learn than by doing. Now sold at Houston area Michael’s stores as well!

Shop Surprise Ride :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Blog

For the gifts that give back…


{4 Pack of Star Wars Figurines}

Do yourself {and your favorite charity} a favor and shop Give10Back this holiday season. This site is easy to navigate, with plenty of product information and pictures. Feel good about your purchases and cross off everyone on your list with this one-stop site. Each and every time you make a purchase, Give10Back donates 10% of the purchase price to your favorite charity, school, church, or charitable organization.  *Exclusively for HMB readers, get $10 FREE with promo code HMB10!*

Shop Give10Back :: Website | Facebook

For the creative kiddos…

The Coloring Table

{Colorable Tablecloth}

The Coloring Table is a completely unique concept designed to unplug from the busyness of life and engage friends and family in making and sharing memories. These creative colorable tablecloths bring joy and capture the memories of celebrations and milestones.  They offer a variety of delightful patterns meant to be colored with permanent fabric markers for a lasting keepsake or with Ultra-Washable Crayola Markers for multiple uses.  Their uniquely crafted, patent-pending fabric guarantees that markers will not bleed through onto your table. *Just for HMB readers, enjoy 15% off with code HMB15 at checkout on their website.*

Shop The Coloring Table :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

For the little nurturers…


{Nerlie Frostie – Limited Edition}

The special generation Nerlie Frosties by Distroller have arrived just in time for the holidays! The Frosties are space babies from Neonatopia’s Rocky Milkie Mountain Range and are characterized by their silky, soft, megaultra smooth skin. They are available for adoption for $34.99 for a limited time at and Distroller World at The Galleria. Distroller World is an experience-based specialty boutique with art and design at its core that spreads good vibes for ages 0 to 102. And pstttt… Check out our post from when we visited the Galleria location to adopt a Nerlie of our very own.

Shop Distroller :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

For the strong mamas…

Memorial Green’s DEFINE body & mind

{1 Month of the ABSOLUTE BEST Package + a DEFINE T-Shirt}

Who doesn’t want to be their ABSOLUTE BEST?  The only program at DEFINE where you get access to all five class styles, the ABSOLUTE BEST package is a whole-body, perfectly blended array of classes designed to help you achieve strength, length, and balance while giving you the diversity of class styles to keep you excited and engaged in every workout. Access unlimited classes in all disciples — body, mind, rev, bounce, yoga — along with free rev shoe rental, 20% off retail, 50% off select events, and 10% off in the DEFINE foods online store.

Shop Memorial Green’s DEFINE body & mind :: Website | Facebook | Instagram

For the fashionable friends…

Kismet Cosmetics

{Kiss Kiss Velvet Lipstick & Mini Liner Duo}

Another one of our absolute favorite brands… Kismet’s goal is to provide it’s customers with beauty products that outperform higher-end brands, while still keeping prices affordable.  And guess what?  We think they’ve done it!  From their lip kits to their bath bombs to their absolutely amazing eye masks, they’ve got the perfect pampering product for every mama / sister / friend on your list.  Order online or drop by one of their many Houston retailers!

Shop Kismet Cosmetics :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

For the handsome husbands…

Birds Barbershop

{Gift Box – including Socks, Verb Sculpting Clay, and a $30 Gift Card}

Set in the trendy Houston Heights, Birds Barbershop offers not just haircuts — but an experience. Enjoy a complimentary Independence beer while you wait or indulge in their old-school arcade games and free wi-fi. They were voted “Best Barbershop” by the Austin Chronicle for the past 11 years, and one of the top 100 salons by ELLE magazine. Birds Barbershop caters to the entire family and is truly a high-quality haircut or color service for mom, dad, AND kiddos.  

Shop Birds Barbershop :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Stocking stuffers for mom…

Rose’s Razors

{Long Stem Razor Box w/ 12 Refill Blades}

You’ve probably been there, at the drugstore, wondering why women’s razors are as expensive as they are.  Rose’s Razors did too – then fixed it by providing women all over the country with an amazing shave at about half the price of other premium blades.  The best part?  Their razors are delivered to your door without any shipping charges and can be ordered a la cart or via a subscription plan.  *Rose’s Razors is happy to offer you 10% off their Long Stem Boxes just in time for the holidays with coupon code HMB10!*

Shop Rose’s Razors :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

Stocking stuffers for kids…

Children’s Museum of Houston

{Family 4 Pack of Tickets}

The Children’s Museum of Houston is a playground for your mind! Their mission is to transform communities through innovative and child-centered learning. Their exhibits truly encompass everything a child would want to learn about through play — coding, Eco Stations, Cyberchase, Invention Convention, Kidtropolis, and Seasons of Sharing are just a few examples of what your family can experience. Think outside the box this holiday season and purchase a membership that will give back all year long!

Shop Children’s Museum of Houston :: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

A holiday experience for the whole family…

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend

{Family 4 Pack of Tickets}

Opening December 15th, enjoy an immersive Christmas experience at the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for this year’s Christmas Village. Get in the holiday spirit with carolers, a faux-snowball play area, a handcrafted model train, a trail of lights, and more – all on 14 acres of beautiful gardens and art nestled in River Oaks.  Holiday-themed tours of the historic mansion feature live actors, theatrical effects, and Christmas decorations. Surprise the family with this amazing experience this season!

Shop Christmas Village at Bayou Bend :: Website | Facebook | Instagram

There you have it…  Your complete holiday shopping list for 2017!  Be sure to connect with our gracious sponsors above for more info, and stay tuned to the Houston Moms Blog Facebook page for video sneak peeks, Cyber Monday discounts, and your chance to win each and every items featured in our 2017 shopHTX campaign too!

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Kelly D
Kelly is the founder of Houston Moms Blog and has lived in this beautiful city nearly all of her life. She has a degree in education from Texas State University and was honored to teach special education for eight years to some of the cutest little kiddos you could ever meet. While teaching, Kelly met Cody – a tall drink of water and country boy to the core – and together, they fell in love, got married, and decided to start a family. In March 2011, they welcomed Hayes into the world, a silly but smart little boy with a story you have to read to believe. And in April 2013, their family was complete with the addition of Hadley, a super gregarious and oh-so-cute baby girl. Now, Kelly devotes her days to caring for her own little ones…and would not trade this new job of hers for the world! In her not-so-spare time, Kelly loves meeting up with her girlfriends for margaritas, failing miserably at Pinterest projects, and exploring this big old city with her two favorite little side-kicks in tow.


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