5 Fantastic Lubbock Businesses for Last-Minute Christmas Gifts
Still shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for friends, coworkers or someone you love? Lubbock has many fantastic options for great gift giving. Here are a few of my favorites.
Since I already gave it to her, I can say that this is where I got my mom her Christmas present. There is truly something elegant, classy, funky or fun for everyone here, no matter their personality or style. On-trend, unique jewelry pieces from dainty pearls to chunky druzy, from radiant topazes to earthy turquoise. There's a great selection of men's jewelry, too. And the jeweler himself is usually there to answer any questions or to help you find the perfect piece. He's also a really nice, local guy. And if you find something you love for yourself, he keeps a wish list notebook so your loved ones will know what to get you.
Ralph's is the best option for the music, movie or video game lover in your life. I collect vinyl, and they always have several titles I want in stock. Ralph's carries everything from vintage game consoles to new music releases, record players, headphones, concert tickets, tapestries, posters, stickers and more. I also own several of their $5 t-shirts. If you don't quite know what to get, Ralph's has great-looking gift cards in any amount.
Tumbleweed Botanicals, tucked into the charming Cactus Alley shopping center, is a fantastic place for gifts. Herbologist Sue handcrafts many of the shops tinctures, lotions, salves and more. Ask her about the Rosehip Oil; it has vastly improved the texture of my skin.
In addition to body care, Tumbleweed Botanicals also carries an array of fun gifts, from very affordable incense to stunning crystal formations. I also really love her "tea baths" for a long luxurious and non-messy soak in the tub.
Star Comics is a wonderful place to get comics, graphic novels, manga and more for any age or taste. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will help you select a great title for the person you are shopping for. They also carry tons of figurines, posters and other memorabilia. You can also get tickets to 2018's Lubbock-Con while you're there.
Mad Hatter's House of Games is ideal gift giving for any type of board gamer or card player in your life. They carry tournament-style card games, traditional board games, D&D type games and more. It's also a wonderful place to "escape" and play on their tables. Just call ahead to see if they have table space open.