2015 OHD Holiday Gift Guide

CryoZone Gift Card: Y’all know that I am a hungry gal but I do actually appreciate taking care of my body as well and that is why I frequent the best whole body cryotherapy spot in town, CryoZone! Located on the Northeast corner of Preston and Royal, CryoZone offers an incredible experience that takes just minutes. From healing injuries, helping with long term medical conditions or just helping your feel damn good, CryoZone gift cards make the perfect unique gift for anybody.  As a bonus, for each gift card purchased YOU get a free cryotherapy session to use for yourself! $Price Varies 

Dallas Chocolate Bar Collection: Did you know that Dallas has its very own company that is dedicated to promoting artisan chocolate around town? Um, YEAH! This year they’ve teamed up with some fabulous local chocolatiers to bring specially curated holiday bar collections for all to enjoy! With fabulous chocolates from Kate Weiser, Dr. Sue, Sublime Chocolates, Wiseman House and SRSLY this is the perfect gift for those with a sweet tooth! Orders must be placed online by 12/17 to ensure holiday delivery and local pickup and/or delivery can be arranged until 12/22. From $50

Photo Cred: Dallas Chocolate

Plum Yoga T-We Teas: I’m sure you’ve seen the blazing plum colored Plum Yoga sign nestled on Lower Greenville but did you know that they have a full tea bar and gift shop inside that will rock your world? Full of local products, it was really hard to narrow it down but this year I’ve chosen the specially curated T-We Tea’s made just for Plum Yoga.  Between Lakewood DILF, Big D Sweet Tea and Namaste Y’all, you can’t go wrong with any of these varieties which come in an adorable box that doesn’t even require gift wrapping! $15

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Tangerine Salons Blow Out Gift Card:  When Tangerine Salon opened in Preston Hollow Village earlier this year I had one of the best blow outs of my LIFE there. I looked fierce and with it being the holidays, who doesn’t want to look their best? An Aveda Salon, Tangerine offers tons of services offered by highly trained technicians who love to make you feel beautiful and that is why a gift card for a blow out there is the perfect gift idea for the gal who has everything and can be purchase in store or online. From $35

Photo Cred: Tangerine Salons

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co Pizza Crack: If you haven’t experienced this, you just aren’t living life yet.  This specialty seasoning developed by the folks at GAPCO elevates your pizza, pasta, salads and so much more. It is great as a general seasoning and will become a staple in your kitchen after you check it out. After all, it’s called pizza CRACK for a reason. $6

Photo Cred: GAPCO

HeartfeltTX T-Shirts: Created by a personal friend of mine, I would include HeartfeltTX‘ shirts in my gift guide even if I wasn’t friends with the incredibly creative owner.  The designs are one of a kind and hand-drawn, absolutely adorable and the T-shirts are made of super soft cotton.  Trust me, you won’t want to take them off and being so damn cute, you don’t need to! December 19th is the last day for guaranteed holiday arrival so be sure to shop away ASAP! $19.95-$25.95 plus shipping

Photo Cred: Heartfelt Texas

Lick Ice Creams Pint Packs: This wholesome and pure ice cream company out of Austin, TX isn’t your regular ol’ ice cream shop.  Their flavors are super unique, their branding is adorable and best of all? They overnight pint packs within the entire of state of Texas for just $20 or nationwide for $40 which is seriously a steal for how creamy, fresh and live-changing their ice creams are.  The online shop is just too cute and you can pick up some ice-cream lover accessories while you’re in there. A personal favorite of mine? The Holiday Pint Pack which includes five pints with one of each of the following flavors: Spiked Eggnog, Plum Jam and Gin Cake, Too Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows, Peppermint Bark and Orange Chocolate. The crazy delicious sounding flavors don’t stop there though, be sure to check out the Essentials and Lonestar Pint Packs, too!  From $65.00 plus shipping

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East Lake Pet Orphanage Angel Tree: Looking for something a bit more charitable? ELPO has their own “Angel Tree” which helps support their ongoing rescue and rehabilitation efforts of homeless pets. Donations can be made in person or online and go directly to pets at the orphanage (there are currently over 100 of them! ) who are waiting on their forever homes. $25 can help vaccinate a cat or dog, $50 can help spay or neuter a pet prior to adoption, $200 can help sponsor the initial care for a litter or puppies or kittens, $500 can help an animal receive urgent care and $2500 can help provide specialist care for pets with unique medical condition but regardless of the amount, it will be put to great use! $Price varies based on donation

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Snap Kitchen Gift Card: Hands down the most convenient way to eat healthy, Snap Kitchen offers grab and go meals, snacks and juices. With five locations in Dallas proper and several others in the surrounding area, it just doesn’t get any easier.  There are several staple items that are on the shelves all the time but there are also rotating seasonal items so you know you are getting the freshest meals possible.  Each location has a microwave and cutlery to really ensure you can have a meal on the go! $Price Varies

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Sushi & Queso Designs Mug: I just recently came across this absolutely adorable company and instantly became obsessed. From wall art to prints, mugs to pillows, Sushi & Queso has tons of great gift options and while it was hard to narrow down which to add to my list this year, I had to go with the best coffee mug I’ve ever seen in my life.  Perfect for the office snark (like myself), you’ll keep everyone laughing with this fun gift! $15

Photo Cred: Sushi & Queso Designs

Mercat Bistro Gift Card: Easily one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas, Mercat Bistro transports you to a French Bistro deep in the heart of the Hardwood District.  With fabulous seasonal dishes, delicious cocktails and a beautiful patio to boot, it’s no wonder a gift certificate to Mercat is on my gift guide! $Price Varies

Photo Cred: Mercat Bistro

Five Seasons Cookbook:  A few months ago I was contact by the sweet authors of Five Seasons Cookbook and boy, am I glad that happened. After receiving a copy of my own, I knew that this cookbook would be on my gift guide this year.  Five Seasons Cookbook includes absolutely stunning photography and the recipes are incredible and easy to make. The book focuses on using fresh, seasonal ingredients with a focus on simplicity.  It is a must have for any home cook! From $39.95 plus shipping.

Photo Cred: Five Seasons Cookbook

Steel City Pops Hot Chocolate: Teaming up with Indie Candy, Steel City Pops is offering a concentrated chocolate that then stirs into steamed milk as it melts.  The perfect packaging includes the hot chocolate pop, instructions, a homemade marshmallow and a travel cup so you can enjoy this delicious treat while on the go. The fun doesn’t stop there – these hot chocolate pops are available in chocolate, chocolate mint and amaretto to ensure everyone on your list gets their favorite! Available at Steel City Pops‘ five DFW locations$4.50 each

Photo Cred: Steel City Pops

Spark of Change Crystal Jewelry: A Dallas based company, Spark of Change has greatly influenced my jewelry choices this past year and I am thrilled to share it with you all.  Each piece is handmade by my dear friend Lisa Slusher and “is like a positive energy prescription specifically designed to help bring positivity to troubled areas in the your life.”  With several different designs for both men and women, Spark of Change jewelry can be worn for any occasion.  One of my favorite designs? Drama Queen – DUH! Let that positivity flow, baby! For guaranteed holiday delivery, get your orders in by December 20thFrom $20 plus shipping.

Photo Cred: Scott Slusher Photography

Bowl & Barrel Butterscotch Pie: Clean your plate delicious!  The Butterscotch Pie from Bowl & Barrel in The Shops at Park Lane is a nice little secret I like to keep just incase I want to take credit for baking this delicious creation. With sweet vanilla cream, sea salt caramel and gingersnap crumbles, whoever receives this treat will be talking about it for holidays to come.  Whole pies can be reserved until December 31st, so call 214-363-2695 to grab yours today! $24.95

Photo Cred: Bowl & Barrel

ZYN22 Gift Card: The latest and greatest fitness studio to blow the minds of Dallas-ites, ZYN22 is located inside The Shops at Park Lane and offers 45 minute indoor cycling classes that will leave you drenched in sweat and raging with endorphins.  With highly energetic instructors to awesome music, keep New Years resolutions will be a breeze with a gift card from ZYN22!  $Price Varies

Photo Cred: ZYN22

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