Uptown Artworks’ new plush fleece stroller blanket designs ($120) are adding a little state pride to the mix. Grab one with the Texas state outline that features baby's name, date and time of birth, length, weight, just…
Take your gift giving up a notch with Cherylnina Gifts, an online shop that will send your new mom pals a keepsake box full of thoughtful things. Dallasmom Cheryl Nina launched the business this fall with gifts geared t…
Holiday shopping for littles just got a whole lot better. Land of Nod recently opened its own mini shop in Dallas within the Crate & Barrel at 3104 Knox Street, Knox-Henderson. Like a tiny boutique in the middle of a ho…
The Coop brings (or sends) the celebration to you
The Coop in Frisco is a great spot for a shindig. But if you’ve been-there-done-that, consider hiring the biz's Party 2 Go pack. Professional planners will show up at your door one hour before party time with everything…
3 new venues
There's been no shortage of restaurant openings in Dallas this past year—and a few of them happen to have lovely spaces for your next shindig. The seasonal menu at Bird Café in Fort Worth features items like sweet pea g…
Get everything on your holiday shopping list at a new pop-up
CultureMap’s new holiday pop-up near Love Field brings together 25 gifty vendors all under one roof. The festive shopping event will last just six hours (December 7 from 12pm to 6pm), and promises to be packed with home…
Snag one-of-a-kind gifts at the Dallas Flea
Making progress on the holiday shopping list before Thanksgiving is a pipe dream. Unless you get to the Dallas Flea’s holiday show next Saturday (November 8). Expect a huge selection of handmade and one-of-a-kind items …
Multi-tasking at the farmer's market
Stocking up on local produce for baby's purees is a modern mom's badge of honor. But if you really want to flex those "only local" bragging rights, head to White Rock Local Market in Lakeside, and stock up on locally … …
Classic wooden toys, made locally
Not that modern playthings aren't fun, but there's something refreshing about a simple set of wooden blocks—made the old-fashioned way. Local craftsman and former teacher Don Riemer began making cutting boards in his Da…
Pick up something unique for baby
Chances are, the new mom in your life already has enough onesies and washcloths. For something a bit more special, look for a gift at one of these less obvious shops. Print studio We Are 1976 (1902 N. Henderson Ave., Kn…
Fresh ideas for parties
No one wants sloppy seconds on birthday party venues. Here are three cool ideas that will probably be new to your crew. Through January 5, 2014, the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of…
Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop to open first store
Chances are you’ve had a taste of Sugar Ray’s Bake Shop’s custom cupcakes at a birthday party or two. But this fall, you won’t have to wait for the next celebration to indulge. Former special events assistant-turned-bak…
Loads of ideas for little locals

Texas pride starts young. Our new For the Dallas Baby Pinterest board is full of great gifts for babies from Dallas—or babies who wished they lived here.

Help a homeless child make a birthday wish

We all know someone—tall or small—who needs to gain some perspective on birthday parties. To that end, we were delighted to discover the Birthday Party Project, a new organization that invites volunteers of…