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Our Favorite Local Businesses in Houston: December

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Can you believe it’s already December? We’re rounding out the year with our December Local Love List full of local businesses we love and you will too! Our list has some great gift ideas, eats, and Stuff to Do in Houston with the whole family.  What is your favorite on this month’s Houston Local Love List?

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back each month for a brand new list of local businesses you’re sure to love. Have a business you’d like featured in our Local Love List?  Send us a DM via Instagram or Facebook, we would love to feature you!

📸@furreeverdoggies

The holidays are here and Fido needs to look his best!  At Furrever Doggies you can find the cutest custom outfits and gifts for your furry friend.  Furrever Doggies has some of the most adorable pup accessories like Martingale Collars, sling carriers, and Harnesses guaranteeing your furry friend will be the best-dressed pup on the block.

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gifts for your pet, Furrever Doggies is your spot!

📍711 Milby St, Houston, TX 77023

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your jewelry lover? Look no further! Eternal Shine Beads is a mother/daughter duo that hand creates beautiful necklaces and earrings. Their colorful designs are perfect for those looking to bring out their artsy side!

At Eternal Shine Beads you’ll find dainty chokers, whimsical necklaces, and adorable and quirky earrings that we absolutely love! 

 

📷 Sunday Press

There’s nothing like fresh and delicious eats from Sunday Press. Not only is their food tasty, but it’s also so pretty (you’re definitely going to want to snap a photo for the Gram). Sunday Press’ breakfast menu offers eats like Tropical Acai bowls, a variety of overnight oats and egg bites that pair perfectly with their cold-pressed juices, or one of their many signature drinks like the Butterfly Pea Tea Latte. 

Since we all work from home here at Stuff to Do in Houston, we are ALWAYS on the hunt for a good coffee shop to work from, and Sunday Press is definitely one of our favorites. 

📍 3315 Ella Blvd, Houston, TX 77018

📍9201 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

📸 Pavement Clothing

Love thrifting? Houston is home to some killer thrift shops and Pavement is one of our favorites! Whether you’re looking for new, used or vintage clothing, you’ll find it at Pavement.  The great thing about Pavement is that they curate their stock to their customer base, AND you can also sell or trade your clothes for a new OOTD, too!

Not only does Pavement have amazing clothes and accessories, but their building is adorable and the PERFECT spot for a mini photoshoot in your thrifting finds!

📍1657 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

We love catching a show at the Alley Theatre, and at this time of year, there are some great festive shows and displays!  Not only can you see the Deck the Trees display through the end of the year, but you can also catch a showing of Alley Theatre’s version of A Christmas Carol.  We had so much fun at this show, it’s a must-see!

You can find shows all year long at the Alley Theatre, and we think it’s the perfect change of pace from dinner and a movie for date night or girls’ night out!

📍615 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

📸 Sekai Day and Night

Sekai Day and Night is Houston’s newest club and we are loving it! You can have a blast at Sekai day or night with their beautiful indoor/outdoor venue that includes a pool and sky deck that are perfect for a little day drinking fun and technologically advanced dance club where you can dance the night away to your favorite tunes. 

Sekai Day and Night is also available for private parties (how amazing would that be?!) and offers VIP areas at both the Day & Night bars.

📍1505 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003

📷 Winnie's

If you’re looking for a fun spot with tasty bites and yummy cocktails Winnie’s is your spot! At Winnie’s, you’ll find everything from Oysters to Poboys and some amazing Debris Fries, too! To round out these fabulous cajun inspired dishes, you’re definitely going to want to try one of their cocktails like the Classic Shaken Daquiri or a Frozen Flight.

Looking to enjoy some happy hour action in Midtown?  Winnie’s has a fabulous happy hour with frozen cocktails like the H-Town Irish Coffee, or the Peach Bourbon Iced Tea. For those that love the Holidays, Winnie’s is a must-visit during December!  Miracle Pop Up has set up shop at Winnie’s with festive themed cocktails and some delectable holiday bites, too. 

📍3622 Main St Suite A, Houston, TX 77002

📷 Rosalie Italian Soul

Rosalie Italian Soul is a pretty little Houston restaurant that you’re not going to want to miss. With hints of pink and mid-century modern design, Rosalie Italian Soul is as gorgeous as it is delicious! Rosalie offers multiple menus ranging from lunch to brunch, and you’re going to want to check out every single one.  

Our favorite meal at Rosalie is brunch, of course!  We suggest trying the Breakfast Polenta with a side of Dough Boys, or if you’re looking to dine family-style try the Whole Chicken Parm Burrata and Eggs. 

If you’re looking to impress visitors this holiday season, we suggest taking the Fam to Rosalie’s Feast of Seven Fishes happening on Christmas Eve. If this is something you’d like to attend, be sure to make reservations here

📍400 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002

📸H-Town Christmas Countdown

We love a good photo op here at Stuff to Do in Houston!  H-Town Christmas Countdown is a whimsical holiday-themed photo experience brought to you by the creators of HOU-Ville and Houstonopoly. 

At H-Town Christmas Countdown you will find 15 different Instaworthy photo opportunities that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Kiddos will have the opportunity to write a letter to Santa and meet him as well! Not only is Santa in the building, but you’ll find characters like the Grinch and Buddy the Elf, too.  Be sure to stop by their merch shop to commemorate your visit!

📍2501 Rice BoulevardHouston, TX 77005

📷 Trash Panda Drinking Club

Looking for a unique and laid-back place to grab a bite and a few libations? Look no further than Trash Panda Drinking Club! With creative cocktails like Bubblegum Martinis and a Pimp’s Cup, you’re sure to find a fun drink that will keep you coming back to Trash Panda.  

Not only does Trash Panda have great drinks, but they have phenomenal eats, too! We recommend their Whiskey Frech Toast if you’re stopping by for Brunch or the Baddie Melt for dinner. Oh, and their happy hour is one of our faves with $5 Margaritas and more!

📍4203 Edison St, Houston, TX 77009

Much More to Love in Houston

Did any of our December faves make it onto your to-do list? We hope so! Supporting our local business owners and entrepreneur community is just one of our favorite things about living in Houston

Be sure to follow us @stufftodoinhouston on Instagram and Facebook, and download our app for more helpful guides and events!

We love when you guys send us photos of your adventures, so snap a pic and tag us on Instagram or share in the Facebook group! Let us know what you think, or share your Local Love List recommendations with us.

On the hunt for more? Check out our neighborhood guides to discover more of our favorite places.  

Whitney Ellis

Whitney Ellis

Whitney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagramand Facebook.

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