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Turns out Amazon Prime isn’t always the answer to our shopping problems. Nope, not even two-day shipping is going to solve the quandary of gifting something unique that will actually be enjoyed by the recipient. Here are our favorite gifts to give this season to everyone on our nice list. And the best news? These presents have a Dallas presence.

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Vandelay Hospitality

For the Foodie: Gift Card to Drake’s

Do not fall victim to the easy way out. We repeat: Do not fall victim to the easy way out. Meaning skip the holiday pie or the Omaha Steaks and give the food-obsessed friend in your life the gift of a glam date night. This sleek and sexy new restaurant by Vandelay Hospitality is giving Dallas all the Old Hollywood vibes in Devonshire. Think pizza, steak, martinis, killer cocktails and even jazz on Thursday nights. Want to step your gift game up a notch? Include caviar. It’s a nice nod to the restaurant’s menu, where it’s served with blini.

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For the Skin Care Guru: U Beauty Resurfacing Compound

Tina Craig has made quite the name for herself as a digital influencer in Dallas and beyond with more than 462,000 Instagram followers, and she recently added founder of U Beauty to her résumé. Rave reviews are coming in for the resurfacing compound that claims to condense your beauty routine into one bottle. The product, which starts at $148, is said to resurface, tone, hydrate, brighten and tighten the skin. Your beauty-loving friend is going to flip for it.

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La Vie Style House

For the Fashionista: La Vie Style House

This Dallas-based brand is popping up at Highland Park Village for the month of December, and that means there has never been a better time to shop these fashionable frocks in person. The one-size-fits-all pieces make gifting effortless, and we guarantee the hardest part about this shopping experience will be having the willpower to actually gift the kimono or caftan instead of keeping it for yourself (so maybe buy two?). Styles start at $550.

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Forty Five Ten

For the Sports Obsessed: Lele Sadoughi Dallas Cowboys-Inspired Headband

The darling designer of this year’s most exquisite headband knows that everyone in her hometown bleeds Dallas Cowboys blue. Yep, even when it hurts. She designed this headband with “the boys” in mind, and we think this is the perfect gift for the gal who loves nothing more than a Sunday Funday involving a trip to Jerry World. This exclusive piece retails for $150 and can be purchased at Forty Five Ten.

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Alto

For the Traveler: Alto Membership

Can we all agree that ride sharing is just not what it used to be? (Looking at you, Uber.) Gift your friend who’s always on the go a better journey from point A to point B. Alto’s fleet of SUVs is equipped with Wi-Fi, chargers and a “do not disturb” option. Giving this gift can cost as little as $13 per month. There are also family plans, so the whole family can hitch a better ride. Gift cards range from $25 to $250.

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Photo courtesy of Jaclyn Amend

For the Kiddo: Goodnight Lakewood or Goodnight Park Cities by Jaclyn Amend

Keep your awesome auntie status by picking up a thoughtful gift for the little one in your life. And whether said kiddo lives in Lakewood or the Park Cities, they are bound to be obsessed with these stories that explore the things that make their neighborhood recognizable and unique. Purchase them here for $25, as well as at a variety of boutiques around town. Five percent of all sales benefit the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA and the Rise School of Dallas.

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