Commemorate the Astros’ surprise playoff-making season with Tokens & Icons cuff links made from real baseballs used in past games. $170 at Allen Edmonds in CityCentre.
Cuteheads makes baby dresses so stylish and adorable, we wish they came in grown-up sizes. “Tara” cotton star dress, $65 at cuteheads.com.
James and Carissa Long of Long Made Co. design and build stunning light fixtures inspired by the beauty of the machine age. Edison table lamp, $225 at longmadeco.com.
Stash Co.’s eye-catching, easy-to-carry duffel is made from a vintage German grain sack. $599 at Stash Co.
Bri Land’s reclaimed-wood art pieces function as both wall décor and tabletops. $200 at Space Montrose.
How amazing do the all-natural candles and soaps made by Birch & Goldberry smell? A-mahhh-zing. Candles, $28, and soaps, $10, at birchandgoldberry.com.
You don’t need a giant rock to make a statement—these intricately beaded longhorn pendants by Brass Thread are just as bold. $405 at skoutshop.com. (Disclosure: Skout is owned by Houstonia publisher Diane Caplan.)
Incredibly soft and lightweight, Manoosh’s cashmere-blend scarves are like wearable art, with patterns based on the abstract paintings of local artist Marilyn Biles. “Different Rules” scarf, $150 at frommanoosh.com.
Every product in Tiffany Masterson’s skin care line, Drunk Elephant, is infused with her secret weapon, virgin marula oil from Africa, and as few other ingredients as possible. JuJu Bar, $28, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, $72, and Pekee Bar, $28, at Sephora.
Up your favorite hipster’s glasses game with a hairy Hatton Henry leather case. $48 at Hello-Lucky.
How does Elle Milady make the glorious caftan a dress for all seasons? By adding an equally fabulous cape, of course. $325 at ellemilady.com.
Southern rap finally gets its magnum opus in an expansive biography of a Houston hip-hop legend: Sweet Jones: Pimp C’s Trill Life Story. $24.99 at Amazon.
Handmade ceramics by McCheeks Mayhem have an adorably vintage quality. “You Are Amazing” dish, $18, jelly jar, $28, and dinosaur egg, $24, at Hello-Lucky.
The colorful, hand-crocheted bags of La Mochi are designed by Sarrah Zadeh and fabricated by the women of Guajira, Colombia, using traditional weaving methods. Mia bag, $278 at lamochi.com.
Kyle Tueffert of Bole and Buck uses food-safe mineral oil and beeswax to finish his elegant wood cutting boards. Claro walnut and ambrosia maple board, $75 at Manready Mercantile.
Drink like a Texan with Paris Texas Co.’s pint and rocks glasses. $45 for a set of four at paristexasco.com.
What's coolest this Christmas? Repping Houston, as ever. So #SLGT—the old "Stay Local, Grow Together" hashtag is still relevant today—this month while you're hunting for holiday gifts.