A good souvenir carries with it the memories of an experience or trip. Over 20 million people visit Dallas annually, which means many are searching for the perfect memento to remind them of time spent in our city. As much as we love kitschy knick-knacks and apparel, Dallas has plenty of interesting storefronts offering keepsakes only available locally. We've rounded up a few of the best places to find unique Dallas souvenirs during your visit.
Society- 8383 Preston Center Plaza, Suite 140
Scents carry memories, so why not take the scent of the city home with you? Society's Texas Collection will help you do just that. These artisan candles feature scents named for major cities in the state, including Austin, San Antonio, Houston and, of course, Dallas. Dallas' scent has notes of native fig, tanned leather and double-oaked bourbon. We recommend picking up one of these olfactory experiences at one of their two locations before you make your way home.
Deep Ellum Spirits - 2880 Clover St.
A trip to Dallas will have you in good spirits, and Deep Ellum Spirits allows you to take some great spirits home. Distilled in the heart of the city, Deep Ellum Spirits offers a selection of world-class vodkas, whiskeys and bourbons. Visit their tasting room to sample each one in a shot, flight or cocktail. Leave with a bottle (or two) in hand to keep the good times rolling once you're back home.
We Are 1976 - 313 N Bishop Ave.
Pick up a print designed by a local artist at We Are 1976 in the Bishop Arts District. This unique letterpress shop features witty cards, posters and unique art pieces. Choose from a variety of creative designs that will evoke laughter, curiosity and possibly a sense of irreverence. Some of our favorite Texas-themed offerings are the Whataburger-inspired "Spicy Ketchup," the brawny "Flexas," and the unofficial state song "Heart of Texas" design.
Wild Bill's Western Store - 311 N Market St., #101
Don't leave cowboy country without picking up a wearable piece of Texas culture. Wild Bill's Western Store is a must-visit before you leave the Lone Star State. Their selection of authentic Western wear has every classic Texan item - from boots to hats to belt buckles. Head back home with every element you'll need to make a Texas-sized fashion statement.
Dallas Farmers Market - 920 S Harwood St.
When traveling with a group, there may not be one type of souvenir that fits all. The Dallas Farmers Market's Market is the perfect place to browse all kinds of gifts and wares.
For a taste of Dallas that can travel home with you, grab a bottle of wine from Eden Hill Vineyard, made and grown just north of the city, or local honey from Market Provisions Co. Folklore & Tradition Artisan Boutique has handmade, Mexican clothing and accessories that are representative of the Hispanic heritage celebrated in our city. Don't forget to pick up an authentic piece of Texan flair for your home at Texas Goods Co.
Dolly Python - 1916 N Haskell Ave.
Located in East Dallas, Dolly Python is a destination for both the hardcore collector and average vintage shopper. This ??3,800 sq. ft. emporium is filled to the brim with vintage jewelry, records, home goods and other oddities. If you're a fan of one-of-a-kind pieces, this store has thousands to choose from. No matter what item travels home with you, it will be sure to start a conversation and remind you of your time in Dallas.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate - 408 W Eighth St., #102
The delightful creations at Katherine Clapner's Dude, Sweet Chocolate are great edible treats to remind you of a sweet time in Dallas. The West Eighth Street location greets you with the sweet scent of cocoa wafting through the door. They have everything from barks to truffles to marshmallows - even boozy chocolate sauce "potions." Any treat you choose will travel well, just be sure not to leave it in the Texas heat!
Bullzerk - 1909 Greenville Ave.
Bullzerk is not your average t-shirt shop. This Dallas-based apparel company brings wit (and a little bit of irreverence) to your wardrobe. These handprinted, original designs feature chuckle-worthy phrases like "Y'all can kiss my Dallas" and "Is this heaven? No, it's Texas."
Mosaic Makers Collective - 401 N Bishop Ave.
Another Bishop Arts must-visit, Mosaic Makers Collective is a quirky shop filled with a variety of goods handmade by Texan, female artisans and creatives. A community of over 50 women in one storefront, Mosaic Makers sells souvenirs as unique and diverse as their creators. You can truly find something for everyone - apparel, home goods, accessories, paper products and more! Their Texas-inspired offerings include the state-shaped "Texas Forever" soap by Havenside, the "Meowdy Cat" watercolor print by Kathy Phantastic, and the vibrant "Texas Vibes" t-shirt by ROBNKO.