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Find Something Unique at One of Houston’s Unusual Gift Shops

Sometimes buying a gift for someone special can be a challenge. The big box stores are filled with trinkets and merchandise. But what if you want to give something just a little out of the ordinary? Houston is home to several unusual gift shops where you can find quality items you won’t find anywhere else. You will be glad you stopped by one of these friendly local venues just a short drive from Melia Medical Center Apartments.

British Isles Shop

British Isles Shop¬†brings the flavors and the styles from across the pond to Rice Village, and the community couldn’t be happier. The quaint specialty store has been serving Houston’s Anglophiles since 1993 offering a wide array of English teas and gifts from the UK. You will want to take your time browsing through the delicate china and whimsical teapots displayed throughout the shop.

The store boasts the largest collection of authentic British food items and products in all of Texas. You can take advantage of the venue’s occasional book readings by British authors or popular tea parties. Your friends and family will feel like royalty when you give a gift from this shop.

Houston Dairymaids

Houston Dairymaids is all about cheese, and it doesn’t get any better than that. Owner Lindsey Schechter wanted to cultivate an appreciation of Texas’s artisan cheesemakers. So she introduced them to the local market.

Schechter’s shop on Airline Drive isn’t like most gift shops. You can enjoy a free tasting tour with an animated description of each cheese. Houston Dairymaids offers a Cheese of the Month Club for a gift that lasts all year. A variety of custom-made gift boxes and gift bags are also available.


Jubilee is one of those colorful, funky shops you will find yourself returning to again and again. Situated comfortably in the heart of Houston Heights, Jubilee has just enough quirkiness to stand out. The scent of homemade potpourri greets you as soon as you walk in the door. You can find something for everyone on your gift list in this welcoming neighborhood boutique.

One side of the store is dedicated to sassy fashions and locally handcrafted jewelry while the other side is reserved for vintage treasures. Unexpected home decor shares space with fragrant candles and antique chairs. Jubilee hosts several spirited events and tent sales throughout the year for fun and deals.

After you’ve visited these unusual gift shops, take a break and enjoy some fresh, local popcorn. Houston is a fantastic city to call home. Melia Medical Center offers spacious apartments in a convenient location with the best in amenities. Contact us anytime for more information or to arrange a personal tour. 

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