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Holiday Shopping in Downtown Galveston

About -1 year(s) ago by Christine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
Holiday Shopping
There is something to be said about shopping in a historic downtown filled with locally owned stores. If this appeals to you, we suggest you skip the malls, walk away from the computer, grab a friend and venture to downtown Galveston.
Below are some of our favorite spots for holiday shopping:
In Strand District (organized by block):
• Blu Boutique Galveston, 2425 Strand, for women's clothing
• La King's Confectionery, 2323 Strand, for fudge, saltwater taffy and chocolate
Spice and Tea Exchange, 2309 Strand, for a huge selection of teas and spices
The Jewel Garden, 2326 Strand, for wooden watches and one-of-a-kind jewelry
Tina's on The Strand, 2326 Strand, for Brighton jewelry, Johnny Was and Lior clothing
Beta Gallery, 2328 Strand, for fine art by local artist Mary Farragher
Jammin' Sportswear, 2314 Strand, for casual beachwear and surf styles
Gracie's, 2228 Strand, for Vera Bradley
Bungalow Dry Goods, 2226 Strand, for gift items like Corkcicle, quirky gifts and cookbooks
Head to Footsies, 2211 Strand, for your new holiday garb, pajamas and more
The Admiralty on The Strand, 2211 Strand, for Mova Gloves and Swiss Army Knives
Emboldened Boutique, 2311 Strand, for Lucky Brand, Dex and Sage
Strand Brass and Christmas on The Strand, 2115 Strand, for every holiday decoration imaginable
Hendley Market, 2010 Strand, for Nativity Scenes from around the world
Eighteen Seventy One, 2002 Strand, for WoodWick & RibbonWick Candles and Kitras Art Glass
The Marketplace at Peanut Butter Warehouse, 102 20th Strand, for unique gift items and home décor
Betsy By Design, 2415 Mechanic, for stationary and cards.
Studio 84, 2315 Mechanic, for unique art pieces from around the world
Big House Antiques, Mechanic, 2212 Mechanic, for a wide array of china, furniture and more
Nautical Antiques & Tropical Décor, 2202 Mechanic, for unique home décor with a nautical feel
• Kitchen Chick, 2402 Market, for any and every cooking tool
Postoffice Street District:
Naked Mermaid, 2113 Postoffice, for home decor with a mermaid or nautical touch
The Style Co, 2113 Postoffice, for chic clothing for ladies
• Clay Cup Studios, 409 22nds Street, to make a gift, decorate a wine glass, paint a ceramic piece or a canvas.
Fullen Jewelry, 2215 Postoffice, for gorgeous jewelry and watches including Tommy Bahama
Ha.ba's Clothing Store, 2213 Postoffice, for casual and flirty ladies wear
• Affaire D'Art, Postoffice, 2227 Postoffice, represents 40 different artists and is offering a Holiday Market this season
Tangerine Boutique, 2218 Postoffice, for ladies with a distinct taste in fashion
Fit TRI Run, 518 23rd, for the runner or triathlete in the family
Galveston Coffee Roasters, 532 23rd Street, for seasonal coffee blends
Downtown Parking Tips: 
The City of Galveston charges for parking in the Central Business District (downtown including The Strand District and Postoffice) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visitors can pay via PayByPhone or at pay stations. The location code is 5689. You will need the location code when using this App. Downtown Parking is $1.50/hour. There are also several paid parking lots and parking garages available. 
Where to Stay:
  • For a beach view with history, stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle to transport hotel guests downtown.
  • For a stay in The Historic Strand District, book your stay at The Tremont House.

Hotel Galvez and Spa and The Tremont House offer a Magical Winter Lights Package with two discounted tickets to the festival and a 10% discount at the hotel. See their special offers.

  • Or if you want to enjoy of view of the harbor, consider Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.
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