Downtown Lufkin Shopping Guide

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Megan Whitworth is the former creative director of Texas Forest Country Living. Growing up in East Texas, Megan discovered her love of writing at the age of 11, writing song lyrics and poetry, which turned into essays and articles for publications around East Texas. She later added photography into the mix capturing Friday night football games, the latest fashion looks, and portraits of people around the nation. Megan enjoys karaoke, blogging, reading, and road trips. She resides in Lufkin with her husband, Ryan, and two cats, Felix and Lucy.

Grab your purse and your wallet; the holiday shopping season isn’t over yet.

From dresses to candles to antique items, there is a one stop place for you to find the perfect holiday gift – downtown Lufkin.

Here is a look at only a few of the downtown shops to help you find your last minute holiday gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

A blouse available at Pink Leopard Boutique.

Pink Leopard Boutique

Our first stop will bring you to the always trendy Pink Leopard Boutique, owned by Kaylee Sullivan and her mother, Brenda Sullivan.

Dresses, shirts, beanies, and even Christmas socks line the shelves and hangers for an easy find for a sister, mother, and even your wife. Not only are fashion accessories available at the downtown boutique, the shop also offers home decor for every Southern bell.

“We have the hottest, latest, newest items,” Brenda said. “It’s just a fun place to shop.”

To view Pink Leopard’s latest arrivals, visit thepinkleopardboutique.org.

Sweet Ethel Mae

Just a few steps away from Pink Leopard is one of the latest editions to downtown – Sweet Ethel Mae.

“We pride ourselves in finding exclusive lines,” Co-owner Jeannie Lowery said.

Mixed with furniture, antiques, clothing, and specialty food – this downtown shop has a little bit of everything for everyone on your shopping list.

Lowery made sure to point out the delicious Cherith Valley Gardens’ jelly the boutique offers. Sweet Ethel Mae also showcases the stunning Waxing Poetic jewelry line near its front desk – everything from pendants to necklaces to earrings are available for the special lady in your life.

For information on Sweet Ethel Mae, visit sweetethelmae.com.

Twisted Sisters Boutique

Items available in Twisted Sisters Boutique.

Cross the street to find Twisted Sisters Boutique – a shop filled with home décor, candles, and everything from A to Z.

Offering a lot of discounts, the store showcases a little of everything for people on your shopping list. Stop by to browse the shop for their latest holiday items.

For more information on the downtown boutique, search Twisted Sisters on Facebook.

A Furniture Fetish

Furniture lovers should checkout the one place that you can always find a deal – A Furniture Fetish.

“We have everything from antique to new furniture,” Owner Andrew Harbuck said, “and if we don’t have what you need this week, we will next week.”

With new consignments arriving daily, the shop offers a range of furniture and décor for any home buyer. Take a quick tour of the store to find the perfect table or couch to fit your living room or dining room.

Store associates will be giving away gift cards at the Downtown Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Visit afurniturefetish.com for more information on the furniture store.

Candles available at The Candle Shoppe.

The Candle Shoppe

For a sweet scented candle, visit The Candle Shoppe downtown Lufkin.

“This is the greatest candle shop with the best candles you can buy at the lowest price,” Owner Charles Picha said.

Not only selling candles, the shop is known for its quality bargains offering a variety of Christmas decorations, knick knacks, and home décor.

For more information on the shop, search “The Candle & Gift Shop” on Facebook.

To take a step back in time, visit Heritage Antiques for a look at the unique items available in the store.

Heritage Antiques

Multiple vendors have set up shop at Heritage Antiques, filling it with classic china, home décor, old records, and many more collectibles.

“I think we have a real good variety. We’re not just one kind of antiques,” Owner Laura Koch said. “I also think that people love to come to an old building like this one.”

The antique mall also hosts several artists with their work on display and a working studio upstairs.

For more information on the antique shop, visit Facebook.com/HeritageAntiquesAndArtstudio.

A Quick Break

If you need to take a break on your shopping day, there are multiple places to stop by for a quick bite and a cup of coffee to give you more energy to complete your shopping extravaganza.

A Snowman Sugar Cookie available at Confections.

First, stop by Confections to take a bite of their famous decorated sugar cookies. They also have delicious soups and sandwiches available for a tasty lunch.

For every holiday lover, try a delicious cup of Apple Cider or at Standpipe Coffee House, available for a limited time, or add a pump of Peppermint flavoring to almost any drink available. They also have lattes and other drinks to choose from.

Or for a party of three, stop by Restoration Wine Bar for a sip of your favorite wine and take a look on their menu to discover your favorite new lunch spot.

Gamer’s Hallow

There’s just one more place to stop, and it’s just a couple of minutes from downtown Lufkin – Gamer’s Hollow. It’s the perfect place to find gifts for the gamers of all kinds in your life.

“We have a very wide selection of things from generic things like Magic: the Gathering and Yugioh! to niche items like board games and accessories,” General Manager Isaac Barney said.

There’s more to do at Gamer’s Hollow than marking items off your list; you can also bring your family down to play games and make memories during the holiday break and grab a warm cup of coffee or hot cocoa.

Check out Texas Forest Country Living’s Facebook page for more photos of items available at shops in downtown Lufkin.

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