We Ate Well Food Tours
7 gifts that are sure to please
Sometimes choosing the perfect gift can be daunting. This is especially true when the person you’re buying for seems to have everything! So, we’ve rounded up a quick list of unique finds that will make this holiday season a tad less stressful. The hardest part will be trying not to snag a present or two for yourself! All these special items are located in Historic Downtown McKinney. That means you can grab a meal and shop until you drop...all within a few blocks and all while supporting small business owners!
Rifle Paper Co. Goodies
This is the only place in Historic Downtown McKinney where you can get Rifle Paper goods, like colorful planners, notebooks, pens and water tumblers. The gorgeous prints and perfect color combos on Rifle Paper products give us all the feels! And speaking of feels, as soon as you step inside Patina Green Home & Market you’ll feel transported to another place and time. Adorned with beautiful, vintage items and handcrafted art and décor, you will no doubt lay eyes on must-have treasures and the perfect stocking stuffers.
You’d be missing out if you didn’t stop in to Fair & Square Imports this holiday season! They have you covered when it comes to one-of-a-kind gifts. All of their items are handmade in communities around the world. Every purchase at this locally-owned family business means an artisan in another country can move one step further from poverty toward financial freedom. Make sure to check out their collection of incredibly soft cashmere throws. They make the perfect gift for keeping you warm and cozy on a cold winter night.
If you want a gift to make your friends and family laugh then you need to stop into Birds & Words and snag a couple of bars of Ko.Tasha’s goat’s milk soaps. These Texas made soaps are individually named and come with quirky quotes like the Bobby Sue- “never squat with your spurs on” and the Pasty Ann- “don’t hang your wash on someone else’s line!” And while you’re there sign up for a calligraphy class so you can address your Christmas cards in style.
Luxury is the name of the game at Sharla’s. When you walk in, you’ll find yourself surrounded by amazing aromas and the finest of skincare and beauty products. But in our opinion the real show stoppers are Sharla’s candles. What makes these candles truly unique is that they are made in Paris, France exclusively for Sharla. All five fragrances were created by Sharla and come with a French inspired door etched on the front and a window on the back so the light can shine through. They make the perfect gift to bring some holiday warmth.
Really impress them and give a gift made from your own two hands this season. Create your own terrarium at Native McKinney! Choose your succulents then choose your vessel and go wild decorating. Native McKinney is new to the square so stop in and show them some love. Most of their products are Texas made and really reflect the beauty of our state.
Black Garlic Salt
You can’t go wrong with anything from Ettiene! I mean how could you from a store that was voted Best Kitchen Accessory Store in Dallas and was one of Forbes top 15 Main Street Stores across the US. The flavors you’ll find on the shelves here are amazing and will turn anyone into a five star chef. Give the gift of their top selling Black Garlic Salt from Jacobsen Salt Co. As they like to say, “it’s so good you’ll find yourself eating right from the jar”!
Cocktail Tasting Experience
This is a gift that's one-of-a-kind! We Ate Well Food tours treats you to 2 hours of cocktails and comfort food with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the best restaurants in McKinney. You can make things easy for that special someone and for yourself by purchasing e-certificates on their website. And, if cocktails aren't their thing, no problem! We Ate Well also offers a 3 hour lunch tour that covers even more ground in Historic Downtown McKinney and includes twice the amount of tastings!